February 17, 2006

Squirreled Away Shotgun

  • Myspace The Movie (humor, parody, funny, NetCulture, video)
    • It’s quite long, but it has a couple of funny moments. A series of episodes inspired by myspace. I hope to see more (funnier) myspace-lampooning stuff in the future. I know it’s coming sometime soon.
  • Bad Valentine’s Day cards (cards, funny, humor)
    • The kind of cards you’d rather not get.
  • Star Wars: The Empire Brokeback (humor, funny, video, trailer, parody)
    • It's yet another Brokeback mash-up. This time it’s droids.
  • Baby Squirrels - a photoset on Flickr (cute, photography, photos, animals, squirrels, flickr)
    • Baby squirrels cuteness overload. A guy's photoset of adorable baby squirrel pictures, from when he took care of some abandoned squirrels.
  • Easy on the Adverbs, Exclamation Points and Especially Hooptedoodle (writing, tips)
    • Writing tips to make your words more transparent. Courtesy of the guy who wrote “Get Shorty.”
  • Watching America (news, media, journalism)
    • A view of America through the news media of the world. Translated into English.
  • Holy Terror, Batman! (article, comics, art)
    • Frank Miller is penning a new comic book in which Batman takes on al Qaeda and Osama.
  • SiteAdvisor (internet, safety, privacy, tools, spyware, security)
    • Is that site you're about to surf safe for surfing? Siteadvisor advises you as to whether the surfing is suspicious.
  • YouTube - Addicted to Lost (funny, video, tv, humor)
    • Hilarious mashup of Robert Palmer and Lost. Found on Mike’s linkblog.
  • Brass Knuckle Implants (weird, wtf, bodymod, photos)
    • Apparently, you can get some pretty weird things implanted in you if you know the right doctor in Florida.
  • TBS Department of Humor Analysis (tv, video, humor, advertising)
    • An ad for TBS (flash-enabled website) featuring John Cleese and the fictional Department of Humor Analysis. Check out the video, and try the silly games.
  • How to Take A Caffeine Nap (productivity, lifehacks, health)
    • The “Caffeine Nap” is an idea for boosting your alertness. A cup of coffee followed by an immediate 15 minute nap may make you more awake than other combinations of caffeine and napping. I don’t know how reliable this information is, but I’m game to try.
  • Laptop Repair (computers, tech, diy)
    • The care and repair of laptop computers. Fix common problems!
  • Cardboard Domes - Homepage: Constructing Cardboard Geodesic Domes (diy, crafts, howto)
    • Build weather-proof cardboard./ wood domes. Live like a turtle.
Posted by James at February 17, 2006 8:31 AM
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That implant was not what I had envisioned. What a waste of an otherwise perfectly useful set of silicone fake brass knuckles!

Posted by: Julie at February 17, 2006 11:46 AM

Once again, got to everything but the video stuff. That'll have to keep til later. The dome looks really fun and interesting, but I can't think where I would keep it or what I would use it for. I suppose I'll have to live vicariously through others on that one.

I saw a superhero/terrorist combat comic not too long ago. I think it was done by Marvel and was centered on the World Trade Center. I skimmed it when I was killing some time in Barnes and Noble.

You'll be happy to note that SiteAdvisor gives you a green checkmark. It lists you as having a few users and not being a spammer.

So, what is the deal with the silicone brass knuckles. When I read your description, I was thinking it as someone who had brass plates implanted in their hands or something. You know, kind of weaponizing themselves. But that was just creepy and gross.

Posted by: briwei at February 17, 2006 1:05 PM

Yay! Baby squirrels!

Posted by: Patti M. at February 17, 2006 1:27 PM

Oh my god. That MySpace piece was hilarious! Yeti love!

Posted by: Patti M. at February 17, 2006 2:16 PM

I like the Watching America link. There's an interesting story on Cheney's hunting accident which basically makes him sound like a trigger-happy drunk, as in, he'd had a few (Dr. Pepper = beer), heard his hunting buddy getting a quail behind him, whipped around and shot him. It implies that if ducks aren't thrown in front of his gun, he can only shoot lawyers. That man is sub-human.

Posted by: Maggie at February 17, 2006 2:40 PM

Oh, my goodness, I just went to the brass knuckle link. Ugh! I guess I just don't understand why. But also, the ads that came up around it were all pretty pornographic, just FYI. Like, I wouldn't have wanted to the girls to read some of that stuff over my shoulder, and I didn't see it at first because I was trying to figure out, as J says, WTF????

Posted by: Maggie at February 17, 2006 6:15 PM

It's funny - I didn't even see the ads. I think I mentally block out text ads now, automatically.

Posted by: James at February 17, 2006 9:36 PM

I didn't see the ads either. Between the netnanny at work and my own liberal use of Firefox's "block ads from this site," I seldom see the bad ones any more.

Posted by: Julie at February 18, 2006 3:22 PM

It would be so cool if I could block ads. But if I block ads, then the COIN system at UMD doesn't work and I can't access my roster. Yeah, just more UMASS CITS fun.

Posted by: Maggie at February 19, 2006 5:02 PM

i love COIN! the best feature is that never actually works...absolutely jenius!!

Posted by: ryan at February 19, 2006 7:53 PM

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