April 4, 2008

Rickroll Shotgun

If this year's April Fools taught us anything online, it's that Rickrolling is the new way to say "gotcha!" So I had to include one rickroll in the list. but it is clearly marked. my Twitter followers have likely already seen it.

  • PhotoshopDisasters (blog,advertising,funny,photography)
    • A blog devoted to bad photo manipulation. Some people shouldn't wield a virtual airbrush. Hat tip to Verbatim.
  • YouTube - Hilarious Muppets Bloopers! (funny,humor,prank,video,rickroll)
    • Except, it's not really bloopers. Fooled me, but then I couldn't complain. 'Cause I loves me some Muppets, even if they do Rickroll you once in a while.
  • Can you name Elements of the Periodic Table? - sporcle (fun,games,quiz,science,chemistry)
    • I'm sure you can name some. I was embarrassed that I only got 52 after 10 minutes and couldn't spell a number of the ones I thought I could remember. There are 118 on the table, so I didn't even get half.
  • Cthulhu's Family Restaurant (blogs,friends)
    • Bull's online journal. Straight outta Miskatonic.
  • Drawspace.com - Drawing lessons (art,drawing,comics,learning,lessons,howto)
    • I recommend "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" for folks who want to draw, but the lessons on this site are not bad if you're looking for some practice and want to just pick up a pencil and dive in.
  • Apple Shooter Archery (flash,funny,game)
    • Don't shoot your friend! Unless you're in that sort of mood.
  • Intelligence Poster (poster,humor,motivation)
    • A warning of sorts.
  • senses.swf (application/x-shockwave-flash Object) (senses,science,health,body,test,quiz,flash)
    • Take this BBC challenge and see how your senses and knowledge stack up.
  • How to Make Butterscotch (candy,cooking,howto)
    • Mmmm. Real butterscotch? Sounds amazing. Do you just add rum to make it butter rum?
Posted by James at April 4, 2008 9:07 AM
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The Apple Shooter Archery game is easier than it looks. The key is to eliminate one of the two variables every time.

Posted by: Mike at April 4, 2008 10:00 AM

For added difficulty, or if you just want to show off, try hitting the apple without hitting the wall behind your friend. It took me a few attempts but I finally did it.

Posted by: Mike at April 4, 2008 10:04 AM

I'm sad to say I got only 28 of the elements. I'm sure the husband will do better (at least I hope so, being that he is a chemist and all).

Posted by: Patti M. at April 4, 2008 11:04 AM

Apparently, the original Muppet video was for "Feelings." I hate that song, so this is a real improvement. :)

Posted by: Julie at April 4, 2008 11:10 AM

I'll second that.

Posted by: James at April 4, 2008 11:42 AM

You have more patience than I do Mike. I opted for finding out how many different ways I could maim my friend.

I got 48 on the periodic table. Some of them I don't even remember. A few I slapped my head and went D'Oh on.

13/20 on the senses quiz.

Posted by: briwei at April 4, 2008 11:58 AM

I got 103 of the periodic elements out of 118. I got all of the first 103 except for number 62 because I kept mispelling it when I was trying to enter it, and then I picked up #106 in the last few seconds.

Posted by: Chuck S. at April 4, 2008 12:01 PM


The original was hilarious! Remember, Beaker can't talk. All he does is go "mee mee mee MEE!" Now try to pictures "Feelings" sung that way.

Posted by: briwei at April 4, 2008 12:03 PM

Chuck can not only name the elements, he can sing them.

Posted by: James at April 4, 2008 12:07 PM

Yes, I spent much of my quiz time singing to myself. Which is why I got tripped up on #62. I knew how to sing it, but not how to spell it. Thanks James, it was a way to put a particularly useless bit of knowledge to use.

Now if someone would make a quiz where I have to recite vast swaths of movie dialog from memory...

Posted by: Chuck S. at April 4, 2008 12:16 PM

Brian, the original is also on YouTube. I'd rather hear Rick Astley sing a song I like than hear Beaker meep a song I don't like.

I got only 12 out of 20 on the senses test... I'm insensitive.

Posted by: Julie at April 4, 2008 12:48 PM

I got 57. It would have been 58 if only I had known how to spell it. I got all my favorites, plus a smattering of others, and a few in the actinide series that were little better than guesses.

Of the ones I missed, there was only one that I was upset about. That one went down like an unpleasant chalky liquid.

Posted by: Julie at April 4, 2008 1:09 PM

Spelling some of the elements killed me.

Posted by: Patti M. at April 4, 2008 1:12 PM

BTW, that song - the one I heard on Dr. Demento so many years ago - helped me remember two of them.

I didn't like the song enough to memorize it, but these two words stuck in my head for some reason. One of them was the one I was unable to spell. :)

Posted by: Julie at April 4, 2008 1:33 PM

I really laid an egg on the European map one - 32/46. My knowledge of world geography is stuck in the Reagan years.

Posted by: Julie at April 4, 2008 1:49 PM

52 on the periodic table, but I missed some that I should have got.

Had too much fun shooting my friend in various places and watching him scream and crawl to worry about the apple.

Posted by: Bull at April 4, 2008 11:48 PM

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