Strapping soldiers in combat boots and fatigues clapping their hands and wiggling their hips in a meticulous recreation of Gaga's bizarre dance moves. This isn't the begrudging performance of a bunch of tough guys who lost a bet; these dudes are letting loose and having fun, and it is a lovely sight to see. My favorite moment comes at the 2:48 mark -- you just try not to smile at this man's jolly gyrations. My only complaint (purely in the interest of accurate artistic recreation): Fellas, where are the diamond-encrusted thongs?
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
From the obvious (anything with Anita, Neil or Dick) to classics (like Jack Goff)- it's worth a giggle to stop by!
(From someone on Facebook)
Saturday, April 24, 2010
notmensa - because inside ever stupid person there is a genius trying to find their way out
By joining notmensa you will become an integral part of an interplanetary group of witless individuals who each have an IQ of less than 78.2. With hundreds of thousands of members, ranging from Demi-Gods to Part Time Alcoholics there is sure to be many who share your particular pointless hobbies and pastimes.
I opted to take the IQ test to see if I could qualify for membership.
The notmensa online IQ test for dummies.
After you complete the following I.Q. test we will provide you with a complete and accurate assessment of your intelligence quotient and a complex analysis of your personality and character.
Provided your IQ meets our stringent entry requirements you will be offered free lifetime membership of notmensa and access to all the benefits and privileges that this elitist interplanetary society provides.
According to my test results... well, I think you should head over and take the test yourself!
(From webupon.com )
Thursday, April 22, 2010
I hope you have been enjoying TOTI. If you want to see it continue, you should strongly consider writing for TOTI.
I have 3 final exams in the next week and a half, and am going slightly batty. After my final final (of my entire life, I hope), I have to study harder than it's humanly possible. For 6 weeks straight. I am strongly considering going on a coffee IV, catheter, and TPN so that I never have to get up from my desk. Yes, it's that serious. :)
The other option is, I may have to take another hiatus until June 12th, 2010, the day after I am scheduled to take the most important exam of my life. If I re-start then, expect the first post to be non-sensical and full of spelling atrocities.
Write for TOTI like our hero contributors. You too, can make a difference. Sign up by emailing garbagestored[at]gmail.com.
(From WEB du Blag)
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
"It was recently theorized that all New Yorker cartoons could be captioned
with “Christ, what an asshole” without compromising their comedic value.
I discovered this is true of virtually all comics, old and new:"
(From the buzzfeed )
Sunday, April 18, 2010
I'm trying to assure myself that's it's okay to laugh at cultural mis-understandings, but I think to be honest I feel guilty and racist laughing at this. I will entertain thoughts in the comments section.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
I Ate This is a Flickr group.
It's a new hobby- people who snap a pic of everything they eat.
Flickr has various rules about sharing pics- so you will have to click over to view the pics. It's oddly entertaining. Some are pics of dishes prepared at home; some are dishes from restaurants; some are quick snacks.
Just for kicks, I tried this on my own blog. So I have my own pics of what I ate to share with you instead! It is still strange to me that people enjoy taking a pic of everything they eat... but at the same time, taking those pics is an easy food journal and sharing those pics is a form of accountability and a strange kind of intimate sharing.
(From NY Times article)
Friday, April 16, 2010
I've seen a lot of movies over the years, and to prove I've sat through at least the first ten minutes of them I started making screenshots of the titles. Then my computer crashed and I almost lost them all. To save them for future generations I created this little website."There you go.
PS: The site is very graphics-intensive and requires a fast internet connection.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Behind enemy lines, sometimes people get confused about whose side they're on... and how to fight the enemy. (2 minutes)
ACT I. CONFESSION.
Patrick Wall was a special kind of monk. He was a fixer. The Catholic church sent him to problem parishes where priests had been removed because of scandal. His job was to come in, keep events from going public and smooth things over until a permanent replacement priest was found. But after four different churches in four years, after covering up for pedophiles and adulterers and liars and embezzlers he decided to make a change. Carl Marziali tells his story. (21 minutes)"
If you listen all the way through, I thought the line about how to have a very long conversation with an 8-year-old was delightful.
(From my iPod's auto-downloading podcasts)
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
In case you missed this last week, Haik U Glenn Beck was a website set up to reprimand talk show polemic commentator and human asshat Glenn Beck for instructing viewers to leave churches that preach social justice.
The Twitterstorm protest was orchestrated by New York-based philanthropy group Jewish Funds for Justice. Beck's Twitter account was bombarded with haikus like the ones below. These are the top 3 rated haikus:
And Jesus said to
All his hungry disciples
"Hands off my fish, chumps"
Submitted by drugdevo.
Bend it like Beck - and
Kick the words around until
Justice is "Just-Us"
Submitted by sam slate.s
Give me your fearful
Your easily influenced
Oh- and a chalkboard
Submitted by Laura Silverman.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Jane McGonical: Gaming can make a better world is a TED talk by this lady wants you to save the world by playing games. She takes a while to ground her far-fetched ideas (20 minutes), but in the end makes her point. Gamers, unite.
(From my iPod Subscription)
Monday, April 12, 2010
Sunday, April 11, 2010
To close out fabulous women week, Growing Up Gaga is a New York Entertainment magazine article by Vanessa Grigoriadis that explores the origin of the hottest new pop star.
Love the article, love the pictures, hate the multi-page set-up.
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Friday, April 9, 2010
The commentary on the Ted talk includes a lot of annoyingly mis-informed and un-enlightened internet trolling, but don't let that detract from the experience: skip it altogether. Enjoy!
(From yesterday's TOTI)
Thursday, April 8, 2010
(From random online clicking)
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Skip to the minute mark and enjoy!
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
One metafilter poster called it a music blog for busy people.
Monday, April 5, 2010
The poem will fit through any spell checker just fine without throwing up red flags, but then, that's the beauty of this little piece of genius. Enjoy it, don't forget to proofread, and remember: Jerrold. H. Zar.
I have a spelling checker,
It came with my PC.
It plane lee marks four my revue
Miss steaks aye can knot sea.
Eye ran this poem threw it,
Your sure reel glad two no.
Its vary polished in it's weigh.
My checker tolled me sew.
A checker is a bless sing,
It freeze yew lodes of thyme.
It helps me right awl stiles two reed,
And aides me when eye rime.
(From Eric Shackle's ebook, prompted by postsecret)
Sunday, April 4, 2010
The Two Dollar Tattoo Project is a challenge to tattoo artists where all artists participating will be expected to create unique works of tattoo art executed with only a single needle and whose final product size is expected to fill the space of a "toonie", a Canadian two-dollar coin.
Example: Chibi Chthulu. How can you not love this?
PS: Happy Easter!
Saturday, April 3, 2010
Not In Our Town is a national movement that started with a PBS documentary and has grown since then. It caught my attention when I came across some YouTube videos of high school students demonstrating in favor of love and diversity and acceptance when faced with Fred Phelps and crew coming to protest their school or community center.
Friday, April 2, 2010
Thursday, April 1, 2010
It's bold, and it will survive a hurricane. No joke.
(From random clicking )
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Boyfriend Doesn't Have Ebola. Probably. *UPDATED* is a blog entry on Hyperbole and a Half, which proposes a new medical pain rating pictorial chart.
I totally want to cut this out and place it over the standard-use one. I hope the kids aren't too scared. Sigh.
Monday, March 29, 2010
How about Goat Lungs or Seahorse?
No? Maybe you'll enjoy some delicious tentacles!
Not for you, then maybe just a lovely Smore? Or some Hot chocolate? Mmmm...yummy!!
Sunday, March 28, 2010
I'm not sure why exactly, but the physics of this game seems ever-so-slightly off to me. It wants you to do things like hit tight corners right away.
Seriously, I wasted all afternoon on this already, and I'm only up to level 12. OMG I hope I don't have to drop out of school because of AN ONLINE FLASH GAME. And BTW... how do these people score HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of points on this thing? How?! Clearly I'm not using the angry nodes to their full potential.
Saturday, March 27, 2010
TubeGuitar is a website dedicated to helping people learn to play the guitar. I don't play the guitar. At all. And I would need at least some guitar playing knowledge to really use this website. However, I still find the videos fun to watch and if I had any clue how to play, I know I could use this resource to help me learn some cool songs!
(From me! )
Friday, March 26, 2010
Nine surprisingly useful single serving sites is a list article on Royal Pingdom describing the best single serving sites. I like how wholly visual and useful these sites are. Examples include "What time is it there?" "Stopwatch" and a site very similar to previous TOTI winner "Umbrella Today?." A+.
(From researching single serving sites)
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Also, I think you're supposed to pronounce it BEE like the insect. Buzz buzz.
Also, that's it.
(From random interwebs searches)
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
TMI: But can it make me switch from plastics to my least-favorite cotton-based variety brand? Only time will tell. Enjoy!
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
Fiverr is the financial equivalent to "What would you do for a Klondike bar?" as what will people do for five dollars? The answer ranges from writing quasi-personalized love songs (be they ballads, Irish, hip hop, jingle, etc), giving medical advice, to answering any question on Dubai.
The Wall Street Jounal did a better job of explaining Fiverr than I ever could. But the quick run down is that all posting are fixed at five dollars so the bored/unemployed can make a quick buck while you receive some enjoyment for what's less than a movie ticket.
Fair deal, I say. And I'm incredibly tempted to buy "I will write and sing you a love song on youtube for $5." It's the narcissist in me.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
A playlist appears and you can click on any song to hear it. You can skip, pause, and register free. Enjoy!
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Pictures From A Taxi is a blog that simply posts a daily picture- a cab driver shares a simple image from his journey around New York City. Some are simple, some are fun, some are touching.
Friday, March 19, 2010
The challenge states, in screaming caps, "IF NO ONE HAS YET TAUGHT YOU HOW TO AVOID OR REPAIR CLAUSES LIKE THE FOLLOWING, YOU SHOULD, IN MY OPINION, THINK SERIOUSLY ABOUT SUING SOMEBODY, PERHAPS AS CO-PLAINTIFF WITH WHOEVER’S PAID YOUR TUITION."
Not going to lie, there are some toughies. Here they are:
1. He and I hardly see one another.
2. I’d cringe at the naked vulnerability of his sentences left wandering around without periods and the ambiguity of his uncrossed “t”s.
3. My brother called to find out if I was over the flu yet.
4. I only spent six weeks in Napa.
5. In my own mind, I can understand why its implications may be somewhat threatening.
6. From whence had his new faith come?
7. Please spare me your arguments of why all religions are unfounded and contrived.
8. She didn’t seem to ever stop talking.
9. As the relationship progressed, I found her facial tic more and more aggravating.
10. The Book of Mormon gives an account of Christ’s ministry to the Nephites, which allegedly took place soon after Christ’s resurrection.
Click through for the answers, and more.
(From More Kottke)
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
So okay, it's probably not that useful, but basically it's just fun to play with the equivalent of paper dolls online. Enjoy!
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
The mostly male Swedish band Hold Your Horses dressed in drag to re-create traditional classical art for their music video.
70 Million by Hold Your Horses ! from L'Ogre on Vimeo.
Seeing these men adopting the roles of both men and women in classical paintings really serves to highlight the Guerrilla Girls' points about how women frequently appear in art: naked. Another lesson in why drag can be so powerful. It really makes you see gender norms in a new way.
Plus, seeing semi-naked Swedes is just fun. Anyone remember this? (think of it as a 2-for-1 TOTI)
(From ) Lindsay
Monday, March 15, 2010
A couple of neat projects from Tektonten:
A few of my favorites from Cubeecraft:
There are several papercraft sites out there, but the two mentioned previously are the first two where I discovered this wonderful crafting hobby. Below, I've listed a few other good sites. Some use the Pepakura Designer to create the cutouts, but you can download the Pepakura Viewer here.
- IRP Papercraft
- Pepakura's Gallery
- Paper Shipwright
- The Toymaker
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Saturday, March 13, 2010
I was drawn in to his other works when I visited his website.
The "Fearless" series highlights college athletes who are gay and live out.
Most moving for me was "Revolutions of Memory." Sheng chose several locations and takes a unique turn on the classic panorama. He really focuses on the perspective of the person connected to the place. I was deeply moved by "Where Matthew Lay Dying."
(From random online clicking )
Friday, March 12, 2010
The metafilter post about it claimed it made your shitty drawings look less shitty. This is a controversial statement, but it did bring me joy.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Layer Tennis was started by Coudal Partners. What, or who, is Coudal Partners you ask? Well, in their own words, Coudal Partners is "a design, advertising and interactive studio in Chicago, as an ongoing experiment in web publishing, design and commerce."
If you'd like to see all of the past matches, which I highly recommend (they're amazing!), then
check out the Layer Tennis Archives.
Below are a few samples from the current season's matchups.
Hamid vs. Javanrouh: A Photographic Exhibition Match
Vinh vs. Felton: An Exhibition Match
And my favorite so far, Bruhn vs. Simonson: A Typographic Exhibition Match