Sunday, August 31, 2008

The Green Microgym

The Green Microgym is a gym that runs on its own power. I often think about the wasted workout energy while working out at the gym, and am glad to see someone made it come true. Go Oregon!

"By generating electricity and conserving space and energy, The Green Microgym will be one of the only fitness facilities in the world running on its own power. We're starting a gym in Portland, Oregon that uses a combination of solar and human power and is just as comfortable and effective as any other gym."

It claims to have Sirius Satellite Radio, flatscreen LCD High Definition televisions, and wireless Internet(!). It's owner and designer is Adam Boesel. The website is clunky, but I think they're doing enough net good in the world to be forgiven that.

(From Buzzfeed )

Saturday, August 30, 2008

YouTube in 1985 (collab)

YouTube in 1985 (collab) is a Youtube video... About how YouTube used to work in 1985. Amazing.

PS: I still don't have the Internets at home in my new apartment... This makes daily posting difficult.

(From LS)

Friday, August 29, 2008

Cat House on the Kings

Cat House on the Kings is a Youtube video about the ultimate cat lady:

Her house is my worst nightmare.  I find the assertion that this place does not smell extremely suspect. Now I probably won't be able to fall asleep until Caturday. 

(From Mefi)

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Open Source Food

Open Source Food is rapidly becoming another popular player in the vast open source community. But not with source code for software applications... with food!

The idea behind Open Source Food is that your everyday Joe Schmoe can submit their delicious recipes and scrumptuous pictures and share their knowledge of delectable cuisines. What better place than the interwebs to share peoples loves of food. The best part about it is that most of these meals aren't crazy and require foreign spices and herbs you've likely never heard of - they are ingredients that you probably have in your pantry/fridge right now.

Light English Brunch

Take this lovely dish. Some might say it's a happy face. I say it's a marvel of human engenuity. Bust mostly it looks funny

Simple recipe for a cute brunch meal with British roots. It's not going to win any awards, but it tastes good.
1. Cut the crusts off your bread and use a mug to press a hole in the center. Yes, we're about to make "egg in bread".
2. Put your baked beans on a low heat and stir occasionally.
3. Add a glug of olive oil and a knob of butter to a griddle pan. When hot, gently lay your slice of bread in and let it fry for a minute until golden on the underside. Flip it over, bring the heat down and crack an egg into the hole.
4. Chuck a few mushrooms in the pan and squeeze a bit of lemon on them. Let everything cook through (don't turn the egg-bread, just let it cook from underneath).
5. Garnish with something green - a rosemary sprig or a fried sage leaf would do nicely. Season your egg with a bit of freshly ground salt and pepper.

Yes, you read that right, fellow TOTI reader - "a glug of olive oil and a knob of butter". Crazy british.

Pesto Tortellini

I have a weakness for both pesto and tortellini. And cherry tomatoes. The BEST part here? AVOCADO! :O

1. Chop up the bacon to small pieces and fry up until crisp. Blot off the fat and set aside.
2. Boil tortellini as directed and drain. (I find that spinach & ricotta or mushroom & gruyère filled tortellini work the best.)
3. Dice the onion and sweat in a pan with some olive oil until translucent.
4. Add the bacon, tortellini, pesto and cream (as needed). Stir well until pesto covers the tortellini evenly. If you work fast all the ingredients should still be warm, which helps spread the pesto paste.
5. Add the avocado and some tomatoes and mix carefully so that you don't destroy the avocado.

If you like, just before serving, add some more tomato halves and avocado to the top for presentation points.
Feel free to omit the bacon to make this dish vegetarian.

Maybe I'm just hungry. Maybe the pictures of food won me over. Maybe people giving out recipes for free makes me happy. Regardless, the idea of combining open source goodness with cooking deserves an A+ in my book!

(From Guy du Blag)

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

List of problems solved by MacGyver

List of problems solved by MacGyver is a Wikipedia entry brimming with genius. If you didn't already know. 'Bout time someone put this copious list to the books. Among his many accomplishments, MacGyver:
  • Defuses a highly advanced nuclear warhead using a paper clip to short circuit the timing device.
  • When near a deadly laser grid, MacGyver lights a pack of cigarettes to make the lasers visible. He then smashes a pair of binoculars, removing a prism to deflect a laser beam back to the emitter, destroying it.
  • MacGyver plugs a sulfuric acid leak with chocolate. He states that chocolate contains lactose and sucrose (chemically C12H22O11), which are disaccharides. The acid reacts with the sugars to form elemental carbon and a thick gummy residue. (This has been tested and confirmed by Mythbusters).
Not only is this on Wikipedia, but now it was confirmed by Mythbusters. Q.E.D.: that makes it double true.

(From kottke and gongblog), and Google image search.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

X Girls Y Cups

X Girls Y Cups is the latest XKCD comic charting the number of Google searches for X number of girls AND Y number of cups. It alludes to the nastiest video on the Interwebs evar. Okay, that's probably hyperbolic, but I'm sure it's almost true.

The more you verify this chart, the more outdated it gets. Anyway, the comic made me smile today, so it wins.

(From the Buzz; Thank you guy for coming to TOTI rescue while I was busy battling brutal depression.)

Monday, August 25, 2008

Free Rice

FreeRice is a site that builds up your vocabulary while playing a game and on top of that, donates rice to the hungry and poor masses of the world for each word you play.

"FreeRice has two goals:

1. Provide English vocabulary to everyone for free.
2. Help end world hunger by providing rice to hungry people for free.

This is made possible by the generosity of the sponsors who advertise on this site.

Whether you are CEO of a large corporation or a street child in a poor country, improving your vocabulary can improve your life. It is a great investment in yourself.

Perhaps even greater is the investment your donated rice makes in hungry human beings, enabling them to function and be productive. Somewhere in the world, a person is eating rice that you helped provide."

The premise of the game is basically a vocabulary test. It displays a word and gives you a list of four possible synonyms for that word. For each word you get correctly, 20 grains of rice are donated to a charity. The words start simple but get increasingly difficult difficult the higher your "vocabulary level" is. Each word you get correct increases your vocabulary level slightly (it takes 3 correct words to get a single level) and each one you get wrong decreases your level by 1. The lowest you start out with (that is displayed) is 40, which you get after about 3 correct words. Highest I've managed to get is 47. There are 60 levels in all, but it is rare for people to get above level 50.

Play it - it's incredibly addicting and fun. And you don't have to feel guilty for playing games because you're donating food to people! It's brilliant.

Great idea for a game to get people to spend time doing "charity" and a very nicely done website : A+ interwebs, A+

(From Guy du Blag)

Sunday, August 24, 2008

The Darwin Awards

Today's guest TOTI brought to you by Guy du Blag!

The Darwin Awards is a website that commemorates those who improve our gene pool by removing themselves from it. In other words, it's a website that mocks all the stupid things people have done to themselves. Each year, the website dedicates one award from each category for the dumbest of our species.

Take this story for example:

In 1982 Lawn Chair Larry, beloved survivor of a Darwin-worthy attempt, attached 45 helium weather balloons to his comfortable Sears lawn chair, packed a picnic and a , and cut the tether. But instead of drifting lazily above the Los Angeles landscape, the combined lift of 45 huge helium balloons rocketed Larry into LAX air traffic lanes 16,000 feet above sea level. Astoundingly, he survived the "flight."

A 63-year-old man's extraordinary effort to eradicate moles from his property resulted in a victory for the moles. The man pounded several metal rods into the ground and connected them--not to household current, which would have been bad enough--but to a high-voltage power line, intending to render the subterranean realm uninhabitable.

Incidentally, the maneuver electrified the very ground on which he stood. He was found dead some time later, at his holiday property on the Baltic Sea. Police had to trip the main circuit breaker before venturing onto the property.

Ostrich Axioms
A gentleman in Denver decided that since he couldn't find a human dance partner, he would make do with an ostrich. Yes, an ostrich. Not a duck -- they only know disco. Not a Rhode Island Red -- communists all of 'em. But an ostrich. So he did what any other person with such a yen would do. He went to an ostrich farm, climbed a ten-foot fence, and tried to catch one.

You can probably guess what happened at this point...

(From Guy du Blag)

Saturday, August 23, 2008

You Got Blurred

You Got Blurred is the picture-laden blog-form equivalent of bleeping out unnecessary words in speeches and video clips for comedic effect.  The blog touts itself as "Blurry images for blurry people, made by the editors at" Ace. 

(From Buzzfeed)

Friday, August 22, 2008

Barack's Non-News

Here is Barck's latest statement...
... to the Interwebs that he's no stranger to love.  Barack Roll is the latest iteration of the Rick Roll craze.  

Seriously though, as says, Barack is Rick Rolling us with the drawn-out process of the veepstakes. 

(From Digg)

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Barack Roll

(From )


5ives is a site with humorous top five lists written by Merlin Mann from the ever-vaguely-described Northern California. Simple concept, simple site, great execution (did I mention bonus points for simplicity?). Enjoy a sampling in reverse chronological order:

Five occupations whose uniform I think I’d enjoy wearing
August 19th, 2008
1. barber
2. MUNI driver
3. flight attendant
4. kung-fu master
5. deceased fried chicken entrepreneur

Five things that should be issued to every American on his or her 14th birthday
July 19th, 2008
1. condoms (and instruction on how and when to use/not use them)
2. The Elements of Style by Strunk and White
3. phone number of a super-cool, non-panicky adult (who will get you out of the jams your parents must never learn of)
4. Surfer Rosa by Pixies
5. iPod on which to listen to Surfer Rosa at painfully loud volume

Five more terrible fake reality TV shows
February 4th, 2008
1. Are You Smarter Than an Ottoman?
2. Project Segway
3. Would You Eat This for Money?
4. America’s Next Top Preclear
5. Who Wants to Be a Cultural Footnote?

Five ways Angelina Jolie can quickly acquire more children
January 31st, 2008
1. gestate auxiliary sets of twins in climate-controlled Fendi bags
2. make Brad build a big-ass gingerbread house
3. explore viability of controversial “dorsal carriage” (a/k/a “butt fetus”)
4. surreptitiously cruise Gymboree with mallet and a sack
5. lay excess eggs in what’s left of Sean Young

Five historical blog posts
January 25th, 2008
1. Moses: Top 10 Bulletproof Tips for Not Pissing-off The Lord (2 tablets - reg req.)
2. HOWTO: Some Guy Compares Thee to a Summer Day
3. Crazy Italian Dude Totally Draws on Pope’s Ceiling (DIGG THIS!!!!)
5. BOOBIES - Hot Naked Chick Horses Around Coventry [PICS!]

Five things you did while MySpace was down
October 11th, 2006
1. repeatedly checked progress of floppy emo forelock
2. wrote lengthy longhand list of “friends”; “de-friended” each by means of vigorous horizontal pen strokes
3. idly doodled “Dr. and Mrs. Good Charlotte” in margins of your Consumer Math book
4. cutting — again with the cutting
5. imagined own funeral (and how sad and sorry everyone will be)

Five kitchen tools that sound kind of dirty
July 14th, 2006
1. chocolate fountain
2. melon baller
3. meat baster
4. boning knife
5. corn holders

Five modifiers you might have intended when you just said “literally”
March 28th, 2006
1. completely
2. kind of
3. almost
4. not at all
5. figuratively

Five things you can bring along to help make the party all about you
January 11th, 2006
1. your doggie
2. your 12-string
3. your new Nikon
4. your puppet friend
5. Dianetics

Five rules of thumb
October 31st, 2005
1. The stupider your ringtone, the longer it will take you to answer your phone.
2. The twin miracles of childbirth and pet ownership render you unable to share one photo of anything.
3. If your vanity license plate makes any reference to the make of your vehicle, the people you work with despise you.
4. Ph.D.s who ask to be called “Doctor” should be prepared to refer to every college graduate as “Bachelor.”
5. If you own more than one Enya record you might as well buy all of them and make a little fort.

Five pet peeves about eating out with Ayn Rand
August 16th, 2005
1. claims moral right to tour kitchen, personally choosing objectively best pot pie available
2. even in large parties, always demands own itemized check
3. loudly proclaims that you could have had that last yeast roll if you weren’t so damned weak
4. only tips 3% (except for what she terms “heroic” service)
5. always farting and blaming it on “irrational” woman at next table

Five tips that comprise everything I know about digital photography
August 24th, 2004
1. Shoot at as high a resolution as is reasonable for your camera’s storage capacity
2. Make sure the light is coming from behind you (and the brighter the better)
3. Take two or more shots of each thing you photograph (you won’t believe how differently each turns out)
4. Shoot all closeups of people from above and at a 45° downward angle (enlarges eyes, reduces “meatbeard”)
5. When in doubt, use the slow-sync flash (aka “Rock and Roll Filter”)

Reader Jim from the praise section sums up my experience with the site:
"You completely wasted my day, you asshole.” — Jim

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

10 People with Unbelievable Medical Conditions

10 People with Unbelievable Medical Conditions is an article on (a blog about the oddities of the world) showcasing people's bizarre conditions. I have no idea if these stories are true or not, but they are crazy. They feature things like a man who can't get fat, a kid who can't sleep, a woman who is allergic to water and a woman who is allergic to technology! Gasp!


(From I forget)

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Why Blackface?

Why Blackface? is a video by Mark Jordan Legan of  He comments without saying much on the recent action comedy Tropic Thunder, where Robert Downey Jr. dons blackface.  I liked the review of movies and shows, lest we forget. 

(Inspired by: my friend Dolly.)

Monday, August 18, 2008

You Walk Wrong by Adam Sternbergh

Fun article, a little long:

Adam Sternbergh of the New York Magazine tells it like it is: You Walk Wrong. Except for the people making shoes who can't afford shoes, you walk correctly. And Ethiopia’s Abebe Bikila who ran the Olympic marathon in Rome in 1960 in bare feet—and won. Neat story, neat pictures.

(From Boing Boing, and everyone and their mom a really long time ago.)

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Continental Social Networks Preferences

Oldie but goodie: If you ask a Brazilian if they have MySpace, they will likely stare at you blankly. But if you mention Orkut, they'll immediately know what you're talking about. And this map explains why.  The second best part of this map is that it looks like it was cross-stitched by your grandma. 

From: Le Monde, O'Reilly Radar (not that one). 

Saturday, August 16, 2008

A&E: Intervention

Intervention is an aptly named show on A&E about addicts of all stripes and their interventions.  Perhaps the only more apt name would be Family Attempts To Stop a Trainwreck, While You Watch. You Sick Bastard.  

As Matthew Gilbert of the Boston Globe told "It makes prime-time sport of vulnerable, desperate people and their spiral to the bottom." Oh yeah and, it's also great television.  A typical episode goes as follows: meet Allison, who dashed her med school dreams when she discovered inhalants junior year of college.  She does ten cans of computer dust remover a day.

Part 2: Gives you background on Allison and shows how great she was doing before. You know, playing the flute in fancy black dresses pearls.  Also: enter sugar daddy!
Part 3: Allison's sister absconds with her cans, mom brings pizza.
Part 4: The intervention with the Queen Baby goes poorly. 
Part 5: Allison chooses plush rehab, presumably on A&E's dime. 
It's like A&E ran out of the normal drugs, and started doing all the crazy ones like computer keyboard duster.  Aside from the natural drug-addict-on-a-downward-spiral-to-the-grave appeal, this episode is entrancing because people don't talk about inhalants very much.  The inhalants things is always a footnote during those D.A.R.E. lectures in 6th grade that is more confusing than enlightening.

Addiction Intervention Resources, Inc. prefers this kind of publicity about their business, interventions, as opposed to the fictionalized kind:
"I vividly remember the negative affect [sic.] the widely watched HBO-TV show The Soprano’s had on our business several years ago. During the episode entitled “The Strong, Silent Type,” a drug intervention is held for the heroin-addicted character Christopher. The intervention goes badly and ends with the intervention participants beating each other. Many families who watched that show believed this was the way a typical intervention ended. As a result of that, phone calls into our call centers virtually stopped for weeks." --Robert M. Poznanovich, CEO.
For realz-realz?! People thought this?! Nice.  So perhaps real-life interventions don't typically go down that poorly, but they do end poorly, and that honest portrayal (suspense!) is what I like.  It gets me line, hook and sinker. Does that make me a bad person? 

Friday, August 15, 2008

Courthouse Confessions

Courthouse Confessions is a blog by photojournalist Steven Hirsch chronicling confessions by people leaving the Manhattan Criminal Court (at 100 Centre Street) in New York City.  

He posts a photo of the subject followed by a very stream-of-consciousness confession in imperfect, authentic prose.  Apparently this is partly achieved by Steven's deletion of his questions, and part by plain-old lack of subject thought coherence.   The NY Times opines: 
Mr. Hirsch says that the narratives he is gathering are valuable because people are talking openly about experiences that most people know little about. 'A lot of these people are from the underbelly of New York,' Mr. Hirsch said. 'Most of us don’t know them and don’t know what their lives are like. We almost never hear their stories.'
Enjoy a few selections: 
  • "My name is Roberto Diaz. I went for a job interview and I got the job and then a week later they fired me talking about that I was arrested for Grand Larceny on January 3rd., 2002 and January 17th. 2002 in Manhattan. I've never been arrested in Manhattan. When I came down here I came down to figure out what's going, they're telling me this person has a couple of aliases. Now I have to go to One Police Plaza to get fingerprinted to prove this is not me." --Roberto Diaz.
  • "They saying, they, they, whatever they charging 'em with, all the counts they charging them with and the conspiracies which are manslaughter, murder, putting hits out, drug trafficking, drug distributing, things like that. That's my case also. Conspiracy hold everything together. Conspiracy to murder, conspiracy to drug trafficking articles, 78's, they doing all type of things now... And there was um some weed smokinng in the car and all that so that gives them other grounds so why stop the car whatever. It was all bullshit though. You know." --Juan Miranda
  • "What books? Umm I don't even remember. Actually, weird thing it wasn't me that stole the books, I was there with my wife. She had taken a few Xanax you know Xanax bars, like two milligrams Xanax they look like bars. I was up cruising the sci-fi section on the fourth floor and came down to the third floor and saw my wife laying on the ground passed out with a grocery bag full of books and I woke her up and said "Stephanie what are doing? Come on let's get out of here." and she's like, "No come on I gotta take these books." Before I woke her up I poured all of the books out of the bag and put them back on the shelf even though it was the wrong shelf I just stuffed them there. As she was walking with me and I was trying to get her out of the store she kept grabbing books off the shelf and was throwing in the bag over and over again. And I kept saying, "Stephanie stop this is ridiculous, everyone can see you, this is so stupid." But she was so high on Xanax she kept doing it, oh this ridiculous and you know I couldn't grab the books out of the bag fast enough. And then by the time we got to the escalator two undercover cops or security guards there had grabbed both of us and said, "Come with me." So we both got charged with stealing the books." --Ian Jernigan
  • "I was in at Macys as with my sister she was boosting, stealing and as she was leaving at the store they the alarm went off for me but once they noticed I didn't have any merchandise they were supposed to release me and in the process they found a weapon, a gun. A 25. A little gun. A broken gun at that. And it didn't have no bullets in it or anything. There was nothing I could do with it because it was broken. And they found it in my bag. It was wrapped up in like a beanie hat, it had like um Minnie Mouse on that little hat and by prying and prying in the bag they found it. So they didn't really have proper cause to search me that's why my attorney said they're gonna throw it out and um seal it like off my record. I told them the person that stole it left out the store and when they saw they looked in my pocket book and once they saw that they had nothing in me they were supposed to let me go but they didn't. They kept prying. I'm a good girl. I like to look beautiful and dress and shop and eat. Not go to jail. You got to wear certain colors in jail, beige, orange. Those not my colors. I can't wear pumps in jail." --Sandra Walton.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Olympics: Spain's eye-catching faux pas

I've said before that I don't usually post news articles on TOTI, but I guess I'm going to stop saying that and just accept that sometimes they are the best thing on the Interwebs.

Olympics: Spain's eye-catching faux pas is a news article by Sid Lowe of The Guardian. As follows:
"Spain's Olympic basketball teams have risked upsetting their Chinese hosts by posing for a pre-Games advert making slit-eyed gestures...

No one involved in the advert appears to have considered it inappropriate nor contemplated the manner in which it could be interpreted in China and elsewhere. No offence was intended by the advert, but whether the Chinese see it that way is a different matter and it is likely to provoke more criticism at a delicate time for Spanish sport."
Really Spain? Really? Haha wow.  That's the best part of the article there, NO ONE in the entire editorial process thought this could possibly be construed as offensive.  From both teams of players to the photographers to the editors. Slam dunk, baloncestho. You win today's TOTI.

(From my friend Clayton)

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The Lonely Island

The Lonely Island is a website and comedy group. Which is news to you if you have been living under a rock for the past three years.

See the prelude to the best Digital Shorts of SNL and what will be considered in years later as the reason for the comeback of SNL post Tina Fey.

(Source: Cammie.)

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Apartment Therapy

Apartment Therapy (AT) is an apartment design and decoration website. Its aim is to save the world one apartment at a time. Co-founder Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan says he aims to "connect people to the resources they need to improve their homes, while reducing their reliance on stuff." He's successfully parlayed the site into a book.

Want to know the best places to get vintage furniture in Chicago? They've got you covered. Wish that MTV did a celebrity cribs with Sarah Jessica Parker? Wish no more. Need someone to tell you what the top ten best new Ikea pieces are? Okay.

The best part about AT are the DIY ideas, fueled by community commenters.

They have a few spin-off sites:
  1. Ohdeedoh for desigb related to children.
  2. Thekitchn for kitchen design, recipes, and food-related posts.
  3. Unplggd for tech gadgets and electronics (this post includes the previously featured washing-machine toilet!)
  4. Re-nest for eco-friendly and green/blue living ideas. (I like this post on how to stop junk mail.)

(From my friend Colin)

Monday, August 11, 2008


(Guest written by Daniel)

Peeron is a database listing the parts of each and every LEGO set known to man. Founded by Dan and Jennifer Boger in 1998, Peeron lets you dig through that giant box of loose LEGO pieces in the attic and find only the parts you need to build that favorite pirate ship of yours. And if you don't have the instructions either, Peeron also supplies scans of the instructions for sets at least three years old. The inventory also works by part: you can see which sets have which parts in which colors--good if you're building something and you need something exact.

If you're a LEGO nut, it's fun to aimlessly browse through and see all of the technical names given to the pieces. When I was a kid, Brick 1 x 1 was known as a "onesie", but now I'm sure there are plenty of adults that call it by its number, 3005. Here's one of my favorite sets--I told my grandfather that I wanted it for Christmas real bad, and, well, like any good spoiled child, I got what I wanted for Christmas.

Kids aside, AFOLs (Adult Fans of LEGO) actually form a pretty strong part of the LEGO-buying crowd, and they meet where else but the interwebs. They are the ones who maintain Peeron and add new inventories, as well as pay those enormous eBay prices. If you've got a large enough collection, it's worth it to add a Peeron account and add all of the sets you own to your own set database, effectively telling you every piece that is in your collection. So, I have 618 1 x 4 Bricks, and 209 of them in black. Peeron will even use your inventory to attempt to build sets you don't own, telling which parts you have, which you don't, and which are in the wrong color. Pretty useful, if you're a crazy person.

(From Daniel Spaniel)

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg is a site devoted to free ebooks for people who are too lazy to go to the library to get free books. Sadly, the second most downloaded ebook is Manual of Surgery Volume First: General Surgery. And yet volume 2 is nowhere near the top of the list. Geez, way to be lazy, surgeons.

(From you guessed it, Cambo.)

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Planet Unicorn Heyyy

[Guest written by Guy:]

Planet Unicorn is created by an 8 year old gay boy named Shannon.

It's a hilarious video mini-series starring Shannon and three unicorns named Tom Cruise, Feathers and Cadillac. The three unicorns were wished into existence by Shannon (after first wishing for a fur coat and a flying car). Their adventures lead them across the Planet Unicorn (Heyyy) and Shannon pops in to give them advice occasionally.

It's kind of like a fantastical, magical drag show. Only with little boys and horses. Oh wait....

"As the unicorns begin to understand their existence, they must protect the Unicorn Falls from turning brown."

Overall, funny storyline, good acting from the unicorns and a memorable theme song (Planet Unicorn Heeyyyy). Minus points for a website that looks like it was actually made by an 8 year old gay boy named Shannon : A

(From Guy Du Blag, Carol's amazing friend)

Friday, August 8, 2008

1939 Marital Rating Scale

1939 Marital Rating Scale is a quiz on how to judge your spouse. If you lived in late 1930s America, and were a prude.

I love unintentional humor.

(From Metafilter, Boing Boing, the APA.)

Thursday, August 7, 2008


Break is a site devoted to videos, games, and other time wasters.

They advertise to a "distinctly young, male online audience." So you know it´s quality, mature content.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Greg's Office Tormentors

Greg's Office Tormentors is a youtube video from the Man In The Box Show. It takes place in an office, but it is not like The Office at all. Greg's co-workers talk about the craziest place they've ever had sex.

Rug guy steals the show. Bonus points for this video's random favorite font preference.

PS: (Eh... Not really safe for work, but appears safe for work when the title is off screen and you have earphones.)

(From my friend JenK)

Tuesday, August 5, 2008 is an art project created by performance artist Damali Ayo in 2003.  It's a cleverly done piece on race relations in the U.S.  The site is designed as a rental service for all your "black people needs", from not wanting to look racist, to shaking up the country club.   The final twist, however, is revealed when the user actually tries to fill out a proper invoice for renting a black person.  Ayo turned the site into a book, "How to Rent A Negro" in 2005, but the site itself is still the best approach to the subject, in the same vein as similar sites like Black People Love Us, Big Bad Chinese Mama.  Overall, it's a B+, high marks for originality, small points for being a bit heavy-handed.

(Quoted from my friend TJ, who rocks!)

Monday, August 4, 2008


Geekologie is taglined as "Gadgets, Gizmos, and Awesome," a website that will let you indulge in your 1980s nostalgia and current nerdiness while sprouting hindsight comments on items that are FAIL.

(Directly quoted from Cammie)

Sunday, August 3, 2008


Since I won´t have regular Internet access until August 12th, the next 10 days will be abbreviated entries or guest written blogs. Writing *every day* is indeed super hard. Enjoy!

Musicoverey is a music website. In fact, it is
"The new Pandora, only better because it's dependent on your mood. Select your genres and specify your timeline of music and see how close the chosen songs are to your current mood. If anything, it's just fun to fiddle with to see what song will come up."
Or so says my friend Cammie.

(From my friend Cambo)

Saturday, August 2, 2008

If Modern Advertisers Created the Stop Sign?

What If Modern Advertisers Created the Stop Sign? is a video parodying the corporate design process. It's awesome.

(From my friend Justin, and AdFreak)

Friday, August 1, 2008


Video Jug is a website that features explanatory videos, that include everything from how to cook to how to dress.  To how to "Pop it on a bike", whatever that means.  I was never very good at slang, are you digging? 

PS: How obvious is it that I'm totally on vacation? 

(From my friend Ed. Sorry, Ed.)