Click on the raindrops in any sequence to establish a tune. There's a metronome button (green) to help you with that. The tune you create will play on a loop.  
 
Very soothing and low-key link to round out the working week.
Crappy Taxidermy
Posted by lorddimwit in the "other" pile 8 years ago
TSIA.  
 
Nice and uncluttered blog of mysterious, abortive, and oftentimes horrifying attempts at stuffing dead critters. I see their faces when I close my eyes.  
 
Thank-you to metafilter.
From Stephanie ******* to Me  
Hi Mike! I am interested in your job! I love animals and used to ride horses so a farm would be great! what kind of work would I be doing, and where is your farm located? it needs to be close to ******** so my parents can drop me off and pick meup  
 
From Mike Anderson to Stephanie *********  
Stephanie,  
 
It is very close to **********. I'm glad to hear you are familiar with horses, because you will be primarily working with horses.  
 
My farm gets all the old horses that other farms don't need anymore, and they are starting to take up a lot of room in my stable, which I want to turn into a garage for my new truck. Therefore, the horses need to go. As my assistant, you will be in charge of killing the horses and dumping them in the lake behind my farm.  
 
OK, let's skip right to the premise. Guy finds "looking for work" advertisements, guy responds asking the applicants to do horrible things, hilarious results.  
 
Oh god, the laughing... it hurts.
Going through and subsequently mocking the indicated twitter posts. Guaranteed to make you feel better about your life, if only because of the knowledge that there's always someone out there worse than you.  
 
CC: schadenfreude.  
 
NSFW, language and hideous headshots.
TSIA. Surprisingly high-quality action shots of birds stealing ice cream from passersby on a boardwalk.  
 
I don't know why, but I find this indescribably hilarious. Props to MetaFilter.
TSIA.  
 
This list is published each year by the Buffalo Beast, the best non wing-related thing about the city. Always makes me a little bit angry and a little more amused. Almost nobody escapes ridicule.  
 
Language (and perhaps image) warning.
We extracted the colours from 10 million of the most “interesting” Creative Commons images on Flickr. Using our visual similarity technology you can navigate the collection by colour.  
 
This is really neat. Click on the color palette to the right to bring up pictures that incorporate the given color. You can even search for combinations of colors.  
 
Besides the (predictable) deluge of custom South Park characters, it looks pretty cool.
'Repo Man' Sequel
Posted by lorddimwit in entertainment 9 years ago
Yeah, you read that right. Is anyone as baffled by this as me?  
 
Cox has previously said that the follow-up will “unfold against the background of the credit crunch and the subprime mortgage crisis in the US, where repossessions of homes, cars and other forms of property is at a new high. ‘The repo business has expanded to everything from boats, houses, aeroplanes, small nations…children.'"  
 
Produced by David Lynch, of all people.
Auditorium
Posted by lorddimwit in fun & games 9 years ago
Auditorium is about the process of discovery and play. There are no right or wrong answers; there are many ways to solve every puzzle. To get started, fill up the first audio level. We hope you enjoy the demo of Auditorium.  
 
OK, so it's a game where you route streaming particles through certain fixed points to play music and... umm... I'm not sure.  
 
It's a demo right now and has three acts. They're working on more.
"The Republican National Committee has spent more than $150,000 to clothe and accessorize vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and her family since her surprise pick by John McCain in late August."  
 
"Clothe and accessorize?" Palin Alaskan Adventures Dream Unicorn and Palin Malibu Sky Corvette are sold separately, I suppose.  
 
...also, how do you spend more than $75,000 on one trip to Neiman Marcus?
This just might be the best news we Arrested fans have heard in a very long time.  
 
Jason Bateman has just confirmed to me that the creative minds behind Arrested Development (Mitch Hurwitz and Ron Howard) have put the wheels in motion toward a major motion picture of the Fox TV comedy so many of us adore. I'm told by insiders that Jason and other Bluth family members have received calls from producers (Hurwitz and Howard) asking if they would be willing to shoot a movie.
 
 
You thought it was dead, but it's back--just like The Blob. This might be the most compelling evidence I've seen so far for ending the writers' strike.
(sound of crickets)
Posted by lorddimwit in blogs & zines 10 years ago
Page with a link to a blog and another link to some purty photos (Grand Canyon, East Asia, and Belize (underwater).  
 
/inside jokes
Disease Mongering Engine
Posted by lorddimwit in health 11 years ago
Why let the drug companies have all the fun?  
 
YOU can invent diseases, too!
 
 
Inspired by a Manic-Hypochondriac Chatter Session (MHCS), this site will generate a phony disease for you and describe its symptoms.
The Evolution of Writing
Posted by lorddimwit in literature 11 years ago
An illustrated history of how our modern letters came about, going all the way back to the ancient Greeks. Data, narrative, lots of visual examples.  
 
In hopes that it will be of interest to someone besides darkstar.
The TeeVeePedia
Posted by lorddimwit in entertainment 11 years ago
teevee.org has put together a sort of wiki-type thing dealing with television. If I had to describe it in one phrase, it would probably be "of dubious accuracy." Most of it is just lies, but they're amusing enough lies.  
 
A good place to start might be clicking around on their Fall 2006 Grid Page.  
 
Methamphetamines may enhance the effect of their page on the 2006 World Series.