This is absolutely one of my favorite web sites.
August 12, 2000 3:15 AM   Subscribe

This is absolutely one of my favorite web sites. I've had this URL bookmarked on my computer for well over a year (maybe two?). It's simply one of those weirdass web things that defies explanation. It simply cannot be appreciated without seeing it. The page is truly demented. What are you waiting for? Geez!
posted by ookamaka (15 comments total)
 
You overhyped this link. I can think of things to do with matches and a jar of flies that are much more demented than this.
posted by plaino at 4:49 AM on August 12, 2000


I loved it. The tone, the idea...its right up there with the works of Crispen Hellion Glaver.
Brilliant!
posted by black8 at 5:02 AM on August 12, 2000


This is cruel man!
posted by joedrescher at 6:37 AM on August 12, 2000


I agree with black8.... i think the point of this was the writing and how it was written.
posted by Satapher at 12:59 PM on August 12, 2000


Where's a quicktime of this thing flying? That would be cruel, not to mention I'm pretty skeptical that it would get off the ground in the first place.
posted by skallas at 2:22 PM on August 12, 2000


Man that's uh... that's disturbing.
posted by ZachsMind at 6:03 PM on August 12, 2000


Well, Be Cruel? there's always the Wood Chipper!
posted by Almac at 7:05 PM on August 12, 2000


Nice work on the graphics here. 90K each for line drawings. Woohoo. Oh boy. Zzzzzzz....
posted by y6y6y6 at 8:46 PM on August 12, 2000


Here's what my grandfather said after reading this website : "guess maybe you remember me telling you about a fellow at LTV who used to do this as a hobby. He got to go to Japan all expenses for a gigantic huge fly powered airplane fly off. He was doing this about the time you were born, he was eve on local tv. wow"

posted by Satapher at 12:03 AM on August 13, 2000


It took all day, but I finally got it to work, and man are those flys pissed! I have to smash it now, too dangerous to have it flying around near my instant matter transporter. Just alittle it flew into the machine while I was transporting to the basement, and now I don't feel so good.
posted by thirteen at 12:53 AM on August 13, 2000


Freaky stuff. Reminds of primary school, where you did horrific things to insects with your friends, and then regretted it afterwards. Is this a one off page, or is there more?
posted by c huber at 3:37 PM on August 13, 2000


I used to do this with two by fours and passenger pigeons.
posted by sixfoot6 at 3:57 PM on August 13, 2000


It's a one-off, I suspect. The domain belongs to Bobby Rodriguez, who runs Matchmaker. I have a sneaking suspicion that page is there as bait; if you apply Ashworth's Law, you'll drill up to a redirect to the splash advertising page.
posted by baylink at 8:17 AM on August 14, 2000


Flypower.com is a whole site dedicated to the hobby of building and flying insect-powered aircraft.
posted by Tubes at 10:13 AM on August 14, 2000


Disgusting. It's just sick.
posted by kchristidis at 3:29 PM on August 14, 2000


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