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November 11, 2009 6:54 PM   Subscribe

Club Internet, curated by Harm van den Dorpel
posted by carsonb (10 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
Very dizzy. But happy. Cool post.
posted by bearwife at 7:35 PM on November 11, 2009


Somewhere in between the MS Paint drawing from 1995 and the computer voice that wanted to tell me about Text Edit and the poetry overlaid on a YouTube video I decided I didn't get it.
posted by aheckler at 7:44 PM on November 11, 2009


Twice in a row Firefox has crashed on me while trying to see the page (second time I at least got a little farther in). I guess this is the bouncer's way of telling me I'm not cool enough for Club Internet.
posted by Deflagro at 8:00 PM on November 11, 2009


The Beckett piece was nicely realized.
posted by idiopath at 8:29 PM on November 11, 2009


I found a fair number of Waldos, but I was disappointed at the dearth of Max Headrooms.

Also: is it webcams that tend to make people look doughy and/or sweaty, or are these just doughy and/or sweaty people?
posted by Graygorey at 10:02 PM on November 11, 2009


Having been around anglophones quite a bit recently, made me realise that some common Dutch first names seem a bit strange in English; f.i. Joke and Freek. Now I realise that Harm belongs in that list as well.
posted by jouke at 2:51 AM on November 12, 2009


webcams that tend to make people look doughy and/or sweaty

They do indeed have that effect. Turn off all image enhancement, and set up lighting like you would for a photo shoot. People who look good by default on webcams are freaks.
posted by StickyCarpet at 5:42 AM on November 12, 2009


What is this supposed to be? I get a blank page with something that says TATATAA.CN and then Firefox crashes. Every time I try to visit the link. If it's doing that to Firefox, I'm sure not going to open up some random .cn site in IE. O_o
posted by xedrik at 11:10 AM on November 12, 2009


Works fine for me, Linux iceweasel (which is just rebranded firefox).

It is a bunch of different videos, flash animations, still images, audio recordings, and image galleries that one guy decided were cool, with a link that cycles through them and another, invisible link (I found it because it changed the shape of my mouse cursor) that brings up a panel that gives some background info on each piece like the names of the people that made it and when it was made.
posted by idiopath at 11:54 AM on November 12, 2009


Also TATATAA.CN is the name of one of the pieces, not the host serving any of the material as far as I can tell. That one is actually kind of iffy imo - it is just a looping audio recording of someone using the textedit program on a mac with the audio tool turned on so that it would speak the name of ever menu item as the mouse goes over it.
posted by idiopath at 12:02 PM on November 12, 2009


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