Alright, ruling out the ice caps melting, meteors becoming crashed into us, the ozone layer leaving, and the sun exploding... we're definitely going to
blow ourselves up
figure out a way to transform ourselves into strings
and plunge through a black whole into the next universe
posted by MzB
on May 3, 2004 -
World Conflicts, 1899-2001
The Nobel e-Museum Group has put together a nifty little Shockwave app that shows more than 200 "wars". An excellent use of technology to distill massive amounts of information into an easily digestible (and illuminating) starting point (obligatory explanation of exceptions and methodolgy can be found here)
posted by Irontom
on May 3, 2004 -
This is the best webdesign/use of flash I've seen yet...
I just started poking around in here. (Via igiveashit.com)
posted by black8
on Apr 30, 2004 -
Drawn in the style of a pre-school children's cartoon.
But from the sick & twisted minds of the guys from Southpark.
Princess, A lap dog who observes the very adult world around her. The sexual content was so extreme shockwave.com halted development of the "webisodes" only after seeing the first 2 of 39 episodes that were contracted.
Now you can watch
these shorts & judge for yourself. Thanks to the folks at Trio.
(username/password required... mefi/mefi)
posted by Dreamghost
on Mar 18, 2004 -
Pixar Dumps Disney: "It is impossible to know how bad this is for Disney."
On the other hand: Disney can begin creating sequels to all of Pixar's films, something it could not do under its current arrangement and is almost certain to exploit.
On the third hand: One film executive suggested that Mr. Jobs could now be considered a candidate to run Disney if indeed Mr. Eisner ever left.
posted by alms
on Jan 29, 2004 -
An animated film based on a woodcut by M.C. Escher. Slow to load, beautiful to watch (and listen to).
posted by jonah
on Jan 28, 2004 -
Our delicate ecosystem -
apparently comprises snakes, badgers, mushrooms and ..er.. badgers. If, like me, you are in an excitable mood, then you will be murmuring 'badger badger badger' for the next 5 hours in a Beavis 'Tee-pee for my bunghole style'. Happy early Friday flash!
posted by boneybaloney
on Dec 17, 2003 -
You have been disciplined all your life :::: Nothing Changed - Nothing Will
Words of encouragement from Piotr Szyhalski's Electric Poster Series (Animated gif images)
. Artist's web site here
posted by taz
on Dec 4, 2003 -
posted by crunchland
on Oct 25, 2003 -
Slightly ominous, slightly beautiful
collection of ePostcards (and photographs) of Streatham Cemetery, rendered in the subtlest use of Flash I've ever seen (gentle animations on small portions of each image. Be sure to view the cemetery in all four seasons, multiple pix of each.
posted by jonson
on Sep 13, 2003 -
With its recent batch of new layoffs, Disney's animation department has just about completely abandonded production on any and all traditional 2D animated features in favour of flashier money-making
3D computer-animated fare. Is an artform dying?
posted by Robot Johnny
on Aug 20, 2003 -
Dr. Seuss, politcal cartoonist.
Before the Cat strode in wearing a Hat, and before Horton heard a Who, Dr. Seuss drew for a liberal New York newspaper called PM. Through most of 1941 he drew images
that criticized isolationists who thought we could sit out the war. He already had developed his idiosyncratic style, and the University of California at San Diego has all 400 of his PM cartoons on its site. Here's what he drew Dec. 5, 1941
, and this is his cartoon of Dec. 8
. Later in the war, he wrote scripts for 28 "Private Snafu
" animated cartoons, which taught servicemen what not to do. Some were directed by Chuck Jones.
posted by Holden
on Jul 31, 2003 -
They sold everything from Earthquake Pills
(caution: not effective on Road Runners) to Trick Balls
(warning: explode on contact!). They may be the world's most diverse goods & services company, with the possible exception of Wal Mart. I speak, of course, of the fine folks at ACME, whose full catalog is finally available online
Go, now, read! Don't make me use my Ultimatum Dispatcher
posted by jonson
on Jun 28, 2003 -
Long ago in ancient greece lived the Bush who began it all: HERCUBUSH! Half God, half mortal, half Texan, HERCUBUSH roamed the seven seas with one mission: To Destroy EVIL!
"They're like Hitler, only more so!
We'll rub their oil on our torso!"
posted by Dome-O-Rama
on Jun 4, 2003 -