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World Cup for People Who Would Rather Watch Cute Goats

Not enough kicking of balls around to watch? Here is some more kicking of balls around. Moose playing with ball. Other moose playing with ball. Horse playing with ball. More horses playing with balls. Crow and Dog play with ball. Elephant plays with ball. Squirrel plays with ball. Deer plays with ball. Goat plays with ball. Rhinoceros plays with ball. Tiny parrot plays with ball.
posted by Erasmouse on Jun 13, 2014 - 18 comments

Your balls are more beautiful than you think.

In an unlikely advertisement for Dove, a forensic artist draws men's testicles as they see themselves and then again as others see them. [sfw]
posted by quin on Apr 27, 2014 - 111 comments

Check yourself before you wreck yourself

The time I saw my balls on a giant television
posted by mippy on Jul 30, 2013 - 43 comments

Meet Mr Balls

Mr Balls is a happy mascot, and he's spreading the word in Brazil regarding testicular cancer. Outside of Brazil, there are songs, and another by Tom Green. Will Mr Balls be a greater spokesman than even Lance Armstrong? Long Live Senhor Testiculo!!!!!
posted by Eekacat on Jun 21, 2013 - 43 comments

Fun With Balls

Donegal+Unbridled Enthusiasm+Lots and Lots of Balls=Fun With Balls
posted by Diablevert on Jun 2, 2013 - 50 comments

Just a bunch of athletes competing for the sweetest kittens

Sports Balls Replaced With Cats.
posted by koeselitz on Apr 12, 2013 - 24 comments

Felix Baumgartner

The Man Who Pierced the Sky. "When Felix Baumgartner [autoplays sound] set out to make a living by stunt jumping—from cliffs, buildings, and bridges—the young Austrian had no idea where it would take him: to a pressurized capsule nearly 24 miles above New Mexico, last October 14, preparing to free-fall farther than any man in history, and at supersonic speed. Detailing Baumgartner’s quest, William Langewiesche explores what drove him to ever greater heights."
posted by homunculus on Apr 9, 2013 - 17 comments

Yann Frisch can't get a break

Sleight of hand from French magician Yann Frisch (SLYT)
posted by OmieWise on Dec 11, 2012 - 35 comments

Cups and Balls, hand cranked.

Cups and Balls, via crank (slyt)
posted by Marky on Aug 3, 2012 - 47 comments

Every possible joke about balls has been made before, but be my guest

There are lots of different approaches to making a juggling video. A purist might explore the limits of 3 ball juggling, or try interesting movements with 3 clubs. Others might like to bounce their balls, although it can get a little noisy. Personally, I have a weakness for club passing, whether it's compilations of jugglers' favourite patterns, or jaw-droppingly impressive technical competitions. Fatboy slim's competition to make a juggling-themed music video to one of his songs yeilded some good stuff, and for people into juggling as a hobby, there are some great in-jokes to be found. [more inside]
posted by metaBugs on Jul 17, 2012 - 9 comments

Animated Absurd Animal Anatomy

The Frog's Bollocks (and Other Assorted Bollocks) NSFW. Not Shown To Scale. Not Narrated by Richard Attenborough. NOT related to this story (I hope). Blame Drawn.
posted by oneswellfoop on Jun 23, 2012 - 17 comments

Tax Me, for F@%&’s Sake!

Stephen King on taxing the ultra-rich... including himself. An engaging -and colorful- discussion on taxes for the ultra rich.
posted by dfm500 on Apr 30, 2012 - 219 comments

Reservoir ball pit

For millennia, man has yearned to block the sun (with black plastic balls). If an un-covered public water reservoir contains bromide, sunlight will combine the bromide with the chlorine used for reducing bacteria -- thus poisoning the water with carcinogenic bromate. Blocking the sunlight is the answer, but building a permanent cover for a huge reservoir is very costly. The solution for LA-area reservoirs, a few years ago: cover the entire water surface with millions of floating "bird balls", in effect turning the reservoir into a 10+ acre ball pit. [more inside]
posted by LobsterMitten on Oct 30, 2011 - 46 comments

This time with little elephant-looking things.

At long last, Factory Balls 4 is complete. Go forth and create, my friends. (One, two, three, xmas.)
posted by phunniemee on Oct 3, 2011 - 11 comments

Football in Africa

Jessica Hilltout has been traveling around Africa taking pictures of matches as they are played in the continent's small villages, its players, goals, boots and balls. It is especially striking to compare that last collection to all the official World Cup balls. You can see slightly larger versions of some of Hilltout's pictures here and here.
posted by Kattullus on Jul 10, 2010 - 11 comments

Balls-out Cuisine

A newspaper story about cooking testicles, featuring Chris Onstad, writer of Achewood. Also featuring an excerpt from his new Achewood cookbook, in which everyone's favorite Appalachian serial killer teaches us how to easily cook fried chicken. (Perfect fried chicken, previously on metafilter)
posted by Greg Nog on May 30, 2010 - 42 comments

Ballad of a South African Football Fan

16 years after the end of apartheid in South Africa and one month before the first ever World Cup to be held in Africa begins, Raymond Whitaker writes about his memories of football (not rugby) in South Africa in the 60s and 70s. [more inside]
posted by WalterMitty on May 10, 2010 - 3 comments

AHHH THAT LOOKS PAINFUL

HEALTH - "We Are Water". Directed by Eric Wareheim. NSFW. [more inside]
posted by threetoed on Apr 10, 2010 - 51 comments

there are many types of balls

Blosics 2 is a physics game. Throw blocks off the stage by shooting balls at them. There are many types of blocks, there are many types of balls. 30 levels to finish. (flash, music/sound effects optional) [more inside]
posted by crunchland on Mar 9, 2010 - 26 comments

Friday Flash-ish Spaß!

Friday Flash JavaScript Fun! Balldroppings (ha.) is a gravity-based game where balls drop at regular intervals from a particular point in the screen and you draw lines to make them bounce. The excellent part: every time the balls bounce off a line, they sing. [more inside]
posted by LMGM on Mar 20, 2009 - 19 comments

Play with your balls!

Friday fun: The revamped Globulos! [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Jan 9, 2009 - 3 comments

Who dropped the ball?

When did this ball go so wrong? As thousands of people get out their best clothes, spring for pricey tickets and head to DC for a fairy tale night of dancing at one of the 10 official Inaugural Balls, the Washington Post takes an amusing look at the decline of the once-glamorous event, which has now become a hideous, tacky ordeal complete with coat check riots, box wine (at the cash bar!) and phoned-in cameos by the exhausted First Couple. If you must go, here's some sage fashion advice. If you ignore wise counsel not to buy a fancy dress, make sure to register it to avoid the dreaded dress dupe.
posted by CunningLinguist on Jan 4, 2009 - 33 comments

Cooking with Balls

Chef Ljubomir Erovic has written a cookbook drawing attention to the World Testicle Cooking Championship.
posted by gman on Oct 2, 2008 - 32 comments

It doesn't matter if you're black or white

Friday Flash Fun: Switch is a game where you are collecting black and white balls. The catch? If you are collecting the black balls, you can't touch the white balls and vice versa. You can, however, switch colors by clicking. In later levels there is an alien that enjoys trading. Enjoy!
posted by schyler523 on Aug 8, 2008 - 11 comments

Well, That Took Balls...

Nicolás Guagnini has produced an art book entitled 77 Testicular Imprints. You can see an example here. Not everyone is impressed (scroll to #4). [more inside]
posted by rooftop secrets on Jun 18, 2008 - 49 comments

It was this, or a million rubber duckies.

The world's largest ball pit? 400,000 black plastic balls, one reservoir, thousands of happy goths. Other unusual things being filled with balls: the Spanish Steps, Rome, a co-worker's cube, San Francisco. (videos)
posted by Leon-arto on Jun 10, 2008 - 44 comments

magical balls

This fun Japanese contact juggler's clip is proving popular lately, but he is not the first Japanese practitioner of the art to surface online. Here are several more highly entertaining Japanese contact juggler clips worth watching: one, two (starts about 1:06), three, four, five. (all via the highly entertaining Ministry of Manipulation's blog). [more inside]
posted by madamjujujive on Jun 5, 2008 - 27 comments

"an expression of truckliness"

Senate lawmakers in Florida move to ban fake testicles on vehicles. NSFW(?)
posted by mrducts on Apr 24, 2008 - 88 comments

Robot High School

Bloody balls! Make sure to stick around for the surprise ending. [more inside]
posted by nangsta on Jan 30, 2008 - 14 comments

Lots and lots of balls!

Balls! [more inside]
posted by loquacious on Jan 16, 2008 - 42 comments

Ballpits as office furniture

The Last.fm guys really wanted a ballpit, inspired by the xkcd blog. Pictures.
posted by nthdegx on Jan 16, 2008 - 33 comments

Old balls

Solved: the case of the disappearing royal member. King Tut's penis was there all along.
posted by ibmcginty on May 3, 2006 - 36 comments

Purity Balls--Perhaps More Attention to Balls is Required

"The Father Daughter Purity Ball is a memorable ceremony for daughters to pledge commitments to purity and their fathers to pledge commitments to protect their girls." Do Purity Balls, an offshoot of the virginity pledge movement work? The research says they do postpone first intercourse but have no impact on STD rates (1, 2 - PDFs). Perhaps a discussion of, uh, protection should be added to the "Covenant of Purity and Protection" signed by the dancing dads.
posted by donovan on Apr 20, 2006 - 111 comments

A Passion for Pachinko

A Passion for Pachinko
posted by Rothko on Sep 8, 2005 - 9 comments

Ball Sports & physics

Par 5 site on the science of golf balls. Service on the newly sized tennis ball. Return on the flight of tennis balls: Part 1; Rally with Part 2. Back and forth again with Ball/Court Interaction 1 and 2, and the aerodynamics of tennis ball coverings puts it away for the point. (And apparently, the weight inside a bowling ball isn't spherical and so modeling the movement of bowling balls takes university papers and presentations.[PDF])
posted by OmieWise on Jun 15, 2005 - 7 comments

Not Quite What It Sounds Like

Horseballs! (SFW) (Quicktime)
posted by Swampjazz! on Mar 7, 2005 - 24 comments

Throw paper in the bin

Throw paper in the bin game. - Satisfying.
posted by kenaman on Jan 14, 2005 - 25 comments

Get a Pair...

Get a Pair... Ever tell anyone to "Get a Pair?" Ever wish you (or someone you love) had more conviction, more commitment, more..."cajones?" Well, now you can finally "fix" that situation. Because, now there are Balsies.
posted by Dunvegan on Nov 16, 2004 - 19 comments

in a holographic way

Hundreds of kinds of mixed seeds, soil humus, and dry powdered red brown clay, form the solid components of seed balls.
posted by sudama on Jul 15, 2004 - 6 comments

Playing with balls

He plays the piano with his balls (SFW)
posted by mr.marx on Jul 2, 2004 - 14 comments

So It's Come To This

Testicle Theater - NSFW, if you can't close your browser before the person over your shoulder says "Oh, Scarface! What's that playing Pacino - is it... it looks like..."
posted by GriffX on Sep 10, 2003 - 12 comments

Free at Last!

Wouldn't this chafe or something? I'm presuming the less than technical language is a result of translating difficulties...or is this a joke? Is, um, family jewel confinement a common source of discomfort for men? (NSFW)
posted by Oriole Adams on Aug 22, 2003 - 22 comments

Plastic Balls

Plastic Balls - addiction alert. Flash alert. (via random abstract)
posted by madamjujujive on Jul 31, 2003 - 11 comments

Montana Goes Nuts!

Montana Goes Nuts! The Rock Creek Lodge, outside Clinton, Montana, invites you for a four-day celebration of Pabst, prairie fries, and... well... pud: "Have a Ball at the Testicle Festival!" [via Blowfish.com's newsletter, 1st page = SFW].

Anyone here been to a "hicks-gone-wild" type of event? I've heard of backwoods "show us your tits" type festivals before, and I would tend to generalize them as isolated outbursts of the repressed (and very sexist toward women). This one seems to have a slightly different... um... bent.
posted by scarabic on Jul 9, 2003 - 16 comments

Underwater rugby?

Underwater rugby? "An air-filled ball is not suitable for underwater games, since they are bouyant and always return to the surface. For this reason, Bersuda filled the ball with salt-water. Since the density of the ball was now greater than that of normal water, it no longer floated to the surface, but slowly sank to the bottom. The sink rate could, within certain limits, be controlled by the concentration of the salt solution. The first underwater ball was invented." Apparently, it's big in Switzerland (located east or south of Germany). Anyone else know anything about it?
posted by tippiedog on Oct 5, 2001 - 5 comments

Hmmm...I wish I had some sort of funky, unique accessory for my new car. Y'know, something different....Wait, I've got it! AUTOMOTIVE TESTICLES! (Via FilePile.)
posted by jpoulos on Jun 4, 2001 - 10 comments

mmmm. crunchy.

mmmm. crunchy. i wonder if the woman will be charged with anything? i wonder if she's liable for anything? in a nation where predators sue their prey when they fight back, anything's possible, i suppose...
posted by fuzzygeek on May 22, 2001 - 15 comments

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