Don't Have Enough Joe?
After the recent info about the prototype G.I. Joe going on sale
(and not getting quite what was wanted) and the recent POTUS Doll
(action figure dammit!) I bebopped around and found a site that proports to be a force of good to get a G.I. Joe movie made. But can it really be for good when it has pages and images like this
posted by Dagobert
on Aug 13, 2003 -
No, seriously, they score by touching the opponent in the Valid Target Area. The touches are monitored electronically via wires coming out of the fencers' backs, similar to the technology used to control Dan Rather.
-from Dave Barry on Fencing
in the humor
section of Fencing Sucks.
posted by Shane
on Jun 30, 2003 -
Dangerous Road Signs.
Okay, so, I'm posting a link to a photoshop contest: I'm lame, that's a long established fact. That said, some of these really did amuse me - take a gander if you're up for a laugh.
posted by jonson
on Jun 14, 2003 -
The Iconography of Saint Sebastian
A terrific collection of images (14th to 21st centuries) in multiple media. For an interesting visual introduction to the development of iconography, see Augusta State University's rather no-nonsense Christian Iconography
, which breaks the subject down into major topics, individual saints, and so forth.
posted by thomas j wise
on May 17, 2003 -
WebCollage: Exterminate All Rational Thought
--Neato (and sometimes beautiful) page refreshed every minute or so. Every image is clickable, too. It finds the images by feeding random words into various search engines, and pulling images (or sections of images) out of the pages returned.
A very cool surfing tool for when you're bored of your usual web haunts (mefi excluded, of course)
posted by amberglow
on Apr 25, 2003 -
-- a collection of posters created by artists and musicians to advertise their shows and events.
posted by lilboo
on Mar 27, 2003 -
is a library of over 400 (excellently named) firecracker labels available
for you to enjoy.
posted by hama7
on Mar 18, 2003 -
After being grounded off the west coast of Fuerteventura in January of 1994, the SS American Star has slowly deteriorated over time creating quite a surreal landmark.
[More info here!
posted by bhell13
on Jan 21, 2003 -
"Twexus does contain 15800 images today". Twexus
is an enigmatic, engaging little database-driven photoart site that rewards you with new site features as your page views increase. I can't seem to tear free from the hypnotic effect of the "symmetry
" page that concerns itself with my opinion on each proffered image. sorry, gotta go... must... return... to... twexus...
posted by taz
on Nov 21, 2002 -
"America As It Was: A Tour Of The USA In Vintage Postcards"
is a vast, amazing collection, quaintly presented by my new heroine: an Atlanta real estate agent and church volunteer called Pat Sabin
who dreams of one day visiting Chicago and whose(some would say surprising) love for all things webby
is an example to us all. Please don't be put off by the homey graphics and folksy language - it really is a rich, rich resource! [My favourite postcard turns out to be from James Lilek's New York collection. Go figure. All I can say is God bless the meetings of unlikely minds!)
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Jun 25, 2002 -
Industrial Strength Colour-Note Organ - Pictures to Sound. Make yourself some sci-fi soundtracks. Worth the download, although I expect you'll be the judge of that....
posted by Spoon
on Apr 16, 2002 -
Holy mackerel! Image analogies
are an NYU-developed technique for "teaching" the computer an image filter. Their software can do things like fill in the blank in the analogy (photo of a swan):(pastel rendering of a swan)::(photo of a landscape):________. I'm not doing it justice. Their site has some compelling examples
of what they can do. Gee-whiz factor of 8.5!
posted by MonkeyMeat
on Oct 30, 2001 -
is (as the more linguistically adept might have guessed) a search engine designed expressly for images. It's only been live for a month, so it hasn't spidered nearly the volume of google's image search
, but it's on the right track. Are there others I don't know about?
posted by gleuschk
on Sep 4, 2001 -
offers a new service. New for them anyway.
How does everyone think it compares to Yahoo! and other, similar services?
posted by TiggleTaggleTiger
on Jul 2, 2001 -
Do you recognize this photo?
This rather ominous photo of military officers smirking and stoic Polynesians with faces smeared with white paint (or who knows what?) turned up recently in the archives of the Historic Preservation Office of Samoa. The archivists believe it to have been taken in the 1930s, but can't say what it depicts exactly. Wierd!!
posted by rschram
on Jun 14, 2001 -
Did anybody else notice that?
Speaking on behalf of .com design interns everywhere, there's really no incentive to try and come up with hot graphics - ours is a thankless job. However, there's still no excuse to be completely lame.
posted by NickBarat
on Nov 15, 2000 -
These Posters were an Artbomb
that went off across the street from my apartment last night. The posters were plastered over a bus shelter ad and over several other public objects nearby. I was taken aback, as I had last seen those images hanging in an exhibit at the San Jose Museum of Art. San Jose has a fairly bad graffiti/tagging problem, but I'm OK with this type of thing. Apparently, the SJPD are too (quoted from the Mercury News): "The poster-pasting could be considered a violation of municipal statutes on vandalism, but San Jose Police Department spokesman Steve Dickson seemed more amused than concerned. "It's not something that we would get involved in unless someone makes a complaint," Dickson said. "Then we'd ask them to take them down. People have a right to political speech."
In fact, Dickson broke into laughter at a description of the two posters.
"Hey," he said apologetically, "we have a sense of humor like
posted by JDC8
on Oct 30, 2000 -
Longtime dream of Francis
Ford Coppola finally comes true. I posted this on my site like 5 times just because I think it's so cool. I've never posted on Metafilter before but felt I had to share this since other blog types aren't blogging it. It's a revolution for artists of all types that (writers, screenwriters, photographers, actors, graphic designers, and more) just opened yesterday. Coppola has been dreaming of it for a while. I've been a member of the earlier Zoetrope site for short stories for two years and can tell you that this is the result of a lot of hard work on the part of the webmasters and Zoetrope company. Go there. Share your stories. Share your images. Share your headshots. Share whatever. I know there are writers and budding photographers and filmmakers among you. And if you go, email me or post it here so I can invite you to my private message board area over there -- it's really one big, fun, family.
posted by tracy
on Jun 22, 2000 -
I like the concept of the FYI Image Depository
. It's kinda neat to just waste an hour sifting through what people have uploaded. The contents range from fingerpainting to softcore porn.
posted by tdecius
on Oct 7, 1999 -