Disengagement: The Game
The debate in Israel over the withdrawal from Gaza has found its way into, of all things, dueling cartoony Flash games. The first, the Wild West Bank
, by proponents of withdrawal, has you removing settlers from the West Bank before they can establish settlements. The second, the "Disengagement Game
" (click the square yellow button beside the picture)
, has you take the role of Ariel Sharon, whose political nickname is the "Bulldozer," as he uses his namesake (plus a club and a gaggle of pigs) to remove children protesting his policies. According to the creators of each, the first is supposed to be enlightening, the second purely entertaining. [Instructions inside]
Crazy Frog - Axel F.
Keeping alive the tradition of Friday Flash Fun...
Friday flash frustration.
Along the same lines as the Hi Q game
I used to play as a kid, and equally addictive. I'm not sure what speaks more about my IQ: that I can only get 3 balls left, or that I can't stop playing. Ripley's has several other games
as well. There goes Friday.
Since you don't have anything else to do today, here's a Flash puzzle game called Road Blocks.
, which contains spoilers)
Because intelligent political discussion is what everybody needs.
This Land is Your Land
(with apologies to Woody Guthrie). Belated non-partisan Friday Flash Fun. (Saturday Sarcastic Silliness?)
The 2004 Flash Forward Winners
have been announced. More Friday Flash Fun than you can shake an actionscript at.
Cocaine Country, Sights & Sounds.
An 8 minute Flash movie from National Geographic's story, Cocaine Country
, by Carlos Villalón
, about cocaine in Colombia and what the crop means to the people. [Via TalkLeft
Music That Paints a Picture
Whether you're a fan of Biggie
, this Flash project has you covered.
Where did the time go? (flash, best with sound turned on)
is a beautifully
-presented site featuring some cool game
s and cartoon
s. Note: Flash. Via akihi.
Take just about every anime/Japanese culture cliche you can think of, and make it into a Flash cartoon with occasional French subtitles. You might get something like this
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)
Snowglobe with a god complex.
For maximum goodness, let it play without interaction before you get all deity-ish.
Powerful anti-war flash animation from the Kucinich campaign.
A bit heavy handed, but when dealing with life and death, literally, its best to just come out and say what one thinks.
Are You A Balanced Individual? Can You Handle Life's Topsy-Turvy Leanings?
I doubt it. (Via Bifurcated Rivets. File under "No Good Can Come Out Of This".
Attack of the Disco Furball!
The cute animated character has become something of a staple for alterno-pop videos - from the runaway milk carton in Blur's Coffee and TV
to the big-nosed moper in Moby's Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad
. But new heights of weirdness are reached on this Flash video called Jive County
which shows a be-stetsoned one-legged bundle of hair bouncing to an electro beat.
DNA profiling may be a complex issue
, but whatever your take, go ahead and try your hand at genetic sleuthing with this
spiffy flash interactive.
Somewhere in the Catskill Mountains, two nature filmmakers are busy shooting a documentary on rabbits in their natural habitat. In the morning dew they are about to meet something considerably bigger than a rabbit... [Flash and safe for work]
Daredevil and Captain America Hang Out... at the Quickstop. (Warning: Flash --and geekfare!-- follow.)
[this is good] [note: flash, music, visuals, etc.]
Immortal Grand Prix [note: flash]
... a cool little turn-based strategy game based on a japanese cartoon.
Venus Trap [Note: Flash]
What other bizarre and fascinating stuff can you find at Entropy8Zuper
Inside the House
: A virtual tour of the Sydney Opera House. [Note: Flash]
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.
or a quickie
sometimes all of the above
I guess it's better than plain wallpaper
Another Wacky Face Generator Flash Thingy
Look! It's wacky! It has Hitler, and George W. Bush! And you can make their faces wackier! Wheee.
Three short flash animations
from the excellent satirical comedy Monkey Dust
. Check out Internet
(bottom right) and find out what really
happens when you connect to the net.
is an online community that connects people through networks of sexual partners for tracking STD contraction. (flash)
is an urban hipster-themed, viral-marketing, platformer game [shockwave]
is a simple, relaxing, hypnotic, zen-like, and infuriating game. Control your fish with the arrows. Eat fish smaller than you. Avoid fish larger than you. The more you eat, the more you grow.
... an entrancingly beautiful and organic, flash-based puzzle/story. Move your cursor around the screen and figure out how to help the little guy save his home.
Are You Spy Enough?
Put your skills to the test. [Via Bifurcated Rivets. Flash required.
is a little bit of socio-political commentary that doubles as Friday Flash.
More likely to generate chuckles than comments...