"As you may have noticed, today’s comic
contains an algorithm for converting dates into local coordinates. For a given day, you can calculate what that day’s coordinate is for your region. Dan has put together a tool
for calculating a day’s coordinates and show it using Google Maps." [more inside]
posted by Anything
on May 21, 2008 -
A woman walks into a bar and asks the bartender for a double entendre, so he gave it to her. Ba-dum dum.
What's green and has wheels? Grass. I lied about the wheels. Ba-dum dum.
A baby seal walks into a club. (pause) Ba-dum dum.
How many kids with ADD does it take to change a lightbulb? LET'S GO RIDE BIKES! Ba-dum dum.
A priest, a rabbi, and a minister walk into a bar. The bartender says, "What is this, some kind of joke?" Ba-dum dum. Instant Rimshot
. For all those times you need a big red Flash button that'll give you a well-timed rimshot. (Jokes courtesy of Ask Mefi.)
posted by WCityMike
on May 12, 2008 -
Dyeing with Kool-Aid basic how-to.
The best thing is the color chart
. A good idea for a party
, maybe? As usual, the folks at Flickr have got the goods: Kool-Aid dyed yarns in the Hand-dyed pool [1
], and the Yarn Porn pool, [1
]. And if you're one of those people who just hates to do things the easy way? Multi-colored custom yarn with Kool-Aid tutorial part 1
and part 2
posted by taz
on May 2, 2008 -
Nothing but short Flash animations, all with the most awesome or annoying techno/8bit soundtracks ever.
Crazy techno monster
, fingers from craters
, sometimes it doesn't pay to get up
, not quite an oomp lompaa
, furies need exercise too
, happy at my day job
, all downhill from here
, lunch with my little brother
, looking for tps reports
, cardboardobots transform!
, more fingers in crators
, dive into happy hell
, mario, wtf?!
, hey kitty
, dance with me you big bear
and finally, something to calm you down
Found via this AskMe question
posted by Brandon Blatcher
on Apr 8, 2008 -
Fun Flash Friday: Throw Me
- throw the little guy as far as you can. Avoid the thunderclouds. Use the wrecking balls and colored clouds for an extra boost. Simple as that.
posted by champthom
on Apr 4, 2008 -
the Big Top
: Shhhhhh! The Show's about to start*
... quick, take your seat
, sit down, and don't
make a move. It's been going on for centuries
, and now--lucky you
will be able to be a part of it
, if you haven't already
as a child (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
. Honestly, who hasn't thought of running away
from home and joining
the Circus (but I'd suggest you wait a couple of years, until you're a little
older, and a little wiser
, to make these decisions
). It is tempting though, when they roll
into town with their fancy wagons, and their loud music. Although, the circus may not be as prevalent
as it once was, there are new
acts being created to entice
crowds around the world. [previously]
posted by hadjiboy
on Mar 31, 2008 -
Speaking of speeches, David Eggers delivers
one at TED on grassroots community tutoring for kids who need help with their English homework: "There's something about the kids finishing their homework in a given day, working one on one, getting all this attention. They finish their homework, they go home -- they're finished. They don't stall. They don't do their homework in front of the TV. They're allowed to go home 5:30, enjoy their family, enjoy other hobbies, get outside, play and that makes a happy family. A bunch of happy families in a neighborhood is a happy community. A bunch of happy communities tied together is a happy city and a happy world, right? So, the key to it all is homework." Love him or hate him (mefi consensus
) it's a great example of
nervous energy microphilanthropy
, social entrepreneurship
and, if I may make the connection, machines
of loving grace
posted by kliuless
on Mar 23, 2008 -
"Good afternoon, I attached this camera to the bench so you could take pictures. Seriously. So have fun. I'll be back later this evening to pick it up. Love, Jay / The Plug". Stranger Photos Have Happened
posted by nthdegx
on Mar 21, 2008 -
Yo La Tengo is Murdering the Classics...
again! For the 12th straight year, this legendary group of music nerds
from Hoboken, NJ
encamps to the studios of local free form radio station WFMU
to play, on the spot, three full hours of listener-requested covers. The request show, part of the station's annual pledge drive, happens tonight (Sunday, March 2)
from 5-8 pm EST, and thanks to the wonder that is the internet you can listen (128k MP3 stream)
live from anywhere in the world (or catch the real broadcast in FM at 91.1 in NYC / New Jersey and 90.1 in the Hudson Valley, Catskills, Western NJ and Eastern Penn)
. [more inside]
posted by kowalski
on Mar 2, 2008 -
Interviews with all sorts of interesting people
. John Hodgman and Henry Rollins
, Brendon Small and Peter Molyneux
, Terry Jones
, Jonathan Katz and Jonathan Goldstein
, Patton Oswalt
, Elmore Leonard
, They Might Be Giants
, Ira Glass
, and many, many more, from all areas of the arts and sciences and stuff. Something for everyone! [more inside]
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken
on Dec 9, 2007 -
Chromatron 1, 2, 3 and 4
just became freeware. In these little standalone puzzle games for PC and Mac, you align splitters, benders, and mirrors to direct colored laserbeams into like-colored targets. Enjoyably difficult, and an example of great game design. [more inside]
posted by ikkyu2
on Nov 28, 2007 -
Build your dream home.
Answer a page of questions and real fortune-tellers on a steady diet of tea leaves and tarot cards will show you the house of your dreams.
posted by Mitheral
on Sep 28, 2007 -
The New Pornographers of the '90s, the Sardinas released two fantastic albums full of mixtape fodder. Now everything they've got, including some live gems, is up online.
posted by klangklangston
on Sep 25, 2007 -
Pyo pyo fruits
is an amusing little game for flash friday. For those of you who grew up without siblings, it will simulate the experience.
posted by bashos_frog
on Aug 3, 2007 -
It's All Because.
Have you ever had those days where you're wondering just why everything about your life is feeling like it's going down the toilet bowl? Oded Gross
knows, and he will tell you all about it. In a song
posted by brownpau
on Jul 26, 2007 -