Take one part virtual minidisk, one part crazy dream, stir it all together with a dash of creativity and maybe you too can find a Break in the Road
. It's actually kind of fun to play with. I couldn't produce anything that sounded to my ear like music, but I'm sure you lot can do better.
posted by willnot
on May 3, 2004 -
presents Ian MacKaye performing "Vowel Movement" for the kiddies. As a friend said, this site has "pancakes and indie rock and bob mould as a corporate goon all in one package." [via sullivan
posted by ifjuly
on Apr 8, 2004 -
The First Rule of Multibabel Club is you do not talk about MultiBabel Club (French & back:) The first rule of the club of Multibabel is you do not speak about the club of Multibabel.
(German & back:) The first guideline the association of Multibabel is not you speaks about the association of Multibabel.
(Italian & back:) Before the guide of reference that the association of Multibabel is not you speaks about the association of Multibabel.
(Portuguese & back) Before the guide of the reference that the association of MultiBabel is not you speak on the association of MultiBabel.
(Spanish & back:) Before the guide of the reference that is not the association of MultiBabel you speak in the association of MultiBabel.
(Japanese & back:) Multibabel club without having expressed, there is a first rule of Multibabel club.
(Chinese & back:) The Multibabel club has not been expressed, has the Multibabel club first rule.
(Korean & back:) The Multibabel the club under expressing is highland Anh and a Multibabel club first rule.
posted by me3dia
on Sep 7, 2003 -
Let's talk about childhood toys.
A wander down memory lane, past care-bears and etch-a-sketches and barrel-o-monkeys. Warning: this site resulted in the bidding up of auctions for Weebles "Tree House"
action sets. I'd forgotten how marvelously upright they remained until I whipped their little egg-like bodies out of a second-story window onto concrete. What was your favorite childhood toy? Do you still have it, or do you have the sudden need to re-acquire it?
posted by answergrape
on Mar 21, 2003 -
- a fun site with kids from around the world imitating animals and vehicles in an exercise of onomatopoeia. Similar to a post last year
, this version adds sounds from native speakers and some cute visuals, making for a neat toy. MeFi moms & dads take note - submissions from kids age 2 to 7 are invited. flash and sound alert!
posted by madamjujujive
on Feb 9, 2003 -
Flash fun for a Friday afternoon. Couple of funny cartoons, the most recent a spoof of Joe Millionaire.
posted by billman
on Feb 7, 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 -
Lost in Translation
translates any bit of text you submit back and forth between another language (French, then German, Italian, Portuguese, and finally Spanish)
and English ten times - the results are a cross between the results of a game of telephone and a Nostradamus prophecy. The best part (for me) is that it shows you the de-evolution of your phrase as it gets translated back and forth.
posted by anastasiav
on Oct 12, 2002 -
Hurah! It's Friday! Time to do some work!
Well, actually, no. But this is a seriously good game that combines "pairs" with something of the "Street Fighter" genre. It's also written by a mate of mine who I went to uni and shared a house with. Anyone else got any 1 or 2 player games worth wasting the day with? 5 hours to go to beer and counting ...
posted by ralawrence
on Sep 27, 2002 -
Check out this
Harry Potter Nimbus 2000 -- it vibrates!
Friday Flash: MashiMaro
! He's a disgruntled rabbit that looks like a marshmallow, and he's a hit with the Hello Kitty crowd looking for some potty humor.
For those of you without Flash, I offer Kogepan
, a burnt red bean bun
with a negative attitude. To quote the designers, "If a round & expressionless character says 'wanna try?' ... it's unexpectedly funny! Kogepan was born from this idea!"
posted by me3dia
on Sep 6, 2002 -
SatireWire is closing up shop.
Andrew Marlatt, the multi-trick pony behind the site, is citing "creative differences" with himself and is opting to walk away from one of the better-known bastions of Web humor, as well as one of those rare free content sites that, according to Marlatt, is profitable:
The site actually makes money — through advertising, through the book "Economy of Errors," and (primarily) through selling pieces from the site to publications like, say, the Washington Post, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, or the National Post in Canada. Nice little setup, actually. I've been very lucky. But the bottom line is, it has ceased to be fun. My heart is not in it. My head is not in it.
But just because Marlatt has chosen a different route to the dead pool that those sites that gave up the ghost because they were broke doesn't make this story much more discussion-worthy than any other croaked dotcom. In proper obit style, let's instead remember the great stuff we got from the site; if you've never been
, you'll find all sorts
posted by blueshammer
on Aug 27, 2002 -
The Invisible Library
is a catalog of books that appear only within other books: in other words, a collection of imaginary books. With such names as "Growing Flowers by Candlelight in Hotel Rooms", "How Beautiful are Thy Feet" and "The Bitch Pack Meets on Wednesday", though, some of these books are just begging to be written. (more...)
posted by taz
on Aug 25, 2002 -
What is an Emu?
A source of Food
An Australian Airline with a since of humor?
A source of an oil with many uses
Yes, yes and yes. But perhaps more importantly, as today is Friday, you might want to skip the above links and see what happens when you cross an Emu, Flash and the Arcade classic Moon Lander
Here's some Friday Flash goodness, the Emu*Lander
"because Emus can't fly."
[Ignore the rabbit meme, land the EMU.]
posted by DBAPaul
on Aug 2, 2002 -