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glitch v2.0

Missing Glitch? A number of projects have sprung up to reboot the game. Whimsy, Children of Ur, and MVURXI have working demos, while Eleven is still under development.
posted by divabat on Jan 4, 2014 - 20 comments

“They're killers. Bodies just pile up here."

The victim of the first big mistake I ever made was a gentleman to whom I had never been properly introduced (and whose name I still do not know) but who was possessed of three singular qualities: he was alone in a room with me, he was without his trousers, and he was very, very dead.
posted by Chrysostom on Nov 26, 2013 - 20 comments

Made in Space!

"It is made out of velcro-like fabric that lines the Russian food containers [that are] found here on the International Space Station."
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Sep 29, 2013 - 37 comments

Food in My Beard

More or less what it says on the tin - some cute whimsical plate designs of men with beards.
posted by Schadenfreudian on Jun 19, 2013 - 7 comments

Baby is invincible. But baby can't jump and climb ladder.

Keita's Quick Ideas. In 2011, Keita Takahashi, designer of Katamari Damacy, joined the team of the unconventional MMO game Glitch (previously), which had to close its doors last year. The Glitch people have since published 200 of Keita's ideas for the game.
posted by ignignokt on May 2, 2013 - 31 comments

Sequencing a Science Fiction Writer

Campbell-award winning science fiction writer Jay Lake has cancer. His prognosis at this point is not good, but there is a distant hope - cancer genome sequencing. This is an expensive process, so the science fiction community got together and held a fundraiser, volunteering "Acts of Whimsy" as rewards for various monetary goals. The results were whimsical indeed. [more inside]
posted by restless_nomad on Feb 17, 2013 - 16 comments

Of possible punctuation past.

Unicode’s sad lack of intellectual smileys | And, really, wouldn't this be a better world if we had a rhetorical question mark?
posted by titus-g on May 18, 2012 - 27 comments

BIRD CALLS and SONGS

BIRD CALLS and SONGS: A blog about the bird sounds of eastern North America and beyond. Featuring Nightjars, the Blackbird and Tits. (~v~)
posted by puny human on Nov 22, 2010 - 5 comments

Now entering The Dark Zone.

It's 1962, and for a few glorious months the world stands still and looks (down, down, down) to Atlantis for the World's Fair. Perhaps you also missed the 1924 El Dorado World's Fair? And of course reserve your tickets today for the 2040 Moon World's Fair. (Experiments in Typography on the Web, via Waxy Links.)
posted by MimeticHaHa on Sep 15, 2010 - 14 comments

Care for some beef, old chap?

I say! Professor Elemental, pith helmeted explorer of the outer reaches of steam-punk hip-hop feels moved to write a letter - deploring the behaviour of a young fellow named Mr B. [more inside]
posted by lucien_reeve on May 28, 2010 - 26 comments

I love your suffering

Geek Heroes sing "We Love xkcd" As a follow up to this animation of the original strip Neil Gaiman, Cory Doctorow, Wil Wheaton, Hank Green and a cast of dozens sing of love and geekiness.
posted by mikoroshi on Feb 10, 2010 - 92 comments

Let's treat the next person. What to treat them with? It's your choice.

Then, according to Noby, as quickly as it appeared, the Ogori cafe was gone. (via Matt. Hi, Matt!)
posted by boo_radley on Oct 2, 2009 - 20 comments

Magazines as Fabric

Artist/Designer Ilisha Helfman makes clothes for her custom made paper dolls every week from the cover of the New York Times Magazine.
posted by ocherdraco on Sep 16, 2009 - 9 comments

Our insect is in another casserole

Sure you consider yourself a retro 8-bit gaming geek, but have you played Udon Boy in Ramen Land, or Kung Fu Psycho Rider? Don't feel bad, they're from Japanese culture store Meteor's annual Famicase, an exhibition of imaginary games.
posted by artifarce on Jun 5, 2009 - 7 comments

HI I'M ON METAFILTER AND I CAN OVERTHINK A WORLD OF BEANS

Tales of the Beanworld ("A most peculiar comic book experience") recently resumed publication after a long hiatus. It's a strange and abstract mix of Native American mythology and culture, with a strong ecological focus, into an wonderfully charming cosmology. While it certainly invites, uh, overthinking, it's also entertaining on a purely casual level.
A sample short Beanworld story is on the Dark Horse Comics Myspace page.
If you have questions about it, the BeanWeb just may have answers, along with illustrations from the comics. There is now a Beanworld Wiki to supplement it, and creator Larry Marder keeps a blog where he talks about things bean.

Okay, now that it's properly introduced... the real point of this post is to link to this awesome Beanworld Flash cartoon, animated by Fashionbuddha and with music by They Might Be Giants!
posted by JHarris on Dec 20, 2008 - 17 comments

It's a ninja. With a tuba.

A collection of weird and whimsical pop culture t-shirt designs.
posted by desjardins on Dec 7, 2008 - 32 comments

beastlies

Sculpted Beastlies (A flickr set, via)
posted by dhruva on Sep 23, 2008 - 12 comments

Gopher Hole Museum

While in Torrington, Alberta you can visit the world famous Gopher Hole Museum. The museum features dioramas of taxidermied Richardson’s Ground Squirrels in humorous situations.
posted by Tube on Jun 25, 2008 - 12 comments

Lies I've told my three year old recently.

Lies I've told my three year old recently.
posted by boo_radley on Apr 9, 2008 - 219 comments

Fafblog's back baby! Have some pie!

After nearly 21 months of hiatus, whimsical politics blog Fafblog is back! And it's redesigned, too! Right now I would ordinarily include a link to best posts of the past, but I would have to include all of them.
posted by JHarris on Apr 3, 2008 - 49 comments

Kick. Punch. It's all in the mind.

New York artist Rodney Allen Greenblat's new show starts tomorrow at BCB Art in Hudson, NY. His paintings and sculpture evokes Picasso and Calder while maintaining a whimsical charm.

But he's still best known for creating the floppy two dimensional characters and whimsical backgrounds of PaRappa the Rapper. Step on the gas, now turn to the left!
posted by rouftop on Nov 30, 2007 - 13 comments

Out in the Country

Walking the Dog "All photos in this gallery were taken within a radius of about 3 miles of our home in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, mostly one handed while hanging on to an impatient dog with the other hand."
posted by adamvasco on Nov 28, 2007 - 20 comments

Smokey Stover

Foo! Notary sojac! 1506 nix nix!
posted by JHarris on May 18, 2007 - 20 comments

Is it a peahen, or just a pea?

Do you have trouble distinguishing between a crow and a crocus, or a parrot and a carrot? You may want to refer to How To Tell The Birds From The Flowers: A Manual of Flornithology for Beginners. (caches inside)
posted by iconomy on Nov 23, 2004 - 12 comments

Fop? moi?

Lord Whimsy--Mammal of Paradise --Essays, Charts, Trifles, and News. A COMPENDIUM of DEEDS and THOUGHTS never before seen in this, our Benighted Age; the BRILLIANCE of which cannot last long in our WORLD of MUD and TEARS.
posted by amberglow on Aug 18, 2004 - 7 comments

The Swinging Artwork of Shag

Shag's Online Galleries (NSFW). Pour yourself a martini and slip into some hip retro art by Shag. I particularly enjoy Dead Musicians Suite and Death's Endless Vacation, but there are plenty of images with no skeletons in them for those of you who prefer celebrities, monkeys who wear fez or dangerous women.
posted by Joey Michaels on Aug 31, 2003 - 15 comments

corky cuteness

Mamiko picked up a cork that had rolled on the floor at the restaurant where she worked. From it she made her first tiny cork doll. She is often asked where she gets all of her corks. "I don't drink so much, but all of my friends who can drink quite a lot keep many corks for me." The pacifist is my favorite.
posted by iconomy on Feb 19, 2003 - 21 comments

hats made of balloons

Addi Somekh and Charlie Eckert travel around the world, photographing people wearing their spur-of-the-moment, whimsical balloon hats. It's hard not to smile when you have an inflatable, multi-colored crown on your head. Via obsessive Magnificent Obsessions.
posted by iconomy on Dec 3, 2002 - 21 comments

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