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Hybrid Hometown

Yes, a very slow few weeks.  I’ve basically haven’t left the house much in the past month, due to my recent unemployment (of my own making!).  Don’t you worry, everything’s under control.. but it’s been too damn fucking HOT to pass time in front of the computer screen tapping on keys with the sticky sweat building up under my palms and across my shirtless torso (‘Sex-Y!’).

Instead of a huge update, however, a link instead.  Better for you I think, it’ll help with your digestion.

Google maps has now come out with a satellite/street-name hybrid, so you can now see the street names superimposed on the actual satellite maps!  It’s so simple and user-friendly, I can’t see how we got along without it up to now.  The future of ‘getting there‘ is now!

A familiar Montreal landmark (and constant reminder of a financial burden we’re still paying for…)

Oh hell.  Here’s another one for ya – I laughed my knickerboxers off at this one!  You have to appreciate this kind of humour though.. I for one, can’t get enough of the pie-loving, egg-shaped duo.  If you like, click around for more, there’s plenty!

Weebl and Bob’s "Joust 2"

OH HELL.  WHY NOT?!  Number 3!  A shameless bit of promotion between friends never hurts!

My roommate is currently working very hard on designing and implementing a modern-concept dating site.  It’s not simply who you’re looking for, it’s the qualities that you’re looking for.  Two people sharing the same looked-for quality?  We may have a match!  It’s free, it’s new, it’s free and it’s not only for people looking ot get lucky – it’s fun just to be a part of something new and give feedback to help the growth of the noobies on the block.

The Dating Guy is ready to hook you up with a significant other!  A new version of their site just launched yesterday!

That’s all!  It’s cooling down these days, so I’ll probably be around more often, unless I check my list twice and find appropriate places to get rid of all these lumps of coal I have lying around first.

Pwnage

Can you say: ‘Way too much free time’?

Of course, mocking the guy doesn’t mean that I’m not still incredibly impressed by his l33tn3ss.

Super Mario 3 in 11 minutes!

p.s.: If you need help understanding words with numbers in them, please refer to the big M.

Makeout Mugs

After that last mammouth of a post, I thought I’d never blog again, for fear of upsetting the secret quotas that the lazy haphazard blogger imposes on themselves.  A little more typing and I would (*shudder*) move up into a higher "participation bracket"!  And of course that would mean the worst of all: higher expectations!  Gah!

Anyways, I saw this, and I laughed a lot.  It’ll probably go down very soon because it was featured in a popular newsletter, but try to enjoy it while it exists.

Synopsis: Cameraman heads to local make-out spot and does his thing.  The looks of utter surprise and anger on the faces of his subjects are absolutely priceless :).

Link

Star Wars, Veggie style

First there was The Meatrix.  Now I give you Store Wars.  Truly excellent and original in their own right, and with a morally conscious message of change to boot.  You can’t lose!

hehehe… darth tater.

Linkpost

Seeing how I should be studying right now, and I’ll be attempting to do so for the next few days, I’ll leave you with the following link-goodness.  These are cool.  You should checkemout.

Visual Poetry
Kinda fun – you type in a sentence, and the page displays what the sentence would look like if the words were pictures (a la Google Images)
http://douweosinga.com/projects/visualpoetry?sentence=apple%20pie

Just let me go get my depleted uranium railgun…
A truly brilliant ad campaign
http://www.37signals.com/svn/archives/001064.php

Go ahead.. FLIP OUT!
Congrats, you are now a NINJA!
http://cheesefarm.co.uk/weebl/shirtninja.jpg

Forget the game – I’m just gonna chill to these fresh tunes
Simple game, but gets harder.  Grab all the black squares with your own, and avoid the red ones.  Grab black circles for powerups when you can, and watch out – all that square consumption puts on the pounds.  My record: 88 squares!
http://www.fetchfido.co.uk/games/squares-2/squares-2.htm

This mercifully has nothing to do with the Chinese new year…
Sick, disturbing, but inexplicably charming: "My Year with the dragon".
http://www.sickanimation.com/dragonyear.html

But – Can it make julienne fries?
Oh sure, the sun is reeeeeal harmless.
http://www.solardeathray.com/

Not Picture Books, but Book Pictures!
Very cool – uses Amazon’s search engine to get book covers that it then arranges into the word that you searched for!  Naturally, I went with toilet humor.
http://amaztype.tha.jp/US/Books/Title?q=poo

It’s sorta like a reaction… that’s chained… together… type-thing.
Unless you’re a super-genius, you’ll just have to click randomly inside like the rest of us and hope for the best.  It’s still hypnotizing to watch, though.  My record: 1122!
http://www1.minijuegosgratis.com/not_hotlink/gridgame.swf

Not quite the Ice Hotel
But still, very very impressive.  This guy up in Alaska has taken a pipe, placed it vertically, and pumped water out the top through his sprinkler devices.  The result: a slowly-growing tower of ice around the pipe.  Every time the ice grows to the height of the pipe, he adds another 10 feet.  If you have about 20-30 minutes, his account of the whole story is a really great read, if you don’t mind the odd political rambling.  If not, just look at the pwetty pictures and gasp in awe as he uses his tower to practice his ice-climbing and crossbow-firing.
http://alaskanalpineclub.org/IceWall/04-05IceWall1.html

Honda Revisited
In another homage to Rube Goldberg devices, these bored college students decided to build "The Contraption" which works in a "this hits that which triggers the other which burns through that… etc." kind of way.  It’s a snazzy vid, anyways!  The students also mention their inspiration – a Honda commercial – which I mentioned a while ago.
http://people.pwf.cam.ac.uk/lwh21/machine/