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Hats of Meat

In the search for odd summer hats, I came across the following:

Hats of Meat

That’s right – real hats, made out of meat. Sure they’re disgusting, probably smelly, and a complete waste of meat (unless you wear it from the fridge to the grill I guess).

Apparently these have been around forever, but I figured if I hadn’t seen them before, others probably haven’t either. See more at the hats of meat homepage.

Surfing around earlier today led me to a website I haven’t visited in at least four years, but I believe in doing one’s part to conserve the endangered species, so allow me to share this link with you.

While sadly the “Adoption” link is now broken, here you can find out a bit about the amazing creatures we call traffic cones, and all they do and have done for mankind. I bet you didn’t realize just how far back the history of the traffic cone went, but perhaps this knowledge will equip you to go out and help preserve this gentle helper of the streets, and never let its contributions to the world go unthanked.

I try to refrain from writing posts of YouTubage, but the puns are gonna keep me awake tonight if I don’t forward this one.

(if you can’t see the video, click here)

Maybe this post should be titled “Catch of the Day”, “The Amazing Human Sandbox”, or “A Cat-A**-Trophy” instead. It’d been funnier if the filmmakers hadn’t let the cat out of the bag early on. Then the director said, “Take TWO!” and “The Cat Came Back”.

Found via Arbroath.

Soon showing a little crack could land you six months in jail in Delcambre, Louisiana. To ease the burden of deciphering the confusing new dress code, Mayor Carol Broussard showed the following slide at a town hall meeting:

Clothing options for town that said no to crack

Mayor Broussard had quite a bit more to say on the new law:

If you walk up and your pants drop, you get a fine. If someone pulls your pants down, you’ll get a fine. If someone shoots you in the rear and your pants fall down, you’ll get a fine. If you change your baby in public and I can see the baby’s butt crack, the baby will get a fine or sent to jail.

Look, it may seem harsh but it’s pretty simple – if men or women feel like they might accidentally show their assets, they should wear dresses.

Linkthanks to Jase over at about:blank for this bizarre news story!

Runners up…

Like I said, my top 10 list of websites was a hard thing to compile…there were a few I was sorry not to include. So, here’s a list of websites that would have made it, if I had made my list a top 20 or something.


Spamusement.
I would have listed this if it was still ongoing, but updates have pretty much stopped. Such a shame, it was a hilarious project, though the last like, twelve aren’t very good. Start from the bottom, the original cartoons are just so great, and he never takes it in the direction you think he would.


Permanent Monday
. I really don’t know how I could say no to a blog entirely dedicated to the analysis and critique of the daily Garfield cartoons, but I somehow managed.

Wapsi Square and Tweep: two of my most favorite web cartoons. Wapsi is a great series, updates weekdaily, and the storyline gets more complicated and cool as it progresses. Also, the art has progressed so much from the first cartoon to the present-day cartoon, it’s mind-boggling. Same deal with Tweep, except the images are (from what I can tell) drawn more on a computer than on paper like Wapsi, and the art starts out very, very simple but quickly grows increasingly complicated and really very attractive. Plus the story is just darn cute.

Turn into a Cabbage! Your most inner desire to be a cabbage, come true! Really not much else to say. It was this or Zombocom.

Yellowtail. This isn’t really super fantastic, but I’ve wasted many a wasteable minute with this thing. Just…draw a squiggle, and watch it come to life.

The Color Quiz.
I take this every so often, and I think it’s really cool, and much better than those “WHICH BREED OF PUPPY ARE YOU??//1” personality quiz things you find everywhere. This one, from what I gather, is an actual study, and it’s really very neat, and some of the results are surprisingly accurate.

…I’m not going to give you anymore runners up, now that I think about it. I’ll save them, and share them with you later! All things in moderation, and whatnot. But, before I go, here’s this:

Don’t worry about context. It didn’t make sense within the movie either. As a matter of fact, a feature-length film of Cage just running around in a bear costume punching young ladies and screaming and bike-jacking with no plot would have been a whole lot more entertaining than Wicker Man actually ended up being.

NOOOO MY EYES!! THEY’RE IN MY EYEEESS!!! NOOTT THE BEEEEEEEESSSSS AAAHHHHHHHGGGGG!!

My last installment of Karen’s top 10 websites you should definitely visit at least once before you (or they) die. Hope you’ve had as much fun as I had…

Number 2: Post Secret

what a secret

It’s not always funny, but if you haven’t yet, check this out. People who have a deep dark (or silly, or anything) secret write that secret on a postcard, and send it to post secret for publication. I think it’s such an interesting idea, I’d feel bad if I didn’t share it, just in case some of you might be interested.

Number 1: ZOMBOCOM

THE UNATTAINABLE IS UNKNOWN AT ZOMBOCOM! WELCOME TO ZOMBOCOM!!

And there you have it folks. I don’t visit those websites every day, but it’s always nice to get into the heat of a web-off and be able to say, oh, yeah, zombocom? I’ve totally already seen that. TRUMPED.

It was hard limiting the list to ten though. Maybe I’ll show you the runners up later. What websites do you guys recommend to enrich our lives, or that you think might not be widely known enough?

The trick to viewing is to look at the two images, cross your eyes until you see three, and bring the middle one into focus. Once you get the focus, lean back. The “eeew” factor is pretty good.

3d insect stereogram

3d insect illusion

More excellent photography and cross-eye-3D images are at Genes Digest. via haha.nu

Number 4: Ask A Ninja!

This one also had been growing in popularity, even making an appearance on the show Mythbusters, so if you haven’t hopped on this bandwaggon of ninja-ness yet, you’d better get to it! Simply put: you’ve got questions. Ninja has answers. I love this one because it hasn’t stopped being funny yet (if you’re into this kind of humor, which I totally am), and even after the multitude of videos, they’re still coming. Here’s my most favorite ninja video so far:

if you can’t see it there, check it out here.

But, if you’re really needing your questions answered, might I suggest…

Number 3: The Straight Dope.

You really just have to check this one out. It is absolutely insane the amount of thought and effort put into answering all of these questions. It’s just…the most…amazing. Even though some of them are so silly…

Let’s get back to the funny, shall we?

Number 6: Angry Alien!

This one is actually pretty popular, and I wouldn’t be surprised if you guys have already seen it, but just in case a few of you haven’t there is no way you can get away with not seeing it for any longer. Here’s the gist: a large and ever-growing collection of classic movies, condensed into 30 seconds and reenacted by bunnies.

It simply gets no better.

Number 5: XKCD

kitty kitty kitty!!

This internet comic strip is quickly becoming one of my very favorites. It combines nerdiness, knowledge, sarcasm, genuine wit that’s not just swearing and dumb humor, and some really poetic…stick figures. I’m hooked.

*I love this one because it’s usually so clean (for the internet) and still funny, but I’m kind of dismayed by the most recent one “Thoughts.” So, you’re warned. The rest are actually funny without being sexual, I promise. Sigh.

Liz Staley, the self-described “Queen of Corny 80’s Cartoons”, was looking for a way to express her beloved nerdiness. While simply pointing folks to her online craft profile stating that she is “a past life pirate” and present life “ninja” who currently is living “in a galaxy far, far away” would have probably been sufficient, she created this great geek necklace instead:

Geek Necklace

Liz crocheted the necklace by hand and then used recycled keys for the messages. She has created a few others as well, such as this one for geek girls:

Nerd Necklace

Or my favorite, the pink “Byte M3” necklace (non-geeks – read the 3 as an E):

Byte M3 choker necklace

If you’re interesting in buying your own handmade crocheted necklace, visit Liz Staley’s Realm of Nerdiness — a place “for all those who are nerdy and not afraid to show it!”

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