Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!

<Halloween Hangman created by The Dimension's Edge, Inc.

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Monday, October 29, 2007

Build Your Own Minifig!

Sorry about Flash Friday guys. I was moving. You know how it is, right? Well it still is that way so this is going to be a quick one.

Design your own Lego Minifig! Why? Cause it's fun you soulless creep. Have you no joy left?

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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Warning: in the event of rapture this blog will be unmanned!

Signs of Witness tracks the coming apocalypse. What makes this site really interesting is that it is not out to reaffirm the beliefs of the religious or to mock them: it does both! As it's tag line says, it aims to track the apocalypse for "unbelievers, believers, and the unbelieved". You get a great mix of "Global warming is going to cause the end of the world in like 5 minutes!!" (actually there's a ton of these, maybe 40% of the site) and "Both Nostradamus AND the Bible Predict Asteroid Will Destroy the Earth!" This sometimes leads to a very entertaining combination of comments.

My favorite part of the page though, as you may have noticed by the pictures, is the sightings of various religious icons in everyday objects. "That diet coke spill looks just like Moses! Hallelujah!"

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Monday, October 22, 2007

Pownce Invites

Today we're talking about Pownce, a new social networking site, but different than most: running on Adobe AIR, you can download a desktop app that let's you use it without using your browser. More like Twitter than Myspace, Pownce allows you to send files (music, photos, messages, links, and events) to your friends or the Pownce world at large.

Right now you can only join Pownce with an invitaion. But don't worry, your good friend Web Diversions has got your back. I've got 6 invites for the first 6 people to comment here. A note to livejournal users and other RSS readers: please come directly to the Web Diversions page to comment if you're interested.

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Friday, October 19, 2007

Friday Drive In: Intermission in the 3rd Dimension

Don Hertzfeldt is a genius. That's all there is to it. Expect to see more of his work on Web Diversions.

Without further ado, I bring you, Intermission in the 3rd Dimension.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

One of these things is not like the other one...

Another game for your procrastination enjoyment. Spot the Difference is a game where you, well, spot the difference. But the attractive design and surprisingly challenging-to-find differences make this game stand out from the pack. Give it a try.

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Monday, October 15, 2007

Make Your Own Posters

Now you can turn any image you have on your computer into a full-size poster. Block Posters let's you upload an image and then automatically breaks it up into letter-sized rectangles that you can print out and tape together. I recommend using a high-gloss paper and, rather than taping the pages together edge to edge, create a bold and attractive effect by evenly spacing them.

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Friday, October 12, 2007

Friday Drive In: Thor von Clemson Advanced Fast-Hand Finger Wizardry

Comedian Brendon Small shows you how to play guitar like a Norse rock god. See Small live in "The Tomorrow Show" every Saturday night, 12p.m., at the Steve Allen Theatre in Hollywood.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Some Like it Modular

In the spirit of George Vlosich, the guy who took Etch-A-Sketch to the level of artistry, we bring you another toy artiste, Eric Harshbarger, Lego master. 

All Harshbarger's sculptures and mosaics are 100% Lego bricks. He only uses glue when he has to for shipping purposes.  Check out his portfolio to see some of the awesome things he's built. The desk above was built for a guy who had it stipulated in his hiring contract that he wanted a desk made out of Legos.  


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Friday, October 5, 2007

Friday Drive In: These

"These" is a collaboration between Atlanta artist Jess Snyder and Chicago dancer and musician Sean Hilton, of the one-man music collective Canary in the Cave.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2007

3 Games

Today we're kickin' it interactive with some online games.

The AMC network is home to every movie you've ever seen a million times (A Few Good Men, Pretty in Pink, anything Tom Cruise was in ever) and also a few "Originals", including Mad Men the new smash hit to rival the Sopranos (and win as far as I'm concerned: DAMN that show is good). Their website, on the other hand, has a bunch of program information we don't care about AND cool online games

"Grilled About the Godfather" is what it sounds like: a basic Godfather trivia game."Crack the Safe" is also a trivia game (promoting their original series Hustle), this time focused on all things con. 

"The Flop, The Fake, The Grift" is three games in one (also promoting Hustle). In "The Flop", throw yourself into the path of moving vehicles to
collect insurance money, avoiding certain cars that will kill you (tip: ambulances give you extra lives). "The Fake" is a surprisingly difficult "one of these things is not like the other ones" type of game in which you have to figure out which art pieces are fakes and which is the original. In "The Grift", grab all the pounds you can and stuff 'em in your briefcase. 

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Monday, October 1, 2007

The Church of Google

Move over Scientology! 

Matt MacPherson of Ontario, Canada has started a new religion: The Church of Google. And yes, it is just what it sounds like: He and his followers (no where on the site does it say how many there are, but there are 97 "active users" on their forums) believe that Google is the closest thing to a knowable god that humanity has ever known and should be worshipped as such. Googlists have a list of 9 proofs that Google is god including its (or "her" as the Googlists say) omniscience and omnipresence. They also have their own 10 commandments, including my favorite, "Thou shalt not use Google as a verb to mean the use of any lesser Search Engine." 

Definitely check out their hate mail from people actually crazy enough to take these people seriously. 

Thanks to Kate Fitz Gibbon in California for bringing this hilarity to out attention! 

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