Distractomatic

Nov
11


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Papercraft Head

8:53 am | writes:

A most unusual costume is the result when Eric Testroete decided to go as himself for Halloween, only larger: Papercraft Self-Portrait

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Nov
10


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Movie Narrative Charts

5:59 pm | writes:

One of the more impressive things I’ve seen recently, Movie Narrative Charts draws out (literally) the character interactions in several popular films.

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Nov
10


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How to Use an Apostrophe

5:55 pm | writes:

Here’s a simple guide that a disturbing number of people really need to read: How to Use an Apostrophe

Nov
10


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‘The Golden Age of Video’

11:55 am | writes:

‘The Golden Age of Video’ by Ricardo Autobahn mixes famous quotes & clips from numerous films & TV into a catchy song:

Nov
10


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Back in time, with software

11:32 am | writes:

All these new-fangled versions of software getting you down?

Now you can return to the old versions of programs through Version Download: a site that presents out-dated downloads of popular browsing, imaging, audio, security & communication programs.

Enjoy?

Nov
09


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Black and WTF

12:47 pm | writes:

Black and WTF displays rather curious & very strange black & white vintage photographs.

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Nov
06


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Song Flow Charts

8:13 am | writes:

Jeannie heard “Total Eclipse of the Heart” then made a flow chart, that we might better understand.

Total Eclipse of the Heart Flow Chart

Which then inspired someone to make a flow chart for “Hey Jude”

Hey Jude Flow Chart

Oct
30


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Donald & Sons Hardware Nightmare

10:32 am | writes:

What do you get when a family-owned hardware store mistakenly hires Marilyn Manson and/or Rob Zombie to direct a TV commercial? This:

Oct
30


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Halloween 2009 – Phenomethon of Links

9:20 am | writes:

Updated: 10/30! (original post 10/20)

Welcome to the Hanttula’s 2009
HALLOWEEN PHENOMETHON of LINKS

Games

  1. Days 2 Die: defend yourself from the oncoming cartoon zombie attack (side-scrolling shooter)
  2. Days 2 Die – The Other Side: More side-scrolling, zombie shooting action; with advanced interactivity & game-play.
  3. Springed Spooks Attack: Fend off attacks from spring-bound spooks to save the princess {fun cartoon style!}
  4. Night of 1000 Zombies: You are a jack-o-lantern, tossing your own head to smash approaching zombies
  5. Blood Red: fend off wave-after-wave of rising zombies (in spooky silhouette against a setting sun)
  6. Monster Match: Stack matching monsters to remove them in this reverse-Tetris style game
  7. Dead Frontier – Night One: Can you survive the night during an onslaught of malicious zombies? (a top-down Zombie survival game)
  8. Dead Frontier: Outbreak – a ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’-type text (and audio) based story (a promotion for the MMORPG version of the “Dead Frontier” shooting game above)
  9. Mon-Buster: Match monster tiles to remove them in this timed memory game
  10. Whack-a-Ghoul: like Whack-a-Mole but with ghouls
  11. Ghost Town: a club-wielding baby in a cemetery makes battle with ghosts & other haunting baddies.
  12. De-Animator: a shooting game in which you play the part of a regretful scientist who chooses to undo his “reanimation” of corpses… one bullet at a time.
  13. Ghoul Academy: side-scrolling shooter action in this early 90’s style video game
  14. Pumpkin Toss: a shooting-gallery type game in which you toss pumpkins at approaching ghosts, ghouls & skeletons.
  15. Halloween Pumpkins: a stacking-puzzle/strategy game… with pumpkins!
  16. Halloween Hangman: just what you would imagine.
  17. All Hallow’s Eve: Defend your home from attacking zombies. Aim for the head.
  18. Candy Toss: toss treats to trick-or-treaters on the street below.
  19. Halloween on Creepy Street: kind of like Super Mario Bros. expect you’re trick-or-treater dressed as a ghost.
  20. Ghost Bowling: Roll jack-o-lanterns at ghostly pins!
  21. Bill the Demon: Find souls. Eat them.
  22. Halloween Smash: like Bejeweled, but with Halloween-related items.
  23. Pumpkin Remover: solve puzzles based around falling pumpkins

Inspiration/Entertainment

  1. Music & Sounds – “Doctor Druid’s Haunted Seance”: a spooky sound recording from the 1970’s
  2. Carved Robot Pumpkins: 10 carved pumpkins, modified to look like robots.
    See also: The Automatonic Gourd (a fully robotized pumpkin)
  3. Make a Realistic Stitched Wound: part of Instructables’ DIY Halloween
  4. Para Abnormal: a web comic with posts for the “31 Days of Halloween”
  5. Crumpkin’s Pumpkins: visit this haunted pumpkin patch and click (and click and click) around to see what surprises await you.
    {or just go to listen to the creepy ambient soundtrack }.
  6. Pompor: the {faux} IKEA, flat-packed pumpkin
  7. Create and Draw Monsters: classic monster & Halloween coloring book pages
  8. Virtual Pumpkin Carving: illuminates when you are done!
  9. Vintage Halloween: decorations & designs (on Flickr)
  10. Java’s Cosmic Halloween Special: a podcast mix of retro-lounge Halloween tunes and an eerie radio play with zombies, car races & possessed pumpkins.

How-To

  1. Make a Meatloaf Severed Hand: a visually gruesome (and potentially tasty) Halloween dinner
  2. Make a Realistic Stitched Wound: part of Instructables’ DIY Halloween
  3. How to Make a Cylon Jack-o-Lantern: Battlestar Galactica meets Halloween.
  4. Make a Living Severed Hand: a somewhat convincing & semi-subtle Halloween costume
  5. The Snap-o-lantern: how to make a robotic, snapping jack-o-lantern
  6. Drilled Pumpkins: Carving pumpkins with a drill. Not very ‘traditional-looking,’ but makes for some interesting lanterns.
  7. Very cool & simple (to make) Halloween Mask: if you have two large sheets of paper & about 15 minutes you can create a mask that gives the impression of the wearer’s head being twisted all the way around his/her body
  8. Low-Cost Halloween Pop-Up Character: build your own creature to pop out of a container and scare trick-or-treaters. Here’s a video of the device in action.
  9. Halloween Candy Code: Hobo signs reinterpreted to mark houses for their Halloween candy content. For those interested, more on hobo signs/code.
  10. Breadstick Mummy Dogs: hot dogs wrapped in dough to look like mummies. Frightfully tasty!
  11. MonsterList: a massive list of Halloween projects.

Oct
27


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Grocery Store Musical

9:02 am | writes:

Improv Everywhere continues to demonstrate that they are one of the most relevant creative groups today with Grocery Store Musical: