Semi-regular dispatches on click-worthy entertainments, art, interesting facts & more!
A rather literal take on the periodic table (of elements):
To start off your Monday morning, some of Henry Thomas' 'Bull Doze Blues' from 1928: (YouTube video, but contains sound only) (You'll also recognize this as the source of the song 'Going Up The Country' by Canned Heat)
The International League of Championship Matchbook Stuffers attempt to stuff as many items as possible into matchbooks.
A small, vintage guide to telephone etiquette entitled How to Make Friends by Telephone.
The Neverwas Haul is a self-propelled, traveling 3-story Victorian/Steampunk house that houses a collection of items "from its travels around the world (i.e., oddities of the Jules Verne era including a Camera Obscura)." (photo from albany_tim)
Admittedly, news of the world is a bit bleak these days. But, if you want a quick boost of cheer, just browse Time Magazine's list of the 50 Best Inventions of 2009. From an electric eyeball & an AIDS vaccine to tank-bred tuna & x-ray vision, the list has...
A most unusual costume is the result when Eric Testroete decided to go as himself for Halloween, only larger: Papercraft Self-Portrait
One of the more impressive things I've seen recently, Movie Narrative Charts draws out (literally) the character interactions in several popular films.
Here's a simple guide that a disturbing number of people really need to read: How to Use an Apostrophe
'The Golden Age of Video' by Ricardo Autobahn mixes famous quotes & clips from numerous films & TV into a catchy song:
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?
Black and WTF displays rather curious & very strange black & white vintage photographs.
Jeannie heard "Total Eclipse of the Heart" then made a flow chart, that we might better understand. Which then inspired someone to make a flow chart for "Hey Jude"
What do you get when a family-owned hardware store mistakenly hires Marilyn Manson and/or Rob Zombie to direct a TV commercial? This:
Updated: 10/30! (original post 10/20) Welcome to the Hanttula's 2009 HALLOWEEN PHENOMETHON of LINKS Games Days 2 Die: defend yourself from the oncoming cartoon zombie attack (side-scrolling shooter) Days 2 Die - The Other Side: More side-scrolling, zombie shooting...
Improv Everywhere continues to demonstrate that they are one of the most relevant creative groups today with Grocery Store Musical: