Nothing caught my eye this week, so here is an old favorite, chickenhead.
Grab some popcorn
A whole directory of the best of all of those short movies that keep being emailed everywhere.
For your inner 12 year old
Diagrams of fartistic anatomies.
(From deep in my favorites folder-if I took this link from you, let me know)
More sneaky bastards
"After updating my version of SWAT4 to the latest patch from Vivendi, I soon discovered that the game was phoning home to grab posters to place in the enviroment of the game's levels. Not only did it do this for every level that was played, but it also informed the advertisers of how long each poster was viewed, and by which gamer. Expect to see this kind of advertising and brand placement becoming standard fare in the very near future."
More here - Online advertising for the gamer generation
(Found at every gaming site I went to last week.)
I played the demo of SWAT4 and was turned off by how the villians looked. Seriously, they all looked like they had Down's Syndrome.
After all the pain we all went through with Tribes 2 and NASCAR 2003 and now this, I doubt I will ever buy another Vivendi game again.
Who is Dug North?
He makes handmade wooden automata.
So where will MMORPGs will take us?
(Found at robot wisdom.)
White Kittens - Don't Do It!
If you enjoyed the kitten huffing link from the other day, you will love the picture over at grow a brain.
Hear Richard Thompson perform an acoustic version of Oops, I Did It Again! It is absolutely brilliant.
Rerun from 11/2003
At least they can't test for this yet
(IMAGE MISSING - Remember that picture of the guy who got caught huffing gold paint? Well, imagine that I photoshopped in a kitten on his face.)
1. Catch a live kitten.
2. Cup hands around kitten's head leaving a small hole for you to put your mouth around.
3. Inhale strongly until you have sucked the soul from the kitten.
5. Ride the snake. Don't fight it. You feel'n that shit yet? Yeeeeaah.
f. Discard the kitten at your closest Kitten Recycling Center. Don't be a dick. Recycle.
34. In case of emergency contact your nearest Poison Control Center. And for God's sake make sure you're huffing the correct end of the kitten.
(Found at singlenesia.)
Blockbuster Video has changed the way their DVD rental boxes look. Instead of the generic white boxes with the blue logo, they use the insert from the DVD and a little informational sticker on the front.
This serves us consumers well by saving Blockbuster the labor costs of printing and preparing the generic labels. It also helps those who decide to buy the DVD using the new "No Late Fee" program that lets you just keep it and be charged for it. You now have a good looking DVD and not an ugly generic case.
When you see one of those generic DVD boxes in your home, you probably think, "Do I have to return that yet?" However, when you see a normal looking DVD case, you will probably just put in back on the shelf where it belongs. And if you don't, someone in your house will. Next thing you know, you are being charged for a movie you forgot to return, and since it already looks so nice on the shelf, you will probably just keep the damn thing. They also raised their movie rental price to $4.29 and games to $7.99.
Contains swearing, don't yell at me if you get fired for reading it
History of swearing in the UK in the 20th Century
(Found at Open Brackets.)
Strange and new
The Pizza Cone!
(Found via gizmodo.)
If you are a current blockbuster online subscriber, check your account. This months coupons, besides the two free rentals, includes a free pre-viewed DVD.
The list is mostly crap, but you might see something worth going in for:
Cheaper by the Dozen
A Home at the End of the World
Shadow of Fear
Stuck on You
We Don't Live Here Anymore
Welcome to Mooseport
Catch that Kid
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star
Girl with a Pearl Earring
Once Upon a Time in Mexico
Out of Time
UPDATE: Check your email for a message from Blockbuster about how they raised their fees today. If you joined before March, your rate is locked until January 31, 2006. Otherwise, you will be paying a few more dollars each month. I also heard that the game rentals are being raised from $6.99 to $7.99, so I guess that makes the two free game coupons worth a little more now.
Don't use this one at work
From a really brilliant site with a lot of nifty wallpapers.
Need help pooping?
(rerun from June 2003)
Have you noticed that whenever Found photos are put online, we all flock to them, but if Mom pulls out the family photo album, we can't run away fast enough?
Wal-Mart has a sound effects cd for sale and offers 30 second mp3 samples of the files. Since most of them are under 30 seconds, you can basically get what you want for free.
Can't get it out of my head
We're having a meat wave, a tropical meat wave...
For more vintage advertising, visit the Ohio University Vintage Print Advertising Archive.
Recently, I was privileged to see a superb short film adaptation of the wonderful Stephen King story, "All that you love will be carried away." The movie, All That You Love, is a work by Director Scott Albanese and is simply amazing. Kent Vaughan, a veteran actor, does an incredible job as Alfie Zimmer, the burnt out traveling salesman with a penchant for bathroom wall drivel. I especially liked the adaptation of the fantasy sequences in the story to the screen.
Scott recently launched a site for his film, All That You Love, that contains background on the movie as well as a great gallery of behind the scenes photos. The movie itself is in the process of being cleared to be shown on the site. I will update you when that happens. In the meantime, please check out the site, it is well worth your time.
This guy is full of crap
Dog poo spray wins D&AD Student of the Year
(Found at boingboing.)
I have seen this on several sites today and am amazed that no one recognizes this from Mad Magazine. I have the archives on CD and will post the pics later today.
From January, 1975.
***WOOHOO - I have finally been boingboing'd!***
How Krispy Kremes work.
i don't need holes through my nipples to be cool.
correlation does not translate into causality
"To say my country, right or wrong, is something no patriot would say except in dire emergency; it is like saying, 'my mother, drunk or sober.'" - G.K. Chesterton