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Frustrated Animated Gifs - Search in a Giphy
i no longer correct people who are wrong on the internet, so i do this a lot less
fun  images 
august 2013 by gnat
ANCIENT GREEK GEOMETRY
compass and straight-edge challenge
geometry  fun 
july 2013 by gnat
Keepin' It Clean - Imgur
look at all the bothers i give
fun  image 
july 2012 by gnat
Meet the tireless entrepreneur who squatted at AOL | Bootstrap - CNET News
Contacted for comment, David Temkin, senior vice president of Mail and Mobile for AOL, told CNET, "It was always our intention to facilitate entrepreneurialism in the Palo Alto office -- we just didn't expect it to work so well."
startups  fun 
may 2012 by gnat
The Millions : The ___’s Daughter
statistical analysis of books whose titles are of the form "the X's daughter"
books  fun  statistics 
may 2012 by gnat
The Floppy Disk means Save, and 14 other old people Icons that don't make sense anymore - Scott Hanselman
A few too-easy jabs (really? you think twenty-somethings never use screwdrivers or spanners?). But rabbit ears on the TV ...
design  icons  fun 
may 2012 by gnat
The euro zone's trouble spots: The bottomless bail-out | The Economist
BILL HICKS, a chain-smoking comedian, loved to ridicule the “eternal-life fantasy” of the non-smokers in his audience. “Non-smokers die every day,” he jeered. “And you know what doctors say: ‘If only you smoked we’d have the technology to help you. It’s you people dying from nothing that are screwed.’”
quotes  fun  healthcare  from delicious
september 2010 by gnat
The euro zone's trouble spots: The bottomless bail-out | The Economist
BILL HICKS, a chain-smoking comedian, loved to ridicule the “eternal-life fantasy” of the non-smokers in his audience. “Non-smokers die every day,” he jeered. “And you know what doctors say: ‘If only you smoked we’d have the technology to help you. It’s you people dying from nothing that are screwed.’”
quotes  fun  healthcare  from delicious
september 2010 by gnat
Recreating the THX Deep Note - EarSlap
backstory on the THX sound and programmatically recreating it
audio  fun  history  from delicious
april 2010 by gnat
Disney Templates is Today's BIG Thing - APR 07, 2009
four minutes of boggle at the amount of tracing in Disney movies
cartoon  movies  fun 
april 2009 by gnat
Athletes turn to Twitter for their own spin - Sport - NZ Herald News
"Or, 'He's taking his kids to the church play or he's talking about the music he likes,' or, hell, whatever. I put everything on there." awesome unconscious conjunction of "church" and "hell"
fun 
march 2009 by gnat
Product Panic: 2009
Great panic products are like Roosevelt’s fireside chats. They’re cheery bluff. The standard virtues of fine industrial design—safety, convenience, serviceability, utility, solid construction … well, when you’re heading for the lifeboats, you can overlook those pesky little details. For designers, the ideal panic product in 2009 is a 99-cent iPhone application. Something like an iPhone ocarina or lava lamp.
fun  design  economy 
march 2009 by gnat
Heavy Metal Band Names
Fantastic infographic, a taxonomy of heavy metal band names.
music  viz  fun 
january 2009 by gnat
Flathead
best review of Friedman ever
books  writing  fun 
january 2009 by gnat
A Modest Proposal for the Publishing Industry - NYTimes.com
brilliant parody of bailout language showing how generic the arguments are and how widespread they apply
economics  fun  language 
january 2009 by gnat
Everything you know about ARGs is WRONG
strong rant about ARGs and what rules and what doesn't with them
fun  games  arg 
december 2008 by gnat
YouTube - Thriller
Remake of "Thriller" by Australian librarians. Brilliant.
music  library  fun  video 
december 2008 by gnat
2009 AAAS Science Dance Contest
This is hilarious! Science PhD candidates dance their thesis topics.
science  video  dance  fun  ninetonoon 
november 2008 by gnat
The Rationality Project: One Man's Quest to Ignore His Gut Instinct - Esquire
Hilarious story about a guy attempting to eliminate all the cognitive biases in his life.
brain  psychology  fun  books 
october 2008 by gnat
Garamond powerline
too awesome for words: guy manipulates photos of powerlines and poles so they form the letters of the alphabet ... in Garamond.
typography  fonts  photos  fun 
october 2008 by gnat
Why is everyone saying "fail" all of a sudden? - By Christopher Beam - Slate Magazine
Odd that it doesn't mention Twitter, whose "fail whale" was how the meme broke into my circles.
internet  fun 
october 2008 by gnat
Silicon Alley Insider
brilliant parody of a VC firm's presentation to its funded companies
vc  money  fun 
october 2008 by gnat
Why rats can't vomit
Fascinating! Rats have differently wired stomachs, and also lack the complex neural connections to coordinate the activity.
science  bio  via:mjd  fun 
september 2008 by gnat
Adam Kimmel presents: Claremont HD on Vimeo
Adrenaline junkies. Your pulse rate rises just watching it.
sports  fun 
september 2008 by gnat
Poem: Mrs Schofield's GCSE, by Carol Ann Duffy
background: "waugh waugh, this poem has reference to knife crime, we must take it out of the exam lest children mistakenly think we endorse knife crime". This is the poet's response. Just fucking brilliant.
poetry  fun 
september 2008 by gnat
Adam Savage inhales sulphur hexafluoride - Boing Boing
Mark's comment is spot on: it lets you channel Penn Jillette.
science  fun 
september 2008 by gnat
Grose: Lincolnshire, where the hogs shite soap, and cows shite fire
"The inhabitants, of the poorer sort, washing their clothes with hogs-dung, and burning dried cow-dung for want of a better fuel." from a dictionary of provincial proverbs.
history  england  fun  quotes 
august 2008 by gnat
Canting Dictionary
1736 dictionary of thieves cant. e.g., "CLICKET, Copulation of Foxes, and thence used in a Canting Sense, for that of Men and Women; as The Cull and the Mort are at Clicket in the Dyke."
language  history  social  fun  words 
august 2008 by gnat
PhotoshopDisasters: Google Maps: Unusually Similar Trees = Black Helicopters
data providers use photoshop (badly) to block out "sensitive" locations. here it's the future home of Royal Dutch POlice
geo  mapping  photoshop  fun 
august 2008 by gnat
McSweeney's Internet Tendency: Hamlet (Facebook News Feed Edition).
"Ophelia joined the group Maidens Who Don't Float. " brilliance
fun  facebook  theatre 
august 2008 by gnat
Pulp Perl
brilliant and funny
books  fun  perl 
june 2008 by gnat
Garkov -- Garfield + Markov chains -- Josh Millard
markov chain-generated literature (even garfield) never amused me as much as they amused other people.
comics  algorithms  language  fun  ish 
june 2008 by gnat
NSFW: A Beginners Guide To Sporn | Rock, Paper, Shotgun
porn made with spore creature creature. it's like looking up swear words in a dictionary, every new technology that claims to have no bounds will immediately be tested with lewdity
fun  games 
june 2008 by gnat
DIY Yahoo! Resignation Letter
exactly the sentiment of everyone I know who was acquired by Yahoo! in the early 2000s
fun  yahoo 
june 2008 by gnat
» I really didn’t need that stew … Joe Posnanski
great moment in sportswriting history (it picks up pace after the first page, don't worry). (via orwant)
sports  fun 
may 2008 by gnat
YouTube - Argument to Beethoven's 5th
no cue cards, no teleprompters, no second takes. Absolutely brilliant.
comedy  fun 
april 2008 by gnat
Heading East: Lies I've told my 3 year old recently
The lies are all the kind that would make great short story premises. compare "lies told to children" view of science in "Science of Discworld II". is anything in science as poignant as the last one this list?
kids  parenting  fun 
april 2008 by gnat
John Resig - Ruby VM in JavaScript
ruby -> opcodes -> javascript interpreter. with "contrived" benchmark, gets five times speed up from ruby 1.8.2 in firefox 3 (boggle).
javascript  ruby  compiler  opensource  fun 
april 2008 by gnat
The Myth of the Media Myth: Games and Non-Gamers | MetaFilter
review of Outside, as though it were a game. brilliant.
game  fun 
april 2008 by gnat
Meek•FM Typographic Synthesizer
fonts + tweaks + knob-filled board = freaky synth
audio  fonts  music  fun 
march 2008 by gnat
Abyss & Apex : Fourth Quarter 2007: Wikihistory
brilliant short story in the form of a wiki log
sf  wikipedia  fun 
march 2008 by gnat
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