Tag: cool links

  • Picture Thread

    I have no idea who this poor fellow is but this hilarous running commentary on one of the subjects in a photo taken at a party is a gem of collective image discourse! via Joi Ito

  • ebay wedding dress

    ebay wedding dress

    Just when I thought I was going to close out my posts for the day, a colleague sent me a link to an eBay auction for his ex-wife’s wedding dress. “One Slightly Used Size 12 Wedding Gown. Only worn twice: Once at the wedding and once for these pictures.” is closing it’s bid in 3 […]

  • Happy Friday

    Izumi was sent an anonymous email with a link to www.albinoblacksheep.com which has got to be the funniest collection of videos and flash movies that I have seen in a long time. Tyler has already found a few favorites such as: Pokemon Rocks Shumway [I have no idea what this is about but it’s strangely […]

  • Sushi Bar Cam

    Our old neighborhood sushi shop in Tokyo now has a webcam! Gosh, this makes me miss Japan. . .

  • Train Station Melodies

    Update (Aug. 2012): replaced link. A charming site that plays back a collection of Japanese Station Melodies. In Japan, special melodies play when trains pull into or pull out of train stations. These melodies are unique, depending on the station. This website is devoted to these sounds, giving samples of them. Please look through this […]

  • AOLiza

    This is pretty rich. Remember the old AI program Eliza? AOLiza Using a publicly available Perl version of ELIZA, a Mac with nothing better to do than play psychoanalyst, a few applescripts, and an AOL Instant Messenger account that has a high rate of ‘random’ people trying to start conversations, I put ELIZA in touch […]

  • Names

    Next time you need to come up with an interesting cast of characters for a short story, try the Kleimo Random Name Generator. Taking publicly available data from the US Census, this little script pulls together first and last names with wonderful consequences. Modesto Loofbourrow?

  • Sushi Brief

    A legal brief submitted somewhat tongue-in-cheek by a harried junior paralegal in response to a Partner’s request to research local Manhattan sushi restaurants. This brief has been making the rounds of legal firms all over town and today ended up on the front page of the NY Times.

  • Cruise Missile

    Amazing what folks can build in their garage these days. A fellow in New Zealand built a cruise missile which is certainly interesting but not really useful unless you have a serious grudge. I prefer the 100 lbs thrust pulse jet which has links to instructions on how to attachit to your go kart.