Friday, January 30, 2009

Experimenting With Ducklings

Here's a recent installment of xkcd, "a webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language":

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Elmo's World: Behind the Scenes

Gangsta Ruler

It rules.

(Via Inspire me, now!)

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Zombies Ahead

Fox News reports (via Instapundit):
Transportation officials in Texas are scrambling to prevent hackers from changing messages on digital road signs after one sign in Austin was altered to read, "Zombies Ahead."

Chris Lippincott, director of media relations for the Texas Department of Transportation, confirmed that a portable traffic sign at Lamar Boulevard and West 15th Street, near the University of Texas at Austin, was hacked into during the early hours of Jan. 19.

Joker/Ronald McDonald Mashup

(Via Rahul Sood.)

This totally made my afternoon--until it restarted my mourning for Heath Ledger...

Monday, January 26, 2009

Is Your Living Room Macabre Enough?

If not, you may want to consider purchasing some road kill carpet (via Andrew Sullivan):

Sunday, January 25, 2009

garfield - garfield = awesome

There are plenty of great webcomics out there, but garfield minus garfield is one of the best.

Here's one example:

And here's another:

Now enjoy wasting the next hour or so looking at more!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

A Living Rug

(Via Inspire me, now!)

Friday, January 16, 2009

You Wanna Be On Top?

In honor of Oxygen's "ANTM Obsessed," weekly marathons devoted to "America's Next Top Model" (AKA another way to inflate Miss Banks' ego) I just thought I'd share this link with the world. I'll admit, I love "America's Next Top Model" -- though my devotion only stretches to those weekend-spanning marathons cable networks are so fond of airing -- so before I share my Tyra-centric link, courtesy of, I'll run down some of my ANTM favorites.

Top Cycles:
1. Cycle 2
2. Cycle 3
3. Cycle 6
4. Cycle 5
5. Cycle 7

Top Crazies (AKA Top Attention Whores):
1. Jade (Cycle 6)
2. Tiffany (Cycles 3 and 4)
3. Lisa (Cycle 5)
4. Camille (Cycle 2)
5. Bre (Cycle 5)

Top Top Models:
1. Eva (Cycle 3)
2. Danielle (Cycle 5)
3. Jaslene (Cycle 8)
I can't name any other winners I'm particularly fond of because there aren't any. Nice work, Tyra and co.

Top Non-Top Models:
1. Toccara (Cycle 3)
2. Joanie (Cycle 6)
3. Mercedes (Cycle 2)
4. Nik (Cycle 5)
5. Shandi (Cycle 2)

Top Names:
1. Katarzyna (Cycle 10)
2. Xiomara (Cycle 2)
3. Nnenna (Cycle 6)
4. Naima (Cycle 4)
5. Jenascia (Cycle 2)

Top Faux-Monikers/Nicknames:
1. Yaya (Cycle 3)
2. McKey (Cycle 11)
3. Lluvy (Cycle 4)
4. Melrose (Cycle 7)
5. Amis (Cycle 10)

That's enough from me. I'm handing it over to the pros. Check this out.

-Meryn, who hates having her picture taken but would love the drama of being on any ANTM cycle.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Google Enables iGoogle Personalization

The search giant has announced on its blog:
The holidays have passed, but if you're anything like me, you've got a gold mine of bear hugs and embarrassing moments captured on film. My holidays wouldn't be the same without Tabby, our family cat, who has been part of the winter festivities for 10 years. Over the holidays, we caught Tabby sticking out his tongue at the family get-together! Below is one of those prized moments I wanted to post everywhere, including on my personalized homepage:

Now, you too can capture memories and images on your iGoogle homepage by building a custom theme. We've just released our new tool for creating iGoogle themes. It's an easy way for iGoogle users to spruce up their personalized homepage without needing to know how to use XML, etc. All you need is an image, and we'll provide the rest.

Continue reading.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Homosexuality In A Major Soap Opera

Towleroad reports:
Luke and Noah, Daytime's Most Famous Gay Couple, Have Sex

The breakthrough scene on As the World Turns begins at about 3:03. Of course what we see is simply the before and after, but for a show that took seventh months and an extended Internet campaign from fans for producers to have its two main characters share a kiss, the sex, or evidence of it, is a revelation.

I don't watch soap operas, so I usually couldn't care less what happens on them. However, this development represents further progress in mainstream American acceptance of homosexuality. So way to go As the World Turns producers, keep up the... uh... good work. I guess. Well, at least keep up the inclusive work--that's probably more accurate.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Inspirational Speeches Mashup

(Via swissmiss.)

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Morality Meter

(Via Inspire me, now!)

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Did You See People Without Pants Today?

If so, Improv Everywhere may have been responsible:
Reminder: No Pants 2k9 is tomorrow in New York City and 24 cities worldwide! There are 9 countries involved this year, including Korea, Poland, and Australia. We’re expecting snow in New York, which would be a first.

Read about how this year's project went here--or check out this video from last year:

(Cross-posted at the Podium.)

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Happy Meal 2013: Vat-Grown Kobe Beef And Flintstones Ritalin

See more pictures and detailed explanations at Wired's site.

Monday, January 5, 2009

A Mashup Of 2008's Top 25 Songs

(Via Andrew Sullivan.)