Thursday, June 26, 2008

How can so much awesomeness exist?

Joss Wheedon, Neil Patrick Harris, Super Heroes, Super Villains, and a theremin.

This only way this could get any more awesome would be if it tied in with How I Met Your Mother.

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Friday, June 20, 2008

Yeah boyee

From our US correspondent:

So, in a bar in Millbrae (town next to SFO) a visiting drunk guy (DG) was waxing lyrical about the fact Obama will be the democratic choice. Conversation with drunk local guy (DLG) went like this:

DG: This is just what America needs!
DLG: I hear ya bro
DG: To have a black president will be momentous, unreal!
DLG: Sho' fuckin will! Imagine that motherf*cker gettin' all up on that podium with the clocks and shit screaming "Yeaaaah Boyeee!"
DG: That's exactly the crap we need to get away from
DLG: Whatever dude, "Yeeah Boooyeeee!!!"
DG: There really isn't a need to do that
DLG: Flavor Flav in da HOUSE!
DG: Fuck you
Rest of bar: desperately trying not to titter.

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Thursday, June 05, 2008

The Original Sims

Alter Ego was a video game released by Activision in 1986. The brainchild of psychologist Dr. John Favero it allowed players to play out an entire lifetime as if it were a Choose Your Own Adventure novel by playing out events based on hundreds of interviews conducted with people about their lives. Now you can play a very faithful reproduction online.

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Sunday, June 01, 2008

A Brief History of Meme

Weezer are known for their inventive videos, from Buddy Holly (which was included as part of Windows '95 to show off its multimedia capabilities) to Islands in the Sun.

The video to Pork and Beans the single from their soon to be released Red Album contains a potted history of some of the more pervasive internet memes. If you're having trouble finding them all Fox Australia has a nice little cheat sheet.

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