Friday, July 25, 2008

Bloodsport Mentos

Ok, this is one of my favorites. Some genius out on the internet decided it was a good idea to make scenes from the film "Bloodsport" into a parody of a Mentos commercial. I never get tired of this.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Abe Lincoln

I know, I'm on a crazy video kick, but who doesn't like crazy videos? This one is from The Whitest Kids You Know, a New York City based comedy troupe. They currently have a show on IFC (Independent Film Channel), and you can see their show free online at So, here's the video: What Really Happened to Abe Lincoln

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Old Gregg

Here's another weird video. This one is from The Mighty Boosh, a British television program, from the episode "The Legend of Old Gregg." There's really nothing to say about this, except that it's very strange.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Evil Floating Head

I just randomly ran into this today. It's a crazy video. Watch it. Not much to say about that.

Evil Floating Head

Unsurprisingly, a little investigation quickly led to Waverly Films, the creator of this and many other crazy videos.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Michael Gum

Michael Gum is a talented nerd musician. I say nerd musician not because I know much of anything about him, but because he covers video game songs on his guitar. This clearly makes him a nerd. Here's his Livejournal. All of the tindeck music links work, but thrownwood has gone down the tubes, so don't bother clicking on those. Some of the missing video game tracks can be found on his Myspace Music page.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Demotivational Posters

We've all seen those motivational posters with the inspiring picture and the cheesy motivational phrase. I'm sure you've all seen demotivators as well, spoofs on these motivational pictures featuring snarky phrases. You've probably also seen home made demotivators on the internet. Now there's a place where you can check out more demotivators than your body has room for.

You'll Shit Bricks

I know, it's an odd name. It comes from a type of demotivator created for the internet which features a picture with something hidden in it (or nothing hidden just to mess with you), and the phrase "When you see it, you'll shit bricks." The website features many types of demotivators, it just takes its name from that type.

Not all of these are safe for work. Fortunately, they are split up, so you can choose to look at safe or unsafe.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

The Last Stand

The Last Stand is a cool zombie base defense flash game. It was made by Con Artists Productions, and released through Armor Games. It's very much like other base defense games in terms of the basics, but several things distinguish it from others.

Instead of money or whatever to improve your base, you have a certain number of daylight hours each day to distribute between repairing the wall, searching for survivors, and searching for better weapons. More survivors allow you to get more done with your hours, and at night they help you fight off the zombies. Unfortunately, sometimes your survivors don't... well... survive the search parties.

Another distinction is that the graphics and animation are rather good. Many base defense games use very basic graphics, but these actually have a polish on them.

Make sure you click on the diary each day when you're choosing weapons. It adds some flavor to the game.

Also, I just noticed that Last Stand 2 has come out. I'm going to have to play that...

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

World's Hardest Game

Today it's World's Hardest Game. Now, I'm not saying this is the world's hardest game. It's not that it's not challenging, it is, but that's the title. I'd say it lives up to it pretty well. My only tip is patience. You're scored on deaths, not on time.

This game was made by Snubby Land. They have some other games on there too. I rather enjoy the hand drawn graphics on Super Tank.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

This one's a little less geeky than my usual fare, but I had to include it because it's a really good site. Hulu features free videos. Sure, there's ads here and there, but they have TV shows, full movies, and clips. All that Saturday Night Live stuff you can't see on YouTube anymore? They have tons of SNL clips. Your favorite Daily Show and Colbert Report clips? They have that too. Excerpts from E3? Yup. Want to watch Ghostbusters, or Monty Python's Meaning of Life? They have the whole movie, and a bunch more. Full episodes of Heroes, or Firefly? You get the idea.

You don't need a login unless you want to watch NSFW stuff, and sign up is free.

Unfortunately, Hulu is only available to US residents, according to their sign up page. But hey, if you're in the US, and you want to watch something, check it out.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Homestar Runner

Looks like I took the week off last week. I'm going to ease back in with an easy one. Homestar Runner. I think most of the internet has seen Homestar, but for those who are new, or maybe unlucky enough to have not found it by now, here it is. There's a "First time here?" button on the right side of the front menu. Make sure you click on that. Homestar Runner has a lot of inside jokes and running gags, so if you don't get it at first, watch a few and things will become more clear.

Oh, did I forget to mention what Homestar Runner is? It's a lovely site featuring cartoons based on a children's book made as a joke. The favorite of the site is the "Strong Bad Emails" section, in which the villain of the book answers emails.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Will It Blend?

Will It Blend is a site filled with videos of unusual objects being decimated in a blender. It was created by Blendtec to promote their line of blenders. Tom Dickson, Blendtec founder, stars in each episode alongside the Blendtec Total Blender, a piece of machinery more like a chipper-shredder than a blender. Seriously. He blends a rake. It's awesome. There's also a section for blender projects to try at home, but the unsafe ones are the real treat. I love the one where he blends glow sticks.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

You're the man now, dog!

You may remember the trailer for the film Finding Forrester, which introduced us several years ago to the wonder that is Sean Connery using urban slang. In the wake of this amazing occurrence, the original YTMND was formed. Since then, the official YTMND website has been the home of many crazy YTMNDs made by various people across the tubes. I'll link a few so you can get the idea:

Indiana Jones Can't Stop the Rock

YTMNDs often lead to spin-offs (One for Nethack fans)

Of course, Captain Picard is a popular topic...

Whether he's teaching art class...

Or just having a good time.

Professor X had One Weakness...

You get the idea. Go comb through the madness yourself.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


I stumbled on this one a few years ago. It hasn't been updated for a while, but it still has a lot of hilarious content. Spamusement is a bunch of comics drawn based on those nonsensical spam subject lines. My favorite is Upgrade Your Brain with Brain Bullet.

Monday, June 30, 2008


Today's will be short but strange. These websites have been around for at least 100 years, yet if you don't know to go looking for them, you probably won't find them. I don't think these need any explanation.

(For some reason, the sound cut out when I went to today. If there's no sound, it's not funny, so don't blame me if it's silent and seems stupid.)

Friday, June 27, 2008

Fully Ramblomatic

Like I said yesterday, Yahtzee makes some games too. They're on the low tech, original Monkey Island end of things, but if you require cutting edge graphics to have a good time, you can bite me. Trilby: The Art of Theft is my personal favorite. 1213 has a good story, but the gameplay's not spectacular. I think it's worth playing for the storytelling elements; if you're looking for a high action game, look somewhere else. I haven't played them yet, but I hear a lot of good things about the 5 Days a Stranger series. These are more like Monkey Island or Day of the Tentacle.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Zero Punctuation

Today we talk about Zero Punctuation. Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw is the cantankerous genius behind this. He's a delightfully snarky Brit who treats us each week to a rapid fire, honest (bitchy), unbiased (except for his own biases), and hilarious video game review. On top of all that, it's set to funny animated video, making the jokes all the better. It's an innovative means of reviewing, and suits the video game genre beautifully.

I find Yahtzee's candor quite refreshing. He hits the nail on the head when he points out the shortcomings of games. I've seen it from all angles. I watched reviews of games I've played, and he was dead on. I've played games after watching his reviews, and found they were just as we said. I even asked a friend to describe a game to me (MOH Airborne), and proceeded to crack up as Yahtzee hilariously highlighted everything my friend had complained about.

Zero Punctuation is hosted by The Escapist. To be honest, I was introduced to this site with ZP and I haven't really looked at the rest of the site yet. It looks like a pretty neat collection of game related reviews, news, videos, etc. I'll check it out and get back to you on it later.

P.S. Yahtzee makes some interesting games too. More on that tomorrow.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Dancing with the Star Wars Stars

This one is crazy. A little something for the star wars geeks out there. Apparently they did some crazy Star Wars related stuff at MGM Studios at Disney World. My favorite is Darth Vader from the 2008 video.

Dancing with the Star Wars Stars 2008
Dancing with the Star Wars Stars 2007

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Minesweeper: The Movie

Today is a YouTube video for you old-times windows users. If you don't get this video, and you have windows, go to the start menu, then all programs, then games and play some minesweeper. For you youngsters, this is the kind of windows game we used to play back in my day.

Minesweeper: The Movie

Monday, June 23, 2008

Dr. Tran

Ok, I'm sure most of you have seen Dr. Tran already. The dude is huge. However, I would not be doing my civic duty if I didn't make SURE everyone has had the opportunity to see him.

For those who have, perhaps you'd be interested in seeing additional Dr. Tran adventures.

For those who haven't , go watch Dr. Tran.

Oh, I'd also like to note that over 70,000 pairs of 3D glasses were produced for the showings of Dr. Tran at Spike and Mike's Festival of Animation.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Star Wars: The Musical

I promise, this is the last musical post. At least until I find another weird musical. This one is Star Wars. I especially enjoy the video version of One Season More. This one has won multiple awards, so it's worth a look.

Thursday, June 19, 2008


I've done videos the last couple days, so let's do music. This is Silence! The Musical. It's a lovely musical version of The Silence of the Lambs. Jon & Al Kaplan made it, in addition to several other funny movie-gone-musical pieces. Looks like they created 24: Season 2: The Musical as well. I better watch some more 24 and listen to that.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


Today I am tired. I need a Powerthirst. If you don't know what I'm talking about, you should check out Picnicface. These guys made Powerthirst, and numerous other hilarious videos. At least, I assume they're hilarious. So far I've only watched Powerthirst, Powerthirst 2, and All About Halifax, but those were awesome. Everyone I know has been randomly quoting these for months.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Those Aren't Muskets!

Here's the site of a talented sketch comedy troupe from the San Diego area. These guys are incredibly creative; they've even gone so far as to make a sketch entirely in Super Smash Bros. I suggest all you internet people go check out my favorite, Internet Party.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Jonathan Coulton

I like music, but I like hilarious nerdy music more. Jonathan Coulton is a veritable factory of excellent nerdy music. Additionally, he loves us enough to let us sample all his songs on his website. Some of my favorites are even available for free download.

All of his music is released through the creative commons license, which has lead to many excellent derivative works, such as mash-ups and music videos. For those of you who have caught the karaoke bug (filk anyone?), there are karaoke tracks, with on-screen text, available for purchase.

So go check it out. You won't regret it.

My personal favorites are Re: Your Brains, Skullcrusher Mountain, The Future Soon, and (for those of you wearing headphones, this one's NSFW) First of May. Also, check out the video for flickr:

Sunday, June 15, 2008


This is the first post. As such, I will start with something appropriate to the inspiration of the blog. I felt it would be worthwhile to build a listing of internet amusements as a resource for others. I eventually realized that I would end up with a reminder of where to find things I like. Recently, I spent about an hour searching for a game I enjoyed, but I could not remember its name. So, here it is.

Hapland. The object of the game is to activate the portal. This is accomplished by clicking on various objects around the screen, sometimes with precise timing. This is one of those games where it's easy to destroy your resources by making the wrong move, but fortunately the ensuing explosions and stick figure deaths usually make it enjoyable anyway. I can't tell you much more without ruining it, so go play with it for a while and have fun.

P.S. This site contains more games from the creator of Hapland, including Hapland 2 and 3. If you get tired of blowing up the same stick figures, you can switch to another one for a while.