In homage to the late, great Stanley Kubrick, and with apologies to Steven
King, Jennifer Shiman has created a Flash animation called The Shining in 30
Seconds as Re-Told Bunnies. This is just the kind of weird, offbeat,
cartoony humor that I know my readers like.
Reuters reports (via CNN.com) that a male rhinoceros in a British
drive-through nature park got a little too user-friendly with a passenger
car that had stopped to watch him frolic with a lady rhino.
Someone in a chicken costume rises from his perch and moves to the center
of the room, facing you. He just sort of gazes at you, as if waiting for
you to do something.
You read it here first — well, second. A shockingly simple new toy
(or is it a brilliant relaxation device?) has just gone on sale at a single
online e-tailer. I predict that these shiny little ovoids, left, will
take off like a rocket this year.
Police in Memphis, Tennessee, arrested a 23-year-old woman on Mar. 5
after she allegedly bludgeoned her boyfriend to death with an Apple iPod,
a popular music player known for its hard, metal case, according to Headlined
News (photo, left).
One of the most hilarious things I’ve seen in weeks is a Web page
that simply lists, in lines of plain text, reason after reason that
every proposal to eliminate
spam won’t work. The page begins as a response
to a Usenet posting: “Your post advocates a ( ) technical
( ) legislative ( ) market-based ( ) vigilante
approach to fighting spam. Your idea will not work.” It ends with,
“and you’re a stupid person for suggesting it…”, with much frivolity
One of my favorite news sites on the Web is Chortler.com, which calls itself
a satirical online newspaper. Every day, they come up with great stories
such as this: “A report a team of sociologists has found that Jason
Alexander, a complete unknown just days ago, has started a whole new wave
in wedding trends – everyone will be married to Britney Spears for 15
minutes.” The site doesn’t dwell merely on entertainment news, however,
digging equally into candidates from Democrats to Republicans and events
both large and small. (“Pretzel attack planned before September 11, Paul
Here’s a Flash game that’s sure to infuriate the most environmentally sensitive
among you, but also provide a lot of fun for everyone else. Save Them Goldfish!
is a challenge to your mouse-hand coordination. You, a hard-working student,
return to your dorm room to find that your slovenly roommate has decided
your pet goldfish would make tasty snacks. You open your door just as
he’s tossing your fishy friends into a hot frying pan, one at a time. You
must snare the wriggling fishies with your mouse and drag them back into
their goldfish bowl before they roast. After you’ve saved a few, your
roommate starts dropping them into the pan two at a time, and things get
more interesting from there.
Much of what happens on the Internet is invisible to the naked eye, so it’s
nice to see a site that reveals the hidden structure to us visually.
If you’re stuck for a last-minute Christmas present for a loved one, they
could do worse than to receive this almost-life-size Homer Simpson replica.
His outstretched hand holds a can of beer (you provide a can of your choice) –
great if you need a cupholder.