Saturday, September 30, 2006


Using only the arrow keys, move yourself around the mazes to reach the goal. It sounds easy, but as you progress, the game will do more and more things to disorient you.... and KEEEEEL you

found at

Friday, September 29, 2006


Arguably the greatest single of all time, Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody is a studio masterpiece. Here, comedian Rick Miller performs it as if it was sung by '25 of the most annoying voices in the music industry'.

Thursday, September 28, 2006


This blog turns 3 months old tomorrow. I can't believe I actually am closing in on 2000 unique visitors. And, I actually have regular readers, who come back almost every day! I want to say to all of you: A MILLION THANKS.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006


"What would 'Hamlet' look like if it were performed by cats? Pretty damn good, in fact. Mr. John Over provides an excellent voice for the lead character, a Charlton Heston impression that is the envy of all. John Hoffhines provided valuable assistance as cat wrangler and composer, and the rest was up to the cats, who acted with the best thespians the stage has ever seen. This piece is available on the "God Hates Cartoons" DVD found at "

One of the cats reminds me of my dear, deceased Kitten Boy (12/1995-12/2005 R.I.P)

Monday, September 25, 2006


Here's a game called 3D Battle Ball. It's similar to a great game I posted before called Curveball. All you have to do is move the paddle with your mouse and keep hitting the ball back into the arena. If it gets past you, it escapes into space...

Friday, September 22, 2006


Neil Peart is the king of technical drumming, and a swell lyricist, to boot. This is an awesome video of a CG Neil playing YYZ, the instrumental classic by Rush.

"My name is Bobby Standridge and I'm a Rush-a-holic. Seriously, the impetus for creating the YYZ video was twofold. First, the song is simply astounding and deserved a video accompaniment. Second, I needed an excuse to practice my newfound "skills" ............

............the video was created with 3D Studio Max R3 and hand keyframed using a video reference of me air-drumming along to the song. ............

............Congrats again, Neil, for a remarkable career (so far), and many, many thanks to you, Geddy and Alex for expanding our lives! - Bobby"

It's back to school time...

50 Fun Things for Professors to Do on the First Day of Class

33. Bring a small dog to class. Tell the class he's named "Boogers McGee" and is your "mascot". Whenever someone asks a question, walk over to the dog and ask it, "What'll be, McGee?"

4. Wear a pointed Kaiser helmet and a monocle and carry a riding crop.

46. Sneeze on students in the front row and wipe your nose on your tie.

26. Every so often, freeze in mid sentence and stare off into space for several minutes. After a long, awkward silence, resume your sentence and proceed normally.

Thursday, September 21, 2006


Need a favor? Or want to help someone who does? You need Favorville.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006


I'm not easily stunned, but this "Thousand-hand Bodhisattva" show sent shivers up and down my spine. It's done by the China Disabled People's Performing Art Troupe.

"In Buddhist thought, a bodhisattva is a being who is dedicated to assisting all sentient beings in achieving complete Buddhahood. Conventionally, the term is applied to hypothetical beings with a high degree of enlightenment. Bodhisattva literally means "enlightenment ('bodhi') truth ('sattva')" in Sanskrit......
.....(A) common conception of the Bodhisattva is one who delays his own final and complete enlightenment in order to save all sentient beings out of his enormous compassion. He is on a mission to liberate all sentient beings, and only then will he rest and complete his own enlightenment." - Wikipedia

Thousand-Hand Bodhisattva Masterpiece - video powered by Metacafe

Monday, September 18, 2006


Here's a great guide to office revolt. It's done in the style of those laminated cards on airliners - you know, the ones that show you where the exits are, using easy to comprehend visuals.

Print this out as a guide to throwing off the shackles of your job and creating a primitive, utopian village with your co-workers, right there in your office. (Suz, pay particular attention.)

Sunday, September 17, 2006


This is a training video for Wendy's fast food employees, made in the 1980s, wherein a regular guy Bill gets pulled into a magical world of RAP. The 'Duke of the Grill' busts out some dope rhymes to impart 'grill skillz' to his young neophyte. Sounds cheesy? Actually, it's extremely well done, and very informative to boot. I wish there were more early-80's rap-based training joints. It's a great way to learn. So get 'all up in Bill's grill' and represent!

Saturday, September 16, 2006


You can reveal a lot about yourself by your choices. Here's a little diversion called the Like Better Game. Given a choice of two photos, decide which one you prefer. More choices will follow. When the 'brain' turns pink, click on it to see what it is thinking about you. If you play it long enough, you can learn all there is to know about yourself, and you will have attained enlightenment, and your life's journey will be completely solved for all time.

Friday, September 15, 2006


I think my mind has just been blown. It's no secret I'm a huge Lord Of The Rings fan. Well, a housing development is being created in Bend, Oregon called The Shire....

"The Shire evokes a sense of Place and Enchantment. All the homes in The Shire are facing the fully landscaped common areas. You will find Old World dry stack terraced walls supporting beautifully developed planting beds. Walk along the curving pathways to discover scene after scene of interestingly integrated garden features within the lands of the hobbits: waterfalls tressing, streams meandering, garden statues, ponds, lush grasses, towering pines, twisted juniper. Sing in your own amphitheater, discover the homes of the orginal Shire residents embedded in the hillside. At home in The Shire......Connect with Nature......Smile at your neightbor and feel at peace in this village community, in this sanctuary, in this Place of Enchantment! "

If you're not clear on what this means, let me spell it out for you: if you're a Tolkien fan, and if you can afford it, it is soon going to be possible TO LIVE IN THE F**KING SHIRE.

(found at The PreSurfer)

Thursday, September 14, 2006


Put yourself in Marcel Marceau's shoes with this mime simulator, or Mimulator. It's not easy being a mime. It's like being trapped in an invisible box. It's like walking upwind.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006


I apologize in advance if this gets stuck in your head, but
They're taking the hobbits to Isengard!

Monday, September 11, 2006


Sunday, September 10, 2006


Today I experienced the heart-stopping drama and pulse-pounding athleticism of Mariners baseball. But we lost. Russ & Reda, thanks for the invite to the game and the pre-game luncheon (buuurp)

Saturday, September 09, 2006


Japanese television is full of zany stunts and pranks that could never be done to people here (without litigation). In this hilarious video, unsuspecting people are pranked by innocent looking massage chairs. Upping the ante: the chairs are in a spa located at the top of a ski slope, and are rigged to dump people outside into the snow, sometimes completely naked. Whatever you do, don't miss part two, where a particularly nasty chair spins around, ignites a rocket engine and actually launches people down the ski slope! I'm at a loss to see how they can get away with this...

Friday, September 08, 2006


I think this might be the coolest music video I've ever seen. Definitely the coolest recent video. The band is Muse and the song is called Knights Of Cydonia...

"Despite the western setting, many references to 60s and 70s pop culture are present, such as (but not limited to) Spaghetti Westerns, Kung Fu Movies, Planet of the Apes, Star Wars, Logan's Run, The Matrix and Battlestar Galactica." -Wikipedia

(found on Fark)

Thursday, September 07, 2006


This game is hard. In Trick Blast Billiards 2 you start with a pool table with nine bombs on it, fuses lit. You have 100 seconds to sink all nine bombs in the pockets. If you scratch, or if time runs out, KABOOM. The problem is, it's barely possible to do it in 100 seconds - it took me dozens of tries...

Wednesday, September 06, 2006


Behold the majesty and pageantry of the 100 Worst Album Covers EVER.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006


This adorable little doggy will do tricks for you. Just type in your commands. Who's a good boy? Who's a good boy?

Monday, September 04, 2006


Today's Adopt-A-Pet kitty is a lovely one year old tabby named Burger. Her previous owner, Satan, was unable to keep her as she was "disturbing the denizens of the underdark". Adopt her today, and not only will we waive the normal adoption fee, but we will pay you $15,000 and throw in a free delivery (by armored car.)

Sunday, September 03, 2006


Today's fun game is called Curveball. It's a 3d version of Pong. Use the mouse to control your paddle. You can put 'english' on the ball and make it curve if your paddle is moving when it makes contact...

Friday, September 01, 2006


Here are a few pictures I took in the last week. The Lake Washington ones are from today.

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