Archive for the 'Links' Category

polar clock

August 21st, 2007

Cool way to look at time.


chore wars

July 26th, 2007

Combining the old-school concept of a refrigerator chore wheel with the level-grinding fun of World of Warcraft, it’s Chore Wars. The idea? Set up a system of experience points for household chores and “level up” your characters by vacuuming, cleaning up, doing dishes, etc.

I know people that would love this.


ira glass on storytelling

April 14th, 2007

Act One: a man sits alone, in a recording booth, and gives hard-earned and thoughtful pointers on how to improve storytelling abilities.

I love his quote “Not enough gets said about the importance of abandoning crap”. Amen to that.


joker’s boner

March 22nd, 2007

Fantastic compendium of unintentionally funny comic-book panels; rumor has it that some of the panels were nicked from Superdickery, but I can neither confirm nor deny that allegation… nor does it really matter, as they’re all lifted to begin with anyhow.



March 4th, 2007

Honestly, I could play with “Blueprints” all day.


so a guy walks into a comedy club

February 20th, 2007

Radar Magazine is running a fantastic article on joke stealing, counting down all the usual suspects: Denis Leary stealing from Bill Hicks, Dane Cook stealing from Louis C.K., and Robin Williams stealing from, well, everybody. A fascinating peek inside the always surprisingly unfun world of stand-up comedy.


February 15th, 2007

No matter what Joel Johnson says about people like me, I love me some gizmos — but I’m usually flat broke, so I’ve developed a system I call the Constant Reward Strategy™ (self-help book forthcoming Q3 2007 in HarperCollins paperback). This strategy involves always having some ultra-cheap piece of electronics in the mail winding its way to my house.

To this end, the friendly folks at have been a really enabling force; the prices can’t be beat and even the slowest shipping only takes three days or so. Highly recommended.

ADDENDUM: Evan rightly points out NewEgg — how could I forget about them — and I might as well plug Think Geek while I’m shamelessly plugging. Neither of them beat meritline for sheer “cheepnis” though.


phone guy

February 2nd, 2007

I had a boss once who was just like Phone Guy.

NOTE: Don’t be like Phone Guy.


geek love

January 22nd, 2007

Hate Love?

Valentine’s Day. link.

Edit: Feminist LGBT ally!

the worst case of false advertising since “the neverending story part II”

December 14th, 2006



the internet at its finest

December 13th, 2006


This is the controversy that Jon Land should have a hand in. Tragically, comments are closed, but the ones there represent the finest of Internet culture. Oddly, I mean that entirely nonsarcastically.

Duchamp would be so proud!

(Thanks to Rachie!)


December 13th, 2006


Until we have the nifty rounded corners of CSS3 compliant browsers, web designers will have to resort to CSS skullduggery to get nicely rounded corners. Cornershop is a lovely interface for clear instructions on how to make your own rounded corner boxes, without a whole lot of foolish shenanigans and rigmarole.


December 13th, 2006

To complete the self-disclosure trifecta of and, I suggest, which is:

Mortified is a comic excavation of teen angst artifacts (journals, poems, letters, lyrics, home movies, schoolwork) as shared by their original authors.

…make sure you watch at least a little of “I Hate Drake“; by the end, you’ll probably hate Drake too.


December 9th, 2006

There’s something hypnotic about; my favorite has to the be “Mature Manatee”.



December 6th, 2006

Nifty webtool showing you the live results (and giving you the code!) of your CSS manipulations. Like my beloved CSSEdit, but on the web.