Fun With Teh Intarweb

Nerdery ahoy

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006 | Fun With Teh Intarweb | 1 Comment

Yes, you heard me. I said “nerdery.”

Shamus from Twenty Sided went and got himself a copy of Comic Book Creator, then created himself a comic combining Lord of the Rings with D&D. “Imagine a gaggle of modern hack-n-slash roleplayers who had somehow never been exposed to the original Tolkien mythos, and then imagine taking those players and trying to introduce them to Tolkien via a D&D campaign.” The series starts here. (And actually, the comic under the “My New Toy” heading is pretty amusing, too.)

It’s been a wonderful way to liven up an otherwise boring work morning. Can’t wait for the next installment.

And also, from now on, I’m referring to Frodo as “Dave.”

Retirement Homeboy

Monday, October 2nd, 2006 | Fun With Teh Intarweb | No Comments

Tattoos for the elderly

At least they wouldn’t be as saggy as most everyone else’s at the home.

Moo Minicards

Tuesday, September 19th, 2006 | Fun With Teh Intarweb | 1 Comment

I soooo want to get some of these fabulous Flickr minicards. (If you’re a Pro user, the first 10 cards are free.) Think I’ll wait until after vacation, though, just in case I get some shots that I want to include.

Off to the library

Monday, September 18th, 2006 | Fun With Teh Intarweb | 2 Comments

Banned Books Week is coming up (Sept. 23-30), so it’s time to brush up on those naughty, naughty books again. Here’s a handy-dandy list of reasons for the banning/censorship for each book.

I really should read To Kill a Mockingbird again. I have vague memories of the storyline, but the thing I remember most about it is Scout suggesting “Spit on it. Spit on it some more.” when they were trying to fix the squeak in the gate. That’s probably not the takeaway message Harper Lee was going for.

This made Steelbuddha’s day

Wednesday, September 13th, 2006 | Fun With Teh Intarweb | No Comments

Jean-Claude Van Damme, Freshmaker

(Via the ever-fabulous The Morning News)


Monday, September 11th, 2006 | Fun With Teh Intarweb | 3 Comments

Ferret clothes

(Via The Presurfer. Gerard, I don’t know where you find these things. I can’t decide if I should worry about you or not.) :)

So very, very wrong

Wednesday, September 6th, 2006 | Fun With Teh Intarweb | 4 Comments


Remember when…?

Wednesday, September 6th, 2006 | Fun With Teh Intarweb | 1 Comment

Wow. This is fantastic.

The Milwaukee Journal ran a series on Milwaukee history called “Remember when?” from 1963 through 1994. I always loved reading that bit. The commentary wasn’t all that much to write home about, but it was fun to look at the old photos of Milwaukee and see how much the city had changed.

Today I went looking for something on our library’s site and found out that the Milwaukee Public Library has selected photos from the series online! Lots of great stuff to poke through. Seeing all the old mansions is kind of depressing, though. These days, when I to drive through the Marquette campus I just try to ignore the fact they’re not there any more, but dozens of ugly, boxy buildings are. Nope. Didn’t happen if I pretend it didn’t. Mansions are still standing. La, la, la.

I love this shot of the lakefront, pre-Art Museum. Sure does look strange without those buildings and without the massive landfill area to the north.

Fellow East Siders, check this out — there’s plenty of parking! Whoa.


Tuesday, September 5th, 2006 | Fun With Teh Intarweb | 1 Comment

Masking tape tech support

If tape is too technical for you, maybe you should just hire someone to do the work.

Why you shouldn’t put all your trust in reviewers, part 604

Tuesday, September 5th, 2006 | Fun With Teh Intarweb | 1 Comment

Yet another round of Amazon product reviews. This time, they’re all written by Jon Swift, a man who has never used or read any of these products.

And my review of his work (which I actually have read) — “Quite entertaining.”

(Via J-Walk Blog)

Not so Lost any more

Friday, September 1st, 2006 | Fun With Teh Intarweb | No Comments

Two guys wander onto the set of “Lost,” post their photos to Flickr. The comments on the photos and on the set are wonderful.


Cate, you’ll love this one

Thursday, August 31st, 2006 | Fun With Teh Intarweb | 2 Comments

Whoops! That’s not FDR.

It’s too bad it’s $30, or I’d have to get one for the humor value.

Make sure you check out the comments on the Target site. They’re pretty entertaining. (Hey! And one of ‘em is from Milwaukee!) Also note that there’s a whole set of these dolls. Wonder if the Nixon doll says “I am not a crook.”

Must. Have.

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006 | Fun With Teh Intarweb | 1 Comment

Duct tape bandages. Genius.

I feel so old

Thursday, August 24th, 2006 | Fun With Teh Intarweb | 5 Comments

So the kids entering college this year were born the year I graduated from high school. If that weren’t depressing enough for me, most of what’s on this year’s Beloit College mindset list is.

Wayne Gretzky never played for Edmonton.

Oh, that’s just not right. You kids need to study your history.

New funnies

Friday, August 11th, 2006 | Fun With Teh Intarweb | 1 Comment

Wondermark by David Malki.

This one’s going in the comic links over on the right.

(Via The J-Walk Blog.)

Message in a bottle

Wednesday, August 9th, 2006 | Fun With Teh Intarweb | 3 Comments

I am becoming thoroughly addicted to Oceangram.

I threw my virtual message in earlier today. Found my first bottle with a message in it just a few minutes ago. (And then responded and threw it back.) It read:

ti ki vagytok.

Hello hungary, in reply to your question…… I am Angela from the UK

What — no Klingons?

Tuesday, August 8th, 2006 | Fun With Teh Intarweb | 1 Comment

Star Trek inspirational posters


(Via The Presurfer)


Monday, August 7th, 2006 | Fun With Teh Intarweb | 2 Comments reviews of milk

The night was much like my soul. Cold, dark, and wet. The knife slid from my hand having done it’s job of knifing. Blood trickled from my wrists like paint running down an over-painted painting.

Just then, the urge to LIVE struck me! I had to live! FOR HER! I looked all around me for help! I found nothing usefull, some gauze here, tape there, a fully stocked blood transfusion kit, a functional phone, NOTHING to help me, except for the cold glass of Tuscan Milk, 1 gallon, 128 fl oz.

(via The Morning News)

Viral marketing strikes again

Thursday, August 3rd, 2006 | Design-y Bits, Fun With Teh Intarweb | 1 Comment

Coudal Partners, I *heart* you.

Pause the video at the top of the page and watch the video (or at least some of the video) in the video link in the paragraph below the video first. Then come back and watch Coudal’s video. Lovely.

And speaking of viral marketing, tip o’ the hat to Von Herwig for the Snakes on a Plane goodness.

M is for Marketing

Tuesday, August 1st, 2006 | Design-y Bits, Fun With Teh Intarweb | No Comments

Politically incorrect alphabet

(via The Morning News)