Web Sites of the Week
Each week Sly posts a fun, weird or wacky site of the week sent in by a listener. To submit a website of the week, send an email to Sly.
Taking a break from video, this week's Website of the Week focuses on some amazing photos, NOT photoshopped!
Hope you enjoy!
Not everyday you receive a website of the week entry that is not only “bizarre” but that you can share with your kids. LOL
I wanna know what drugs you have to take to dream this up? ;-)
The official and uh "cerebral" explanation of this:
From "Intracellular dynamics of hippocampal place cells during virtual navigation." By Christopher D. Harvey, Forrest Collman, Daniel A. Dombeck & David W. Tank. Nature, Vol. 461 No. 7266, October 14, 2009.
The Sly explanation of this: cool, mouse in a virtual maze. ;-) LOL
Hope you enjoy.
Since the Olympics are less than 10 days away now, it’s only fitting that we have an Olympic themed website of the week.
Uh ya, that’s it.
Wonder if she felt a draft? LOL!
LMAO! This is the real iPad:
Is HP's face recognition technology racist? ;-)
(Although this does give you pause, please don't mistake the smiley as anything other than thinking the video is funny.....no social commentary intended, no debates or arguments wanted; and certainly no offence intended.)
Our winning submitter wondered, I don't know what it would make of Shawn though!
To be filed under the category of "Oops":
I thought I'd start out 2010 with a bang! :-)
"A Dutch Masters-worthy still life setup goes incredibly awry in this short film directed by Humble collective Hydra. The film is a mashup of Middle Age alchemical beliefs that "Little Humans," or Homunculi, could spring from dead matter, and of Carl Jung's use of the concept to personify pure id.
To create the film, Hydra created a real-life spread of pheasant, fish, fruits and cheese, which were placed in a plexiglass box and shot for 11 days until they reached rotting stage. The footage was then combined with the Homunculi characters, modeled in Maya. The piece took over four months to create, but perhaps one of the most daunting part of the job was the cleanup."
(Be sure to check out the "Behind the Clean Up" video afterwards too....good thing we can't smell things over the intarweb!)
*Disclaimer: Some images may be disturbing to those with delicate sensibilities...watch at your own discretion. The Clean Up video contains foul language....but come on, use your imagination as to why! LOL
In my cynical lead up to Christmas this year, this submission struck a chord with me and I think it will with a lot of people. Those of us who have lived x amount of years remember when it was okay to wish someone a Merry Christmas. Well these days it seems, that’s just not quite politically correct for some and I say bull-pucky!
We Say Merry Christmas! ;-)
Because we’re wrapping up the year 2009, I thought I’d give a couple of honourable mentions as well. So winners of software from SoMM or Circus Ponies, their choice, are the folks who submitted:
Congratulations to all of our winners today and throughout the year! We look foward to entertaining you even more in 2010!
Happy Holidays (oh who am I kidding, Merry Christmas!!). :-)
This is just all kinds of awesome.
A 13-member handbell choir provided some unexpected accompaniment for a Salvation Army bell ringer on Lexington Avenue in Manhattan.
And for a little back story on this, click here.
Last week we put out a challenge to find Christmas sites for consideration as Website of the Week. Well, we didn’t get any Christmas ones this week, so I decided to go into the wayback machine.......oh ok, I revisted old emails from last year around this time and came up with this week’s website of the week:
Now if you want me to avoid picking old sites again, get your weird, wacky, cool or fun Christmas sites to me before December 23rd. ;-)
If you woke up on the wrong side of the bed, if you're feeling blue or if you're just in need of a little pick me up, I 99.999999% guarantee your mood will be lifted once you take a look at this week's website of the week.
See! Toldja! :-)
Star Wars Facebook Status Updates courtesy of College Humor. Made me laugh and anytime something that does that and isn’t a video, it’s gotta be Website of the Week. :-)
(Or maybe it's just funny cuz I've got a little jet lag....who knows.)
See the rest at: Star Wars Facebook Status Updates
This is just all kindsa wrong but oh so damn funny at times!
For Website of the Week, I present: The People of Walmart!
Fair warning, some naughty bits or naughty words may be shown, so if you’re easily offended, you might want to look away. Well you might want to look away anyway, but you get my drift. ☺
Website of the Week is back this week and fair warning, some naughty bits may be shown, but just remember, things are not always as they appear to be.
Dirty Drawings (or are they?):
(Disclaimer: Some listeners may have more delicate sensibilities than others so please view this video at your own risk/choice/humour level.) ;-)
We have had similar "Websites of the Week" in the past, but wow, this one takes the cake.
(Oh okay, so it can be filed under "Folks that have too much time on their hands"; regardless, it's kinda cool, in a "get a life" sorta way.) ;-)
Now I love gummy bears as much as the next guy, but I'm not sure I like them *this* much!
That's one big-assed gummy bear! :-)
So this is what happens at Dragon Con?? ;-)
BTW, the Alien rocks!
I’m not quite sure what to say about this one – I’d like to say it speaks for itself, but I’m not even sure of that.
89 year old Rachel and her 1964 Mercury Comet Caliente with over 540,000 miles on it have seen it all and even survived her 3 husbands - "she’s never lied to me, never cheated on me and I can always depend on her”. ;-)
What a cool lady (and she knows more about what's under the hood of a car then Shawn ever will.) :-D
Rachel, you go girl!
I think I discovered, or rather, this week's Website of the Week Winner has discovered, where Sarah Palin's former speech writer ended up.
My brain hurts. ;-)
Showed this to Shawn, his first reaction was “That could not *possibly* be creepier! You need serious, professional psychiatric help!”. Right then and there I knew we had a winner! :-)
This is probably a video that many listeners have already seen but it’s just fun and it puts a smile on my face every time I see it. Planning a wedding is stressful enough so if you’re gonna do it, you might as well do it in a way that makes it fun – can’t think of a better way to start a life together. (Plus it got them on the Today Show as well, video of that follows.) ;-)
We had a couple of folks send this in for consideration so tune it to tonight's show to find out the winner. :-)
Note: The original link would not allow embedding the video, which is why I went with a different link. The original link
My brain just hurts thinking about the work, actually just the time it took to create this from beginning to end - great stop motion animation, and a wonderful story.
60,000 pictures were shot with 9,600 being developed and 1,800 pictures re-shot. (Although if you're a tree hugger you might be concerned about the paper waste.)
I showed this week's Website of the Week to Shawn; his first words were: "well, that's creepy".
His second words? "You're weird!"
DING DING DING DING DING! - we have a winner! (Creepy and weird.....that's 2 of the 3 major food groups...er criteria I use.) How could I have not picked this. :-)
We had multiple entries for this site as well - so who's weird and creepy now...hmmm...HMMM?? :-)
Actually had two entries for this week's website of the week, but have to go with the person who submitted it first - they'll find out who they are on tonight's show. ;-)
In the meantime talk about too much talent or too much time on their hands, whichever comes first - but collegehumor.com comes through again. ;-)
HAPPY CANADA DAY from beautiful Vancouver, BC Canada to all of our fellow Canucks out there!
Highly appropriate that it's Canada Day today since this week's Website of the Week is Canadian-themed.
Well that, and it made me literally laugh out loud.
The winning submitter may get slightly confused when they see this since their exact submission isn't the site of the week, but it did lead me to chose this site. (I know it’s convoluted but that’s that way it worked out in my head.) ;-)
Without further adieu, Welcome to Canada!
In keeping with our paper theme (oh okay, there isn't really a paper theme, I was trying to be clever - FAIL), this week's website of the week is FUN, whether you're young or just young at heart.
If you wanna make some cool things out of paper, check out Paper Toys! Pre-mixed and pre-measured for the non-artist amongst us (including myself).
I know the first one I'm going to make is the Chrysler Building cuz that's my fave building in NYC!