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.
What a fun stop-motion video for this week’s website of the week.
And as the winning website submitter noted: “…it's clean and involves no poop.” Can't really argue with that. ;-)
If any of you are having a "crappy" week, it might just get uh...well, crappier. :-)
Let's just thank our lucky stars that this is the virtual and not the physical world....I'm just sayin'. LOL
(Hey now, it's educational.)
*Remember.....I'm just the messenger. :-)
p.s. Shawn, you can uncover your eyes now!
Feeling a little down, a little depressed like nothing's going right in your life?
Well you might just have the "Manic Depression Blues"
(Check out the mullet on the dude......more importantly check out the "dude"*. It might just be someone you recognize - a Mac luminary even.)
*Yes, I do believe that's Chris Breen. :-)
Another unassuming website is this week's Website of the Week - no flash, no video, no loud bells and whistles. It's just plain *cool*.
One of those "how dey do dat?" kinda sites. ;-)
The week's website of the week is interesting, cerebral and just plain cool (well ok, at least to me). :-)
From the site:
Running the Numbers
An American Self-Portrait
Running the Numbers looks at contemporary American culture through the austere lens of statistics. Each image portrays a specific quantity of something: fifteen million sheets of office paper (five minutes of paper use); 106,000 aluminum cans (thirty seconds of can consumption) and so on. My hope is that images representing these quantities might have a different effect than the raw numbers alone, such as we find daily in articles and books. Statistics can feel abstract and anesthetizing, making it difficult to connect with and make meaning of 3.6 million SUV sales in one year, for example, or 2.3 million Americans in prison, or 32,000 breast augmentation surgeries in the U.S. every month.
This project visually examines these vast and bizarre measures of our society, in large intricately detailed prints assembled from thousands of smaller photographs. Employing themes such as the near versus the far, and the one versus the many, I hope to raise some questions about the roles and responsibilities we each play as individuals in a society that is increasingly enormous, incomprehensible, and overwhelming.
~chris jordan, Seattle, 2008
Hope you enjoy!
You will never hear harmonica playing like this anywhere else.
I know we've had optical / word illusions on before, but some of these are cool and I figured we could go a little cerebral this week.
Ooo, why yes I did just use the word cerebral! Snap! ;-)
And what the heck, the same person submitted another website for consideration, so I figured I'd make this a two-fer-one special this week:
They say that “revenge is a dish best served cold”….well that, or put into a song and laughed about. :-)
Finally, after 40 years, someone has opened the vault and revealed the answer to a question that has clawed at our brains since the 1969 Woodstock album was released: what the hell were the lyrics to Joe Cocker's version of 'A Little Help From My Friends'? He was so wigged-out and loopy that no one has been able to understand his jarbled, mush-mouth version.....until now, thanks to super computers that can "translate" ;-) his utterances.
"They just don't make hallucinogens like they used to!"
*Warning: For the clear headed.* LOL
This one had me PMSL! ;-)
Hope you enjoy!
Check out the amazing jump rope work by these 4th, 5th & 6th graders from Ohio, during their performance at the US Naval Academy during halftime of an Army Navy basketball game.
Back fresh from my date with Springsteen, and here to provide yet another wacky website of the week for your viewing pleasure:
Better than dominoes, we have Beer Bottle Domination.
(Yes some of you may get a scantily clad woman in your video pane, consider it a 2-for-1 special, if you do. The first time I looked, it wasn't there.) ;-)
Those of you who have yet to catch on to the phenomenon known as Twitter as well as those of you fully involved in its "evil" and addictive ways ;-) have probably probably experienced or witnessed this:
(Note: I had problems viewing this on Firefox on a PC, but none on IE on a PC or Firefox on a Mac....if you encounter problems in viewing the video, try another browser.) As per usual, your mileage may vary.)
At YML, we strive to make our listeners be as nuts as we are. (Tis true.) ;-)
If you don't consider yourself nutty already, this week's Website of the Week might just take you there.
1. Click and hold the red square.
2. Now move it so that you neither touch the walls or get hit by any of the blue blocks.
Uh....good luck. ;-)
Note: Apparently, if you make it to 18 seconds, you're doing "brilliantly" - me, I got as far as 11.5 seconds.....Sly. ;-)
This one still has me cracking up even though I saw it a few weeks ago and at that time I hadn’t heard about it through a website of the week submission. But now that I see that someone had sent it in, I couldn’t resist picking it.
"Everything is Amazing, Nobody’s Happy" (How much we really take for granted these days.)
My fave line: "you non-contributing zero"! *LMAO*
This week's Website of the Week - without a doubt, I would die of stress here:
This week's Website of the Week takes a somewhat humourous look at the Apple Product Cycle
Funny thing is, it ain't that far off. ;-)
Hot off the heals of Lesa's visit to ComicCon, now you too can be your own Super Hero.
(Oh ok, so maybe some of our younger listeners, or kids of YML listeners may get a kick out of this, unless of course some of you have your own inner-super hero just itching to bust loose.) ;-)
Actually, the true heroic effort is trying to get through this without having to listen too long to Bonnie Tyler's song "Holding Out For a Hero". :-D
I received this from a couple of folks; usually a good sign that it should be chosen for website of the week. So I did. ;-)
All I can say is she must be really tired in the mornings. ;-)
Wanna see what was on the minds of U.S. “Tweeters” during Sunday’s Super Bowl?
Here’s a log/map of Twitter chatter during the Super Bowl – very cool (and funny) to watch. I love the halftime focus change and Springsteen spike. ;-)
Seems appropriate that this should be Website of the Week since on the last show we talked a little bit about the Wii Fit:
The guy's voice is what gets me. ;-)
These guys are are certifiable, which is why this is perfect for WotW! :-)
Don't try this at home:
Welcome to another year of Sly's Website of the Week!!
Ya ya Mac vs PC we’ve seen it all – but have you seen it "Transformer Style"
All I can say is Wow! ;-)
Well I did ask for Christmas-themed websites; lesson learned: careful what you wish for. ;-)
Note: A brief "ad" runs before the video.
I’m trying to get into the Christmas spirit – not sure if this will do the trick, but hope you have some fun with it. :-)
This Week's Website of the Week definitely is weird; to some it may be cool and to others it may be very stupid.
Pretty much the criteria for Website of the Week, don't you think? ;-)
Disclaimer: This video may not be suitable for some audience members. Contains some dangly bits. ;-)
(Click on "Experience Crappy Cat" to well..uh, experience Crappy Cat.) :-)
ps: And no it has nothing to do with *that* kind of crap. :-D
Since I was absent last week, I’m gonna make an executive decision and award two Websites of the Week. One is a very cool claymation of a game of chess and the other, in keep with the upcoming Halloween celebration, is a happy Halloween message of sorts to all YML listeners. ;-)
Hope you enjoy!
"Here's a little song made from the sound effects in Mac OSX. All sounds are completely unmodified."
I don't even want to begin to figure out how much time it took to create this. ;-)
Where's Waldo?? ;-)
If you've seen the Bourne Ultimatum, you may find this funny. (Or if, like me, and you haven't seen the Bourne Ultimatum, you may still find it funny.)
(Actually, they did a really good job of this.) ;-)
*Disclaimer: One or two "expletives" may have been used. This is the internet, there is no delay button.