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.

Sly's Website of the Week - June 17th, 2009

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. ;-)

DEADLINE Post-it Stop Motion

Enjoy!
~Sly

Sly's Website of the Week - June 10th, 2009

If any of you are having a "crappy" week, it might just get uh...well, crappier. :-)

Who Pooped?

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.)

~Sly*

*Remember.....I'm just the messenger. :-)

p.s. Shawn, you can uncover your eyes now!

Sly's Website of the Week - June 3rd, 2009

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.)

Enjoy!
~ Sly
*Yes, I do believe that's Chris Breen. :-)

Sly's Website of the Week - May 27th, 2009

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. ;-)

Paper Art by Simon Schubert

Enjoy!
~Sly

Sly's Website of the Week - May 20th, 2009

The week's website of the week is interesting, cerebral and just plain cool (well ok, at least to me). :-)

Running the Numbers

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!
~Sly

Sly's Website of the Week - May 13th, 2009

You will never hear harmonica playing like this anywhere else.

A Harmonica in Carnegie Hall

Amazing! :-)

~Sly

Sly's Website of the Week - May 6th, 2009

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! ;-)

Cool Word Illusions

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:

So sweet, your teeth will hurt! :-)

~ Sly

Sly's Website of the Week - April 29th, 2009

They say that “revenge is a dish best served cold”….well that, or put into a song and laughed about. :-)

The Revenge Song

~Sly

Sly's Website of the Week - April 22nd, 2009

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!
Sly

Sly's Website of the Week - April 15th, 2009

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.

Kings Firecrackers (how appropriate) - Jumping Rope to the Extreme!

Uh.....WOW! ;-)

Sly's Website of the Week - April 8th, 2009

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.) ;-)

~Sly

Sly's Website of the Week - March 25th, 2009

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:

The Twouble with Twitters!

Cheers,
Sly
(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.)

Sly's Website of the Week - March 18th, 2009

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.

The Red Square

Instructions:

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. ;-)
Sly

Note: Apparently, if you make it to 18 seconds, you're doing "brilliantly" - me, I got as far as 11.5 seconds.....Sly. ;-)

Sly's Website of the Week - March 11th, 2009

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*

Sly

Sly's Website of the Week - March 4th, 2009

This week's Website of the Week - without a doubt, I would die of stress here:

Crazy Intersection!

;-)

Sly

Sly's Website of the Week - February 25th, 2009

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. ;-)

~Sly

Sly's Website of the Week - February 18th, 2009

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.) ;-)

The Hero Factory

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

~ Sly

Sly's Website of the Week - February 11th, 2009

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. ;-)

Her Morning Elegance

All I can say is she must be really tired in the mornings. ;-)

~Sly

Sly's Website of the Week - February 4th, 2009

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. ;-)

Twitter Chatter!

Cheers,
Sly

Sly's Website of the Week - January 28th, 2009

Seems appropriate that this should be Website of the Week since on the last show we talked a little bit about the Wii Fit:

Wii Fit Parody!

The guy's voice is what gets me. ;-)

Sly

Sly's Website of the Week - January 21st, 2009

These guys are are certifiable, which is why this is perfect for WotW! :-)

Don't try this at home:

Wing Suit Base Jumpers

Eeek!

Sly

Sly's Website of the Week - January 14th, 2009

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! ;-)

~Sly

Sly's Website of the Week - December 17th, 2008

Well I did ask for Christmas-themed websites; lesson learned: careful what you wish for. ;-)

Redneck Christmas Parade

Happy Holidays!

~Sly
Note: A brief "ad" runs before the video.

Sly's Website of the Week - December 10th, 2008

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. :-)

Make 'em Sing Christmas Carols!

~ Sly

Sly's Website of the Week - December 3rd, 2008

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? ;-)

Stop Motion Animation: Darkness/Light/Darkness

Disclaimer: This video may not be suitable for some audience members. Contains some dangly bits. ;-)

~Sly

Sly's Website of the Week - November 26th, 2008

CrappyCat is Craptastic!!!

(Click on "Experience Crappy Cat" to well..uh, experience Crappy Cat.) :-)

~ Sly
ps: And no it has nothing to do with *that* kind of crap. :-D

Sly's Website of the Week - October 29th, 2008

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. ;-)

Claymation Chess Match

AND

Happy Halloween!!

Hope you enjoy!

~Sly

Sly's Website of the Week - October 15th, 2008

"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. ;-)

Apple Soundtrack

~Sly

Sly's Website of the Week - October 8th, 2008

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.)

The Waldo Ultimatum - The Imponderables

(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.

~Sly

Sly's Website of the Week - October 1st, 2008

Ooops!

Quick, can someone translate after about the 34 second mark? :-)


Spanish Reporter Ruins Sand Castle