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World Wide Weird
by graysong
2006-08-16

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will the wonders of google maps ever cease?

www.isoma.net/games/GogglesBeta09.swf

This isn't weird, but it is pretty cool. This site preloads data from Google Maps and allows you to fly a little plane over the landscape. You can climb and dive and the scrolling is smooth and seemless. You can even fire your gun, but I couldn't find anything to hit. If you go too low you crash and leave a dark smudge on the map. Add a little height info to the landscape and you'd have the beginnings a very cool flight simulator that uses real landscape data. Hook it up to an XBox360 or a PS3 and you'd have a reason to never travel.muthafuckin' films on a muthafuckin' website!

www.originalalamo.com/sites/2blanks/films.aspx

Snakes on a Plane is upon us. This site is one of the more entertaining ones feeding off the SoaP frenzy. The Alamo Theater in Austin sponsored a 'Blanks on a Blank' film contest. Entrants were randomly assigned an animal and a mode of transportation and had to turn in a 2-5 minute film based on the title. Every movie had to contain the line 'Mothafuckin' [ animal ] on a muthafuckin' [ vehicle ] !' Some people got very lucky. How can you go wrong with a title like Penguins on a Segway or Ducks on Motorcycle? Sadly, no one drew Hedgehogs on a Unicycle.

Art is a pisser

www.clarkmade.com/urinals.html

At $6-$10K a pop, don't expect to see Clark Soreneson's art urinals popping up in a Leprecan at Market Days anytime soon, but you might find one at some tony gallery. These are all rather interesting-looking, and the flushing mechanisms are cool, but honestly, they don't seem terribly functional. Most lack a backsplash and so require that the user have reasonable... aim. Considering the floors in many public facilities, this could be a design flaw. Interestingly our urinal maker supplements his income by making tableware.Hungary is the new Japan

www.netnebulo.hu/loituma_clock.swf

This Flash clock features an annoyingly catchy, finnish polka called Loituma. Why the woman is holding leeks, and even more bizarrely why occasionally a leek sprints across the bottom of the screen, I haven't the foggiest. Be warned: this song will burn itself into your head ( so it's a great link to torture your friends with ) . If this isn't enough Loituma for you, fire up these links: www.hersenscheet.com/loi/loitumamusic.php and video.google.co.uk/videosearch. And if you're really daring, try playing them as a round.


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