The art of scarigami
A haunted house made entirely out of latex balloons: not terribly scary, but it is frightfully cool. BallonManor.com would have been in last week's Halloween edition of WWWeird, but there just wasn't room. I'd feel a little guilty about not telling you about this in time for you to see it in person, except I suspect that my readers would have shown up at Balloon Manor with pins, so it's probably for the best. For the next-best-thing-to-the-real-thing experience take the Interactive Tour. Hey, maybe next year the Eagle can replace their maze with a Condom Manor. Might as well, since no one uses them for fucking anymore.
Atheists, God love 'em!
RussellsTeapot.com is an atheist's blog of sorts and as such has some of the most delightful anti-religion propaganda. Longtime readers of this column will know that I'm infatuated with Successories parodies. Successories are those 'inspirational' posters that feature a large photograph and a single word like TEAMWORK in large type, followed by an inspirational quote related to the word. Brain-dead corporate types have a real hard-on for them. Well, here is an anti-religion version. To view it, click on the Know Your Bible link. Warning: some of the pictures are pretty severe.
Sometimes geeks are really cool...
If you own a Tesla coil, you're officially so geeky you're cool. If you microwave CDs, then throw them on top of your Tesla coil, photograph the ensuing mayhem and post it to the web... well, I want to have your baby. You're that cool. Mike's Electric Stuff has a ton of incredibly cool tesla coil pics, including the aforementioned CD one. The site is also dedicated to early electronics: nixie tubes and bulbs and geiger tubes and weston cells and just about anything that was electronic and made from glass. So take a trip back to a time when electronics had to warm-up before you could use them.
...and sometimes... not so much
And you thought the losers who obsessed over fantasy football were bad. The premise here is that you 'draft' 16 members of congress to form a team. ( That's not exactly the sort of draft I'd like to subject Congress to, but I digress. ) The team then scores points based on the real world legislative successes of its members. These include every step of the legislative process from introduction of a bill in their chamber ( House or Senate ) right through securing the President's signature. It even includes the Rules Committee, conferences, amendments... Hey! Wake up! It's interesting! Honest.