God love the French. When they aren't pissing off the brain dead among us ( freedom fries anyone? ) they are generating things like SpermCube.org and this lovely little 3D Kama Sutra. Thank goodness we have 'the internets' so they can share this stuff with us, because this is what QuickTime 3D was made for! Statues were made of various positions from that ancient Indian love manual, photographed, then rendered in QT3D. Pick your favorite position and take it for a virtual spin. Sure beats the hell out of spinning virtual iPods over at Apple.com ... though those ( Product ) red nanos are pretty sexy.
What's Green and turns red at the flick of a switch?
Why a frog in a blender of course! Don't worry. There's no need to brace yourself for these 'extreme blending' videos. This is a corporate site for Blendtec, so no amphibians or small rodents, living or dead, were harmed in the making of these videos. The Big Mac Value meal and the 'Cochicken' do bring to mind the classic SNL 'Bass-o-matic' skit though. Still, it's pretty impressive to watch a home blender grind 50 glass marbles to dust, or to make mulch from a rake handle in under 90 secondsespecially since the Hamilton Beach piece-of-shit blender I have craps out trying to crush ice.
Quick on the draw
This is another cooperative art site. The idea is pretty simple. There is a virtual wall that any visitor to the site can draw on. You can add to, enhance, or deface, the art left by others. Some of the drawings you can find if you scroll around are pretty impressive. Take some time to check out the Hall of Fame. There you actually watch the creation of some of the images. It was particularly interesting watching the creation of the Marilyn Monroe portrait. The artist had a small paint war with vandals. It's pretty cool to see how he fixed the image each time it was defaced.
Can we now please put this idea to bed?
I've had it with the creepy Picture Every Day videos. If you don't know what I'm talking about search for them on YouTube. You'll turn up a bazillion. Most of them feature somebody standing staring expressionless into the camera. Then in stop motion animation we watch them age for a year, or three, or five, whatever. The freaky thing is that while their hair grows and clothes change, their damn expression never does. It gives the videos a Children of the Damned quality. You almost expect their eyes to start glowing at some point. In any case, I've seen a number of parodies, but this one, from OldeEnglish.org is by far the best.