absorbs 100 times its weight in excess bandwidth
Jun 21, 1999
|Boss won't let you install Doom/Quake/Half-life at work? Fight back by logging on to Frag Island,
the world's first web-based Java-powered first-person-shooter game. |
to Games by pjammer
|Star Wars: The Phantom Merchandise is a fresh new guide for all your Star Wars shopping needs. Provided by those wacky folks at chickenhead.com.
to Humor by succa
|While some people prefer simply having webcams for people to look in on their life, this guy not only has two, but he's given you, the lucky surfer, control over his lights, fans, and other nifty appliances...
to Internet by djinn
|While not as useful to my plans for world domination as I had hoped, Documentation
and Diagrams of the Atomic Bomb is a well-witten, all-text, ASCII-illustrated history/
construction overview of nuclear weapons.|
to Science by pjammer
|I visit the Mentos FAQ. I've learned Mentos "Freshspeak". I study Mentos Culture. I visit the Church of Mentos. I read the Great Mentos Conspiracy. I enjoy the Freshest Celebrities. Mentos - The Freshmaker!
to Food by gen
|Southern Californians now can see the state of their beaches and ocean at Heal The Bay. The Beach Report Card is handy for knowing which beaches (from Santa Barbara to Orange County) are clean and which are not. Even if you're not in SoCal, you can learn how to lessen your impact on your coastal waters and beaches.
to Science by gen
|Why do sport sport utility vehicles suck? Has the popularity of SUVs meant the death of sports cars? Even Tom & Ray make fun of the Ford Excursion. Are you a poseur?|
to Transportation by gen
|For those of us who appreciate traction or have to drive in bad weather, you'll want to read the Introduction to All Wheel Drive systems. If you're really geeky about traction you want the Torsen differential white paper.
to Transportation by gen
|From Compaq research, a theoretical new gizmo called a Factoid:
"The Factoid's purpose in life is to accumulate information that is broadcast from other Factoids, and upload it to the user's home base. The sort of information envisioned are tiny facts, such as one might see on a sign, in an advertisement, on a business card, or on the display of an instrument like a thermometer or GPS receiver."|
to Computing by tregoweth
Jun 20, 1999
|At last! That classic ode to video games,
Pac-Man Fever, is
finally available on CD!|
to Music by tregoweth
|If you're like me, you're wondering, "With
all this wonderful zing that the web had, why is
it that it doesn't seem to have provided me with a
way to get cyber-mooned from exotic and
beautiful locales?" Well, fortunately
for us, it has. May I present
Tour de Butt? It's a globe-trotting,
to Humor by keith
|Thay make what would best be described as B-minus
movies. They're responsible for
Tromeo and Juliet,
Surf Nazis Must Die,
The Toxic Avenger.
They are Troma.
to Movies by keith
|Billy and Carlos are the first Out and
Proud dolls. The copy on the site says they are sculpted realistically.
Billy looks like he was modelled
after Ron Jeremy, so that's a sort of realism. You can
dress these guys
as sailors, baseball players, cops, and executives.|
to Sex by machita
Jun 18, 1999
|We all play "the game", but the rules are not the same for all of us. A production of Brutal Truth Industries.
to Sex by gen
|Even goofier than the old Atari Force comics, it's Norton's Sarcman vs. the Virus Vixens promotional campaign. Sadly, a half-hour of dawdling at work was unable to turn up any web pages on the old early 80's comic books with toothpaste superheroes battling villains and promoting dental care, though I did find a few very special issues of Spiderman in people's listings. Wasn't there some sort of "Crest Force" team as well, or am I just overflowing with false memories?|
to Comics by nyarl
|As many of you know, webzine Salon.com is
offering a 2.5 million share IPO to raise some desperately needed cash. What's
unusual is that they are offering the deal not through conventional IPO shops like
First Boston or Goldman Sachs
but the newly-formed boutique W.R. Hambrecht & Co
and employing Hambrecht's unconventional IPO pricing mechanism called a
Dutch Auction. Although the Dutch Auction is hailed as an equalizing process that allows
non-institutional investors to acquire shares at the offering prices, detractors suggest that
allowing the hoi polloi to bid away the typical first-day runup of hot IPOs will
kill significant demand from the speculators and momentum traders that flock to money-losing Internet
IPOs in the first place.
to Finance by pjammer
|The ever serious Leave Gary Coleman Alone! page.
to Television by peterb
|Deep geekery: the
Internet License Plate Gallery.|
to Transportation by tregoweth
Jun 17, 1999
|Aspiring stand-up comics know that nothing throws off a comedian's self-confidence
and stage presence like a heckler.
The Stand Up Comedian's Responses to the Heckler is a handy archive of
snaps, retorts, and viciously cutting phrases. |
to Reference by pjammer
|Comics 1 - Fine Arts 0: The Site is an amazing journey comparing fine art with comic art. Not for the shy, this site questions the value society places upon fine art vs. comics in a very persuasive manner. Reserve at least 20 mins to experience it in full.|
to Comics by gen
|I don't know what to say about
The Surrealist Compliment Generator, which
isn't already said in its name.
to Humor by keith
|Ever wondered what would happen if
Jake "The Snake" Roberts fought Cobra Commander?
Janet Reno fought Wendigo?
Perhaps you've pondered
Natalie Portman fighting the portly Natalie of Facts of Life.
The Celebrity Superfight Main-Event merrily explores
those ferocious battles and many others.|
to Humor by keith
|For my next gift, alert memepool readers should send me the Nikon D1 Professional Digital SLR. Drool here, here, here and here. Thanks in advance! |
to Gadgets by gen
|So, I'll be missing YAPC because I'm working on Frameline's 23rd International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. But everybody in Pitttsburgh will at least get to see the Festival Trailer.|
Like the festival t-shirts, the trailer comes in small (1.2 mb), medium (3.0 mb) , large (13 mb) , and my favorite: Castro clone (3.1 mb).
to Movies by penth
|Dynamism and JPD
are importers of japanese ultralight and ultrathin notebooks before the come out in the states like the
latest Fujitsu Biblo. Yum.|
to Computing by akk
|They seem to share my sense of the Wacko Esthetic
over at losers.org.
For instance, I don't think I have enough bad things to say about vaguely creepy Tolkien crunchy people who name their kid Faelan Aragorn and then send him out to lure others into their world of unending horror.|
to Wackos by peterb
|I'm not sure if it was because of the the sick comedy, the blistering offensiveness, or the sophomoric laughs, but something in my life definitely changed when I discovered B-Fatt and Lazy's Movie Reviews about a year ago. Siskel and Ebert they ain't. Handle with care.
to Movies by succa
Jun 16, 1999
|Ding! Dong! The witch is dead!|
to Television by nyarl
|Every heterosexual man alive has suffered, at least once, the gut-turning experience of
falling in love with a female acquaintance, only to have his heartfelt confession rebuffed
by the six most horrible words in the English language: "I just want to be friends."
Joe Loong's Foolproof Guide to
Making Any Woman Your Platonic Friend is, at turns, a hilarious and heart breaking
account of the unintented (good God, I hope unintended) grief that the women
in our lives visit upon us in the name of love, friendship, and other bullshit.
to Culture by pjammer
|Sure, everyone seems to be offering free, web-based email these days, from
rap groups to
search engines. But how many of them allow
you to check your email without even using a computer? MyTalk does, with an 800-number, voice-mail style
login that allows you to check your mail even when you are away from a computer.
But then again, how many memepool readers are ever away from a computer
enough to care?
to Internet by pjammer
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