O Canada. O Konami. O Canadian Konami. O Konada? Canami?
Hahahahahahaha! Canada is putting out a new $10 bill to mark their 150th birthday. They made a snazzy new web page where you can do a 360-degree view of it (and see that, once again, it is like a million times prettier than any American money).
You can also do something else: if you enter the Konami code on that page, you get a fun li’l surprise. Be sure to have the volume up (but not a lot); there’s an auditory component.
If you don’t want to do it yourself, a couple of people have recorded it and put it on on the YouTubes. Like this one:
If you didn’t do it yourself because you don’t know what the Konami code is, then are you sure this is the right website for you? Ah, just google it or something. It even has its own Wikipedia page.
Basically what this means is that the Bank of Canada’s web development team has some GREAT BIG NERDS in it!
Also, O Canada is a way better song than Star Spangled Banner.
ThinkGeek is right now offering fine-art canvas prints of four classic Nintendo Entertainment System video game boxes:
Super Mario Bros.
The Legend of Zelda
You can get a closer look at them in this li’l 30-second ad that ThinkGeek threw together in like two seconds:
Good gods, these would be amazing to have hanging up in an entertainment/gaming room of some sort. <sarcasm>Y’know, one of those extra rooms that you just have lying around your house.</sarcasm>
And though I absolutely adore the Legend of Zelda box art, I kinda wished they’d gone with a different game that fit the same aesthetic as the other three. It looks outta place. Maybe something like Excitebike? Or Kung Fu?
A couple of days ago Twitter user @ThePatanoiac completed a rather awexome project: a tourism guide to the “Invisible States of America,” a dark, Nightvale-style alternate universe of strange and bizarre territories. Read them NOW!
So cute! (And the bunnies are pretty cute, too *winku*)
A while back my friend Miranda (lavender hair in that photo up there) went on a vacation to Japan. While she was there she visited Ōkunoshima (“Disapproval Island”), which is also informally known as Usagi Jima (“Rabbit Island”) because it is basically overrun with wild (yet extremely friendly) bunnies. BUNS BUNS BUNS!
Miranda took many photos and a couple of videos, and she submitted them and a description of her visit to the Cute Overload website. Last month Cute Overload published it all as an article! It’s terrifyingly adorable, so you should head over there to read it (and see many more cute photos).
Jon Hendren (@fart) created a very funny narrative on Twitter yesterday. What started out as a series of inane, buzzword-babble “advice” tweets about social media quickly went to a dark and hilarious place:
Puff on the stogie of digital social. New media storytelling is an emerging paradigm. Dive in to digital reality. #Marketing#Branding#Web
Continuing with yesterday’s theme of posting other people’s “best of 2013” choices, here is the list that Jon Hendren, a comedy “writer” and Twitter power-player with over 70K followers who managed to snag the username @fart, made of his favorite tweets of 2013. This list was originally published on The Birdpole. But who wants to click to another website? You don’t wanna do that! So I recreated it here, on this best website of EVER.
This is some seriously funny stuffs. I giggled like a crazy man while reading this list. Enjoy (NSFW):
In no particular order.
Last time I hooped in Moore Gym I was guarding a dude with no socks on and he did a spin move and a smashed Mcdouble fell out his pocket.