Posts categorized “Links”

Monday, 17 April 2017

Canadian Konami Code

O Canada. O Konami. O Canadian Konami. O Konada? Canami?

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.

Categories: Links, Video Games.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Original NES Box Art as Wall Art!?

Gasp! 'Tis true!

Gasp! ‘Tis true!

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
  • Metroid
  • Duck Hunt

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?

Product Specifications:

  • Classic NES Box Art – Exclusive Canvas Art
  • Officially-licensed Nintendo merchandise
  • A ThinkGeek exclusive
  • Original NES box art printed on canvas
  • Materials: Canvas and pressboard
  • Dimensions: 19″ x 13″ x 3/4″

[Via ThinkGeek]

Categories: Links, Shopping, Video Games.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

The REAL History of Dungeons & Dragons & Improv

Improv & Dragons

It’s all true!

You may have heard some “stories” about how roleplaying games came to be invented back in the 1970s. You may know some “facts” about the creators and their “histories” as well.

But let me tell you, that’s all bunk. Fools Play Improv has produced a video that finally unveils the REAL history of Dungeons & Dragons to enlighten us all. Watch it here:

To learn more about Dungeons & Dragons, you should come see Episode 2 of “Fools Play Presents: Improv & Dragons” tomorrow (Thursday) night in Tacoma!

Details:
Improv & Dragons: Episode 2 (Faced Book Event)
Thursday, March 17th, 7:00 PM
@ Tacoma Actors Repertory Theatre
715 S 11th St, Tacoma, WA 98405 (map)
All-Ages, $10

That video doesn’t convince you that this’ll be a gut-bustingly funny show? Well, how about we let The News Tribune convince you with this gushingly glowing review:

See? FUNNY. Hope to see you there tomorrow!

Categories: Concerts/Shows, Fools Play, Links, Tacoma, Videos.

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

The Invisible States of America: A Tourism Guide by UEL ARAMCHEK

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!


Some of my favorites are New Jutland, Selima, Wayala, Kilotah, and Ruskeagan. Howsabout you?

Categories: Great Ideas on the Internet, Links.

Thursday, 5 February 2015

My Famous Friends: Miranda on Bunny Island!

Miranda on Bunny Island

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).

Rabbit Island

BUNS BUNS BUNS!

Categories: Links, My Famous Friends.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Social Media Advice from Jon Hendren!

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:

Dark comedy at its finest, people. Follow Jon Hendren on Twitter.

Categories: Links.

Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Here Are @Fart’s Favorite Tweets of 2013

Jon Hendren IS @fart.

Jon Hendren IS @fart.

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.

Via The Birdpole.

Categories: Links.