Word Association

http://www.wordassociation.org/

Play the word association game online here. My attempt was a bit pathetic:

chain (15 words): cowardice, green, planet, earth, turns, blind, bluff, cove, cave, dark, mark, spot, mole, hill, tor

You can also play on a WAP enabled phone here

“wordassociation.org has currently been running for 1827 days, and has learnt a total of 62,979 words – roughly equivalent to the vocabulary of the average adult. it has learnt 9,340,687 associations between these words.

over the last seven days, the program has been able to respond with a meaningful word association 99.8% of the time.”

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25 Clever Bar Pick-Up Lines

http://www.sloshspot.com/blog/07-02-2008/25-Clever-Bar-Pick-Up-Lines-26

“Pick up lines, chat up lines, whatever you call them, we’ve all heard at least a few. There are some that will invariably send women running for the hills, and others for which you can only hope the lucky girl is very, very drunk when you let them fly. The bottom line is there is a very negative stigma surrounding these sleazy attempts at starting a conversation that will end in fornication. However, there are some lines that deserve mention and merit a list in such a fashion as we’ve created.”

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A bar

Chronotopic Anamorphosis

http://www.vimeo.com/1163538

“This video shows the test of a software developed as a programming exercise. The image is digitally manipulated by fragmenting it into horizontal lines and then combining lines from different frames in the display. The result is a distorsion of the figures caused by their motion in time, or, as Brazilian researcher Arlindo Machado calls it: chronotopic anamorphosis.”

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Another example of said effect

You Tube Picks #1 – Boeing 737 lands on Mediterranean Sea

Due to an impending shortage of new links (don’t worry I have still got a few left) I have decided to start embellishing this page with some of my favourite YouTube vids – however I will only be posting these from time to time…

This one is actually an advert, but like all great ads you only realize this near the end.

100 Greatest Movie Posters

http://www.tccandler.com/columns/100_greatest_movie_posters.htm

A great movie poster is a hard thing to find. Most posters are cut and paste jobs that don’t sell the movie very well at all. A great poster should intrigue, shock, inspire & excite. It should be aesthetically beautiful or original. Above all, it should be so memorable that a single glance will be instantly recognizable.”

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Weepies

http://www.visionsofjesuschrist.com/weepingstatuesandicons.htm

You may have seen the odd ‘quirky’ story containing reports in the media of certain religious icons apparently crying. This site is devoted to those reports with pictures and commentary on an (alarming) number of cases of this…

I would suggest that these are the work of creative priests looking to increase the numbers of their flock, but hey, what do I know?

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Sacred Heart picture of Jesus weeping blood – India