Sunday, January 8, 2006

Random Links for Jan 8, 2006

1. Despair, Inc: Demotivators Calendars
Three 2006 calendars:
The Wishes Calendar, Business As Usual 2006 Calendar, 2006 Best of Demotivators
Example (from The Wishes):
  "Compromise: Let's agree to respect each other's views, no matter how wrong
   yours may be"

2. Billboard - "Time-lapse Phonography"
Someone has taken the "spectral average" of each of 857 songs that have
topped the Billboard chart since 1958.  Then he merged these together to
create a single chronological sequence of sound.  He's dubbed the technique
"time-lapse phonography".

3. The Forbes Fictional 15
"To qualify for the Fictional 15, we insisted that members be both fictional
 (in the sense that we excluded mythological and folkloric figures) and
 characters (meaning they are part of a narrative story or series of stories).
 Great wealth was required to be one of the primary attributes of the
 characters on this list--in other words, we looked for characters that were
 known, within their universes, for being rich."

4. Lost Civil Liberties Mug
"Pour in a hot beverage and watch your civil liberties disappear! Mug features
 the complete text of the Bill of Rights, but pour in a hot beverage and see
 what remains thanks to the Patriot Act!"

5. Y Can't Park
Flickr photo album of examples of bad parking.