The Internet is Pictures of Cats: Weird Science

Yes, that’s a video of a man jerking of a rhino. With good intentions. On the BBC. There is no Pop Science linking gold like the words “penis” or “sperm“.  Sure, nine times out of ten it baits and switches with some barely multicellular organism’s sex habits but every now and again there’s a linked video of two moose exchanging handjobs with an orca for a carton of cigarettes.  The write-up is to die for on that one. But I swear I had a point.  I think it was… Somewhere along the way, loving Pop Sci stopped being something you’d whisper at the newstand and wrap in a plain brown wrapper.  It’s not hard to know what did it: same as porno, the internet sloughed the shame off the sticky, nerdy surface of loving reports of animals banging and new non-lethal weapons that make a guy shit himself.  In the […]

The Internet is Pictures of Cats: Stweet

(GoogleMaps/Streetview Availability) x Twitter = Stweet Not that I twart, but this looked interesting… like an alpha build of a subconsciousness browser: Stweet Fun for staring into the bored thoughts of those around you, or in cities you miss.  Still doesn’t fix the problem of most people’s tweets being boring.  It’d be cool to have filters on this or an option to just map those in your network/users you follow. Something of this type, on a phone, that displayed people’s tweets around you, sounds like the next step.  Or one of many next steps. via warrenellis.com

Tin Foil Hats Are Sexy: Barack Obama prepares for UFO arrival, open alien contact

From All News Web: Barack Obama is in almost daily contact with SETI and is communicating with the aliens directly. The aliens indirectly contributed to the development of internet search engines and they are in limited contact with Google through SETI. They are able to access the internet currently and their involvement in search engine research is for the purpose of allowing them to understand as much about earth as possible prior to their next arrival. Awesome. Not only is Barack Obama in constant contact with them but they both contribute and learn from the Internet. Just keep that in mind whenever you spread a meme: cultural emissaries from several light years away will be basing every picture of a cat as what it means to be human.

The Internet is Pictures of Cats: Superbad

The granddaddy of internet weirdness, the digital id of the late-90s, the reason we all got excited about JavaScript in the first place… I present to you, gentlemen, Superbad. This has been the homepage on at least one of my browsers since 1998.  I remember plumbing its depths on a dial-up, making animated GIF-laden homages with AOLPress in the wee hours of the night through high school.  I basically spent my college career as ‘guy in the dorm who knows computers’ stealing code off this thing and turning it to woefully conventional purposes for skinny blondes and pointless presentations.  For such a sin, I owe penance. Apparently, this is the work of a fella named Ben Benjamin, a decomissioned code ammunition dump and something that could be tagged with that dusty, decrepit tag of ‘net art’. (Hey, are any of you old enough to remember when the infowebhighwaysurfnet had Artist(e)s?) […]