Interesting. The essence of contemporary Manila compressed into 48 hours from an outsider's point of view.
I do not doubt that all of this is true.
Wow. Um. I know Carte Noir is just trying to market their coffee to women by hiring handsome actors to read aloud seductive passages from literature, but I find myself completely engaged.
Why am I looking at wallpaper? I don't even like wallpaper. But I fell in love with this one.
Well, until I saw the price.
Reading this blog makes me hungry. I also like its unapologetic tone of "this is made to TASTE good and fill you up, heavens be damned!"
Also, both my grandmothers happened to be very good cooks, so I tend to trust the culinary sensibilities of that particular generation.
If you're anything like me, you will understand.
Wow, haven't used this in a while. But if there's anything I'd've wanted to let people know about the past few months, it's this game!
"Host Master and the Conquest of Humor" is a flash-based point-n-click adventure game modeled after the old LucasArts adventures we know and love, such as Maniac Mansion, Zak McKracken, Monkey Island, etc. The main character is Tim Schafer, who wrote a lot of the scripts/jokes/puzzles in those old games, but now he's in a bind, and you have to help him find 22 jokes before he goes on stage!
The endings differ, depending on how many jokes you manage to find. And just to make it timely again, a NOTE: there's an unlockable moonwalk mode.
I'm not normally a big fan of absurdist comedy, but I laughed out loud by the last panel of this one.
A music discovery engine that explains each recommendation and lets you steer suggestions by shifting tag weights or popularity.
TinEye is like a reverse Google image search: upload an image, and it'll help you identify it. Not perfect, but it's workable, and a sign that we're on our way to omnipotent robots!
If you like any sort of art at all, load this up, and I promise you it'll be worth the wait.
The Last Red Riding Hood in full, French glory! One of my favorite short films ever. It's pretty twisted and probably NSFW or children, but it's a pretty original take on the Little Red Riding Hood tale. (Pity there are no subtitles, but you don't need them to enjoy it.)
Rorschach (from The Watchmen) keeps an LJ!
This is a joke, right?
The 12 Virtues of Rationality. A list worth imbibing.
From the page: "The first virtue is curiosity. A burning itch to know is higher than a solemn vow to pursue truth. To feel the burning itch of curiosity requires both that you be ignorant, and that you desire to relinquish your ignorance. If in your heart you believe you already know, or if in your heart you do not wish to know, then your questioning will be purposeless and your skills without direction. Curiosity seeks to annihilate itself; there is no curiosity that does not want an answer. The glory of glorious mystery is to be solved, after which it ceases to be mystery. Be wary of those who speak of being open-minded and modestly confess their ignorance. There is a time to confess your ignorance and a time to relinquish your ignorance."
Two girls taking turns drawing (very cute) comics revolving around children and worms.
From the page: "YouTube Comment Snob is a Firefox extension that filters out undesirable comments from YouTube comment threads. You can choose to have any of the following rules mark a comment for removal:
* More than # spelling mistakes: The number of mistakes is customizable, and the extension uses Firefox's built-in spell checker.
* All capital letters
* No capital letters
* Doesn't start with a capital letter
* Excessive punctuation (!!!! ????)
* Excessive capitalization
Awesome! I couldn't stop laughing after I watched The Line on YouTube and realized I had installed this extension a few days ago. Literacy is a dying skill!
Oh god, where to start? Let its title and subtitle explain itself.