Tag Archives: wit

“The story of a page not found”

A short, fun TED Talk illustrating how even the most mundane aspect of your website can be made valuable and effective. Renny Gleeson: 404, the story of a page not found | Video on TED.com.

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http://www.banksy.co.uk/ Say what you will about Banksy, but there’s no disputing that he has more than his fair share of wit. Some of these ideas are pretty smart. Shame about the hype that now surrounds him.

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Seven Great Talk-Show Trainwrecks – The Daily Beast

http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2009-02-13/seven-great-talk-show-trainwrecks/2/ Norman Mailer jousts with Gore Vidal, Dick Cavett, and a shamefully unnamed tough broad disguised as a lady (complete with elbow-length gloves). A reminder that late night talk shows used to be capable of intellectual discussion, witty repartee, and keeping an audience’s interest for both. Ironically, the clip below (unwatched by me, but I […]

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Photo Manipulations by Erik Johansson

http://www.toxel.com/inspiration/2009/03/13/photo-manipulations-by-erik-johansson/ Those paintings of landscapes becoming very different landscapes made the SU rounds a while back, but I wasn’t a fan. These, though, I love. All the same WTF-ness, but with a good sense of composition and a damn sight more wit.

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Little Red Riding Hood, the Animated Infographic Story

http://flowingdata.com/2009/03/23/little-red-riding-hood-the-animated-infographic-story/ A witty new take on Little Red Riding Hood. Just be warned that the soundtrack is pretty awful.

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Vik Muniz makes art with wire, sugar | Video on TED.com

http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/vik_muniz_makes_art_with_wire_sugar.html Brazilian artist Vik Muniz’s TED talk about his incredibly witty artwork. Well worth the watch.

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Death Star over San Francisco // Current

http://current.com/items/89204971_death_star_over_san_francisco Fleet Week in San Francisco’s a longstanding tradition. Imperial Fleet Week, however, is something new. This is such a terrific concept and execution. The effects are better than anything that little film company up the road has produced in the last decade.

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Western Spaghetti is Todays BIG Thing – JUL 10, 2008

http://todaysbigthing.com/2008/07/10 This had warning signs all over it: Crappy website, Flash video, Collegehumor.com atmosphere, and promises of the “Awesomest Things On The Web” (Exclamation Mark!) For some reason, I plowed ahead anyway. Perhaps it was the thought that nothing could be any worse than the supremely crappy work day I’ve had. Sure enough, this is […]

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http://www.austinkleon.com/category/newspaper-blackout-poems/ “Blackout Poems”: The kind of thing I wish I’d come up with, but am far too unpoetic (“poethetic?”) and uncreative ever to have imagined. *jealous*

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http://lllgy.com/post/pic13.html Modern-day (and fabric-based) Magritte wraps his subjects in clothes that “blend in” (to varying degrees of success) to the background. I don’t like these, but they are quite smart. The bookcase, specifically, is pretty nifty.

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