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Finnegans Sleep
I took the first few paragraphs from the first ten chapters of Finnegans Wake, printed them onto strips of paper, then punched out the vowels (always Y!) and ran the cards through a punchcard music box player mounted on the wall in my bathroom.
posted by stokast at 9:06 AM on March 10, 2014 - 1 comment

Airships, a dieselpunk ship-building RTS
A real-time strategy game where you design airships and then fight with them. The aim is to have pretty chaotic explodey fights and interesting ship design choices. I've been working on this since October and just released an "early access" version.
posted by Zarkonnen at 8:50 AM on March 26, 2014 - 2 comments

Egress Methods
Paul Simon claimed that there must be fifty ways to leave your lover, but in his famous song he named far fewer than that. Egress Methods, a twitter bot, fulfills the promise that Mr. Simon could not—and then some—tweeting a randomly generated formula for lover-leaving every few hours, from now into eternity.
posted by aparrish at 3:38 PM on March 20, 2014 - 5 comments

Tech industry April Fool's joke generator
For startups who haven't executed on their minimum viable funny yet.
posted by bwerdmuller at 7:10 PM on March 31, 2014

Non-Stop Scroll Shop
Do you like products? Do you like scrolling? How about infinite scrolling? Well, then! Come on down to Non-Stop Scroll Shop where we'll always have something new for you…forever.
posted by ignignokt at 10:42 PM on February 24, 2014 - 10 comments

doge for all: make doges with ease.
A friend and I were sitting around lamenting the lack of decent shibe/doge generators out there on the internet. So we decided to make our own.

- Click to make new text blurb.
- Change font size/color.
- Use a custom background.
- Upload direct to imgur.

posted by zackola at 6:47 PM on January 5, 2014 - 2 comments

Ad Astra
Ad Astra is the fourth free EP of 2013 from The Harvey Girls. For it we wrote a play depicting a day in the life of an office worker who meets the weirdness and annoyances of the world with imagination. Full of sound effects and songs, the play Ad Astra is an updated radio play of sorts meant to transport the listener from their everyday office (or any other) job. The play includes fellow mefites melissa may and cortex as characters and musicians! The EP is rounded out by the tunes within the play itself, eight in total. So grab it for free at our bandcamp page.
posted by sleepy pete at 2:39 PM on December 3, 2013 - 1 comment

Pizza Clones
You've heard this one: "Every pizza is a personal pizza if you try hard and believe in yourself." Pizza Clones is a Twitter bot that attempts to imitate this joke and elaborate on it, replacing the noun, adjective and condition with stuff it randomly finds on Twitter. Examples: "Every house is an open house unless you have NO pants on"; "Every weekend is a normal weekend if you regret at least one decision"; "Every time is an appropriate time if it wasn't for my aunt Barbara."
posted by aparrish at 10:19 PM on November 25, 2013 - 2 comments
A metaphor generator a cut above the random. Using Wordnik's related words API, we can give you a metaphor that has an even better chance of making sense.
posted by dame at 2:39 PM on November 20, 2013 - 9 comments

The Sometime Seminar Podcast
DaDaDaDave and I have a podcast of quasi-academic critical discussion, in which we talk at length about literature and sometimes other media. We're keeping a special eye on contemporary culture, but we'll also talk about stuff from the 18th and 19th and 20th centuries, in fiction whether highbrow or genre, poetry, and (largely Continental) philosophy. And we've taken occasional excursions into film and other media, from Dwarf Fortress to Django Unchained to MOOCs. We're trying for an eclectic mix of high and low culture, veering from difficult poetry to Game of Thrones and back again.
posted by RogerB at 3:42 PM on October 18, 2013 - 6 comments

Really, NOTHING is sadder?
A Twitter account of things that are sadder than things people on Twitter think nothing is sadder than.
posted by missjenny at 2:47 PM on October 14, 2013 - 6 comments

Twitter: @HardSciFiMovies
It's a Twitter account that posts premises for hard sci-fi movies
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 9:56 AM on October 8, 2013 - 4 comments

It is Dangerous to go Alone! brand t-shirts
My latest t-shirt project is a collection of designs featuring the iconic weapons from classic 8 bit Nintendo video games composed of all of the enemies you'll slay during your quest.
posted by Jezztek at 12:37 PM on September 9, 2013

Holladay EP for Free
The Harvey Girls (the band my wife and I are) have released our third of four free EPs this year. You can check out the other two at our bandcamp page as well. I've also created a couple of vids for the songs "Red Plastic Chairs" and "Jittery Anne". Thanks for listening!
posted by sleepy pete at 10:10 AM on August 25, 2013 - 5 comments

Attack The Darkness
Attack the Darkness is a table-top role-playing game, a deck-building game, and a card-drafting game all rolled into one. Your character is your deck; your cards are everything that character is and everything they can do. Designed to be simple in its components yet complex in its combinations, Attack the Darkness allows for the speed and excitement of a collectible trading card game while granting the tactics and intricacies of a table-top RPG. Designed for 1-8 players, it features 7 unique classes and supports play either with or without a GM.
posted by French Fry at 4:10 PM on August 4, 2013 - 3 comments

Saucy vacation tips from Franklin the Ladies' Cat
My misguided, confident cartoon character is back with some invaluable advice for the romantic traveler... in his trademark, confident style seemingly informed by the infinite wisdom of men's magazines.
posted by edlundart at 11:36 AM on July 15, 2013 - 3 comments

Gametron 7000
Gametron 7000 (GT7K) is a web-based game-building toolkit, designed and built by myself for use in non-programming-centric game design classes I've been teaching in NYC. It's almost all visual (no coding) and allows non-tech-savvy game creators to make fairly simple 2D sprite-based games. Even though it's a little rough around the edges, hopefully it's fun to use!
posted by chasing at 6:49 AM on July 3, 2013 - 1 comment

Twitter Anagram Hunter
Anagramatron searches for anagrammatical pairs of tweets, the cream of which are retweeted and posted to an associated tumblr. Source on github.
posted by cmyr at 9:00 AM on July 3, 2013 - 9 comments

CHAIRDANCE: A Global Office Dance Party
Crappy day? Crank your favorite song. Dance in your chair. Act a fool. Submit a GIF. You'll feel much better.
posted by functionequalsform at 10:58 AM on June 25, 2013 - 17 comments
Waeguk-in is (a romanization of) the Korean expression that means 'foreigner,' and that's what I am. The site is Wonderchicken Industries™ newest entry into Korea blogging for fun and no profit whatsoever. I've dismantled my old neglected Korea-focused site and built a shiny new one devoted more to fun and interesting Korea-related stuff and less to turgid essays. If you're interested in Korea, come and have a look, or just follow @iamthewaegukin for updates.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:27 PM on May 14, 2013 - 7 comments

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