My friend Alex and I love Arrested Development. We decided to record our commentary on every episode. Now you can play our commentary simultaneously with the episodes and pretend that we're all friends and talking about the show together! The first four episodes are already up; you can subscribe to it as a podcast from the site or subscribe in iTunes. Let us know if we say interesting things! [more inside]
After years of mulling around a comic w/a character I made in 7th grade, I finally 20+ years later have started an online comic about him. Meet Zany Guy. A perma-grinning, perma-tripping psychedelic "hero". [more inside]
I know what you're thinking – the world needs more sarcastic t-shirts like it needs a hole in the head. Nevertheless, here we are. Hope you like 'em! More designs are coming, and I do take requests.
My colleague Tim Verstynen and I are both neuroscientists and members of the Zombie Research Society advisory board (with Romero!). We recently created a 3D model of the zombie brain based upon observations of zombie behaviors. [more inside]
Violating standards of good taste and scarring their children at the same time.
For the past two years, Josh Fruhlinger and I have been running a blog collecting our favorite examples of hilariously bad writing from Wikipedia, (seen here in the blue.) After expanding to do a podcast, (seen here in projects), we decided the only logical next step was to write a book - and now it's out! Over 200 entries, with our commentary on each one. Available in paperback, or on Kindle, and you can download a free PDF of the first fifty pages on our site!
I made a mock up of the proposed tartan (a jokey pony suggestion for mod uniform in meta talk) [more inside]
Astonish your friends with these Canadian facts, many of which are up to 100% true! [more inside]
My friend and I have created a 5-part audio drama about how a really bad Hollywood movie gets made. The story is told sequentially, in self-contained 30-minute pieces, from the perspectives of the writers, the producer, the script supervisor, the van driver, the assistant editor, and an audience member after the movie comes out. The first 30-minute piece took six months to produce (in our spare time with even sparer money), but I’m happy with how it turned out. We’re trying to decide if we want to record the rest of the episodes. I’m for it (as is the cast, etc.) but my friend’s not sure if people will be interested in listening to something like this. We would love any feedback you have to offer. Thank you! [more inside]
I get bored waiting for others to take their turns in Words With Friends, and sometimes these little poems jump out at me. [more inside]
I had set out to write a fun story absolutely filled to the brim with the undead, and in order to make room I had to leave out all of the forced pathos of survivors screaming "maybe we're the monsters!" Last February I posted my serialized online novel, Codex Nekromantia, to Projects. Many long months of tweaking and proofreading later, I'm happy to announce that it has been published! The ebook is available from today, but the paperback edition is delayed by a week due to Hurricane Irene fiddling with the power lines at the printing facility. Which is only fitting, considering that the book documents an (un)natural disaster.
If want to live in a world where being a scientist is considered bad ass, and philosophers are worshiped like rock stars, so my newest lineup of t-shirts parodies famous band logos by re-purposing them to celebrate some of the world's most influential minds. Hope you enjoy them.
An episode-by-episode recap and critique of every outfit worn on "The Cosby Show." [more inside]
My middle grade children's horror novel, Skary Childrin and the Carousel of Sorrow, has been published by Knopf and is officially available today! I both wrote and illustrated it, and it's loosely based on my art and animated series, Childrin R Skary. Book trailer here.
Satirical, 1st person weblog about current "hot topics" [more inside]
I directed this short comedy sketch for a friend's comedy group. Check it out and pass the word along! Hoping to break 20,000 views by the end of the week! [more inside]
This is the link to my daily blog of my summer internship with MetaFilter. Each day I describe the tasks and activities that I was apart of and all the random things my boss asks me to do.
WTF is a popular podcast hosted by comedian Marc Maron. He interviews comics (and once in a while non-comics) about their lives and how their minds work, and generates really amazing insights. Since I'm a public radio producer, I talked Marc into making a limited-run public radio series out of some of the best episodes of the show. My colleague Nick White helped. You can listen to (and review) the episodes at PRX.org.
Kobolds are simple creatures. They like to sit in pits. They like to eat. They like to make giant skull piles. You are here to help them fulfil these dreams. [more inside]
NestFeather creates edgy novelty products for grown-ups. We've recently launched our blog (posts every other Friday) and hope to post back this fall when our first two products will be available. [more inside]
Every day, I write something silly about that date's history. It's called Instant Breakfast, and it's pretty stupid. [more inside]
is a new webcomic I've started. Jokes about books- so far I've done Rand, Mailer, Milton, Vidal, Thompson, and Tolkien. Lots more to come, with at least one update a week. Oh, and the "About" page features the most dignified picture of me ever taken.
My friend Matthew and I started coming up with music acts that ought to exist in the Star Wars universe. Before you know it, we had an entire imaginary music festival. And a poster. And a domain to host the poster. I think we got a little carried away. Anyway, if you've ever dreamed of seeing Darth Cab for Cutie share a stage with Kessel Run-DMC, then Tatunes is the festival for you.
Pretty simple. A video series reviewing different everyday objects.
Purely anonymous online dating blunders for the amusement of all. Sometimes the best pick-up lines have to be crafted meticulously in advance.
A web app to tell you how broken your favorite San Francisco MTA route is. Right now it's pretty simple, just pulling data from the NextMuni API when it's asked for a specific route, but I plan to revamp it this weekend to have it do periodic polling on each line so I can display stats on the front page. Other improvements in the works: get published schedules so the app will only show lines currently running, adjust the headway thresholds based on scheduled headway, collect stats for each line to rank the most broken lines in the system... got anything else I should do with this?
Software blogger Joel Spolsky has a new blog, where he discusses coal mining and its astounding parallels to software development and management. "The other crucial thing about having a schedule is that it forces you to decide what seams you are going to choose, and then it forces you to pick the least safe corridors and cut them rather than slipping into pillar-robbing (a.k.a. slope creep)." [more inside]
You provide the linkbait, I provide the shame. I designed this site as an easy way for people to participate in April Fools' Day, without having to do much work on their own. It works best if you have a Facebook account, but you could use it via Twitter, your site/blog... basically anywhere you can share a link online. [more inside]
Eye-gouging! A fist-fight with the Pope! Helicopter thieves! Key plot points in big budget video games, retold to emphasize their ridiculosity.
Dedicated to finding and sharing everything that wasn't intended to be creepy, but which nonetheless creeps.
Life in Photoshop delivers daily snark and humor on sexist and strange magazine ads. Think Catalog Living meets Photoshop Disasters. With a side of socio-political commentary. [more inside]
For over a year now, I've co-edited a blog collecting the best hilariously bad entries from wikipedia (previously discussed in the blue here.) Now I've decided to try and turn it into a comedy podcast! The first episode is up now.
A webcomic in which wildlife is ascribed various neuroses, unpleasant personality traits, and other assorted character flaws, presented in (loosely) the manner of a nature guide. Think Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom meets Eeyore. Updated weekly.
Announcing Draw Chewbacca, the Internet's premier online community for drawing Chewbacca. Join us and share your Chewbacca drawings!
I have a new blog; it is about not being able to draw. Here's the mission statement.
Generates random band names and albums w/covers. Integration with Facebook and Google Image Search. (Possibly NSFW) [more inside]
Valentine's Day is only two weeks away! And you've forgotten Valentine's cards again, you cad. Well, we haven't. Send your tolerated one a Valentine and let them know you cared. Love the Fakeproject Corporation of America.
Fellow mefi'er hijinx and I just relaunched The Daily Ping in time for our 11th birthday, starting our 12th year of writing every day (on alternating days). Topics are usually light and often center around Oreos, toilets, and TV shows from the 1980s with occasional forays into technology and other pop culture stuff. [more inside]
Click and click again to generate random new years resolutions for 2011, based on a corpus of tweets collected yesterday and today. Sometimes nonsensical, sometimes absurd, sometimes even plausible. "Be more dedicated to achieve. It avoids disappointment. which means you'll have to be." (potentially NSFW) [more inside]
Successful sustainable agriculture doesn't depend on being totally serious all the time, but proper hoeing technique helps. Once you've mastered that you can take care of those pesky hornworms and then learn to move forage animals with greater ease.
A book of fake baby names, full PDF and twitter as well.
A weekly humor webcomic I started a month ago. I can't guarantee anything, but it may have you hanging on the edge of your seat, it may reawaken your purpose in life, it may make you chortle. It's a semi-continuation of my weekly college comics (also on the site). [more inside]
I've been doing this for the past few months to entertain myself and possibly some of the people I work with. I don't know for sure, they may be fake laughing. I thought I'd open myself up for random abuse from strangers & ask what you guys think.
An antisocial network for people who feel like they might like a web site where they talk about themselves, but who don't need a new place to talk to others, or to mention boring things like favorite books and movies and quotations. [more inside]
Pretty much the most important website of all time.
ToonBee allows you to share a story graphically, artistic ability not required. Do you have a story to share? Something to gripe about at work? Want to poke fun at your friends? ToonBee is a place where you can freely express yourself.
KADM just released a new short video by Jason Maran. It could be the strangest love story every told. It might be the most profound tale of sibling rivalry since Cain and Abel. It certainly is NSFW. [more inside]
BASIC DECENCY is a print collection containing the first 44 installments of my webcomic Gentleman's Gentleman, instructing one in the fine art of not being an uncivilized ass. On top of the 44 comic strips, the bonus materials include an illustrated guide to personality types, an awesome Interrobang-created guide to old-timey gentlemanry, an essay by Rebecca Collins on arch-Gentleman Dominick Dunne, and a very embarrassing About The Author photograph.
My current pet project is Marlowe, a sculpted webcomic/picturebook. It follows the life of a well meaning, slightly misguided, slightly shy, rather blobby monster with six eyes and two tentacles. Topics covered include asexual reproduction, (monster) civil rights, depression and lesbian sex(all SFW). Updates Wednesdays.
I've started a photo blog dedicated to funny tombstones. Some photos I took myself; others I'm reblogging from elsewhere (with proper credit, of course.) The only rule is that they have to be real-- no styrofoam Halloween props, and no photoshopping.