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"You Could Be On MAD MEN" Video Contest
I'm the submissions editor for this contest. Upload short audition videos using the provided scripts, and you can win a walk-on role on the AMC show Mad Men. Also, vote on your favorites and help pick the winner. The competition is getting pretty creative -- I figured MeFites would rule at this sort of thing!
posted by [NOT HERMITOSIS-IST] at 2:43 PM on August 4, 2008 - 5 comments

StupidFilter Beta Release
So, I'm not sure who remembers my little StupidFilter project-- the one were I decide to cure stupidity on the internet with fancy-pants algorithms, but we kind of actually did it. It's not quite perfect, but it really works. So, without further ado, here's The Press Release and The Demo.
posted by signalnine at 11:58 AM on July 25, 2008 - 14 comments

Dead Funnies
The Tibetan Book of The Dead rendered in Comic Life. Great for explaining the afterlife to people with ADD.
posted by betteryeti at 2:54 PM on July 22, 2008 - 3 comments

The Odd Ingester
There are some strange foods out there. Candy that looks like a bug. Bitter German liquors meant to be drunk for digestive assistance. Russian candy. The Odd Ingester eats these things, reports back on them, and, on occasion, dresses in a cape and bites the head off a gummy bat.
posted by Astro Zombie at 2:12 PM on July 15, 2008 - 6 comments

It's Lovely! I'll Take It!
Sometimes people make bad decisions when they choose the photos for their real estate listings.
posted by The corpse in the library at 5:10 PM on July 10, 2008 - 6 comments

Kitchen experiments with Aerogel
NASA's recent use of Aerogel in the Stardust spacecraft and Mars Rovers Spirit and Opportunity has brought the substance to the minds of many. Pages on the internet describe its bizarre properties but very little in the way of practical knowledge regarding it. The aim of this project is to discover and present such knowledge.
posted by jwells at 7:34 PM on July 6, 2008 - 5 comments

Wordle + American Speeches = A little guessing game
Wordle has been making the rounds of the blogs the last few days; it produces "word clouds" a la tag clouds. So, I took ten speeches by ten Americans who have served as or have run for president, threw them in, and posted the results on my Flickr account. As an added bonus, I left off what the speeches were so people could take wild, stabby guesses at what they are.
posted by dw at 10:18 AM on June 17, 2008

A college course availability notifier. DropMessenger is a service for college students who are trying to register for a class that is already full. We monitor seat levels classes students want to add and notify them, through email or text message, as soon as a seat becomes available.
posted by blueplasticfish at 10:12 AM on June 10, 2008 - 3 comments

Teach the Controversy
Teach The Controversy is an intelligently designed t-shirt store dedicated to challenge 'big science' and their blatant anti-wacko agenda. So I've really taken to the idea of running t-shirt stores where all the designs are based around a single unified theme, and so for my second attempt this particular creationist meme seemed ripe for parody (while hopefully not being to shrill or strident in my ribbing). Hope you enjoy them!
posted by Jezztek at 10:15 AM on June 9, 2008 - 28 comments

Teampages is social networking and online management service for amateur sport organizations. Its tools allow you to easily organize your schedules, and communicate with your leagues.
posted by KokuRyu at 3:00 PM on June 6, 2008 - 3 comments

Gulch: Biology!
Gulch: Biology! is the section of my website where I've been sticking a few thoughts on some interesting (and some slightly disgusting) animals and plants. It's based on personal observations, outdated college textbooks, hearsay, and gossip. Favorite topics include: Do Cephlapods Suntan?, Meet the Banana Slug, Why the Suriname Toad Creeps Me Out, and The Secret Life of Seagulls.
posted by Staggering Jack at 3:00 PM on June 6, 2008 - 1 comment

Steve Jobs Facts
Much like Chuck Norris Facts... but with more mock turtlenecks and style. Add facts, vote up your favorites, and vote down your least favorites, browse by recent, ratings or random... all the good stuff.
posted by sxtxixtxcxh at 3:00 PM on June 6, 2008 - 2 comments

Garkov -- Garfield + Markov chains
Garkov is a comic strip generator that uses Markov chains to synthesize new Garfield strips based on transcripts of several hundred existing strips. The output varies nicely from plausible to surreal to downright incoherent.
posted by cortex at 8:20 AM on June 6, 2008 - 30 comments

Mon.thly.Info is a really simple, useful website I use to track my period. It uses my past menstruation cycles to predict when I'm going to start my next one, and it emails me a customized reminder when it's coming.
posted by phunniemee at 10:31 PM on June 5, 2008 - 16 comments

Universal wishlist for all things internet-ish. Add stuff via a bookmarklet, RSS for your list. Coming soon: price watching, better sharing features, tags if users nag loudly enough. Enjoy!
posted by littlerobothead at 6:56 PM on June 4, 2008 - 5 comments

I don't want to reveal too much (it is related to drawing) but do want to say, unfortunately it is Firefox and Safari only (it's using Canvas...)... hope you like it.
posted by philipp at 1:30 PM on June 4, 2008 - 14 comments

Tag the Web
This is a project I did for the hip-hop group Atmosphere’s new album: When Life Give You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold. It allows users to tag (graffiti) any site on the web. From to, no site is safe. Make sure you check out the "Certified Gold" section, people inked some pretty sick bombs.
posted by quiet sam at 3:31 PM on June 2, 2008 - 10 comments

The Big Picture
A photo blog on (from the Boston Globe). Updated semi-regularly, entries in The Big Picture will consist almost entirely of a series of large, quality, news-worthy photos from wire feeds and other varied sources - each tied together by some related storyline.
posted by kokogiak at 7:59 AM on June 2, 2008 - 10 comments

The Valley of the Shadow
The Valley of the Shadow is an online project that uses street memorials in Philadelphia as a point of entry into life in the city's poorest and most dangerous neighborhoods. It does bare a passing similarity to this previously discussed coverage of street memorials in Washington DC, at least as far as photo content. However, unlike the DC project that focuses on the "heartfelt nature of the sad memorials erected by friends & family to honor murder and other violence victims in the Washington DC area," the Valley of the Shadow probes deeper into the lives of the deceased and they world they inhabited to paint a far more complicated and nuanced picture of who these urban homicide victims really were. I draw on my experience as a social worker, street level reporting and online resources including court records to provide the deepest possible intelligence. There are twelve parts so far and a new one runs each Tuesday. The project has its own neat logo and received a highly favorable write up in the local press last week. Parts 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12.
posted by The Straightener at 4:52 PM on May 27, 2008 - 4 comments

Sky is a Dog
I started a blog about the rescue dog we adopted 10 days ago. This is mostly for friends and family, and the rescue organization people who made it possible for us to get Sky, but members here who have dogs, or are involved in rescue or fostering might be interested. I'm recording her transition, and, as a first-time dog owner, including info that I'm finding about issues like food, health, training, and whatever I learn about along the way. Woof.
posted by taz at 7:49 AM on May 28, 2008 - 6 comments

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