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AmericanLiterature vs. GoogleMaps

resolute, in dispute, can’t refute, so astute
my assumption, your presumption, every symptom, our intentions
gone again, click resend, try to bend……………………….do hearts pretend?
bricks are stone, a laugh’s a moan, i should have known

i should have known

and so i went, i rent, dissent
not true, i sit, a nit, i barely flit
until the tide, please come (no, hide!)
i want to float, i should be smote, i am a speck but
a mote, i hope, a fleck
of gold
come to rest, on the crest, of your tears
when you blink, i will drink, and sit gold
in your eye
so smile.

  • The Manhattan haunts of your favorite fictional characters. This really needs to be another “…VS. GoogleMaps” hacker mash-up for the whole dang Country. I bet you could use that Craigslist code to create a blog and pull it off of there. Wish I had the web-fu, that would be so rad, you could put in pictures of the actual place and everything…awesome.
  • The evolution of aphorisms, aka eggcorns…of course.
  • A big boat steaming ’round Scandinavian waters and coming to port, offering the shore-bound mad raves and floating techno-AV madness.
  • I guess it’s a good thing I left Japan (this is apparently an IQ test of the sort given Japanese job-applicants), because if I had to solve this puzzle to get a job, I’d most likely starve.

    Instructions: “Everybody has to cross the river”.

    1. Only 2 persons on the raft at a time.
    2. The father can not stay with any of the daughters without their mother’s presence.
    3. The mother can not stay with any of the sons without their father’s presence.
    4. The thief (striped shirt) can not stay with any family member if the Policeman is not there.
    5. Only the Father, the Mother and the Policeman know how to operate the raft.
    6. To start click on the big blue circle on the right.
    7. To move the people click on them. To move the raft click on the pole on the opposite side of the river.
  • skimpy

    Lightness will continue around here while I cram in as much Japan as possible and then pack in a panicked frenzy for my return to the land of beef, cheese, and shrill, hysterical, meaningless, and mind-numbing culture wars. Outdated links you’ve most likely seen on cooler sites in the meantime…

  • This genius mashed-up Google Maps VS. Craigslist RealEstate Postings. Parse-able by pricepoint, popups display details and any images from the post, unreal.
  • Groupdraw. Write on the bathroom stall walls with 19 total strangers in realtime.
  • Cool technique to fold a map up real small in a way that still allows you to explore it.
  • Catchy j-ska.
  • the oh my god particle

    kick a soccer ball from the corner
    spinning an arc 30º out and above a field of white lines and green grass
    corded musculature in high relief
    leg swung round the broken minute hand of a
    clock
    head down, one arm spun back, the other slashed down
    diagonal
    across his chest
    torqued dreads in a swirl
    the force lines of rotation in all things
    the ball, the globe, the galaxy, universe
    sending beads of sweat in radiant lines
    to catch the klieg lights
    tearing your eyes
    because there’s beauty like that
    in every day

  • the “oh-my-god” particle >>
  • Top 10 Hubble Space Telescope contributions to science >>
  • Beautiful Chaplin-esque CGI animation, replete with tinny sound, scratched film, jerky edits, focal drift and other “vintage” effects >>
  • harbeatmonboxica, freaking AWESOME!!! edit: mp3 version yay! >>
  • a desk and a room for it to play in

    when i grow up i will own only two significant things
    a desk and a room for it to play in
    and the desk will wear a brown leather blotter
    and i will write only on onion skin paper
    and the ink will be dark, dark brown
    and i will make sepia postcards of all the places i’ve been…
    wish you were here!
    and pin them to parchment maps papering our walls
    and my letter will sit
    on the blotter
    with the window open
    and there was a coffee mug there to keep a letter there
    …now it’s not
    but the ring it left is still wet
    and beneath the ring lies the leather blotter
    still brown

  • listen to what random stuff sounds like in an empty grain silo in Montreal >>
  • watch chinese cable TV via p2p (noooooo…i’m sure it’s PERFECTLY legal) >>
  • click on the VOOZ menu, click Animation, then watch some of the Pucca clips, don’t be afraid little spider monkey, there is no knowledge of Korean required >>
  • amazing Rube Goldberg made entirely of Honda car parts >>