So I’d never heard about the “Call Me Maybe” meme until it hit Cookie Monster. It’s a charming wee pop song, and the Wee Beastie and I have enjoyed watching various sports teams make goofy videos of themselves lip-syncing the song (many of which can be found at the Cookie Monster link above). But the Jimmy Fallon & the Roots performance with Carly Rae Jepsen herself is the winner:
Except then this happened
A browser extension that herpderpifies YouTube comments. I first heard this through Mike Sands. Glorious.
You probably know already that the Shell “Let’s Go” ad campaign that’s been hilariously misused by folk is actually an elaborate disinfo hit by Greenpeace & serial anti-corporate pranksters the Yes Men. That link is to the best breakdown I’ve seen. It really is marvellous in its sophistication, right through to a fake Shell twitter account clumsily ordering people to take down their anti-Shell material under threat of legal action. This is 21st century stuff, right here.
A restored church – with a Giger alien as a gargoyle representing Leviathan. (thanks Jamie N!)
This one is all over the place, for good reason. A 6-year-old guesses what classic novels are about from their covers.
(This one is also over the place – a great, hilarious, GIF-heavy review of 50 shades of grey)
Boomerang vocabulary at the Oxford Dictionary blog (via Ivan T)
Geek & Sundry has their new series up: stories written by kids. Just great, 100% great, and that SQUAT team member is strangely familiar too.
A website that takes you to a random website (via Amanda H)
Long long essay on Nokia’s CEO and why he is the worst. I didn’t read all of it. (via Stephen J)
A visual map of the film Memento. Really nicely done.
That time five guys stood underneath an atomic bomb. Robert Krulwich gives film & explanation. Crazy, man.
And finally, via this week’s cool stuff at Wilder Woman, a short musical performance. I’m not sure if this would be better if you knew the original version (like basically every NZer will) or if you don’t (like everyone else in the world).