The scariest thing about NZ’s current oilspill is that it’s so incredibly minor compared to other events elsewhere.
Anyway, let these linky drift towards your mental beach and collect on the pristine sand of your thought processes:
The Thing musical. SPOILERS for the 1982 movie and, let’s face it, for the 2011 movie too. (Thanks to Mr David Ritchie of Hamiltron for this one.)
Jenni and Pearce sent me this direct, and I’ve seen it elsewhere as well. If you haven’t seen it you’re obviously following the wrong Twitterbooks. Dr Seuss does Call of Cthulhu
The conceptual ecology of Tumblr is fascinating to me. Image mixing is so incredibly simple in the mature digital era; it wasn’t so long ago that images were expensive in every sense of the word. Now images are about as cheap as words. Big change, and in manifests in thousands of Tumblrs that are basically ironic jokes about celebrities, and also bits of genius like this: My Daguerrotype Boyfriend, or this collection of 8-bit computer games that don’t exist
Team-ups I did not expect: Baba Brinkman (of the rap guide to human nature) and Prof Elemental (of the ubiquitous Cup of Brown Joy). In a promo for MacMillan Dictionaries. Via Matt Cowens
Fairly mindblowing tech demo on adding things to photos. The best thing about this is the stuff they choose to put in the photos. Someone has great taste in statues.
This has been lurking in my bookmarks for ages: a 157-song mix of 2010 music, for download from Fluxblog
Neat survey of what NZers are thinking (by my colleague Marc Wilson)
David Brin owns on the subject of distinguishing climate change skepticism from climate change denial.
I bookmarked this a month ago and since then it has been everywhere because it is AMAAAAZING. So if you haven’t seen it already, NOW IS THE TIME. It is: Women of the Future (as predicted in 1902)
And finally… how to open a door
(via Dangerous Minds, again again)