May 28, 2007

Make your own Warhol print of Marilyn

On the occasion of Marilyn Monroe’s suicide in August 1962, Andy Warhol used this image and silkscreen to create a series of posters. Now you can try your hand at coming up with different combinations.

Nod to: Lisa Samson [2007 Christy Award finalist for Straight Up. It's good. Get it now.]

May 21, 2007

HowToDoThings.com & ViewDo.com

How-to articles on a wide range of topics in 19 categories. Stuff like:

  • How To Stop Your Cat From Eating Houseplants
  • How To Determine the Sex of Baby Chickens
  • How To Convert To Islam
  • How To Know if You're a Metrosexual

Nod to: Charlene Good

How-to videos on a wide range of topics in 14 categories. My favorites - how to:

  • Short sheet a bed
  • Make rainbow sushi
  • Trick someone into giving you $10
  • Make a ninja mask out of a tshirt

May 14, 2007

The Speech Accent Archive

A few hundred native and 200+ non-native speakers of English read this paragraph: " Please call Stella. Ask her to bring these things with her from the store: Six spoons of fresh snow peas, five thick slabs of blue cheese, and maybe a snack for her brother Bob. We also need a small plastic snake and a big toy frog for the kids. She can scoop these things into three red bags, and we will go meet her Wednesday at the train station."

You can contribute a reading to the project if you so desire.

I was disappointed to see that "fire" wasn't in the paragraph. You can really hear a southern accent with that word. Other words that should be in the paragraph: roof, peanut, pecan, July, ask.

May 7, 2007

Song For Work

  1. Click on the graphic.
  2. Click on Listen to Ray
  3. Read the First Response from Ray
  4. Check out some of the dozens of remixes the general public have contributed to the canon
  5. ZeFrank and the Fabulosos tracked Ray down in Feb. He's a minister in St. Louis. Hear his story on this episode of the ZeFrank Show.

Warning: The lyrics are: "I'm about to whip somebody's ass. If you don't leave me alone, you're gonna have to send me home, cause I'm about to whip somebody's ass." If this causes you distress, don't listen to the song. But read the response from Ray and watch the video of him in which he talks about his response to those who thought his song was "inappropriate." It's a nice response, cause he's a nice guy.

Also, you can check out the linked episode of "the show with zefrank." He's even less inhibited in his word choice than Ray, so be forewarned.