The Internet of Useless Things
This could come in useful for updating the Clearleft website.
This is hilarious …for about two dozen people.
For everyone else, it’s as opaque as the rest of the standardisation process.
She can only offer you unconditional algo-love.
Perhaps that’s the purest love of all.
Funny because it’s true:
The thing I regret the most is how my class addiction affected my relationship with HTML.
This may be the only slideshow on a website I’ve ever actually bothered to click all the way through.
Some examples to illustrate the UK Border Agency’s latest campaign.
Don’t ever worry about not sharing again.
Pretty motherfuton funny.
These seem just about as reasonable as any other CAPTCHA.
Don’t let James Bridle get a hold of this.
Oh, Jesus Christ!
Revolutionising the way you revolutionise email.
The latest project from Tom Scott is like many Facebook-authenticated apps that ask you to sell your soul, but this one is literal. I think I might offer my soul (worth 56gigaMorgans) to Cthulhu.
VC funding that actually makes sense, from the always-sensible Maciej Cegłowski.
I wish to cover the entire Brighton Pavilion in Bakelite for my own amusement.
Wondering whether that network-enabled device of yours is worthy of being considered part of the “internet of things?” Just answer these few short questions.
Does Zed Shaw look like a bitch to you?
I said does Zed Shaw look like a bitch to you?
Any sufficiently advanced Markov chain is indistinguishable from James Bridle.
Pitch-perfect parody from The Onion:
HP announced they’re making a new push into cloud computing and that they totally know what that is.
In related news, I’ve ordered my “the cloud is a lie” T-shirt from James.
Yet another piece of brilliance from Tom:
Click to make the Olympic Mascots fire their roof-mounted missiles! Aim for terrorists, protestors, and any illegal advertising!
It’s not enough to have the same Photoshopped image from Back To The Future trotted out every. single. year. …now you can pass this meme around every minute of every day of every month of every year. Thanks a lot, Seb.
It’s kinda nuts that in the space of just a few months, Code Club has gone from being an idea by Clare and Linda into something with an all-star promo video.
Sure, this is a bleedin’ one-to-one copy of feckin’ Wikipedia. Give it an aul’ spin.
In light of the recent death of Ray Bradbury, I think we should all honour his memory by revisiting this song (featuring some future-friendly headgear).
I’ll feed you grapes and Dandelion Wine and we’ll read a little Fahrenheit 69…
Markov-generated Quora questions …far more entertaining than actual Quora questions.
A satirical parody of post-singularity existence by Tom Scott inspired by Jim Munroe’s Everyone in Silico and Rudy Rucker’s Postsingular.
Bravo, Bruce, bravo.
I heard Glen Campbell’s “Like A Rhinestone Cowboy” on the radio and began absent-mindedly singing “Like a rounded corner” to it.
This is kinda funny (because it’s kinda true).
Inspired by the recent .net magazine article on “20 leading web designers’ desks for your inspiration”, here’s a blog dedicated to the place where the real web design magic happens: the designer’s poostation.
This amuses me. I am amused.
There’s two years(!) of doctored headlines here. Yes, it’s puerile but it’s also very funny (to my puerile sensibilities).
You can’t have a zeitgeisty internet meme without cats.
Yeah, it’s an easy target …but the cumulative effect is very funny.
Holy sh!t. Did you see that interstitial? That was dope. Refresh, refresh!!
A hackweek project from Twitter employees to create the best/worst recruitment video of all time.
A genuinely amusing alternative history of programming languages.
A trojan horse for plagiarised college papers, much like the fakery on maps (“Lie Close”, “Arlington”) and in dictionaries; traps to be sprung on the hapless copy’n’paster.
It’s funny and heartbreaking because it’s true.
It’s funny because it’s true.
Because Yelp needs Cormac McCarthy.
It’s Opera …but it’s folk.
Valuable advice from Slowtron on cooking perfect longpork.
If you’re going to have a photo-shoot for your engagement, this is the way to do it.
Humour through noun permutations. The results are all-too believable.
I know this is probably inappropriate (comedy is tragedy plus time) but I am getting quiet a giggle out of this. I know, I know: too soon.
A pitch-perfect parody of people that peeve.
Pitch-perfect parody of Adam Curtis’s particular style of documentary guff.
Use strong, definite language in your writing. Make that sentence your bitch.
I look forward to seeing Eyes Wide Shut as a series of Foursquare check-ins.
Even more historic significance than blue plaques.
We want the finest Star Wars parodies known to man—we want them here and we want them now!
When you see Craig’s Han Solo PI side by side with the original title sequence of Magnum PI, the genius shines through.
Southby is something of an easy target for ridicule, but this is still mildly amusing.
Well, y’know, you never think it’s your kid whose gonna go sell enriched uranium to a rogue nation.
This is kind of mean, but it made me laugh. Out loud.
Starring Rob Weychert as Mr. Maplegate.
The Assassination Of Yogi Bear By The Coward Boo-Boo.
It's funny (and painful) because it's true (and painful).
A perfect parody lampooning the shallow and cowardly reporting of most so-called science stories by the press (I'm looking at you, BBC).
This is far too realistic for comfort.
An oldie but goldie: time travel in the age of the internet.
Yeah, seen it. It's not as funny as the first meme.
"Tuna Casserole Ingredients: 1 large casserole dish Place the casserole dish in a cold oven. Place a chair facing the oven and sit in it forever. Think about how hungry you are. When night falls, do not turn on the light."
An entertaining missive from the future.
A laugh-out-loud email exchange ...because if you didn't laugh, you'd cry.
Sending a cease and desist letter to an obvious parody just makes the parody even funnier.
Are you sitting comfortably? Then I'll begin.
I wasted my time writing HTML5 For Web Designers when clearly, this is the best tutorial on HTML5 ever.
An excellent education resource.
I wonder how much I need to wind up Paul at work in order to push him into the red...
Screw Chuck Norris. Douglas Crockford is the true originator of awesomeness in the audience.
This is a pithy one-sentence description of a blog post, praising the author's insight.
This is just wonderful. "Please design a logo for me. With pie charts. For free."
An aerosol e-book enhancer.
I can't wait till those posters are available to buy.
Beyond the personal annual report; it's the personal brand identity guidelines.
If television were honest...
Kevin does an excellent job of Fisking that ludicrous anti-Twitter article in The Times.
Pride and Prejudice told through Facebook.
A satirical parody of the BBC's "Thought for the Day". Slightly cruel, mostly funny and entirely brilliant.
Satire through mystery meat navigation in Flash: "Can you imagine? We can."
William Shatner and David Hasselhoff (circa 1984) are righting wrongs and taking Obama and McCain to the mat for the biggest brass ring in the country. From yesterday's tomorrow, for a better today!
Handheld footage from Imperial Fleet Week in San Francisco.
He's not big and he's not clever but Little Gordon is f*cking funny.
...because the apocalypse doesn't have to be lonely.
I had a very pleasant chat on the phone with Ben Worthen from the Wall Street Journal. He likes my social buzzword generator.
This isn't just funny, it also encapsulates a lot of the ridiculousness of Facebook interactions.
Airtoons for parents.
Normally LOL is a throwaway little phatic interjection but I really did laugh out loud at some of the pictures in this photoset.
Create your own O'Reilly book cover. Maybe you have to be a geek to find this amusing. I find this amusing.
The timeline behind Microsoft's latest announcement.... as told by stuffed lemurs.
What a great antisocial network: blackmail people with rich media. Upload photos or videos; demand a price from the victim; if they don't pay, the whole world sees the evidence.
Brilliant infomercial for everyone's favourite social serendipitous coincidental networking site.
Just rub it on and watch it grow. Gauranteed to satisfy your client.
What would happen if Google tried to apply SEO techniques to itself?
How to interpret those military hand signals they always use in the movies.
Just as with lolcats, the cumalitive effect of this lolcat/religion mashup is pure hilarity. I'll never look at religious iconography the same way again.