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Weird websites
« on: July 29, 2008, 12:59:51 AM »
What are some of the weird websites you have found while surfing?

Here is one that is all about wrapping Roy Orbison in Cling Wrap: http://www.michaelke...fsnet.co.uk/karl.htm

From the site:
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Some person sent me a story about Tom Petty in clingfilm and I deleted it. I do not get that, I try to be broad-minded but who would possibly want to wrap Tom Petty in clingfilm? There are strange people in the world.


Warning... the last link on that site is NSFW
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Re: Weird websites
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2008, 09:21:30 AM »
Think you're seen every mod made?

Try imagining what it would be like if Jules Verne's vision of the future was the one that came to pass? These people do. And even more importantly, they build things. Working things...

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Two of the best sites for this insanity are:

The Steampunk Workshop www.steampunkworkshop.com

and the truly odd Datamancer at www.datamancer.net.

Somewhere, in a galaxy far away, Pax Britannica lives on...


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Re: Weird websites
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2008, 11:38:57 AM »
The Time Cube.
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Time Cube is a website created by Gene Ray in 1997, where he sets out his proposed theory of everything, a description of the nature of the universe.
You can't handle time cube. trust me.
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Gobler Toys.
wtf?
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ManBabies
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Not what you're thinking.

I'm out for now.
I remember a long time ago a website that was link after link to various pages that contained surreal flash animations, bits of poetry, strange javascript tricks, etc. Any clues?

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Re: Weird websites
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2008, 03:22:21 PM »

I remember a long time ago a website that was link after link to various pages that contained surreal flash animations, bits of poetry, strange javascript tricks, etc. Any clues?

Was that the one with the little creature traveling to a bunch of weird mini planets and each planet was an interactive puzzle?

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Re: Weird websites
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2008, 03:31:37 PM »
No, it was more like somebody's surreal art project in 145 webpages. One page would have a drawing of a stickman in a box, and when you clicked it, it went to a picture of a cow that would flip when you hovered over it. the link there would take you to a scan of a scrap piece of paper with some nonsensical poetry on it, where each word was a link to another page on the site with further weirdness. (that's just from foggy memory, I'm sure it wasn't exactly like that...)
Imagine a slightly medicated artist, painting with java, flash and hyperlinks on a canvas of html...

Damn, now I HAVE to find it...

BTW - This is pretty weird:
Britney Spears guide to semiconductor physics

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Re: Weird websites
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2008, 03:44:03 PM »
If the guy's cousin made a blog, This is what it would look like:
http://thisismycompu...erblog.blogspot.com/
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Re: Weird websites
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2008, 05:04:43 PM »
OK, I found it:
http://wwwwwwwww.jodi.org/

Then I googled around a bit and found this:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jodi

So it IS an art project.
insanity incarnate if you didn't know what was going on...


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Re: Weird websites
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2008, 05:11:35 PM »
wooooo

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Re: Weird websites
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2008, 01:25:44 PM »

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Re: Weird websites
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2008, 10:29:45 PM »
It's really all just an elaborate joke. Really. [FNORD]

http://www.principiadiscordia.com/

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Welcome to PrincipiaDiscordia.com! This website is dedicated to bringing the Principia Discordia to the masses, in its original, chock-full-o-pictures form! What's the Principia, you ask? Well, it's the Magnum Opiate of Malaclypse the Younger, Wherein Is Explained Absolutely Everything Worth Knowing About Absolutely Anything. Duh!

And if you were wondering, we aren't affiliated with Mal-2, Robert A. Wilson, or anyone else for that matter. We're so completely out of the loop that it's silly.

And what exactly is the Principia Discordia?

From the title page:
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Principia Discordia

OR

How I Found Goddess And What I Did To Her When I Found Her

Wherein is Explained
Absolutely Everything Worth Knowing
About Absolutely Anything

[FNORD]

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Re: Weird websites
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2008, 10:52:37 AM »
« Last Edit: August 01, 2008, 12:17:32 PM by Edvard »

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Re: Weird websites
« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2008, 03:58:11 PM »
Came across this strange, ingenious product a long time ago...was amusing enough for me to add it to my collection of links on my website:

Uncle Boogger's Bumper Dumper


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Re: Weird websites
« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2008, 04:12:16 PM »
Ooh, that reminds me of the Rodenator!!

I never could figure out if this was real or not. Watch some videos, you be the judge.
http://www.rodenator.com/videos.htm

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Re: Weird websites
« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2008, 03:52:27 AM »
I'll see your fnord and raise you 23: (see attachment in previous post)5361792048656c6c6f20746f204d79204c6974746c6520467269656e64
that link is lost in there Edvard
http://www.fnord.org...a/text/what.is.fnord
I had been wondering what a FNORD was ;D

Came across this strange, ingenious product a long time ago...was amusing enough for me to add it to my collection of links on my website:

Uncle Boogger's Bumper Dumper
;D ;D had a good laugh there, thanks App!
- eh, why dont they just go in the ditch/roadside/woods ? (well in fairness they do suggest situations where it would be helpful)
I can imagine your sitting on your b-dumper the side of some backwoods road and another car comes around the bend...


Ooh, that reminds me of the Rodenator!!
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incredible the things people do for a bit of grass, isnt it !?!
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Re: Weird websites
« Reply #15 on: August 02, 2008, 11:04:50 PM »
I'll see your fnord and raise you 23: (see attachment in previous post)5361792048656c6c6f20746f204d79204c6974746c6520467269656e64
that link is lost in there Edvard
http://www.fnord.org...a/text/what.is.fnord
I had been wondering what a FNORD was ;D


From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fnord

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Fnord is the typographic representation of disinformation or irrelevant information intending to misdirect, with the implication of a conspiracy. The word was coined as a nonsensical term with religious undertones in the Discordian religious text Principia Discordia (1965) by Kerry Thornley and Greg Hill, but was popularized by The Illuminatus! Trilogy (1975) of satirical conspiracy fiction novels by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson.

    Main article: The Illuminatus! Trilogy

In these novels, the interjection "fnord" is given hypnotic power over the unenlightened. Under the Illuminati program, children, while still in grade school, are taught to be unable to consciously see the word "fnord". For the rest of their lives, every appearance of the word subconsciously generates a feeling of uneasiness and confusion, and prevents rational consideration of the subject.

In the Shea/Wilson construct, fnords are scattered liberally in the text of newspapers and magazines, causing fear and anxiety in those following current events. However, there are no fnords in the advertisements, encouraging a consumerist society. It is implied in the books that fnord is not the actual word used for this task, but merely a substitute, since most readers would be unable to see the actual word.

To see the fnords means to be unaffected by the supposed hypnotic power of the word or, more loosely, of other fighting words. The phrase "I have seen the fnords" was famously graffitied on a railway bridge (known locally as Anarchy Bridge) between Earlsdon and Coventry (U.K.) city centre throughout the 1980s and 1990s, until the bridge was upgraded. The bridge and the phrase were mentioned in the novel A Touch of Love by Jonathan Coe. Fnord was also graffitied all over the state of Maine and New England.[1]

Now you know. [FNORD]

Information on 23, the 23 Enigma, and 23 Skiddoo is classified. Please direct all further queries on these topics to Mr. Hagbard Celine c/o Legion of Dynamic Discord (LDD), Leif Eriksson Cabal. He...what?...are you sure?...well..ok umm, cancel all that - and see the following:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/23_Enigma



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Re: Weird websites
« Reply #16 on: August 04, 2008, 10:49:20 AM »
*Ahem*
I see you've misspelled "Fliegende kinderscheisse" again. ;D

This thread has reminded me of a weird website I used to enjoy, started by artist Bill Barker of Schwa fame.
The website that corresponded with his books was splendidly surreal, but it's gone now, with the domain possibly hijacked:
http://theschwacorporation.net/

hmmm...
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Re: Weird websites
« Reply #17 on: August 04, 2008, 10:55:35 AM »
Toyota's swedish web location takes a decidedly artsy turn in explaining it's products:
http://www.ihuvudetp...ota.se/index_en.html

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Re: Weird websites
« Reply #18 on: August 04, 2008, 11:07:34 AM »
The way this website works, I could've started it.
But I didn't. Enjoy:
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If you have some unnecessary knowlege stored in your brain and would like to get it out, this looks like a perfect repository.



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Re: Weird websites
« Reply #19 on: August 04, 2008, 01:18:37 PM »
It used to be funkier, but -- http://www.hell.com/

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Re: Weird websites
« Reply #20 on: August 04, 2008, 02:19:49 PM »
Toyota's swedish web location takes a decidedly artsy turn in explaining it's products:
http://www.ihuvudetp...ota.se/index_en.html

was it you Edvard that posted about a "game" here .. something educational, looked very like this (done by the same person even) ?? (or maybe it was Ampa :-\)

The way this website works, I could've started it.
But I didn't. Enjoy:
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If you have some unnecessary knowlege stored in your brain and would like to get it out, this looks like a perfect repository.

this reminds me of the New Yorker magazine around 1990 -havent read it since- it had one page of statistics which we used hang up on the bathroom wall - with gems like:-
3 out or 4 Japanese women have never used a toilet outside their own home (that one stuck in my head for some reason ... or it may have been 2 out of 3)
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« Reply #21 on: August 04, 2008, 02:23:34 PM »
It used to be funkier, but -- http://www.hell.com/

couldnt get to hell Renegade :(            ( :D )

WOT's fault ...

Hell.pngWeird websites
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« Reply #22 on: August 04, 2008, 04:33:26 PM »
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was it you Edvard that posted about a "game" here .. something educational, looked very like this (done by the same person even) ?? (or maybe it was Ampa)
To me it looks quite a bit like Amanita Design's Samarost (covered in a few threads here at DC) who also made Questionaut for the BBC, which I did post about..

So... yeah.

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Re: Weird websites
« Reply #23 on: August 05, 2008, 07:50:43 AM »
A classic "weird" site that I just love would have to be http://homokaasu.org (not everything is in english, some stuff is in Finnish)

I have wasted way too much time on their simply designed, not always that easy to play, strange flash games.

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Re: Weird websites
« Reply #24 on: August 05, 2008, 12:46:21 PM »
This doesn't use html so I don't know if it fully qualifies. It certainly is weird enough.

Try entering the following, either in the Run dialog box, or in an open cmd prompt:

telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl

Then sit back and enjoy the entire original episode of Star Wars presented in hi-def ASCII graphics. 8)

This is something Edmond Dant├Ęs might have done if he had the technology available. Which just goes to show -there are some people in this world with way way way too much time on their
hands...
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