Entries in humor (53)
Dan Meth did a great job creating his own personal Trilogy Meter showing his personal enjoyment of movies released as a trilogy. This shows that Dan never likes the 3rd movie as much, so he should just stop spending the money.
Although this is based on Dan's personal ratings for each movie, there's no reason why something like this couldn't be done with more official data like critic ratings or box office dollars.
Thanks for the link Jesper and Daniel!
A little humor Monday morning from the brilliant minds behind The Joy of Tech. Click the link to see the full version.
I'm back! I've been on vacation to Walt Disney World in Florida, but I'm back now and its time to catch up on a bunch of great infographics that have been sent in to me.
First, I'll share this one from Disney. The Laugh System Diagram is from the queue area in the Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor. I wish they sold it as a poster. It seems simple, but I was amazed watching a five year-old explain it in great detail to her parents.
Of course, there are some inside connections too. The yellow car in the bottom right corner is the car from the animated short on the DVD "Mike's New Car".
When he was 15, in 1992, the artist Andrew Kuo tagged along with his older brother to the second year of Lollapalooza in Stanhope, N.J. It was Mr. Kuo’s first summer festival, and he was so excited that he bought the albums by most of the bands on the bill beforehand. Then, halfway through the show, after sets from Pearl Jam (his favorite) and the Jesus and Mary Chain, “I didn’t want to be there anymore,” he said. “I felt like I was being held captive.” Thus began his lifelong ambivalence toward outdoor festivals. “When you finally get to the picnic, there’s ants everywhere,” Mr. Kuo said. Here’s a pessimist’s guide to the summer festival season, which kicks into high gear with the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival on Thursday in Manchester, Tenn. Mr. Kuo will be home napping.Thanks Sandhya!
From the January 2008 (16.01)Wired Magazine; Artifacts from the Future, by Chris Baker. This future automobile HUD has some really cool features like a DUI driver identified ahead, in-car video chat, live GPS map with directions and a coupon for the Starbucks at the next exit. He's doing 90MPH, eating an energy bar and he's in the slow lane! For California, there definitely aren't enough cars on the road!
Looks a lot like a bunch of widgets on the desktop of your PC. It definitely seems too cluttered, but I think it was necessary to fit it on a narrow magazine page. I love that it seems to use a multiple-blink interface. Check out the calendar appointment in the top left: "...blink 3 times to reschedule."
If only this future were closer. I'm a real fan of car HUD interfaces. It's one of those promised technologies that still haven't become reality.
Richard Dawson from What's Next (www.nowandnext.com) created the Extinction Timeline with his predictions of what products and services will disappear in the next 50 years. Also available as a PDF here. Here are a few highlights:
- 2018 DVDs
- 2019 Libraries
- 2025 Desktop computers
- 2030 Reality TV (why so long?!?)
- 2037 Glaciers
- 2049 Physical Newspapers