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Things We Like: The Friday Five for August 30, 2013

August 30, 2013 by John Suder

Throne of Nerds

Artist Mike DeWolfe melted and warped over 20 black computer keyboards to create his “Throne of Nerds,” a tribute to the Iron Throne from Game of Thrones.

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The Kids’ Guide to the Internet (1997)

Surfs up, kids! Join “The Jamisons” As They Learn How Computers Make Learning Fun! 1997 was so adorable.

 

The Timeline of Colors in Breaking Bad

via FastCo Design:”TDYLF’s John LaRue painstakingly broke down five seasonsof Breaking Bad, noting what the characters were wearing in every scene (via recorded and found screengrabs), and charting the colors onto these massive, revealing timelines that highlight an aspect of character progression that you might otherwise miss.”
[TDYLF via FastCo Design]

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Hot Dog Legs

Legs, or Hot Dog selfies?
[Hot Dog Legs]

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97-Year Old Man Creates Beautiful Art in MS Paint

Hal ‘Grandpa’ Lasko, a retired graphic designer was introduced to MS Paint on Windows 95 by his family. He spends up to ten hours a day creating his digital artworks. His art is for sale on his website.

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The Friday Five is curated and written by John Suder, SUMO Heavy’s Head of User Experience and Minister of Propaganda. If you’ve got a story idea or see something feature-worthy for the Friday Five, contact John at john@sumoheavy.com

Things We Like: The Friday Five for August 23, 2013

August 23, 2013 by John Suder

What’s In Play-Doh?

A short film about what’s inside Play-Doh. Interestingly enough, the film was not done using claymation, but instead with 3D rendering.

 

This Charming Charlie

Smiths lyrics inserted into Charlie Brown comic strips.
[This Charming Charlie]

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Every Second on the Internet

In one second on the internet there are…(visit the site and keep scrolling)
[Every Second on the Internet]

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Backlabel

Before Smartphones and handheld games, what did a person while ‘taking care of business’ on the loo? You read the labels on the shampoo bottle or toothpaste, right? Backlabel randomly generates the backside of a near infinite number of products and bottles, so you’ll never grow tired of reading pointless labels while on the potty.
[Backlabel]

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Jony Ive’s Inspiration for OS7

 

The Friday Five is curated and written by John Suder, SUMO Heavy’s Head of User Experience and Minister of Propaganda. If you’ve got a story idea or see something feature-worthy for the Friday Five, contact John at john@sumoheavy.com

Things We Like: The Friday Five for August 16, 2013

August 16, 2013 by John Suder

Brooklyn Hipster Designs Dumpster Apartment

Designer/builder/artist Gregory Kloehn has decided to repurpose a dumpster into an actual home.It’s got a toilet, stove, and sink, as well as a sloped roof that can be levered up to reveal windows and doubles as a deck for seating. Quick test
[via Curbed]

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Hairy Chest Sweater

Bring out your inner Alpha-male with the luxurious 70′s Hairy Chest sweater. The ladies will love you and it’s sure to increase your testosterone count.
[$61.49 at Firebox]

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Ad Agencies: This Is What Your Ads For Women Look Like

 

Devs Do Art

No comment, I’ll let the work speak for itself.
[Devs Do Art]

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Bubble-wrap Bicycle

The most fun you’ll ever have riding a bicycle.
[via Design Taxi]

 

The Friday Five is curated and written by John Suder, SUMO Heavy’s Head of User Experience and Minister of Propaganda. If you’ve got a story idea or see something feature-worthy for the Friday Five, contact John at john@sumoheavy.com

 

  

Things We Like: The Friday Five for August 9, 2013

August 9, 2013 by John Suder

The Breaking Bad School Musical

If you’re a fan of Breaking Bad, then this is probably the greatest thing ever. The kids are awesome and the character impersonations are spot on.

 

Bass Dogs

People who play bass with their fingers look like they’re tickling hairy dogs.
[Bass Dogs]

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Weather Kitty

Two of the things the internet is good for: Cats and the Weather – together in one app! The kitty images change to coincide with the time and conditions outside. Grumpy cat is not pleased.
[Weather Kitty via Mashable]

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Portraits of Faces Pasted with Magazine Features

France-based photographers Metra Bruno and Laurence Jeason have created creepy portraits featuring people who look like they’ve had some cosmetic surgery done, but it’s actually pieces of magazines pasted on.
[Metra Bruno & Laurence Jeason via Feel Desain]

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How Animals Eat Their Food

 

The Friday Five is curated and written by John Suder, SUMO Heavy’s Head of User Experience and Minister of Propaganda. If you’ve got a story idea or see something feature-worthy for the Friday Five, contact John at john@sumoheavy.com

Things We Like: The Friday Five for August 2, 2013

August 2, 2013 by John Suder

Rappers & Cereal

Where beats & breakfast meet.
[Rappers & Cereal]

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New NYC Concentric Circles Subway Map

From The Gothamist: “Max Roberts, a psychologist who lectures at the University of Essex in the U.K., focuses his studies on schematic mapping and wayfinding information. He designs maps and conducts studies to see how usable they are (he’s consulted for Transport for London, the transit agency that runs the Underground). He created a London tube map based on concentric circles for fun earlier this year and has now created one for NYC.”
Not very usable, but a really nice graphic.
[Gothamist via @bartmroz]

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Photoshop Cs5 Filters Animation

All the Cs5 filters demonstrated in one video. Test change.

 

Gin & Tonic Flavored Popcorn

Handmade in England using 5% real Gin and 5% real Tonic. Best served with Popcorn-flavored Vodka.
[via Firebox]

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Famous First Landing Pages

A collection of first landing pages of famous startups. As Paul Graham recently wrote, “Think of some successful startups. How many of their launches do you remember?”
[Famous First Landing Pages at One Month Rails]

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The Friday Five is curated and written by John Suder, SUMO Heavy’s Head of User Experience and Minister of Propaganda. If you’ve got a story idea or see something feature-worthy for the Friday Five, contact John at john@sumoheavy.com

Things We Like: The Friday Five for July 26, 2013

July 26, 2013 by John Suder

Flip Flask

Flip Flasks are Reef sandals that hold 3 oz. of the adult beverage of choice. Great for concerts or jury duty.
[Flip Flask]

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Jay-Z’s Got 99 Problems

Even world-famous rappers have problems. Daily illustrations by Ali Graham.
[99 Problems]

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Rainy Mood

Pretty simple: load the page and relax (or work) to the sounds of a rainy day. Rain makes everything better.
[Rainy Mood]

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Fuel Your Libido with Sexcereal

Since the dawn of time, whether for recreation or procreation, we’ve all wanted to perform at our best when the lights are low. The body is an amazing machine, but it can only perform if it’s had the right fuel. Enter SEXCEREAL, the world’s first gender based breakfast cereal formulated by a cadre of sexy scientists in North America.
[Sexcereal at Firebox]

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Google Glass Throughout History

Photoshops of historical/famous figures wearing Google Glass.
[The Verge]

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The Friday Five is curated and written by John Suder, SUMO Heavy’s Head of User Experience and Minister of Propaganda. If you’ve got a story idea or see something feature-worthy for the Friday Five, contact John at john@sumoheavy.com

Things We Like: The Friday Five for July 19, 2013

July 19, 2013 by John Suder

DC Comics Superheroines Dressed as Hipster Girls

Illustrator Elizabeth Beals with her illustrated series of Hipster-superheriones.
[Elizabeth Beals via Laughing Squid]

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Daft Punk – Get Lucky (Sesame Street Version)

 

Desk Safari

A Tumblr blog where bored office workers line up image of animal bodies on the computer monitor with the actual heads of their colleagues.
[Desk Safari]

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The Beetle Sphere

An Actual 1953 VW Beetle Formed into a Perfect Sphere by Ichwan Noor
[via Colossal]

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Under Construction

A collection of ‘Under Construction’ animated GIFs and JPGs, compiled by the Archive Team from dying GeoCities pages.
[Under Construction]

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The Friday Five is curated and written by John Suder, SUMO Heavy’s Head of User Experience and Minister of Propaganda. If you’ve got a story idea or see something feature-worthy for the Friday Five, contact John at john@sumoheavy.com

Things We Like: The Friday Five for July 12, 2013

July 12, 2013 by John Suder

100 Years of Tour De France

100 Tours: Cent Ans de la Grand Boucle, is an graphic from designer Sam Potts and charts the various routes and cities the bikers have traversed over the last 100 over the years.
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Handy Chart Confirms Most Rappers Are Lying About Their Money

Scroll over each bar in the chart from Bloomberg Businessweek to compare specific lyrics with data from Forbes’s “Cash Kings of Hip Hop” and “Forbes Five” reports from the same year the given artist’s wealth-related rap song was released.
[Bloomberg Businessweek]

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OnBeat Solar Headphones

High quality, eco friendly headphones that charge your smartphone or tablet on the move.
[OnBeat at Kickstarter]

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Honda “Hands”

Honda “Hands” film celebrates the curiosity of Honda engineers, which has led to some of the most successful Honda innovations over the past 65 years.

 

Fur Coat Made From Chest Hair

Commissioned by UK dairy company Arla for Wing-Co, a new chocolate milk drink aimed at men, the aptly named ‘Man-Fur Coat’ is a coat made from over a million strands of male chest hair. File this under things you can’t unsee.
[via Design Taxi]

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The Friday Five is curated and written by John Suder, SUMO Heavy’s Head of User Experience and Minister of Propaganda. If you’ve got a story idea or see something feature-worthy for the Friday Five, contact John at john@sumoheavy.com

Things We Like: The Friday Five for July 5, 2013

July 5, 2013 by John Suder

Game of Thrones Dating Profiles

[Team Pwnicorn]

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Sweet Baby Jesus Peanut Butter Porter Beer

From DuClaw Brewing Company. The perfect libation for the sweet-toothed beer-lover.
[via Design Taxi]

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Mustangs in the Movies

Late Model Restoration has created an infographic celebrating Mustang appearances in popular films.
[Late Model Restoration]

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Picksum Ipsum

Continuing in the long line of Lorem Ipsum generators, we now have Picksum Ipsum, featuring celebrity Ipsums from Clint Eastwood, Michael Caine, Jim Carrey and Morgan Freeman.
[Picksum Ipsum]

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Instead of TV, You Should Watch…

The premise behind this site is simple. Hit the refresh button and you’re presented with an interesting video from YouTube. From the About page: “This website is meant to replace mind-numbing television. Instead of wasting your life watching TV, watch something mind-opening and educational. This site has hundreds of educational videos to help you learn or gain a new perspective.”
[unplugthetv.com]

 

The Friday Five is curated and written by John Suder, SUMO Heavy’s Head of User Experience and Minister of Propaganda. If you’ve got a story idea or see something feature-worthy for the Friday Five, contact John at john@sumoheavy.com

Things We Like: The Friday Five for June 28, 2013

June 28, 2013 by John Suder

Exploding Actresses

A tumblr dedicated to GIFs and videos of actor’s and actress’ heads exploding.
[Exploding Actresses via Laughing Squid]

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Back to Vinyl: The Office Turntable

Instead of the usual promotional method of sending out CDs, record label Kontor sent out this creative direct mail piece that combines a ‘turntable’ and a playable ‘vinyl record’ (using a smartphone) to help promote a new artist.

 

App Icon Wars

An app icon tribute to Star Wars by Danish designer Michael Flarup.
[App Icon Wars]

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Breakfast Liquor

Star your morning right with Mama Walker’s tasty breakfast-flavored liquors. Comes in three mouth-watering flavors: Maple Bacon, Blueberry Pancake, and Glazed Donut.
[Mama Walker]

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Big Appetites: Food Photography by Christopher Boffoli

[Boffoli Photography]

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The Friday Five is curated and written by John Suder, SUMO Heavy’s Head of User Experience and Minister of Propaganda. If you’ve got a story idea or see something feature-worthy for the Friday Five, contact John at john@sumoheavy.com