Food fight!

Now this gives a whole other meaning to food fight; it’s a food war. Hamburgers vs eggrolls vs sushi vs fish n’ chips; it’s an all out war. Beside the obvious humor to this stop-motion animation, there lies a history. The animator, Stefan Nadelman, portrayed each food from its respected country. The bullying fried chicken sandwich and chicken nuggets are, no less, the United States. The passive croissant- France, so on so forth. And knowing the audience he’s dealing with, Stefan supplied us all with a great little cheat sheet.

History or no history, this film is sure to make eyes tear with laughter and even perhaps make your mouth dribble a bit. Enjoy!

Now Online: Photoshop Express

Photoshop Express Online

Adobe’s online version of Photoshop was finally released yesterday. This is basically a Photo editing program for the non-experienced. There isn’t any type of layer functionality, or other advanced tools, such as masking. Users of all skill may find it useful though.

You can still do quite a bit with the program. If you have a photo that needs some quick editing, such as resizing, cropping, and rotating, that can easily be done. Or for more advanced (slightly) stuff, such as tweaking the exposure, changing the hues, or you just want to mangle the heck out of it, you have those options as well. Click the photo above for a larger view of the options available to you.

You can sign up for free and you’ll get a personalized photoshop.com URL to store your work, which holds up to 2GB for now. There are already a whole bunch of galleries up too, if you want to check out other people’s stuff. Once you have some photos saved in your gallery, you can embed your photos into a website with a small amount of code provided by the program.

One thing that I found a little difficult though, was the inability to use keyboard shortcuts. Even just the Undo shortcut would be nice. I know it’s not common to have keyboard shortcuts within online programs, but Google Docs has it, so I know it’s possible. All in all, Photoshop Express for the web is a great and handy tool. It’s really nice for quick editing when you don’t want to open up the full blown Photoshop application for a tiny edit. The program is in beta now, so expect more features to show up through time as well.

Show Your Feelings With a Mixtape

Muxtape

Do you remember the days of the mixtape. You know, you’d send the girl, or guy you liked a tape with recorded songs that showed your feelings toward that person. Yeah, it was a little cheesy, but it actually happened. According to plenty of movies I’ve seen anyway, because I’m actually too young (sorta) to have done that.

Well, times have changed and these days, everything is done online. This is where Muxtape comes in. You can create your own online “muxtape” containing songs of your choice (which you upload in mp3 format), or you can view other people’s muxtapes and listen to the music. It’s really a great idea and the site is really simple and easy to navigate.

A truly explosive ad

The world of advertising is becoming more and more innovative these days. It’s not just about showing a product; it’s about the creativity, cleverness, and ingenuity that goes behind it. Advertisers need to catch our attention, keep our attention, and make us remember that ad and that product- no easy job there considering our short, sometimes nonexistent, attention span… But I would say the people over at Schweppes did a pretty good job at keeping my mind entertained.

Using ultra slow mo’ technology, Schweppes makes a montage commercial of individuals interacting differently with water balloons. (Fun!) Mixing the technology and the water balloons (and the soundtrack in the background) make for a very beautiful and memorable commercial. Enjoy!

Awesome Movies For Your Website

If you’re thinking about setting up a website or blog, you might want to put some video on it too, especially since video is such a great marketing tool that everybody seems to love. Considering how YouTube is one of the most widely used websites today, this isn’t a bad idea. Well, it might be a bad idea if you hire Fred and Sharon.

I guess they do movies for other people, but they look like they have no idea what they are doing. The video is recorded using some kind of HandyCam or something and everything else about the video is poor quality. I think something else that’s funny is that when you visit their website, there’s a link that asks you to pay to see some more videos. Who on earth would want to do this. These poor people are obviously clueless. To be honest, this is so terrible, I’m not even sure it’s real. It was hilarious though, if that’s what they were going for.

Oh, that crazy schizo, Jon…

Jon Arbuckle

Nothing is funnier than taking a childhood story, fairy tale, series or movie and morphing it in such a way to entertain your sick adult-rated mind that you have today. So, what do you get when you take a Garfield comic strip, remove Garfield, and leave one lonely Jon? You get to see Jon’s multiple episodes of schizophrenia.

On Garfield minus Garfield, the mischievous, sarcastic, lasagna-loving feline has been removed, leaving the single and depressed Jon conversing with… himself. Take a look; have a laugh at Mr. Arbuckle and have a little pity too- Enjoy!

Beatboxin’ beagle

Beagle

Although in another language, anyone could have some fun with this site. With just the push of your fingertips, you can have your own beatboxin’ beagle beatbox some rhythms for your pleasure. If you wanted to spread some of that pleasure to friends and family, you also have the option to record your masterpiece and send it off. Enjoy!

Pfft pssh pssh pfft wikka wikka weeee

eBay Item: A Stupid Bent Paper Clip

A Stupid Bent Paperclip

I just found this item on eBay; a stupid bent paper clip (in crap piss bad condition). I just love that description. The seller mentions that the clip actually is in very bad condition, but it could be bent back into shape to a hold a few papers. There are few special incentives as well:

  • Shipping is only $1.00 in the U.S. or $2.00 outside of the U.S.
  • If bidding goes over $100.00, another bent clip will be thrown in for free
  • If bidding goes over $8,984,682,626,727.65, shipping is free

Well, I think this may be the greatest deal ever. From the looks of the picture above, I looks very bent and crappy too. Better hurry though, bidding ends in 2 hours.

How To Sell Your Entire Life

Ian Usher

Have you ever just had enough of the direction that your life was going and wanted to start fresh? Sure you have. I think everyone has at least had a day like that. Well, Ian Usher will be doing just that. He has decided to put his entire life up for auction on eBay on June 22nd, 2008, or in 94 days. He really means everything too. This includes his house and everything in it, his car, his motorcycle, and anything else you can think of that he owns.

His plan is to walk away from his home in Australia with only the clothes he’s wearing, his wallet, and his passport. He’s not sure yet on what to do after that, but his idea is to head over to the airport, get on the next flight going out, whichever one it may be, and see where it takes him.

His story which has led up to this point is a tad sad though. Basically he started his life in Australia as a newlywed. They bought everything together, but a year ago, his wife decided that things weren’t working out and they got a divorce. He’s lived in the house for the past year, everything in it reminding him of his past love, and just decided it’s time to move on. The ending result? A listing on ebay in June. Good luck Ian!

I will be posting an update to this story the day the eBay listing goes up, considering he doesn’t change his mind. That way, if you decide to sell your life away, you can purchase Ians’ as a replacement.

P.S. – If you get an error on his website, try hitting the refresh button on your browser. There seems to be some problems with the site.

P.P.S. – What’s the deal with all of the cheesy videos on the additional info page? Every video is edited in a sort of music video style fashion. I guess it’s supposed to pump you up and get you excited for the wild Australian lifestyle, but…it doesn’t. The spa video is kinda cool though, since it’s very much like the actual Prodigy video.

Need Some Liq, Get Some Fake I-deez

Check out this video from 8-bit, the nerdy band who’s known for using sounds from various classic video games to make their beats. This one’s about robots needing fake id’s so that they can go gambling, buy beer, cigarettes, and gain access to the strip club. Damn, robots are way cooler then I thought.