August 29, 2008 at 4:03 pm (Entertainment)
Someone pointed me to the Wordle, which…
is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends.
Here’s the one for my blog:
August 23, 2008 at 12:25 pm (Entertainment)
Tags: television, Websites
This morning while looking for free online videos of Little Rascals/Our Gang, I stumbled upon like television…only better. They have videos of all kinds of classic TV shows and cartoons as well as some classic movies.
It’s really a great site, the interface isn’t wonderful, but if you’re looking to see old shows like Little Rascals (which is 1930s old), this would be a great place to check out. And with a membership fee ($15/month), it looks like they have some downloads too (among them To Kill A Mockingbird with Gregory Peck). Here’s a brief list of what they have:
Ozzie & Harriet
Dick Van Dyke Show
Johnny Carson shows
Felix the Cat
a whole bunch of old Looney Toons
lotsa old cartoons
and some random modern shows like The Office, Monk
lotsa random old horror flicks
Reefer Madness (hehe 😀 )
Sex Madness sounds like it would be interesting/entertaining, made in 1937:
Sex Madness is an vintage documentary on the repercussions of a loose sexual lifestyle. The movie features a tales of two girls who enter the world of Burlesque Theater and end up needing a doctor’s treatment for assorted venereal diseases. Interesting reflection on the culture of the 1930’s US and the prevailing attitude toward human sexual behavior. Similar to Reefer Madness, only no one goes homicidal!
I’ll end with a classic Our Gang clip, Fishy Tales:
and here’s a reunion of them c1954 on the variety show, You Asked for It:
August 15, 2008 at 9:15 pm (Entertainment)
I’m so very glad that the weekend’s here. No substantive post today, but a link to a site I found via Blender magazine.
Ephemera. Funny twists on classic looking images and you can order them printed on buttons, stickers or magnets. They also have generally cool, hippy type items. Here are a few that I really like:
July 20, 2008 at 3:00 am (Music)
Tags: Music, Websites
I am having a little insomnia tonight. I’ve finished all my “fun” stuff I have to do online and really don’t feel like watching TV so I’m looking for music to download. From Limewire of course. There are a few sites I frequent to help lead me good music because, honestly, not everything is on iTunes and I like being able to find weird and unique music, often music that no one in my age group really listens to.
My favorite site is Digital Dreamdoor Music Lists. I appreciate that the owner has included all kinds of genres…surf music, blues, doo wop, etc. Not just the plain ol’ country, rap and pop. I like that in his 90s lists I have found songs I haven’t thought of in *years*. Some of the 80s tunes bring me back, but the 90s were all on during my turbulent adolescent years and I have a real warm spot for those tunes…even ones that I hated at the time. I guess it’s all just nostalgia now.
I have also gotten into Pandora. The lists aren’t there, but I like that they can help me find music like R.E.M. (though there’s NO ONE like R.E.M.).
So all this should help me doze.