January 2008 Archive

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My name’s Liz, and I scour the Web for cool sites — not all of them make it into our weekly video package, so we’re posting them right here. I’ll post my finds daily.

Got something you think we should see? Send me an e-mail at mobileliz@foxnews.com!

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Don’t Do This to Baby! — Absolutely HYSTERICAL! It’s a list of do’s and dont’s for taking care of baby. http://www.c00lstuff.com/1133/Do_s_and_don_ts_with_babies/

Tricked Out Mouse — The pimp-my trend comes to your desktop with this one. Design your own and submit it for a chance to win 200 dollars in office supplies — Okay, so that seems a little lame, but it’s a good way to kill time at the office. http://www.trickedoutmouse.com/

Fancast — The BEST free TV site out there!! This site gives you everything and anything you want to know about TV shows and the movies, from cast bios to full episodes of shows like “Arrested Development,” “Family Guy” and “Doogie Howser M.D” — YES, I had the biggest crush on Neil Patrick Harris back in the day, when life was simple and Vinnie Delpino was his BFF. http://www.fancast.com/home

Monday, January 28, 2008

Suggested by the Maloof Brothers:

McFly 2015 Project — Ever since I was a wee little girl I’ve been a HUGE fan of the “Back to the Future” trilogy. So I almost fell off my chair with excitement when Mickey Maloof sent me this online petition to get Nike to start production on Marty McFly’s futuristic kicks from Part II. http://www.mcfly2015.com/

My Photoshop Brushes — Photoshop enthusiasts GET EXCITED ‘cause now you’re no longer restricted to those boring brushes that Adobe gives you… This site has a fantastic collection of downloadable Photoshop brushes that you can use as you please. http://myphotoshopbrushes.com/

Posted by YouTuber Tierney15:

Soulja Boy Ballet — I ABSOLUTELY LOVE this video! It’s of little kids in a ballet class busting their moves to Soulja Boy’s hit song, “Crank Dat.” Keep your eye on Tierney’s little brother -- he’s the one with all the crazy moves in the front. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JY8nPB8BXh4

Friday, January 25, 2008

Thirsty Monkey — Somebody get this chimp a cool glass of water because this just doesn’t look sanitary. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnkoUIVRnxU

Dance Party Friday — What does the local news do when there’s nothing to report? THEY DANCE! http://www.digyourowngrave.com/dance-party-friday/

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Strange Stache — Here’s a group of pics of people with wacky beards… Fantastic! http://www.popgive.com/2008/01/people-with-strange-beards.html

Singing Bunny — I absolutely love this Skittles ad… and if I’m not mistaken, is that “Kelly” (aka Liam Sullivan) from the Shoe’s video? http://youtube.com/watch?v=e6nDyeV0i6w

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Mag My Pic — Ever dream of having your face plastered on the cover of a magazine? Here’s your chance! Just upload your favorite pic, and then choose your favorite cover. It’s really that easy. http://www.magmypic.com/

Rent a Hamster — It’s pretty much been proven — by every 8-year-old kid — that hamsters are pretty useless. They’re fun for a while, but then the novelty wears off. Well this site lets you rent a hamster for a month, and then return it when you’re bored. OK, so it’s a complete joke, but I do love all the fictional sites by Edward Yong. http://rentahamster.com/

Big Bucks — Classic Monopoly is getting a face-lift with this addictive flash game. Now remember, it’s NOT the original, but there are a lot of twists and turns in this one. http://www.freeworldgroup.com/games6/gameindex/big-bucks.htm

Monday, January 21, 2008

Ninja vs Pirate — Here’s a teaser trailer from the guys who brought you the Urban Ninja. This time it’s Ninja vs. Pirate and they’re looking for a million views before they’ll release it in its entirety. Check it out and leave a comment to vote on who you think should win — Ninja or Pirate. I vote– Ninja all the way!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEpf_yD2PNo

White Dwarf — The concept for these games has been done OVER and OVER again, but that’s not stopping me from loving them! — The goal of this one is to either avoid or collect certain colored circles. There’s three different versions: Original (my favorite); Avoid; and Collect. The game is pretty simple, but very fun! http://www.enigmasand.com/games/whitedwarf/

Friday, January 18, 2008

Best Use of Watermelon, Ever — This looks amazing, and I can’t wait to try it. What I wouldn’t give to be basking in the sun on a beach with one of these. (For those of you who are under age, try using ginger ale instead.) http://blog.evite.com/evite/2007/09/end-of-summer-b.html?cid=96429370

The Evolution of Michael — We all know Michael Jackson’s look has change drastically since the funky days of The Jackson 5, but here’s a closer look at his transformation. I think my favorite look is the “Alcoholic Housewife.” http://anomalies-unlimited.com/Jackson.html

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Hair Mixer — Ever wonder what Bill Clinton would look like with Jessica Simpson’s signature locks? Well, now you can find out! This site takes the face of one celeb and morphs it with the hair of another, best part is, you can upload and morph your own pics. http://www.hairmixer.com/

Zoomed in Food — Maybe I’ve never taken a close look at the food I eat, but I really hope there aren’t any little people crawling all over it… Awesome artwork though. http://www.fresh99.com/zoomed-in-food.htm

Hoof Hearted — Bet you can’t say this three times fast without it sounding like your saying ‘who farted.’ — Neither could this announcer. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kqj2hkbDnyM

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Warning: Content Not Suitable for Children — Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few weeks, you’re already well aware that Brit’s little sister Jamie Lynn has a bun in the oven… But the story over at 23/6 about the pop tarts’ recent troubles is absolutely HYSTERICAL. Just make sure you read the mock line-up at the bottom of the page. I just feel so mean laughing at it. http://www.236.com/news/2008/01/03/jamie_lynns_pregnancy_gives_ni_3254.php

Garbage Truck Living — Always thought living in a garbage truck would be the pits? – Well think again, ‘cause this pad is pretty sweet. http://www.itsjustabitoffun.com/date/2007/8/20/

Unicorn Burger — Don’t really understand the name, but I love the shirts! http://unicornburger.com/index.html

Monday, January 14, 2008

Our Stage — Here’s a great contest for up-and-coming artists! Musicians and filmmakers upload their stuff, and you vote on what you like best. They’re handing amazing prices monthly, so check it out and see if your skills measure up. http://www.tony-b.org/

Artist on Artist — Ran across this great feature on MySpace, and I absolutely LOVE it. They’re getting the stars together and having them interview each other. But what’s really refreshing is that these videos are completely relaxed and get up close and personal. My two favorites are Tenacious D with Dave Grohl, and Conan O’Brien with Jim Gaffigan… Very funny. http://www.myspace.com/artistonartist

Crossword Puzzle — I’ve ALWAYS loved crossword puzzles, and here’s a flash version that will keep you busy for a while! http://militantplatypus.com/games/swf/crossword.swf

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Our Stage — Here’s a great contest for up-and-coming artists! Musicians and filmmakers upload their stuff, and you vote on what you like best. They’re handing amazing prices monthly, so check it out and see if your skills measure up. http://www.ourstage.com/

Stuff On My Cat — I’m not going to lie -- I’m getting extremely tired of sites dedicated to nothing but pictures of cats doing stupid things. BUT that’s not stopping me from loving this one! They’ve got tons of cat pics, and even a sister site called Stuff On My Mutt. http://www.stuffonmycat.com/

Thule Trail — This flash game is almost identical to the Apple II classic Oregon Trail, except instead of riding in a covered wagon and dying from Dysentery, you’re driving in a car on your way to a music fest and picking up hitchhikers along the way. The old school graphics are reminiscent of the original, and I LOVE IT! http://www.thuleroadtrip.com/thule_trail/thuleTrail.html

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Pilot Inspektor Coco Kyd — The site houses the 20 most bizarre celebrity baby names out there! I’m really starting to think that having an abundance of cash gives you the right to torment your child with a dumb name. I think my favorite is Moxie Crimefighter — and sadly this is the worst one out there. http://www.cracked.com/article_15765_20-most-bizarre-celebrity-baby-names.html

Election Tees — With the elections just around the corner, things are REALLY starting to heat up — and what better way to show your support than by sporting it on a flashy T-shirt? Some are serious, some are humorous and some are just downright cruel! I love that they give explanations for their tees, because, surprisingly, some need it. http://electiontees.com/

Keybr — This games pretty addictive, but it¹s also teaching you how to type. Sadly, I’m not that good at it, but I¹m going to keep trying! http://www.keybr.com/

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Leggo My Eggo — Toys are no longer just for kids! Check out these awesome 3-D designs made entirely out of Leggos. http://haha.nu/amazing/nathan-sawaya-the-lego-artist-2

Guess Your Number — This site claims it can guess what number you're thinking of — and I guarantee it will BLOW YOUR MIND! No matter how many ways I tried to trick it, it repeatedly got it right each and every time. Spooky! http://www.quizyourprofile.com/guessyournumber.swf

Monday, January 7, 2008

This One That One — This site is like virtual crack — extremely addictive! Choose between two different images or upload your own and let the World Wide Web let you know which it likes best. http://www.thisonethatone.com/

Hot Dog Bush — With the elections coming up, GWB is going to have to start looking for a new gig. Well, not anymore! Here’s a fun little flash game that’s figured it out for him (I suggest watching the intro for the game at least once, it’s very cute.) http://www.notdoppler.com/hotdogbush.php

Origami Made Simple — Step by Step video instructions for constructing origami ... this guy’s soothing “Mr. Rogers” voice makes it so anyone can create these folded gems. http://pem.org/origami/

Friday, January 4, 2008

IQ Test — Some pretty hard IQ tests! Score a 124 or higher and you’re officially a geek member of the International High IQ Society. http://www.highiqsociety.org/iq_tests/

Suggested by Chris from South Carolina:

Gassy Bunny — HAHA! This bunny sounds like my dad after eating a big bowl of chili. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74AzD2wfu-g

Killer Clips — A huge video database of movie quotes, with everything from “Ferris Bueller's Day Off” , “Army of Darkness” and “Better Off Dead” . http://www.killerclips.com/

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Missed It — I feel like 2007 was filled with a lot of lame film releases. Well, I ran across this list of the 19 movies from 2007 that “you didn’t see.” I haven’t seen ANY of these, and a few have definitely sparked my interest. http://www.firstshowing.net/2007/12/24/best-19-movies-you-didnt-see-in-2007/

Crack or Candy? — The new packaging for Hershey’s Icebreakers gum looks suspiciously like crack cocaine. I can just see it now — a group of kids getting jumped by the fuzz for freshening their breath. http://www.whatsnextblog.com/archives/2007/12/cops_hershey_ice_breakers_packages_look_like_crack_or_heroin.asp

Waiter Rant — Even if you’re not a food server you’ll enjoy the humor in this blog. Be prepared for a pretty amusing read. http://waiterrant.net/

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

It’s a New Year! What better way to get back into the swing of things than by wasting your day away with some pointless sites. — Liz

“In 2007” — What would the New Year be with out a Jib Jab song review! http://www.jibjab.com/originals/in_2007

Bee Dogs — Here’s a site that’s got NOTHING but pics of pups dressed in bumblebee costumes. All the pics are pretty cute, except for the ones where the owners are dressed as bees. Those are just scary. http://www.beedogs.com/index.htm

Cow Abductions — It’s satire about cows being abducted — how can you resist? They’ve got “documentation” , along with some pretty aggressive messages to the aliens. http://www.cowabduction.com/

Suggested by Gina from Rockland County, New York:

Stand2Pee — Ladies, we all know public bathrooms are the WORST! Having to squat or layering the bowl with a hefty amount of two-ply is never fun. Well, this site offers classes that teach women how to go like a guy — class information and testimonials only, no step-by-step instructions on this one, so it’s not vulgar. http://www.stand2pee.com/