If Ikea Had Instructions For Everything

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By Zolton in New Trends on Wednesday 17 November 2010

Our friends over at College Humor, led by by imitable Caldwell Tanner, have created the ultimate Ikea-styled guide to assembling practically everything, including, err, one of us. A little human. Ah ha, so that’s how it works! Thank you diagram. Goodbye stork.

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Damn You Auto Correct

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By Zolton in Cool Websites on Wednesday 10 November 2010

Oh, the joys at laughing at others’ misfortune! The premise behind Damn You Auto Correct is simple: ‘this site is dedicated to all the embarrassing, questionable, hilarious, and just plain WTF auto correct moments. If you’ve been screwed by predictive text, we want to know about it’. And so do we, based on the examples here.

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The Advice of Strangers: new interactive project

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By Lamia Larkin in New Trends on Friday 5 November 2010

For the whole month of November, USC art student Marc Horowitz will be taking the advice of strangers. In this brilliant project, you, the viewer, have the power to choose what Horowitz will do. Decisions range from ‘I’ve wanted an egg roll for over a year now. How should I indulge?’ to ‘What should I present in my USC MFA crit class tomorrow?’

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What The Fuck Has Obama Done So Far

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By Zolton in Cool Websites on Thursday 4 November 2010

With the mid-term elections this week, the American people have spoken, loudly, and it wasn’t exactly music to the ears of the incumbent President. This website offers a rotating barrage of achievements that the Obama administration have actually rung in, but that have been lost amongst the fearmongering rhetoric of the Tea Party movement.

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What The Fuck Should I Make For Dinner

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By Francis Andrews in Cool Websites on Thursday 21 October 2010

All hail the magic 8-ball of cooking; the answer to those painful moments of indecision that plague every shopper at around 6pm on a hectic Monday evening. It’s not the nagging voice that questions every decision you make, but the blunt, obnoxious hollering of an online Gordon Ramsay. The kitchen abides.

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I Just Made Love

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By Greta Hoffman in Cool Websites on Wednesday 6 October 2010

A stupidly addictive site that tracks who’s doing the business in your area, I Just Made Love comes complete with positions, comments and a postcode search. Yes, this site takes voyeurism to the next level. After spotting quite a few pins floating in the ocean, I now have mental images of retirees on cruise ships […]

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Free Crappy Portraits

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By Gerry Mak in New Illustration on Thursday 30 September 2010

Some of these Free Crappy Portraits are not that crappy, and regardless of the skill of the artists, they’re all incredibly entertaining.

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What font type are you?

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By Nini Baseema in Cool Websites on Tuesday 21 September 2010

Answer four simple questions to the ‘psychotherapist’ in the chair and find out what font type matches perfectly your personality. This is an entertaining animated quiz, with interesting background information on each respective font. A must for typography fans.

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Text Secret

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By Zolton in Cool Websites on Friday 17 September 2010

The online universe as a confessional has become more and more prevalent, people sharing their deepest, darkest thoughts, quite often with complete — uncaring — strangers. Text Secret is the latest entry in the market, a haven through which you can ‘vent your deepest secrets via the site, text message or email’.

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Crap At My Parents House

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By Zolton in Cool Websites on Tuesday 14 September 2010

Now, here’s a blog we can all relate to. How often have you visited your folks place only to be taken aback by the sheer proliferation of bizarre kick-knacks that have accrued since your last time there? Right? Right! Well, Crap At My Parents House documents some of the odder items, though I was a little disappointed that my mother’s bucket collection didn’t make the cut. Yet.

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E-Fail Postcards

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By Courtney Beck in New Trends on Monday 13 September 2010

‘Can we get that team that built Rome in a day?’ is just one of the E-Cards designed to politely let your boss know that the project you’ve been working on, well, it’s ‘effed’. I’m all about metaphors, and what better way to give the disaster update that’s way too awkward to give in person than to send an e-card saying, ‘How did I get in this creek? And who has my paddle?.

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The Nooooooooooooooo! button

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By Lamia Larkin in New Products on Thursday 9 September 2010

For those events when the force is just not on your side, there is this button, which is similar to the Staples ‘that was easy’ button, only instead of helping you get school supplies, this button will help you express your extreme disappointment: whether it’s about a breakup, losing your job, or realizing that your […]

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Just Comments: an experimental website

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By Gerry Mak in New Events on Tuesday 31 August 2010

If 90 percent of the people who leave comments on the internet were allowed only to post on Just Comments, a website that has nothing but comments, the world might be a better place.

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Status updates of great historical events

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By Zolton in Cool Websites on Saturday 21 August 2010

So Facebook wasn’t around when some of the most calamitous and significant events in history went down (literally, in the case of the Titanic). But if it had been, our friends at Cool Material have envisioned the sort of disarmingly blasé responses they would have received.

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Totally Inappropriate T-Shirts

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By Zolton in New Fashion on Friday 20 August 2010

Our friends over at Oddee have compiled a brilliant selection of photos cataloging the random (and not so random) wearing of totally inappropriate t-shirts. You have to wonder what some people are thinking? Or not, as the case may be.

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