Links Roundup for 10/14/2011
1) This hilariously geeky parody music video, "Roll a D6," is remarkably well done, both in terms of the quality of the parody, and in sheer production value:
(Parody of "Like a G6")
2) Only if you want to scar your child for life - it's like Horton Hears a Cthulhu. (via)
3) These tools exist, so they must be useful for something, but I can hardly imagine what - miniature handplanes.
4) Peter Sagal has possibly the only NPR appeal that has ever even made me consider donating to a pledge drive. (I still say that they can ask me for money only after they get their broadcasting butts off the government dime.)
5) This is clearly a gag, but I can't figure out if the gag extends to the point of actually producing the product:
Does your Kindle leave you feeling like there’s something missing from your reading experience? Have you been avoiding e-books because they just don’t smell right? If you’ve been hesitant to jump on the e-book bandwagon, you’re not alone. Book lovers everywhere have resisted digital books because they still don’t compare to the experience of reading a good old fashioned paper book. But all of that is changing thanks to Smell of Books™, a revolutionary new aerosol e-book enhancer.6) Awesome animated GIFs generated from stereoscopic photos of Japanese life circa 1900 or so. Here's a sample:
7) Apparently Firefly now has its own rap tribute album. Huh.
8) 17 injured during zombie movie shoot:
Emergency workers at the scene said their jobs were made more difficult by the fact that the injured were dressed like zombies, which made it hard to determine which injuries were real.9) For all you video-game haters out there: 5 Real Skills Video Games Have Secretly Been Teaching Us.