Mark Bult Design: San Francisco, CA, Established 1988

Web design and development for small and large business, e-commerce, b2b, b2c, SAAS, and community websites. User experience design and usability testing.


Thursday, April 08, 2010

Thursday Top 5



Scott Pilgrim vs. The World Trailer [HD]
Yay! Can’t wait for this movie.



Back to the Futurama
One of the best TV shows is coming back, this time on Comedy Central.



Old Jews Telling Jokes



Ben Folds does Chatroulette on stage



Amazing Hand Painting Art


The weekly Thursday Top 5 lists the five most notable, interesting, funny, outrageous, cool, or simply strange things of the week. It is intended for distractionary purposes only. Do not take orally. If ingested, seek a doctor’s advice. If you like it, share it with others, or check out the long list of previous entries.

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Thursday, March 04, 2010

Thursday Top 5+1



Google 411
It’s free. The pizza’s not.



The Modern San Franciscan
By local artist Mike Giant. [via MissionMission]



“Under Pressure (Ice Ice Baby)” by Jedward, featuring Vanilla Ice
These two young guys were apparently controversial participants on “X Factor,” one of those TV talent competitions. As I never watch those things, I hadn’t heard of them until this music video hit my radar. It’s actually a pretty good performance/mash-up/parody, for what it is. Inviting the real Vanilla Ice to appear in a version of the song that was so controversial*, and which practically ended his musical career, was a stroke of sheer genius, and kudos to him for taking it on with a bit of self-mockery.

* If you’ve been paying the least bit of attention for the past 20 years, you know that Vanilla Ice’s song was slammed for sampling/ripping off the 1981 Queen and David Bowie hit single “Under Pressure.” Sadly, the Wikipedia article on Jedward’s song did not mention this.



Council of Responsible Advertisers Promoting Accepted Digital Solutions
“Rich media can literally kill you.”



The Sandpit
Cool tilt-shift video. [via Jenny]

You’ve been Yelped!
Great article from Inc. magazine on the power and peril of Yelp.com.


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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Thursday Top 5



Honest Twister Commercial
For sexually frustrated people ages 8 and up.



Little People – A tiny street art project
Jason really liked this book.



“A Million Ways” by OK Go



“This Too Shall Pass” by OK Go
This one’s for Jenny.



Hot Dog Launcher


The weekly Thursday Top 5 lists the five most notable, interesting, funny, outrageous, cool, or simply strange things of the week. It is intended for distractionary purposes only. Do not take orally. If ingested, seek a doctor’s advice. If you like it, share it with others, or check out the long list of previous entries.

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Thursday Top 5



Art inspired by the series Lost



Logorama
Nominated for an Oscar. With good reason. [via Jason]



’80s Synth Medley
Three guys, six keyboards, 15 hits of the 1980s. See how many you recognize.



Dr. Who (How To Remake TV Theme)
How the BBC audio guys recreated and refreshed the Dr. Who theme in the 1980s.

Fireland’s favorite favorites of 2009
Some of them were pretty hilarious.


The weekly Thursday Top 5 lists the five most notable, interesting, funny, outrageous, cool, or simply strange things of the week. It is intended for distractionary purposes only. Do not take orally. If ingested, seek a doctor’s advice. If you like it, share it with others, or check out the long list of previous entries.

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Thursday, January 07, 2010

Thursday Top 5



The Boston Globe’s 2009 in Photos on The Big Picture
I’ve posted this amazing news photoblog before, but their year-end round-up is always especially astounding.



Beatles 3000
What were the Beatles really like? [via Jenny]



TeuxDeux
A nifty web app for daily to-do lists.



Carl Sagan, “A Glorious Dawn” featuring Stephen Hawking (Cosmos Remixed)
The PBS show “Cosmos” was one of my favorite things to watch with my dad when I was young. This remix just makes it 100x awesomer.

Romance Reader, Unashamed
Daily Kos contributor Laura Clawson examines the myths about romance novels (many of which I held until recently; and some of which I’m still having a teensy bit of trouble disavowing, but mostly just to tweak Velma).


The weekly Thursday Top 5 lists the five most notable, interesting, funny, outrageous, cool, or simply strange things of the week. It is intended for distractionary purposes only. Do not take orally. If ingested, seek a doctor’s advice. If you like it, share it with others, or check out the long list of previous entries.

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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Thursday Top 5



Designer–Client relationships
From the awesome website Clients From Hell. Sadly, I’ve actually heard some of these things myself. This one, for example, is very similar to a situation I was experiencing quite recently.



Good: Jailbirds
A little data on the prison-industrial complex (link is a fascinating Atlantic article from 1998 by Eric Schlosser).



Sucker Love: Celebrating the naughty tentacle
Amanda Gannon answers the question, “Would you still do Antonio Banderas if he was an octopus from the waist down?” Needless to say, NSFW.



The Known Universe
This is really cool. Travel from Earth to the end of the known universe, in a scale-accurate animation.



Black Metal Cookies
How to bake the most grim and doom-laden of chocolate chip cookies. [via Jason]


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Thursday, December 03, 2009

Thursday Top 5



Park Street Renovation
Slideshow of a Bernal Hill house that was renovated to modernize and double (!) its square footage. Here are some other Dwell slideshows.



Enor Moose
A story with pictures.



Surprised Kitten!
RFLMAO! [via Jason]



How a Web Design Goes Straight To Hell
This is so true. [via Jessica N.]



Charlie Brown Christmas Performed by the Cast of Scrubs


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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thursday Top 5



Alex Badyaev
Olya turned me on to this guy’s great photos. He’s a professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at University of Arizona, but he also takes exceptional wildlife photographs, and designed his own website too.



Truth or Fail with Meekakitty
Very clever YouTube-based game where you click in the actual videos to answer a true or false type question, and then it links to the answer in another video.



M&Ms are yummy!
Meekakitty is weird and funny. And a redhead. I guess I like weird, funny redheads : )



Tank Skeet Shooting



The World is Ending!!!


The weekly Thursday Top 5 lists the five most notable, interesting, funny, outrageous, cool, or simply strange things of the week. It is intended for distractionary purposes only. Do not take orally. If ingested, seek a doctor’s advice. If you like it, share it with others, or check out the long list of previous entries.

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Thursday Top 5



Pixar Intro Parody



Stormtroopers’ 9/11
“You want another round.”



Dave Mustaine on the BBC’s “Never Mind the Buzzcocks”
Proof that the UK has way better TV game shows than we do.



As if Mustaine wasn’t enough, here’s Lemmy

“I know you’re not telling the truth...”
What do you get when you put three of the biggest names (and at least two of the biggest egos) in modern radio on the same show? A pretty fiery conversation ensued when none other than Howard Stern called in to confront FCC Chairman Michael Powell on KGO AM’s Ronn Owens show. This happened in 2004, but this week was the first time I’d ever heard a recording of it. [link goes direct to MP3]


The weekly Thursday Top 5 lists the five most notable, interesting, funny, outrageous, cool, or simply strange things of the week. It is intended for distractionary purposes only. Do not take orally. If ingested, seek a doctor’s advice. If you like it, share it with others, or check out the long list of previous entries.

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