Category: department of wtf?

  • New game show idea

    New game show idea: Cooking/dance competition Contestants must cook a meal (think Iron Chef) while their favorite music is playing. Music must be danceable, and contestants are expected to dance while cooking. A panel of judges scores the contestants based on their dancing as well as the quality of the food. Contestants lose points if…

  • Unbelievable: The IDF Has Gamified Its War Blog

    This was pretty much my reaction when I saw the Israeli Defense Force’s blog last night. Unbelievable: The IDF Has Gamified Its War Blog.

  • So this is why Hollywood blockbusters aren’t very good

    Disney exec says storytelling is B.S. when it comes to B.O. | Blastr. How are we supposed to be expected to shell out $15 a seat to watch a film in the theatre when Hollywood execs like Andy Hendrickson from Disney say things like this: People say ‘It’s all about the story.’ When you’re making…

  • WordPress isn’t a commercial success…wait, what?

    Read this.  Then come back.  It’s okay, I’ll wait. WordPress.com Blogs Garnered 23 Billion Pageviews in 2010 It’s the last paragraph the bugs me. The five-year-old company may be experiencing remarkable growth, but it has yet to become a commercial success. The startup reportedly makes around $1 million per month from premium and hosting services,…

  • Shrinks Diagnose Darth Vader’s Inner Demons

    As much as I love a good romp down Let’s Psychoanalyze Fictional Characters Lane, can I just point out the incredible waste of resources in a team of psychiatrists (that’s right, not just a guy, or some friends at the bar, or even a single, Star Wars-obsessed psych student) diagnosing Darth Vader with borderline personality…

  • if the tallest had a website instead of an intergalactic armada of impending doom

    this came to my attention today. there is a website that reviews…wait for it… snacks. apparently there are over 4,500 snacks reviewed for your, um, snacking pleasure with information on where to get them.  from pizza balls to octopus-flavored chips, and everything in between. so.  i’m thinking…if the Almighty Tallest (pictured above) from Invader Zim had…

  • who is that masked “merton”?

    okay, let’s put an and to this ridiculous debate. there is a feud raging across the internet about whether the original “funny chatroulette piano” video is ben folds.  i’ve taken some heat on digg for suggesting that, um, yeah, it is.  so, let’s — just for the sake of argument — pretend that we don’t…

  • YouTube – OK Go – This Too Shall Pass – RGM version

    YouTube – OK Go – This Too Shall Pass – RGM version this via @neilhimself‘s blog

  • tonight, on sick sad world…

    omg, these people scare me.  and i’m not too far removed from them, which is scarier still… this last one is especially good if you go to the page on youtube because even the description gets snotty…”i happen to know the rules, but i understand it may look weird to an outsider” [paraphrased]

  • I WAS FROZEN TODAY!

    awesome.  another reason i love gizmodo.