Oddities from Around the Net

Yes, it’s time for an “oddities” post… A few of the things I’ve hit upon this week that I think are cool. It’s been far too long since I did one of these…

This one from Russia was pretty awesome. This guy, Alexander Semenov took the actual footage for this in a couple of hours, then took a few weeks to edit it. It’s pretty simple to see why. And honestly, if the last Transformers movie from Michael Bay was like this I probably would have enjoyed it more…

Transformers from repey815 on Vimeo.

(Thanks go to Geekosystem.com for this one.)

If you love music, you’ll love this next one… The Shuffler. Sounds like something you’d hear about in a poker tournament… “And George ‘The Shuffler’ Jungleman has nothing worthwhile in his hand… but he keeps on shuffling the cards around waiting for inspiration to strike…” Okay, maybe not…

Anyway, the Shuffler is a new streaming music service that seems to be connected to the heartbeat of the indie music scene. It’s sort of a combination of StumbleUpon and Pandora, which is a great combo if you think about it. I love indie Folk music and have been jamming out for a couple of hours to this thing since I discovered it!

(Thanks go to TechCrunch for this one.)

And lastly, for those of you who are map geeks or Lord of the Rings fans, this one’s for you. An interactive map of Middle Earth has found its way onto the web at 3rin.gs (fitting URL, don’t you think?). This thing allows zoom, searching, and a cool crinkled paper look that makes you think you’re holding it in your hands (almost).

(This one comes from Geekosystem.com as well.)

Check these out and let me know if you’ve found anything cool in the corners of the web you want me to feature here!

–Fitz

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