The Weekend Links
"¢ After reading Higgins' great article on Eliza the AI chatterbox, you may want to check out Chatterbox Central, which links to tons of other internet bots you can have a conversation with ... you lonely, lonely soul you. (Thanks Dail!)
"¢ Jan has sent in a very dangerous link to Rockabye Baby Music, where rock songs are turned into sweet lullabyes. Dangerous because I nearly fell into a sweet slumber listening to a few. Try it out!
"¢ Spring is in the air! Now it can be on your internet browser as well (Hint: Just click and drag around for some thankfully non-pollen magic.)
"¢ I don't know what kinda of person thinks, "If I take this vintage Jeff Goldblum iMac commercial and slow it down 30 percent, hilarity will ensure," but I'm glad they did. And, well, it does.
"¢ Flossy reader Edward sends us a link to an amazing drumming robot with plenty of detail on how it was built and how it works. Not what you would think, but probably a great way to annoy your roommate (via Music Thing)
"¢ Speaking of predictions, here are 10 prophetic Sci-Fi movies. Just be glad that some, like Brazil, didn't make the list.
"¢ Another March Madness bracket, but this time showing if winners were predicted by median salaries of graduates. I would like to point out I would not have even made the selection show on this one.
"¢ For people who do have some disposable income, start planning your summer vacations with a look at the World's Largest Roadside Attractions. Has anyone been to any of these?
"¢ Still on the thread of disposable (and, well, income)—three strange but funny commercials for JAPP Chocolate. They destroy 3 Porsches in the process of filming, which makes me think this must be some really great, money-generating chocolate!
"¢ The science of drafting baseball movie characters. More like alchemy, with about the same percentage of gold produced.
"¢ Did someone just throw the A-Town Down call? Atlanta Hawks mascot loses a dance-off to a pushy kid, with fantastic results.
"¢ Remember a few weeks ago when we kept challenging you to name all the members of college conferences in one minute? It kind of got old, and we never got around to posting all of them. Here you go, Pac 10 fans.
"¢ I don't come from a place with wind turbines, so they sort of frighten me with their resemblance to a kind of giant medieval torture device. Still, not all wind turbines have to be huge and menacing, as this Massachusetts town has recently discovered.
Much love and thanks to everyone who sent in links this week! Keep it up - all links, pictures, plugs and gifts should be sent to FlossyLinks@gmail.com. Have a great weekend!