Friday's links

Well, I might not have got around to any lifehacking links yet this week, but never mind – it’s Friday afternoon, so that’s the last thing you’ll want to be thinking about. The following should prove much more enjoyable:

YouTube

A fishing rod, a surfboard, some steak, a shark and an amateur stuntman – oddly, this doesn’t end how you’d expect. But is it genuine?

Three-way iPhone Pong – worth voiding your warranty? Also, how long before anyone actually scored a point, do you think?

The Wii guitar controller from Guitar Hero being used as an actual musical instrument.

Games

Stop a cat from wandering off – even more difficult than it sounds (and if that doesn’t sound difficult, you’ve evidently never owned a cat).

Enough sports games to keep you going for days, courtesy of The Guardian.

Five-a-side American football with dinosaurs – surprisingly excellent procrastination fodder. Even just in the free download version (the full version is $15).

DIY arty stuff

Apparently, the dual screens of the Nintendo DS make a great sketchbook.

Animasher: create your own animations online. It’s in beta at present, though, so you have to sign-up for it; Gear Live has more info.

If you prefer your cartoons un-animated, here are a couple of sites for creating your own web-comics: toonlet and Bitstrips.

Music

I mentioned Muxtape the other week; it doesn’t have a search facility, annoyingly, but someone’s already solved that problem.

Share a song with someone without having to email it; assuming it’s in the TinySong database.

Synaesthetes might get most out of this one: the musical equivalent of a mood ring.

Should you ever need royalty free stock music (Aitken and Waterman not involved), or fancy uploading your own for others to use, iStockphoto is diversifying.

And finally…

Many people, at present, seem to think that the end of the world is nigh. But I’m not talking about over-reactions to the beginning of the latest series of Big Brother; I’m talking about a certain kind of Christian. Just in case they’re right, and if you’re presumptuous enough to believe that you might be claimed by the Rapture, here’s a website where (for $40) you can leave – for the more ungodly of your friends and family members, who might have been left behind – your final messages of consolation.

“Ha ha!” possibly might not be the most Christian option, though.


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