Return of the links

In which our previously regular Friday links post is retrieved from the haphazard grasps of irregularity.

Unless it isn’t.

Tune in next week to find out… (ooh, the suspense!).

YouTube

Learn to play the Ukulele with The Guardian.

Paris Hilton starring in a satirical video. Intentionally.

A little Monkey magic courtesy of the BBC’s Olympics coverage promotional department (and Jamie Hewlett and Damon Albarn).

A mid-air restaurant in Belgium – maybe the subtle scent of danger makes the food taste better?

Games

Crash Test Dummy Olympics. Nothing to do with the band, by the way. Not that I can quite imagine those lugubrious Mmm Mmm people summoning the energy for athletics…

Dolphin Olympics 2 (are you sensing a theme yet?).

And, yes, yet another tenuously Olympics-linked game: Micro Olympics.

Gadgetry

In case your alarm clock wasn’t annoying enough already, here’s one that shoots rockets.

A (concept) mobile phone for Francophiles.

Proof that fruit can aid memory?

And that Lego can aid vision?

At least one Back to the Future fan clearly has way too much money. Or maybe they’d bought the Sports Almanac from the second film too?

What’s the betting the same person owns some of these?

Music stuff

Orbit Downloader: download pretty much anything you want from YouTube, MySpace, Imeem, etc. More details (and slight privacy concerns) at Wikipedia.

For anyone missing Pandora, the personalised internet radio station now no longer available to UK users, you could do worse than Meemix. Still in beta, and a little glitchy, but definitely promising.

And a few more approaches to providing personalised internet radio:

Songza
Seeqpod
Jogli
Deezer

And finally…

If you’ve ever wondered which famous people look like other famous people, or perhaps even are other famous people – ever seen John McCain’s wife Cindy and the Borg Queen in the same room? – here’s the site for you: TotallyLooksLike.


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