Ünnecessary Ümlaut


A surplus of geekery by :: Fred Abercrombie

Play: Organ Trail

I remember playing Oregon Trail on Apple IIs in elementary school. Loved it. Right up there with Lemonade Stand in terms of 8-bit edu-tainment.

Just in time for Halloween the game is back from the dead, with an apocalyptic twist: Organ Trail. All thanks to a band of developers known as The Men Who Wear Many Hats. How long can you survive?

Awesome: Sears Website Gets Zombified
TCB: Zombie and Day of the Dead Elvis Busts on Etsy
SF: Headin’ to the Bay Bridge? Honk If You Love Zombies
Watch: Flaming Zombie Pants Push Shopping Cart!
Geek Out: ASCII Easter Egg on Tron Soundtrack Website
iPhone: Inside Apple’s Kid A-like Testing Facility
SF: Homeless Man Breaks Fourth Wall of iPad Ad (in Ladies Loafers)

TCB: Zombie and Day of the Dead Elvis Busts on Etsy

My oldest and most favorite desk tchotchke is a decanter-bust of the King. Plus, he was the soundtrack on My Hairy Commute. Suffice it to say, I loves me some Elvis. So when Rich sent me these incredible busts by Miss Lucky Hellcat I was floored. They’re not decanters, but they more than make up for it in style.

Check out her Dia De Los Muertos Elvis, Zombiefied Elvis, and even Joker Elvis. So rad. Thanks, Rich!

SF: Honk If You Love Zombies
Art: Dia De Los Muertos by Sylvia Ji
Time Lapse: My Hairy Commute / Readying For Whiskerino
Crafty: Drinks and Gifts at Etsy Handmade Ho-Down @ 1015 Folsom
Photo: Hacked Road Sign Warns of Douche

Stop Motion: SpongeBob SquarePants Anniversary Intro

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of SpongeBob SquarePants, Nickelodeon brought in Screen Novelties to do something very special. Which they did.(via Adland)

FYI, Screen Novelties are the same stop motion wizards behind the zombie Corn Pop spot, The Spooning for Leo Burnett:

Mooning: Real-Life Patrick Starfish (and his Butt)
Time Lapse: My Hairy Commute / Readying For Whiskerino
Adv: Burger King Spongebob’s Got Back
SF: Honk If You Love Zombies
Stop Motion: Sorry I’m Late and Chalkpipe
Awesome: 8-Bit Trip Stop Motion Lego Video