Thursday, April 30, 2009

Two Ball Game

This happened earlier today.

Get a wiffle ball and a soccer ball. Divide approximately 12 people into two teams. At any moment, one is offense and the other is defense. One of the players (the "goalie") on the defensive team guards themselves with a wiffle ball bat inside an equilateral triangle approximately 12 feet on each side. The offensive team is trying to throw the wiffle ball at the goalie. The defensive team is trying to kick the soccer ball at the player in possession of the wiffle ball.

Points are scored when the offense hits the goalie with the wiffle ball (throwing underhand from outside the triangle), or the defense hits the offensive player in possession of the wiffle ball with the soccer ball. Because the latter is a bit more difficult than the former, it might be assigned more points (but we never got that far). When a point is scored, the player it was scored by/against becomes the goalie. The former goalie throws in the wiffle ball.

Additionally: it might make more sense if both balls may be either kicked or thrown. It might also be easiest to play this in a court, where the soccer ball cannot be lost when it misses a target (or with multiple soccer balls).

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Indirect Indirection

Along the lines of Kopyfamo' (or at least sharing the aesthetic): use the various "this is a hosted image" images as profile/avatar images. Alternatively, collect these images and upload them to various image hosting sites. For example (Hosted on

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Energy Meter

Hack multimeter such that:

  1. It runs off an adapter that plugs into the wall.
  2. It senses and displays the current flowing into it.
An energy visualization that fulfills its purpose whether plugged in or unplugged. One of those near-paradoxes.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Piece for Ingenuity

Count every hair on your head.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Piece for Internet

Click on every advertisement you see.

Monday, April 06, 2009

Cheap Fraud

From the wikipedia talk page on Kyle MacDonald, my Google-rankings arch-nemesis and proponent of the "one red paperclip" project:

how can one man get all kinds of attenoin because of a paper clip when there are starving and dieing every day this gives the message that if you do a cheap trick you will be rewarded but if you live a honest life and try to work for what you have you get scorned

No it doesn't. Cardboard boxA 17:40, 28 September 2006 (UTC)