Last Week on the Information Super Highway: Curing Duckface, Sloth-Face, & Playing Trees on a Turntable

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A photo from "Phones Replaced with Sandwiches."
A photo from "Phones Replaced with Sandwiches."
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As some of you may know, having a job where you are stationed in front of a computer all day awards you with plenty of time to surf the internet. Every week, great content becomes popular for a couple of days, only to be quickly replaced by the next best thing – and people who only occasionally browse the web never see it.

 

But fear not, your good buddy Mike is looking out for you. Every week I’ll take a handful of that great/awful web junk and post it here for your amusement.  Here is what was hot on the web last week.

 

 

 

 

Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week a humorous Tumblr blog was created around a simple idea: Photoshop stock photos of people using cellphones by replacing the phones with sandwiches. The result being people really excited about their sandwiches.

 

http://phonesreplacedwithsandwiches.tumblr.com/

 

 

 

 

I’ve seen this brand of tomfoolery before, in an attempt to improve the all too common picture pose known as “duckface.” Photo-shoppers noticed that Duckface also resembles people eating invisible spaghetti, so they made the spaghetti a lot less invisible.

 

http://cavemancircus.com/2013/05/09/duck-face-spaghetti/

 

 

 

 

 

Yet another meme that was created just this week is sloth-facing. Yep people on the internet sure love anything to do with sloths. Especially Kristen Bell.

 

http://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanhatesthis/have-you-heard-of-the-hot-new-sloth-facing-meme

 

Check out how chill Drake looks as a sloth.

 
Check out how chill Drake looks as a sloth.

 

 

 

 

Ever wish you could cut out a cross-section of a tree and play it ona turntable? Of course not, unless you’re some kind of crazy person. Well here’s that one crazy person. Bartholomäus Traubeck, a 26-year-old German, made a high tech turntable that plays the rings of a tree’s life like piano keys.

 

http://www.fastcodesign.com/1668970/a-high-tech-turntable-converts-tree-rings-into-piano-music

 

 

 

 

 

 

I really don’t consider this a “prank” as much as a social experiment. And why did he have to travel all around the world? Oops, caught myself thinking again. You’re always better off not thinking while watching these videos.

 

 

 

 

 

So my Memorial Day was not spent outside barbecuing; it was spent in a smoky room with blankets over the windows watching all 15 new episodes of ‘Arrested Development.’ So in that spirit, here’s a supercut of 18 ongoing gags from the show.

 

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