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This week's linkage dump includes a Barrel-rolling car, random factoids you didn't know, and the melding of pop culture and nerd culture. Enough with the formalities; let's dig in.
Take one part dinosaur, one part treadmill, throw in a soundtrack that really gets you pumped up, and you have one of the most addicting Flash gaming experiences on the Web. See how long your dino can survive a barrage of lasers and mines, all while burning a few calories. See it!
This man has been playing way too much Starfox 64. Watch as this Internet daredevil really flips out over his car! Whee!
This is probably the best use of a Ke$ha song I have ever seen. Put to scenes from the original Star Trek, this YouTube video really makes you appreciate the fine art of parody:
This is a collection of chicken wire sculptures by Ivan Lovatt. People can make art out of anything these days, and these silvery renditions of famous celebrities are just too strange to pass up. See it!
I love YouTube and its millions of videos. The problem is that for every great video, you have loads that are pretty bad. Enter Devour, a Website that aims to show you the more awesome side of YouTube every weekday. Watch it!
Knowing even one thing about computers usually makes you the go to IT person for the tech-illiterate. Well the guys from XKCD know how annoying this can be and have a handy cheat sheet for all you “computer gurus”. An oldie, but most definitely a goodie. See it!
Everyone loves random facts. Today I Found Out has oodles of random facts and tidbits of interesting information. Great articles like: How the blind dream, why a hamburger is called a hamburger, and how the heart works. Bit sized pieces of info that make for great conversation around the water cooler. Find out about it!
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This story, "Viral Views: Star Trek-Ke$ha Video Boldly Goes Where no Mashup has Gone Before" was originally published by PCWorld.