Tag Archives | Sensation

…The Internet is Down created Excel Hell?

Excel Hell

Nine months after creating the internet sensation, Sales Guy vs. Web Dude, The Website is Down is back, and they’ve taken on a new task: Excel.

In Excel Hell, Chip takes us on a wild ride into the life of a master salesman, and we see how many sales he can make in a single video. (One? Maybe?)

[The Website is Down – Excel Hell]

…World of Goo is giving away their soundtrack?

World Of Goo Soundtrack

World of Goo has been an indie gaming sensation, and now Kyle Gabler has made the soundtrack that he created for the game available as a free download.

The majority of the instruments you’ll hear are computer instruments, with a few live performances on top to add a bit of warmth. For the older music, I used one of those Sound Blaster cards that let you load samples into memory. More recently, I’ve been using the freeware sfz soundfont sampler. I have an m-audio keystation 49e midi keyboard for picking out melodies. Influences include Danny Elfman, Vangelis, Bernard Herrmann, Hans Zimmer, Ennio Morricone, and all the big movie guys. I grew up listening to them, and they remain a big influence in everything I write.

Many of the songs were written specifically for the game, but a few were also salvaged from previous projects that he had worked on, but if you’re looking for some interesting music to get you through the day, then give the World of Goo Soundtrack a try.

[World of Goo Soundtrack]

…Gums have been ranked?

Chewing Gum

Chewing gum fans rejoice!

New York Magazine has teamed up with WD-50 to chew through 132 different kinds of gum to determine which bubblegum, fruit and mint flavored gum is the best, based on mouthfeel, bulk, flavor intensity, and “the general pleasure of the squish-squish sensation going on between our teeth”.

Did your chew of choice make the cut?

Click through to find out.

[New York Magazine – Taste Test: Gum]

[Via: YumSugar]

…Line Rider is back?

It’s been so long since I’ve seen a Line Rider video that I had almost forgotten about the sledding sensation. Big thanks to UNEASYsilence for reminding me.

[Via: UNEASYsilence]

…It’s Britney, Bitch?

Britney Spears

Britney Spears has been through a lot. From school girl sensation to sex symbol to scandalous outings to shaved heads to sometimes mother, she has definitely worn a lot of hats.

Unfortunately for Britney, this also means that her career has already done a full rise and fall, and she is now at the tail end of what can only be described as a very headline worthy few years.

Can she bounce back, or is the Spears ship sunk?

Only time will tell.

[The Devolution Of Britney Spears: From Pop Star To Celebrity Trash In Less Than 7 Years]