27 April 2010

Pick One

When it comes to little Internet thingies that get tweeted or blogged like crazy, I usually get bored in about 10 seconds. Here's one that held me for quite a while though: Pick One. There is nothing to explain, really: Two words show up on your screen, and you click on one of them. And repeat. As much as you want.

This is probably not unique to me at all, but when faced with either-or choices, my initial gut reflex is to frame the two options as being on opposite ends of a continuum. So you can imagine how amusing these were:

Here were the toughest ones for me:

(I'm not a socialist creep, I just have issues in the mornings)

And the easiest:

The more I clicked on choices, the more I started framing my decisions in different ways. If it was a tough decision, I framed the two as, "Which one would I miss the most if it went away?" and "What would be a comforting alternative if I lost X?" Images of flying to Tokyo to save music and switching to the Wall Street Journal to keep eating cheeseburgers came to mind. Then I started thinking about what an interesting personality test this website would make. What do you think?

EDIT | Prominent blogger Eric Tabone just informed me that this site is something like 3 years old. Good, I was starting to think that I was actually up on things for once!

23 April 2010

Make A Chart Day IV

Some of you may have heard of Make A Chart Day by now, but if not: It's Friday. Charts are nice. Let's make some. Make A Chart Day was started one Friday a few weeks ago by Bud, and was taken over the following Friday by Clay. The torch then got passed to Rachel, and now I have been granted the great honor of hosting this week. Here's how it works:

• Make a chart
• Tweet it (you can @ me @tokyohanna if you want)
• Include the hashtag #makeachartday
• I'll post them all here

Get to it! I'll be tweeting reminders throughout the day and updating this post every few hours, including a link to your Twitter profile. I'll start it off:

Here is our first round of submissions at 10.00am. The bar has been set high, folks.

A hilarious truth courtesy of @lilmissjen (she blogged about it too):

One from @laurent_fintoni on something we know all too well:

Here are two from @IanSohn: "Proof that my child is a supercreature" and a segmentation of singers:

@Timbotown's Personal Sweat Factors:

I think this might be a Make A Chart Day first: a video! From @LenKendall:

All right, round two of submissions, post lunch edition. More brilliance, more hilarity -

A currently-relevant one from @ tylertravitz:

If you grew up in the 80s you'll appreciate this one from @ryeclifton:

Here's one from @scheinerinc that I can also relate to (relevant inclusion of an object in to make up this one):

And a 2nd submission from @Timbotown:

The first sports-related content to ever appear on Cellar Door, from @jsamps:

Here's our 2nd Apple-themed chart of the day from @brandexpression:

Another of the elusive, staged + photographed variety from @rachelcoady:

Here's one from @MatthewElijah, which he assures is not autobiographical:

My 2nd submission of the day, made around 6 months ago:

Another staged + photographed one from @pragerd! Am I lucky or what.

And another. I love these so much. This one from @Digitalinfant is meta as well:

This one from @christinewhuang does seem autobiographical:

These next two are from UC-ers! May I present @tabone's joke about charts:

And @matthewcarlin's creation, which could either be taken very literally, as a jargon joke, or both:

Still going strong in round 3. I posted this one earlier than intended because certain office mates were getting impatient, Clay.

Way to go @davidzaza on meta x iPad:

Another relatable one: @brandexpression's coffee clock:

Something tells me @clpreg doesn't live in NY. WTF indeed :[

More UC-sponsored charts! Here are two from our esteemed Make A Chart Day founder, @bud_caddell (one of them is an internal joke, womp womp everyone else):

Two from @clayparkerjones:

And one from @jondstern, which I actually get since I've been on my "watch all culturally-significant 80s movies you missed the first time" kick:

Here's a hilarious truism on just one segment of the vast world hipsterdom by @marisazupan:

This one comes from @adamcl, along with my wishes for a lazy weekend:

And this one from @ishquez will be directly influencing my dinner plans:

All right, here is the final frontier, guys.

Here's one from @InnrChildAtPlay with a humorously circuitous title:

And the second ever Cellar Door-hosted sports-related chart from @paigecalvert (And potentially a reference to the other sports chart? Don't look at me, I have no idea.):

@chucky987 sent over a very impressively-complicated analysis of the word "believe" in song lyrics:

Especially on Fridays, via @anavisan:

@brandexpression's keep getting more and more clever with time. Or beer?

And our official last chart of Make A Chart Day IV comes from Undercurrent's newest member, @joe_liebman:

We ended up JUST shy of 40 charts this week with 38, which is bonkers, insane and awesome. You guys rock. Thanks again to Bud for the torch, and best of luck to whomever gets to host next week. Thanks everyone! Have a great weekend.

JK LOL EDIT: We had a last-minute entry from @TheRobHayes, and it's pretty cute/amusing/good:

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