It’s amazing how much time you can sink watching videos online:
Line Rider is a Flash-based game where a little guy goes sledding down the lines you draw on the screen. There are dozens of Line Rider videos online — some of the drawings get really elaborate. (Thanks to Bill Buxton.)
See Sacha Baron Cohen (of Ali G and Borat fame) like you’ve never seen him before: normal.
I was intrigued by the music in the TV commercial for “Gears of War,” an Xbox 360 game. The song is “Mad World,” sung by Gary Jules for the movie Donnie Darko. And it turns out that the song is originally by Tears for Fears.
Another melancholy song: “Missing” by Everything but the Girl is one of my favorite songs from the 90s.