Weekly Website Wednesday: HOLWAGERKARAOKE

This week’s website is all about the joy of singing.

holwagerkaraoke link picture Bev and Bob Holwager form HOLWAGERKARAOKE, a unique karaoke-singer duo on YouTube.

Their videos aren’t just karaoke, though. They also feature a bunch of computer generated imagery to spice things up.

They may not be the greatest singers, but the bring a genuine enthusiasm to all their songs. I greatly enjoy watching just how much fun they have while singing. It’s a pleasant contrast to all the angry YouTube channels.

Weekly Website Wednesday: Jerry’s Map

This week’s website is all about imagination and meticulous attention to detail.

jerry's map link picture Starting in 1963 with a single panel, Jerry Gretzinger started drawing a map of his own invented world. His map is now made up of over 3200 8×10 panels and it continues to grow and evolve to this day.

One of the most interesting things about Jerry’s map is that it doesn’t just grow outwards. Established areas of the map can be destroyed or changed through phrases randomly pick from a deck of cards, or from Jerry’s rules about how the people of his invented world acquire resources and services. For example: if a city grows in size so too must its farmland to feed everyone.

Jerry’s map is never complete and he plans on working on it for as long as possible.

Weekly Website Wednesday: Recycled Movie Costumes

This weeks website is all about movie magic… that gets reused a lot.

recycled movie costumes link picture Recycled Movie Costumes is an archive of all the times that certain costumes have been reused in different productions.

If you think you’ve seen a costume used before in a different movie, then you probably have!

It’s actually pretty amazing that they’ve been using some of these costumes over and over again for decades, some even from pretty much the dawn of cinema. I guess that’s just testament to how well these costumes were constructed.

Weekly Website Wednesday: Discover Life

This week’s website is all about critters and leafies.

discover life link picture Discover life is a very useful encyclopedia of the world’s flora and fauna. I love how it has high quality photographs of so many species. I myself have used it to identify creepy crawlies and weird plants that I have never seen before.