|| 6/20/2007 || 6:57 pm || Comments Off on LOLpoverty || ||
While this meme is rather old, the other week I thought of a meme morph and decided to make it a reality today. Using the same php script that powers the Lost Series, I decided to take an image that represented poverty and add the LOLtext. Originally it was only going to say “I CAN HAS A CHEESEBURGER?” and when the user clicks on the kid, the background would change. This was to represent that while the mesage stays the same, the American people represented behind the kid would change, and thus the message would continue to be the elephant in the room. I decided to modify the original plan slightly and incorporate an animated gif (I am not aware of any LOLmeme that has used an animated gif) that represents the child speaking to you the viewer. Not only asking for the cheeseburger, but telling you why, and hopefully making you desire to do something about it.
(photo from a google image search result for “poverty”)
LOLMaps #51 – WARNING: contains geography not suitable for minors
|| 5/30/2007 || 6:08 pm || Comments Off on LOLMaps #51 – WARNING: contains geography not suitable for minors || ||
This is the first LOLMap that I’ve made since I put them all on-line last week. I placed all the previously made LOLMaps outside of this blog, and I’ve been debating on whether to add them back into this blog or create a new one. Regardless, I thought of this map last night while walking down the street, and I made it this morning. It’s without a doubt one of my favorite LOLmaps thus far.
If you’ve ever watched late night television in America, you have probably seen an advertisement for Girls Gone Wild, where young women have their breasts obscured by various objects like stars, DVD boxes, etc. This map plays with the idea of censorship by using the location stars of Washignton, DC and New York City as a warning similar to the one found during the Girls Gone Wild commercial. The satellite image is rotated so DC & NYC line up like a geographic bosom and ironically, they really do contain geography not suitable for minors. Strip club anyone? j/k
|| 5/24/2007 || 9:42 am || Comments Off on LOLmaps || ||
So last week I mentioned I was working on a new project and after working on it for the last 4 days or so I have nearly completed my latest cartographic creation: LOLmaps
There is still some work to do on the project, but I am quite pleased with how it has turned out thus far. It currently uses the same design as the Lost Series, and I’d ultimately like to code a sequential version, but for now I am enjoying the randomness. After the first revision of the project, I now have a handy-dandy legend for the maps (aka I added numbers to corresponding maps) which explains the background of the project, gives the translations, and locates the maps I have created thus far. But there is still a few more tasks to do before I’d say it’s a completed project (like a Google Map Mashup). Regardless, I am curious as to how the project will be received.
View the Legend for LOLmaps