Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Getting Weird Out There - Tumbarumba

Over at GalleyCat, they pointed out a brand new thingie.

Somebody called Turbulence (or Transition Turbulence) has created something called Tumbarumba to make your web surfing just a little more distracting.

It's a collection of 12 short stories that, if you install the browser plugin to play them, will be randomly inserted into your daily surfing. But you have to pay attention, because it will be just a few odd phrases in some page you visit, and you have to notice it and click on it and then it will open to (part of?) the story.

Because, you know, we don't have enough distraction in our lives, we need to add some more plug ins...

In case you're interested, here's the stories -

  • Temp by Greg van Eekhout
  • Reunion by Stephen Gaskell
  • Birthday by John Phillip Olsen
  • Bio-Anger by Kiini Ibura Salaam
  • Sequins by Mary Anne Mohanraj
  • Little M@tch Girl by Heather Shaw
  • Martian Dispatches by David Moles
  • MonstroCities by David J. Schwartz
  • A Steadfast Tin Soldier by Tim Pratt
  • Of Love and Mermaids by Jeff Spock
  • Painting the Air by James Patrick Kelly
  • Listen to Me by Haddayr Copley-Woods
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