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Iain Lee - The Magic of the Internet

Imagine a world without the internet. Really think about it. Horrible, huh? What would we do with our time? Probably get more work done, achieve more with our lives and spend more quality time with our families. That sends shivers down my spine. Terrifying.

But luckily, we DO have the internet! And it’s brilliant! Super fast! Fibre optics! BROADBAND! I love it all, and so do you it would seem because you have been sending me loads of your favourite internet sites. Here are just a sprinkling.

First up is the wonderful Jim’ll Paint It. My sister first pointed me in the direction of this and since then, it’s been everywhere. However, if you have missed this phenomenon, then go and look now. The premise is simple – send Jim a subject you would like painted, and he will do it. And you can ask for anything. For example, one suggestion follows thusly –

‘Please paint me a picture of Ted Danson and a Ted Danson lookalike. They’re covered in bruises after getting into a fight over who the real Ted Danson is. They’ve made friends now though and are posing for a photograph at the chicken rave where they’ve been for a night out. Moira Stewart its standing behind them, looking on disapprovingly.’

The descriptions are part of the fun, but the fact this gentleman actually carries them to their conclusion is what makes it so joyous. Go and see the above painting and many many more.

http://jimllpaintit.tumblr.com/

Please do not confuse it with www.jimllpaintit.co.uk/ who is an actual painter and decorator who must be considering changing his company’s name and logo in light of recent events.

I love awesome people. I wish I were one. Sadly, I’m weren’t. But I get high doses of awesomeness by watching awesome people hanging out with other awesome people. Jack Nicholson hanging out with The Monkees, Richard Nixon chilling with Robocop, Dustin Hoffman spending some time with his good friend Eminem – all are available at the following website.

www.awesomepeoplehangingouttogether.tumblr.com/

One of my favourite hobbies is sleeping. I absolutely love it. Sadly, as I get older I sleep less and less. Man, how depressing is that. Part of the joy of being asleep is entering the wonderful twilight zone world of dreams. I have two recurring nightmares – being back at school about to sit an exam and not having revised or moving house. They’re repetitive, anxiety inducing and I love them. One thing I’ve not dreamed about is This Man. This Man apparently pops up in the dreams of thousands of people all over the world. Sorry, I’m not describing him well. Have a look and see if you recognise him.

www.thisman.org

The blank face, the big eyebrows, the receding hairline. Have YOU had a dream about This Man? If you have, the get in touch with the website and let them know. If you haven’t, well, sorry, but you probably will tonight.

After infiltrating your dreams with a pervy looking chap, I’ve got more bad news for you. You can’t beatbox. Honestly, you think you can, we all think we can, but we can’t. About 8 people in the world can do it and, shh, half of them use a repeat echo switch on their microphones. But with this cute little website, we can imagine what we would sound like if we could. The good thing about Incredibox is someone has obviously put a lot of effort into it and yet it is completely and utterly pointless, as all the best sites are.

www.incredibox.com

Last month I gave you Gizoogle, this month I give you a collapsing version of the worlds most popular search engine (sorry Jeeves)

www.mrdoob.com/projects/chromeexperiments/google-gravity/

OK, that’s pretty much your lot this month but before I go, who fancies playing Bomberman with 999 other people? Yeah, cool, then go here and blow your mind.

http://bombermine.com/#/

Until next month, ta ta.

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Do please keep sending me your websites. I don’t have a proper job so I need something to keep me off the streets. Pop along to www.facebook.com/iainleeofficial

You can read Iain Lee’s very own take on the internet here on the 123-reg blog every last Friday of the month.

A familiar face on television since he got his first break landing the job hosting Channel 4’s thrice weekly topical comedy show the 11 O’Clock Show at the age of 25, Iain is also an award winning radio presenter, top podcast creator and a genuinely funny guy with an eye for the bizarre.

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