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Top 50 music videos of 2007

It doesn’t look like DoCopenhagen have compiled their own list of top music videos for this year so you’re going to have to make do with this top 50 from Pitchfork. Still marvellous.

Firefox 3 Beta 1 Rolls its little butt out

Mozilla have just released the first beta for the next Firefox. Obviously not for day-to-day use, but great for developers. Read the release notes for more details, too numerous to mention here!

Haunted Mansion/Bela Lugosi’s Dead mashup

Haunted Mansion/Bela Lugosi’s Dead: A superb mashup of the Ghost Host narration from Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion and Bauhaus’ Bela Lugosi’s Dead.

Boing Boing redesign

In the unlikely event that you’ve read this article before reading Boing Boing this morning, head on over there now and check out their gorgeous new redesign. The new simplified appearance was created by my friend Jemma at Sans Nom and it now has a sister blog, Boing Boing Gadgets. Enjoy, but please come back! :)

Penny Arcade on Die Hard 4.0

Penny Arcade on Die Hard 4.0: The funniest PA strip I’ve read in ages.

Chore Wars

Chore Wars: Before, you could only earn XP from slaying demons and surfing the web. Now you can earn XP by doing your chores. (via Wonderland)

Second Life while you “work”

AjaxLife: British student Katharine Berry has created an in-browser AJAX application that allows you to log into Second Life, sans graphics, to chat and teleport around. (via Wonderland)

Miniature cats

Miniature cats: Like humans, cats can also exhibit forms of dwarfism. (thanks Gary)

Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007) movie poster

Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007) movie poster: “Oh, my God” springs to mind… (via Cartoon Brew)

Newsflash: Hollywood execs know nothing

Newsflash: Hollywood execs know nothing: “We always hear about how entertainment execs earn their giant salaries by being incredibly shrewd selectors and marketers of motion pictures, but this chart shows that you could get the same result by throwing dice.”