A weekly spin on the Web

By Noah Robischon
June 01, 2001 at 04:00 AM EDT

MAD LIBS In an ode to Woody Allen’s 1966 ”What’s Up, Tiger Lily?”, Absolutdirector.com has concocted a site that lets you reedit and write dialogue for 35 clips from the 1967 Japanese sci-fi flick The X From Outer Space. The results are uproarious. Spike Lee contributed his edit, while Chris Smith (American Movie) and Mary Harron (American Psycho) supply Story Starters to help get you rolling.

GET SHORTER Friends’ David Schwimmer stars as Evil Waiter in the 29-minute The Waiter, and, in a mini-spoof of a TV bio, Party of Five’s Scott Wolf pays tribute to actor Shmooale Glick on IFILM. Reality Bites’ Amy Stiller, meanwhile, stars — along with father Jerry Stiller and mother Anne Meara — in Fusion, a short about one of her breasts (countingdown.com/theater).

STRANGER THAN FICTION The Web conspiracy game pegged to Steven Spielberg’s upcoming A.I. crossed over into the real world last month when its masterminds organized Anti-Robot Militia (ARM) rallies in L.A., Chicago, and New York (cloudmakers.org).