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Turn a text message into a video message with Crumbles

This addictive Web app converts your sentence into snippets of famous movies and TV shows.

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Crumbles clips can't be embedded, but click one of the examples below. Crumbles

This may be the coolest thing in the history of the universe.

I'm referring, of course, to Crumbles, a Web app built on a huge database of movie and TV show clips. It works like this: You type in a phrase -- like, say, "This may be the coolest thing in the history of the universe," or "I am the most attractive guy on the planet," and in a few seconds Crumbles spits out, well, you kind of need to see it for yourself.

That's pretty cool, but where it really geeks out is when you click the Dictionary pull-down and choose "Homer Simpson." Now your phrases get converted to Homer-speak.

There's also "Bee and Puppycat," an animated Web series that, frankly, I'd never heard of. Back to Homer!

When you're done with your "crumbled" phrase, you can share it on Facebook or Twitter, or generate a link like the examples above.

Practical value? Pretty much zero. Fun value? Off the charts. The only downside is the fairly limited word database, which definitely needs more nouns and adjectives. For example, I tried to get Homer to utter a phrase with the word "Internet," which he said quite clearly in at least one episode, but it wasn't there.

No matter. If you're looking for a fun, unique way to send someone a message, this is it.

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