An interesting spinoff would be memes. Something like http://mebe.co/goodnews/I_just_fixed_the_build.jpg and it generates this: http://i.imgur.com/UR8Gbzb.jpg
and yes memes are trite/overdone/whatever, but there's a lot of people out there that use them.
Your Professor Farnsworth example:
CloudFlare + PaaS providers like Nodejitsu/Heroku is a great combination, IMHO.
Essentially the site was just one html page that had endless scrolling and loaded hundreds of images. CloudFlare declared the site as being under a "Layer 7 Attack" even though it wasn't.
EDIT: Hey, IDNs seem to work! http://café.jpg.to/
EDIT 2: Or maybe not. http://schlüssel.jpg.to/
(Schlüssel means "key" in German. Google Image Search it and you get pictures of keys. Search for "Schlussel", though, and you get that girl. So presumably it searched for the punycode, something like --schlussel-blah.)
EDIT 3: Wait. the IDN for "Schlüssel" is xn--schlssel-95a. If I Google that, I don't get pictures of Ms. Schlussel. It must be decoding it and stripping the accents? That said, searching for schlssel does yield pictures of her.
EDIT 4: café is --xn-caf-dma. Google Image Search "caf" won't find cafés. Nor will "--xn-caf-dma". So it must understand IDNs but strip or be accent-insensitive
http://facebook.jpg.to/ -> http://mebe.co/facebook.jpg
http://rock.jpg.to/ -> http://mebe.co/rock.jpg
(without the square brackets)
is it ok to generate traffic aimed at it?
maybe lots of traffic. (probably not,
especially at first, but maybe, so
i thought it would be polite to ask.)
Edit: seems to be working now