Wednesday, 19 December 2007

damn you ben!

8 minutes ahead of me!


your brief:

to get a picture of a cheating wife whose lover is dangling out of a 3rd (or higher) floor window while being threated with an automatic weapon by her husband.

Tuesday, 18 December 2007


I've very nearly done this: ITAPPMONROBOT.

Also Those crazy Russians.... (There's a lot of odd stuff on

Rave Generator!

an old skool rave in 2 minutes. on your PC

Sunday, 16 December 2007

Téléchargez votre vin!

Comme ça.

(This would be much less amusing if it wasn't in French.)

Monday, 10 December 2007

Still looking for presents?

Why not get your loved ones some Hieronymus Bosch Action figures!
(hint, hint)

Thursday, 29 November 2007

Apocalyptically Stupid

Not Noel Edmunds, virtual American Noel Edmunds complete with non-random number guessing game.

Sunday, 25 November 2007

Infinite Solutions


This is why we don't trust the Internet, kids.

Friday, 23 November 2007

To arm nuclear weapon

Insert key, rotate right 90 degrees.

To set yield and detonation type, use an allen key.


Thursday, 22 November 2007

Tree man


at first i thought it was fake. but he's all over the web:Tree man 'who grew roots' may be cured - Telegraph


Wednesday, 21 November 2007

RIM rolls out new french headwear inspired range...

Thanks Tom for this story:

This just happened, about 15 feet from me.

Senior Executive: What’s the box in my office?

Executive Assistant: It arrived this morning.

SE goes to office to open box, and returns holding a hat.

SE: It’s a hat. Do you know why I’ve been sent a hat?

EA: Ah – good. It’s the black beret you asked for.

SE: Black beret? I don’t remember asking for a black beret.

EA: Before you went to Singapore last week. You asked me to get you a new black beret.

SE: [cracks up laughing] Ah. I think I said “Blackberry”.

EA: [looks sheepish] oh.

Damn Bear

Keeps stealing my ideas.

Monday, 19 November 2007

They called it what?

Look what they called the fifth item down the page. No, really.

Also, I'm never quite sure if it's a good thing I don't remember the eighties. Who knows.

Sunday, 11 November 2007

Lego + Aliens

For teh win.


chess boxing

you heard me.

credit to godfather john graham for this one.

Saturday, 10 November 2007

51% this 49% that

Money vs Problems &c.

Tesla coils playing the Mario theme. I wish I had a shed.

mineral of the day! boost your mineral knowledge!

Thursday, 1 November 2007


Remember what happened at school when the teacher dropped a couple of grams of sodium in water? See what happens when you drop 9 tons in a lake...

And 'taches. Many 'taches.

More robots with guns. A good thing, obviously.

Wednesday, 24 October 2007

Pop Quiz

You're in the middle of an arena. You're being attacked by 5 year olds who will stop at nothing to kill you. How many can you take on before they overcome you?

Personally I'm thinking 11, if they're organised. Two for each arm, three for each leg, and one to kick you when you're down...

Tuesday, 23 October 2007

Vampires, zombies, oh my.

If you like "graphic novels" then you might like this. Not exactly jaw-droppingly brilliant, but entertaining enough. It's still got about 20 pages to go, but they're adding two or three a week, so that ain't too irritating.

And more stuff you really should have seen by now on the internet;

Monday, 22 October 2007

The Basics

More stuff you really have to know about in order to get your Internet license:

More to follow, when I think of it.

Also, apropos of nothing, more crazy hi-fi stuff!

And, finally, weird, weird, weird (don't blame me if you watch the videos)

Thursday, 18 October 2007

Wednesday, 17 October 2007

Monday, 15 October 2007

pinker on swearing

so that's where the word 'bloody' comes from!

one or two you might debate, but fascinating stuff...

Friday, 12 October 2007

Sleep soundly at night

With The Backup.
(video with sound, by way of warning)

Thursday, 11 October 2007

Making Bristol students seem classy

Some hi-larious sensitivity from US Students.

For the few who don't read xkcd, this strip has resulted in this set of photos (which you might not want to view in the office.)

Woahh! Holy shit.

(oh, yeah, and apropos the XKCD thing, google "Rule 34" at your peril...)

highbrow links -, the world in 2012
subscribe to the newsletter. good monthly read, makes you feel real smart, enjoy the occasional atheist rant or academic flame war
loads of cool discussions eg by johnny haidt on the psychological underpinnings of morality and how they vary across the political spectrum, some dude with big hair on genius, that cool company that makes computers analyse pop tracks to tell in advance whether they'll get to number one, and a chat by some dude regarding that ultimate god game thats called spawn or sperm or whatever it is

George Carlin - hicksian poet

I can't believe I only came across this guy yesterday.

you may recognise him as Rufus from Bill and Ted. it turns out he's also a highly scathing, dark, political comedian. and most importantly, very funny. Calling him hicksian is unfair since he predates hicks, but you'll see the similarity - all to the good

sketches on yootoob:
Rape CAN be funny
Religion is bullshit
I love Natural Disasters

Friday, 5 October 2007

You're a depreciating asset

Excellent advice for gold-diggers

Additionally, $7k speaker cables? ONE MILLION DOLLARS if you can prove an objective difference. Awesome review thereof
("Vocals came across with a tad less chest and flesh: thinner with less body, perhaps a tad coarser.")

Sunday, 23 September 2007

Existentialist Peanuts

God-damned dog.

Bonus: The collected idiocy of the BBC's message boards. You see these people in the street every day.

Oh, and this looks way more scary than when Lance Henriksen did it. (This is the same idea, but somehow less terrifying. Possibly because it isn't trying to simultaneously work out where your fingers are...)

(first video in high res, using incredibly annoying quicktime plugin on their website)

Thursday, 20 September 2007

Mostly cool for (Chaos vs. Time)

But also handy.

Oh, also, Face robot. Not that weird until you watch the second video. I'm assuming that white stuff is human skin.

Tuesday, 18 September 2007

Monday, 17 September 2007

500 points, actually

Well, there was David Hahn who built a nuclear reactor in his shed...

...and the chaps at the university of Chicago who built a breeder reactor for a scavenger hunt. (More detail, from the mouth of the horses)

Scifi on the internets

A Colder War by Stross is pretty good, if the name Cthulu means anything to you. (Incidentally, Stross on why space colonisation isn't wildly practical)

(Even more incidentally, Accelerando is available for legal free download)

Also I quite liked this sequence of short stories;

My first goatse

Flickr photos tagged firstgoatse. (and so forth)

And if you have to ask what goatse is, then JFGI. Say here (but not at work, probably). And experience the 8 phases of goatse.

For obscure reasons, these chaps put the picture on every mac in an Apple shop.

Tell your friends.

Do you think we're the baddies?

From "That Mitchell & Webb Look";