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.")