Monthly Archives: February 2007

Friday Link-o-Rama

Not being in front of a computer for much of this week I haven’t had much chance to dig out links. Here is what made the cut. Have a good Friday!

Family Auto Mart and the Sofa Rap

Examples of how commercials should be done.

Gollum & Smeagol sing Barry White

Barry White before he ate all the pies.

Wristwatches of War

More exciting than they sound. Some of them actually look quite nice.

Armoured wristwatch

Atari Joystick Coathangers and Retro Atari game coasters

Atari.

How to remove Logos from your PDA / cell phone with sugar

“This instructable is to show you how easy it is to remove some unwanted logo’s from cell phones and other plastic / metal products.”

Lee Harvey Oswald’s window for sale

With 202 bids and a current price of $3,001,901 you will have to aim high…

DANGERBOMB CLOCK

BoingBoing says:

‘To turn off the Japanese “DANGERBOMB” clock, you have to connect the blue, red and yellow wires in the correct order. Screw it up and the clock plays an explosion noise.’

I will have take their word for it.

Trash-Filled Car Crash

“According to police, there was so much trash inside 53-year-old Ann Biglan’s Ford Focus, it completely filled the inside from the floor to the ceiling front and back.”

trash filled car

Followup story here.

Mickey-Mouse t-shirt with silly text

“These rendered files have a smail amount of bleed added outside the clipping path. To use this image, first make a selection from the clipping path and copy image.”

Vintage Soviet calculators

Very very retro.

Radical Radiator Contest

Better than it sounds, for instance:

Radical Radiator

1960s personal hovercrafts

Old Hovercraft

Doesn’t he look spiffy!

Five things

I’ve been tagged by Dean Wilson, so here are five things you might not know about me.

  1. When I was younger I wanted to be be a dustman so I could operate the jaws on the back of a rubbish lorry. Later I wanted to be a robot.
  2. I only started to like cheese about two years ago (when I was 26).
  3. I start a new job at 29degrees on Monday.
  4. The first computer I had was an Acorn Electron, the first language I programmed in was BBC Basic.
  5. My favourite food is not Curry, that is second. My favourite food is Italian.

Damn you Dean, this will teach me to read your blog ;)

I am a meme-whore so I pass this on to Andrew Disley, Paul Robinson, Dan Morris, Dave Verwer and Deb Bassett.

Friday Link-O-Rama

Come-on, who works on a Friday anyway.

Skidmark-safe

“The ‘Brief Safe’ is an innovative diversion safe that can secure your cash, documents, and other small valuables from inquisitive eyes and thieving hands, both at home and when you’re traveling. Items can be hidden right under their noses with these specially-designed briefs which contain a fly-accessed 4″ x 10″ secret compartment with Velcro® closure and ‘special markings’ on the lower rear portion.”

These will work for all but a small niche of perverted burglars.

Phallic logos

What were they thinking.

Nailing jello to a wall

“We’ve all heard the old saying “it’s like nailing jelly to a wall” to describe a task that is very difficult or impossible. But is our view of the difficulty of this task justified? Has anybody actually tried nailing jelly to a wall? In this experiment I attempt to establish, one way or the other, the validity of the old proverb.”

Worthy.

Hairstyle Names From 1970s Ebony Ad

You can’t go wrong with a hair-style called ‘The Professional’, ‘The Duke’ or ‘The Perfecto’. What wasn’t there to love about the ’70s.

Interior shots of Vladimir Putin’s jet

I have never flown with easyjet but I imagine it would be pretty similar.

Tips For 24 Newbies

“A remarkable number of people have told me that they are watching 24 this year for the first time. If you are now four hours into your 24 experience, let me give you a couple of tips.”

24 in 24 Pages

Quicker than watching the real thing.

Really cool folding chair

A lot more interesting that it sounds.

I’m a Mac. I’m a PC.

Good take-off of the new Apple Mac adverts.

Snakes used in massage treatment in Israel

“Barak uses California and Florida King snakes, corn snakes and milk snakes in her treatments, which she said were inspired by her belief that once people get over any initial misgivings, they find physical contact with the creatures to be soothing.”

Those crazy Israelis.

Petite Food Fighter Pigs Out

“Natsuko Sone is a petite 21-year-old who stands 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs just 95 pounds. But she can eat 183 pieces of sushi in half an hour and down 20 pounds of food in one sitting.”

That’s nearly a quarter of her own body weight.

Manboobs

I mean, who doesn’t like manboobs.

Friday Link-O-Rama

Cool links I got sent or found this week, enjoy!

Bomberman evolved

“Bomberman Evolved is a project by six students at the University of Aalborg in Copenhagen as part of the third semester of their medialogy course, and was brought to my attention by one of the students, Bo Hagen. Been in development from October using C++, with SDL and OpenGL. The tracking is based on a webcam imaging a mirrored sphere.”

More importantly this is people playing bomberman by running around in a big room with coloured hats on.

Cool 3D wall paintings

Very impressive

Satellite wangs!

Picture of giant penis burnt into a school playing field. Puerile, but fun.

Rocket explodes on launchpad

A very very big explosion, and who doesn’t love those.

Light up bras

“This bra has a lot of LEDs (31 per side), in a full rainbow of colors, with eight different flashing patterns that can be selected by the wearer. The base bra in this example is a nude seamless type, encouraging the illusion that the skin is exposed and the light is coming from within the body.

Worst analogies ever written in a high school essay

“He spoke with the wisdom that can only come from experience, like a guy who went blind because he looked at a solar eclipse without one of those boxes with a pinhole in it and now goes around the country speaking at high schools about the dangers of looking at a solar eclipse without one of those boxes with a pinhole in it.”
Joseph Romm, Washington

“Her hair glistened in the rain like nose hair after a sneeze.”
Chuck Smith, Woodbridge

And many more…

Really amazing paper art

Really really amazing paper art. Really.

Cats in sinks

“What is Cats in Sinks? It’s obvious. It’s about cats. And kittens. Who like sinks. And basins.”

The internet is a strange place, this is proof.

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