Friday, December 31, 2010

The Response To Every Statement

Published in 1984

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Nerds in Love -- Couple Document Married Life As Stormtroopers



If you don't believe Red and Jonny when they describe themselves as "Star Wars geeks," take a look at their Flickr stream, where the couple photographs themselves wearing Stormtrooper helmets in a slew of situations from the banal to outlandish. It'll probably change your mind.

The photo series began on their honeymoon, when the couple found a Stormtrooper helmet at a toy show. "I got Red to put it on and started taking photos of her in it immediately," says Jonny. "We just started taking it everywhere, chronicling our marriage taking photos of ourselves wearing it, coming home and laughing our heads off."

They began posting the images to show friends and family their adventures, but soon found Internet fame, as their Flickr page hit Boing Boing, Digg and Reddit. People even started recognizing the couple on their adventures.


Via asylum.com

Sunday, August 15, 2010

No Nasty Alligators Here, Just Cuddly Pandas

 It's a Pandagator!

Update: Here's the explanation.

BUENGCHAWARK, Thailand -- For aquarium worker Kamla Maneegan, painting baby crocodiles to look like crowd-pleasing giant pandas is more than just a job -- it's a point of national pride.
Ever since a pair of pandas on loan from China gave birth to a cub in May, Thailand has gone ga-ga for the black-and-white bears.
One television network broadcasts 24-hour coverage of the cub, Lin Ping, on its "Panda Channel" as she chows down on bamboo shoots, plays with tires and nuzzles her mother. Street vendors and fashion designers have incorporated panda motifs into their work, and the country's top zoologist has taken to wearing a panda costume for TV interviews. Panda fever appeared to reach a fresh peak in October, when two armed men held up a gas station in Bangkok and made off with two stuffed pandas -- leaving the cash register untouched.

Via: online.wsj.com

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Beer To be Sold In Dead Animals

A £500 a bottle super-strong ale is to be sold inside the bodies of dead animals.
The stunt has been condemned by animal rights groups as "cheap marketing tactics".

Twelve bottles of The End Of History ale have been made and placed inside seven dead stoats, four squirrels and one hare. And at 55 per cent volume, its makers claim it is the world's strongest beer.

A taxidermist in Doncaster worked on the animals, which were not killed for bottling the new drink, with some having been killed on the roads.
Outfits featured on some of the animals include a kilt and a top hat.

Via: telegraph.co.uk

Friday, July 23, 2010

Taxi Driver

From wikipedia:
While preparing for his role as Bickle, De Niro was filming Bernardo Bertolucci's 1900 in Italy. According to Boyle, he would "finish shooting on a Friday in Rome...get on a plane...[and] fly to New York." De Niro obtained a cab driver's license, and when on break would pick up a cab and drive around New York for a couple of weeks, before returning to Rome to resume filming 1900. De Niro apparently lost 35 pounds and listened repeatedly to a taped reading of the diaries of Arthur Bremer. When he had time off from shooting 1900, De Niro visited an army base in Northern Italy and tape recorded soldiers from the Midwestern United States, whose accents he thought might be appropriate for Travis's character.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

How Rock Stars Have Changed

Steve Perry, Journey
David Lee Roth
Grace Slick
 Neil Young
Mick Jagger
More at izismile.com

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

American Eagle Shirt Yearbook Photo Fail

Ceiling Cat Is Not Amused

Ceiling rat not amused either..

Source: Naval researcher Dr. Dietrich Beischer testing effects of being upside-down for prolonged periods of time on animals.