Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Sunday, October 28, 2007

I Loved You In...

Here's a fun little site that just launched:

The name is pretty snarky. People submit actors (and upload photos of actors), and then everyone votes on the most embarassing role they've ever participated in.

Example: Jack Black in The Neverending Story 3.

Check it out.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Dinosaurs were Dragons

According to chick tracts, makers of those annoying religious pamphlets people shove in your face while you try to go about your business.

At least that mystery is solved!

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Monday, September 03, 2007

We're Gonna Need a Bigger Crane!

The first one was red. It just didn't cut it.

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Better bring in the bigger one, the green one. Now we need to pull out the car, and the red crane!

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DOH! Never give up!

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Lessons in Advertising

There is a right way to do "urban" advertising, and a very, very wrong way.

Here are three examples of the wrong way:

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Schapelle Corby -- What About Now?

I usually post goofy pictures and funny videos here but today I was thinking about something serious. We always come across these very interesting stories on the Internet, and we obsess about them for a good couple weeks or so, and then... suddenly, they are gone from the public consciousness. Just gone, and there's a good chance you will never even remember that story that everyone was buzzing about.

For some reason I woke up today thinking about the Schapelle Corby case. In case you don't remember, she was accused of smuggling 4.1 kg (9 lb) of cannabis into Bali, Indonesia. At the time, there was grumbling that such a charge might carry a death sentence, or life imprisonment in Indonesia. Her defense was that she was an unwitting carrier, and the drugs were planted on her. Her story was challenged by a lot of circumstance, like drug offenses in her family's past, drug charges in Australia -- at the same time she was facing her own -- leveled against her travel companions, and more.

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Australian Prime Minister John Howard stated, in response to pleas by Schapelle's family, "I feel for her. I understand why there's a lot of public sympathy for her; I would simply say that I hope justice is done and it's a fair and true verdict...I would ask the rhetorical question: My fellow Australians, if a foreigner were to come to Australia and a foreign government were to start telling us how we should handle (it), we would react very angrily to that."

And he was right. The reason I was thinking about this is that I know someone who is getting ready to travel to a place where... well let's just say the risk outweighs the rewards, in my opinion. But the truth is, you are going to have a hard time drumming up sympathy if you venture forth anyways. Especially if you plan to break their laws -- which, to be honest, it's hard to decide whether she did or didn't.

So I wanted to know what was happening with her now. She is currently serving a 20 year sentence in Indonesia. I suppose she's done somewhere between a year and two years of it at this point.

I don't think this case is the pinnacle of interest, I just thought it was interesting to bring up an old, hot story, and remind ourselves how quickly these things fade from our attention.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Worst Logo Ever

How do you not catch this? The company's name is Locum. Some genius had the clever idea of making the o a heart. You know, to soften the company's image and make it more cute and cuddly.

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Batman, Turkey

Here's a fun bit of trivia that people won't believe: there is a city in Turkey named BATMAN.

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Sunday, August 19, 2007

Let's meet at...

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Spotted off the 101 near San Francisco.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Atari 2600 Games You Missed

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UFO over Haiti

I'd love to play along with this, because hyping these things up is real good fun, but the fact is, this video is fake. A little googling will quickly turn up the proof (hint: look at the trees), but it is a hell of a good fake anyways.

Flash Flood

Video of a flash flood in Australia, Kellick Creek at Ringwood Road Crossing 10 miles south west of Merriwa, Upper Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia.

Seenstr - a new blog you really ought to read

Ok, I never plug blogs, but I'm going to make an exception here because I actually know this guy, and he knows some crazy stuff. And he's going to share it on this blog of his, so you won't want to miss this.

Seenstr - Hacking Human Nature

Seenstr is a kind of social engineer, and he spends most of his time figuring out how people work. Ah, I won't babble on too much about him. Just check out his blog, bookmark it, and prepare to get a brain-full of insights into human nature.

Friday, July 27, 2007