Links From February 2011
It's been ages since Terry Tate first showed up, but I stumbled across it again, it made me laugh, and now we're all revisiting it. That's how this works sometimes.
Irina Werning, a photographer, has started inviting people to go back to their future by having them reenact photographs from their past.
Some are cute, funny, or weird... some are oddly sad. I'm looking forward to seeing more.
I love/hate that most Catholics I talk to aren't aware that it is the official position of their church that transubstantiation is not a metaphorical thing. Generally they're flabbergasted when they realize they are supposed to believe that their holy snacks literally turn into the body and blood of their Saviour On A Stick.
There's been a disturbing amount of consideration given to what happens to video game characters after the initial flush of fame is over. Usually you end up with something along these lines.
Is it wrong that I'll watch the next episode?
Before you get too excited, no this does not constitute an amazing, reality bending experiment. It just looks like it does. Very impressive nontheless!
I'll be honest, I really don't know quite what to make of this video... It's kinda cute, kinda gross but mostly just surreal.
These are pretty cringe-worthy now.
Back in the 1930s, George Crane went around asking people what their spouses did that either pleased or annoyed them. Then he drew up a couple of charts in an apparent attempt to provide standardised spousal ratings.
Man how times have changed.
A fair few of the readers coming here might not realize that Wrongtown is our band. We write and play music. We like it when people listen to the music we play.
Why do I bring this up? Because you can listen to a bit of a novelty track we put together right here.
So this young lass has decided (quite rightly so in my humble opinion) that we could do with more like Stephen Fry around here. She's decided to put her money where her... well... she's offered to have his babies. In song.
Molly Lewis, I think you're pretty cool. What's even cooler is the screenshot on her website of the alleged quote from Mr Fry himself regarding the song.
Inventor: "Tell me when you feel pain"
Robot: "Understood, I will let you know... I am starting to feel it... Please let go of my arm, you are hurting me... Why did you do that for? It hurt... I don't want to do this anymore"
... and that's before he started groping her.
By the way, worth pointing out that this is in Canada, not Japan.
How does one Bioware game developer propose to another?
Via Minecraft of course!
So, a guy who was watching a cockfight which got raided ended up bleeding to death from an injury caused by one of the animals in the panic during the raid. I think there may be a lesson to be learned here about weaponising animals...
Holy Shit. This is one of those did you see that videos, where are rider with a helmet-cam on gets rear-ended and lands standing on the wreckage of his bike. I can only imagine getting thrown up in the air like that has got to hurt.
Some commenters have pointed out that the driver who hit him appears to be putting away a mobile phone just after the accident. Not cool.
I think that The Streisand Effect (explained in this video) is possibly my favourite thing about the internet.
Y'know, besides the readily available boobies.
Now it's not often that I'm torn as to which Wrestling video to post here. Usually the answer is a solid "No Wrestling Video". Today however, is not like most days. Today I have both a midget in a weird suit getting dropkicked in Mexico, and a couple of Egyptian themed wrestlers using hypnosis to win...
I don't always feel justified in saying this, but what the fuck is wrong with these people?
This post is dedicated to Andy Gould.
I don't know about the rest of you but I think there is something creepy about dressing a monkey in a little girl's dress, putting a mask with built in wig onto it and getting it to provide hot towels at a restaurant. The whole business seems to be the leadup to a maniacal rampage, especially in the second video when it's screaming as it goes about it's business.
This is not your grandfather's waterskiing.
Chuck Patterson was skiing in snow when he was two years old, and spending summers in Hawaii. He's decided to try to meld the two different types of skiiing, and it's actually pretty impressive.
I love it when I find new ways to tell the Star Wars story, and this qualifies pretty nicely. The main plot of Star Wars Episode IV is retold here in "Iconoscope".
I'm such a geek...
There's not a whole lot of content here, but it's wrong enough I just had to share.
The Scold's Bridle was developed in England in the 1500s, for women who were "rude" or "clamorous".
I've never wondered what a frolicking kitten would look like if filmed at 400-800 fps, but I just found out anyway due to the magic of the internet. That little dude is taking this seriously! I love that the background music has such a tribal, nature documentary feel to it.
By the way, if you like that, you'll probably like this too.
Remember when Paul Verhoeven gave us the Top 10 Worst Homemade Music Videos? Well he's turned his hand to finding awful on-screen villains this time, and the results are far from disappointing. There are some serious cinematic abortions on display there.
I haven't played a Call Of Duty game in quite some time, but this still raised a wry smile.
The Bulletstorm team over at EPIC games created this little tongue in cheek parody of the Call Of Duty experience. High points for me are of course "Bloody Screen! (So Real!)" and the ridiculous ranking system.
This is actually kind of insane. I've not watched a lot yet but from what I've seen so far the quality of animation is pretty impressive. It seems that Cat Shit One is the callsign for two kickarse maverick action hero rabbits.
Okay... so it's one kickarse maverick and his nervous sniper sidekick.
I've got to say I've never seen Jimmy Page play anything quite like this before. Apparently back then he wanted to get into biological research and find a cure for "cancer, if it isn't discovered by then".
I'm really not sure why I haven't shared this before. Usually a banjo is a pretty good sign that I'm not going to enjoy myself, but damn this is pretty. Of course, it does feature the illustrious Victor Wooten...
I've known about the Nerd Merit Badges for a while now, but I've only just been alerted to mamameritbadges.com. Personally I look forward to seeing merit badges for Motorcyclist Merit Badges:
First Near Miss
First Time On One Wheel
First Time On One Wheel Which Didn't Result In Damage
Received Sexual Favours As A Direct Result Of Riding A Motorcycle
Band Merit Badges:
Hit Another Band Member
Broke A String On Stage
Received Sexual Favours As A Direct Result Of Being In A Band
Dating Merit Badges:
First Time Sober
Received Sexual Favours As A Direct Result Of Knot Tying
The possibilities are endless...all sorts of things...
I was sure I'd already linked Julien Berthier's "Love Love"... but I can't see where, so just in case here it is.
Basically he's created a boat that looks like it's sinking at all times. Yes, he gets a lot of puzzled people coming to his rescue. Apparently most of them have seen the funny side so far.
Something about the latest Helpful Figures made me giggle, so here it is for all of the Wrongtown kiddies to enjoy.
Remember "All the sexy stuff was already there when the Internet was first set up."
A game about mostly naked men pretending to be cars eh? I bet there's some biting satire in there right?
Hmmm... not so far... That cut scene made no sense... maybe I'll race again and see if I start to get it.
There's just something about this picture that seems a little wrong to me...
I found this immediately after the link below, apparently the guy who wrote the Gataman Theme also reimagined some Star Wars music.
So... very... Disco...
Okay but not quite as disco as this.
I'm pretty really not old enough to remember this in it's original form, but memories of the Battle Of The Planets westernised version are creeping back.
Of course I never realized at the time that it was heavily edited, to remove the "graphic violence, profanity and transgenderism".
Okay so there's really not a lot to watch here but I think it's probably important that as many people as possible are exposed to the word "Vagenda" as possible.
Also, yes I know I'm overusing the baby-head censorship bar thing.
When I first saw this video I was amused. That's all. Simply amused. Then I saw this one, and I begane to feel a lot better about James Van Der Beek. Then I realized that www.jamesvandermemes.com was a real place and suddenly I found myself actively liking the man.
What can I say, I'm easily entertained.
Okay so 3/5 of the below posts are pretty fucking horrible... So here's something to make it all better. I'm honestly pretty surprised she didn't explode into hysterical tears at the sheer cuteness.
Continuing in the vein of Things That Will Make You Cry If You're Feeling Vulnerable...
It's interesting, yet heartbreaking, to watch this chimpanzee reacting to the body of her dead infant.