Links From October 2011
This is pretty tragic. That said, I'm in full agreement with Matt here when he says "I'm sorry, sir, but before I can give you this fearsome permanent mark that will limit your jobs to bouncer and speed-metal bassist, I have to ensure that you're not terrified of cuddly puppies. It's the law."
Thanks to Cassie for this one!
I love this like a fat geek loves ninjas. Honestly though... if a ninja appears to be offering you some sort of honorable duel, that's your cue to get the hell away. Ninjas don't fight fair, they're the dirty rotten scoundrels of feudal Japan.
PRO-TIP: If in a duel and your opponent chooses swords, choose pistols.
There's no point in denying it. At some point, even if just for a moment, you've wanted to be Batman. Maybe it was for the costume. Maybe it was for the crazy motorcycle. Maybe it's all about the butler. So who am I to blame this guy for living the dream?
Thanks again to Stu for this one.
I love this! Bathos is a puzzle game which requires you to think outside the box, maybe WAY outside the box for some. Whether you finish it in a few minutes or a few hours is really up to you...
This is pretty much just for Callum. The first track released from Mr Shatner's new album In Search Of Major Tom is Bohemian Rhapsody.
I've got to say, I'm not convinced.
What you're seeing here is a collection of 1800+ cross-section images of a human male cadaver. The body was embedded in gelatin, frozen and then sliced into 1mm slices which were digitally photographed. Groovy.
Well, if nothing else I'm pretty confident that this product does the job it was designed for... as does the advertisement. It definitely got my attention, even if I'm not the target audience.
If there's one complaint that can be levelled at the music from The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time it's probably that some of it lacks a certain Epic Quality. I can think of a couple of people who might be happy with this attempt to address that.
For bonus (non-epic) geek points, check out this Seinfelderised (totally a word) version of Saria's Song.
Obviously the term "realistic" can only be applied after some hefty suspension of disbelief, but these Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles inspired images are pretty convincingly rendered nonetheless. They made me all nostalgic for a time when everyone thought Ninja Turtles were the most cowabunga thing ever! Is... is that not how you use that term?
Thanks to Stu for pointing these out to me.
This is far from new, but every time I think to add a link I'm distracted by something else. Possibly my self-respect. Hot Wheels is basically elastomania on crack. With dismemberment. Also Harpoons. Combined with children.
With a level editor and a couple of hundred thousand 14 year olds with too much time on their hands submitting new levels, this gets silly very quickly. However it's the sort of silly that might have you saying "Wait, I can beat this stupid game, I'll just hit Replay one more time" many times.
I've never particularly gone in for the "Slave Leia is the hottest thing ever" thing, but I think it's probably safe to say that these are most certainly the droids you are looking for. Even if you're a lady. Because Star Wars that's why.
The more astute viewer will notice that I've skipped past a portion of this video, feel free to go back and watch it, I just thought it a more pure experience this way.
Yeah, this seems a bit cliché and cheesy at first, but the payoff is pretty cool and raises a valid point. Of course it's a cute video anyway, who doesn't like hugs right?
I've been itching to put this story up all weekend, so I don't even care if I'm behind the times. The kid was discovered during a random breath test with a loaded firearm sitting next to him in the badly damaged Toyota ute and the body of the donkey dragging along behind.
Most Australians would assume this is a story from those crazy folk from the USA, however this happened right here in Australia, albeit in the NT. Fun times!
I think many of us have seen Bluntcards before, but it's good to have a one-stop shop to go to for them. It makes sense that you can find a whole bunch at bluntcard.com.
Well okay, I'll be honest, I've not got a lot to say about this... it certainly qualifies as wrong though, so here it is. Now I want me some apples...
Finally! At last someone has taken it upon themselves to properly analyse and document the many blackboards found in pornography! That's right people, we've been crying out for this and someone has heard our plea!
No longer must we toss and turn (pardon the pun) in bed at night, wondering "Was St Petersburg too far south on that map? Did I imagine it? I was rather distracted at the time..." or "Is it just me or could the formula for orthosilicic acid have been structured a little better to aid understanding?"
Genius is a word that's somewhat over-used these days, but I think this qualifies. The fine people (person?) over at Bad Lip Reading have taken the video clip to Michael Bublé's "Haven't Met You Yet" and applied their dark magic to draw out his true nature.
It's kinda cute that Bublé himself posted this response.
There's something about this video that tickles me. I've never been a fan of Star Trek or anything, but I dig the idea of him as a grizzled old fella wandering around in a bathrobe. Just look at the enormity of the fuck he is not giving.
Nothing dates a post so quickly as tying it to a particular date, but hey this is mostly for Lewis. Gotta say though, there's a lot to be enjoyed here, y'know, because it's Albert freaking Collins.
This is kinda cute. By no means an attempt at an exhaustive list, but they've compiled a few notable non-verbal lyrics into the act you see above. Apparently they learned it in 90 minutes and only took 4 takes to get it right.
What would you do if you walked into a movie theatre with your paramour only to find all but two seats packed with angry-looking bikies? A few couples from Brussels were able to discover the answer for themselves first-hand when they became part of an advertising stunt.
Well played Carlsberg, well played.
I'm not altogether sure just how I feel about pictures of dogs hanging their heads out of car windows... Sometimes it's cute, sometimes it's kind of foul.
Either way, thanks to Lewis we now have 50 of them to peruse! Thanks Lewis. Thlewis.
This is going to be a tough act to follow for links in October, but I'm sure somehow we'll manage. I think I'm missing the context that would suddenly bring all of this into focus and allow it to make perfect sense, so I simply leave it here for you to experience in all it's glory.
Thanks Stu, for bringing the wierdness.