Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Fake Skulls Exposed

My faith in truth and honour in the cinema industry has been SHATTERED after I discovered that crystal skulls (as seen in Indy IV) are FAKED. Oh - and the "real" skulls don't look nearly as impressive as the ones in the film.

Stephen Spielberg and George Lucas - you owe me one cinema ticket refund.

I've mentioned the The “Blog” of “Unnecessary” Quotation Marks before but could not resist posting the picture (via boingboing) below. Rather poignant...

Friday, 23 May 2008

Nerd Babies

Tiffany Ard sells these adorable Nerd Babies ABC flash cards. Perfect for the children of scientists. Also providing an educational benefit for adult like me...


Reader Sheds are running their annual "Best Shed" competition and here are the entries so far. If you want to be in with a chance then you need to submit yours! The picture below is of last year's winner so, as you can see, competition is stiff!

Thursday, 22 May 2008

Wednesday, 21 May 2008

The Incredible World of Navel Fluff

As featured in the Guinness Book of Records - the world's biggest collection of one person's navel lint. Graham Barker has been collecting his since 1984. A very bizarre hobby...

Tuesday, 20 May 2008


SKYplay depicts a composition dominated by use of the sky & real clouds at that moment with another object.

Sightseeing in Liberty City

A great flickr set showing side by side comparisons of pictures from New York City and Liberty City.


As any fule kno, Nudibranchs are sea slugs but who knew that they were so damn pretty!

The National Geographic says "Nudibranchs... are just skin, muscle, and organs sliding on trails of slime across ocean floors and coral heads the world over."

Direct link to the outstandingly gorgeous picture gallery.

May The Font Be With You


Ten most memorable Indiana Jones moments

Film school rejects present the ten most memorable Indiana Jones moments. So excited...

"It’s not until you look back at the original
Indiana Jones trilogy that you realize just how many memorable moments there are in the series...Some have become part of the iconic legends (like the boulder) while others can be quoted in pop culture with no need of an explanation…"

Glad to see that eating monkey brainz made the list as that was certainly something that stuck in my brain as a child. *whimper*

Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Man Babies... So wrong.

Man babies... Swap the heads in a photo of a man and his baby. So simple yet the results are so wrong. *shudder*

Kittens on a Treadmill

Alaskan Playground.

A family in Anchorage completed building this playground for their children on the Saturday evening and the very next morning it was in use... Link!

Friday, 9 May 2008

Pixel Art

From Smashing Magazine comes a "celebration of pixel art" will over 50 images and it's certainly worth spending some time browsing the collection.
The picture I've used to illustrate this post was created in MSPaint (!!) and took eight months to complete. I'm blown away.

Simpsons Couch Gag Reel

A compilation of pretty much every couch gag as seen in The Simpsons is in this collection with only six missing.

You can see the full real time version here if you have the 19 mins to spare.

Roadkill Toys

While on the theme of cuddly friends, I bring you this post courtesy of Roadkill Toys. Choose between Twitch the Racoon or Grind the Rabbit and for just £25 you get the plush toy, a translucent body bag and an identity tag, giving you details of the toy’s demise.

"Coming Soon" products include Splodge the Hedgehog (as a mousemat) and Smudge the Squirrel. Get them all before the maggots set in. I can't wait.

Naked Robots

Nah - not saucy ones. I introduce the In Vestimentis Ursum project from Matt Kirkland.

"I've always been curious about stuffed animals that sing, dance, light up, or talk back. There must be a fascinating robot underneath the fur and fluff, right? Surely the robot hiding in the bear's clothing, vestimentis ursum, is impressive. So: armed with my childish curiousity and the spurious excuse of 'product design research,' I set out to discover what, exactly, these creatures are hiding."

Not a lot, in many cases, but a bit creepy...