Friday, February 25, 2011

OMG! Original Content!

I made this portrait a while back. It's a pixelated Rory Calhoun in red pencil and it was supposed to be the first in a series of artworks based on obscure Simpsons quotes. However, I only ever made two. If you like, I can post the second one some time. Also, I know his mouth looks a bit weird, but overall I think it turned out okay.

Can you guess which episode inspired me?

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Fun With Lunar Distance

If the earth was the size of a basketball how far would the tennis ball (standing in for the moon, of course) have to be from it to accurately depict the distance between earth and moon? Further than you might think.

You can do the math yourself. The diameter of the earth is about 8,000 miles. The distance between moon and earth is about 240,000 miles. The tennis ball would hence have to be at a distance of 30 times the diameter of the basketball, about 23,5 feet.

Wow. Somehow it looks much closer on Doctor Who.

(via Buzzfeed)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

100 Folowers!

Thank you all. Now congratulate me!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Cunning Linguistics

The RSA has done an awesome animation of a Steven Pinker lecture on "indirect speech acts". Sounds fancy, but it's really a simple concept and beautifully illustrated by this video.

If you are a student of linguistics, this should be especially interesting, but either way you're in for a treat.

(RSA YouTube)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Glenn Beck Conspiracy Theory Generator

It's the website that makes Glenn Beck completely dispensable. Now we can come up with our own crazy theories.

Also disregard the fact that it's in Comic Sans.

(via Political Humor)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

What the Fuck Is Wrong With You?!

"I really don't believe in abortion." - Justin Bieber in Rolling Stone Magazine

Even in the case of rape: "Um. Well, I think that's really sad, but everything happens for a reason."

Fuck you, because it doesn't. Of course, he's just a fucking kid and he doesn't know what the fuck he's talking about, but still. I know, I probably shouldn't get this upset about this little fucktard, but then I think about how many more people there are who believe the same shit.
I sure hope he's keeping up the abstinence thing. We wouldn't want any more of those. Also, I think it's time for Canada to issue an officially apology for him.

(Rolling Stone via ONTD)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Subway Station For Sale

Has it been a life-long dream of yours to live in an abandoned tube station in London? Well, it's your lucky day because there's one for sale and the bidding starts at £ 180,000 for a 1,600 square feet property. I'm no realter, but that sounds like a bargain for a place in London.

Link to the Auctioneer

Just imagine taking your showers in a subway bathroom. Maybe put the kitchen in the ticket area. The coolest thing ever, of course, would be to have an actual subway car as a bedroom.

(BLDG via BoingBoing)

How To Hold On To A Girl

Get her addicted to you. Literally. I mean, it works for pimps right? Although it would be sort of awkward if she found out about it after 20 years of marriage.

(via reddit)

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day, No One

And a happy middle of February!

Also, it's the 99th anniversary of Arizona joining the Union and Simon Pegg's birthday. Yay!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

John Hughes Artshow

Gallery 1988 in Santa Monica is currently having an exhibit entitled "The Road to Shermer", which is essentially a John Hughes tribute. They recently put up all the artwork on their website and if you're a fan of the movies, you should definitely check it out.

(G1988 via Nerdcore)

Annie - We Try Not To Sexualize Her 3

This is probably the closest we're gonna get to those two making out. 

Friday, February 11, 2011

Fox News

Does it bug you that this channel will basically put anything on the air and yet I never see any interesting news about foxes. False fucking advertising, motherfucker!

Picture Source

I am currently contemplating starting a recurring 'News about Foxes' segment. I suppose it depends on how much there is to report on but I guess we'll see. For now, here's some fox news.

City Foxes

As you may or may not know, foxes are starting to inhabit human settlements more and more. Same as any animal that does this, they do it for the easy access to our discarded food.  According to this Austrian news site, there are an estimated 15,000 foxes in London alone.

Picture Source

The article goes on to desribe some gruesome shit they're blaming on the foxes (like a cat that got its head bit off), but seriously, look at that picture. How can you get mad at that cute little fellow?!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

The End of an Era

Activision has now officially announced that they will disband the Guitar Hero series. Apparently, due to a decline in its popularity, it no longer warrants the costs for music licenses and hardware manufacturing. A new game scheduled to be released in 2011 has bee scrapped.

However, there might be hope for fans of the games yet as experts feel relatively optimistic about a revival - possibly on the next generation of video game consoles.

To a certain extent I am glad. I  mean the series jumped the shark a long time ago and the quality of the song selection has been going downhill ever since 'World Tour'.

(via ArsTechnica & GameHunters)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Between Two Ferns

There is a new episode of the ingenious (fake) talk show hosted by the great Zach Galifianakis. If you don't already know this show, I strongly suggest, you check it out on FoD because it is fucking hilarious. Some of his previous guests are Natalie Portman, Bruce Willis, Michael Cera and many more. This time, Zach is talking to Tila Tequila and special guest Jennifer Aniston.

One of my favourite quotes (from his interview with John Hamm):

- I understand you won a Golden Globe award.
- I did.
- Mark that under who gives a shit.

(via FoD)

Wolverine or Double Batman?

Which is it?! I can't decide!

Spotted in Rotterdam, Netherlands

This fucking picture is going to give me nightmares. Reminds me of that Japanese horror movie Ju-On/The Grudge.

(via Wooster Collective)

Monday, February 7, 2011

My Bionic Arm

I broke my elbow I while back and after they took the cast off they gave me the nifty device you see in the pictures below. Me and my brother decided to trick it out a bit.

Party Time! Excellent!

Mike Myers and Dana Carvey reprise their roles as Wayne and Garth on last Saturday's episode of SNL, where thy presented their Oscar picks. Boy, they're really running out of ideas.

I say, if we're gonna revel in nostalgia, we might as well do it right!

(via AfroJacks)

Sunday, February 6, 2011

I Hope It Never Ends

Is it going to happen, or not? Fact is, it probably won't and this is just the actors fucking around on set. If you'd prefer to see Troy and Jeff as a couple, check the link below. In the meanwhile let's just enjoy the awesomeness of it all. I hope this show goes on forever. Did you guys see the D&D episode? Amazing!

Annie and Britta Fighting in Oil

Annie and Britta Fighting in Foam

We truly live in a new Golden Age of scripted television.

(via ONTD)

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Sexual Harassment Stock Photos

Awesome collection of photos illustrating inappropriate behaviour in the workplace. Just remember: keep pants on at all times.

Family Planning

When I tell you that I love you, I will look you in the eye. As I slowly slide the hanger up your thigh...

It's a bit mean, but I just can't keep from laughing.

And in song form:

(Comic via c&h)

Friday, February 4, 2011

The Daily Show w/ Justin Bieber

So, Justin Bieber opened last night's edition of The Daily Show as Jon Stewart. That's right. Can you say 'Viacom-Synergy-Mindfuck'?

(tds via tdw)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Conan's Message to Egypt

"If you want people to stay at home and do nothing, you should turn the internet back on."
  - Conan O'Brien

(via reddit)