June 15, 2013
Russian teddy bear on the prowl
Guess who's on match.com?
Full image after the break (since I can't link to it directly).
H.T. Paul B
I knew the comics-to-movies trend was a bad idea.
The popular comedy manga "Kyukyoku!! Hentai Kamen" (Ultimate!! Pervert Mask), which was serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump in the 1990s, has been adapted into a live-action film. The plans for the film were originally proposed by the actor Oguri Shun. "Kyukyoku!! Hentai Kamen" is a gag manga all about a character who, by wearing panties on his head and taking off his clothes, transforms into Hentai Kamen to fight crime. The movie "HK: Hentai Kamen" will be released on April 13, 2013.
Via David Thompson
June 10, 2013
Clever marketing (4)
Drive it like you stole it
Another Russian dash cam video compilation.
June 07, 2013
For your delectation (assuming you like nature photography).
Alchemy is a short film about transformation. In nature, everything is constantly changing: the earth, the sky, the stars, and all living things. Spring is followed by summer, fall and winter. Water turns into clouds, rain and ice. Over time, rivers are created, canyons carved, and mountains formed. All of these elements, mixed together, create the magic of nature's alchemy.
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A nice visualization of the minima in standing waves
Likewise (via David Thompson)
June 06, 2013
The things we do for love
Man stripped naked to 'propose marriage to girlfriend on the porch'
A Florida man has been tasered and arrested after he tried to propose to girlfriend while naked outside the wrong house at 3.45 a.m.
Casselberry police said that Thomas Edwards, 22, told them he was indeed outside his girlfriends home and that she had instructed him to ask for her hand in marriage while in the buff.
However, the startled homeowners informed Edwards that he was at the wrong house and promptly called the police who then had a bad-tempered confrontation with the naked man.
Not about the nail
H.T. Jeff G
June 04, 2013
Pop a top! (2)
This is the opening few couplets of a lengthy poem about English, written by a Dutchman named Gerard Nolst Trenité.
Dearest creature in creation
Studying English pronunciation,
I will teach you in my verse
Sounds like corpse, corps, horse and worse
I will keep you, Susy, busy,
Make your head with heat grow dizzy.
Tear in eye your dress you'll tear,
So shall I! Oh, hear my prayer,
Pray, console your loving poet,
Make my coat look new, dear, sew it!
Just compare heart, beard and heard,
Dies and diet, lord and word,
Sword and sward, retain and Britain.
(Mind the latter, how it's written).
June 03, 2013
Not for acrophobes
Here's 1 of 25 Death-Defying Photos by Vadim Mahorov. These folks are atop the Peter The Great statue in Moscow, which is 98 meters tall. (The photographer may have been near the top.)
Welcome to the next level
[NSFW] Realtouch Interactive: Remote sex is no longer a thing of the future (Part 2)
Friendly Gizmag readers, if Part One of our Realtouch review left you feeling a little squeamish, it's probably best to click your way right back out of this page, because Part Two takes us into even murkier waters.
To briefly recap, the Realtouch is a USB-controlled pleasure machine that men can put their willies into. In Part One we discovered the amazing world of Realtouch porn, in which every movement performed by the on-screen pornstars is encoded such that whatever happens to the penis on screen happens in real time to the penis in my office, that being my own penis, thus smashing my personal record for most instances of the word "penis" in a single sentence. [...]
Part One, however, was merely foreplay. Because Realtouch also runs a sister site called Realtouch Interactive, through which device owners can interact live with cam girl models, and which allows these models to control your device in real time.
A photographic endless loop
They call it recursive, but I wouldn't. A clever idea, though, regardless of its name.
Via David Thompson
May 31, 2013
Life imitates the web
Internet cat agent?
Grumpy Cat Has an Agent, and Now a Movie Deal
Some celebrities simply cannot be pleased. Just ask Ben Lashes, a talent manager in Los Angeles. This week, he landed a major motion-picture deal for a client who nine months ago was an unknown living in Morristown, Ariz., population 227.
When he told his client that she was heading to Hollywood, she looked bored. "She hates movies," says Mr. Lashes of his client, Grumpy Cat, a cat with a mouth puckered into a frown whose viral photos have ricocheted around the Internet.
Mr. Lashes, 34 years old, is an agent for Internet cats.
What a (wedding) shot!
May 29, 2013
Clever marketing (3)
56 in this list, actually. Here are the first 10.
50+ of the Worst (Best) Analogies by High School Students
This list of hilariously mis-formulated analogies by high school students has been bouncing around the Interwebs for awhile, but it's so good that it deserves a repost. Lore has it that it originates from a Washington Post contest that asked teachers to send samples of the worst analogies from their students' work. The word "worst" is a bit of a misnomer because many of these analogies are unintentional genius and all of them are pretty hilarious. Enjoy:
- Her eyes were like two brown circles with big black dots in the center.
- He was as tall as a 6'3? tree.
- Her face was a perfect oval, like a circle that had its two sides gently compressed by a Thigh Master.
- From the attic came an unearthly howl. The whole scene had an eerie, surreal quality, like when you're on vacation in another city and Jeopardy comes on at 7:00 p.m. instead of 7:30.
- John and Mary had never met. They were like two hummingbirds who had also never met.
- She had a deep, throaty, genuine laugh, like that sound a dog makes just before it throws up.
- The ballerina rose gracefully en pointe and extended one slender leg behind her, like a dog at a fire hydrant.
- He was as lame as a duck. Not the metaphorical lame duck, either, but a real duck that was actually lame. Maybe from stepping on a land mine or something.
- Her vocabulary was as bad as, like, whatever.
- She grew on him like she was a colony of E. coli and he was room-temperature Canadian beef.
Biter bit (5)
May 28, 2013
Happy Birthday, Maru
Not quite recursive
New phone books
May 27, 2013
Memorial Day 2013
Here's part of a short essay by Alex Horton at a Veterans' Affairs site.
When Memorial Day Bleeds Across the Calendar
[...] Even as a young kid, I reflected on my distant relative killed at Gettysburg, and the men my grandfather and uncle knew in Korea and Vietnam who came home in flag-draped transfer cases. But a turn down a trash-strewn road fundamentally changed the concept of love and loss for many in the platoon. We were young soldiers and unaccustomed to death. It was no longer something only our grandparents had to worry about. Suddenly we were eulogizing our brother who never had a chance to grow old and live a full life.
Memorial Day is meant to remind folks of the sacrifice borne by those who fell in battle in defense of the country, as well as their families. But once you lose someone in combat, Memorial Day bleeds across the rest of the calendar. [...]
I hope civilians find more solace in Memorial Day than I do. Many seem to forget why it exists in the first place, and spend the time looking for good sales or drinking beers on the back porch. It's a long weekend, not a period of personal reflection. At the same time, many incorrectly thank Vets or active duty folks for their service. While appreciated, it's misdirected. That's what Veterans Day is for. Instead, they should take some time and remember the spirit of the country and the dedication of those men and women who chose to pick up arms. They never came home to be thanked, and only their memory remains.
May 25, 2013
Several things struck me about this clip. First, the grace of the robot's motion: it's so smooth and sure, like an automated Slow Hand.
Second, it's amazing how quickly this material sets. I assume the objects beside the extrusion tip are blowing warm air to make it set faster.
And finally, while it's probably not what the inventors had in mind, this looks like a great way to apply caulk.
MATAERIAL is the result of the collaborative research between Petr Novikov, Saša Jokić from the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) and Joris Laarman Studio. IAAC tutors representing Open Thesis Fabrication Program provided their advice and professional expertise. During the course of the research we developed a brand new digital fabrication method and a working prototype that can open a door to a number of practical applications.
The nose knows
Man growing new nose on his arm
After losing his nose to cancer, scientists are reportedly helping a 56-year-old man grow a new one.
According to reports, scientists at the University College London are growing two noses, one which will be kept at the lab while the other will be implanted in the patients arm.
"We've got two noses growing, just in case someone drops one," Professor Alex Seifalian told the Belfast Telegraph.
May 24, 2013
Busted for inappropriate attire
Police stop cyclist near Bristol for 'not wearing Lycra'
A cyclist was stopped by police for not wearing "the right road bike clothing".
Tim Burton, 25, said he was pulled over in Keynsham on Wednesday for "not wearing Lycra".
He tweeted: "The PC said I wasn't dressed in appropriate gear to be riding my bike so had I stolen it?"
PC Keith James, from Avon and Somerset Police, said he stopped Mr Burton because it was "unusual to see an expensive bike being ridden by someone in non-cycling clothes."
May the wind always be in your face
May 23, 2013
Traveler photo contest
Here's 1 of 40 images from the National Geographic Traveler Magazine: 2013 Photo Contest at The Big Picture.
OUTDOOR SCENES - Yosemite Valley at Night - The mist on the valley floor reflects car lights driving through. Yosemite National Park, USA. (Phil Hawkins/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)
The audacious plan to end hunger with 3-D printed food
Anjan Contractor's 3D food printer might evoke visions of the "replicator" popularized in Star Trek, from which Captain Picard was constantly interrupting himself to order tea. And indeed Contractor's company, Systems & Materials Research Corporation, just got a six month, $125,000 grant from NASA to create a prototype of his universal food synthesizer.
But Contractor, a mechanical engineer with a background in 3D printing, envisions a much more mundane—and ultimately more important—use for the technology. He sees a day when every kitchen has a 3D printer, and the earth's 12 billion people feed themselves customized, nutritionally-appropriate meals synthesized one layer at a time, from cartridges of powder and oils they buy at the corner grocery store. Contractor's vision would mean the end of food waste, because the powder his system will use is shelf-stable for up to 30 years, so that each cartridge, whether it contains sugars, complex carbohydrates, protein or some other basic building block, would be fully exhausted before being returned to the store.
Ubiquitous food synthesizers would also create new ways of producing the basic calories on which we all rely. Since a powder is a powder, the inputs could be anything that contain the right organic molecules. We already know that eating meat is environmentally unsustainable, so why not get all our protein from insects?
Via Carpe Diem
In Portuguese, but you'll get the drift.
May 22, 2013
A victim of one of the Oklahoma tornadoes finds her dog while being interviewed.
How to help
This article at USA Today lists 9 organizations providing aid to the tornado victims.
How to help Oklahoma tornado victims
The Salvation Army and Red Cross are making it easier to help those affected by the recent tornado.
If you're looking for ways to help residents of Oklahoma, ravaged by a monstrous tornado on Monday, the following relief organizations are working in the area...
This is 1 of 50 images from Part 2 of a collection of wallpaper. There are two other parts (1 & 3) as well.