June 28, 2013
So I've had this interesting clip in the queue all week.
And then today I found this slo-mo take of the same thing which is even cooler. Procrastination works (sometimes).
Put some hair on your chest
Fur coat made entirely from male chest hair
They say fur is murder, but this fur coat is a crime against fashion of another kind.
This limited edition coat is made entirely of male chest hair.
3D latte art
This is 1 of 6 images of clever work with foamy milk.
Via David Thompson
June 27, 2013
All this scene needs is a cliff with the mouth of a tunnel painted on it. (Looks like a sweet ride on a motorcycle too.)
Bingo for biscuits
Biscuits -- what we call crackers or cookies (depending on whether they're savoury or sweet) here in the U.S.
'Bingo-for-biscuits' Brits fined in Portugal
Twenty-eight British and Irish expats and holiday-makers have been fined after police in Portugal caught them playing bingo for biscuits and drinks.
Landlady Marianne Pittaway, from North Yorkshire, was fined 700 euros (£595) for hosting the game at The Yorkshire Tavern in Albufeira, on Friday night.
Ms Pittaway, 34, also received a four-month suspended prison sentence.
She said she was "still in shock" and that the country's regulations were "wrong in a lot of aspects". [...]
The 28 appeared in court in Albufeira earlier to face charges of "exploitation of illegal gambling, illegal gambling and witnessing illegal gambling", according to the police.
Even some of the people in the bar who were not playing bingo were fined 150 euros (£125) and given a three-month suspended sentence for "witnessing illegal gambling".
Organisers of bingo in Portugal have to apply for a government licence.
June 26, 2013
One man parody
As weird as this sounds, it's a fairly interesting article.
Eyeball-licking: the fetish that is making Japanese teenagers sick
Warning: don't read this if you're eating, prone to sudden bouts of queasiness or unable to even think about Un Chien Andalou without simultaneously bursting into tears and dry-heaving. Believe me, I'm speaking from experience here.
Because this is an article about oculolinctus, an eye-licking fetish that is currently sweeping across the schools of Japan like, well, like a great big dirty bacteria-coated tongue sweeping across a horrific number of adolescent eyeballs.
Sometimes known as "worming" – which somehow makes this whole thing worse – oculolinctus is being blamed for a significant rise in Japanese cases of conjunctivitis and eye-chlamydia, which is actually a thing. It's apparently seen as a new second-base; the thing you graduate to when kissing gets boring.
Chemists Grew Microscopic Crystal Flowers on a Razor Blade. This is 1 of 6 false color images made with an electron microscope. (The original monochrome images aren't nearly as attractive.)
Via David Thompson
June 25, 2013
Man calls Solihull police to complain about prostitute's looks
A man has been warned after he dialled 999 to complain about a prostitute's looks after meeting her.
West Midlands Police said they were contacted by the caller who said he "wished to report her for breaching the Sale of Goods Act".
The force said the call was received at about 19:30 BST on Tuesday complaining that the woman was not as attractive as she had claimed.
Officers have now sent the man a letter warning him about wasting police time. [...]
"The caller claimed that the woman had made out she was better looking than she actually was and he wished to report her for breaching the Sale of Goods Act," a spokesperson for the force said.
"When he raised this issue with the woman concerned, she allegedly took his car keys, ran away from the car and threw them back at him, prompting him to call police."
June 24, 2013
Um, yeah... soup
Poet puts testicles up for sale
A Colombian poet and journalist has offered his testicles for sale to fund a trip to introduce Europeans to his work.
Raffael Medina Brochero yesterday told Radio Caracol he would sell them to the first person to agree to pay 375 million pesos ($A209,049) so that he could travel to Europe.
His testicles could be transplanted into a sterile person or used to make soup, said the 52-year-old poet, who has had 11 books published.
Clever marketing (5)
June 21, 2013
The best laugh I've had this week.
Fire with fire
Kaizen in NYC
The YouTube notes say:
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June 20, 2013
Six bolts of lightning strike Lake Michigan
A new take on 'grass-fed' meat: Pig farmer markets pork raised on marijuana
The possibilities when it comes to marketing meat made from marijuana-fed animals are close to endless, but the man who came up with the idea has decided to simply call them "Pot Pigs."
William von Scheneidau, owner and founder of BB Ranch in Seattle, didn't come up with the idea to feed pigs and other animals weed while sitting around a bong in the basement with his buddies.
In fact, he doesn't even smoke, he said.
Von Scheneidau said the notion came to him when he met the owners of a weed dispensary who told him that, ever since marijuana was legalized in Washington via popular vote last year, they've had extra stems, stalks, and leaves to get rid of.
He simply asked them if he could take what they were planning to throw out, as he once did with a farmer's rotting cantaloupes. [...]
Whenever von Scheneidau introduces a new substance to animals' diets, he makes sure to have a control group of animals that eat normally from the same family.
He said that the pigs that are fed the marijuana just lie around and barely lift their heads.
"I name all my pigs," said von Scheneidau "and Ted told Tim they shouldn't tell me," whether or not they're high.
The way the experience should be
June 19, 2013
Imgur caption: Best History teacher ever.
Just to think up some better names for these poor aliens.
Whitby councillor claims to have fathered alien child
A LABOUR politician has defended his beliefs in extra-terrestrial life - after claiming to have fathered a child with an alien.
Married father-of-three Simon Parkes, who represents Stakesby on Whitby Town Council, said his wife had rowed with him after revealing he had a child called Zarka with an alien he refers to as the Cat Queen.
The 53-year-old driving instructor said he has sexual relations with the alien about four times a year.
"What will happen is that we will hold hands and I will say 'I'm ready' and then the technology I don't understand will take us up to a craft orbiting the earth," he explained.
"My wife found out about it and was very unhappy, clearly. That caused a few problems, but it is not on a human level, so I don't see it as wrong."
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