Something that would have been perfect for porn vs porn: Zombie Pinups. Maybe it's funny, or maybe it's really the kind of site of which necrophiliacs have been dreaming. Do necrophiliacs dream of dead sheep?
Something I came across a while back, some band called "nickleback" pretty much recycled the same guitar in two songs. Not really anything earth shattering, there are a lot of songs which are very similar, but it is kinda funny to hear it demonstrated in this manner. Of course there was the incident where Filter's "Hey man, Nice Shot" and Stabbing Westward's "Ungod" both have the exact same guitar riff in them, but they just happened to have the same guitar player at the time and he didn't realise that he had already used it on another recording.
Simple mistake. Guitar-playing is a disease, and anyone who spends too much time playing guitar is also likely to be the kind of person who has to make a conscious effort not to hump people's legs at parties.
If you've ever heard of the classic book "English as she is Spoke" there's a website which deals fairly well with the mighty tome, which is probably the worst language textbook ever written.
Pirate day has come and gone, and I've been saving a link for it. Rather than hoping it will still be around next year here is how to talk like a pirate, courtesy of talklikeapirate.com ... it even explains how to do it in German!
Steve, Don't eat it!
Occasionally I come across a web site which is completely crazy, and nothing stands as a greater testament to my own personal madness than the sites which qualify as such and yet I actually think are really good ideas. The site which brings this to mind is actually a blog where the guy collects pictures of lost gloves. Not just gloves though, but all kinds of clothing which people have lost.
For some reason I think that this is incredibly poignant and fascinating.
I've seen many lost articles of clothing, but I never really looked at them. I walked on by, never wondering to whom they belonged, or what circumstance led to them being misplaced.
As an aside... People who steal out of lost and founds should have their toes slowly cut off a with dull rusty mitre saw and then be forced to walk down the side of the highway in shoes 3 sizes too small, (which are soaked with lemon juice) until they die of blood loss.
I also came across a website created by a total idiot who believes that if you sit naked in a cold room wearing nothing but a wet sheet you can dry it using the POWERS OF YOUR MIND. Unless you have strong psychic powers that sheet will never get dry, nossir, it will somehow SUCK THE HEAT OUT OF YOUR BODY AND KILL YOUR ASS. He does this because some kind of monks somewhere do it, so it has to be proof of the paranormal. Some monks in one of those places where they probably don't have cotton, and are using sheets made of wool or comparable natural fibre blanket. The monks are smart, this guy is not.
Back to things which are probably kinda crazy, but I find them strangely clever. Maybe people in England are already familiar with it (as that's where it started), but letterboxing is more than just a good thing for a DVD. There is a "sport" called Letterboxing, it's part treasure hunt, part puzzle, and here's how it works...
You'll need a logbook, an ink pad and a personal stamp (at the very least). With these you follow clues (or use your compass) to locate the letterbox which can be hidden just about anywhere. In the box there will be a stamp and a book. You stamp your logbook with the stamp in the box, and you stamp the book in the box with your personal stamp. Some letterboxes are surprisingly old, and all contain a record of all who have visited.
Maybe it's just my Scouting backround as it is similar in some ways to orienteering, but it seems like a really fun day out to me. Unfortunately there are no letterboxes in my area yet, and it's a pretty big area, so it's not too likely that there will be many any time soon, but who knows... after all I am rather crazy and handy with a map.
While there haven't been any new films made around here recently, there's a pretty funny Star Wars Episode III parody to be found elsewhere. I have at least one video project in the works, and it promises to be really stupid (and fun ... always fun) hopefully I'll have the resources to get it together later in the year, but for now it's just in the scripting and design stages.
I came across a musician with a simple goal for his group -- to become the greatest musical group in the world. Approaching this in a highly realistic way, rather than becoming very good, Maris the Great has set out to destroy all bands that are better than him. Very clever.
I came across that while looking though the "Hall of Douchebags" at RockAndRollConfidential.com -- it's a really great collection of people being total doorknobs.
There's someone out there who actually tells people that they have bad taste in music. To their faces. Perhaps not all that bright... making fun of stupid people can be sorta like getting into a cage with a bunch of apes and then proceding to poke them with a stick. Smart people know better than to beat you to within an inch of your life on camera. Dumb people don't, so it's really only a matter of time before you find yourself picking your teeth up off the ground wondering what went wrong. All the litigation in the world ain't gonna be able to make up for your newfound lack of ability to pronounce the letter "S."
One of the coolest musical instruments across which I have ever come has to be the worm powered synth. I may have to build one.
Did you know that the original audio from the moon landing was edited? That's right, what we heard was not really what was said. Here's a video of the unedited moon landing.
There are sometimes things that are just so funny you wish you came up with them. Since I started doing the Mysterious Unknown, I have come across more of them than ever before (as with the "psychic sheet drying demonstration" mentioned earlier), and this one takes the cake. Apparently, Jaques Cousteau's grandson has built a submarine that is shaped like a shark. That way he can explore the undersea world in disguise. It's like something out of a Far Side cartoon, but it's for real. That link is to a part of Apple's website!
Wow. I have a strong feeling that one will make it into a future episode of The Mysterious Unknown in some form.
Yet another reason to love Canada. A woman who was convicted of imbezzling money was fined $16,000 for unpaid income tax. Revenue Canada does not state that your income be from legal sources, only that you declare it and pay the required taxes. Let that be a lesson to all -- If crime ever does pay, you'd better give the government their cut.
It's titled "How to use a hand puppet to meet, attract, and date tons of single women.." and it has to be one of the stupidest things I've ever read. If you try this you deserve what you get.
Breaking News: David Spade appears on Saturday Night Live with penis-nose. No one cares.