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Monday, October 31, 2005

Dancing Skeleton Man

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Check out this adorable and incredibly lifelike Skeleton Puppet dancing on the street corner. Awww. I like it when the skeleton checks out the hat to see if anyone left any money in there and then bursts into tears.

Link (Thanks Sheri!)

Videogame Pumpkins

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If only I had time to make my own Videogame Themed Pumpkin this year. There are some really great designs, and the link above hosts a Halo Pumpkin contest that's really worth checking out. 4 Color Rebellion has a great collection of Nintendo themed pumpkins including, my favorite, a Shigeru Miyamoto one. Is it sad that I can recognise a pumpkin carving of a Japanese video game icon?


Shingo Mama: No Oha!

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Alright, it's time for a little Japanese WTF.

Theme song for a popular segment called "Shingo no Kossori Asagohan" in a popular Fuji TV Network variety show "Sata-Suma". This happy song produced by Yasuharu Konishi from PIZZICATO FIVE is even good for children to dance.

The description I was able to find doesn't explain why the male singer is in a pink frilly dress, nor why James Brown was in the video for about 2 seconds. Oh crazy Japanese show, you are so postable.

Link (via Fazed)

The Weekly Un-Postables

("Choking chicken" toy coming under fire)

Waiting Line - Machinima Music Video
Photoshopped Stamps
Katamari Damacy speedruns
Corporate logos photoshop contest
Bruce Lee Screen Test - Video

From Wonderland:
Video Game Swords
Serenity paper RPG
Fashion shoots using Sims 2

From Kotaku:
Pac-Man Joystick
Gundam Bike Helmet
Free DS WiFi at McDonald's
Indigo Prophecy Machinima
The Rock talks about his crappy acting

From Fazed:
Kid gets banned from Forums and cries - Video
RC Car Drifting - Video
The best of SNL's Ambiguously Gay Duo

From Boing Boing
LoTR/World of Warcraft Animation
May I sing Happy Birthday for my dad's 75th?
Disney launches Alice in Wonderland couture line
Hello Kitty airplane

Weekly Roundup

I'm a Human Inbox's Favorite Post of the Week:
F*ckin' Otaku

I think it's safe to assume that I thoroughly enjoyed F*ckin' Otaku in my search for costume ideas. I have my costume pretty much finished at this point, and I've started to take pictures so they'll be up soon, but I can thankfully say that at least it's not as bad as this guy's costume.

Check this out if you want to see horrible examples of Cosplay. This site got 67 clicks this week.

Reader's Favorite Post of the Week:
Romance of the Jedi

Romance of the Jedi took first place this week gaining 160 clicks. The link went down for a while but it's back up, so if you haven't had a chance to see this yet you really should.

Romance of the Jedi takes Star Wars Episode III footage and turns it into a love story between Anakin Skywalker and Obi Wan. It's even set to a Cher soundtrack, what more could you want?

Friday, October 28, 2005

Going to Victoria For the Weekend

I'm going down to Victoria this weekend to visit a friend of mine, so I most likely won't be making any posts on Saturday like I usually do. I'm sure you'll all survive just fine though.

Have a good weekend guys.

Ice Age: Gone Nutty

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I'm sure everyone has seen Scrat, the Sabertooth Squirrel from Pixar's Ice Age. I hated the Ice Age movie, and I seriously only went to see it because of Scrat. It was worth it.

But here's a clip of Scrat that I've never seen before, I think it might have been included as an extra on the DVD. You know the drill, Scrat is obsessed over acorns, chaos ensues and he ends up as one unhappy Sabertooth Squirrel.

Link (via He.Fi)

Heaps of Discarded Objects

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Take a look at this photo gallery of large piles of similar objects. The picture above is of a large pile of discarded cell phones. I find these sorts of pictures disturbingly fascinating as they show just how much "stuff" we humans end up throwing away. I sometimes daydream and wonder how large would a pile get if we collected all the keys, nail clippings, baseballs, etc in the world.

If you like this sort of thing, you will probably enjoy Edward Burtynsky's material as well.

Link (via Boing Boing)

Halo Developer gives tour of Bungie

[Media: Video]

This is a great video for anyone curious about how a game developer works. Talking to a designer for the Halo 1 and 2 toolset designer at Bungie they go over all the things that Bungie deals with. As a programmer my favorite part of the video was when the guy whipped out a mobile whiteboard and started talking about the code differences between the Xbox and the Xbox 360.

They covered how the office worked, what the team was like, how interviews go, coding practices and differences between coding on an Xbox and an Xbox 360. It's interesting that the main annoyance was that the Xbox 360 has a closer architecture to a Mac than to a PC.

This is a great behind the scenes look at the videogame industry. Don't let my excitement about them talking about code get in the way of you watching this. Just realize though, that this is a long interview.

Link (via 4 Color Rebellion)

RIAA PSA: Best Anti-Piracy Video Ever

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I'm not sure what the backstory for this video is, but it definitely is not a real RIAA PSA. And yet, the idea of a RIAA squad right out of Lord of the Rings, coming straight to your house and slaughtering your entire family, doesn't seem to far fetched. This is the sort of thing that record producers dream about at night.

Warning: Gore and Violence

Link (via He.fi)

Japanese Giant Hornet Vs Honey Bees

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This is a fantastic National Geographic video of Japanese Hornets waging war upon European Honey Bees. I never imagined that 10 wasps would take out 10,000 bees in a couple of hours. Near the end of the war, there is literally a sea of severed bees heads. But don't worry, the Japanese Honey Bees have a secret weapon against the Wasps.

The footage in this video is just amazing. I have no idea how they got cameras inside the hives, under the ground and flying alongside the wasps.

Link (via Boing Boing)

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Jack Thompson Harassed by Satire

[Media: Article]

Yes, this is another Jack Thompson entry, but this time they're not necessarily about things he's been saying. While Mr. Thompson has been trying to get the Police and the Feds to take out Penny Arcade, a couple of witty parodies and "satire" has been making their rounds.

Specifically, someone delivered fliers in Thompson's neighborhood which were highly critical of the game violence activist. Thompson faxed GamePolitics a copy of the flyer, which has a Halloween theme and begins with the salutation, "Dear neighbor of Jack Thompson," and proceeds to launch into a satirical call for a ban on trick-or-treating ("What is trick-or-treating, other than a very immersive violence simulation?")

You can take a look at The Flyer that's been going around Jack's neighborhood. And PVP has written up an appeal to the Justice League to take out Penny-Arcade (scroll down a little bit after the link).

I have bets on Jack Thompson's house getting egged this Halloween.


Earth Defender Freshmen

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Check out this sweet Power Ranger Parody. These guys are the Earth Defender Freshmen, and they're inadequetly trying to stop some dude from destroying the earth. The only problem is that he doesn't have any plans to destroy the earth, and he has no idea why these Freshmen keep bothering him.

I love it.

Link (via Pixel Kill)

Goldfrapp: No. 1

[Media: Video]

I'm not familiar with Goldfrapp, but I do like this video of theirs. It's sexy and stylish with a large dash of weirdness thrown in. Only the singer is human in this video, and everyone else has a dog's head upon a human body.

I never thought I'd enjoy seeing dog headed backup dancers in nurses uniforms. The effects are done well enough that I keep wondering how they managed to do it.

On a side note, I am loving the website Clip Tip as you may have noticed this past week. Clip Tip is a music video website, and the choices for videos are usually fairly good. My only complaint is that I wish he/she would stop posting Real Player videos. Who the hell wants to use Real Player? Seriously.

Link (via Clip Tip)

Breakdancing 93 Head Spins

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Check out this video of some guy doing 93 Head Spins before he finally slows to a stop. Although amazing, all I could think while I was watching him was "Ow, he must have bruised his poor skull". Maybe he should take up figure skating instead.


AT-AT Halloween Costume

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This is teh h4wt.

This guy made an AT-AT Halloween Costume, and posted the construction of the costume on Flickr with pictures and descriptions of the process. How totally awesome.

I think the proportions make it look like some kind of baby AT-AT. I wish I had time to come up with some forearm rods, so I could put some more weight on the front legs. Then I could've walked around as a quadruped. As it was, I had to keep as much weight as possible on my actual legs, and just place the arms down. This is what accounts for the unnatural backwards bend in my "hind" legs.

Link (via Boing Boing)

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Mark Reign talks smack about Nintendo Revolution

[Media: Video]

Normally I wouldn't pay mind to people talking about their dislike for the Revolution, but Mark Reign is such a wanker I can't help it. Mark Reign is Epic's Vice President and he says that the Next-Gen videogames will be all about graphics. Reign believes that there doesn't need to be any other innovation besides better graphics, and thinks that the Revolution will be a "crappy, cheap, I-wish-I-hadn't-bought-it gimmick".

I don't understand that sort of thinking, I don't believe that making games look prettier is the solution to making better games. I think game design, gameplay and unique ideas make better games than graphics. Look no further than Doom 3 and Quake 4.

Everyone else around Reign just looked uncomfortable as he dominated the entire panel with his gushing love for the Xbox 360. Many times during the panel he loudly bashed Nintendo, and fans who owned Nintendo products. Most of the panel didn't say anything until Reign allowed them time to talk, which wasn't often.

What a fricking ass. Watch the video, it is at least a good panel of experts and they all have opinions worth hearing.

Link (via Kotaku)

Donald Rumsfeld Hand Games

[Media: Video]

This is an awesome video from the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Donald Rumsfeld has found a new way to deal with the stress of his job, and has taken to solving Rubik Cubes, filing his nails and playing Poker.

Absolutely genius.


Sony: PS3 Might Not Be Backwards Compatible

[Media: Article]

Now this is just getting ridiculous. Apparently the new slim PS2 is not as backwards compatible as you might think. Some of the older PS1 games don't work on it, not that Sony bothered to let anyone know about that. Now it's being suggested that the PS3 may not work with some PS1 and PS2 games.

It’s hard to say the PlayStation 3 will be 100 percent backwards compatible but as we said earlier this year we aim to make it so as much as possible.

What that means exactly is unclear, but it's definitely disappointing for anyone hoping to pick up a PS3. Microsoft is faring no better, as the Xbox 360 seems to only be supporting a handful of games in a yet released list. Of course games like Halo 1 and 2 will be supported, but I'm guessing that the majority of the Xbox library will not be supported at all. If that is indeed the case, it might just be easier to keep your old Xbox hooked up to the TV.

Ironically, Nintendo's Revolution seems to be the only console which is going to support full backwards compatibility. Not only that, but the Revolution will support downloads from the NES, Super NES and the N64, as well as backwards compatibility for the Gamecube. There is also mention that some of the older games will receive some sort of enhancements.

It's getting frustrating that Microsoft and Sony are saying that they're supporting Backwards Compatibility and then admitting that they're having a really hard time with it. Let's hope they don't put it as a feature on the box.


Teaching Rock and Roll

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Believe it or not, this polite middle-aged Asian dude is going to teach us "Rock N' Roll". Actually he's going to teach us how to play the drums, on a keyboard. Sounds ridiculous doesn't it?

Well this guy busts out an awesome drum solo on this keyboard, and thoroughly proves to me that I would rather have him teach me "Rock N' Roll" than Gene Simmons' Rock School. Have you seen that awful show? Ugh.


Sony's Bouncy Ball Commercial

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Yeah I know I talk a lot about Sony's 100,000 Superball stunt, but come on! Who wouldn't love to see 100,000 superballs go down a huge hill? First I mentioned pictures of the event, and then a home video popped up.

But they've finally released the actual commercial, and it's amazing. Check it out!

Update: Kestrel points out a much longer and better version of the commercial over at Metacafe. Thanks!


Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Unkle: Rabbit In Your Headlights

[Media: Music Video]

This video was apparently banned by MTV for its violent imagery. It involves a crazed, schizophrenic man walking through a tunnel. He's muttering and yelling to himself, oblivious to the cars around him, and thus he ends up getting run over by cars numerous times.

It's a shockingly good music video, and when I continuously get bored by many modern music videos, this is an example of something done right.

Link (via Clip Tip)

Heavy: Comedy Radio

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I've been listening to this Comedy Radio lately and it's pretty fantastic. They've got some great comedians lined up such as Mitch Hedberg, Lewis Black and Dane Cook. There are 20 comedians in total, and some of the performances last over an hour long. I'd skip Chris Rock's performance, but Dane Cook and Lewis Black made me laugh very hard.

Hell, I stayed up an hour too late last night because I was listening to Dane Cook do his thing. Damn you funny people, damn you!

Link (via Fazed)

Star Wars Animated GIF

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Check out these two animated GIFs of Star Wars Episode 4 and The Empire Strikes Back. They're both really well done for the format they're in, and they remind me of old adventure games from like 20 years ago.


(via Boing Boing)

Monty Python Magic Cards

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Although my search for old lady pictures from Monty Python were largely fruitless, I did manage to find a website which features Monty Python Magic Cards. There really needs to be further description because everything Monty Python has indeed be transformed into a Magic Card of some sort.

I apologise for the slow loading speed of this site, even though it's certainly not my fault.



4 Old Ladies Beat Up Grown Man

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This here is a audio clip from a radio show about a guy who is driving home calling his friend when he sees an accident. A guy ran a red light, and hit a car with four old Ladies. The guy gets out to go yell at the old ladies and manages to get his ass whooped by four old ladies.

But the best part is the guy who is describing the whole scene. He is totally enjoying watching these old ladies beating the crap out of this guy with umbrellas, pepper spray, purses and a cattle prod. His laughter is totally contagious.

Do you know how hard it is to find pictures of old ladies being tough? You'd think it'd be easier, what with all the Monty Python Skits that involve old ladies.

Link (Thanks Jake!)

Monday, October 24, 2005

Romance of the Jedi

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How easy would it be to make it appear that Anakin Skywalker and Obi Wan are lovers in Episode III?? Apparently very easily. Someone has rehashed the Star Wars Episode III footage to make it look like these two Jedi were in a Gay relationship.

Awesome. Although it's slightly depressing that the trailer does a better job of creating a ficticous (and infringing) romance than George Lucas was with Anakin and Padme.

Update: The broken link has been fixed

Link (via Waxy)

SNL: Nick Burns Your Company's Computer Guy!

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I love these Nick Burns skits from Saturday Night Live. Nick Burns is the computer guy in an office building, and he is arrogant, rude and anti-social. Nick Burns ignores every rule I've learned for how to help people with computers, and represents the way that most people would like to treat non-computer users.

For example, instead of letting the person follow his instructions he'll yell MOVE!!! and do it for them, after which he proceeds to ridicule them for being stupid.

And yes, that's Jackie Chan in the picture.

Oh, by the way..... YOU'RE WELCOME!


BJÖRK: Cocoon

[Media: Music Video]

This is a strange music video, but then again, it's BJÖRK so what were you expecting in the first place? BJÖRK seems to be naked in this video, that's why it's got a NSFW warning. And she's doing weird finger dancing, which is producing red... Uhhh, red strings? From her nipples. Oh man, now I've scared the hell out of anyone who is reading this. You should still watch it though, it's a cool music video even if I just gave you a lot of very good reasons why not to.

Warning: Not Safe For Work

Link (via Clip Tip)

F*ckin' Otaku

[Media: Website]

This weekend I was doing a lot of searching around for examples for my Sasuke Costume. I wanted to see what ideas other people had used, and how they were pulling them off. I found a lot of great examples, some people can pull off really great costumes. But I also ran into the site F*ckin' Otaku.

F*ckin' Otaku is a site which talks about the worst examples of Cosplay. The people who run the site have a bunch of Top 10 lists pointing out horrible costumes and then talking about them a little bit. The writing for this website is really funny, so it definitely enhances the pictures.

I was reading through this website with a friend, and we were laughing so hard that we were having trouble breathing. Just watch out for each month's number 3s, they're always the most... Disturbing.


Elizabeth Hickock: Jello San Francisco

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There's really not much information about this project, or the person who did it, but it's really quite amazing. Elizabeth Hickock has created a model city of San Francisco entirely out of Jello! There are little houses, government buildings and even the Bay Bridge.

There's also a little video of the whole table of Jello shaking

Link (via Boing Boing)

Saturday, October 22, 2005

4D sculpture with a 3D shadow

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I won't pretend to fully understand how a 4D object works, but the sculpture and the article remain quite fascinating to me. There is also a Flash Animation of the sculpture. Beautiful.

In the three-dimensional world, there are five regular solids -- tetrahedron, cube, octahedron, dodecahedron, and icosahedron -- whose faces are composed of triangles, squares or pentagons. In four dimensions, there are six regular solids, which can be built based on the symmetries of the three-dimensional solids. Unfortunately, humans cannot process information in four dimensions directly because we don't see the universe that way. Although mathematicians can work with a fourth dimension abstractly by adding a fourth coordinate to the three that we use to describe a point in space, a fourth spatial dimension is difficult to visualize. For that, models are needed.

"Four-dimensional models are useful for thinking about and finding new relationships and phenomena," said Ocneanu. "The process is actually quite simple -- think in one dimension less." To explain this concept, he points to a map. While the Earth is a three-dimensional object, its surface can be represented on a flat two-dimensional map.

Link (via Boing Boing)

Halloween Costume Help: Naruto Costume

I'm wondering if anyone in Nanaimo BC, or the surrounding area would be able to help me out with finding at least one item for a costume I'm hoping to make.

I'm planning on making a Sasuke costume, similar to the picture above. The clothes themselves I'll be able to sort out, but the forehead protector is another story. I know that I can obtain a forehead protector from Ebay, but with only a week before Halloween I don't think it'll arrive on time. There's also a shop in Hawaii that sells forehead protectors, and they'll probably arrive in time, but I think I would rather pick one up from a semi-local place if possible. If anyone knows of a shop that might, or does sell these, please let me know.

Also, a wig would be nice because I do not have the hair for the costume (it's growing out, but it's definitely not long enough to pull it off properly), but I can't find anything online that would be suitable.

Update: Anne has been kind enough to pick up a Headband for me so anyone reading this post for the first time can blissfully ignore it.

Update 2: I've finished making the costume, you can find pictures of it here.

The Weekly Un-Postables

(Loh Tsui Kweh Commune - Music VIdeo)

In a music video that was destined to become an "Un-Postable", Loh Tsui Kweh Commune is something that I just had to point out, even if it came with a large warning. This video starts off innocently, it looks like it's going to be a normal video, but it will very quickly change your mind. I was lulled into complacency with the good special effects, and the catchy tunes, but that didn't last long. I saw this video with a couple of friends, and all our reactions were the same: "Oh my Fricking God! No!"

You must understand, this video is NOT safe for work. Hell, it may shock most adults. You've been warned.

Warning: Not Safe For Work

From We Make Money Not Art:
Premature ageing device that puts old wine in new bottles
Bracelet navigates Net

From Boing Boing:
Library of Congress: Most sound recordings aren't available
Photos of bone-chapel in Czech Republic
Search Engine looks for mispelled items on Ebay
Abusive language detector for EULAs
The 50 most notable science fiction films in the history of cinema
EFF cracks hidden snitch codes in color laser prints
Super Mario World Level Editor

The Clergy Rate Kevin Bacon's new movie
Master Chief Look-Alike in DOA4
Subsurface Scattering Rendering Demonstrations
The Presidents of the United States of America was shot entirely using an array of cellphones - Video

Weekly Roundup

I'm a Human Inbox's Favorite Post of the Week:
Mitch Hedberg

Mitch Hedberg is a really funny comedian, and if you're interested you should check out this page of video clips of him doing stand up performances. I spent a day or two going through all the videos and enjoying almost all of them. This week it got 25 Clicks.

There was one other post which I feel should get some recognition. Die Toten Hosen: Walkampf is an animated German music video which I spent a lot of time watching and listening to this week. It got 17 Clicks, and I encourage you to check it out if you like animation or German Punk.

Reader's Favorite Post of the Week:
Katamari Damacy Ringtone

The Katamari Damacy Ringtone got Kotakued this week, so it got 180 Clicks. Again, if I had a cell phone this would definitely be my ringtone.

As for the post that didn't get directly linked to, the iTunes/iPod Ad Featuring Eminem, for some reason was amazingly popular. I'd like to assume it's because of the art style, but I'm thinking it's more to do with the fact that people just like Eminem. It got 57 Clicks this week.

Friday, October 21, 2005

When the Internet goes Down

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When the Internet is down, nerves are frayed, tempers flare and everything pretty much reverts to the stone age where people become dazed hoola-hooping monkeys. This has happened to me many times. When the Internet goes down, I become a savage barbarian and ransack the fridge in search of food.

I also wear my tie on my head. It's all true.


The Revolution Begins Now

[Media: Article]

1up has a very good article detailing and discussing everything that is currently known about the Revolution controller. They discuss Nintendo's future, their past and other controllers that have attempted to do motion sensing such as the disappointing Power Glove.

And as much as the philosophies driving Nintendo's next-generation effort run against tradition, in many ways the company is poised to bring back classics genres of gaming (light guns, for instance) and unleash unexpected twists on formulas gamers have become all-too-familiar with -- remember the chick making Mario jump by flicking the controller? As crazy as Revolution might be, it has more practical applications lingering within than most are probably giving it credit for.

This is a very entertaining read, even if you've read pretty much everything about the Revolution.

Link (via 4 Color Rebellion)

Halo: Warthog Jump

[Media: Video]

Although this video has been around forever, it's one of those things I'm putting up because it's fun to revisit.

The Halo Warthog Jump is a video which shows how the physics in the original Halo game were slightly buggy. By placing four or five grenades beneath a Warthog and then detonating the entire thing, you could launch a Warthog vehicle to incredible heights. That's not to mention any people that are sitting within the car.

The video itself is well done and has some good musical choices like "Learning to Fly", "Fly me to the Moon" and "Magic Carpet Ride".


Milk Farmers Rap

[Media: Video]

Unlike most attempts at being cool by adopting the Rap/Hip-Hop Genre, this one actually pulls it off fairly well. You wouldn't think that Milk Farmers could actually adequately Rap would you?

This commercial is apparently overplayed in Ontario, but I haven't seen it so it's funny when it hasn't been overdone.

Link (via Fazed)

Mr. Suicide Bathplug

[Media: Article]

Oh dear, you'll have to have a morbid sense of humour to put this in your bathtub. Who would like a dead doll floating in their bath?

great bathtub accessory. Mr. Suicide floats to the surface when you take a bath. available in pink, yellow, and blue.

Me, me! I would!

Link (via Boing Boing)

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Lost Rhapsody

[Media: Flash]

This is for anyone who is a "Lost" fan, of which I definitely am. Take the song Bohemian Rhapsody, animate it using the Lost cast and add in a lot of inside-jokes and you have something which is clever and funny.

Oh, and those of you who aren't Lost fans, don't watch this video. Instead go and find the first episode of Lost on your TV or the Internet, and get yourself familiar with the show.

Link (via Fazed)

Halo 2: We're like McDonalds! Billions Served

[Media: Article]

Bungie has released a number of horrifying statistics surrounding data about how people play Halo 2 online. You will not be prepared for this shit.
Guess how many games of Halo 2 have been played since November 9th 2004. Go on. I dare you. If you said 324,362,454 then congratulations. You win a slightly baffled expression.

Man-hours played in Matchmade games: 184,137,245. That means that the total number of hours spent playing Halo 2 by individual players is over 180 million. [...]It was spent playing Matchmade games. And just in case you're wondering, that is roughly 21,006 years. Way longer than human civilization has existed

The Halo player who has played the most games has played a staggering, mind-boggling 14,919 games, spending an average of six hours per day, and playing around 71 games. Per day.

If everyone had worked a $6/hr job instead of playing Matchmade games, they would have earned $1.1B.

Follow the link to see more detailed statistics about people wasting their time. Hell, I'm actually quite guilty of this. Until homework kicked in, I was spending a lot of time on Halo 2.

Link (via Kotaku)

Dolphin Trainer

[Media: Video]

What do you do when your trained dolphins tell you to screw off? Well the only thing to do is to outshow them, and promise punishments after the performance.

I don't know how the British, alcohol and dolphins mix, but apparently there is a correlation, at least there is with the first two.


Katamari Damacy Ringtone

[Media: Music]

You know what rocks? This Katamari Damacy Ringtone. You know what doesn't rock? That I don't have a cell phone to play this ringtone on.

Actually scratch that, I don't ever want a cell phone, I would never use it except to put nerdy things like this on it. I have to admit though, for a midi, this is a pretty good song. I wonder how many people would recognise the song when I got a call?

Link (via Pixel Kill)

M.I.A: Galang

[Media: Music Video]

M.I.A's music isn't really something I normally would like, but I love the music video Galang. The video looks like it was done in the early 90's, M.I.A's wearing terrible clothes from that era, and florescent colours are everywhere. The background of the music video is done using animated graffiti stencils, which I have a natural attraction to. I also like M.I.A's dance style, she looks absolutely ridiculous, but then again it helps that she's really hot.

This was kind of an odd post for me, because for a while I was sure that I had posted about this music video. After realizing that it was nowhere to be found on this website, I then had to track it down somewhere else, which was hard because the original links have long since been removed. Check it out, I'm sure you'll like it.

Link (via Boing Boing)

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Dan Osman: Speedclimbing

[Media: Video]

This is a video of Dan Osman climbing 400 feet up a cliff, with no safety or climbing gear, in four minutes. I'm not the best with heights so watching him jump up the cliff and grab a tiny crack between the rocks with the tips of his fingers scared the hell out of me. Amazing.

Unfortunately, after doing a bit of digging into his career, it seems that he met his end while doing his custom sport called Free Falling.