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Rather a nifty find over yonder in lagomorphic: a carving from a 12th Century church in Herefordshire, depicting a remarkably cute hare and hound. ^_^

The ultimate in geekery: the Doctor Who theme, performed on twin Tesla coils, at a sci-fi con. Brilliant.

And a rather spiffy ad from Shell, with a very simple concept - just driving. Plenty of it, around the world, in an old school Ferrari racer, on ordinary roads.

Coming soon to the iPhone: The Oregon Trail. =:D Beware, though - it looks as if they may have attempted to jazz up the gameplay beyond the original storyline. For FPS lovers, though, the forthcoming version of Prey looks highly promising - assuming they keep to usual iPhone app prices, I may well give it a go, even though I'm not much of one for the genre. (I'd sooner see Viva Piñata or a livelier Animal Crossing =:)

Yay, more iPhone furry comics! The Skunk and the Ocelot: "What happens if you've got a killer hangover, the luck of a dead groundhog, and the entire galaxy after you? Why, you become the most wanted space pirate in the Universe (though not by choice)! The skunk Sen Tavr and the ocelot PJ Bloodwaters find themselves once again facing a crisis of cosmic proportions." You can also find the Russian version online here.

"Snow-crazed stoat 'goes berserk'", reads the page title, a little enthusiastically - but the brief video clip is really quite something to behold. O.o (Imagine a weasel with fireworks going off inside every few seconds)

Handy for the roving fontographer: WhatTheFont, a lightweight app that simply sends a photo you've just taken of a font sample over to Bitstream's font identifier engine.

Bunny Family Anomalies, a spiffy shirt from Threadless.

Don't suppose someone knows of a way to throw money at people in exchange for HD copies of music videos? Such a beast doesn't seem to exist, so far - the only way appears to be to rip the DVB-T (or similar) stream of MTV HD et al. In particular, I'd love a high quality copy of Pendulum's "The Other Side", or indeed, a full collection of their videos, even at SD - best option so far seems to be one of the In Silico offerings including two of the videos, and then add The Other Side separately.

Via savant_da_rat, This is Why You're Fat, a pictorial guide to artery-clogging culinary "wonders", such as the turbaconucken, seven-pound breakfast burrito, and corn-dog pizza.

And a shot from today's wanderings, down one of the unpaved trailways - following a few wet days, these three are taking advantage of the clear skies to catch up on some good munching and frolicking, in a spot that's quite clearly their space, even if they have to share it with humans.

Hound and hare = Sam & Max :D

Also, the tesla thing is awesome, I'd love to see that live :)
Hee! Now there's an idea - Sam & Max in the 12th Century. I think Max would be quite at home wielding some gigantic broadsword (even if out of time, I suppose - those didn't come into style for another couple hundred years, ne? Could be entirely mistaken, though).

Imagine something like that commencing the London Olympics opening ceremony. =:D

Hee. "Where do you KEEP that slightly anachronistic and fiercely pointy hand-and-a-half sword, little buddy?"
A broadsword was found on the Mary Rose, so they were around in the mid-16th century, but I think that's quite early in their history. A battle-axe would fit perfectly well, though!
Hmm... those 12th century carvings look like Sam & Max. So when Steve Purcell said "Max's terrifying head is a universal symbol of something or other, I think", he apparently really was on to something. :)

I don't know the Dr. Who theme, of course, but Tesla coils are always nice. ^^

The Skunk and Ocelot seem cute, too. ^^ I wonder if there's a non-iPhone version of the comic.

The BBC video, of course, doesn't play - BBC videos never do for me. :/

Hmm, turbaconucken? As if a regular turducken wasn't bad good enough already. ;) The rest are nice, too; I'd like to try all of those some day. ^^ (Also on LJ as whyyourefat, BTW.)

Edited at 2009-02-10 08:23 pm (UTC)
Oooh.. and then there are those Aztec rabbit engravings, too! You may be on to something. =:D

You should give Doctor Who a try sometime. ^_^ Might well not be to your taste, of course, but you'd be able to grok the quintessentially British nature of the show, I feel.

I'm intrigued to see if this is actually new, or just new to the English language - looks like there are at least two complete stories in Russian so far. Haven't had a chance to do more than look at a few pages so far, but it looked like a style I'll enjoy - if this is just a taster issue, I'd happily pay the usual 99¢ or so for future ones. Just rather a shame Apple's so fixated against adult material, so even if Spooo Presents were in the offing, it wouldn't get to the Store, until they (possibly) change policy. Which may in part be the legal situation, coupled with the weird politics in the US - there's no shortage of politicians who'd be more than happy to hold emergency hearings on the matter of little Billy getting his paws on Spooo. =:) AFAIK, Apple doesn't have any mechanism for age verification, so, I suppose the combination of the potential hoohah plus the hassle involved in launching such a Store section doesn't present a compelling business case. 'Course, a viewer app that simply accessed a paid service on the web would be another matter..

Agh, how annoying! They geoblock even little clips? =:P Here it is on YouTube, albeit stretched to 4:3 and with an obnoxious dance track added for no good reason. Brilliant little clip, though.

Aha! I may have to add that to my LJ RSS roster. ^_^ (I find LJ a very convenient way of keeping up with RSS - I still have Vienna for other feeds, but they blend in nicely)

Aztec rabbit engravings? :)

Mmm, yeah, I suppose I should take a look at Dr Who some time, but I'm not even sure what channel he's on in Germany, if any, and I really don't watch TV at all anymore. It's just too annoying with its constant commercial breaks and similar crap, and to be quite honest, I often lack the attention span to really get into things, too. x.x Just ask jacel and terrana about how difficult it was to get me to watch The I.T. Crowd... x.x

As for the comic, as long as it's just for the iPhone, it's of no use to me, of course. But FWIW, I'd prefer a dead-tree edition, anyway - either that, or a downloadable (not necessarily for free, although that'd be a big plus) version that can be viewed etc. without restrictions, on any device.

No, the Beeb doesn't geoblock these clips, I think - it's just that the player doesn't work. The player widget shows up (so it's not a permissions issue with NoScript, as far as I can tell), but hitting "play" simply doesn't do anything. :| The Youtube version worked, though, of course. :) Cute, although the camerawork leaves something to be desired...

Heh, and yeah, LJ is really quite convenient for feed-reading, isn't it? ^^ I've never used a different RSS reader, but I never felt the need for one, either - if you've got a paid/perm account and can create syndicated accounts for feeds yourself, it's really nifty.
...too much awesome.....(beautifully combined multiple awesomes)....can't make sensible comment.
Hey, what happened to your most recent entry? I suddenly can't see it anymore. o.o