October 22nd, 2006

Porsupah smile by Djinni

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Perhaps the most beautiful music video I've seen: Death Cab for Cutie - I Will Follow You into the Dark (FLV). So deeply sad, hopeful, wistful, melancholic, and loving.

mycroftb just introduced me to the I Can Eat Glass Project: 'The Project is based on the idea that people in a foreign country have an irresistable urge to try to say something in the indigenous tongue. In most cases, however, the best a person can do is "Where is the bathroom?" a phrase that marks them as a tourist. But, if one says "I can eat glass, it doesn't hurt me," you will be viewed as an insane native, and treated with dignity and respect.'

Make random Sam & Max stuff, win stuff! And there are new S&M goodies to peruse in Telltale's store, including a spiffy b&w sketchbook, "The Age of S&M", and a Max skull & crossbones shirt.

'This is Steve's first Sam & Max book in about 10 years, and it's full of never before seen concepts, doodles, and other Freelance Police-related works of art. Some of our favorite parts are the inside-cover sketches of Sam & Max, along with notations, that Steve made as guidelines for the people doing the animated series, and the list of lines and scenarios that the censors cut from the episodes. (Example: "Please do NOT show Max biting down on a battery while standing in water.")'

In the US government's tireless efforts to protect the American populace from foreign threats, its citizens are now free from the risk of Vegemite.
Zen swimmer bunny closeup

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'If I had one reservation - and, contractually, I must - I'd say it's a shame the show hasn't been pitched at a family audience. Why? Simply because some of the concepts (a particular "magic" paving stone outside Cardiff's Millenium Centre, for one) are exactly the right mix of the mundane and fantastic to excite a child's imagination. The eight-year-old me would have gone nuts over some of the ideas here.' How will Torchwood shape up? We'll soon see. ^_^ The first two episodes air on BBC3 tonight, at 9pm BST. (Judging by the episode synopses, I'm not sure they'd be quite ideal for the average eight year old =:)

I thought ibneko might like bunnywarez' latest item - kitten mittens.

atomicat reveals the news that babies are stupid. ^_^

Here's a little historical gem of techie history: a BBC short from 1936, Television comes to London, looking at the appropriation of Alexandra Palace as the site for the corporation's experimental transmissions of television, broadcasting in Baird's and Marconi's formats on alternate weeks. (The following year, the 405 line Marconi system was adopted) Also noteworthy for the inappropriate soundtrack, which swells to majestic heights at times like mentioning the new drainage system required. It's fun seeing the launch of television as newsstand headlines, and on a geekier front, one of the camera tubes being painstakingly hand blown.

Spectacularly awful games of yore, via savant_da_rat, including such gems as Custer's Revenge: "In addition to the faithfulness to details like Custer's blue cowboy hat and magnificently gay pink scarf, the creators did exhaustive research on cowboys having sex. The game uses the time-honored historical Old West style of scoring, which is one point for each successful pelvic thrust, seven points for all solid slaps to the ass, and immediately being declared sheriff if you perform a full backflip without leaving the vagina."