August 1, 2011
Your brain, my brain.
Your brain, my brain. Are you analytical or creative? Math or English? Choose. Your. Side.
While coverage of how upset Americans are about the debt crisis has been frequent, recently the world community has been weighing in as well. I'll soften the blow by delivering these select quotes with the accompaniment of photos of each country's national animal.
Photographer Martin Becka took a series of photos of 2008 Dubai using nineteenth-century equipment, and the results are incredible. The ultra-modern city looks like a real life depiction of Fritz Lang's "Metropolis."
As you'd expect, grocery store stockers often have a lot of spare time on their hands. They're probably bad for business, though, because really, who's going to want to take a chunk out of Mario's nose?
TLC's My Strange Addiction is a TV show straight out of Idiocracy, yet it is fittingly addictive. Last night's episode featured a woman who is addicted to her pillow. She goes everywhere with it and can't have it leave her sight. It's caused tension amongst her friends and has even led to her fiancé calling off their engagement. It's never been washed. Its name is "Boo." I can't believe this is on TV.
Bugger off! House cats have no sense of self-preservation.
Cheer up! At least you still have mommy and daddy's credit card.
Our own Matt Stopera just declared coneing over with Justin Bieber's foray into it. We want to agree, but this video shows there is still room for coneing innovation. Even if it makes us uncomfortable.
USA Junior wrestler Ellis Coleman is bringing some WWE-like high flying hijinks to old school wrestling. If I knew old fashioned wrestling was like this, I definitely would watch more of it. Okay no I wouldn't, but this is crazy.
This is not the actual iPhone 5. It is apparently a knockoff of the phone, made at the same factory in China that the actual new iPhone is being made in. These photos are detailed and seem like they match the cases that have already leaked. What do you think? Is this what Steve Jobs will be showing us soon?
From an air show in Wisconsin, an F-16 skids off the runway and crashes nose first into the ground. The pilot, badassly, merely walks away from the wreckage.
Everyone can appreciate a little gallifreyan graffiti. Or would it be gallifriti?
"One take Bartlet, that's what old Jack Warner used to call me."
Chicago's CBS affiliate interviewed a 4-year-old black boy after a violent attack in his neighborhood. The kid said he was going to have a gun when he grows up... Because he's going to be a police officer. Guess which part the news left out. Ah racism...
The explorers found a 60 foot disc with a 985-foot "impact" trail leading to it on a sonar image of the ocean floor. It looks a lot like the Millenium Falcon. This obviously means we are not alone. Or it means that some rocks underwater just happen to be shaped like a spaceship and its crash path. But just once can't it be aliens? Please?
The F.B.I. says it has a credible new lead in the near-mythical skyjacking case of D.B. Cooper. The lead reportedly involves a "helpful person of interest" and DNA evidence from a tie-clip and cigarette butts, possibly involving a suspect who has been dead for 10 years.. Cooper commandeered a Northwest Airlines flight in 1971 by handing a stewardess a note that said he had a bomb. After collecting $200,000 in ransom, the man who gave his name as Dan Cooper parachuted out of the passenger plane in mid-flight, never to be seen again. This seems like a good opportunity to bust out some vintage "Unsolved Mysteries."
This video combines all of the good things. Alcohol. Dominoes. A rowdy crowd. And weird video editing. I don't know what anyone else could want in life.
These will come in handy next time you're trying to evade detection by the authorities, but you're on a beach, but you also want to be wearing stylish, comfortable, and incredibly precious Japanese flip flops. Or is that just me that happens to?
Photographer Balazs Gardi is an acclaimed photo journalist who has been in Afghanistan documenting the war with his iPhone. Recently some of his photos were released as a photo essay in Foreign Policy Magazine. These are those amazing shots.
Lives in a shared loft in Kokiri, plays ocarina at open mics in Hyrule, and often gets mistaken for his girlfriend. How did we never see this before?
This video is kind of awesome. Duane was 29 and decided to see the world. Since Coca-Cola was available everywhere he decided to film himself drinking a Coke in every country. The results are pretty cool. I know this seems like Coke paid for him to do this, but according to his other vlogs (ugh), he went $22,000 into debt to make the trip. I think he was hoping Coke would hop in and sponsor it, but I'm not sure they did. Regardless check out his video.