August 2011 Archives

Sarcastic Responses to Well-Meaning Signs


As per title..



Many of you will have noticed that for the last year or so on this site there was a vertical strip of links to other (sometimes interesting) blog posts in a similar vein to this blog. This effect was achieved by use of a script which connected to and displayed random links to other folks' blog posts.

It has recently been brought to my attention that has now descended into the realms of (mainly soft-core) porn and this may have caused some people offence so I would just like to say sorry to anybody who noticed and was offended by this - it was completely unintentional on my part and I have now removed the offending code from this site.


Artist Kyle McDonald wanted to create something that captured people’s expressions as they stared at computers.

So the 25-year-old artist installed a program on computers in two New York Apple Store locations that would automatically take a photo every minute of whoever was standing in front of the computer.McDonald then uploaded the photos to his Tumblr blog and this got him into trouble and caused him to be raided by Secret Service agents.


Nipple on Foot


"History made as nipple found on foot!"

The condition is clinically referred to as supernumerary breast tissue. They reckon that between 1 and 5% of the population have this but it is almost unheard of for 3rd nipples to appear below the waist.


Funny Newspaper Mistakes


Little sequel to yesterday's post, here's some news publishing gaffes...


Funny Newspaper Headlines


"Federal agents Raid Gun Shop, Find Weapons"

"Statistics Show that Teen Pregnancy Drops off Significantly after Age 25."

Click link above for more.


Miniature Art on the Tip of a Pencil


Extraordinary stuff this..


America's Wall


American history all done up like a Facebook profile..


YouTube Picks #143 - Snatch Wars

This post is dedicated to you Martin - thanks for this mate..

Monitor Cleaner!


Aww shucks..well it's just a joke...

Fullness Factor


"Hunger - one of your body's strongest and most beneficial stimuli - helps insure that you consume enough Calories for your needs. However, it also works against you when you're trying to lose weight. You could easily lose weight just by eating less, but the less that you eat or the longer you postpone eating, the hungrier you become, and the longer it takes your hunger to subside once you do begin to eat. So the hungrier you are, the more likely it is that you'll overeat, consuming extra Calories that can quickly slow or reverse your weight loss.

As you know, the only way to end hunger is to eat. Eating provides satiety - a pleasant feeling of fullness and the corresponding reduction of hunger. But did you also know that some foods are better than others for satisfying your hunger? A baked potato, for example, will probably "fill you up" much better than a serving of candy that has the same number of Calories."


Alternative Uses for Books


Don't like reading? There are other things you can do with books as this page illustrates...


Toothpick Sculptures


"The essence of patience", this is art by Stephen Backman, on his 'Landmarks of San Francisco' page..


SF cable car, made of 4000 toothpicks and glue..

Atheist Quotes


"These quotes have been collected from various sources - newsgroups, books and your submissions, which are very welcome."


Oreo Scultpures


Judith G Klausner's pictures of Oreo biscuits that have been micro-sculpted..


Biorhythms Charts


Enter your birth date and this page shows you charts of your biorhythms around a target date..


these are my primary biorhythms for today...i have to say though that I am not actually feeling especially intellectual today despite what this graph shows...

Digital Retouch


Before and after image of a lady which has been 'shopped a lot

Levitating Japanese Woman


Floating Japanese person..


Food Cravings


If you crave this...then what you really need is this...and here are healthy foods that have it...

See above page for details..


craving these?...apparently it's nothing that a couple of oranges won't sort out..

Sneaky Cheap


"There are lots of crafty things people do to save money. Some are good ideas, some are lousy ideas, and some are downright criminal."

Page lists the various things people do and rates them on a scale of how sneaky they think they are..


Stickmen (and Women)

Watch clips of stickmen fighting. If that's not enough for you then here's some stickman porn!


100 Greatest Non-Fiction Books


The Guardian's list of the best factual writing organized by category and date.


the British Museum reading room, where all these books live..

Top Secret Recipes


If you want to know how to make a McDonalds Big Mac or a Pizza Hut Stuffed Crust pizza then this place is for you.



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