Monday, April 29, 2013

Dildo Island

Dildo Cay by Nelson Hayes.
Although they form from sand on the surface of a coral reef, a cay (or key) can become a habitable and agriculturally rich island for hundreds of thousands of people.
But what's important to know is that Dildo Island is a real place!
Dildo Island is an island in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. It is the largest of three islands located at the entrance to Dildo Arm in the bottom of Trinity Bay, off the coast of the neighbouring town of Dildo.  The locals even run Dildo Island adventure tours for people open minded enough to experiment.
In 1995, an archaeological excavation discovered Dorset artefacts dated to between 150AD and 750AD on Dildo Island. It is believed that these people camped on Dildo Island for the purpose of seal hunting or possibly swinging.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Elvis Lives in Flash

Another animutation, "Elvis Lives in Flash"... although this is no longer in flash.

Recorded in 1968, it's still a catchy tune.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Mario's No Fool

Most people think Mario knocks those coins out of the blocks with his head. But Mario's no fool.  If you look closely at the animation Mario always puts his hand up so he doesn't smash his head on the blocks when he jumps.

Because you can't go giving yourself concussion when you have to run and jump for hours and still have staying power when you finally get to the princess.

Just in case you were wondering, the pipes are not a metaphor.

Have a play.

Sunday, April 14, 2013


 Krukolibidinous is the act of staring at someones crotch.  It's an important word to remember, because there are times when no matter how hard you try to keep your eyes up at face level, they just keep being drawn down to a less than appropriate spot.
I think they had the right idea in the middle ages with the development of the codpiece.  People are going to stair, so you might as well may a good show of it all.  The codpiece began as a simple piece of fabric to cover the gap in a gentleman leggings. As time wore on it became more elaborately decorated and padded.  Which is a good way to turn something unsightly to something more pleasing.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Sentient Concrete

Concrete is the most widely used structural material used on the planet today, but it has an annoying habit of breaking down over time, leading to cracks and pit holes that require repair or replacement.  Until now.  Now we have bio-concrete.  Bio-concrete is a living, breathing, stone capable of self repair.  Born out of an unholy collaboration between microbiologist Henk Jonkers and concrete technologist Eric Schlangen, this self-healing bio-concrete is a living mixture of concrete, bacterial spores, and microbe-sustaining nourishment in the form of calcium lactate.
One of the many things known to contribute to the degradation of concrete is exposure to water. However, when bio-concrete is exposed to water the bacteria impregnated in it set to work converting calcium lactate into calcite, which fills in any cracks and holes.  The bacteria is capable of repairing cracks in the concrete up to half a millimetre wide.  This new concrete abomination is now out of the lab undergoing real-world testing and could be on the commercial market in 2-3 years.
From The Sarah Jane Adventures, episodes 1 & 2, The nightmare man (a two part story):
At some point in the early 21st century, a sentient concrete disguised itself as a flyover in Chiswick, attempting to control the minds of the populace, before being defeated by Sarah Jane Smith.  In 2010, Sarah Jane used K9 and a piece of the concrete to contact Luke Smith while he was trapped in the Nightmare Man's realm.
Now think about how much concrete is in your city, then consider the consequences of all that being alive.  The question is, how long before it attains enough critical mass for the bacteria to form sentience?  Do you think it will appreciate thousands of people walking all over it every day? Your foot path could be plotting revenge against you!  Not to mention the statues in the park.  What's to stop them creeping up behind you in the blink of an eye?  Our downfall won't be by terminator robots it will be insidious masonry blocks.  Mark my words.

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Tichy Yodels

Yodel in Hi-Fi by Marieluise Tichy with the 2 Rudis.

I'm assuming that the two Rudis are the to fellows sitting on the ground fondling their accordions, wile Marieluise is the woman near the middle.  Leaving the question as to who the remaining twelve and do they get a bulk discount on socks.
Now some hard-core schuhplattler!