Sunday, March 27, 2011

the smiling thing

The Axolotl (don't you just love that namne!?) is another one of them things that looks like it should've evolved much further over time. But this one...IS SO DARN CUTE! It looks like something out of Final Fantasy, and it always smiles!


"The axolotl, Ambystoma mexicanum, is a neotenic mole salamander belonging to the Tiger Salamander complex. Larvae of this species fail to undergo metamorphosis, so the adults remain aquatic and gilled. The species originates from the lake underlying Mexico City and is also called ajolote (which is also the common name for the Mexican Mole Lizard). Axolotls are used extensively in scientific research due to their ability to regenerate most body parts, ease of breeding, and large embryos. They are commonly kept as pets in the United States, Great Britain, Australia, Japan (sold under the name wooper looper) and other countries." source


It grows up, but never stops smiling. How can you not love this thing?


Friday, March 25, 2011


"Created by Randy Finch and others from Ice Sculptures Ltd. for a Food Network show called Ice Brigade, this ice sculpture brilliantly recreates the famous prop of Han Solo in carbonite." source

Also, who wouldn't want this coffee table?


...and, of course;

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Mutare Imago!

"You know you have always wanted to be a wizard. But not one of those swish and flick wizards from the movies. You want to be the Dungeons & Dragons wizard - the party's controller. See that word there? CONTROLLER. It means you control the battlefield; you control everything! Sure, you're squishy and sometimes there's collateral damage when you let out a blast, but it's all in a day's work. As a wizard, you have a choice in implements, but everyone knows The Wand is the ultimate when you want to be an elite controller."

"Our Wand may not make legions of kobold minions explode into flames, but it will learn up to 13 commands from your existing remote controls and map them to particular magical motions. Flick the wand from side to side to flip the channels, twist the wand to turn up the volume. A beam of light will shoot out the unicorn tail hair and magic will happen! The Wand can learn from any remotes in your house and once you master its 13 movements, you can mastermind a symphony of electronic enjoyment from the comfort of your couch. Then, and only then, are you an epic level controller."

"o Magic wand television remote for witches, wizards, and the occasional muggle

o 13 magical functions (the number one would expect in magic!)

o Learns from your existing remotes

o With a little practice, you can train yourself to do magic with household electronics

o Flip the channel with a flick of your wand, twist your wand to turn up the volume

o Compatible with almost all makes of TV, DVR, or really anything with a remote!

o Buttons are sooooooooooooooo out, wands are in. Trust us.
" source

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Saturday, March 12, 2011

slow loris and the brolly


Friday, March 11, 2011

alien leftovers, surely

So this fucking animalfuck creeps the fucking fuck out of me.

They say it's a "Horseshoe Crab", I say it's the fucking Facehugger out of the Alien movies, that mated with something from the paleozoic era. And if its freaky exoskeleton and creepy facehugger legs doesn't prove it to be aliens trying to take over the earth for you, I bet this will;

o The female can lay between 60,000–120,000 eggs in batches of a few thousand at a time.

o The one in the pic above is the Prehistoric Giant Horseshoe Crab, but they pretty much look the fucking same still. Way to deny evolution.

o They have five pairs of legs for walking, swimming and moving food into the mouth.

o Unlike humans, horseshoe crabs do not have hemoglobin in their blood, but instead use hemocyanin to carry oxygen. Because of the copper present in hemocyanin, their blood is blue. source


Thursday, March 10, 2011

the beauty of brilliance; bathroom stall writing

"This is a picture of a bathroom stall at my school. The writing you see, that’s the first chapter of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone/Philosopher’s Stone. I have no clue who wrote it, but whoever they are, they are my HERO." source

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


...fucken cracks me up. Just go there.

Wikipedia says; " is a humorous website created on October 10, 1999. The site consists solely of a single Flash animation of the website's title and seven circles of alternating colours. The animation's voice-over, which has a vague Caribbean accent, repeatedly welcomes the viewer to the web site and claims that the viewer can do anything they want without any limitations at However, when the introduction is finished, instead of a link to the main website (which requires use of the password: 'NONOTRLY'), it simply provides a link to the defunct newsletter for a few seconds and then goes back to the start. The dot (".") in the URL is not pronounced in the animation; instead the site is referred to as "Zombocom". The site has become well known as an Internet phenomenon." source

Death Star Giant Cookie Jar

Come to the dark side...we have cookies! source

Monday, March 7, 2011

for the love of street art

"This project was part of the winter Tisch ITP program. ITP is a 2 year graduate program that explores the use of imaginative communication technology that functions as both art and media. The “Space Invaders” moss project was designed by Marko Manriquez and Kimi Spencer for the 2010 ITP winter show. The idea behind creating the moss “Space Invaders” was to create alternative graffiti that could also be environmentally friendly. The moss paste was “painted” and grown directly on the brick wall taking around a couple weeks to grow in. Besides adding a touch of green to the otherwise concrete jungle that is large cities, moss can also sequester carbon, serve as air filters, regulate humidity and even has antimicrobial properties. Rather than using harmful spray paint, graffiti artists could continue to express themselves with their art through the use of organic materials.

Aside from the iconic shape of the aliens, each invader also plays an 8-bit musical sound when touched. Some of the aliens even have speech bubbles enticing the “earthlings” to touch them. Visitors have the option of either listening to the 8-bit cacophony or joining in themselves to create a little symphony of sound effects from the game. While the question of why “Space Invaders” is never answered, it probably isn’t a stretch to say that the designers wanted to choose something that is both fun and easily recognizable.

Moss Invaders from Nisma Z on Vimeo.

This is a great idea and while it probably won’t catch on among graffiti artists, it could be a great way for guerilla marketing. Rather than tagging buildings or sidewalks with paint, why not grow your tag? It’s technically not vandalism if its natural, right?" source

Thursday, March 3, 2011

get ready to lulz

"It's even funnier because he sounds just like the guy from Despicable Me!"

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

on teevee!

Saw this years ago, and then the video got deleted. Today I stumbled into this amazing little song again, and I still love it.