Wednesday, 10 September 2008

The divine face of cheese

I'd read about the "Madonna on a slice of cheese toast" before, but I'd never really looked at it.

It's strange, why do people always insist on seeing the Madonna or Jesus in these shapes? I mean, I understand why we see faces, but why do so many interpret them as ''those'' faces?

To me, this looks much more like the image of a 40s film star. There's nothing in the image that says "the Madonna" to me. Although I would listen to an argument that it's Madonna.

But really, I think I'd have to say it's an image of Rita Hayworth. Despite a friend insisting that it looks more Greta Garbo-ish.

Tuesday, 9 September 2008

The best of the worst

Sometimes bad can be so bad, it actually becomes good.

Here's a fun compilation of the worst of cinema:

Credit: Jocke_Pirat on #uncyclopedia

Monday, 8 September 2008

The educating Internet

There are a few sites I visit very regularly: YouTube, Fark, icanhascheezburger... but those sites have a tendency to send me off to other corners of the Internet to find out more (well.. maybe icanhascheezburger is a bit less likely to do so)

A comment in the hover text of the latest XKCD led me to look up this thought experiment:
A plane is standing on a large treadmill or conveyor belt. The plane moves in one direction, while the conveyor moves in the opposite direction. This conveyor has a control system that tracks the plane speed and tunes the speed of the conveyor to be exactly the same (but in the opposite direction). Can the plane take off?
Which led me to lots of argument, the inevitable Wikipedia article, and a comprehensive explanation from an exasperated blogger.

So you see it's worth reading these sites so often. They lead me to further edumacation!

Although again, perhaps icanhascheezburger is a bit of an exception.

Saturday, 6 September 2008

Message on a banknote

The idea of sending a secret on a postcard has stuck with me since I wrote about it a few of days ago. But I think that an alternative idea is more my style...

de-noted suggests writing a question on a bank note, and then spending it. Sending out a question into the world is an attractive idea, even if the answer would never come back.

And like PostSecret the idea has expanded into an of art-form, with decorated money released into the world to surprise their future owners... often with the art minus the question.

I've got to try this one.

Image © Codeine.
Used with permission.

Thursday, 4 September 2008

A man walks into a bar...

...with a newt on his shoulder. "What do you call that?", asks the bartender. "I call him Tiny" said the man "because he's my newt"

OK, not the most complex of sites, but it made me laugh.

Unlike the joke, which is one of many deliberately bad jokes flying around the Uncyclopedia IRC channel this week.

There are days when the Internet can be just too much of a good bad thing
Credit: AAA^ on #uncyclopedia

Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Rule 35

I've mentioned Rule 34 before: "If it exists, there is porn of it."

A friend reminded me of xkcd's take on this:

And, of course, does exist (now) and is quite a funny site in its own right.

And that leads us to Rule 35: "if it doesn't exist on the internet, it must be created."
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Tuesday, 2 September 2008


I've come across PostSecret a couple of times. It's a strange site, showing postcards each containing a secret that someone has written and posted in.

Many of them seem harsh and depressing, which I guess is inevitable, we don't usually keep the good things in life a secret.

But they are also strangely beautiful, and very touching. It feels like a real glimpse of the inner person.

Here's more on the project:

So what would I send? Hummm... I think that will stay a secret.