Tag Archives: time-wasters

How does copyright work in space?

CHRIS HADFIELD has captured the worlds heart, judging by the 14m YouTube views of his free-fall rendition of David Bowies “Space Oddity”, recorded on the International Space Station ISS. The Canadian astronauts clear voice and capable guitar-playing were complemented by his facility in moving around in the microgravity of low-earth orbit. But when the man […]

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You Are Listening To

The Internet is a weird and wonderful place. I don’t care for police scanners or ambient music, but without You Are Listening To, I would never have realised how well they went together.  This is a dreamlike experience worth trying. You are listening to San Francisco.

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Google Maps: Roman Empire Edition

As a Classics student and an Oregon Trail buff, this is beyond cool. Ever wondered how long it would take to travel from Rome to Constantinople at the peak of the Roman Empire? Or from Luna to Larissa? Or Parma to Thessalonica? This map of the Roman World created at Stanford University is awesomely realistic […]

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Pixellated Classics

Animated GIFs of some of my favourite movies. Fabulous. Raiders Of The Lost Ark.

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Customer Reviews: BIC For Her

BIC learns what will happen if you market a simple object (in this case, a ballpoint pen) with a ridiculously sexist campaign (in this case, a ballpoint pen for her”). Doesn’t work very well I tried these on a whim, and I have to say I wasn’t very impressed. The applicator mechanism is far too […]

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Shut Up, Leonard

This will only appeal to Community fans, but it’s a good opportunity to remind non-Community fans that you should be Community fans. Six seasons and a movie! “Shut Up, Leonard”: The Community Megamix | Slacktory | This seems legit..

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White-Out News

I’ve blogged about this before, but seriously – check out White-Out News.  It’s like a chicken and egg conundrum over whether the goofy guy who makes it is huffing too much white-out vapour, or if the vapour is what made him goofy in the first place. White-Out News.

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Artisanal Pencil Sharpening (Yes, Really)

I heard this guy on the Sunday Edition the other week. As you’d expect from the Unstoppable Fighting Technician, he was Saharan-level dry. I’m not sure what to make of this new career move but there’s no denying that poster/plaque/shadow box combo is worth the price of admission. But to get to the merits of […]

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Mad Men Bowling

If you ever wanted to see Weird Al face off against Don Draper in bowling, your dreams have come true. I don’t bowl, but I do watch Mad Men, so this clip was an acceptable risk of my time.  Turns out, it was far more entertaining than it had any right to be.  I guess […]

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Space Madness

I don’t fly.  The thought of being cooped up in a tin can 10000 feet in the air makes me hyperventilate.  This woman is showing the effect of claustrophobia and overoxygenation, too: To pass the time during long flights, artist Nina Katchadourian goes to the lavatory, adorns herself in tissue paper costume, and creates hilarious […]

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