So hey, if you aren’t up-to-date on the adventures of Charlie Sheen, warlock, this video summarizes it pretty well. There really isn’t that much exaggeration coming from the animators; they’re just displaying Sheen’s claims to possessing “fire breathing fists,” and F-18 – like qualities. Notice the Snow-man.
Britain will stop giving aid to 16 countries after a major review found that they were no longer in poverty. Some of these countries have really been freeloading it seems, India for one can afford a frigging space program, but they’re still happy to take aid?!
I guess this is the future’s MacBook photobooth? Using a 3-D printer and a Microsoft Kinect, folks can get small, low-resolution 3-D sculptures of themselves printed, as displayed at the snappily titled Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction Conference last week.
A couple of benches in New Zealand were altered to imprint advertising for Superette short shorts on the back of people’s thighs. This is creepy on a couple of levels, but I’m mostly curious as to how somebody could get the back of their thighs stamped with words and not notice.
It’s Friday, and you need to look at this. Korean designer Eungi Kim assembled a horse-shaped bike frame for the Seoul Cycle Design Competiton and I can’t tell if I hate it or not. It’s horse-shaped, so I approve inherently, but it’s just one rung below the penny farthing on the hipster scale.
You guys remember all that hoo-ha over Gervais’ Golden Globes bit? It was pretty great. In all likelihood, that’s why the Oscars are being hosted by similarly scathing comedians, Anne Hathaway and James Franco. Sweetheart that he is, Gervais has offered them some free material, “in case they have a few minutes to fill.”
Never mind Libya, the biggest story this week has been Justin Bieber’s hair. And yesterday things got even more exciting (if you’re a tween), when the pop culture deity decided to donate a lock of his mane to another famous lesbian, Ellen DeGeneres. She then did what any other sensible person would do when receiving such a prized gift, she put it on eBay.
It’s a happy thought. Especially because they’ve been holding the naked sledding world championships in Braunlage, which they tell me is in Germany – a country with a rich history in this noble endeavour. Dozens of competitors took part, and they weren’t all ladies! Surprisingly SFW.
Those sneaky Russians! They’ve been calling beer “foodstuffs” all this time and not “alcohol” like the rest of us. The regulation of alcohol advertising and night-time sales is heavily affected by this and anything pretty much goes. But a new law will soon change that, introducing Russia to the 21st century where everyone else lives.
Oh, scientists. You discover an entirely new species of dinosaur on a quarry dig, and then you come up with a name for it that non-scientist people use to insult hefty folk with. I mean sure, you use the fancy Latin Brontomerus mcintoshi, but Thunder Thighs is the sort of thing people remember.
Last week a very drunk gate-crasher at Paris Hitlon’s 30th birthday party managed to steal her $2 000 birthday cake.
While the Libyan leader stubbornly clings to power amidst the uprisings that are sweeping his country, we thought we would take the time to remind you just how crazy he is. And let’s just say, as far as tyrannical African dictators go, he’s up there with the best of them.
A 2oceansviber spotted this vehicle at the cargo loading terminal of the Cape Town Harbour this morning. The photo appears to show a small tank, or an armoured personnel carrier. The photo appears in the wake of claims by the DA that South Africa exported armoured personnel carriers to Libya in late 2010. Guy Lamb of the Institute for Security Studies answers our questions.
So hey, I think this is the coolest think I’ve seen today – the music video to glam-rapper Spoek Mathambo’s reinterpretation of Joy Division’s ‘She’s Lost Control,’ shot in Langa, Cape Town, and directed by crazy influential photographer Pieter Hugo.
Two women from the Ukrainian rights group “Femen” have been jailed for stripping off in protest against Italian pervert, and sometimes Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi’s alleged sexual misconduct.
Forget the yacht; right now, submarines are where it’s at. So it’s pretty handy that the ‘Ego’ submergable craft by Korean company Raonhaje is going to be available a little later in the year; I mean yes the name is a little silly, but that’s okay because you’ll be the kind of person that owns a submarine.
Music executive Steve Stoute took out a full-page advert in the NYT’s Styles section on Sunday to display his open letter to the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, slamming the Grammys for having become “a series of hypocrisies and contradictions.”
Every now and then, during my long trawl through the Internet, I find some interesting crime news from KTLA, a news channel based in Las Vegas. But yesterday I found three stories about people murdering other people for seemingly trivial reasons. So I thought, I must share. Click the link..
Shrien Dewani has been hospitalised after taking an overdose of unspecified pills in an apparent suicide attempt. Dewani, who was absent from both of his extradition hearings due to “medical ailments”, has reportedly lost over 12 kilograms since allegations of his contract killing of his wife emerged in November 2010.
A quarter of a ton is 250 kilograms! To anyone with half a brain, this seems a bit much for a 17 year-old girl to weigh. In fact, doctors say that if she keeps up the good work, there won’t be a 21st for her to enjoy cake at. Yet, and tell me if that’s just me, but she seems to be smiling in the picture to my left?
Man, when was the last time a Facebook App was actually useful? I mean, Facebook is inherently a timesink, and this app isn’t so much useful as it is creepy, but semantics. The Breakup Notifier does what is says on the tin – it lets you know the second your crush isn’t in a relationship anymore.
Italian Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, will stand trial in Milan this April. The charges? Sex with an underage prostitute. Karima el-Mahroug, dubbed Ruby the Heart Stealer, allegedly received 24 gifts from Berlusconi, with a worth totaling £200 000. That’s roughly 2 318 401 Rond here in South Africa.
Well hey, this could be fun. Since Jon Favreau – director of Iron Man and its sequel – decided not to sign on for the series’ third installment, Marvel’s been on the hunt for a suitable replacement, and it looks like Shane Black, writer of Lethal Weapon and director of Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, is the guy.
A spa in America has been caught out offering much more than just back massages and pedicures. But that is not the scariest part – one of the masseuses arrested is 70! Check out her mugshot after the jump.
It’s sort of hard to be on the internet right now without hearing about protests from whichever North African/Middle Eastern country is falling under the ‘freedom’ bandwagon, but this Google Maps/Twitter mashup contextualizes the online protest movement nicely – and in real time.
Ha! Yes. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), is looking at plans to send a humanoid robot to the International Space Station. Except by humanoid I mean it will look attempt to look sexy but end up being insanely creepy. Also, it’s going to post photos and text to Twitter.