Tag: weird news

Hi! It’s a weekday and I’m not posting at 07:30 UK time. I feel so naughty. Like I’m breaking some big, fat, juicy rule and there’s nothing you can do to stop me. Anyway, a few things: I’m now posting over at Download Squad. I almost want to say I’m a ‘tech journalist’, but I think that might be too big a title. Tech blogger? Opinionated tech harpy? Re-news master? Either way, I started there a few days ago, and…

I know, posting videos you’ve found on the Internet and not actually writing something is highly frowned upon. But… the thing is, as a truly ‘online personality’ and a member of hundreds of forums, communities and chat rooms, in a normal day I look at lots of shit. Pictures (damn lolcats…), comics and… VIDEOS! Which is what I’m going to share today. Videos. Cool, cute, funny and weird — one of each. If I recall correctly, you can’t see videos…

‘Elephant Bird egg stories’ doesn’t quite roll off the tongue as smoothly, though. For those of you that’ve been following me for a few months now, you’ll know that I often pass the time by telling little stories — stories which my friends have named ‘goose egg stories‘. Because of their long, belaboured, drawn-out nature with no real rhyme or reason, and no real ending. The one they obviously loved the most was about a goose egg — and thus…

I’ve been storing up a few photos over the past couple of weeks — they’re not mine, they’re just great photos from various news sources. Think of this as a very small National Geographic, with no where near as much editorial. The first up is this startling picture of self-mutilation — it might look like tomato juice, but it’s actually blood. Shiite Muslims mark the end of Ashoura — the anniversary of the prophet Mohammed’s grandson’s death, Imam Hussein —…

‘Not suitable for children under 3 years of age, due to small parts’ ‘Toxic if inhaled’ ‘This side up’ ‘In the case of emergency, do not attempt to resuscitate’ I can’t actually find the original Sun article for this (at least it’s not online), so it’s possibly a fake. But I’d like to believe it; especially the plan to honour the fireman. While we’re on the topic of, um… no, this is completely off-topic, but it’s funny (and a wee…

[youtube width="480" height="295"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZGz1Ajg7QU[/youtube] After 20 years, we finally have a new Simpsons intro! It’s sharper, cleaned up, and… fairly pure! A lot of new stuff has been included, with the only notable exception is the lack of Homer’s girly yelp at the end. The intro does a much better job of introducing the side-characters. The show has been in HDTV for a while, but the intro being two decades old was understandably not HDTV — this new intro is! (so…