January 9, 2010

“We had no domestic attacks under Bush; we’ve had one under Obama,” Giuliani said on ABC’s Good Morning America.

Err… sorry what now? This would be Rudy Giuliani, Mayor of New York City from 1994 until Dec ’01. President Bush came into office in Jan ’01. I just can’t help feeling something happened between those two dates that you’d hope he might remember

(via various: CNN, NY Times, Boing Boing)

Greenpeace Copenhagen Ads

December 7, 2009

Greenpeace Billboard adverts for Copenhagen showing aged world leaders apologising for not stopping Climate Change:




See also: Global Warming Skeptics vs the Scientific Consensus from Information Is Beautiful

Hope is Fading

November 24, 2009


(thx to Gadsby)

Things that made me happy today

August 20, 2009

Uncomfortable Plot Summaries (via kottke)

Highlights include:

  • BATMAN: Wealthy man assaults the mentally ill.
  • CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY: Deranged pedophile big-business industrialist tortures and mutilates young children.
  • STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE: Religious extremist terrorists destroy government installation, killing thousands.
  • STAR WARS: EMPIRE STRIKES BACK: Boy is abused by midget, kisses sister, attempts patricide.
  • STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI: Handicapped mass murderer kills septugenarian, is lauded.

John Scalzi’s Guide to the Most Epic FAILs in Star Wars Design (via Boing Boing)

Death Star
An unshielded exhaust port leading directly to the central reactor? Really? And when you rebuild it, your solution to this problem is four paths into the central core so large that you can literally fly a spaceship through them? Brilliant. Note to the Emperor: Someone on your Death Star design staff is in the pay of Rebel forces. Oh, right, you can’t get the memo because someone threw you down a huge exposed shaft in your Death Star throne room.

The Games Factory (via Gadsby)


Extract Trailer (via kottke)

See also

If I wasn’t feeling so lazy I would’ve done them as separate posts but today is a sleepy day.

PotW – 26/6/09

June 23, 2009

PotW – 19/6/09

June 18, 2009