Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Make your choice, Mario

Well, well, well... We've come to this. Mario will have to choose between Pauline and Princess Peach from the clutches of Donkey Kong and Bowser.

Source: 4chan (Facebook)

Monday, April 22, 2013

The life of a Social Media Community Manager

It's a tough old life it is... Let's take our hats (figuratively) to the awesome job Community Managers do in the world of Social Media. (Yes, I thank you!)

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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Fire rainbow in Paris (amazing photo)

Spotted this amazing photo of a "fire rainbow" in Paris. It appears to be a horizontal rainbow just next to the iconic Eiffel Tower. Although, technically, it's not supposed to be called a "fire rainbow" because, according to Wikipedia, this "circumhorizontal arc" is neither a rainbow nor anything to do with fire. Duh...!

Source: ettoday

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Bottle rockets with 100 wM Krypton laser

I've promised myself never to buy one of these Wicked Lasers because I know I'll get up to no good with them. Nevertheless, YouTube is there to help and you can live the "no good" living through others having a great time. That's it! I'm going to order my own now. It's called "Krypton" after all!

Source: WorldScott

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Apple is so predictable a cider company can do it

I wonder how long before Apple wises up and demands for this ad to be pulled and the YouTube video taken off line. In the meantime, here's how Somersby Cider company is taking a real piss (incidentally that's what I think of ciders) out of Apple.

Source: SomersbyCiderUK/Geeks are Sexy

Sunday, April 14, 2013

The Hobbit's all wrong, in 4 minutes

Frankly, I'm a fan of Peter Jackson's latest cinematic work. After watching this video highlighting everything that's wrong with The Hobbit... Well, I'm still a fan. But, this video is hilarious. Do yourself a favour and watch the others too. It's a darn good laugh!

Source: Geeks are Sexy/Cinema Sins

Friday, April 12, 2013

Captain Kirk vs. Gorn - The Rematch

Last month, the universe's greatest starship captain, William Shatner, turned 82. To promote the upcoming, and dare I say rather ugly looking Star Trek game, Bill took on an equally aged Gorn in a rematch. It's a pretty good laugh especially if you're a Star Trek fan. Seriously, the game scenes look really crap. I hope the upcoming movie won't resemble the game in any way...

Source: NamcoBandaiGames/Geeks are Sexy

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Is that you Lara Croft?

Can't believe it's the same person from the earliest iteration of Ms Croft in 1996 (Good Lord... has it been that long since the first game?) through to what seems to be one of those very popular things to do these days, a reboot, for 2013.

Source: reddit/Geeks are Sexy

Monday, April 8, 2013

TOYOTA Racing previews 2013 FIA WEC season

The FIA World Endurance Championship season opening 6 Hours of Silverstone is just days away now. TOYOTA Racing launched their season preview video. The video looks back at the team's return to Le Mans after over a decade away, and the eventual successes, winning 3 of 6 races entered. Enjoy!

Source: Toyota Europe

Work life balance in 2013

For some reason, I think this fairly accurately describes a heck of a lot of people these days. I'd say thanks to Mr Jobs but then I remember whenever my glass covered iPhone or iPad smashes into my face when I nod off... Hoping for the day when I won't have a broken nose every time I fall asleep reading boring rubbish online.


Sunday, April 7, 2013

Amazing exploding droplets of glass. Yes, glass

Wow, I saw this on Gizmodo and was entranced. The physics behind this is quite incredible too. First you have to make a Prince Rupert's drop by dunking molten glass into cold water. Once you have the drop, you can start having all sorts of fun, especially with 100,000 fps super slow motion cameras. Just watch and enjoy!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Moving house in Japan? Full service ensured

Moving house is a terrible chore. I read a Top 10 list of activities which one must not endure three of in any given 12 months or it will cause irreparable damage to the psyche. One of which is moving house (others include major life changes like divorce or break up and what not). After seeing this, I think that list needs to be cut down to a Top 9. You can't possibly get stressed with this kind of full service house moving. To be seen to be believed!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Thank you, Roger Ebert

Here's one of the few who could wield words in such a fashion to cement himself without a doubt in the "legendary" status. Roger Ebert passed away today, aged 70, after undergoing treatment for a recurrence of cancer that plagued him since 2002.

Amongst his many accolades are a Pulitzer Prize for movie criticism and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame - the first film critic ever to receive such an honour from the industry in 2005.

For years, his is the only review I would bother reading, not only because I enjoy his style, but whatever he says about a movie somehow always resonates with my own thoughts.

His passing leaves a gap that cannot, and I dare say, will not be filled in the movie criticism business.

Here's a quote from his recent blog entry published by BBC News:
"It really stinks that the cancer has returned and that I have spent too many days in the hospital. So, on bad days I may write about the vulnerability that accompanies illness. On good days, I may wax ecstatic about a movie so good it transports me beyond illness."
Once again, he's right. Movies are not about how much money is spent making it and how much money goes into the pockets of the execs. Movies are about transporting its audience from their mundane and, sometimes, painfully unhappy lives, into a world of fantasy where dreams come true.

Thank you for the hours and hours of pure reading enjoyment.

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Oh, Mario...!

This only works at the castle. It's really not cool to ruin Armstrong's moment, Mario!

Source: Daily Riot

Monday, April 1, 2013

Life before Instagram

I must paint what I'm eating right now! I bet these poor early pioneers of social sharing often ate cold dinners.