Saturday, January 30, 2010

Just For Laughs Gags Asia now on YouTube

If you missed the locally produced Just For Laughs Gags Asia which airs on MediaCorp Channel 5 every Tuesday night, don't worry, you can still watch the episodes on YouTube thanks to a guy who recorded them when they aired on TV.

Previously: Is Mediacorp humiliating local actors in its new Just for Laughs TV show?

Field Guide to New Media for the Performing Arts

Go download Live Movies : A Field Guide to New Media for the Performing Arts (in PDF), a free 252-page ebook of theory, history, and case-studies. It is useful for any university student who is writing essays about the blending of staged performance and interactive new media.

(Thanks TJ)

Learn to play the piano with the Virtual Piano

The Virtual Piano is an online piano that you can play using your mouse or keystrokes on your computer keyboard. You can play chords and melodies on it. It also shows you how to play the piano as you play.

The iPhone inspired DIY Kitchen Touch Screen Project

Ryan built an iPhone inspired touch screen into the wall of his kitchen because his wife has been bugging him to put a computer in the kitchen so that she can manage her recipes, shopping lists, to do lists and access the internet.

(via Nerdcore)

Songs from the Lost Batman Musical

Batman: The Musical is a rock opera featuring songs by longtime Meat Loaf songwriter Jim Steinman and scriptwriter David Ive, and possibly going to be directed by Tim Burton himself, but unfortunately it got canceled. You can still listen to some of the songs from the musical here.

Super Juicy Brain Bowl

These made to order Brain Bowls are a must for zombie fans! The slipcast porcelain bowl is covered with juicy brain texture and is lined with a lovely blood red color. Great for serving cereal or eating brain, what else!

How to build a Pencil Crossbow

In his new book Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction, Toy designer John Austin provides detailed, step-by-step instructions for each project, including materials and ammo lists, clear diagrams, and construction tips, for mayhem-loving MacGyvers. Here's his guide to building a lethal crossbow using pencils, rubber bands, some masking tape and a pen.

How to Report the News



You don't need a good journalism degree to report the news like the pros. Just check out the video above by British journalist, comic writer and broadcaster Charlie Brooker and learn from the master.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Apple calls it the iPad. It's like the iPod Touch, only bigger.

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No, it's not the iSlate or the iTablet. Apple calls its latest product, the iPad which sounds like a new feminine hygiene tech product. Can someone hand me the Pad please? Seriously Apple, the iPad?! How about iTampon?



Ok name aside, it looks awesome and it should perform as good as it looks based on the above video by Apple but wait. No flash? What?! No multitasking, no USB ports, no HDMI port, no GPS, no camera, no widescreen (only 4:3) and only 64GB! Now, that sucks.

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Wait a minute. Is this the most advance technology that Apple is talking about? Don't think so. The iPad really is just a supersize iPod Touch. Don't get me wrong. I like it but I think I'll wait for version 2.0 before getting one.

Update:
Adobe says Flash apps will run on the iPad.
The iPad runs on iPhone OS 3.2. The keyboard is good, not great.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Darth Vader and friends invade Adidas Originals store in Orchard Road



Star Wars and Adidas Originals have officially joined forces to bring us a striking collection of sneakers and apparel inspired by the characters and crafts from the Star Wars movies. You may have seen the trailer here but this video that I shot and produced for Klik.TV is even better!

During one Sunday afternoon, I filmed Darth Vader and his Stormtroopers marching down Orchard Road to invade the Adidas Originals store at Pacific Plaza. Boy, it was fun! Watch the video on Klik.TV here.

You can find Adidas Originals x STAR WARS at Adidas Originals Concept stores.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

How to become a cult leader



Don't you want devoted followers? Yes! Who leave their families for you? Yes! Give their money to you? Yes! Give their bodies to you? Hell, yeah! Consider you god? Ok. Enough! I'm starting my own cult. Who wants to join? Apply now. Watch the video above.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Star Wars R2-D2 Play-Doh Playset

Fun Star Wars playset from Play-Doh features R2-D2 figure with special tools that make lightsabers, jets that shoot Play-Doh out his sides, stamps on his feet to make C-3PO, Ahsoka, Anakin Skywalker, and Obi-Wan Kenobi. In total, there are six toys and three 2-ounce cans of Play-Doh modeling compound to play with.

Transformers All Spark Xbox 360 Mod is More Than Meets the Eye

Dude coated a thin plywood box with self-hardening clay, carved various glyphs and designs into it, then threw in his Xbox 360, and embellished it until it more than resembled the All Spark, the magical cube-shaped artifact from Transformers that brings mechanical and electronic objects to life.

Bookbook is a hardback leather case for your MacBook

BookBook is a one-of-a-kind, hardback leather case designed exclusively for MacBook and MacBook Pro. It creates a hardback book structure that safeguards your MacBook like few other cases can. And it's the perfect disguise. No one will ever see your MacBook, even when it’s right under their nose.

Giant Playstation 3 controller with built in display

I'm a big Playstation 3 fan so I'm totally impressed with what this guy did. He made a device that looks like an oversized wireless PS3 controller but is fitted with a display! Ok, he didn't really fit the entire PS3 into the device but it's still damn cool. Now you can play your PS3 without a TV!

Punctirus is a "cut along the dotted line" necklace

Artemy Lebedev wanted to create a bracelet or necklace that can never go unnoticed so he came up with a new line of jewellery called Punctirus that is based on the "cut along the dotted line" concept. You can view some early sketches and the process of making his jewellery here.

Twitter Avatars

Need a cool avatar for your Twitter account? Check out Ape Lad's Twitter Avatars set on Flickr which are based on the outline of the Twitter bird. All his avatars are free for you to use. I like his Yoda, Ponyo and Wolverine avatars.

External Hard Drives that look like VHS tapes

This is a 320 GB external hard drive fabricated from Star Wars: A New Hope VHS tape. It contains a Samsung 2.5” hard drive in 500GB or 640GB. The drive is also available in just about any VHS tape and cover you can imagine.

Star Wars Sketch Cards by Katie

Katie just did 25 sketch cards for TOPPS' new Star Wars set. I love her artwork.They are so awesomely adorable! She also just wrapped up production on the first season of Starwars.com Clone Wars webcomics.

Friday, January 22, 2010

McDonald's say sorry on Straits Times, will bring in the Pig

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McDonald's took a giant ad on page A21 on today's Straits Times to apologise to customers in Singapore who are unhappy with the fast food giant for not selling the Doraemon 'pig' lucky charm. They will bring in the Doraemon 'pig' lucky charm in mid-April. Those of you who want to buy it, can indicate your interest online so that they know how many pieces to stock.

Amazing 1972 Korean Invention: Self-Lighting Cigarette



In 1972, South Korean inventor Whang Kyu-bong invented the self-lighting cigarette. Watch the video above. Just strike the tip of the cigarette onto its packaging and it lights up! You don't need matches or lighters. Unfortunately for Whang, his self-lighting cigarette did not become a hit with Koreans. I wonder why.

Avatar hot Na'vi sex scene in full animation glory



Harry says, "I wanted to make this (the video above) due to the fact it bugged me in the movie that Jake managed to nail Neytiri with little to no knowledge of Na'vi mating practices. I mean, I'm assuming it's pretty similar, but considering they have magic hair veins that connect with nature, there's obviously some pretty big anatomical differences."

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Singapore to get 7.2 magnitude earthquake in January 2010



Crazy white dude delivers a message to President Obama and the President of Singapore that a large 7.2 magnitude earthquake will happen in Singapore sometime this month. Watch the video above. His advice for the people of Singapore is to take cover, go under your tables and go under your beds. The earthquake will affect Malaysia too according to his prediction. Someone please alert President Obama and President of Singapore. Thanks.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Win 3 sets of Journal Singapore: Singapore's first heritage board game!

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Over at Klik.TV, I'm giving away 3 sets of Journal Singapore, the world’s first board game to feature the history of Singapore from its early days as a British Colony in 1900, to its Independence in 1965.

Just watch the video that I shot at the launch of Journal Singapore here.



Then answer a simple question and email it to us.

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Journal Singapore is the brain child of Monsters Under the Bed with support from National Heritage Board and Outpost Gaming Studios. Periodically updated, this game took over a year to illustrate, design and test.

Featuring dice‐free game play, players take on the role of the illustrious figures of our history and develop a deeper understanding of our legacy and forces that helped shape present day Singapore. Players choose their favourite pioneers and pit their wits while trying to survive the obstacles and effects of real historical events. You can try out the online demo here.

Livestrong.com: Body Worlds at Science Centre Singapore

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My Body Worlds story is now published on Livestrong.com, a health, fitness and lifestyle website by Demand Media and the Lance Armstrong Foundation. Body Worlds: The Original & The Cycle of Life is now on at the Science Centre Singapore till 6 March 2010. My original post (with video and pics) can be read here.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Virgin no more! I.Z. gets his nails done!



I finally got my nails done! Yes, it was my very first time and it was very, very enjoyable. Watch the video above. There's nothing like having a girl clean your feet, man. Think I'm addicted now. Thanks to the babe from Nail Arts at Anchorpoint for the great foot job and Jolie for the vouchers.

Japan Airlines go anime crazy, will fly Doraemon Jet

JAL will begin operating a Boeing 777-300 decorated with large colorful images of Doraemon characters on domestic routes beginning in mid-February. Called the Doraemon Jet, it is the result of a joint effort between JAL and the creators of the Doraemon movies to promote this year’s annual Doraemon film.

The R2D2 Hoodie

You've probably seen the Star Wars hoodies designed by Marc Ecko in an old post. They are cool alright but this one by Frosti is cooler. It's the R2D2 hoodie! Frosti says that words cannot describe the awesomeness of this hoodie. She's right! I'm so going to buy this.

James Cameron's Avatar in spectacular 3D Lego!

A major blockbuster movie like Avatar wouldn’t be complete without the Lego fan community cranking out creations inspired by the film so here's the Lego Avatar Flickr group. This one is a battle vignette with Navi, Ikran, AMP Suit and Samson.

(via Brothers Brick)

Sake Bomb is great for holding your sake

The Sake Bomb by Alexander Purcell consists of a sea mine-like object with spikes designed to hold sake cups. The inspiration is a juxtaposition of the Fugu Fish (Blowfish), the most opulent of sashimi cuts and a WW II sea mine.

(via Design Milk)

Ikea shelves turned into rails for camera

Dude turns the Ivar side unit from Ikea into rails for his camera. He says: "A few days ago, I found out that the Ivar wooden ladder was perfect to use it as rails for my cinema dolly! I can now make some nice sequence shots with this 18€ accessory from Ikea."

"Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth" in Chinese!

Scans of the traditional Chinese edition of Chris Ware's graphic book, Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth. The widely-acclaimed graphic novel is about Jimmy who attempts to escape his unhappiness via an active imagination that gets him into awkward situations. Many of its pages are devoid of text and some contain complex iconic diagrams.

365 Days of Wall-E

Follow Wall-E and his adventures throughout the year in Brian's Wall-E 365: What's he up to? photoset on Flickr. Brian writes: "I'm just finishing up a year of photos for a 365 project and about to endeavour on another. This will incorporate Wall-E into our lives in everyday situations that only he could make a bit more comical."

Sega Indoor Fireworks Projector gives you fireworks at home

The Sega Indoor Fireworks Projector is the world’s first indoor firework projector. It has six lenses, internal speakers and nine interchangeable image discs that beam realistic virtual firework displays across walls and ceilings, and blast out explosive sound effects.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Me and My Tattoo

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Show off your tattoos baby! That's what these two lovely girls and 54 others did for the Klik Your Face: Me and My Tattoo Contest which has been running since Monday on Klik.TV. So far, the contest has received more than 1,300 votes. Go vote for your favourites now if you haven't done so already.

Friday, January 15, 2010

A Cups get 1 free drink, D Cups get 1 free bottle! It pays to have D cups.

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Ladies, head down to Overeasy Bar and Diner tomorrow night, step right up to the Boobie Booth and flaunt what you’ve got. A Cups get 1 free drink. B Cups get 2 free drinks. C Cups get 3 free drinks. And if you're D Cup, drink the night away with a free bottle of Vodka! It pays to be big.

Star Wars Burlesque presented by Devil's Playground



Star Wars Burlesque by Devil's Playground reimagines popular characters from Star Wars as scantily clad female performers. My personal favourite is C-3PO with tits! Watch the performers in action in the video above.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The Girls of Miss Tattoo Asia Pageant 2010

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I promised you the video so here it is... the finalists of Miss Tattoo Asia Pageant held at the Singapore Tat2 Show 2010 over the weekend. My favourites are the twins, of course! Ahem.



Watch it on Klik.TV here.

When Disney princesses go wild! Ariel, Snow White and Cinderella like you never seen them before

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So what do Ariel, Cinderella and Snow White do when they are alone together? Hmmm...

Disney Princesses go wild!

Disney Princesses go wild!

Disney Princesses go wild!

Disney Princesses go wild!

Disney Princesses go wild!

Disney Princesses go wild!

The things I do when my creative juice goes overload. Ha!

Monday, January 11, 2010

I'm on Reuters! Yes that's me! Really!

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Yes, that's me in the Reuters video report about the Singapore Tat2 Show 2010. I just love being in other people's video. LOL. I was at the Singapore Tat2 Show on Sunday to film the Miss Tattoo Asia Pageant. Watch out for the video on Klik.TV later today. It will be more kickass than the Reuters one, I guarantee. In the meantime, do take a look at my photos taken at the Show here. Lots of tattoos and hot bods!

Saturday, January 09, 2010

WTF! Dick makes an appearance on Belgian TV Show



Neveneffecten is a Belgian TV-program written and performed by the cabaret quartet of the same name. It's a comedy-show that contains a lot of absurd humor, based on the National Geographic documentaries. The above clip is from the episode "Making Of" from the second season of Neveneffecten. Not safe for work and for kids. I'm forever scarred.

Techniques to use plasters on your fingers and other non-joint areas of your body

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Does your plaster keep coming off? When it encounters water, does your plaster fall off easily? Don’t worry, you just have to follow the instructions below!

1. What u need is plaster and scissors
2. Cut the plaster according to the diagram
3. It’s done!

But wait, you must also learn how to paste it!

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1. For non-joint area: Firstly, cross the top left wing to the bottom right direction. Then, cross the top right wing to the bottom left direction. Lastly, hold the bottom left and right wings together in a parallel manner. Yay, it’s done!

2. For joint area: To start with, cross the top left wing to the up right direction. After that, cross the top right wing to the up left direction. Do the same for the bottom left and right wings. Done!

By doing this, it will prevent water from getting into the plaster while bathing, swimming or showering and prevents it from falling off easily.

(Thanks Annie for the graphics and translation)

The Do's and Don'ts of Eating Sushi

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Next time when you eat sushi, do follow these do's and don'ts. Note to self: Stop dumping wasabi into soya sauce.

(via The World's Best Ever)
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