Tuesday, November 30, 2010

How to have safe sex by Leslie Nielsen

Here's Leslie Nielsen showing us how to have safe sex. A normal condom just won't do. RIP Leslie Nielsen. The star of Airplane and The Naked Gun has died at age 84. What better way to honour the king of deadpan than with a collection of his best lines?

Friday, November 26, 2010

Angry Birds The Movie: Will the Birds and Pigs stop fighting?

After many years of war, the Angry Birds and their sworn enemy, the Pigs have an historic meeting at the UN to stop the bloodshed. Will the Birds and Pigs finally live in pace? Angry Birds live action skit from Eretz Nehederet, an Israeli comedy show. Angry Birds animation by Roxio, the makers of Angry Birds.

Anatomy of a Stoning

National Post's Anatomy of a Stoning takes look at the brutal practice of stoning, a method of execution used to punish adulterers and other criminals. Stoning is still practiced in certain countries like Iran. It is brutal, cruel, inhumane and it has to stop!

(via Boing Boing)

Control your home theater with Pillow Remote Control

Never lose your remote again with the Pillow Remote Control, a sofa pillow with a built-in 6-in-1 universal remote control. It has databases containing codes for over 500 remote control devices and easy-to-click fabric buttons to make changing channels a breeze.

(Thanks Dan O)

Artisanal Pencil Sharpening will sharpen your pencils for a fee

You pay David Rees money and he will sharpen your pencils. David, a craftsman still practices the age-old art of manual pencil sharpening. His artisanal service is perfect for artists, writers, and standardized test takers. Shipped with their shavings and a "certificate of sharpening". Maybe I should start a similar business in Singapore.

Huge London photo is largest 360° panorama in the world

London 80 Gigapixels is an 80-gigapixel panoramic photo, made from 7886 individual images. The panoramic photo was shot from the top of the Centre Point building in central London, in the summer of 2010 and was stitched together on a Fujitsu Celsius workstation.

A Linch Pin Droid is one awesome R2D2 art print

Kevin Tong documents his experiences working on his amazing R2D2 art print, A Linch Pin Droid on his blog: "As you look at my print, consider the title, and let your eyes wander over R2D2′s many implements and devices, please reflect upon the specific moments when he used those tools, when his actions and selflessness saved the galaxy."

One issue per every five years of Popular Science

Check out this cool graphic of Popular Science magazines arranged one issue per every five years from 1882 to 2007. William Huber writes: "By arranging thousands of magazine pages into single high resolution images, we are able to reveal gradual temporal changes over long historical periods."

The dipr is the ultimate cookie spoon

Bobby was dunking Oreo cookies in his milk one day and he kept dropping the cookies into the milk. I have the same problem too! Fed up, he invented the dipr, a spoon that holds your sandwich cookie while you dip it in milk, coffee or any other liquid that fits your fancy.

Heart Hole Punch is a common office tool but with more love

Heart Hole Punch puts the passion back into your paperwork. It is a metal hole punch which punches 2 heart shaped holes instead of round ones. Don't worry, the heart shaped holes fit the world's most popular filing systems. Punch enough holes and you'll end up with heart shaped confetti that you throw at your office fling.

The Beatles performed with Ukulele

The Beatles Complete On Ukulele will release a new recording of a Beatles song featuring a different artist every Tuesday. A short essay will coincide with every recording and each performance will include a ukulele. You can download the songs on their site or iTunes.

Grab your Sitex 2010 Price Lists and Brochures

Sitex, the longest running consumer IT exhibition in Singapore is now on at the Singapore Expo until 28 November. Go check out some of the deals at Bootstrike. Those guys have posted all the Sitex price lists and brochures. I want to get some SD cards for my video cam and an external storage for my PC.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

New Kids On The Block & Backstreet Boys at AMA 2010: Mic hits Jordan's face!

The New Kids on the Block and The Backstreet Boys performed together a mash up of their popular songs at the American Music Awards. During the performance, NKOTB's Joey McIntyre did a spin and his hand hit Jordan Knight's mic and it nearly slammed in his face. Watch the video. Jordan tweets after the AMA: "I'm glad I still have my teeth.... that mic smacked me right in my grill!!!" And his lips are swollen. Poor guy.

Twitter Is Over Capacity (aka Fail Whale) Hat

Hine Mizushima, a puppet stop-motion animation artist made this really cute Twitter Is Over Capacity hat for Halloween. Unfortunately, her blog post is in Japanese. I think she should make lots of this and sell them. I'll buy one or two.

(Thanks Hiro)

Pissed drunk in Korea? Then find your pic in Black Out Korea

I love Black Out Korea, a blog devoted to the often hilarious situations in Korea that involve full grown adults blacking out in public, sometimes from 60 hour workweeks, but mostly because of Soju, a distilled alcoholic beverage traditionally made from rice.

(Thanks valerix81)

Jesus and Buddha stars in manga as best friends

Saint Young Men is a manga series about two young men, Jesus and Buddha who have just returned from a vacation in the underworld and are living together as roommates in the Tachikawa suburb of Tokyo. Buddha is thrifty and Jesus is a lavish spender. Oh, and they are best friends.

Wear your camera love on your sleeve with the Lens Bracelets

Designed exclusively for those of you who are camera obsessed, the Lens Bracelet is a replica of your lens focusing ring. The bracelet is made of soft silicone and is one size fits all but you can choose either a 50mm prime or 24-70mm zoom.

(Thanks Hazel)

Samsung Galaxy Tab looks like the iPad but is no iPad

The Samsung Galaxy Tab is an Android tablet that has a 7-inch TFT-LCD touchscreen and lots of other features including a 3.2 MP rear-facing camera and a 1.3 MP front facing camera for video calls. Some very good video reviews here. I've used it briefly. It's pretty ok but I won't be giving up my iPad anytime soon.

Real Robocup sends autographed photo to Robocop Kid

Remember the cute Robocop kid costume made by Jim and Wood that I blogged early this month? Well, Peter Weller, the guy who plays Robocop was so impressed, he sent an autographed photo to their son! The message on the photo reads: "You are certainly the best Robocop of all time!" How cool is that?

Bubble Wrap Tie is good for boring meetings and more

If you have to wear a tie to the office, then maybe you should get one of these Bubble Wrap Ties. They look like any ordinary tie but hidden at the back is a bubble wrap. Just crush the bubble wrap when boredom hits you or when you need to destress at work.

(Thanks Lord Kimbo)

Spike your juice with the DIY Juice to Alcohol Kit

With the DIY Juice to Alcohol Kit and a 64oz bottle of juice, you'll be able to enjoy a sparkling, alcoholic beverage in 48 hours. No kidding! Thanks to the magic of science, the kit will convert the fructose of your juice into alcohol and carbonation. Alcohol content can reach 14 percent! Ok I want this.

Black Belt Watch is for black belts only

The Swiss made Black Belt Watch is an elegant watch with a steel bezel sandblasted and stamped with polished Kanji characters. Its dial features an engraved “Black Belt” and stamped with its emblematic representation, a background pattern that emulates the fabric used for kimonos and the hands replicate Shinai, the traditional bamboo sword used for practice in Kendo.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Exclusive pic of Mas Selamat dressed as a woman revealed!


The Singapore government has revealed that Mas Selamat, the leader of a terror network who escaped while in detention in Feb 2008, stayed overnight at his brother's flat in Tampines two days after his escape and then disguised himself as a woman wearing a tudung to evade detection and recapture. Ah, no wonder we can't find him. No official picture of Mas Selamat dressed as a woman has been revealed by the government but according to this "exclusive" photo, we can tell that he's not going to win any beauty contest.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

6 Stunning Artworks from Star Wars Visions

I just got my copy of Star Wars Visions and I'm loving it. In Star War Visions, George Lucas invited more than 100 well-known and promising artists, of different genres and styles, to draw upon the entire Star Wars galaxy for inspiration and create their own interpretations of Star Wars. Star Wars Visions collects these magnificent artworks for the first time. Here are 6 stunning artworks from the book.

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Adult Chocolate Milk for adults who love milk and alcohol

Certain things you grew up with just get better and more interesting with age. Featuring real cream and rich chocolatey flavor, Adult Chocolate Milk tastes just like the original classic - with a very adult alcohol update. How much alcohol? It doesn't say.

(Thanks Shy)

1947 book about naked people in existential crisis

Container List shares with us a few scans of the 1947 book titled What Am I Doing Here? by Abner Dean. From the book's preface: "This naked little man… wanders among other naked men and women, full of good will and curiosity and fatuity. He gets into jams, but is always pretty certain something can be done about them."

Illustrated A to Z of Japan

I love these Asialphabet illustrations by artist Yoriko Yoshida that depict the Roman alphabet as Japanese cultural items and traditions. This is B for Bonsai. Unfortunately there's no Q or X. Don't know why.

Batvan is one kick ass Japanese custom van

Some Japanese dude has made a Batvan custom van with huge fiberglass wings and body kit mixed with the Batman theme. Comes complete with a small scale replica of itself and a life-size Batman statue. The only question is: With all that huge wings, how is it going to enter the Batcave?

Star Wars Epic Wall Art is artwork that spans your bedoom wall

I want the Star Wars Epic Wall Art for my room! The incredible Star Wars movie artwork measures 10.5 feet by 6 feet. It comes in prepasted and water activated panels that stick easily to your walls. No special tools needed, just soak in warm water and position in place.

Giant Gundam protecting Japan now comes in miniature size

Now you can have a mini version of the 60-foot Gundam statue that is currently protecting Shizuoka. Bandai is selling the 10cm tall mini figure only in Japan. Damn it Bandai! You have to buy and assemble all six components to form the complete Gundam statue.

Master Chief helmet is made of Lego and is wearable!

Benny writes about his wearable Master Chief helmet: "It is made completely out of Lego except for the visor, which is a modified motorcycle helmet visor. I padded the inside with cut up squares of mattress top from Target. It is comfortable, but very hot."

(via Brothers Brick)

HEX Watch Band for iPod Nano

The iPod Nano 6th generation is cool but it's way cooler when you convert it into a watch.  Just pop your Nano into the HEX Watch Band and it's a watch! The HEX Watch Band is a custom premium silicone strap and comes in 9 different colours.

Millennium Falcon Blueprint by Corellian Engineering Corp

Now that the blueprint of the Millennium Falcon has been leaked, you can now go ahead and try building the Millennium Falcon for yourself. Good luck with the subspace hyperdrive. Let me know if you've succeeded.

(Thanks Mr Big)

36-Shot-Glass Bandolier holds all your alcohol ammo

I wanna get this 36-shot-glass bandolier and put it on next time when I'm out partying. The unique bandolier has two crossing nylon shoulder straps and an adjustable belt that holds 36 bullet-shaped, one-ounce shot glasses complete with locking caps. Truly awesome!

8-Bit Meat Diagrams for all you video game meat lovers

Jude Buffum has a long-time obsession with meat diagrams (ya, like who doesn't?) so for an upcoming show, he decides to explore the carnivorous side of the world of video games with this set of really cool 8-Bit meat diagrams. He's also selling the prints here.

(Thanks Terry)

200 Gaming Characters as Mega Man Sprites

Chris Bringhurst remade 200 famous gaming icons into Mega Man sprites. He says: "I work at a call center that has some pretty long stretches of nothing, and I get bored pretty easily. I had thought before how cool it would be if Master Chief and the Halo franchise were given the Mega Man treatment."

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Pop-Up Magazine is no ordinary magazine

I love the idea of Pop-Up Magazine. It showcases the most interesting writers, documentary filmmakers, photographers and radio producers but it's not your usual magazine. It is the world’s first live magazine, created for a stage, a screen, and a live audience. Nothing will arrive in your mailbox. No content will go online. An issue exists for one night, in one place.

Tron Quorra costume glows in the dark

Check out Syuzi's Tron Quorra costume for Halloween. The costume is made from faux leather and EL Film strips. The luminescent panels are removable, velcored onto the leather vest in order to make the top washable.

(Thanks Mr Big)

A Brief History of the Home Video Game Console

Thanks to A Brief History of the Home Video Game Console, now I know that the Magnavox Odyssey is the first home video game console. Always thought it was Atari. The Odyssey was released in 1972 and the first working prototype was finished in 1968. 

Scanwiches are delicious scanned sandwiches

Scanwiches posts scans of sandwiches for education and delight. This delicious scanned sandwich is from Five Boro Bistro at Google NYC. There's ham, turkey, lettuce, onions, cheddar cheese stuffed in between the white toast.

Original Star Wars trilogy characters in low res pixels

Andy Rash makes Iotacons, extremely low resolution portraits of popular characters and icons. His best Iotacons so far in my opinion is his set of Star Wars characters from all three original Star Wars movies.

(Thanks Sir Thomas)

The Angry Birds Cake looks so good, the Pigs will eat it

Anya Richardson, an aspiring cake artist posted this picture of her Angry Birds Cake on Twitpic recently. Her amazing cake features all the different types of Angry Birds and of course, the evil Pigs with the captured eggs.

(Thanks Johnny Q)

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

The voice behind the MRT announcements does not want you to use Singlish

Your attention please. Juanita Melson, the voice behind all those announcements you hear while taking a ride in our MRT trains, does not agree to Singaporeans using Singlish or putting on a foreign accent. I repeat. She does not condone using Singlish at all. Thank you and have a nice day.

Monday, November 08, 2010

Lego Miss Piggy rides Harley Davidson

Four years ago, Lego builder Elex had Miss Piggy on his to do list. Now, it's finally finished! For his Miss Piggy Lego sculpture, he had her sit on a Harley Davidson Softail Heritage motorbike. Oh, the Harley is in Lego too and it even has working lights!

(via The Brothers Brick)

Furry Sesame Street Cupcakes

For her kid's 3rd birthday, Polwig made these cute furry Sesame Street cupcakes. How did she make the "fur"? Simple! Just put some coconut in a ziplock bag and then drop a few drops of food coloring (red for Elmo, Blue for Cookie Monster and yellow for Big Bird) until you get desired effect.

A Paper Internet saves the web, one page at a time

Carlos Bueno wants to save the web, one page at a time. His initiative, A Paper Internet is building a network of time capsules containing photos, music, technical journals, and descriptions of everyday life. He's just completed one that contains the complete Linux 0.1 source code, plus sundry articles and internet ephemera.

100 Portraits — 100 Photographers

Andy Adams writes about his project, 100 Portraits — 100 Photographers: "In the spirit of the public art projection at FotoWeek DC, I mounted this online exhibition so the global photo community can experience the work of these 100 photographers from anywhere in the world."

Carpet made from thousands of pasta

This incredible pasta carpet is made by the folks from We Make Carpets. They make temporary contemporary carpets using everyday products. Without a sketch or plan, they start by laying the materials one by one until the finished carpet appears.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Exclusive pics of Johnnie Walker's updated Black Label bottle


Last night, Johnnie Walker sent a man wearing a suit to my house to personally deliver a gift to me. Included in the gift bag is this card which says: "Dear IZ, We would like you to Step Inside the world of Johnnie Walker and be the first in Singapore to check out our new look. We have updated the Johnnie Walker Black Label bottle to put a sleeker spin on it and wanted you to be the amongst the privileged few to own one..."

Sweet! Yes, they gave me a bottle of the new Johnnie Walker Black Label!




Johnnie Walker will offer fans an exclusive sneak preview of this new bottle at the Johnnie Walker Jet Black party on Thursday. If you want invites to this exclusive party, here's how. I have 5 pairs of tickets to give away. The new bottle will hit the shelves in December.

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