Wednesday, February 28, 2007


Richard Dawkins is one of my heroes. In this program he examines the oldest question there is - Why Are We Here?

More important reading:


Tuesday, February 27, 2007


40 Things That Only Happen In Movies

11. Any police officer about to retire from the force will more often than not die on their last day (especially if their family have planned a party). (Caveat: Detectives can only solve a case after they have been suspended from duty).

22. No matter how savagely a spaceship is attacked, its internal gravity system is never damaged.

3. Television news bulletins usually contain a story that affects you personally at the precise moment it's aired.

25. You will survive any battle in any war UNLESS you show someone a picture of your sweetheart back home.

7. All bombs are fitted with electronic timing devices with large red digital displays so you know exactly when they are going to explode.

38. In Middle America, all gas station attendants have red handkerchiefs hanging out of their back pockets.

15. All grocery shopping involves the purchase of French loaves which will be placed in open brown paper bags (Caveat: when said bags break, only fruit will spill out).


Sunday, February 25, 2007


Documentary on stupidity

"We all use the word, we all think we live in a world full of it and we probably are it ourselfs a great part of our time. But how do you define stupidity? And can intelligent people also be very stupid? This documentary shows a nice collection of viewpoints to the matter. "

Saturday, February 24, 2007


Use your trampoline to keep the black bombs airborne. Avoid the red bombs. The goal is to spell out the word Kaboom by catching the letters...

Thursday, February 22, 2007


Midget + Camel equals bizarre. This is the kind of thing that could haunt your dreams.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007


Here's a guy who takes on any dare imaginable. Warning: extreme language and graphic content!!

No Job Is Worth This - For more funny movies, click here

Monday, February 19, 2007


It's a streetlight. At, my favorite website, the talkbacks can get legendary. There's nothing like getting the minds of thousands of snarky geeks involved on the same topic.

Yesterday, someone thought they had photographed a UFO. The talkback grew into a gigantic comedy festival...

(almost as legendary as the 'ballsack conundrum' of 04/17/06)

[update 02/19/07 05:41pm Wil Wheaton, t.v.'s Wesley Crusher and modern-day internet phenom, has added the talkback to his blog:
there are four lights (but we really only care about one)]

[update 02/20/07 8:41pm - Now there's a follow up thread:

It IS a streetlight. Surprising that NONE of you knew. I am an Idiot -- forked_at_fark

Or, you can
It's at base price, no markup.]

Saturday, February 17, 2007


Simon, a game by Milton Bradley, was way cool in the 80s. Here's a version you can play right now. Simon!

Thursday, February 15, 2007


Piano playing cat. Meet Nora, a cat who taught herself to play the piano. If you don't think this is adorable, there's something terribly wrong with you.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Tuesday, February 13, 2007


The Super Prank. John Hargrave at pulled off a breathtaking prank at the Super Bowl and is currently telling the story of the prank, in installments, at his website. Although strictly speaking the prank didn't have the visual impact he hoped for, it is still amazing from a planning and execution standpoint. Plus, Rob Cockerham from was on his IMF team, which gives it more geek cred.

"For our latest prank, we wanted to show how easy it would be to broadcast a secret message not just on national TV, but on TV's biggest event.

We hacked the Super Bowl.

During the second quarter of the big game, a team of elite, highly-trained pranksters quietly distributed 2,350 packets to the lower east section of Dolphin Stadium. These "Party Packs" were labeled by individual seat and row number, and contained a six-inch light-up necklace. An official-looking brochure explained that by turning on the necklace lights during the halftime show, audience members would spell the word "PRINCE." But they didn't. They spelled a secret message that we broadcast to 93.1 million people."

"You're about to read a real-life heist story. Super Bowl XLI was a Level One national security event, usually reserved for Presidential inaugurations. We had to get two full vanloads of materials through federal marshals, police, police dogs, bomb squads, ATF, robots, and a five-ton state-of-the-art X-ray crane. We spent four months on this prank, which required five people on the inside, one on the outside, and dozens of support staff. "

Although Hargrave has not yet revealed what the message was, analysis of the video seems to indicate that it included a Mooninite from Aqua Teen Hunger Force, the cartoon character that shut down the city of Boston when they overreacted to a guerilla marketing campaign.

[UPDATE : 11:20 PM - It would appear that I may have fallen victim to a meta-sub-prank. On the talkbacks at John's site, he reveals that he'll link to any videos of the prank, even if they're crazy. I found this mooninite clip there, but YouTube user may have faked it up, or posted it for an accomplice who faked it up. So, until John finishes his story, consider the message a mystery for now...-MJM]

[UPDATE: 02/15/07 9:00pm Hargrave finished the last installment of his story, but DIDN'T REVEAL WHAT THE MESSAGE WAS. I'm pretty cheesed, because now I HAVE TO KNOW what it was. Rob at Cockeyed hasn't revealed it yet, either. I've procured a Hi-Def video of the halftime show and I'm about to start mining it for better imagery. I'll update this post with whatever I can find...
I'm getting a lot of traffic from all over the world, which is very exciting. Email me at to say hi or help me crack this puzzle. Or, leave a comment below...
- MJM]

[UPDATE: 03/09/07 5:35pm WOW I had given up on this weeks ago, but I just got this email:

Figured it out? I can't, but have you seen the"secret" pages? first one: when deciphered leadsto: has a zip file and a riddle. I can't solve theriddle as I don't know what is on page 83 of his book. The zip file contains a photoshop image with 51layers that when deciphered allegedly just say, But I can't believe that is it, all thatbuildup just for Check that stuff out, whatdo you think? What's the point of the riddle if youcan solve the photoshop with just a macro? - Archibald

This is cool and now I don't think Hargrave is a tool anymore.
I suspected that the message was ZUG.COM as that's the only message that would have made sense. Nice job, Archibald (and whomever else found this out.)]

Find out your pirate name here. Arr.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

(Fight Club)

Celebrity Fight Club! Beat up the celebrities. Go ahead, beat them senseless.

Saturday, February 10, 2007


"BLOGUMENTARY playfully explores the many ways blogs are influencing our media, our politics, and our relationships. Personal political writing is the foundation of our democracy, but mass media has reduced us to passive consumers instead of active citizens. Blogs return us to our roots and reengage us in democracy. Shot in candid first-person style by director Chuck Olsen."

Friday, February 09, 2007


Anna Nicole Smith, rest in peace.

Thursday, February 08, 2007


The Bugatti Veyron is the world's fastest production car. It is an extraordinary engineering feat, it's sixteen cylinder engine capable of generating over 1000 horsepower. It is capable of reaching 100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.5 seconds. 200 km/h (124 mph) takes 7.3 seconds and 300 km/h (186 mph) takes a mere 16.7 seconds. No other car is capable of this, but from here the car can actually accelerate 67 more mph, to a frightening top speed of 253 mph!!

In this video, James May, the host of Top Gear, brings the Veyron all the way up to it's top speed. And I wish I could have been a passenger. He is reported to have said that upon decelerating to 70 mph his senses felt like he had stopped, and that he could open the door.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007


Stephen Colbert icecream! The blog Nofactzone has an amazing scoop about a new Ben & Jerry's flavor called Stephen Colbert's Americone Dream. (hey, scoop, icecream, huh huh) A Whole Foods employee even sent them a picture of the prototype package, and revealed that it will probably hit store shelves in April. Personally I think they should have called it Toothiness Decay.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007


Bush in freefall! Grab him with the mouse if you want to fling him around 'n stuff.

Monday, February 05, 2007


The UFO Phenomenon is examined in-depth in this long form documentary.

Sunday, February 04, 2007


This is one craaazy cat.

Friday, February 02, 2007


It's Jingleheimer Junction!

SNL Skit - video powered by Metacafe

Thursday, February 01, 2007


Rescue the President from the turrists. Use the A,S,D and F keys to move. Target and fire with the mouse. - Online Gaming - Free Online Games -

Superman is a dick.

"Back in November of 2004, a guy named Mike Miksch started a thread at a Transformers message board called The Allspark about insane comic book covers throughout the ages. Initially it was a laugh in at the expense of Lois Lane Comics, but before the responses had gotten past even the first page, Mike had posted a pair of pictures depicting Superman burning a father's day gift from Jimmy and laughing in Lois's face as she begged him to prevent her from being forced to marry Titanman, and inadvertently set the tone for the resulting 30+ pages of responses:

Superman is a dick.

...And from there it spread across a fair number of blogs and other discussion board forums, ... ... it was imitated by I-Mockery .... .... made the front page of ...At more than a quarter million views, that thread beats out the nearest competitor ten times over. Such is the appeal of Superman is a Dick."

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