June 28, 2009

Le Ballon Rouge (Albert Lamorisse 1965)

Cute and beautiful. It's amazing to see Paris in 1965 and how it hasn't really changed at all.

June 25, 2009

Don't Despair on the London Tube



Most Unfortunate Product Names

Golden Gaytime is an iconic ice-cream in Australia, its name survived intact despite the homosexual connotations in modern decades. The company just decided to play up the camp name with the boxes, holding the words "4 chances to have a gay time."

Next time, have some Vergina.

Shitto is an allegedly delicious Ghanaian sauce with a name that makes Americans laugh, while everyone in Ghana seems to love it.

"Megapussi" is a finnish word for a "mega bag" and not actually the product's name...but still...

Australian repellent "used by the armed forces." They surely need it! lol

So that's how finnish bread taste like.

Cock flavoured...hmmm spicy.

Via Oddee

June 23, 2009

Mask Demonstration Fail

Poor him...national TV and now Youtube. lol

Pet Airways

Anyone who's experienced the stress of air travel with their pet has thought there's got to be a better way. Alysa Binder and Dan Wiesel thought they could do better, and the result is Pet Airways, which starts flying pets in America in July 2009.

Via Cool Hunting

June 22, 2009

June 16, 2009

Paul McCartney's Meat Free Mondays

I know we're not fighting to be at the top of the food chain to be vegetarian...but this is not only a one sided story...

Sir Paul McCartney has followed in the footsteps of the world's leading climate scientist and a small Belgian town by calling on people to go meat-free one day a week and cut carbon emissions.

Backed by celebrities ranging from Chris Martin to Sheryl Crow, McCartney today launched his Meat Free Monday campaign asking households to cut out meat on Mondays and slow global warming.

"I think many of us feel helpless in the face of environmental challenges, and it can be hard to know how to sort through the advice about what we can do to make a meaningful contribution to a cleaner, more sustainable, healthier world," said McCartney. "Having one designated meat free day a week is actually a meaningful change that everyone can make, that goes to the heart of several important political, environmental and ethical issues all at once."

Reducing meat consumption didn't just slow climate change, he said, but would help to fight global hunger and improve the welfare of animals.

Read the full article...


It is too late to be a pessimist.

Bad Dog

Or is he a good dog? ;)

Via Fubiz

June 15, 2009

How to: Make a Toilet Roll Extension Cord Holder

Why hadn't I thought of this?? See how to make it step by step.

Via Unplggd

Pointless Nostalgia

Like the mood of it all. Makes me feel nostalgic.

Funniest One Liners

1 I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn’t work that way. So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness.

2 I want to die peacefully in my sleep, like my grandfather.. Not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car.

3 If sex is a pain in the ass, then you’re doing it wrong…

4 Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.

5 The early bird might get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

6 Some people are like Slinkies … not really good for anything, but you can’t help smiling when you see one tumble down the stairs.

7 A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.

8 I saw a woman wearing a sweat shirt with “Guess” on it…so I said “Implants?”

9 Politicians and diapers have one thing in common. They should both be changed regularly, and for the same reason.

10 If you think nobody cares if you’re alive, try missing a couple of payments.

11 We live in a society where pizza gets to your house before the police.

12 Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

13 Sex is not the answer. Sex is the question. “Yes” is the answer.

14 If 4 out of 5 people SUFFER from diarrhea… does that mean that one enjoys it?

15 How is it one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire?

16 Women might be able to fake orgasms. But men can fake a whole relationship.

17 I thought I wanted a career, turns out I just wanted paychecks.

18 Men have two emotions: Hungry and Horny. If you see him without an erection, make him a sandwich.

19 Having sex is like playing bridge. If you don’t have a good partner, you’d better have a good hand.

20 War does not determine who is right - only who is left.

Via Phunk you

June 9, 2009

A Great Excuse to Take a Nap

But if those are the bad dreams, do they still count?

It's a Myth: Red Wine

"It's an absolute myth that red wine is good for you," says Professor Valerie Beral from the University of Oxford and lead author of the Million Women study.

"The evidence is not there."

"Our research identified a group of chemicals called procyanadins which are polyphenols, and the key component in terms of protecting from heart disease."

Polyphenols, such as the antioxidant resveratrol, are found in the skins of red wine grapes.

"In high doses it does seem to enhance the lifespan of mice. But," he adds crucially, "you need huge doses."

In humans, it equates to thousands of litres of wine.

Professor Corder dismisses wines that effectively promote themselves as a health drink, with 'rich in polyphenols' or 'rich in antioxidants' on the label.

But, he says, two small glasses of a very tannic, procyanadin rich wine would confer a benefit.

"The problem is that most supermarket wines are low procyanadin and high alcohol," he said.

"We're promoting bad wine for bad habits."

Read the full article...

June 7, 2009

Talking Trash

Here are a few interesting designs for something we don't care much about, the garbage bins.

Coolness comes in many forms, though most people wouldn’t expect one of them to be a trash can. Nevertheless, Turkish designer Cem Tutuncuoglu had a dream… a dream of indoor garbage cans that wouldn’t smell up the place in between trash pickup days. With the Minus trash bin, food waste (the most common smelly garbage) is chilled so bacteria can’t become active. An anti-bacterial light adds a little insurance - those wee beasties are tough! No need to open up the Minus to see how full it is; the see-through plastic lid solves that issue. In other words, why constant open to check the works? That’s nobody’s business but the Turks’.

Fed up with trash cans you have to clean? Wouldn’t it be nice if yoo could toss the trash out WITH the trash, or even better, use a recyclable recycling bin? Sure it would… and so it is! Thanks to the ancient Japanese technique of paper folding (origami) you can whip up a handy paper container from old newspapers anytime you need one. Good news indeed!

Want to fold your own newspaper trash bins? They’re not all that big but the average newspaper makes a bunch of them. Check out the following video for easy instructions:

Folding an origami wastebasket, by Blackheathbugle

Stephan Hauser’s gleaming metal “Dustbin” won’t be collecting much dust from bathroom readers - its contoured rim is the perfect match for a magazine. Prop one up, kick back and, er, relax. When you’re done, leave the magazine on top of the bin to act as a lid. Just remember not to leave any of “those” magazines open on the bin… and wash your hands, hotshot.

Adidas came up with a cool way to advertise their basketball shoes. Just outside their Paris store, the company set up trash receptacles and recycling bins 10 feet off the ground - the height of a regulation basketball net. There are no images showing passersby actually making the leap to toss their trash but as a attention-grabbing guerrilla marketing exercise for the popular sneaker-maker it’s a slam dunk.

Via Weburbanist

French Anti-Smoking Commercial

Beauty is in the Eye of Beer Holder

Priceless Indecent Proposal

My dad doesn't have such a sense of humour. Shame. LOL

June 6, 2009

June 5, 2009

Russell Brand, When He's Normal

After watching this interview of his, I've got to say that he's much more charming when he's normal and without that big silly hair...and this is when I've decided to like him. lol

June 4, 2009

Coffee Cup Inverter

This is such a clever gadget to have! (If you have a car, that is.) And it's really affordable! Love it like I do, click here.

Via Boing Boing

Mentos + Coke =?

Wired's HOWTO wiki suggests freezing Mentos into ice cubes and then serving them in Diet Coke-based cocktails as a kind of timed practical joke (the cubes melt, and the drink turns into a volcano). Diet Coke is recommended "because it isn't sticky."

Via Boing Boing

Naughty Monkey!

Monkeys and men...aren't they the same?