November 28th, 2012

Dynamo, Episode 1: BIT 313-A [Alternative YouTube link]:

In which the Amazingly Bearded Man (ABM) wards off the Flesh Bats, and Ava makes bad decisions.

An ambitious, distinctly offbeat web-based science fiction series. It looks amazingly polished for something produced on a budget that probably wouldn't pay for a single day's catering service on Michael Bay's next Transformers movie.

It feels a bit like a cross between Max Headroom, Terry Gilliam and Twin Peaks. All of which are good things, to my mind. Four episodes in and I'm hooked.

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Trophy of trophies

June 17th, 2009

Is the Land Grant trophy, awarded since 1993 to the victor in the annual tie between the Penn State Nittany Lions and the Michigan State Spartans, the strangest looking trophy in modern sport?

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Atlas Obscura

June 14th, 2009

How can I resist Atlas Obscura? The subtitle tells you all you need to know: "A Compendium of The World's Wonders, Curiosities and Esoterica."

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I'd rather kiss an Ewok

August 23rd, 2008

The Jar Jar Binks lollipop. Ewwww!

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April 7th, 2008

Those Kiwis are nothing if not resourceful:

A man in New Zealand has been charged with using a hedgehog as a weapon, the New Zealand Herald has reported. […]

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