Archives For Curiosities

Faux-spiritual fauxtivation is the new black on Instagram. I’ve always fancied myself a hallmarkesque writer of vaguely convincing half truths – and lets face it, that’s what passes for truth these days. So I’ve launched an experiment that is part seeing how gullible the internet is, part fun, part outlet for my cynicism.

benspiration

Will you join me? Will you be #benspired?

You can get your regular dose of #benspiration, or contribute, at the Facebook page, the instagram hashtag #benspiration, or you can follow @benspiration on instagram.

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When I get sick of it I’ll do a bit of a breakdown on what sort of pictures and quotes were the most popular and what that says about the instagram generation. Maybe. Or maybe I’ll be so benspired I’ll start believing the hype.

Real real life superheroes…

I’ve posted lots of stuff about vigilante “real life superhero” type peeps in the past, but questionable legality aside, they’ve got nothing on these window washers who dress as superheroes to cheer up the patients in a children’s hospital.

Via here, and @Fraank_Oceaan

Lamington Drive: a new webcomic

Ben, whose regular blog is one of my all time favourites, also happens to be a pretty talented arty types, in fact, you might argue that he’s something of a polymath (he shared another one of his mad skillz here a while ago).

He’s branching out, and has started a webcomic. It’s called Lamington Drive. I’m hoping for good things – and he, like Simone, is one of those people whose blog might have waxed occasionally, but hasn’t waned (PS – 2013 is the year of the blog comeback).

Bad Lip Reading and the NFL

This is great.

I love it when he sings… and when he talks about the Denver International Airport. So this is fusion gold.

But here are some things we learn from Gangnam Style about the antichrist.

  • The timing of end times events (but you’ll have to wait for the next video for this).
  • The timing of the end of the Catholic Church.
  • The timing of the end of the United States.
  • The timing of Russia and China’s invasion of the United States.
  • The relationship between the false prophet and the antichrist.
  • The sexuality of the antichrist – he’s a homosexual, bisexual, pedophile who is married, to two wives.
  • The gender confusion of the antichrist – he’s a transexual, apparently.
  • The bow-tie in the video promote gay marriage because they are phallic symbols.
  • The antichrist will publicly proclaim his support for gay marriage…

The real fun starts at about 6 minutes in…

If your day needs some brightening after what has been a bizarrely traumatic week around the planet – then this might help (if the superb collection of kids jokes from last night didn’t). These are also less scary than the teddies with teeth from the other day.

The toys, and their stories, can be found in this gallery, and are on display in a real gallery somewhere too. The photos and concept are the brainchild of a guy named Mark Nixon.

I couldn’t figure out where the apostrophe should go in bad kid’s jokes. It’s ambiguous. Some of them are from bad kids. Some are bad jokes. Some are bad jokes for kids.

Here’s the premise of this pretty fun site.

“I moderate jokes on a Kids Jokes website. A lot of joke submissions can’t be published because they’re offensive (to kids, or to parents who would hear them repeated at home), or they don’t make sense… so I publish them here instead. I have not edited or made up any of these jokes.”

Here are some samples from the front page.

Peas

WHAT DOES PEAS EAT?

TOAST

Black and White

Q.what do you call black and white, black and white, black and white ,grey, red????
A.A penguin rolling down a hill, hit a rock and DIED!!!!!!

Girls

why are girls freaky?

beacuse they have long hair and there stupid.

Chickens Stop

why did all the chickens stop?
because a fat cow was about to put her bum on them

Zombe

what do you get if you cros a zombe and a persen?

dead!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What does Batman do in a quiet week?

This nice little lo-fi gif collection of animated Batman portraits goes some way to unmysterying (or demystifying) the mystery.

These are from the etsy store Mrs McGettrick’s Fugglers.

The teeth appear to be real, and human.

Tumblrweed: Thanks Textbooks

Thanks Textbooks collects badly thought out sections from academic works.

Some examples…

You can, of course, explore more single serving Tumblrs in the Tumblrweed archives.

This made me laugh the three times I’ve watched it. So it must be funny. Right?

The Last Man On Earth from Peter Atencio on Vimeo.

I love (robot) lamp

This is, I think, what the Pixar lamp would be like if it wasn’t just a short animation in the opening credit of Pixar movies. It’s pretty clever.

Pinokio from Adam Ben-Dror on Vimeo.

A clock for all seasons

The Present is a Kickstarter project which is part installation art, part really slow clock. It rotates once per year.

ThePresent from m ss ng p eces on Vimeo.

It’ll set you back $300.

This is a great bit of link bait, infographic style…

The people who made this, who happen to be some sort of T-Shirt Company, have also compiled a list of where to get each shirt.

How anybody figures out this is a thing you can do is beyond me.