Thursday, March 22, 2012

Tradition T-Shirt Logo

Just because you've always done it that way doesn't mean it's not incredibly stupid.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Those Bronte Sisters: Cartoon

Jules Verne v H G Wells - cartoon

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Multi-Perspective Shadow Sculptures - John Muntean

At face value these small hand-carved wooden sculptures by scientist and artist John V. Muntean appear to be a random amalgam of mixed geometric shapes, curves and holes, but shine a light at the right angle and suddenly in the objects shadow is a discernable image. In fact, each sculpture contains three images, usually revolving around a theme.

Via his website:
A Magic Angle Sculpture appears to be nothing more than an abstract wooden carving, skewered with a rod and mounted on a base. However, when lit from above and rotated at the magic angle (54.74º) it will cast three alternating shadows. Every 120º of rotation, the amorphous shadows evolve into independent forms. Our scientific interpretation of nature often depends upon our point of view. Perspective matters.
Muntean has numerous videos showing how each piece works, I definitely recommend spending a few minutes poking around. You can also follow along via his blog, and inquire about purchasing a piece. (via neatorama)

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Dating: 5 Things Women don't dare about

Men are easy-going dudes while women are self-loathing neurotics, right? That's funny, because we were thinking just the same thing about you.

Take your ‘appendage’ for example, your wallet, or your car. You use these things to judge yourself and your attractiveness to women, and you seem to get ever so upset when you think you don't measure up.

Stop beating yourself up and read on to discover the stuff that women really don't care about.

1. The size of your wallet
Times are tough for a lot of us at the moment, and that has turned money into a hotter dating topic than ever. Many men seem convinced that no woman will ever look at them if they don't earn a certain amount, or don't have a job at all. That really isn't the way that women think - at least not any woman worth her salt.

Women want to date men who are interesting, bright, funny, creative, thoughtful, handsome and good in bed. If those men are gainfully employed it's definitely a help, partly because it gives him some self-worth and partly because it means that she doesn't have to worry about losing her savings to a freeloader.

But an idiot with money is still an idiot, and women genuinely enjoy their independence. The size of a man's bank account is of far less importance to women than most men believe.

2. The size of your ‘appendage’
No woman will ever care about the size of a man's appendage as much as he does, and yet men will worry about size until the day the earth stops spinning.

OK, here's the science bit. A certain amount of bulk is useful in the sack. It's how we were made. But once you stray much above average, it makes very little difference and can be counter-productive. It's uncomfortable. If you're really worried about being the best lover in town, do some jaw exercises.

3. How long you can keep going in bed
Just as the length of your apparatus can make things a little uncomfortable for your supposedly grateful sexual partner, so can the length of your activity. Please, don't outstay your welcome. The bit that you want to devote time to isn’t necessarily what you’d think. If you can learn to read the signs, you may find that your partner wants to be intimate far more often.

4. Your bald spot
We do understand your worries over this one, guys. Waking up to find that you've got yet another square inch of scalp must be pretty soul-destroying, especially if it begins when you're in your 20s or even earlier.

But if you wear your male pattern baldness with pride, it really can be rather sexy. When we say "with pride", we mean "with really really short hair." A balding bouffant is a sign of a baldy in denial, and it is deeply unattractive. Ladies love a balding buzz cut, so get out the clippers and make like Jason Statham and Vin Diesel.

5. Your car
Oh, so your car cost £20,000, and you’ll be paying it off for the next 10 years? You fool. She's got a date with a hot, bald guy on a bike.

Dating: Avoid these chat-up lines!

Be warned, use of these cheesy chat-up lines could seriously damage your love life… 1. “Is there an airport nearby; or is that just my heart taking off?”

2. “Hi I’m Mr Right, somebody said you were looking for me?”

3. “Do you have a map? I keep getting lost in your eyes.”

4. “Am I dead? Because I think I just met an angel.”

5. “Let’s make like fabric softener and snuggle.”

6. “Were you arrested earlier? It must be illegal to look that good.”

7. “If I told you that you had a nice body would you hold it against me?”

8. “Did it hurt when you fell out of heaven?”

9. “I've lost that loving feeling, will you help me find it again?”

10. “Hi the voices in my head told me to come talk to you.”

11. “Screw me if I'm wrong, but you want to kiss me don't you?”

12. “Are you free tonight, or will it cost me?”

13. “Get your coat; you've pulled.”

14. “My name is ______. Remember that, you'll be screaming it later.”

15. “Hey babe, wanna see my baby elephant?”

16. “I guess you can kiss Heaven goodbye. Because it has got to be a sin to look that good.”

17. “There must be something wrong with my phone, because it doesn’t have your number in it.”

18. “I hope you know CPR? Because you take my breath away.”

19. “Is your father a thief? Because someone stole the stars from the sky and put them in your eyes.”

20. "You must be tired, because you’ve been running through my mind all night!”

21. “Did you fart? ‘cause you blew me away.”

22. “Were you in Boy Scouts? Because you sure have tied my heart in a knot.”

23. “Do you have a plaster? I hurt my knee when I fell for you.”

24. “Hi. You'll do!”

25. “Hi, are you Jamaican? Coz jer-makin-me-crazy.”

26. “I seemed to have lost my number, any chance I could have yours?”

27. “Do you believe in love at first sight? Or should I walk past again?”

28. “Is your last name is Jacobs? Because you’re a real cracker.”

29. “Are you a parking ticket? Because you have fine written all over you!”

30. “If I could rearrange the alphabet I'd put U and I together.”

31. “Pick a number between 1 and 10. Sorry you lost, you'll have to take off all your clothes.”

32. “Do you like raisins? Well how about a date then? “

33. “Excuse me do you know how much a polar bear weighs? No? Me neither but it breaks the ice.”

34. “Here's 10p ring home and tell your mum that you won’t be coming home tonight!”

35. “Your daddy must have been a hunter because you're a fox!”

36. “You are so hot, it’s girls like you that are the real reason for global warming.”

37. “Hi, how do you like your eggs in the morning? Scrambled or fertilised?”

38 “Are you from Tennessee? Because you're the only ten I see!”

39. “You know, I’m not really this tall. I'm just sitting on my wallet.”

40. “Are those things real?”