This Saturday is a day that all Bruce Campbell fans should rejoice! He's in another feature. This time it's Alien Apocalypse a Sci-Fi Channel Original movie. That probably means it will suck, but doesn't most of Bruce's stuff suck, even though it's the best :P Alien Apocalypse will air 9/8c on March 26th.
New Scientist reports that global warming may lead to an unexpected threat from the insect world -- swarming invasions of tiny ants -- suggests new research. The study of 665 ant colonies in environments ranging from tropical rainforests to frozen tundra suggests that in warmer environments the ants' body size shrinks, on average, while the number of individuals in the colony booms.
The current Worth1000's theme with doctored images is on Mac vs PC: "We all know which is better, here is your chance to show it. In this contest, your task is to use photoshop to depict ways that your prefered computing device is superior to that *other* glorified calculater, in spite of what its idiot users say. The rules of the game are thus: Photoshop an image that shows that Macs are better than PCs, or that PCs are better than Macs. Naturally, you may also show ways that the competion is inferior, or even just bash the suckers (ie, use them for target practice)."
Channel 4 has a history article on the worst jobs in history. It says: "The history we are taught usually features the lives and times of the great and the good, of the haves and not the have-nots. But the famous aristocrats and monarchs could not have existed without the battalions of minions who performed the tasks that were beneath their masters. In this website, we take you on a journey through 2,000 years of British history and the worst jobs of each era. Tony Robinson, presenter of the Channel 4 series, has devised a quiz to see how suited you would be to certain jobs in the past. The skills agency learndirect has provided information on current offbeat careers, and finally, we show you how to take your interest further."
Blue's News posted a link to the great big computer key seat. It is a stool that is a great low-tech item for any computer geek. The contoured shape holds your backspace just like your finger rests in a key. The stool measures 22 inches square and 15 inches high and has 'sit' printed on the top. It can be customized these stools with your own message or logo. They are made of durable plastic, these chairs are lightweight and can be easily shifted around or stacked.
Viral Ads posted a few more funny TV advertisements/commercials/spots today. Three of them were funny and worth downloading and watching:
- #2074 -- If you really have to fart on your birthday, don't do it in your office (if you have one).
- #2075 -- The disadvantage of winning the lottery and as a religion person. I don't mind sharing more if I ever win. ;)
- #2077 -- I hope no one does this to me when I have to do my nature call. That would royally suck!
Worth1000's current theme for doctored photographs is "Studio Mix n Match 4". The theme is to depict any musician performing in a genre that is totally foreign to their usual style.
This BetaNews story says an analysis of major Internet markets revealed that the time netizens spend online at home has come close to hitting a plateau in many major markets.
Wow. I am laughing, angry, and sad at this Broadband Reports story. One of the Los Angeles tech-journalists, behind the Boing Boing blog, had their phone, cable and Internet service ripped from their home thanks to their garbage-man (and truck), who also managed to damage the roof. You can read the blogs here and here.
Amaztype lets you search items (books, music, and video/DVD) on Amazon (foreign ones supported -- United States/U.S., Canada, Japan, and United Kingdom/U.K.) and show all found items with the specified keyword(s) in the word layout. For example, http://amaztype.tha.jp/US/Books/Title?q=ants wrote out ANTS with a bunch of clickable ants-related books (to zoom in and get more information) in U.S. Try putting in AQFL, and you get something funny (AQFL doesn't exist).
Something Awful has Sci-Fi vs. Fantasy theme for its doctored images. It has delicious assortment of pictures showcasing the world of fantasy as it looks when locked in mortal combat with science fiction.
What happens when you have a sick dog near a computer? Well, view the results.
Be warned, it is very gross. I didn't even look at all the photographs.
This New York Times article (no registration needed) talks about the inconveniences of having such a common name, everything from denial of credit to long waits at airport security checkpoints to constant inquiries of, "Are you so-and-so?" But when they are assigned an e-mail address at work, they face another layer of problems. The shorter the e-mail naming convention and the bigger the company, the more duplications there will be. Confusion and annoyance are inevitable.