Positive cancer victim beats the odds — literally

Positive cancer victim beats the odds — literally

One Briton was so determined to beat his terminal cancer prognosis, he put money on it – and collected £5000. Jon Matthews, 58, had the bet of his lifetime – literally – when he asked bookmakers William Hill to take the wager. After being diagnosed with lung cancer in April 2006 he beat doctors' predictions(…)

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Great news! They’re stealing our books!

Great news! They’re stealing our books!

Clip: FRANKFURT (Reuters) – The Frankfurt Book Fair has an indicator to help publishers gauge public interest in the new offerings presented at the annual exhibition — the unofficial "most stolen book" index. Bild am Sonntag and Germany's ZDF television have come up with lists of titles most stolen from 15 leading German publishers' stands(…)

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Real Dolls and the men who love them…

Real Dolls and the men who love them…

Over the last few weeks I've been running into articles on this topic including an excellent documentary by Channel 4. Link to documentary 'Guys and Dolls'. This phenomenom is not to restricted to Japan, if you've watched the video above you'll see Americans and an Englishman. c-r-e-e-p-y  From Reuters article:  Real love is hard to(…)

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Pulp Muppets & Reservoir Cats

Pulp Muppets & Reservoir Cats

This clip is hysterical! via 416Films Equally as funny via growabrain. Sorry but this clip has been removed.

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Jumping Jacks Cut-Outs

Jumping Jacks Cut-Outs

Sorry I can't remember where I originally came across these but have held on to them for years.

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Tunnel with 40,000 LEDs Is the Closest You’ll Ever Get to Light Speed

Tunnel with 40,000 LEDs Is the Closest You’ll Ever Get to Light Speed

From Gizmodo: The name of the installation is Multiverse, and it was installed by artist Leo Villareal in a 200-foot-long tunnel in the National Gallery of Art in Washingtong DC. The entire thing features 41,000 LEDs that animate and move on their own, using randomness to ensure that no one will see the same configurations(…)

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Ingmar Bergman RIP

Ingmar Bergman RIP

Ingmar Bergman in a 1981 photo. Bergman died on Monday at the age of 89, local news agency TT reported, citing his daughter Eva Bergman. (REUTERS/Jacob Forsell/File) From article: When the news broke that Ingmar Bergman had died on the lonely and windswept island of Faro, off the coast of Sweden, it seemed like an(…)

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1970’s Moog/Schaefer Beer TV spot

1970’s Moog/Schaefer Beer TV spot

“When you’re having more than one”. Now that’s copy writing for you.

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Germans… knitting… grandmas… kink?

Germans… knitting… grandmas… kink?

Clip:  A group of German grannies have turned their knitting circle into a company selling kinky knitwear. Their range includes lingerie, face masks and willy warmers, as well as conventional woollen clothing. Manuela Buesch-Dankewitz, 45, who manages the group of lady knitters said: "The women love to knit, and it's great to earn something from(…)

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Police seize magic trick from preacher

Police seize magic trick from preacher

Not to be confused with the post from last week. (image: trunc)  KAMPALA (Reuters) – Ugandan police are holding a Ghanaian preacher over a stage magic device they fear may dupe people into believing they have experienced miracles. Customs officials seized the Electric Touch device — which magicians use to give small electric shocks to(…)

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Pole Dancers on NYC Subway in an effort to win $10,000

Pole Dancers on NYC Subway in an effort to win $10,000

From Daily News: The N train may need to be changed to the NC-17 and the L could be dubbed the lap dance express. That's because commuters on the lines got their two bucks worth – and then some – when four leggy New Yorkers set out to turn the subway cars into strip-club Champagne lounges. On(…)

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Pagans have a cow over Homer (guerilla marketing)

Pagans have a cow over Homer (guerilla marketing)

From the Sun: PAGANS have pledged to perform “rain magic” to wash away cartoon character Homer Simpson who was painted next to their famous fertility symbol – the Cerne Abbas giant. The 17th century chalk outline of the naked, sexually aroused, club-wielding giant is believed by many to be a symbol of ancient spirituality. Many(…)

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Fresh TV – Metaphor, hand shandy and beef curtains

Fresh TV – Metaphor, hand shandy and beef curtains

How many metaphors and sexual innuendos can you get? From Brentter.com's advertising blog:  I’m surprised Steve Hall from Adrants hasn’t already snagged this spot for Sky Television’s Fresh TV – one of New Zealand’s adult television programs. It’s pretty funny and I dare you to try and find all of the metaphors used in the(…)

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The Royal fart!

The Royal fart!

Found at biggeekdaddy  The Princes are practical jokers, here's one they played on the Queen when she asked for help with her new answering machine:  From FoxNews: Princely pranksters William and Harry have been accused of recording a bogus message on Queen Elizabeth II's answering machine. 

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Gregor Graf — City scenes minus the commercial trimmings

Gregor Graf — City scenes minus the commercial trimmings

From the Austrian Cultural Forum: Gregor Graf’s exploration of urban architecture involves taking medium format images of mundane urban settings and painstakingly removing all text and symbolic references from the image, producing an anonymous and generic metropolis, yet evoking a sense of familiarity. In 2006 Graf was commissioned by the Visual Arts Platform to produce(…)

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