January 13, 2006

Exploding Leg Shotgun

I’m about to read Richard Dawkins’ The Blind Watchmaker. To reach the proper frame of mind, however, I have decided to believe in Intelligent Design and shun evolution.

Turns out, Intelligent Design actually is true! See, I found this simple and compelling proof:

  1. C3P0’s hand is a complex piece of machinery which could not have evolved on its own.
  2. C3P0’s hand actually was designed by humans, proving #1.
  3. The human hand is, coincidentally, as complex as and very similar to C3P0’s hand.
  4. Therefore, the human hand must have been designed by someone.

I don’t know why I never saw it before. Clearly, the human hand was either designed by George Lucas or someone at Industrial Light and Magic.

And now, back to our show.

  • BuzzWhack: The Buzzword Compliant Dictionary (funny, reference, trivia, writing, language)
    • Need the definition of a buzzword? Check the buzzword compliant dictionary!
  • The AOLer Translator (english, entertainment, funny, language, satire)
  • Temporal Anomalies in Popular Time Travel Movies (funny, movies, SciFi)
    • An analysis of the way popular movies handle time travel. It’s funny, but the more Star Trek they made, the more you came to realize that all of Star Trek was really about time travel.
  • SkepticWiki (science, skeptic, thought, wiki, paranormal, reference)
    • SkepticWiki - the Encyclopedia of Science and Critical Thinking. It’s a wiki taking a critical look at poorly supported beliefs.
  • DevilDucky - Yawaraka Tanks (wtf, flash, animation, japanese)
    • Is it a fruit? Is it an animal? Is it a tank? WTF IS IT???? Oh. It’s Japanese. Fun!
  • DevilDucky - Jesus and Christmas (humor, video, SNL)
    • A Rob Smigel cartoon. Jesus searches for the meaning of Christmas.
  • Zu (feat. Okapi) Vs. Dalek (art, music, video, animation)
    • I can't explain this one. Some bizarre animated music video with iconic imagery that will haunt your daydreams.
  • Animated Knots by Grog (howto, knots, lifehacks, animation, tutorial, tips)
    • Learn to tie knots. These instructions are animated!
  • Oxford Necronomicon on Flickr (parody, book, images)
    • Glad they're keeping it up-to-date.
  • Picture sudoku - Dr Momentum version (games, sudoku, logic)
    • Play Sudoku, but with pictures from Flickr. This link gives you my photostream to play with.
  • Revenge of the Tattooed Nerds (art, technology, geek, odd, tattoos)
    • Ever consider an Apple logo tattoo? Or a mathematical equation? Or a circuit diagram? If you have, maybe you’d be interested in nerd tattoos.
  • Is anyone else reading your email ? (security, tips, email)
    • Are you paranoid? It’s not paranoia if it’s justified. Find out if someone is reading your mail. (It’s a little technical)
Posted by James at January 13, 2006 4:28 AM
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The Tawaraka Tanks animation was odd yet pleasing, as were the geek tattoos.

"Game over" on that guy's knuckles reminds me of the gang member in "Good Omens" who had "fish" on one hand and "chip" on the other--perhaps my favorite tattoo, even if it's imaginary.

Posted by: Patti M. at January 13, 2006 8:47 AM

Edible tanks! Make danish, not war. Those Japanese are so far ahead of the rest of us.

Posted by: Mike L. at January 13, 2006 9:03 AM

I could do with a danish right about now.

Posted by: Patti M. at January 13, 2006 9:14 AM

Funny animations James. I like the Skeptic Wiki and the AOL translators too.

The picture sudoku was interesting, but hard to get used to the idea of the little pictures instead of numbers. I couldn't keep straight what all the pictures were.

Posted by: Chuck S. at January 13, 2006 10:00 AM

I agree, about the Sudoku, Chuck. Although, since I'm not really into Sudoku I couldn't tell if it was that, or the pictures that was making it seem weird.

More like a novel way to use Flickr than anything else, I suppose!

Posted by: at January 13, 2006 10:17 AM

What an excellent entry in BuzzWhack:

sofa samurai: Someone without military experience (often by making a concerted effort to avoid serving) who now froths at the mouth for war. A modern day chicken hawk.

Posted by: Patti M. at January 13, 2006 11:26 AM

Couldn't watch any of the animations from this computer. I'll have to check them out later. The AOL translator was worth a laugh or two, though, and I really liked the visual knots page.

Posted by: briwei at January 13, 2006 11:43 AM

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