March 31, 2010
Presented without comment. Well, maybe some comment
Evil ambush journalist and well-known DFH Oliver Driver allows Rodney Youth Section Leader Rick Giles to self-destruct on the subject of Earth Hour. Money quote: “I think my argument is so powerful that it's not necessary to talk about it.”
But Giles is dissatisfied with his presentation of the Argument That Is So Powerful That It’s Not Necessary To Talk About It, and records a statement in response “without Oliver Driver ‘jamming’ it.” Awesomely, this is even more batshit insane than his original interview, especially the bit at 1:30 where he explains that “tomorrow, Hiroshima, the communists, the Islamists and, I don’t know, all of Genghis Khan’s hordes are coming.”
Oh, you may mock now, but when those Mongol horsemen swim ashore at Cape Reinga, then you’ll be sorry you didn’t leave your electrical appliances turned on when you weren’t using them.
March 21, 2010
In the future, all naming conventions will be like Perigo Minas’: “We have abandoned the punk heroes naming convention, and now moved on to celebrity harlots of the Restoration.”
Fun with neurology:
- Zombie ants: “The fungus accurately manipulates the infected ants into dying where the parasite prefers to be.”
- Brain clue may explain why some autistics avoid hugs
- Toxoplasma: “It's not just destroying this fear aversive response, it's creating something new.”
Commuter trains of thought: using the spatial tricks that are only possible in the comics medium to play with overlapping narratives – clever and funny.
Speaking of trains: Brenda Braithwaite’s disturbing, revealing board game/art piece Train. (Both via Morgue.)
How do legal deposit libraries like the Bodleian stand with regard to electronically published material? The British Library makes the case for a curated archive of the Web.
March 10, 2010
About that sign
I am still waiting for authoritative instructions on what to think about the Great Wellywood Sign Controversy, but in the interim...
Celebrating Wellington’s amazing creativity? Good.
Celebrating that Wellingtonians have made a great business success out of said creativity? Good.
Doing so by erecting a lazy derivative of an American estate agent’s idea that has already passed into cliché? Must try harder.
March 05, 2010
We suck at news
Courtesy of Stuff, we have an early contender for headline of the year:
Note also how ominous photography underscores the terrifying implications of, er, a failed attempt to smuggle, er, sausages into a prison.
Our national news reads like a cross between The Onion and the local paper for a retirement village in Dorset.