Archive for January, 2008

Happy Australia Day!

January 26th, 2008

Go throw something on a barbie, play some backyard cricket, or complain about the politicians. You know, something Australian.

I’ll be back on Tuesday. Everyone have a great long weekend.

And if you don’t get the long weekend because you’re not in Australia: Why not fix that?

Cool music

January 25th, 2008

A Brazilian ice-cream company has a competition where you can find an iPod in your ice cream.

Incredibly clever packaging, a good example of someone not letting the fact that an idea is impossible stop them.

Not getting the point

January 25th, 2008

A beautiful but silly wine decanter.

Why silly? Because half the purpose of a decanter is to aerate the wine – after all, sediments are pretty rare in modern wines. So if the wine can’t breathe, why bother decanting?

The best story The Onion has ever done

January 25th, 2008

From The Onion’s week of true stories: “Gore Wins Oscar, Nobel Peacce Prize for Slide-Show Presentation.

The deadpan accuracy of the story is probably the funniest bit.

Working backwards

January 25th, 2008

A magician does the table cloth trick backwards.

The whole act is pretty funny, watch the whole thing.

Distorted perceptions

January 25th, 2008

Caricatures are better than realistic sketches for identifying people.

Memory is a pretty strange thing – this study suggests that adapting to the way it works rather than simply forcing people to remember the ‘right’ way might be the most effective way to go.