The irresistible list of four fun weird things

Ever wondered what might happen if Charlie Brown grew up and became a cyborg mercenary in a post-apocalyptic dystopia? No? Me neither. But a guy named Jason Yungbluth did. Hitting No. 1 on my weird list (and maybe yours…) 1. Weapon Brown. Published here: http://www.whatisdeepfried.com/  Warning – it’s a graphic novel, and it’s seriously graphic (no … More The irresistible list of four fun weird things

Don’t complain about reported US internet surveillance. Use it to sell beer.

This is a hoarding half way down one of the motorways in Wellington, New Zealand. You can’t miss it. It’s a beer advertisement. Tui is one of our major national brands, made in Mangatainoka, not far from the southern Hawke’s Bay town of Woodville. They’ve been running the ‘yeah right’ campaign for years. The slogan … More Don’t complain about reported US internet surveillance. Use it to sell beer.

Sneaking a peek at a character from the second Hobbit movie

Today New Line Cinema revealed Tauriel, an elf warrior from Mirkwood, part of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit cast. It’s part of the build-up to the new movie, but the character never existed in any of Tolkien’s works, and  when I add that to the rather loose adaptation of the first movie, I can’t help thinking that the … More Sneaking a peek at a character from the second Hobbit movie

Introducing the Acme Miracle Editorial Version Tracking Process

Welcome to the Acme Miracle Editorial Version Tracking Process, designed to create the maximum possible editorial confusion while keeping the content as far from completion as possible. As used by civil servants. 1. Insert the word ‘final’ into the filename as early as possible. 2. When it’s edited (again), create a relative qualifier. ‘New final’, as … More Introducing the Acme Miracle Editorial Version Tracking Process

The secret footpath protocol scoring game

Ever got frustrated dodging lunch time crowds on busy city streets? Don’t worry. It’s all part of the Secret Footpath Protocol Scoring Game, revealed here for the first time. 1. Walking very slowly, randomly drifting from left to right, oblivious to other people. One point for every person blocked. 2. Lighting a cigarette and leaving … More The secret footpath protocol scoring game