How Americans Sound To British People

Thanks to Charlotte for this find! … [Read more...]

The Big Inflatable Red Flower At UWA (Very Friendly Art At The 2012 Perth Festival)

Naturally, as soon as UWA's Info Services library account Tweets about something exciting on campus... I'm so there. This is Breathing Flower.As part of the Perth Festival 2012 Choi Jeong Hwa installed this giant red inflatable flower at the reflecting pool. "Renowned for his inventive and spectacular use of mass-produced plastics and synthetics in large scale installations, acclaimed artist Choi Jeong Hwa invites you to celebrate art that exudes abundance, colour and joy while provoking … [Read more...]

Token Skeptic Podcast – Friends Of Science In Medicine (And The New YouTube Star Sciency Sadie)

My latest podcast episode is now out: Episode One Hundred And Six – On Friends Of Science In Medicine – Interview With Dr Rob Morrison. I noticed a poll as to whether alternative medicine should be taught in universities, over at the Sydney Morning Herald article......I think the results are in by now though.To celebrate, you can also check out the new video series by Sciency Sadie: The Never Ending Cosmos 01 - Neil deGrasse Tyson. … [Read more...]

The Death and Return of Superman (The Sacred Suspension of Disbelief)

I don't know about you, but this cheered the heck out of me. You might like it too. More blogging tomorrow, after I've gone out and seen Chronicle (I don't know why I have the sudden urge to see it)... and the guy with the beard looks kind of familiar. … [Read more...]

Jamie Kilstein – Global Atheist Convention 2010 – The Best Fun Ever

I have a story about this gig. This was the best fun I've ever had introducing someone to the stage.I don't think that Jamie actually thought that there was going to be someone doing the intro for him and he peeked out from the curtains, sending the audience into giggles. I realised that I was holding him up with every second, and I RAN from the stage so he could start.You can just see me fleeing the scene as he walks onto the stage... Thanks Jamie, this was a wonderful memory from a great … [Read more...]

The Downfall of Australian Music

Thanks, Jack.Mind, it's "Kingsmill", not "Kingsmil" as it says around the 3min mark. … [Read more...]

Out Of The Box – How To Package A Phone

Damn, and to think all this time I just puzzle it out before checking the manual... Clever packaging:Out of the box from Vitamins on Vimeo. … [Read more...]

An Australian In The Super (Puppy) Bowl!

Like... well, like everyone else on the planet outside of the grand ol' USA... I don't care much about the American Football thing.Which, as a graduate of Notre Dame, might get some of the USC Trojans out there not giving much of a damn either.From Timesleader.com - Puppy Bowl scores big as alternative TV: The Puppy Bowl is a two-hour display of puppies frolicking, scampering and even napping. They run up and down the miniature Animal Planet Stadium, which is made up to look like a massive … [Read more...]

Sunday Morning Survey – What Does Your Psychic Reading Of Asparagus (Or Strawberries) Tell You?

Sunday Morning Survey - Because We're Not Doing Anything Else On Sunday Mornings After All And I Did This On A Regular Basis Last Year So I'm Starting It Up Again And You Can Comment As Much As You Like Or Suggest Future Topics (With Or Without Vegetables).This is the kind of thing that Milton Mermikides posts on Facebook, which has me thoughtfully looking at the vegetable bin while making the first cup of tea of the day:A fortune teller who predicts the future using ASPARAGUS unveiled her … [Read more...]

ArcAttack Performs A Tesla Coil Version Of Iron Man By Black Sabbath With A Faraday Guitar

'tis the awesome. ArcAttack performs a Tesla Coil version of Iron Man by Black Sabbath with a Faraday Guitar. Thanks to Joel Dawson for this find. … [Read more...]

Improving Classical Painting With Cats AKA How To Be Easily Amewsed

Thanks to Jim WW Smith for this find (click on cat to see the whole gallery): … [Read more...]


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