Citations, sites, quotas and stuff that seem to be non-neglecteble. A more non-conform way to spy on the trends and the world.
Finibus Bonorum et Malorum is a work from Cicero. Chunks of this is a part of the Lorem ipsum - the dummytexts that is used in almost every sketch that creatives in advertising use.


Man gets 5,000 channels on 12 dishes

Boing Boing: "Al Jessup of Beckley, West Virginia, has 12 cheap satellite dishes stuck to his house, which pull in over 5,000 free-to-air channels from satellites all over the sky. He is retired, and delights in odd and foreign programming."

"I took my b*lls out and passed them in the bag to a friend." "A rugby fan who cut out his testicles with wire cutters to mark a Wales victory is at a loss to explain why he did it."


Scientists embrace plan for cyberhugs

Yahoo! News: "The next step would be to use the same concept to transmit hugs over the Internet, it said.
'These days, parents go on a lot of business trips, but with children, hugging and touching are very important,' the paper quoted NTU Associate Professor Adrian David Cheok as saying."

But at the moment it only are functional on chickens...

Check email with a riff "Intel spokesman Simon Shipley said the new guitar would help aspiring musicians to record and playback their music, or e-mail it to prospective agents, fellow band members or friends.
They could also download and playback their favorite riffs from the Internet to try and copy the sound."


The Locks O' Truth

The Box O' Truth: "1. "How hard is it to shoot off a lock?" Answer: Very hard.
2. Pistols won't shoot a lock off or even penetrate the lock.
3. Pistols are pistols and rifles are rifles. Enough said.
4. I now understand why our troops are often seen carrying "breeching shotguns" on their backs and a rifle in their hands. Shotguns will blow a lock off. Rifles will blow holes through a lock, but will not reliably shoot one off.
5. The rifles went through the locks with ease. It is obvious that you could "knaw" off the lock, little by little with a rifle, but a shotgun does it with one shot.

I love when people really dig in with the popcultural myths! :)

Run the bike

The Bicycle Forest: "Thinking of taking the Treadmill Bike to the grocery store? Be sure to stock up on ice cream while you're there. You will have earned it."

Pong the time

C U L T I V A T E.: A clock showing the time in a game of pong.


Chinese float liquid condom concept

The Register: "It's not known who makes the NCC, but Beijing-based Chinese-Canadian condom maker Blue Cross Biomedical has been touting something along these lines for a while now. It maintains its spray-in condom 'can effectively kill gynaecological disease pathogens such as staphylococcus aureus, Candida, coliform bacillus, and can prevent sexually transmitted diseases."


Robbing Four Banks still on the Phone

Washington Post: "When it comes to multitasking, it's hard to beat the woman who can rob a bank and never interrupt her cell phone conversation.
In an act of either incredible cool or something much more sinister, a young woman has robbed four Wachovia bank branches in Northern Virginia in recent weeks, all while seemingly immersed in cell phone chats, police say."