Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Awesome products of trick photography


Tuesday, August 19, 2008

How to have fun with the Wal-Mart intercom!

Pretty cool pic of Wal-Mart I think. Shows the dark and ominous side of the seemingly innocuous low price leader. Behold, the dark storm that is Wal-Mart!

We've all seen the Wal-Mart "associates" using the little phones on the pillars calling out ambiguous codes over the intercom then rushing off to seemingly do nothing. Now you can know what they're saying! But even better, YOU can be the one calling out strange codes and confusing every employee in the store.

What could be better? I dunno, but I'm REALLY looking forward to my next Wal-Mart Visit :)

Click Here!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Death Probabilities

Who knew? Funny people are probably most afraid of sharks or spiders, but you should really fear your prostate!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Don't Feed the Pigeons!

You've heard it many times: "Don't feed the pigeons". From your parents, on signs and maybe even in your own head. You've probably also come up with all sorts of theories why you shouldn't. They are flying disease carrying rats and you don't want to fuel their breeding. They might learn that begging works and will annoyingly follow people around. Maybe feeding them will make them go crazy for human food and start attacking humans on sight!

Whatever your rationale for stinginess, you've never really seen the negative effects of feeding pigeons. I mean they look so hungry, what's the harm in feeding one of God's little helpless small creatures? Why can't I feed the hungry little pretty looking pigeons?? Now you will know...

why you shouldn't feed pigeons (video)

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Don't Jump!

This guy, Wei, excels at staging photos that mimic dangerous real-life situations.
Pretty cool stuff, nice to see some original ideas in photography.
Check out more at his site: more pics.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Cold that hurts

watch this:

Door to Hell in Antarctica - Watch more free videos

wow... chilly. It makes me cringe just to imagine how cold that wind would be. It would be paralyzing. Whew. Love the ladie's face afterwards though. She's thinking, "that was stupid..."

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Pics of Iraq's WMDs found! Check it!

Monday, July 28, 2008

New Breed Found: Spidermunk!

The elusive Spidermunk was discovered yesterday emerging from the fog in Golden Gate Park. He's a cute but tenacious beast. The spidermunk bite has been determined as non-venomous, but his gaze may cause temporary paralysis and prolonged exposure may cause blindness. If you are ever caught in the spidermunk's gaze look away before you are blinded by its' cuteness!

The rare and dangerous spidermunk is a close relative to the common and seemingly innocuous "chipmunka dramatica"

Friday, July 25, 2008

Man's Best Friend.... The Bunny.

Hero Rabbit Saves the Day!

Who Knew? Forget Lassie, all you need is a little bunny and you can rest at ease that you are safe from impending danger...

Demitri Martin = Hilarious!

Who knew graphs could be so funny?!

See more funny videos at Funny or Die

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Optical Illusions PWNT!

AHHHH! Make them stop spinning! I'm going crazy!

Check out these nifty illusions! So much fun to look at. And make sure your sound is turned up cuz the music is the best part!

Enjoy ;)

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Warning Label generator

Helpful, useful and often time hilarious. A warning label generator for everything from nuclear meltdowns to bunny attacks... check it out here.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Australia gets drunk, wakes up in North Atlantic

So apparently, Australia has gotten fed up with the lack of respect and attention they recieve. So, in a drunken stupor, they've pulled up stakes and headed for the greener pastures of the North Atlantic. Read more...

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

the lion whisperer

This guy "takes his time and instincts" to tame the animals to his presence. He can get cuddle with a lioness, hug a hyena and even kiss a lion! On the nose! Check out this vid of him coaxing a lioness to swim with him:

See more pics here

wildlife pwnt!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

PWN your workout

Working out is something we all should do. Along with a healthy diet, working out will leave you slim and muscular in matter of weeks. I recommend lifting weights every other day and cardio as often as possible. The real trick is to make your workout "routine". Set a few days aside and make sure you work out those days, no excuses. What works best for me is working out Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday because I can easily fit in 3 workouts no matter my schedule for the week, and 3 is enough to see gradual results. Find a consistent, doable schedule and stick to it. People who commit to workout everyday rarely last longer than a few weeks. A smaller commitment is easier to incorporate into a steady routine.

Secondly, set goals. Which muscles need the most work? Which workouts are best for targeting those muscles? Do your research and ask the gurus, but the best way to tell is if you feel the burn the next day. If you are trying to work your triceps but your shoulders hurt the next day then you're doing something wrong. Either try another workout or work on your form. Some workouts are better than others at isolating muscle groups giving that muscle a rigorous workout, while others work a few muscle groups at once and will show impressive results over time. Decide what you prefer and experiment to find what works for you.

Reps? Sets? Everyone has their personal opinion, but I'm a strong believer in 3 sets of 20. With the 20th rep on the 1st set being a real struggle. If you can't make it to 20 go down in weight. If the 20th rep feels as easy at the 1st go up in weight. Many will advocate 3 sets of 10, and this may give faster results, however your muscles will not develop as evenly or with the stamina that sets of 20 will provide.

More important than anything, stick to your routine, rain or shine, and you will see fast results. Workout pwnt!

Some great work out resources:
Full Fitness
Muscle and Strength
Body Building

Also make sure to check out this list of workouts NOT to do:
Diet Blog

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Dune: The Battle for Arrakis

Best RTS ever!!! For FREE! DL and play it now! The 1st great RTS with some of the best music you will ever hear in a game.

Check it out! pwnt.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

PWN Photoshop!

This site should give you some inspiration and hint at the infinite possibilities afforded by Photoshop. The creations range from beautiful to unsettling but all are seamlessly created in Photoshop. Enjoy!

Now get out there and make your own awesome photo creations! pwnt!

Harry Potter = Star Wars

You may have your reservations, but these two fantasy sagas have an awful lot in common. Both orphans with extraordinary power, both fighting a seemingly indominable force of evil with use of magical weapons and comic relief from their sidekicks. Obi Wan Kenobi and Dumbledore, the wise old sages that offer guidance to the young heroes, even from the grave, differ only in their clothing.

Even the two hero's promo ads are similar!

Anyone who loves either one will surely love the other. I encourage those Harry Potter fans who have held out against the Star Wars experience to give it a real try! Both are great! Star Wars, slightly more so.... :P A brief synopsis shows the similarities.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Laser Game.... pew pew pew!

Fun and challenging laser game tests your wits! The game is highly reminiscent of my age old favorite "The Incredible Machine".

You have to activate all the light bulbs by directing a laser through them. Believe you me, its harder than you'd think! How far can you get? I'm stuck on the 6th level :(. Password for that level is w2k. See if you can beat it... Then tell me how!

Check it out here

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Frozen Waves

Michigan has had a mighty chilly winter... chilly enough to freeze waves in mid-air! Surf's up!

See more pics here

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Paper Art

Awesome art by Peter Callesen. He specializes in paper creations and the detail that goes into his works is quite impressive.

He has a myriad of smaller works but his large scale works are the most impressive.

See more here.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Political Cartoons

Even though Bush's presidency is nearly over, it's still fun to look back and laugh at one of the worst presidency's in U.S. History. This site is filled with political cartoons from 2001 to the present covering topics like 9/11, Guantanamo, Bush vs. Saddam and everything in between.

More Cartoons

Monday, May 19, 2008

PWN 2v2 Arenas

WoW 2v2 arena's are great practice for your arena skills, but it can be difficult to post a consistent winning record. One mage comes out and nukes your partner down and it won't be a long fight.

Quick thinking is the key to victory. Anticipate your foes moves and counter them before they devastate your group.

Some people like to size each other up and discuss the strategy of who to attack first, who to cc, etc. DON'T BOTHER! Especially in 2v2. If you charge straight in and open up on the weakest enemy you will almost always prevail. Catching the other team off guard and unprepared, they will likely not have decided which one of you to kill first before you've already killed one of theirs. Surprise attack ftw!

Never remain stationary. Keep running circles around your enemy in an erratic pattern and make them face the wrong way as often as possible. Constant movement will prevent the enemy from casting huge spells, melee will be out of range or facing the wrong direction, and the greatest benefit is that your harder to target! This is paramount because truly good 2v2 teams will switch between targets to interrupt heals, cc, etc. If your running around like a chicken with its' head cut off, the other team will waste precious moments trying to target you. Since there's only two of you, they could always tab target, but if you drop some totems or have a pet or anything that they will have to cycle through, you will waste some of their time and maybe they will accidentally attack your pet.

There's 2 types of teams in 2v2: The burst team and the drain team. I use these terms loosely because there is a gray area, however the class make-ups generally fall into either category. Examples of a burst team would be any 2 dps team: rogue/rogue, mage/enhance shaman, hunter/warrior. And then those dps/healer combos with extreme burst dps, such as a healer with a mage or rogue. The drain team always has a healer and the dps is usually a warlock, warrior, ret pally or some other slow but powerful dps. Being able to distinguish between the two will assist you in prioritizing targets. Against a drain team always kill the healer first, and against a burst team kill the squishiest dps as fast as possible.

Also, you may be wondering: what's the best class for me to partner with? If you're a healer, generally its a better bet to go with a drain dps class (warlock,warrior,paladin). If you're burst dps you ALWAYS want to group with another burst dps. I speak from personal experience here playing with my enhance shaman. I've tried 2v2 with a resto druid before and didn't have near the success I've had with a mage or rogue partner. 2x burst dps means something is dead in a matter of seconds. Always have 1 ranged and 1 melee dps if possible. The variety will thwart hunters multi-shot and ensure your team is never kited.

Practice makes perfect! Play a ton of games to figure out what works best against what combos, each other's strengths and weaknesses and to get a feel for the hectic fast paced nature of arenas. Don't let losses discourage you and try not to worry too much about your rating, because the real points come from your 5v5 team. Use your 2v2 as practice for your 5v5 and, with any luck, you and your 2v2 partner can get on the same 5s team. Since you already are used to playing with each other, you will PWN FACE!

Apartment Life

Absolutely hilarious: Neuro

... If you like black humor, that is.

Friday, May 16, 2008

The Vastness of Space

Everyone has heard that there are as many stars in the sky as grains of sand on the beach. This cliche notion is often repeated but rarely comprehended. Imagining infinity is nearly impossible for the human mind, and so imagining the size of the universe is equally incomprehensible.

However, this site offers a glimpse of the immeasurable depth of space and really gives you a feeling of just how tiny we really are.

Recent estimates put the number of stars in the universe around 70 sixtillion!
That's 70,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 stars!

That is 10 times as many stars as there are grains of sand on all the world's beaches and deserts put together!

I've never felt so teeny....

Bob Thaves,

For more info on the enormity of space, check out this great site.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Online Kaleidoscope

Neat little web toy that lets you make your very own kaleidoscope!

Simply drag and drop the items into the circle and see your creation emerge.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Screen Magic!

Ever wanted to look out the window behind your screen but been frustrated by it's annoying opaqueness?? Well, now you can enjoy your computing and a view all at once!

It may seem that Mac's come with magical transparent desktop options, but no! These are digital trump l'oeil; images carefully aligned and color corrected to give a convincing illusion!

The effect is easiest to recreate using a laptop. Simply fold down your lid, snap a pic of what's behind your laptop, upload it to your computer and set it as your desktop! It may take a few shots to get everything lined up right, and you may have to correct the color and/or resize it, but keep working at it, you'll get it!

Now the mirror effect is another matter... Can you figure it out?

screen magic pwnt!

Monday, May 12, 2008


Interesting little web game. Keep the ball bouncing! Targets make it fly higher, hazard panels aren't bouncy at all and watch for the gaps!

POOM! pwnt.

Volcanoes + Lightning = PWNage

The epitome of the Sublime

Can you imagine seeing this? I'd be simultaneously paralyzed in awe and terrified beyond measure. Do you run or snap a pic? It's fast enough to engulf your feeble attempts to escape I'm sure so why not snap a few pics for posterity's sake...

Here's the blurb from those eloquent folks at AP:
“As clouds of toxic ash and dust tower into the sky, they ionise the air, generating an explosive electrical storm. Colossal forks of lightning spark around the noxious plume as it spews from the volcano’s crater, creating an image of raw, terrifying energy - as if the air itself were ablaze.” - Associated Press

This eruption occurred at the Chaiten Volcano in Southern Chile on May 7, 2008.

Pillar of ash leaves a coating 6 inches thick in some places

Sunday, May 4, 2008

PWN Desktop Tower Defense

So there's a lot of fun and entertaining casual flash games out there, but only a few that offer a real compelling challenge.

My favorite is Desktop Tower Defense

Basically, your desktop is under invasion by waves of "creeps". You must strategically place tower defenses to prevent the creeps from getting through. There are infinite choices about what towers to place where, and the choices you make will dictate how far you make it. Some towers are good vs. air, some vs. ground, some can be heavily upgraded and others serve to slow down the enemy. All of these combinations must be strategically placed to maximize firepower and efficiency. If you haven't played, I highly recommend it.

Anyway, the tough part is trying to actually beat the game. On medium mode there are a total of 50 waves of creeps and even making it through that can prove near impossible if you don't have a good strategy.

Here's the set-up that seems to work the best:

pe = pellet tower
ba = bash tower
sq = squirt tower
fr = frost tower

Using this set up I got 9326 points on Hard, which is the best I've been able to do.

I also recommend placing less pellet towers in favor of bash and freeze towers in an alternating pattern to slow them down and maximize the time creeps can get bashed. A long line of these will stop ground forces in their tracks, especially if you arrange it so the creeps have to double back and come back by the gauntlet.

The key is that a few fully upgraded turrets will far outperform dozens of lvl1 towers. The squirt towers upgrade exponentially so a bank of those will pwn most everything that comes through, including the flyers. A few "typhoon towers" will see you through to the end. pwnt.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008


So GTA IV came out today, as I'm sure you already know and are probably playing right now... but for the one or two people on the fence about the game I thought I'd expound a little on my first impressions.

The game is awesome!!! I've only played up to the 3rd mission and done quite a bit of exploring, but WOW. The three islands are massive! I can't wait to unlock them all and explore.

The graphics and character animations are fluid and disturbingly realistic. The high level of realism makes your stomach cringe when you run over innocent school girls. In previous GTA installments the gratuitous violence was acted upon such cartoony digital characters that it didn't even phase true gamers. I've been playing games all my life so I like to consider myself as desensitized to violence as the next pwnerer, however, GTA IV depicts the myriad of unspeakable crimes and actions you can commit so realistically that you'll look behind you to make sure no one witnessed you just stomp an old man to death.

The story is pretty compelling too. Being back in Liberty City after years away is like returning home. Some familiar landscapes and buildings await true GTA fans. You are the Eastern European immigrant Niko, who's fresh off the boat, and you spend the first few missions fishing your cousin out of a mess of money troubles.

The fighting has expanded to be more realistic and now enemies will take more than 4-5 punches to take them down. The driving controls may seem a little wonky and uncontrollable at first, but using the handbrake and the brake simultaneously while remembering not to constantly floor it will make you an expert getaway driver in no time.

The only thing that bugs me is that vaulting over obstacles isn't as fluid as it could be. Why they didn't just lift the controls and feel of Assassin's Creed is beyond me. Granted they would need to put some limitations on your ability to launch up walls, but still I wish leaping over a fence at an angle as you evade the cops didn't involve stopping then jumping.

Apparently the girlfriend side missions will play a more important role in this installation as you get a girl's number after the first mission and are encouraged to date her.

The radar has been improved allowing you to see all the locations of cops around you and their "aggro" range, if you will. Once you get outside of their zone of influence your home free, but there's still pay-n-spray's if you cant evade the fuzz. Additionally, you have a GPS tracking system, which must be implanted in your brain or something because it works in every car, that maps the most efficient route to all your destinations. This time saver prevents players from having to pause the game every time a new way point is added to consult the map and plot a route. Maybe a crutch, but one I welcome.

Well that's about all I've gotten into in GTA IV, so far. In the immortal words of Ferris, "It is so choice. If you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up." pwnt.

Friday, April 25, 2008

WoW: Molten Core

Just saw this, i know it's kinda late but nonetheless awesome:

WoW: Molten Core pwnt!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

PWN Heights

So I ran across these on the web not too long ago... Awesome houses unless your afraid of heights!
Bonifacio, Corsica

Apparently there was a rock slide 20 years ago and 2-3 of the houses plummeted into the ocean! But as you can see the residents of Bonifacio are unshaken, as they continue to stalwartly occupy their precarious mansions.
The view is great but watch that first step!

My dream house!

I couldn't find where this house is, but WOW it looks awesome.

Judging by the looks of it, I'd say it's on some small Greek Isle somewhere in the meditarranean... but I could be waay off.

When I get rich and buy and island, this will be the one.

A monastery literally on the side of a sheer cliff face!
Tiger's Nest in Paro Valley, Bhutan

This is the ultimate in vertical living. Not only does the "nest" occupy a tiny precarious stretch of land on the cliff, but everything must be shipped in by donkey, and even they can't make it all the way. Once near the gates the path gets so narrow that a conveyor belt of monks is needed to get heavy supplies into the village.

Imagine building this place when everything you need had to be literally carried in.

Awesome place to visit but wouldn't want to live there.

God forbid any of the monks sleepwalk!

heights PWNT!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

PWN.... lists? Hellz yea!

Since everyone loves lists? Why not make them useful and hilarious! Hopefully you can put some of these to good use in your daily life...

Top 10 Ways to Freak out your Roommate
If you don't have a roommate, do it to your significant other or parents!

10. Collect potatoes. Paint faces on them and give them names. Name one after your roommate. Separate your roommate's potato from the others. Wait a few days, and then bake your roommate's potato and eat it. Explain to your roommate, "He just didn't belong."
9. Move everything to one side of the room. Ask your roommate if he knows how much an elephant weighs, and look at the floor on the empty side of the room with concern.
8. Draw a tiny black line on your nose. Make it bigger every day. Look at it and say, "The hair, it's growing. Growing!"
7. Buy some knives. Sharpen them every night. While you're doing so, look at your roommate and mutter, "Soon, soon...."
6. Collect hundreds of pens and pile them on one side of the room. Keep one pencil on the other side of the room. Laugh at the pencil.
5. Tell your roommate, "I've got an important message for you." Then pretend to faint. When you recover, say you can't remember what the message was. Later on, say, "Oh, yeah, I remember!" Pretend to faint again. Keep this up for several weeks.
4. While your roommate is out, glue your shoes to the ceiling. When your roommate walks in, sit on the floor, hold your head, and moan.
3. Make a sandwich. Don't eat it, leave it on the floor. Ignore the sandwich. Wait until your roommate gets rid of it, and then say, "Hey, where the heck is my sandwich!?" Complain loudly that you are hungry.
2. Every time your roommate walks in yell, "Hooray! You're back!" as loud as you can and dance around the room for five minutes. Afterwards, keep looking at your watch and saying, "Shouldn't you be going somewhere?"
1. Talk back to your Rice Krispies. All of a sudden, act offended, throw the bowl on the floor and kick it. Refuse to clean it up, explaining, "No, I want to watch them suffer."...

Ever wondered why Master Chief kicks so much ass?

Fuckin' Chuck Norris...

1. If you have five dollars and Chuck Norris has five dollars, Chuck Norris has more money than you.
2. There is no 'ctrl' button on Chuck Norris's computer. Chuck Norris is always in control.
3. Apple pays Chuck Norris 99 cents every time he listens to a song.
4. Chuck Norris can sneeze with his eyes open.
5. Chuck Norris can eat just one Lay's potato chip.
6. There is no theory of evolution. Just a list of creatures Chuck Norris has allowed to live.
7. Chuck Norris destroyed the periodic table, because he only recognizes the element of surprise.
8. Chuck Norris can kill two stones with one bird.
9. Chuck Norris does not sleep. He waits.
10. Chuck Norris can slam a revolving door.
11. more

How to tick people off!

1. Leave the copy machine set to reduce 200%, extra dark, 17 inch paper, 99 copies.
2. In the memo field of all your checks, write "for sexual favors."
3. Specify that your drive-through order is "TO-GO."
4. If you have a glass eye, tap on it occasionally with your pen while talking to others.
5. Stomp on little plastic ketchup packets.
6. Insist on keeping your car windshield wipers running in all weather conditions "to keep them tuned up."
7. Reply to everything someone says with "that's what you think."
8. Practice making fax and modem noises.
9. Highlight irrelevant information in scientific papers and "cc" them to your boss.
10. Make beeping noises when a large person backs up.
11. Finish all your sentences with the words "in accordance with prophesy."
12. Signal that a conversation is over by clamping your hands over your ears and grimacing.
13. Disassemble your pen and "accidentally" flip the ink cartridge across the room.
14. Holler random numbers while someone is counting.
15. Adjust the tint on your TV so that all the people are green, and insist to others that you "like it that way."
16. Staple pages in the middle of the page.
17. Publicly investigate just how slowly you can make a croaking noise.
18. Honk and wave to strangers.
19. Decline to be seated at a restaurant, and simply eat their complimentary mints at the cash register.
21. type only in lowercase.
22. dont use any punctuation either
23. Buy a large quantity of orange traffic cones and reroute whole streets.
24. Repeat the following conversation a dozen times.
"Never mind, it's gone now."
25. As much as possible, skip rather than walk.
26. Try playing the William Tell Overture by tapping on the bottom of your chin. When nearly done, announce "No, wait, I messed it up," and repeat.
27. Ask people what gender they are.
28. While making presentations, occasionally bob your head like a parakeet.
29. Sit in your front yard pointing a hair dryer at passing cars to see if they slow down.
30. Sing along at the opera.
31. Go to a poetry recital and ask why each poem doesn't rhyme.
32. Ask your co-workers mysterious questions and then scribble their answers in a notebook. Mutter something about "psychological profiles."

lists... PWNT!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

PWN air travel

So... it's been a while since my last post. I apologize, but school is hellish right now and my 21st birthday was on the 10th! Anyway I have a few interesting tidbits to share... enjoy

First off, the godly power of Craigslist never ceases to amaze me! You can find a job, a house, and even argue religion! But I warn you, steer clear of the red light district that is "casual encounters"...

If your searching for rentals some other great sites are and

Now, in the spirit of PWN FACE let me share a few tips for pwning cheap air travel:

If you're 18-22, AirTranU is the best! Flights are $70 for short trips and $100 for "long haul" flights. You show up at least an hour b4 your flight, show em your ID and they give you a stand-by ticket. If you don't make it on the next flight you can just wait around and get on the next. If you have some flexibility in your schedule there's no better, cheaper way to fly.

If your planning on traveling to Florida, the Carribean or South America you gotta check out Spirit Air. Ridiculously cheap flights but limited destinations. They have deals every now and then where you can fly for as cheap as $9! International flights are nice and cheap too. We're talking $200 for a non-stop from Atlanta to Costa Rica.
I've heard the service is lackluster, but with prices this cheap, who cares!?

And just to give you some motivation to get out there:
The average human life is 700,000 hours!! Get out there and enjoy it! Time is ticking. pwnt!