castalia: (LOTR - Laughing Eowyn by iconsbywong)
This is the best thing I've seen all week.

Air New Zealand's new safety video, Hobbit-style. Peter Jackson shows up, as does Dean O'Gorman (there may be others, but I didn't recognize them).

Didn't know I needed to see the Witch-King of Angmar grumping because he had to turn his smartphone off during the flight, but obviously I did. ♥
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Today there were double entendres and innuendo everywhere I looked. For example:

"The columella is thick and white, and the operculum is robust and horny".

I was doing research for work, I SWEAR. :/

Seriously, certain old scientists must've been twelve year-olds when writing these things. I mean, REALLY.
castalia: (SAJV - Aurora 'fantasy')
18 Hilarious Modes of Transport Science Gave Up On Too Soon

Unsurprisingly, most of these appear to be from the Victorian era and early 20th century. I have concluded that there is no vehicle the steampunk genre can come up with that was not already tried, likely with tragic yet amusing results, by the Victorians.
castalia: (Daffy Duck Robin Hood laughter)

From "Last Chance to See", Stephen Fry's new BBC series. Absolutely hilarious. The parrot looks so excited!
castalia: (Daffy Duck Robin Hood laughter)
This is the funniest thing I've seen all week. Further proof that the GOP is completely out of touch with modern pop culture and slang.

"They're teabagging them through the mail, which I didn't even know was possible!"
castalia: (Daffy Duck Robin Hood laughter)
Construction signs warn of zombies

Hackers change public safety message

AUSTIN (KXAN) - Austin drivers making their morning commute were in for a surprise when two road signs on a busy stretch of road were taken over by hackers. The signs near the intersection of Lamar and Martin Luther King boulevards usually warn drivers about upcoming construction, but Monday morning they warned of "zombies ahead."

"I thought it was pretty funny," said University of Texas sophomore Jane Shin, who saw the signs while driving down Lamar Bouelvard with friends Sunday night. "We wondered who did it."

The City of Austin does not own the signs, but they are responsible for the message. The contractor on the construction project owns the signs. A city spokesperson said the hacked messages were only up for a few hours, until the construction project manager saw them during his morning commute and immediately ordered them to be changed back.

"Even though this may seem amusing to a lot of people, this is really serious, and it is a crime," said Austin Public Works spokesperson Sara Hartley. "And you can be indicted for it, and we want to make sure our traffic on the roadways stays safe."

Hartley said though it was a locked sign, the padlock for it was cut. Signs such as these have a computer inside that is password-protected.

"And so they had to break in and hack into the computer to do it, so they were pretty determined," said Hartley.

This crime is a class C misdemeanor in Texas, and Hartley said it endangers the public.

"The big problem is public safety," said Hartley. "Those signs are out there to help our traffic on the roadway to stay safe and to know what's coming up."

KXAN Austin News cameras caught many drivers slowing down to read the signs as they approached. Some read, "Zombies ahead! Run for your lives!"

Hartley said the city will discuss more secure safety measures with the manufacturer of the signs.

Speculation among the tech-savvy on the Internet is that the signs were inspired by the video game Call of Duty 5, World at War, which is the top game in the country right now and features "nazi zombies," or an upcoming movie about zombies called "Dead Snow" (an official selection at Sundance '09). There are also several online sites that teach people how to break into these construction signs.

Messages displayed:
- Zombies in area! Run
- Nazi Zombies!!! Run!
- The End is Near!!!!
- Caution! Zombies ahead!
- Run for Cold Climates

I would so have to pull over to the side of the road while I had a giggle fit if I saw one of those. Dude. :D
castalia: (Daffy Duck Robin Hood laughter)
I have had turkey and nice fixings and am trying not to take a nap now. So what is one of the first things I find when I turn on the internets?

Rick Astley has rickrolled the entire audience of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

The best bit is the little puppet at the end - "I love Rickrolling!". However, the announcer clearly had no idea, "rickrolling phenom" indeed.

Bless him for having such an awesome sense of humor about this. I wish I'd been watching the parade for once. I'll bet a lot of people were very confused this morning. :D

I hope all of you are enjoying the holiday. I'm always thankful for my flist and how much they entertain me :)


Sep. 10th, 2008 10:31 am
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Make sure to view the page source, too.

I never thought I'd have an actually relevant reason to use this SGA icon. *snerk*
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Best. crossover. EVER.


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