Aaron's Day Off
Random ramblings about not necessarily anything in particular, and not much more....
Friday, October 16, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Marge Hit's Playboy
In what has to be the strangest move in the history of soft porn, Playboy has put Marge Simpson on the front cover, in an effort to attract a "younger audience". I'm pretty sure there are other people they could have picked to attract the 20-something crowd, but I'm guessing with the always possible bankruptcy, getting a couple of guys to draw some racy pics was cheaper than persuading Megan Fox she should remove her clothes for the magazine.
Friday, October 02, 2009
The Hawaii Chair
So we have a bit of a Friday Funny thing going at work, where someone normally sends a funny link or two out in the afternoon for everyone's enjoyment. Todays led to a couple of follow up links, the last (so far) being to this fantastic infomercial. I somehow thought that this thing could never really exist, but then in the related videos section, I saw Ellen had managed to get her hands on one to try out - prepare to be entertained...
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Sunday, August 09, 2009
Friday, August 07, 2009
Worlds Worst Tattoos
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Thursday, July 09, 2009
Free Jeep to Marry This Woman
I'm spoken for, in both the car and woman sense, but I'm sure there's plenty of single guys out in the world who just can't wait to get their hands on the jeep.....
Free Jeep Wrangler If You Marry This Woman - LOLCars - Jalopnik
Tuesday, July 07, 2009
Monday, July 06, 2009
Saturday, June 06, 2009
Red Neck Limo's
Worlds Biggest KFC Logo
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Colorado License Plates - they're in the news
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Balloon Kama Sutra
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
To Mr Batty's valid comment to the earlier post about the jet pack, and all of the demo videos are just of guys hovering around a little, rather than going anywhere, the one below popped into my RSS reader today. Not only does it show someone actually travelling using one of these things, it actually races a brand new Focus RS - not the slowest car in the world. Now, the jet pack itself is different to the one below, and this one apparenty is a "race" version, that only carries about 30 seconds of fuel, but it still looks kinda cool to me....
Saturday, May 09, 2009
Get Your Jetpack Today
Once again folks, the future is here and I didn't even realize it. I've always fancied a jetpack (haven't we all?), and now, for the small sum of $100k, you can have your own. It'll do 60mph for half an hour, so should get you to Safeway and back, although holding onto the loaf of bread on the way home might be a little difficult. Maybe they have a slot where you can put the loaf in, so you have ready made toast when you get home? Now that would be really cool.
Check out the video below, and if you want one, the site is here. (and slightly off=topic, but couldn't they have found a better name for this thing? The Martin Jetpack? I mean, it could be called Dave, or Bob, or Steve or Rich or something. And it's a Jetpack, not your neighbor! How about Super Future Flyer? Or Jetpack Jockey? Or something.......)
Monday, April 13, 2009
Iron Man Baby
Friday, March 27, 2009
If you've ever done any work travel, you know that the people sitting next to you on the plane or in the airport just can't help looking over at your screen to check out what you're working on. Now, if you really wanted, you could go for one of those techie and expensive 3M screen covers that mean you can only ever see your screen from directly straight ahead. Great, unless you're on vacation with the wife and trying to watch a movie or something, or showing colleagues a presentation.
As always, someone's come up with a low tech way to avoid this problem. It could be a life (well career at least) saver.
Source was here
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Recycle and save the world
Friday, March 20, 2009
Both my brothers used to be pretty good skaters when they were growing up (Daniel even went for trials for the England roller hockey team - think he got in but then never played for them, but I'm old so my memory's going these days), so I'll wait for them to comment on these. Anything that gets me down the street with less exertion, and a nice smooth ride seem good to me though, so I'm voting yes for these. Not sure how hockey stops might work in these though - could be fun watching someone else try.....
Hmm, one day I'll actually learn to type properly and get the spelling on my titles correct....
Sunday, March 08, 2009
Be all you can be
Saturday, February 28, 2009
It's Party Time
If you want to kick that party off in style with some Al Brown style disco antics (and you don't want Phil ruining your house permanently with a dry ice smoke machine), this is the perfect thing for you. Your own portable disco wherever you lay your hat (now that's your home).
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Sunday, February 01, 2009
If you're so desperate to get buried in a coffin shaped like your phone, please buy a better phone before you die...
Thursday, January 15, 2009
The Hamburger Bed
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Conflict of interest?
I looked, and couldn't find sexy time anywhere in the bible. Not specifically anyway
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Not really appropriate given the weather forecast for the next couple of weeks here in Denver, but if you're in the southern hemisphere, or like to plan a long way in advance, check out these sun tattoos. Not permanent, but will probably last longer than those Henna things you get in Tenerife. Of course, mine only come in bright red, and the peeling wouldn't make them very attractive.....
Saturday, November 08, 2008
Worst Smart Car Ever?
Don't get me wrong - I love Smart cars - been close to putting my name on the list a couple of times, just to get to and from work in a more environmentally friendly manner. And I like Batman too (although not all of the movies - can't wait to see Dark Knight though).
But the two of them together? Not the best idea someone's had. More photo's here (all from SEMA in Vegas, which is meant to show the best tuner cars on the planet - they need a stricter door policy if this sneaked through).
Need some help with that walk?
To me, this looks like some form of punishment (although they have added some strategic padding in there), but to others, it might be a life changer.
I guess Honda took the "develop a fuel efficient mode of transport" to the extreme, as this one looks like it's powered by donuts and Chipolte (in my case it would be anyway). They even have a nice instructional video for you, so you can see how it all works.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Jet Powered Diahatsu
Some people do the craziest things in there spare time, and this looks a prime example. Given the light weight, I'm sure this truck will pretty much take off with any power coming from the jet on the back. Might be fun once, but the year in the hospital after that first trip may not be something you're really looking for. Luckily, in the interests of your safety and well-being, I waited until after the E-Bay auction was finished before posting this. You can thank me later.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Be a robot for a week?
If you want to try it, you can rent these exoskeleton legs for $2200 per week. 10 times your normal strength apparently, so if you've got an upcoming UFC fight, or a bully at school who you think might jump you, it could be the perfect solution. Me, I might get a set for Mark Viduka - been a while since I've seen him play......
Presidential Pumpkin Patterns
How's that for alliteration?And what could be more pleasant than having a picture of Tina Palin/Sara Fey on your Halloween special? Downloads and printouts and everything, for the artistically incapable (me).
Friday, October 10, 2008
If you're struggling for a costume, maybe these will give you a little inspiration. I'm kinda tempted to forgo the whole costume thing and just wear these with a white t-shirt and a pair of jeans. Low mainenance, but still kinda creepy. Of course, I'll probably end up as Tigger or the Beer Keg again....
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Shoes and Phones - the perfect wife gift
Friday, September 12, 2008
Get in someone's head
Not sure who's exactly, and definitely not sure about the sheepskin type interior going on, but for the people out there that need their very own hiding place inside their home, this could be the answer. The link for this is here, but you'll need to click around to find it as they have masking on all the sub pages of the site. And while you're there, you can check out some of the other slightly weird stuff (like Man with Prick sculpture - "The penis of this sculpted a man is completely out of proportion to the rest of his body. While proud of his huge member, the man is unable to move because of its staggering weight." Apparently)
I'm pretty sure none of this stuff is sold at Ikea.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
2009 Audi A7
I realize I've been slacking a little lately, so I'm going to make an effort to get out at least one post per day (on weekdays, just in case).
First one in my new routine is an alleged spy shot of the Audi A7. Apart from the fact that it could realistically be anything under there, this has to be the best camo shot I've seen. The old cover the thing in a weird black rubber/plastic at key parts (similar to the Colorado obsession with those hideous black 'bra' things they cover the front of the car with to prevent stone chips on their paintwork) is obviously old school now. Not sure how the sack is going to survive under high speed (meaning over 20mph from the look of this thing) testing, but that's not really our problem, is it.
Source: The German site Bilder
Saturday, May 24, 2008
If using sunglasses to check out the girls on the beach isn't quite enough, and you need to replay your view afterwards, this is the solution for you (but maybe you really need some psych counselling, or just your own girlfriend?).
$400 and a 15 metre range back to the receiver, which has 2GB of storage, along with playback, and it looks like you can hook up multiple cameras to it. Hours of fun for someone, I'm sure.
Saturday, May 17, 2008
If you happen to live in a third world country (if they even exist now - I'll tell you when I finish reading this book), or maybe you come from the rich end of Detroit, these might interest you. Me, I think I'll stick to buying the wife the occasional handbag (sorry, purse for you Americans) - it's much safer that way, especially when I forget to fill the dishwasher.
Horsepower Takes on Original Meaning
So someone in Dubai took the horsepower thing a little too literally (or maybe they just dreamed of the good old days) and came up with this little invention. It actually does have a host of electronics in there, but they're all powered by the horse on the treadmill inside. It even has a battery that gets charged by the horse when he's feeling energetic, to make up for the times when he turns into a total lazy slob.
Although that's all well and good (although I'm a little worried that the whole going to the bathroom while on a treadmill may create a few issues...), what the world really needs is more of these hamster powered cars.....
Sunday, May 04, 2008
Some humor to try and induce people to actually obey the stop signs. If it's anything like the one behind our back yard, the only thing that will work is a cop parked off to the side (and that only counts for cars - apparently if you're on a bike you don't have to stop even then).
The other signs are here.
Matte Black F430
Chips in a Cup (holder)
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Shocking Big Wheels
Friday, March 21, 2008
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Hold The Hookah; It Might Have Herpes
Nope, not more Spitzer jokes - Hookah Bars up around CSU appear to be the culprit in a spread of cold sores in the Fort Collins area. Just say no, it's the only way to go (or carry your own pipe around with you if you like...)
Hold The Hookah; It Might Have Herpes - Denver News Story - KMGH Denver
Saturday, March 01, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Blood Powered Tattoo/Phone Thing?
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Portable Microwave Cube?
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Monday, December 24, 2007
God Save the Queen
Or something like that - in possibly the most shocking news in a long time, The Queen now has her own YouTube channel. Old Christmas speeches and random clips from the archives abound - I haven't found the shot of her launching crying about Britney or launching Pepsi bottles with a couple of Mentos in there yet, but I'm sure they're there if you keep digging.
Just coz I'm feeling kinda nostalgic and patriotic, here's the link to the 1957 broadcast - the first ever TV broadcasted one (for the non-UK readers, we get a 10 minute address from the Queen every year on Christmas Day - it used to be compulsory watching when I was younger, but mainly coz it was followed by the latest James Bond film on BBC ;-)
What I want to know now is why The Queen has disabled embedding of the videos? Are they that desperate for the ad share revenue from Google? I thought she was loaded as it is?
Monday, December 17, 2007
Friday, December 14, 2007
Porsche 928 - The Nightmare Version
When I was growing up, the 928 was high on my wish list of cars. It stayed on there for a very long time, in part coz despite it being so old by the time it finally ceased production it still looked pretty modern, and in part due to it being available for purchase second hand at a price I could almost grasp affording (think 5000 pounds or so). Now, of course, I would never have been able to afford the insurance, or the petrol (gas), and if anything ever went wrong, it would completely bankrupt me for the rest of my life. So, I didn't buy one, although one of the guys who used to go surfing did get one and ran it successfully for about 18 months before the expensive repairs kicked in.
Anyway, this is all leading up to this following video, in which someone has completely massacred one of my childhood dreams. I've asked myself why a few times, and apart from the obvious "I need a fast truck" I'm at a loss for words - I thought that's why they had the high performance Dodge and Ford trucks (if you ever see someone trying to drive one of these 500 hp things in the snow in Denver, give them a wide berth - it's funny to watch, but not when you're in the lane next to them). And Porsche apparently helped him get approval to take it on the road...
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Supersoaker Sad Boy
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
I hope the be rich, but I promise I will never be rich enough to forget that my Maserati has been towed, and I need to pay the fines.
Apparently this guy was "too busy" setting up his new company to remember that his car was towed, and he needed to pay the fines before they auctioned it off.
Luckily, he now has a PA once again to take care of the "domestic" stuff, and anyway, he never spends much time in London in the summer.
Give me strength.....
Friday, August 10, 2007
If only I'd known
This might have been prefect for Tonk's Bachelor/Stag/Bucks party
If pixelated body parts will offend you or get you fired, you're not allowed to click the link - you have been warned.
Scariest Use of Inkjet Printer Technology
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Saturday, July 14, 2007
Continuing the dodgy posts this morning comes "Grope on a Rope" - I kid you not. Who thinks of these names?
It's actually a bar of soap (on a rope), for the people who don't get enough physical contact. Another bargain at 7.50 (pounds this time - not sure if you can get it over here).
This is just wrong
More for Mr Bland than anyone else (especially after the month long bender, combined with exercise and a very healthy Chipolte diet), here's the Crazy Coffins site - if you don't fancy spending the rest of your (dead) life stuck in a boring old wooden box, spice up the life of those worms and creep crawlies by giving them something interesting to eat through.
Friday, May 18, 2007
So here's how Aussie business logic works - the country is running out of water, so the government bans washing your own car, so suddenly car washes get extra busy, so more car washes appear, and then you start losing trade coz there's plenty of competition. The answer - make your car wash topless, and offer lap dances while you wait.....
Sheila must be ecstatic at this one - Bruce has the cleanest car in the world.
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Spot the Difference
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
Such was the controvesy among the users, that people power did actually work, and Digg have gone back to not interfering with their site.
But now, after seeing hundreds of stories and reading thousands of comments, you’ve made it clear. You’d rather see Digg go down fighting than bow down to a bigger company. We hear you, and effective immediately we won’t delete stories or comments containing the code and will deal with whatever the consequences might be.
If we lose, then what the hell, at least we died trying.
Tuesday, May 01, 2007
So it looks like someone earlier today (or maybe it was last night) posted the "secret number" that is the key to unlocking HD DVD content. Digg then (allegedly) went and took down the post, and deleted the user, causing outrage among their user base. It's pretty hard to argue that a number is copyright protected, so not sure if they have some sort of legal reason, but obviously this sent the world (well, lots of geeks used to the freedom of speech type concepts) into a frenzy. At one point today, every single post on the front page held the number. I'm not sure if Digg has continued to delete the user accounts and posts of everyone (if they have, they're slowing down, as there's still plenty of posts on the front page now), but everyone's a little shook up.
How this all plays out in the next few days will be pretty interesting. I've always been under the impression that Digg content is driven by their users, with no interaction from the people running the site, and judging by the outrage, a lot of other people were under the same impression. We'll have to wait to see whether or not this has a negative (or positive with all the publicity) effect on the number of hits the site gets.
UPDATE - Digg has officially responded
Saturday, April 28, 2007
A special little kit for the unplanned overnight stay somewhere.
Apparently this all comes in a tiny little pack that can be hidden in your purse (handbag) and you're good to go.
And the only reason I'm posting this is coz my wife sent it over to me as something that obviously entertained her. I have no need for panties, condoms or moist toilettes, but of course use a toothbrush on a regular basis.
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Ever almost been choked to death by your headphone cords? Or had the buds ripped out when the cord got caught on something it wasn't supposed to? Apparently, it's a common problem, so someone came up with this solution. Just wrap them on the man, and you're good (and safe) to go.
Monday, April 23, 2007
Chuck Liddel Wasted
Sunday, April 15, 2007
Very (very) short escort (of the car variety)
Monday, April 02, 2007
Not literally, but looks like things were a little too boisterous for the plane to take off. The big news about this is that Niall shelled out eight grand to get taxis for all the fans to get from Bristol back to mackemLand. Somehow I can't see Freddie doing this, although I bet there's a decent sized expense bill going in this morning, courtesy of the Disco Pants.
Fans thrown off plane over Niall Quinn's Disco Pants | News | Guardian Unlimited Football
Friday, March 09, 2007
Thursday, March 01, 2007
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Chocolate and Pizza?
Sunday, February 18, 2007
Strangest News Story from Last Week
I know Britney shaving her head, Ryan O'Neill trying to kill his sun, and Bush thinking that somehow there were 30 days in February were all pretty good, but the winner goes to the police in Phoenix, who put a school in lockdown after one of the kids spotted Batman in the playground!