Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Happy New Year!

The above is probably my favourite from this impressive 3 part article called The Year 2008 in Photographs.

I strongly suggest you check out the rest and have yourself a super happy new year. See you on the other side!

Part 1.

Part 2.
Part 3.

Wednesday, 24 December 2008

PlinXmas Advent Calendar: Christmas Eve!

Hooray! 24 days of providing festive diversions to all and sundry. After this one I can relax for a few days. Best pull something really special out of the bag today then, eh?

Will This Do?

The things I do to entertain you people.

Merry Christmas everybody! Whatever you're doing, enjoy!

See you in the new year.

Tuesday, 23 December 2008

PlinXmas Advent Calendar: Day 23!

Right, today is going to be a veritable feast of links because I'm sticking in all the xmas-themed games that haven't fit in anywhere else. So hold on to your stockings.

Light Up Christmas Tree - rotate the lights and wires to light up the whole tree!

Snowy - throw snowballs at the bad guys until they're completely covered then give 'em a kick and watch them roll around knocking everyone else out!

Rooftop Hop - get your fat santa to the chimney while collecting all the presents by flinging him about!

There you go, that should keep you going until tomorrow when I have something truly special/horrifying! See you then!

Monday, 22 December 2008

PlinXmas Advent Calendar: Day 22!

Wahoo! Thanks to the big cheeses at work, my holiday started half a day early! I am now off work until the 5th of Jan. Not that I'll have much time to relax, I have an absolutely packed holiday. It's going to be great.

Anyway, today I thought that maybe we could have something a little more highbrow than we've had thus far. I mean come on, looking back over the month there has been crude animation, ridiculous games, people falling in pits of poo and piles of empty beer bottles. Frankly, we should all be above this kind of thing. So dust off your top hat and monocle, and drink in some sophistication with today's most classy Link. Spiffing.

Sunday, 21 December 2008

PlinXmas Advent Calendar: Day 21!

4 days to go. Crivens! Hope you're ready for it. At the very least you should have a tree up. But what if you fancy something a bit different this year? Does the thought of a standard supermarket-bought tree leave you cold. Well how about A List of the unusual christmas trees for inspiration? There's some good stuff in there, including this one:

Liver failure has never seemed so festive.

Saturday, 20 December 2008

PlinXmas Advent Calendar: Day 20!

Holy cow! It's so nearly Christmas. Isn't it? I happen to think so. But some people might disagree. I think Christmas can start a week or two before the actual day. That seems fair. However, if you're one of these humbug types that like to confine it to one day a year. I may have just the site for you:

Friday, 19 December 2008

PlinXmas Advent Calendar: Day 19!

Ready for a workout? Got a whole set of winter olympics here. Featuring yetis and penguins and whales, oh my!
Anyway, give it a try. Fun stuff, even if it involves the mistreatment of penguins.
Yeti Olympics.

Thursday, 18 December 2008

PlinXmas Advent Calendar: Day 18!

Nothing symbolises Christmas like a warehouse full of microwaves, I'm sure you'll agree. To that end, here's a video:


Wednesday, 17 December 2008

PlinXmas Advent Calendar: Day 17!

Another festive game, you say? Ok then, if you insist. This one is called Grow Ornament and it requires you to add decorations to a christmas tree in the right order to make... stuff happen. It's a little bit odd, so perhaps you should see for yourselves!

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

PlinXmas Advent Calendar: Day 16!

*snaps fingers*
Got a groovy link today for all you cats and kittens. Get hip to this jive, daddy-o.
Dig it: Beat Nick.

Monday, 15 December 2008

PlinXmas Advent Calendar: Day 15!

Christmas shopping? Have you done yours yet? I have. Check me out with my forward planning. The worst part is the people. Swarms of them, each with their own agenda. Stumbling, mumbling drones getting in my way. Nightmare. Well, there is another way. You could take care of all your shopping online! You could be sitting around in your pants instead of struggling through the horde. Imagine the luxury. You could do worse than to start with This Site. You may get more than you bargained for. Especially if you start with that blue cup!

Sunday, 14 December 2008

PlinXmas Advent Calendar: Day 14!

Hello. Today, for reasons best known to myself, I decided to run 5km dressed as Santa Claus. I'm not totally nuts by the way. There were a couple of hundred other people doing it too!

Anyway, in case you don't believe me. Here is the proof!

This kind of behaviour is henceforth known as Christmasochism. Zing!

Saturday, 13 December 2008

PlinXmas Advent Calendar: Day 13!

This'll have to be a quick one as I'm going out tonight so no time for my usual witty banter. You must be devestated. Also, this will mean 2 games in a row. I am ashamed of myself.
Anyway, here's Frosty Flips. It's a game where you control Santa as he snowboards down a mountain. Arrow keys control. That's all you need. Have fun!

Friday, 12 December 2008

PlinXmas Advent Calendar: Day 12!

You like Lemmings? Sure you do, everybody likes Lemmings. What's not to like? Shepherding a bunch of mindless creatures to a safe exit point without any of them getting mangled by savage traps. But what does this have to do with Christmas? Well, didn't the 'mindless creatures' bit ring any bells? Exactly, this game has the same premise but replacing the furry little fellas with christmas shoppers! Get it? Got it? Good. Play Christmas Consumerism.

Thursday, 11 December 2008

PlinXmas Advent Calendar: Day 11!

So... Christmas is approaching. You may have noticed. How're you spending Christmas Eve this year? Watching telly with the family? Curled up on the sofa in front of the fire? Preparing the Santa-trap? Well, regardless, you're probably going to have a better time than This Dude did. Dang.

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

PlinXmas Advent Calendar: Day 9!

Time for a game. This one is pretty straightforward. Basically, you need to take control of a team of military polar bears in order to save Christmas, The Web and their own lives from The Evil Spirit of Christmas by traversing such locales as a bank, a park, a nightmarish augmented reality inside the mind of one of the bears and... a furniture shop. So yeah, it may be generic but you should still play Warbears: An A.R. Xmas.

Monday, 8 December 2008

PlinXmas Advent Calendar: Day 8!

I hope when you see this new link, you just may,
Have your heart grow 2, nay, 3 sizes today.

For on this day, of all days, the 8th of December,
I hope to provide one you'll always remember.

So sit right there, watch and don't move an inch,
I hope you delight in the tale of The Grinch!

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

And now I must say, with impeccable timing,
I hope you enjoyed these fine couplets of rhyming!

Sunday, 7 December 2008

PlinXmas Advent Calendar: Day 7!

Oops, I've left this one a bit late. Blame a lack of preparation. Hopefully after a few seconds of watching Today's Link, you'll have forgotten my indiscretion and probably your name and where you live. It's a bit hypnotic. So yeah see you tomo... boing boing boing boing boing.

Saturday, 6 December 2008

PlinXmas Advent Calendar: Day 6!

I sat down at my computer for 5 minutes to try and find a decent christmas game for today's advent calendar and I happened upon Snow Line. It is now about an hour later and I have just finished it. Can there be a higher recommendation? I think not.

Anyway, play it. It's like Christmas Line Rider.

Friday, 5 December 2008

PlinXmas Advent Calendar: Day 5!

I've never really read Calvin & Hobbes. If you're unfamiliar with the concept, it's a set of comic strips about a lad (Calvin) and his stuffed tiger (Hobbes). Several people have told me that they're really good but I just never checked any of it out. Well, I just stumbled on this treasure trove and I may have to rethink my position somewhat. Essentially this is a collection of just the strips where Calvin builds snowmen. Sounds crap, right? Well have a gander at this and then see what you think:


Heh, twisted genius. There are loads more Here.

Thursday, 4 December 2008

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

PlinXmas Advent Calendar: Day 3!

Ok team, here we are in the Winter Zone. You have 3 crystals, let's see if we can win some more. Who's playing this game? You? Ok, and what type of game would you like? A skill game? Marvellous. What you need to do is get the little bunny to jump as high as possible by bouncing off the bells. Birds are double points. Now, it's an automatic lock-in so be careful. The rest of the team, you can watch on this monitor over here. The game is called Winterbells and is impossibly cute. Off you go!

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

PlinXmas Advent Calendar: Day 2!

So, now it's December, there are a lot more christmas decorations going up. Everyone has a street near them where the neighbours try to outdo each other, right? Addidng more and more lights, turning their house into a shining beacon that could potentially cause aircraft to try and land on their roof. Oh, and my favourite, putting blow-up santas, snowmen, reindeer & elves that wobble about looking cheap and tacky, just begging to be shot at with an air rifle. But I digress. Essentially, the people who live on the same street as this guy below... they may as well give up now.

Monday, 1 December 2008

PlinXmas Advent Calendar: Day 1!

Hello-ho-ho. Today marks the start of my link-based advent calendar! Every day until Christmas Eve, I will be providing you with a festive diversion to bring a bit of cheer to your otherwise unbearable* lives. Truly, I am the the very definition of the word 'hero'.

Today's one is a little app that lets you design a paper snowflake without any of the tedious mucking about with scissors and such. You can undo and redo every snip so you can really creat something beautiful... or you can knock up something rubbish in a few seconds. Like I have!



So yeah, Knock Yourself Out. See you tomorrow!

*clearly, this refers to everyone else who reads this, not you. but don't tell them, eh?

Sunday, 30 November 2008

Shine Get!

Sound the Nerd Horn. This link is not only about videogames. It's about a Japanese guy who is famous for making games. Pretty cool, right? Hey, where are you going?!

Oh well, who needs them? It just means they miss out on a funky animation about Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto meeting a few of his most famous creations. It makes me smile. That's all that matters.

The Legend Of Miyamoto!

Friday, 28 November 2008


Babelfish. As for me you. The is supposed; That re-close friend. But among one side, perhaps me shouldn't has done that kind of hypothesis concerning my audience. My impoliteness how. Babelfish is the online language translation equipment. You think that we want being translated, placing on the text which whether the translation which what kind of language, and the button hits and obtains is appointed. At least theory. Actually, there is contradiction. When it is naturally, disordered theory becomes settled, it becomes simultaneously, depending upon inside that large even with the which small mistake. Therefore if it should continue to translate on front and back, that more and more becomes verification impossible. Therefore it is this link to translate your text in language, to translate next and what which for the second time laugh with your mistake therefore can loudly. Funny ones!

This message has been to Japan and back. When it left, it looked like this:

Babelfish. I assume you're familiar with it. But then, maybe I shouldn't be making such assumptions about my audience. How rude of me. Babelfish is an online language translation tool. You put in the text that you want translated and specify what language, then hit the button and you get the translation. In theory at least. In reality, there are discrepancies. Of course there are, and as chaos theory dictates, any small error becomes bigger over time. So if you were to keep translating back and forth, it becomes more and more unrecognisable. So what This Link does is to translate your text into a language and then translate it back again so you can chortle at the errors. Fun stuff!

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

What Are Ya, Chicken?

I... I... I'm not sure I can articulate the merits of this video. It defies description. I don't know if you need to have the mentality of someone stuck in an office on a slow day to enjoy it as much as I did but give it a go anyway. Then try and explain to someone why you love it!

It's a video. A video about chickens. But more than that. It's a video about the SCIENCE of chickens.

Monday, 24 November 2008

Run To The Hills.

Have you had your RDA of frustration? If not, boy do I have the game for you! I can't offer a better description of this game than the one that greets you as it starts so here it is:

You are Qwop, our small nation's sole representative at the Olympic Games.
Use the QWOP keys to move your legs.
Ideally you will run 100m...
...but our training program was under-funded.
Remember, it's not about whether you win or lose.

So there you have it. See how far you can get. Try and beat my masterful score of 4.6m.


Oh, in other news: Today I got an email from the guy who writes Dinosaur Comics and was quite starstruck!

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Me, Myself & I.

Hey look, over there on the right. It's me! I'm actually thinking of putting some effort into this blog so that it doesn't look like thousands of others that picked this particular theme for their outpouring of unimportant toss. I didn't invest any effort into it to begin with because I assumed that I would get bored and wander off before long. But it's been... hold on, I'll check... holy crap! 8 months now and I'm still updating regularly so why not actually personalise it a bit. I made that approximation of me using a site called and it was actually pretty fun. Once you've designed your li'l fella/fellette you can assign one of hundreds of animations to make them dance about or perform other, similarly foolish manoeuvres. Give it a shot.

If that's not your cup of tea. Another of today's temporary diversions is the Google Game. No link with this one because you can probably find your own way to the necessary site in this case. All you need to do is type in "[your name] likes/loves to" into Google and find out what you like/love to do! For example:
"Paul loves to play the trumpet!"
"Paul like to chug. Chug, Paul, chug!"
"Paul loves to lol" *eyebrow raise*
"Paul likes to ride small bikes!"
"Paul loves to push the boundaries of Hip Hop!" (possibly my favourite)
"Paul likes to french kiss his cat!"

Try it yerself, and let me know if you can think of any other phrases that produce good results.

Monday, 17 November 2008

Ebony & Ivory.

If this isn't working together in perfect harmony, I don't know what is!

a bit of fry and jay z from defyingdarwin on Vimeo.

Friday, 14 November 2008

Hot Flashes.

Morning! Feeling a bit lazy? A bit lethargic? Well, why don't you get off your arse and charge about on rooftops jumping over things, sliding under things and flinging yourself across large gaps? Well, because it's absurdly dangerous of course. Don't be silly. However! There is a game out today called Mirror's Edge which enables you to do all this and more without leaving the safety of your sofa. It looks great. See? But the reason I bring it up here is because there is a flash version out as well which is also great! Hooray! You should Play It. Then, if you like it, you should play the (less polished, but better titled) other games this guy has made: Parts 1 & 2 in The Fancy Pants Adventure!

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

We Can Sexy.

Check it out! I have a new blog doodad over there on the right. It links to the 5 most recent Dinosaur Comics. You should definitely read them at your earliest convenience.
My Heart Has Developed So Many Boners For This!

Monday, 10 November 2008

Trippin' On A Hole...

Watch this. Seriously. Just watch it.

Pretty sweet, eh? Made of paper, too, apparently. Some people are clearly hogging all the talent.

Oh, in other news: LittleBigPlanet is just as wonderful as I had hoped. Which is nice because I tend to overhype things and they never live up to my expectations. I was right on the money this time though. Hooray!

Friday, 7 November 2008


Submitted for your approval, a road sign in Wales. Nothing unusual about that. It's written in English and Welsh so it can be read easily by everyone. Or can it?

You see, this particular road sign was commissioned and made by Swansea council. They email a translation agency with what they want the sign to say, and the response contains the phrase in Welsh. Except in this case the reply said, in Welsh, "I am not in the office at the moment. Send any work to be translated".


Read the Full Article for the deets.

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Judean People's Front.

I love physics-based games. Love 'em. (This is why I'm so excited to go and pick up LittleBigPlanet in a few hours. Squee!) There are loads of them online, some no more than throwaway webtoys and some are games with a surprising depth. Splitter, however is a good balance. It has enough content to keep you playing for a while but it's not so fiendishly difficult that you give up after a few levels.
The premise is simple. You have to get your little smiley ball-thing to the exit, hopefully picking up stars along the way. To achieve this, you need to cut through (or split) the wooden blocks holding him up. Draw lines with your cursor to chop bits off. Easy peasy. Go.

Monday, 3 November 2008

Interactive Mirror.

This is pretty amazing, and a fine candidate for inclusion in my fantasy home. Y'know, the one I'll own one day when I am totally rich. That one. It's a touchscreen mirror, essentially and it enables you to do all kinds of fannying about with flashy effects on your reflection and even play a few games. If I had one, it's unlikely I'd ever make it out of the house on time in the mornings. Anyway... !tuo ti kcehC

Thursday, 30 October 2008

Oh, Good Book?

"Westerners revere the Greek legends. Versemen retell the represented events, the resplendent scenes, where, hellbent, the Greek freemen seek revenge whenever Helen, the new-wed empress, weeps."

Notice anything about that passage? Yes? No? Well, read it again and pay attention to the vowels...
Yep, they're all Es.
The passage is from a book called Eunoia (The shortest word in the English language to contain all vowels. It means 'Beautiful Thinking'.) and it is written by a man named Christian Bok. The book consists of fiction written so that each chapter only contains one vowel. There are more snippets from the book Here including examples from each of the vowels. It's quite impressive!

So long, for now!

Monday, 27 October 2008

Run Time Error

So, it would seem I can run 10 miles in 1 hour, 45 minutes & 59 seconds. Not bad for a first try. Also, I can't have been doing too bad if I still look this happy after 9 miles.

Sunday, 26 October 2008

Give up the Ghost.

Jesus, I'm knackered. The Great South Run was today. I have a rough idea of my time but I'll put it on here when it's official. Probably with a picture. In the meantime, I have some manner of game for you. The titl alone is great, but it's also pretty good fun. You control a big pink ghost with your mouse cursor and you need to use it to scare a guy with a fancy moustache to stop him getting eaten by monsters. It's called Look Out, Mr Johnson and it is well worth your time.

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Take it on the Chin.

I have a beard, you may have noticed. If I didn't have one already though... This would make me grow one. So now you have no excuse. Fuzz it up.

Monday, 20 October 2008


Hello. In a move that is likely to cause several readers (most of them, then) to stop reading and go somewhere else, I am going to use this post to talk about a videogame. If you've stuck around for this long, I urge you to keep reading so I can outline why this particular one is worth your time. I certainly considered it worth buying £300 worth of console for.
Before anything else, maybe you should just watch these 2 videos. They serve as a more than adequate introduction to the game, at least in regard to its looks and immense charm:

Frankly, if that didn't do anything for you then there's no helping you. You're free to go.
Still with me? Ok, here goes: The second video alluded a little bit to the actual type of game that LBP is. So? It's just a nice-looking, side-scrolling, item-collecting, platform game, yeah? Well... yeah. It is all those things. It's also a whole lot more. That's why the game's tagline is "Play, Create, Share".

See, the thing that sets LittleBigPlanet apart is not the 'Play' aspect (which, it should be said, looks exemplary) but the 'Create' & 'Share' portions. This is because LBP comes with an extensive level creator. Not just any old tacked-on-at-the-last-minute piece of crap, either. To paraphrase a review I've read; "You can make anything. Yes, even that thing you just thought of." To prove that it is a tool that can be used to create masterpieces, Media Molecule (they made the game) created every level that is included on the disc using the same level editor that is available to every schmo that buys the game. Using simple building blocks, materials, mechanical components and whatever hare-brained notion you can scrape together, you can build a fantastic playground. Ever since I learnt of this game, I have not been able to pay attention in meetings at work. I just daydream of potential level ideas. Some people were lucky enough to get to play a limited version of the game for a while (known in the trade as a 'beta') and they have produced Some Incredible Stuff.
Once you've created your wonderland, you can play through as much as you like, by yourself, with 3 other people on the same sofa, or with 3 other people around the world. You can also submit your level to be judged by everyone, everywhere. Essentially, this means that LBP will have a never-ending stream of content and it will be designed, built, moderated and extensively tested by the people the care the most. It's nothing short of a revolution.

I haven't even begun to touch on all the things that make this game so exciting (You can customise your li'l sackboy almost infinitely! Stephen bloody Fry is the narrator for all the tutorials!) but simply put, it looks like Fun. Fun in it's purest, most intoxicating form. I just can't wait, but wait I must. I've been following the progress of this game for many, many months (and just around the corner from it's release, it was Snatched Away Again!)

Anyway, it'll be here soon. The thought actually makes me a little bit giddy and if you've made it all the way through this post, you must be pretty interested too. So please, come and play with me. In LittleBigPlanet!

Sunday, 12 October 2008

Yeah, but is it Art?

I've used that title before, but I'm thinking of making it a regular feature. Continuity, bitches! Got a video of some sculptures created by artist Michael Kontopoulos called "Machines that Almost Fall Over" which features, erm, some machines... that almost fall over. It may sound ridiculous but I actually quite like it. Even if it is filmed in a breathtakingly pretentious way. Anyway, judge for yourself:

Machines that Almost Fall Over from Michael Kontopoulos on Vimeo.

Friday, 10 October 2008


Of all the overused internet cliché groups, I have to say that I prefer robots, vikings and pirates to ninjas. However! There are some cool flash games that feature them. The best of them all is N, which I previously thought had been taken off the web so that the maker could flog the pay-to-play version but no! Anyway, this one, despite featuring a stick man as the lead ninja, is pretty much all you could want from a ninja game, it requires quick reactions, expert timing and an element of stealth. It's all about stealing as much gold as you can and getting to the exit before the time runs out (grabbing gold replenishes time for whatever reason) and without getting electrocuted or blown to bits! Anyway, enough talk. Just Play the damn thing!

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

What's in a Name?

Many of you will have a name that has at some point been immortalised in song. "Jolene", "Kevin Carter", "Black Betty", "Jeremy", "Annie, Let's Not Wait", "What's the Frequency, Kenneth?", "Jenny Was a Friend of Mine", "Making Plans for Nigel", "Molly's Chambers", "Maxwell's Silver Hammer"... I could go on and on. But I won't. The point is, there are no songs with Paul in them and I tend to moan about this occasionally. Well, today I got an email that shut me up. A scottish band called Attic Lights have named a song after me. And you. And you and you aaand Ba Ba Baaah! (ahem, sorry) But yes, it's true. They have songs with my name and yours*. Pretty cool, eh? Eh?!
Yes, of course it's an advertising gimmick. They really just have a song called Wendy and have recorded versions with lots of different names to try and sucker people in. Well guess what? It worked! I'm passing it on. Here!


Oh, and as a footnote. While writing this post I found out that there are several songs with my name in. Also, I had forgotten that there is an entire Beastie Boys album with my name in it. But shush, I'm trying to make a point here!

Sunday, 5 October 2008


Hiya, I'm 24 now. No longer a young man in his early twenties. Now I am further over the hill than ever before. I have entered my mid-twenties. Woe is me, etc. No, I kid. Age is irrelevent, you're only as old as you feel, yadda yadda yadda. I did have a very nice day though. Thanks to everyone who sent me some manner of birthday message. Much appreciated. So in honour of my birthday, I think a present is in order. But don't worry. This is a present from me to you. One of my favourite videos on the internet. A very simple hand drawn animation about Email, of all things. Hope you like it.

Friday, 3 October 2008


Hmm, I'm at work, about to link to a game involving a guy being at work and killing himself. Weird.
Anyway! The game is called Karoshi, which translates as "death from overwork". Your objective in each level is to kill your little blue suited guy by figuring out how to get him impaled, crushed, shot or electrocuted.
I should point out that this is more fun (and a lot less nasty) then it sounds. The puzzles are pretty clever and get really fiendish by the end.

So have fun!

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Make a Picture. It'll last longer.

Evenin' all. I have just spent about 20 minutes dicking about with this. Which, I think, gives it the official Paul Seal of Approval. The concept can be explained thus: Draw a picture, submit and get someone else's picture. More absorbing than it sounds. Some people really put effort into these things. Must be annoying when they get my scribbles in return!
Anyway. Sketchswap, it does what it says on the tin.

Monday, 29 September 2008

Fool Your Brain.

Make your mind see colours where there are none. Seriously. If you stare at a negative version of an image for a while, which then becomes black & white, you will see it in colour until your eyes refocus.
Hmm, I'm making a pretty bad job of explaining it. Here, try it yourself:


Sweet, huh? To see a bigger version, go Here. You can create one with any photo you find or have on your computer.

Thursday, 25 September 2008

New Zealand's 4th Most Popular Folk Parody Duo.

It's Flight of the Conchords!
Since the internet has not been so fruitful these last few days. It's time for an emergency link.
You either know of these guys already or you don't. If you do, you'll love them already and just be happy to see these clips again.
But if you don't, well you can thank me later... If you're into it.

This is my favourite of their songs. Now you've had a taste. Try these on for size:

Rap Battle! (Rhymenocerous Vs. HipHopapotomas)

Ok, I have to stop there. I could have linked to every song from the whole dang series. It's all solid gold. Enjoy!

Tuesday, 23 September 2008


Today is gonna be a little bit different. Instead of finding new stuff for you, I'm reminding you of previous cool things du jour that have made exciting steps forward.

A while ago, when I linked you to the teaser site for the new, Brooker-penned zombiethon 'Dead Set', there was nothing but a trailer and a countdown timer. Well the countdown has reached zero and there is a wealth of new stuff. More trailers, etc and cast info (which reveals that the actor Kevin Eldon is going to be in it. Hooray!), so check it out. Also I recommend you click the 'Get Infected' link for an additional video. In fact, I'll just link straight to it. Click!

...and now for something completely different. Homestar Runner to be precise. The SBEmail series has reached its 200th episode. Which is a pretty big deal if you're a fan of the site. The site has been running for nearly 9 years now, and it keeps going strong.

Oh, and while I'm updating people on things... I still need sponsors! The Great South Run is looming and I'd like to raise as much money as possible. So Dig Deep!


Sunday, 21 September 2008

Seeing Stars.

Hello, I hope you have some time to waste. Because I bring you GAMES!

First up is the 3rd installment of a game series called Hoshi Saga. All you gots to do is find the star hidden in each puzzle. This is accomplished in a variety of different and creative ways. Some puzzles are easier than others. Try everything you can think of. The new one is Here. If you get stuck, go and check out the 1st and 2nd ones for practice.

The next game is so similar in premise to the Hoshi Saga games that I assumed they were by the same maker. Apparently not though. In Kagi Nochi Tobira (Don't worry about the Japanese games, there is no text involved), you need to find a key, then use it to open the door. If you've had a stab at the Hoshi games, you should know a few of the tricks used but this one is different enough to warrant a play.

I should point out that these are quite tricky games. Give it your best shot and if one particular puzzle has you flummoxed, just google for some help. I won't tell anyone.

Friday, 19 September 2008

The LHC... Again!

Seems they have set up a webcam at the Large Hadron Collider site. It's pretty interesting.

Check It Out.

Monday, 15 September 2008

Hot Chicks.

I am not best pleased. My computer is busted, meaning that I can only get online at work. So these updates may be few and far between. I'm sure you'll cope. Situations like this call for a sure-fire antidepressant. This is a doozy, sure to make even the manliest of men giggle like a small girl.


Friday, 12 September 2008


Just found a charming little timewaster. It's a pixel-art game called Gravity Hook. The aim is to climb as high as you can up the screen by attaching your little character's grappling hook to a series of floating mines and using the momentum to fling yourself ever higher. careful though as attaching to a mine will arm it, and if you get too close... BOOM! It has a real one-more-go factor and the desire to better your previous high score is powerful. Mine currently stands at 730m. Can you do better?

Tuesday, 9 September 2008

The End Is Nigh.

It seems that the world is going to end tomorrow. Huh. Reckon I'd get away with not turning up for work?
If you don't know what I'm talking about, shame on you. It's been in the news a lot. See? (incidentally, here is another take on the story: "Millions of tiny black holes will be produced. It is quite plausible that these little black holes will survive and will grow and eat the planet from the inside out." - The Sun. Oh, and as for the *spit* Daily Mail, they seem to have Missed The Point.)

But anyway, this got me thinking. "I wonder how many ways our world could conceivably end. If only someone would do a top ten."

Well, Imagine My Surprise.

Saturday, 6 September 2008


Fooled you, I'm not dead after all. Ho ho.
I have a link to prove it. Today's offering is a short animation about octopuses. It's very go... Eh, what's that? Are you smirking at me because I used the word octopuses instead of octopi? Well well, we have a smart-arse in our midst, hmm? Very clever. Bet you'll be telling everyone how you got one over on big, stupid Paul. *Clap... Clap... Clap.* Pity then, isn't it, that you're wrong? Since the use of 'octopi' derives from the mistaken assumption that octopus is a second declension Latin noun, which it is not. So if you could just put on this dunce cap and sit on that stool in the corner, I'll carry on telling the others about the animation I have found.
Ahem, it's very good.

Wednesday, 3 September 2008

This is an Automated Message.

This is a posthumous message from Paul Nelson. He spontaneously combusted earlier today but recorded this message to be delivered to his blog in the event of his untimely demise.

"Hey guys, I just found something magical. Anyone who has read this blog before or even just listened to me talk for a while will know 2 things for certain. I like zombies and I like Charlie Brooker. So, the news that the latter is scripting a tv series about the former made me squeal with delight. I'm about to watch the trailer and thought it best to write this now in case something untoward happens. If you want to see for yourself, the website is Here. It's going to be called 'Dead Set' and I'd bet money on it being fantastic. Just click the eye to see the trailer."


Monday, 1 September 2008

I'm the Boom King.

Hello class. Since it is Monday, it's time for your Games lesson. Today we're playing BoomBot, so grab yourself a supply of bombs and try and blow yourself towards the magic doorway using as few as possible. Simple.

Saturday, 30 August 2008


Those big exercise balls, to be precise. They baffle me. They mainly seem to be for making people look silly when they try and balance themselves while sprawled across one in the gym. But wait! It turns out they DO have a purpose.Check it out:


Thursday, 28 August 2008

Charity begins at Homepage.

You're looking great today. Have you lost weight? That haircut really suits you. Y'know what? Of all the *cough* thousands of people that read this blog, you're my very favourite. C'mere, give me a hug.

So yeah, I'm after something. Sorry to be transparent but there we go. Fact is, I'm doing the Great South Run in October to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support and I would really appreciate it if you'd sponsor me.

I set up a JustGiving page Here and you can sponsor me directly through that. I'll be honest, it's a bit more hassle than just having your name written down on a piece of paper and flinging some change my way when I've done the run, but if you use the JustGiving site, the charity will get an additional 25% on top of your cash in GiftAid. Not to be sniffed at.

Anyway, I hope you do choose to support me as Macmillan is a charity that is close to my heart. My dad recently had a brush with cancer and the support Macmillan offered was of great comfort to him and to the rest of the family.


Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Cube 3: Papercube.

Hello there. I have decided that you're wasting entirely too much time watching videos and playing games. It's about time you had something creative to do. Something that will get you away from your computer for a while. Something that lets you play with sharp implements. In short, something like Cubeecraft.

Pretty cool, eh? They have loads of different characters from films, tv, comics, games, etc in boxy form, click on the ones you like and it'll give you a print out that you can cut out and use to make the model! I practiced with a Mario coin block but I think I'm going to try something tougher next time. Anyways, they look great and give you the glow of satisfaction that you made something yourself. Hooray!
(Oh, as a side note, some of these characters are pretty obscure. If you recognise more than two thirds of them, you're probably a bit on the geeky side. Congrats!)

Friday, 22 August 2008

Get a Room.

Put on your Game Hat, I have a ripe one here.
It's called Rooms and it's all a bit clever. You're a guy, right (groundbreaking, I know) and you have to move through a series of boxy rooms floating in a void, to reach the exit. To start with, the rooms are in order, but after a while you're going to start having to shift them into position. This game is a clear case of substance over style. The animation is a bit clunky and the loading time is massive. (Seriously, go and make a cup of tea.) But once you're in, you'll soon discover it was worth it. Some of the controls aren't immediately obvious so I recommend using the How To Play section. Anyway, give it a go. It has some genius little touches. Rooms.

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Thunderbolts & Lightning. Very Very Frightening.

Storms are cool, there's no denying that. Even though I recently spent a lot of time in a flimsy tent in pouring rain and howling winds, Storms and I are still buds.

Lightning is particularly impressive. Too bad it is over so quickly though, right? You see a flash of light and then it is gone, and you're left counting 1 elephant, 2 elephant, 3 elephant until you hear the crack of thunder.

Wouldn't it be ace if it happened in slow motion? Then you'd be able to revel in it's majesty. If only someone would film a bolt of lightning with a fancy-dan camera that slowed it right down, then stick that film on the internet. Oh cruel fate, why do you mock me?


Sweet. I love how you can see it extending in different directions, trying to make contact with the ground. Hooray for people with magic cameras, hooray for the internet, hooray for me!

Friday, 15 August 2008

Word, yo.

Hello, I'm back from my holiday and I congratulate you for managing to stay on the edge of your seat waiting for my next post. Patience, true believer.

Anyways, as a reward. You get... A list! Hooray! However, if you're anything like me, at least it'll make you laugh. It's titled 'Can I Get A Widnes' and it is a celebration of crappy UK town names used in the titles of songs. For example:

Boogie Sunderland,
Bat Out Of Hull,
I'm Too Bexley For My Shirt,
Cheshire, I Can Boogie,

Comedy gold. The full list is HERE and if you like that be sure to check out These Other Great Ones

Thursday, 7 August 2008

I love the smell of Paint in the morning.

This totally rocks. It's a Paintball sentry gun. It detects movement and then shoots whatever it is that moved. I... I don't know what else to say. I usually love to waffle on in these entries but frankly, to say anything else would be to dilute the grandeur.

Oh, and while we're on the subject of sentry guns, have this (albeit pretty old) video of what the turrets from the game 'Portal' get up to when no-one is watching (this won't make a great deal of sense if you haven't played the game and/or are not monstrously geeky. Fairly warned be ye).
I See You.

Tuesday, 5 August 2008


Dating sites, I don't know how you feel about them but you at least we can agree... They cater for Everyone!

Saturday, 2 August 2008


¿Cómo estás? ¿Dónde está el baño?

Ahem, sorry about that. I have been watching some Spanish animations (Spanimations?) and I got carried away.
So, would you like to see said animations? Hah! As if you have any say in this.
They are called Las Aventuras de Mr. Coo and have been around for ages. In fact, the first one was showed to me by a certain Phil Johnstone esq. way back in the days of the Havant College forum we used to frequent. So why dredge them up now? Well, because since that first 'toon, there have been 2 sequels and now... a game! So have a squiz.

Oh, by the way... they get progressively weirder. Just a heads-up.
Mr. Coo #1&2
Mr. Coo #3
Mr. Coo #4

Mr. Coo, the game!

Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Chairman of the Bored.

I don't know how familiar you are with wrestling. Yeah, the choreographed stuff they show on TV. But wait! Come back. Even if you despise it, watch this anyway. It's an old clip so the video quality is super-sketchy but it's clear enough for you to see what's going down.
As you may or may not know, hitting people with folding chairs is a pretty common practice in pro wrestling. Everyone loves to see it. So when someone asks the audience for a chair to deliver a beat-down... That's what he got.


Monday, 28 July 2008

Breaking the 4th Wall.

Submitted for your approval, a game. A game like no other. A game that is... self-aware. A game suitable for playing, only in... The Twilight Zone.

But seriously, it's pretty good. Kept me interested until the end. It's called Inquisitive Dave and it's one o' them walk-around-picking-up-items-and-using-them-to-solve-puzzles affairs. The interest level is ratcheded up once it starts playing with the conventions of a game. Self-reference, talk of 'the player' and such. Look, just play it OK? Good.

Saturday, 26 July 2008

All Filler, No Killer.

My house is currently infested with family so I have been forced out of my room and I get precious little time at my computer. So this is just a quick link to keep things rolling until I can get back to the serious business of providing links to the... masses? Hmm. Anyway, enough shpiel.

Frankly there are no words to describe the majesty of THIS anyway!

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Home Sweet Home.

Ah, it's good to be back. After a few days of sunshine and fresh air, a stupendous amount of entertainment in all its myriad forms, it's great to be back sitting in the dark, lit only by the glow of my monitor. No, really *sigh*. Naw, it's ok really. Plus, I get to share with you one of my new favourite comedians. His name is Tim Minchin and he mainly deals in comedy songs, he's been around for ages but I was too busy being ignorant to notice. Anyway, watched him on Saturday and it was bloody hilarious. This was one of his songs. Enjoy!

Wednesday, 16 July 2008

Fill Your Boots.

Hey hey hey. As I am off to Latitude festival tomorrow (WOOOOOOOOOO! Ahem), you will have to make do without my links that shine like a beacon of hope in your grey lives. Sorry about that. BUT I am willing to cut you a deal. I'll chuck a few extras into this one post and you have to pace yourselves, mmkay? Mmkay.

First, some culture. How many times have you found yourself in an art gallery, looking at the pretty pictures and thinking "Hmm, as much as I can appreciate MC Escher's 'Self Portrait in Reflective Ball', I would like it a whole lot more if there was a duck in there". Well, you are most definitely in luck.

These and other masterpieces are defaced improved in yonder Flickr Pool.

Next! A game, a game of balance and quick wits. A game of blowing up stuff with bombs in order to bring a golden statue thingy safely down to earth. It's called Totem Destroyer and it will eat up your free time.

Lastly, I'm going to twist the geek humour dial up a few notches. Yes, it goes up further, thank you very much. You cheeky sods. Hmmph.
Anyway, it is a totally for reals and definitely not fake film pitch sent my Michael Bay (Boo!) to Warner Bros. (Meh) to show them his vision for the upcoming Batman sequel The Dark Knight (Yay!)

Anyway, the result is... well, see for your dang selves:

Genius, click Here for the rest.

That's your lot. I'll be back Tuesday for more interfun and hyperfrolics. Bye!

Sunday, 13 July 2008

Makin' Bacon.

Meat and chocolate. Both great on their own, no question. But they should be kept apart, right? Wrong.

I discovered this at a new year's eve party a couple of years ago when I put a mini sausage wrapped in bacon under a chocolate fountain. The resulting mess was, in a word, delicious. Since that day I have been preaching the good word of choc'n'meat to all and sundry. But you people never seem to believe me.

But now, I have found a kindred spirit. Someone who understands. Someone with the drive and ambition to creat a new kind of snack. Behold... The Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookie!

Careful now, don't drool on your keyboard. Instead, read about this exercise in confection perfection (inc. the recipe) right Here.

Oh, and if you make some. Save one for me, won't you? Ta.

Friday, 11 July 2008

Hey! Presto.

As I'm sure you're aware. Every time Pixar bring out a new fillum, they prefix it with an animated short. Just Like These.

So, the release of the new Pixar film, Wall-E is imminent (and it looks great!) Naturally, they must have made a new short too.

Correct, it's called Presto and I am going to reveal it for you. Shazam!

Hmm, turns out that is just a trailer. But never fear! Full one Here.

Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Far Out.

Someone, quick! Ask me what I did with my day!

*Waits patiently*

Oh screw you guys. I'm gonna tell you anyway.

Oh, nothing much. I just sent my name to the freaking MOON!
What? That's totally as exciting as I'm making it out to be. There must be something wrong with you.

Why don't you Send Your Name and then we'll see what's what. Details Here if you're still not convinced.

Oh, and due to an overwhelming response from readers. I've changed the name back to Plinx. Let it not be said that I have lost touch with my fanbase since my meteoric rise.

Monday, 7 July 2008

Getting Jiggy.

A game for your delectation. Specifically a game that someone I know did some writing for. So play it and show your support if you would. That's be just dandy.

It's called Gigolo Assassin, and with a name like that, you know you're in for a treat. It's a point and click adventure game. Like a more puerile Monkey Island. In fact, they even used the same font if I remember rightly. Anyway, I just finished the first mission. It's great, Check It Out.

Bam! Justice.

Wednesday, 2 July 2008

Everbody Dance Now.

So there's this guy, right. His name is Matt and he likes to go to all these different places in the world and instead of taking 600 photographs in a week, or buying a souvenir spoon or whatever, he does a little dance and gets someone to film him.

Great, fine. Whatever floats your boat, man. But what're you telling me for?

Well, it just so happens that the result is an extremely heartwarming little video. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that if you can watch the whole dang thing without it making you smile, just a little bit... you have no soul.

Oh, as a sidenote. This is nothing new. This Matt fella had a bit of fame with a video like this a coupla years ago, which can be found Here if you haven't seen it. But! This new one has a lot more exotic locales and more scenes where he dances with other people. They're my favourite bits.

Alright already, you've talked about it enough. Just show us the bloody thing.


By the by, more about this project can be found at

Monday, 30 June 2008


Cover the big red circle with the five smaller circles. It should be easy but it's not. In fact, it's driving me crazy. For real, look up a solution online. Yeah, cheat! You still won't be able to Cover the Red Circle! Trust me.

Saturday, 28 June 2008

Super, Smashing, Great.

Superheroes! Fictional characters of unprecedented physical prowess dedicated to acts of derring-do in the public interest. I stole that line from Wikipedia and I salute whoever wrote it as it is one of the greatest sentences ever written.

Anyway, they all have unique powers, some have powers that thwart the powers of others. Essentially making them superer. But who is The Superest?

I'm glad you asked! Two artists; Kevin Cornell & Matthew Sutter are dedicated to answering that very question. They are engaged in a game that has been going on for over 8 months now, wherein one of them draws a superbeing with specific powers and the other then has to design one whose powers negate the first and then it's back to the first guy... and well, you see what I mean.

Some examples:

is defeated by:

who is bested by:

and so on. It's a great read, you can see the current champ Here or the whole dang lot (start at the bottom) Here.

Tuesday, 24 June 2008


Putting stuff in a microwave. A staple of internet video. People with no accountability and enough kutzpah to endanger themselves and their trusty frozen-curry-heater-upper for the entertainment of a load of imaginary people. So yeah, what about a mobile phone. Can you put one of them in a microwave? Yes you can and 100% of the time this will definitely happen:

Saturday, 21 June 2008

My Debut Album.

Yes, that's right. My debut album. Bit of a surprise, eh? I'd wager that most of you didn't even know I was in a band. Call yourselves friends? You should be ashamed. Makes me sick.
However! I should lay off the insults, I guess. Otherwise you'll be less inclined to buy my album and I may never achieve the levels of fame and fortune that I long for. So, my wonderful friends who I have always loved... without further ado, I give you: My Debut Album!

In stores now. Buy a copy. No, wait. Buy 2 copies!


I'm not fooling you, am I?
You all know I'm not in a band. I have no musical talent whatsoever and could kill small animals with my singing. So, what's with the album cover, man?

It's part of this forum thread Here. The rules are as follows:

Band Name: The first result of a 'Random Article Search' on Wikipedia.
Album Title: The last 4 words of the last quote on This Quotations Page.
Cover Art: The third result in Flickr's 'Last 7 Days' page.

Then, a bit of copying, pasting and editing in some expensive piece of artistic software like... MS Paint and you're done. Get to it and *puts hopelessly-optimistic hat on* show me what you get in the comments section!

Thursday, 19 June 2008


"Things I love to see in an online game", an essay by Paul Nelson (aged 23 and a half):
Ragdoll Physics Engine,
Unusual Art Style,
Satisfying Sound Effects (FX? Does anyone use that anymore?).

With that in mind, here's Ragdoll Cannon.

Sunday, 15 June 2008

Famous Last Words.

Just a quick one, I wasn't planning on giving you anything today but this is just too good to ignore. It's Wordle: a simple premise executed brilliantly. Essentially, bung in a load of words (song lyrics, passages from a favourite film, a recipe for spaghetti bolognese. whatever) and it'll spit out a "beautiful word cloud". Then you can fanny about with various settings until it looks perfect and then admire it. Or you can do what I did and make it your desktop wallpaper by 'alt+printscreen'ing it and pasting it into MS Paint. So now, when I boot up the faithful old lappy, I see This. Try it yourself, it looks great. Now, for kicks, here's the front page of this here blog in word-cloud form. Shazam!

Thursday, 12 June 2008


This post is a salute to all those who dare to dream of what might be. Those who are not constrained by what the bleating masses think is possible.

Essentially, I'm giving props to whoever it was that made this water slide WITH A FREAKING LOOP-DE-LOOP IN IT!

Tuesday, 10 June 2008

Confession. Part 2.

I need a bit more sweet release from my webcomic obsession (2 new ones added since last we broached the subject!) so allow me to present another set of virtual drawings that have made me their slave. This time, it is XKCD. The art style may be simplistic. Well, it doesn't get much simpler than stick figures. Any schmo can draw them, right? But the punchlines are often far from conventional. I consider myself to be a man of some intelligence, and parts of the stuff in this comic (especially the bits involving higher mathematics) are way beyond me. So, I hear you cry, what chance to we have? Well it's not all ubergeekery. Most of it is just plain funny. Take. A. Look. For. Yourself.

Sunday, 8 June 2008


How much attention have you been paying over the last 3 decades? It's probably more than you think. Especially where music is concerned. Largely because it is something that can't be ignored. Whatever you do, you are bound to hear some at some point in your day. Also, you pick up artist names, song and album titles etc without even realising it. But could you translate a bunch of picture clues representing artists, albums & songs from the 80s, 90s and 00s? Well, why not find out by playing Music Cube (the nerdy title of this post suddenly makes sense) and see how you get on.

Thursday, 5 June 2008

Size matters.

Evening my young Linkateers, got some great stuff for you tonight. Couple of artists called John Rooney and... err, Slinkachu. The former is the creator of 'Smash Bonsai' which involves taking little toy cars and deforming them to make them look like they have crashed, then coupling them with Bonsai Trees. Genius, I think you'll agree:

Check out The Site and have a poke about for more pics.

Next, I am linking to another blog. Albeit one with far greater artistic merit than my own. You may well see some of this guy's work if you are in London and you keep your eyes peeled. I can't sum it up any better than the tagline on the blog. 'Little handpainted people, left in London to fend for themselves'.

He also did a project called Inner City Snail and... well, just take a look for yourselves Here or peruse more from the Little People Here.

Tuesday, 3 June 2008

I'm selling out... Again!

Yes! It's another viral video advert, this time for some office supply company. Advertising agencies, some advice: If you want me to plug your product, make a video with a Rube Goldberg device in it.

In all seriousness, this one is actually really well thought out. Have a goosie.

Friday, 30 May 2008

Fall down, go Boom.

As a certain Mr. McManus will know, I recently bought a Wii game called Boom Blox. It is horribly, horribly addictive and a great laugh in multiplayer. Anyway, I just found this online flash version which gives you a taste of the style of gameplay. Also there is a trailer. Now, the instructions are in German, but don't let that put you off. All you need to know is that Spielen means play. Click anywhere to throw a ball at the structure. Try to knock off all the blue things in as few shots as possible. Flash game is Here. More info on the full game (which, if you own a Wii, you really should buy) Here.

Thursday, 29 May 2008

Hail to the King, Baby.

So... yeah, the cult horror movie classic 'The Evil Dead' (if you haven't seen it, shame on you) has spawned a musical.

Frankly, I'd cut off my right hand to see it but it's only showing in Toronto so I will have to be content with watching the video on The Official Site. You should too.

Sunday, 25 May 2008

I'm selling out.

Coke and hookers cost money, y'know. So allow me to present a 'viral' video advert for... a phone, I think?
Anyway, it's a bunch of optical illusions and I'm a sucker for them so here goes.

Oh, and while we're on the subject, here's How To Draw An Impossible Triangle. Cool, huh?

Friday, 23 May 2008

Knuckle Sandwich?

New Nitrome game worth your consideration. They really are a consistently innovative online game producer, and that is pretty rare so the least you can do is give them a click. Otherwise they could very well get swallowed up by the thousands of clone games being wheeled out by unimaginative bandwagon-jumpers. Anyway! Play Knuckle Heads.

Also, a nifty little physics based game that I've been enjoying. Use your little car thing to push the ball thing towards the stick thing. Oh, and make your way around the myriad obstacles. It's called SteerWheels and you should play it.

Saturday, 17 May 2008

Punctuation, who needs it?

The name 'Yahtzee' will be familiar to the more internet savvy among you but for the sake of those with more developed social lives, I'll explain who it is.
He's a man, a man with a hat. A man with a hat and a weekly web series doing video reviews of games. A man with a hat, a weekly web series doing video reviews of games AND the ability to talk about them very fast and with savage wit. See this example (GTA IV) for proof:

Anyway, if you have no interest in games (shame on you), you won't care about this but if you DO... There are plenty more where that came from. I recommend:
Army Of Two
Guitar Hero III
Assassin's Creed
The Orange Box

Or just browse The Archive.

Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Whose house? Paul's house!

When I am rich (and let's face it, one day I surely will be. Talents such as mine are few and far between), I intend to have the greatest house ever. When you watch me on Cribs, here are some things you'll probably see:

Something from This Company, for sure. Check out the 'media' tab for some examples. Sorry about the cringeworthy website though.

Also, one of These.

Also, I'll need some pretty heavy door security to keep you peasants out! Naw, just kidding. You can come over. But bring some snacks, at least.

Sunday, 11 May 2008

Yeah, but is it Art?

That there was an example of 'The Impossible Art of Li Wei'.
A Chinese performance artist who specialises in photographs of himself doing 'impossible' things. There is no computer jiggery-pokery being used here. Just a blend of props and acrobatics. Anyway, I think they're ace. Click HERE for more from his official website (just click on each image to move on to the next one). Amazing.

Thursday, 8 May 2008


Hello everybody. My name is Paul and I am addicted to webcomics. I have over 30 that I peruse regularly, several of them that I check every day. The 'comics' tab on my toolbar stretches the entire height of my monitor. More are added on a fairly regular basis. This dependance is spiraling out of control and something needs to be done.
Instead of the more obvious 'slowly reduce dosage to bring addiction under control' approach, I have decided to adopt the 'trouble shared is a trouble halved' philosophy.

Essentially, if I'm goin' down... I'm taking you all with me!

So yeah, I'm going to direct you to some of my favourites in the hope that you fall into the same trap and I'll have someone to talk nerdy to.

First stop, my favourite poison... Dinosaur Comics.

There are currently 1219 of them, I've read them all. You should too!

Here. Are. Some. Favourites. Enjoy.

Monday, 5 May 2008


Ahoy Hoy, I have been squirreling links away for this blorg, thinking that it would be handy to have a stockpile in case the internet ever goes through a bit of a dry spell, but considering the fact that I have been 'surfing' the 'web' for years now and I don't think I have ever not been able to find something to entertain me, why not just chuck 'em all in here as I find them? So, here are the fruits of my recent excursions into the linky wilderness.

First (and mainly because I don't like to rely too much on video links and by placing this one here, I get the maximum distance between it and the last post that was also a video, thus fooling you into thinking that I am keeping it fresh and funky and f... f... fan-fucking-tastic!), have this video:
It's a for-reals clip from the 1930s of what they thought fashion would be like in the year 2000.

To be honest, they weren't too far off. Plus this video has some of that old-fashioned well-intentioned sexism that I personally can't get enough of.

Next, a game, for those of you with time to waste. It's a delightful little point and click game where you try and shepherd a tiny bow-wielding ninja across an island to defeat a big ol' robot by clicking on various objects and enemy ninjas and solving the odd puzzle. I have played it to completion so if you get stuck, leave a comment and I'll give you some handy hints. Without further ado, here's Bowja the Ninja on Factory Island.

Thirdly, some publicity work for one of nature's most misunderstood creatures. The humble Goldfish is too often mocked for its supposed bad memory, but it is all lies! This One has been trained to do all manner of things and I hope all you fish-slanderers feel thoroughly ashamed of yourselves.

One more, and frankly I don't think I need to give this any talking up. It's a film. This is the offical website for the sure-fire hit: Zombie Strippers.

Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Flame On.

No messing about this time. Just gonna get straight down to business:
Oh. Except to say that the first 30secs of this video is an entirely unneccesary clip from X-Men, but feel free to ignore that.

Pretty cool, huh? I just need one of those on one arm and a web-shooter on the other!

Sunday, 27 April 2008

More Mario Kart!

My friend code is 2621 2749 2405
Add me, then send me a comment with your code and we'll tear it up!

Where's Your Head At?

Morning all. Let's talk about street art. When it's bad, like when it is just someone's name scrawled on a wall, it makes you wonder why they even bothered (However, some simple graffiti can raise a smile. My favouite is still 'suk ur own mum' on a wall in Coventry). But when it's good, it can be really bloody impressive. For example, Julian Beever, the guy who does those incredible chalk drawings on pavements. But that's old news. One of the more recent ones that I have been enjoying is the work of a guy called The Decapitator. Can you guess what he does? Here's a clue:
Before. After.

Pretty cool, right? Have a poke around the Whole Album.

Friday, 25 April 2008

Pop Quiz, Hotshot.

What do the following have in common?
Tomb Raider, Doom, Resident Evil, Final Fantasy, Silent Hill, Mortal Kombat, Super Mario Bros.

Video Games, right?
Nope, I was actually talking about films based on video games. Suckers.

Anyway, the point is why stop there? There are plenty of iconic video game series that could be made into films.

For example:


or even...


Monday, 21 April 2008

Blogging from work. Tsk.

Hello there. As I'm sure you know, once a week I have to do a shift that finishes at 8.30 rather than 5. Up until now, that meant utter boredom as nobody is here and there is very little to do, but I couldn't just piss about online as there was someone else here with me. But now they have decided I can be trusted on my own so I am free to browse this wild, wild, web. One of the best ways to kill time that I have found, is to read the articles that the great Charlie Brooker writes for the Guardian. Luckily they can all be found Here for my (and now your) perusal. So fill your boots.

Tuesday, 15 April 2008

Attention, Nobody!

This next post is going to be of interest to precisely 0% of the people reading this. But it's my blog so any and all nay-sayers are encouraged to go jump in a lake. If you are me, this is BIG NEWS.
They are making a Homestar Runner game for the Wii! 2 of my favourite things, colliding in a fiery ball of genius. But you don't care, right? PROVE ME WRONG!

Also, while I'm on a H*R high, peep this... Strong Bad's favourite band Limozeen played a few gigs recently, and someone uploaded the whole setlist to youtube. Including the part where SB was channeled and they played Trogdor. Rawk.

Sunday, 13 April 2008

Masai Marathon

As the London Marathon was today (hope all the Macmillan stuff went well Katy), I have a related link to post. Apparently there was a group of 6 Masai Warriors running in the marathon. They were given a brief guide to Britain to help them avoid getting in trouble. It included such pearls of wisdom as this:

"You will see many people who are wearing only small clothes and you will wonder why they are cold and may think they are being disrespectful. This is normal for England, especially when it is sunny or in the evening. However, it is illegal to show certain parts of the body and for this reason it is important that you wear underpants if you are wearing your blankets."

I think we could all do well to remember that.

Anyway, there is a Telegraph article about it Here which is well worth a read.

Also, I have just read that they raised £26,687 so far, which is fantastic as the money is being used to provide their village with clean water.

Saturday, 12 April 2008

A Pleasant Stroll

I fancy going for a walk, anyone want to come with me? I figured we could go to Spain and walk along the Caminito Del Ray. It looks nice and safe... honest. Check it out.

But seriously, I hope you watched that. It's incredible, just watching it gave me the jibblies. Apparently they closed it off after a few people died there a few years back. Check the wiki entry for more info. It's fascinating.

Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Mario Kart

Yes, I'm double posting now. But shush, this is important. Mario Kart Wii is released this friday. If you own a Wii, or you live in a house with someone who owns a Wii, or even if you have ever so much as glanced at a Wii... you should go buy it.
Info, Pics and Videos HERE.

Seriously, it'll rock. It has online too so I'll need some challengers!

It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

Depending on how much American telly you have watched in your life, you may or may not know of Mad Magazine. If not, essentially the only thing worth knowing about it is that it had a regular feature called the 'fold-in'. This consisted of a picture and caption that could be folded in a specific place to show a hidden picture and caption. Often with a sharp satirical edge to the joke. Anyway, the point is, some of them have been put on this here internet and I strongly suggest you take a look-see.


Sunday, 6 April 2008



I am going out to make a snowman, there may or may not be pictures later.

It is now 'later' so...


I have saved the best for last: Here. Oh Yes.

The rest of the album.

Thursday, 3 April 2008

An Embedded Video? How Is This Possible?!

Oh yes, truely we are living in a futuristic wonderland.
Now, some facts:
1. I love Rube Goldberg Machines.
2. I love Mythbusters.
3. Just watch the dang video.

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Saturday, 29 March 2008

I Got Game

2 games in fact.

The first one, and my current time-wasting champion, is Peggle. A simple idea dressed up in flashy effects and such. Bounce your ball and make the pegs disappear. Go.

The other one is, I can assure you, a game. Not a porn star, despite the dodgy name. Dirk Valentine. A (sort of) steampunk themed platformer where you play as the titular Dirk, who has a cool chain-gun. Go try it, s'fun.

So, 2 posts in. Any bets as to when I will abandon this blog?

Wednesday, 26 March 2008

So yeah! I have a blog now.

Current Mood: Moribund
Listening to: Dashboard Confessional

HAH, no this is not that sort of blog. Instead, I have decided to pick up where I left off delivering the best content the internet has to offer, direct to you in your squats/bedsits/wi-fi enabled cardboard boxes. Isn't that something?

So yeah, this is just a test post really as I've never had a fo'real blog before. But I'll stick a link in just as a taster.

This, right here, is how I think the Transformers movie should have looked.

Enjoy, and check back often.