Archive for the ‘apocalypse’ Category
I’m just baffled. Part of me wants to know what the hell she’s singing about, part of me thinks it would ruin things. This is amazing though; the CG monsters, the set, the faceless fat dancers, and the creppy-cute lead singer who farts static out of her ass. If I met an alien, and wanted him to understand what Japan was, I’d show him this video.
And then we’d all be boned.
Morning music videos: “Ponponpon” [I ♥ Chaos]
I don’t know if I’m turned on or creeped out. Both, I think.
Oh, man, now this is the way I want to spend my post-zombie-apocalypse days… Gently sailing down the river, clockin’ zombies in the head from the safety of my giant fucking boat. Make sure you click on the image to see this thing in it’s full, grand beauty. The SS Huckleberry, winner of the 2010 Zombie Safe House Competition, (I didn’t even know such a thing existed!) is secure, has it’s own food production facilities, and is powered by diesel fuel made from decomposing undead! I mean, how wonderful is that? You stay alive, healthy, and your carbon footprint is vastly reduced! There is absolutely nothing I don’t like about that.
How do you scar your young children for life? Run them through a simulated zombie attack! Actually, it’s not such a bad idea… train the little buggers to be worth their weight when the big one comes. Good call Japan! You’ve proven your international value once again.
Playdate Of The Dead [The Stranger]
Truly an idea whose time has come. When the zombie apocalypse comes, when your back is to the wall and you have only seconds to clear a path through a horde of slavering undead ghouls, only a rocket-propelled chainsaw is gonna get your ass out of that fire. Just think about it; hot grinding death coming out of a tube at hundreds of miles an hour, ripping through necrotized flesh and bone as if the horde was a cloud of rotting cotton candy. From certain doom to sweet sweet freedom… at least until the next time you fuck up. Seriously, you let them corner you? Bah.
Oh god, they’ve finally managed to combine bacon and Star Wars. Look how huge that thing is! It contains over forty pounds of bacon! The singularity is nigh! Everybody panic!
The Bacon AT-AT: ‘Star Wars’ And Pork, Together At Last [Huffington Post]
Well, apparently those 80s cyberpunk films were correct; in the future, abstract tribal facepaint will totally be in. A student at the Interactive Telecommunications Program of New York University, Adam Harvey, has been experimenting with methods of fooling facial detection software. He’s found that abstract, asymmetrical designs work best; he then posits that, as privacy concerns increase, people will then start adapting such patterns into their personal style as a matter of habit. I like where this is going, personally.
That facial tribal tattoo still makes you look like a fucking idiot though. Seriously, what were you thinking?
For years, it has been thought that Man alone (and okay, maybe a few birds/simians/mammals) used tools. Essentially though, creatures with spines. Alas, tentacled doom has revealed itself anew with the news that a certain species of octopus has been found to carry around halved coconut shells which it then uses as body armour when it feels threatened. From New Scientist:
When the octopuses come across these on the seabed, they drape their bodies over and around the shells, hollow-side up, leaving their eight arms dangling over the edges.
The octopuses then lift the shells by making their arms rigid, before tiptoeing away in a manoeuvre Finn calls stilt-walking.
When the octopuses feel threatened, they flip the half shells over themselves and hide. Some even use two shells to create a more spacious shelter with an opening through which they can keep a lookout.
Well, you know what this means. First, they build protection, then the weapons. Next thing you know, Ol’ Uncle Cthulhu has an army where every soldier has us at a two-to-one limb disadvantage. I dunno about you, but I’m going to go source some octopus-spray…
Let’s be frank here, this is just an ad for a video game. With that out of the way, let’s talk about how awesome it is! The Fallout games have always had a wickedly black sense of humour, and it’s nice to see that Betheseda haven’t forgotten that spirit as they’ve taken over the franchise. From the wickedly retro stylings to the always-plucky Vault-Boy, this video just furthers my frothing desire for the post-apocalyptic future. Mutants ahoy!
Bwah-hah-hah! Oh, goodness, I just want them to give Ron Perlman a talk show where he interviews people in-character as Hellboy. It would make me the happiest camper on the face of the planet. I know The Dark night is getting lots of kudos for its viral campaign, but I’m really enjoying Hellboy’s more. Bonus video after the jump – Inside The Actor’s Studio, with Hellboy!
Craig Venter, the controversial DNA researcher involved in the race to decipher the human genetic code, has built a synthetic chromosome out of laboratory chemicals and is poised to announce the creation of the first new artificial life form on Earth.
The announcement, which is expected within weeks and could come as early as Monday at the annual meeting of his scientific institute in San Diego, California, will herald a giant leap forward in the development of designer genomes. It is certain to provoke heated debate about the ethics of creating new species and could unlock the door to new energy sources and techniques to combat global warming.
Well, it’s come down to this now. I mean, really, this is just not a good idea. We don’t really have much of a clue as to what we’re doing with genetics yet; as it is we’re basically monkeys fucking around in nature’s kitchen. Sure, we might manage to make some brownies, but it’s likely that those brownies will kill you. This is the beginning of the end, my friends. Next thing you know the dead will be rising from the earth, shopping for shoes and eating your skullfillings for a laugh. Zombies with fat asses, right next door. Think about that, won’t you?
I am creating artificial life, declares US gene pioneer [Guardian Unlimited]
Discovered a prophecy masking-taped onto a pole at my local Skytrain station, this missive from the masses was placed to get as much attention as possible, right next to the up escalator. I didn’t really have time to read it then, so I quickly snapped a few pics for later reference. The text of it is fascinating, really; for those who can’t be bothered, or the sight-impaired, it reads, spelling not corrected:
Today look-up toward the night-sky, at 9:30 PM – 1 PM to night. You will see the GUARDIAN’S that was prophesied in the Bible, they are extraterrestrials!!! There formation look like this
(see image above)
The dotes are the ships!!! They are not stars. The lights will cause no refraction and sit much lower than satelites!!!
This is no joke. Also
The Aldebaran; a giant sun. They key star of Taurus constellation; To-view-look toward North East at Pre-dawn 5 – 6:00 AM. Last time seen was thousands of years-ago.
It is bighter than the moon as prophesied in the Bible!!!!!
MAJOR DESTRUCTION!!!This is part of the “SIX SEALS”
Now, really, I know it sounds obvious, but there’s a couple of things wrong with all this. First off, if Taurus is in the sky, Aldebaran is visible; it’s one of the brightest stars in the sky, period. Now, brighter than the moon is an interesting statement, but really, the moon isn’t so much bright as large; is the suggestion that the star will increase in visual size? As for the rest of it, there’s really no reference to “Guardians” in the bible that can be drawn from such a generic statement. However, all this being said, I’ll be loking to the night skies tonight, trying to look for the patterns. Being the anniversary of 9/11, it’d be so damn appropriate for the space overlords to come down and kick our asses, dontcha think?