Monthly Archives: February 2008

Captain Planet is buying a Bugatti Veyron

Here comes the coldening – last year, worldwide average temperatures dropped by nearly two-thirds of a degree Celsius. Smug Prius drivers like these people are going to cause glaciers to advance, crop-growing areas to retreat, and the deaths of tens … Continue reading

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Batteries not included

Everyone likes moo.com’s MiniCards. They’re little half-height business cards that you can print with any of your own images from Flickr (or Facebook, or Livejournal if you’re an angsty teenager). They make other stuff as well, though – postcards, greeting … Continue reading

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Can I get a Bombay and tonic instead of the pink champagne on ice?

This is hilarious. The rest of the “Song Chart” Flickr pool is pretty funny as well. Update: Also funny. Update 2: Hilarious. Update 3: Clever. Update 4: Uh-huh, this one’s funny. Update 5: This one wins.

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Smoke on the water, fire in the sky, etc etc etc.

Paravanda Nelson Mandela, originally uploaded by Shiny Things. Ever since I got here, I’ve been planning to go out to the Botanic Gardens. Singapore’s pretty big on orchids, and there’s some quite spectacular displays in the National Orchid Gardens. This … Continue reading

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That’s coming out of your pay packet!

You’ve probably heard about the B-2 bomber that crashed in Guam. (As always: Wired’s Danger Room blog has all the information you could want.) But did you know that they cost $1.2 billion a pop? (For comparison, an Airbus A380 … Continue reading

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Buzzers of DEATH!

My only thought on watching the revival of Good News Week: is it just me, or is half an hour of this show funnier than an entire week’s output of Singaporean TV? (On a totally unrelated note: BitTorrent is awesome.)

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Say hello to my leetle friend

Say hello to my leetle friend, originally uploaded by Shiny Things. You’ve met Tiny Robot – now here’s his little brother, Mike Robot. Mike says stick ’em up.

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JRE Keeps You Entertained All Weekend

Professional magician and sceptic James Randi (previously on JRE) puts astrologer Jonathan Cainer to the test. (Plus – bonus appearances by a self-professed dork and Dr. House!)

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Anthony Bourdain is more adventurous than me

Celebrity restaurateur Anthony Bourdain seems to like Singaporean cuisine. Bak kut teh? Sure. Char kway teow and chicken rice? Bring ’em on. Laksa? Yeah, I don’t mind it. But steamed shark head?

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The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed

Not these sort of arms, anyhow. The Nerf Vulcan EBF-25 is a fully-automatic Nerf-dart minigun, with a 25-dart belt feed, a tripod, and space for 6 D-cell batteries to power it. Man, I wish these had been around when I … Continue reading

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