Wednesday, February 22, 2012

rebranding stannis

by andrael. her "team stannis" cartoons are full of win.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

chasing pavements


1.) Lie down on pavement.


Monday, February 20, 2012

sh*t people say at komikon

"andaming tao"

"kelan yung susunod na issue?"

"philippine flag costume nanaman?"

"alin dun si kajo?"

"eiiii! si manix!"

"meron bang polgas na stuffed toy?"

"ano'ng devart mo?"

ah, ikaw pala si ___________ sa devart!"

"alin ang bago?"

"dito ko lang nilagay yung laptop..."

"ikaw ba yung artist?"

"inaantay ko parin ang culture crash reunion"

"ang mahal naman neto, xerox lang yan e!"

lots more here

Friday, February 17, 2012

do you feel old?

no wait, let me rephrase that...

do you feel back to the future old?

Saturday, February 11, 2012

russians drill a hole into apocalypse. well, maybe.

so a bunch of russian scientists have drilled into a vast underwater lake that has been sealed under four kilometers of ice for the past 20 million years.

they expect to find forms of life that science knows completely nothing about. so i suppose no one knows what the new germs are going to do to our bodies.

don't these guys read science fiction at all?

Friday, February 10, 2012

tarsiers have ultrasonic superpowers

The tarsier, a small primate best known for its bulging eyes and quiet demeanor, has a secret: It's actually incredibly loud, particularly if you're a dolphin.

Until recently, this fact was a mystery to humans because the tarsier has an ultrasonic scream, inaudible to human ears.

Texas A&M anthropologist Sharon Gursky-Doyen stumbled across the find when she noticed that when the tarsiers opened their mouths to speak, she wasn't hearing anything. "She had the foresight to get hold of a bat detector, and she was able to get that vocalization on a recording," Ramsier said.

The tarsiers now find themselves in an exclusive club in the animal kingdom. Bats, dolphins and whales are the best-known practitioners of ultrasonic communication, but some cats also use the high-frequency method to
communicate with their baby kittens.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

the BBC tracks down an internet troll

i admit i got excited, watching the earlier parts of this with a naive hope that the troll might get some kind of comeuppance. 

but once the veil of anonymity was lifted, all we found was... an unmasked troll, going about his trollish ways.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

former slave's 1865 letter to his former owner

in which the former master was most respectfully pwned.

sound bites won't do it justice, but here's the intro posted by letters of note:

In August of 1865, a Colonel P.H. Anderson of Big Spring, Tennessee, wrote to his former slave, Jourdan Anderson, and requested that he come back to work on his farm. Jourdan — who, since being emancipated, had moved to Ohio, found paid work, and was now supporting his family — responded spectacularly by way of the letter seen below (a letter which, according to newspapers at the time, he dictated). 

Rather than quote the numerous highlights in this letter, I'll simply leave you to enjoy it. Do make sure you read to the end.

read the full letter here.
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