Kitten surprise

November 30, 2009

Mosquito Ringtone – test your hearing

November 30, 2009

The mosquito ringtone is a really high-pitched whine that most people past their mid 20s can’t hear any more due to natural progressive hearing loss. Some malls broadcast it outside the building to keep teens from hanging out around the shops- the sound annoys the teens but the average adult shopper can’t hear it. Teens got the last laugh on those old adults by using the sound as a celphone ringtone so they could hear incoming text messages in class and outwit their older teachers.

I’m no teen, but I can still hear the mosquito tone. I perceive it more as an awareness of an unpleasant feeling than an actual sound, though, if that makes any sense. Kind of like when people at work leave televisions on and the buzzing CTR monitor noise makes me go insane. You can test your own hearing here. The mosquito tone is at 17hz. This should be ok to do at work- it’s just a high, electronic sustained beep that’s not very loud, and if any of your coworkers notice it, they won’t be mad for long when you tell them they basically have the eardrums of a pre-teen.

Finger Tutting

November 29, 2009

Thanks to Jess for the tip.

Moscow Cat Circus

November 28, 2009


Simpsons still life

November 27, 2009

Link. Thanks to Jessperson for the tip.

Design me a logo? With pie charts?

November 26, 2009

Funny fake exchange between a graphic designer and an entrepreneur.

Dear Simon,
Disregarding the fact that you have still not paid me for work I completed earlier this year despite several assertions that you would do so, I would be delighted to spend my free time creating logos and pie charts for you based on further vague promises of future possible payment. Please find attached pie chart as requested and let me know of any changes required.
Regards, David.

Whole thing here (single page, language NSFW)

Muppet Bohemian Rhapsody

November 26, 2009


Mattress of the heart

November 26, 2009


Eel Slap

November 25, 2009

For those of you who yearn to slap someone in the face with a fat phlegmy eel, yearn no longer. Drag your cursor across the image on this page to give this guy the what-for, cartilaginous-fish stylez.

Can you write like Sarah Palin?

November 24, 2009

I wish this would happen.

Or rather, can you write like Sarah Palin’s ghostwriter?

Here are some sample sentences from her new book:

“As the soles of my shoes hit the soft ground, I pushed past the tall cottonwood trees in a euphoric cadence, and meandered through willow branches that the moose munched on.”


“I breathed in an autumn bouquet that combined everything small-town America with rugged splashes of the Last Frontier.”

Slate characterizes her style as having “multiple references to local flora and fauna, heavy use of PSAT vocabulary, slightly defensive tone, and difficult-to-parse meaning.” They even created a pretty funny index for the book. Sample entries:

food, Alaskan
________halibut tacos, 1
________reindeer sausage 1
________caribou lasagna, 218

They’re also having a contest to see who can write the most Palinesque sentence. Contest details here.

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