59 Microlog entries tagged with ‘offbeat’

The Unsettling Mystery of the Creepiest Channel on YouTube
Only seems fitting that the visual web would get its own equivalent of a numbers station. #   ·

Every Thin Lizzy Guitar Solo 1971-1983
Because sometimes that’s you need. See also: The Last Second Of Every AC/DC Song Ever Recorded #   ·

UK’s concerned clowns call for end to copycat crime wave
Argh! Attack of the Clown Trolls! #   ·

Hulk Hogans the wrestler
Includes his catchphrase: ‘just shut up or i will rip your top as well i swear.’ Chris (Simpsons artist) is insanely brilliant and/or brilliantly insane. #   ·

A pixellated hearth for your computer screen. Might come in handy this week, it’s pretty cold. #   ·

The Manhattan Grid extended to every point on Earth. I’m at 59,233rd and 9,160th. #   ·

On first glance, it’s just a blog post on dummy credit card numbers for testing e-commerce sites…
…but scroll down to the comments and things start getting insane. Only on the internet. #   ·

Trees cocooned in spiders webs after flooding in Sindh, Pakistan
So creepy. But also awesome. The self-preservation instinct is a powerful one [c/o MetaFilter]. #   ·

The Weird Book Room
Just goes to show there’s a market for just about everything, however small that market might be. #   ·

JBL says ‘buy Apple’
Man, how could I ignore this one! (By the way, he’s the WWE US champion, not the US WWE champ as the article states. Just to be clear.) #   ·

How long would it take before a zombie’s muscles were no longer functional?
Some people have too much time on their hands. But hey, you never know when you might need an answer to such a question. #   ·

Takeshi no Chousenjou: maybe the hardest videogame ever written
The ‘Takeshi’ of the title is Beat Takeshi. Which explains everything [c/o MetaFilter]. #   ·

Penn Jillette talks about ‘Desert Bus’
Part of a legendary game from the mid-90s, which ultimately went unreleased. Maybe we’re better off for it, but part of me just bursts with enthusiasm for the idea. #   ·

Why is there an entire web page devoted to Iron Maiden album covers with SpongeBob SquarePants inserted into them?
Why, indeed. #   ·

TransFormers costumes that actually transform
Fantastic! I wonder how many of these we’ll see at Hallowe’en next year? #   ·

Rabid vampire bats kill in Brazil
Now that’s a headline! #   ·

Rock Paper Scissors, times 25
This one’s for Markham. As if 15 times wasn’t enough for you. Fucking hell! #   ·

600 barrels of loot found on Crusoe island
There be treasure! Just a shame, says I, that it’s a week too late for Talk Like a Pirate Day. Yarrr. #   ·

On the CIA’s evil genius, Dr Sidney Gottlieb
Fucking hell. This is precisely why you should never trust authority. #   ·

Mammatus clouds over Hastings, Nebraska [c/o Boing Boing]
These are creepy. It’s like some sort of horror movie chemical gas attack. #   ·

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