Monthly Archives: August 2009

Caroline Flyn – 29 August 2009

What We're Reading

1. Free bananas in the kitchen! How a five word email paralysed a multinational company.

2. Where have you been all my life? 4: iPhone gloves.

Caroline Flyn | 26 August 2009

What We're Reading

1. "You've committed your life to Jesus. But when the Rapture comes, what's to become of your loving pets who are left behind? Each Eternal Earth-Bound Pet representative is a confirmed atheist, and as such will still be here on Earth after you've received your reward."

2. Don't inoculate the young and the sick. A new mathematical model suggests best approach is to vaccinate those currently at the bottom of the priority list.

3. Beijing loves Ikea – the lifestyle theme park with cheap catering and no entry fee.

4. Desperate jobseeker advertises self on Ebay.

5. New Pirate Bay posts online manifesto.

Caroline Flyn | 18 August 2009

What We're Reading

1. Uncomfortable plot summaries. "STAR WARS: A New Hope: Religious extremist terrorists destroy government installation, killing thousands."

2. "In their scientific paper, the authors conclude that humanity's only hope is to "hit them [the undead] hard and hit them often"."

3. Angry journalist shout box.

4. Where have you been all my life? 4: light sabre chopsticks.

5. Our Endangered Medium: Some shotgun magazine mergers you might soon see

Caroline Flyn | 17 August 2009

What We're Reading

1. Film rights to Lego , Viewmaster , Monopoly and Asteroids sold. What's next? Tetris: The Movie?

2. This is wonderful: 'behind the scenes' at the video game factories.

3. And, from the same stable, fantastically original fashion photography in PiXXXel.

4. Where have you been all my life? 3: The MP3 player/taser holster.

Caroline Flyn | 12 August 2009

What We're Reading

1.  Fox News: geography FAIL.

2. Unlikely reading lists 1: dating advice. One, two and three.

3. Kenyan renews goat offer for Chelsea Clinton's hand in marriage.

4. More improbable pastimes: make your own LEGO business cards.

5. Illinois man faces 6 months jail term for  'boisterous' yawn in court.

Caroline Flyn | 11 August 2009

What We're Reading

1. Sun apology prompts more questions than it provides answers for.

2. Famous movie moments via iChat: Star Wars, Sixth Sense, Pulp Fiction.

3. The declaration of independence: 56 likes.

4. Famous movie posters recreated in Lego.

5. Visions of the year 2000, in 1900.

Caroline Flyn | 10 Aug 2009

What We're Reading

1. I have just failed the UK Citizenship Test with 63%. I am outraged.

2. Five superhuman powers made possible.

3. If extraterrestrials are monitoring our TV broadcasts, this is what they are watching.

4. Gift ideas for nerds 23: rucksacks. Solar-powered backpack charges your gadgets on the road, carry-out WiFi hotspot, energy source backpack.

5. Wow. This would be like living inside an early Microsoft desktop.

Caroline Flyn | 3 August 2009

What We're Reading

1. Fire station damaged in blaze.

2. Matrix Online goes out with a bang, not a whimper.

3. Gift ideas for nerds 22: hats. Wi-Fi detecting cap; R2-D2 beanie; Yoda baby hat; NES controller hat; Battlestar Galactica knit hat; Pokemon pokeball.

4. Today's video finds: Living with first-person shooter disease; audience as instrument: expectations based on the pentatonic scale; and two classics: Daft Hands and, better still, Daft Bodies.

5. The Golden Pwnie award for most epic FAIL 2009 goes to Twitter.

Caroline Flyn – 2 Aug 2009

What We're Reading

1. Car-made typography.

2. Another wonderful find on Vimeo.

3. More inappropriate fandom: Hello Kitty scarification; Hello Kitty bondage room; Hello Kitty assault rifle.

4. London geography: simplified.

5. My new favourite time-waster: Lev's Tales of Mere Existence.