Monday, December 21, 2009

Since it's too late to update my gift list - I'm starting a new one.


Sunday, December 20, 2009

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Get ready, the X-mas is coming.


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

It may be an eye opener but the main causes of death in children under the age of five is not AIDS (3%) but Pneumonia (19%) and Diarrhea (17%) [via:unicef]. Unfortunately diarrhea is not as popular and advertizable as AIDS, so no one is going to raise funds for dying by bowel movements - although this would make a difference since the cost for its "cure" is litteraly cents. All they need is a solution of salts and sugar, here again, no cutting edge technology or complicated drugs to brag about in the news. Thank gods, we know which disease is in nowadays, otherwise we would have to count on these mundane statistics.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Every time I hear about the Holocaust (and you are almost certain to hear it in any discussion when the real arguments run out - Godwin's law ) I hear people "I would do something, I wouldn't comply, how could this happen ?". Then, with a witty smirk and pompous air of pretentiousness I start to perorate about the Milgram Experiment, Stanford Prison Experiment, the Bystander effect, conformity - films such as Das Experiment and Die Welle along with the documentary "The Human Behavior Experiments" (you know, the usual). If you're not aware of these, please do some research, you can start with 10 Notorious Cases of the Bystander Effect

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Follow this and you'll be fine, at least in this level.


I knew someone is behind it ! I knew it all the time !

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The Beatles 3000

The greatest band EVER !

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Friday, December 4, 2009

Semantic shift of "play" in the making.


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

An LED Eyelash project is brought into the world to find an answer to this simple question: Why do women want larger and bigger eyes? In particular, Asians tend to have stronger needs for bigger eyes as a standard of beauty.

Since relatively few Asians are born with big eyes, those without can only look for alternative ways to make their eyes look prettier - i.e., larger. They have a repertoire of skills to make their eyes look enlarged: makeup, jewelry, and plastic surgery. Their desire for bigger eyes are almost obsessive in that so many women look to plastic surgery in order to make their dream come true. Soomi calls this, the fetish of Big Eyes.

LED Eyelash is a clever product that speaks to many Asian womens desire for bigger eyes. It features an inclination sensor with mercury to turn on and/or off. The sensor can perceive the movements of the pupil in the eyes and eyelids. If someone wears it and moves her head, LED Eyelash will flicker following the movement.

I hope this won't catch on


Monday, November 30, 2009

I would watch every one of them.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Poor lil' fellas you just wanna give'em a cupacoco.


My reflections on Poles singing in English

Poles love to sing in English. We complain that our language is to hard for writing lyrics, so we use English as an easier medium to translate thoughts into words. Trust me, a love song in polish needs to be a literary masterpiece in order to be acceptable. And, to be frank, I have nothing against singing in English when you know how to do it. Sadly, most singers don't and I divided them into 2 categories.

Those who have never seen a word written in English, and they try to sing what they hear :

You can clearly see that she must have learned it from the music video. But when they realize that it takes something more to sing in English - they eventually look at the lyrics and try to pronounce English words to the best of their knowledge, sadly, they rarely realize that singing in English and speaking in English are two different things (starting at 1:11):

And finally, there are those who know how to sing in English :

(Yes, I know I cheated - Mika's English native, but that's just because no other singer comes to my mind right now)


Ok, Basia Trzetrzelewska (try to pronounce it :P) must have learned English instead of acquiring it.

Here's your Sunday memento mori moment.


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

This is awesome; and yes, I'm easily entertained.


Monday, November 23, 2009

And who told you that TV doesn't raise our kids properly.


Thursday, November 19, 2009

The 8-bit death !

All you geeks out there, just admit that Velma was always your favorite. At least judging from the fan porn ... well, never mind.


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

your quotidian (me likes strange words) dose of walmartians.


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I knew that when the bees die human race will be doomed, but this ... ?


Monday, November 16, 2009

Me addicted ? What makes you think so ?


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

That's one of those small things in life that make it so beautiful.


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

If you ever find yourself in the "same-sex marriage" discussion, just use this diagram and everything's gonna be ok.


Sunday, November 8, 2009

I got a new laptop. Welcome to phase 1.


Saturday, November 7, 2009

Friday, November 6, 2009

When in doubt, do what Quagmire would do. Or the exact opposite, you'll be safer that way.


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Oh you silly vampires !

If you ever thought that the era of "wtf pictures" started recently, here are some vintage photographs which prove otherwise. The grandparents of


Saturday, October 31, 2009

When geek meets real life.


The sad part is that's true.


Friday, October 30, 2009

Why haven't I thought of that ?


Bill Guffey has never walked the streets of London, New York or Barcelona. He has never visited the coast of Maine or watched the sun set in Italy over a Florentine villa.
But if you looked around his rural Kentucky studio, you would never know it.

Tableaus from European cities and every U.S. state (except for Hawaii) cover the walls of his home, illustrating the adventures of a presumably well-traveled artist. Yet the self-taught oil painter said he has never physically been to 99 percent of the places he has captured on canvas.

To reach the closest Wal-Mart, Guffey said he needs at least 30 minutes in the car. But with 30 seconds on his computer, he can fly around the world with Google Street View and paint any place his cursor lands.

Not only does the mapping tool give Guffey and other users a street-level window to many places in the world, it lets them navigate 360-degree horizontal and 290-degree vertical unbroken panoramas.


Thursday, October 29, 2009

Monday, October 26, 2009

The Two Faces of Life to Anime Morphing

Just a word of caution for the anime lovers.