Boing Boing: Fight Club trailer as a romantic comedy
11:24 pm EST, Feb 6, 2006
Someone has re-cut Fight Club as a romantic comedy. It turns out that practically any weighty or horrific film can be re-cut as a romantic comedy with enough jaunty "Meet so-and-so!" voice-over and uptempo brass-band background music.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.
The Declaration of Independence is an amazing document. It outlines the circumstances and procedures for overthrowing a government and starting a war. I miss the good old days when countries still made formal declarations of war.
MAN DATES GAL ON INTERNET FOR SIX MONTHS -- AND IT TURNS OUT SHE'S HIS MOTHER!
11:57 am EST, Dec 17, 2005
Skirt-chasing playboy Daniel Anceneaux spent weeks talking with a sensual woman on the Internet before arranging a romantic rendezvous at a remote beach -- and discovering that his on-line sweetie of six months was his own mother!
Forums user kalocin started up a thread a little while ago asking people for songs that he would then cover using a synthesizer based on the classic nintendo entertainment system's psg audio system. So what we have for you now is 16 amazing NES-ified hit songs!
Here's what's on the disc: 01 REM - Losing My Religion 02 Europe - Final Countdown 03 Radiohead - Karma Police 04 Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody 05 Survivor - Eye of the Tiger 06 Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven 07 Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama 08 Led Zeppelin - Kashmir 09 Slayer - Angel of Death 10 David Pomeranz - Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now 11 Coldplay - Yellow 12 Rick James - Superfreak 13 Semisonic - Closing Time 14 (Silence) 15 Hidden NESmix Intro 16 Zero Wing (Opening Theme) (4x4 Remix) 17 Tetris (Music A) (Piano Practice)
There's also a sweet cover included.
Had to post this... read more to download ... hahaha :P
Nearly exact self-similar fractal forms occur do in nature, but I'd never seen such a beautiful and perfect example until, some time after moving to Switzerland, I came across a chou Romanesco like the one above in a grocery store. This is so visually stunning an object that on first encounter it's hard to imagine you're looking at a garden vegetable rather than an alien artefact created with molecular nanotechnology.
] Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keys. The foundation of rock music. ] Occasionally strings are used to give a lush, orchestral ] feel. But we all know when a song needs that extra oomph, ] that extra push over the top, there's only one thing that ] will satisfy: The Cowbell.
A Slovak man trapped in his car under an avalanche freed himself by drinking 60 bottles of beer...
He said: "I was scooping the snow from above me and packing it down below the window, and then I peed on it to melt it. It was hard and now my kidneys and liver hurt. But I'm glad the beer I took on holiday turned out to be useful and I managed to get out of there."