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"R2-D2 was kid friendly. K2-Spice is kid deadly."

The above is from a billboard on the NJ Turnpike Holland Tunnel extension. Extremely cryptic. Apparently K2-Spice is synthetic marijuana. And kids shouldn't smoke it. Unlike R2-D2.

Update: Here's an image of the ad, found on flickr:



By fnord12 | February 26, 2011, 11:24 AM | Star Wars & Ummm... Other? | Comments (1)| Link



The Ex-Girlfriend Jeans

Yeah. What guy wouldn't want jeans so tight, he might as well be wearing tights.

I know i'd totally feel honored if my ex wore super tight and stretchy jeans. Thanks, Levi's! You think of everything.


By min | February 22, 2011, 12:05 PM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (1)| Link



Sometimes You Just Read Something Awesome

And it just keeps getting more awesome the more you read. Link

The premise is 2 brothers in the UK who opened a theme park that they claimed would have "a multi-featured snow-covered Lapland village" featuring real reindeer, a bustling festive market and a "magical tunnel of light". They charged £30 for admission and raked in £1.2million in advanced ticket sales.

What they delivered was "a few miserable tethered huskies, a broken ice rink and a collection of cheap garden sheds dusted with fake snow."

So the people complained and they got taken to court and the judge said they had

...promised by deceit to satisfy dreams and have delivered misery by way of disappointment to thousands of people...

That was awesome thing #1. You can send people to jail for delivering misery by disappointment. I would send everyone to jail.

And then i read

The promised "beautiful snow covered log cabins", "delicious seasonal food" and "wonderful ice rink" proved equally illusory.

In fact, on arrival at the park, down a poorly signposted, potholed lane, visitors were greeted by a large concrete expanse and a traffic cone on which a sign had been perched reading "Lapland Way In". Instead of being greeted by an elf, as promised on the website, visitors had to give their tickets to a security guard in fluorescent tabard who, according to contemporary news reports, made a point of telling those coming in that they were being ripped off and later quit after a customer punched him in the head.

Which was awesome thing #2.

Finally, the article concluded with

The park went into liquidation four days after it opened, when bank support helping to fund the attraction was pulled amid a storm of negative publicity. By the time it shut its doors, according to press reports at the time, three elves had been assaulted by irate guests while Father Christmas himself received a punch on the nose by a father who had been queueing for four hours only to be told that his children couldn't sit in Santa's lap.

I think if you get to punch someone in the head, it might almost be worth the £30.


By min | February 18, 2011, 1:52 PM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (1)| Link



We Read BoingBoing So You Don't Have To II

Vid #1: Using forced perspective and some Rube Goldberg ingenuity, this guy made Escher's self-replenishing waterfall a reality.


Vid #2: When most 8 yr olds have enough trouble not tripping over their own feet...


By min | February 18, 2011, 11:05 AM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (0)| Link



Whatcha Doin Wit Dat Yoke?

(Because i found the lyrics to the Rubberbandits' Horse Outside song)

If only there were individual words for things...

Yoke - Any thing.

This is one of the most commonly used Irish slang words and is completely interchangeable with the word "thing." The Irish use it to refer to any object, although usually the item in question is annoying, irrelevant or unfamiliar to the person speaking.

...

The slang term "yoke" can be used in the following ways:

When needing assistance: "C'mere and help me with this yoke."
When confounded: "What sort of a yoke is that?"
When curious: "Whatcha doin' with that yoke?"
When frustrated: "This stupid yoke!"
When dealing with paparazzi: "Get that stupid yoke out of my face!"

Link

Or, as the one commenter noted, it could also refer to Ecstasy.


By min | February 17, 2011, 9:55 PM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (0)| Link



Brighten Those Armpits!

With this Wakilala Clear Wash (followed by Bright Up Essence), you need no longer live with dull armpits full of accumulated dead skin cells. Sounds too good to be true? Well, it isn't. Just read this customer review:

I used to hate the dark patches on my armpits all "thanks" to the dead skin cells which I find them unsightly. Dead skin cells are accumulated due to the bacteria from bad ventilation and sweat glands.

Wakilala Clear Wash, from Japan, a gentle exfoliating peel specially designed for armpit, is one product I swear by.

Doesn't that sound delicious? We love you Wakilala!!!!!!!


By min | February 17, 2011, 10:38 AM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (0)| Link



Turbo Encabulator

Jargon for you.


By fnord12 | February 11, 2011, 9:55 AM | Science & Ummm... Other? | Comments (0)| Link



When "The Hoff Met the Toff"

Nothing more need be said.

"What are you here for?" The prime minister asked Hasselhoff.

"To see you, buddy!" He replied.

"I'm a big fan of Knight Rider," said the PM.

"I'm a big fan of you - are you Tony Blair?" Hoff retorted, before handing him a signed photograph and offering to lend a helping hand in [David] Cameron's "big society" drive.

Link


By min | February 9, 2011, 8:43 AM | TeeVee & Ummm... Other? | Comments (0)| Link



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