Love Dance of the Jumping Spider

In a personal David Attenborough moment, I have just watched a jumping spider stalk, catch and kill a fly on the inside of the window next to my desk. Unlike most spiders, jumping spiders apparently have excellent Continue reading

Hmmm, Beer!

Some timely advice for New Year’s Eve.

Heading towards a paperless world

Hype about Apple’s “next big thing”, the iTablet, is well under way. I wonder if its anything close to what is being presented in this clip. If it is, I can really begin to envisage the death of the paper newspaper and magazine.

Further reading at Notes: Are we at the beginning of the end for newspapers?

Aussie Shark Attack HORROR™

An 18 year old man drowned at 4pm on Christmas Eve this year.

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Tracking Santa with NORAD

As I write this, the North American Aerospace Defense Command’s (NORAD) Santa Tracker reports that Santa is now halfway between Ireland and Iceland, after which he will be heading down through Canada, the US, and further points south. You can follow Santa’s progress here on Google Earth.

Here’s the first report from NORAD when Santa was sighted over New Zealand.

Merry Christmas!

Although, if your house looks as orderly as this I can’t see how you’ll be having any fun…

Is this what Christmas actually looks like for some people?

Merry Christmas Everyone

Five months (almost) to the day since we started blogging. Thanks to all our readers and have a great Christmas.

The extreme dangers of social networking

Here’s what happened when a guy got grassed up by his sister for having beer in his room. The guy got grounded for three months. What does he do? Searches his sister’s room, finds some incriminating evidence in her diary, scans it, then releases it to their social circle (and the world) via Facebook.

This is either going to wreck her social life completely or make her very, very Continue reading

Man loves dog just a little too much

The thing about bestiality stories is that we can laugh at the sexual deviances of others while not having to worry too much about the well-being of their victims. Cruel, I know, but that’s the unfortunate truth.

Last week, it was reported that a Welshman, Thomas Robert Edwards, 20, was convicted of attempting to have sex with a Rottweiler. Thomas, one might surmise, is not the brightest Continue reading

Sports Nudity – What does your contract say?

I notice that Huffington Post has slotted this amusing youtube video of Oakland Raiders lineman losing his pants Continue reading

A common road sign in New Zealand

Theft of a symbol — the main gate sign at Auschwitz

We continue to look at the way in which people ascribe power to symbols, giving them meaning far beyond their basic physical attributes (see here, here, here, and here).

This morning, it was reported that the iron sign bearing the Nazi slogan Continue reading

#1 on my Christmas list this year

I wonder if Santa knows how good I’ve been this year?


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Torture Update – Jack Bauer

There’s a moral in this story somewhere…


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Infomercial Time — The Hawaii Chair