November 07, 2005

Curious George: mp3 mayhem [Disclaimer: does not contain mayhem] more inside

September 08, 2005

Bad Science. A complete archive of the "serious fuck-off academic ninja" Dr. Ben Goldacre's Bad Science column, which collects the week's best, um, bad science.

September 01, 2005

The Coldplay code generator Encode messages in X & Y style! Fun, for about three minutes. more inside

August 29, 2005

Curious George: On The Road Howdy doo, monkey types. Me and a buddy are coming up with plans to travel round America from Britain next summer. We're both students, so cost is absolutely at a premium. We're thinking of visiting a few of the big cities: New York, LA, San Francisco, Washington, New Orleans (God hoping), etc, etc. more inside

August 19, 2005

New York City Walk. From May 2002 - December 2004, Caleb Smith walked every single road in the whole of Manhattan - some 700 miles. He's documented the entire thing on his website, with some great pictures and fascinating trivia. His unaffected love for the city really brings it to life. Plus! Some interactive floaty pens!

August 17, 2005

Jean Charles de Menezes was shot down in cold blood. The man shot dead by police shortly after the July 21 bombing attempts didn't run away, he didn't leap the ticket barrier, and he wasn't wearing a padded coat. more inside

July 31, 2005

English as She is Spoke. By far the worst phrasebook in the world.

July 26, 2005

Curious George: I'm hungry, dammit. What's your favourite sandwich? I feel my sandwich-making skills are lacking.

July 23, 2005

The next fifteen minutes will destroy you. That's how long it takes to complete this game. But it will utterly destroy the rest of your life. Kinda like Borges' Zahir. Now don't say I never do anything for you.

July 18, 2005

Conquerous George Okay, so I've decided to take over my back garden and declare it as an independent state. I haven't decided on the name yet; Finnegestan, maybe, or Piss Off. Anyhoo, I was wondering how I'd go about getting my country internationally recognised. I want the whole shebang: tea with Chirac, talks late into the night about drilling rights, discussion about the fishing boundaries in that little pond at the end. Is there someone I need to talk to about this? Some list I need to add my name onto? How do I go about joining the UN? And do I get any additional rights in England as a sovereign of another country, should I decide to sometimes leave mine to get some groceries or something?

June 09, 2005

Most unusual cards for you to buy. Incredibly awesomely cool.

June 08, 2005

Turbulence. Probably not how to behave on an aeroplane.

June 06, 2005

Aromantic George Can you think of any films that don't include a romantic interest as part of their plot? more inside

June 01, 2005

Leroy Jenkins! Stupidly amusing even for people (like me) who don't play World of Warcraft. [wmv]

December 29, 2004

Neologistastic! What word would you like to be in the English language? more inside

December 23, 2004

A patent for an invention which automatically detects when a lightbulb is blown, removes it and replaces it. Not explained: How the lightbulb is meant to emit light with an enormous machine completely surrounding it.

December 20, 2004

Can you escape... THE DARK ROOM? Cos I certainly bloody can't. more inside

November 25, 2004

Robots!! The unofficial Lightning Bolt game. If you don't know, you shouldn't ask.

November 10, 2004

Curious George: Go, my seeker monkeys! Fly! I'm looking for a site I saw on Metafilter ages ago. It was some art project, where some Spanish (I think he was Spanish) guy took loads of headshots of people in different social groups. I've searched and searched but I can't find it. If anyone could help me out, I'd <3 them forever. more inside

November 07, 2004

There but for the grace of God. City of Heroes costume competition. NSFW if your boss doesn't like thumbnails of scantily-clad geeks
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