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VOTD: New Year’s Celebrations – Fireworks Display

Posted in General with tags , , , , , , on Saturday, 2 January 2010 by Deems

One of the photos in yesterday’s collection of photos from Boston.com’s Big Picture publication was of a fireworks display near Big Ben and the London Eye. Below is a awesome 9+ minute video of the fireworks display in London. [via Babis’ Weblog]

For more fireworks displays from around the world, check here for more.

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VOTD: The The Impotence of Proofreading

Posted in Funny, General with tags , , , , , , , on Saturday, 12 September 2009 by Deems

How many times have you written something using a word processor with a spell checker that corrects your work as you type and either not proof read it and sent it off or read it again afterwards wondering what you were smoking while writing it? Some spell checkers try to be intuitive as to what you meant to write but if not taken into context can have funny and disasterous effects. Take a look at the video clip below and enjoy – I wonder how many times he rehearsed that bit to get it right and not stumble over his own words! [via Rarmadig]

Japanese Battleship made from Lego

Posted in General with tags , , on Saturday, 20 June 2009 by Deems
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Warhip replica made from Lego blocks

College student Jumpei Mitsui built an authentic scale mode of a Japanese Yamato class Battleship. Some stats  and a video below. [via The Chive]

  • 200 000 Lego blocks
  • 6 years and 4 months to build
  • Weighs 150kg (330 lbs)
  • 6.6 meters (22 feet) in length
  • 1 meter (3 feet) in width (midship)
  • 1/40 Scale
  • Motorised gun

Product of the day: Comfort Wipe

Posted in Funny, General with tags , , , , , , , on Wednesday, 17 June 2009 by Deems
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So, this is what the Comfort Wipe looks like - it extends your arm a full 18 inches!

Now I’ve seen a number of very strange infomercials in my time but this has got to be one of the strangest ones.

In short it’s a product for people to wipe themselves with after doing their business without touching themselves with their hands (or like normal people do, with the toilet paper, yes I know many countries use bidets).

Take a look at the video below.

Where do they get actors who can deliver those lines with such straight faces? They should definitely have something like the Oscar’s for best infomercial actor.

Now here’s the kicker. I’m always skeptical about commercials like these so I sniffed around (cough) and came up with a post on Cracked where this guy was also a bit dubious about the product’s authenticity and called the number. Imagine his amazement when he got connected to a real person on the other side for that very product.

You have got to read the whole transcript – I was in tears (stifiling my laughter so as not to wake the kids!). [via 2oceansvibe]

Update 20 June 2009 – it appears the product didn’t make it as the commercial was just a test run to gauge consumer interest [via NYMag]

The Fine Brothers

Posted in Funny, General with tags , , , , , , , , on Saturday, 16 May 2009 by Deems

So, these two jews walk into a bar…

Benny and Rafi Fine are two brothers who seems to be taking the online world by storm with their witty comedies and parodies of movies and TV-Series. I don’t know what planet I’ve been on because I hadn’t heard of them until today – thanks S! [via Wired]

You’ve seen at least some of the TV Series, Lost, right? And everyone knows about Star Trek – check out this great parody skit with action-figure characters from Lost, Star Trek and a few cameo roles thrown in the mix – enjoy!

You can subscribe to their YouTube channel or follow them through their blog. I’m going to keep an eye on these guys.

Lego Man telephonic job interview

Posted in Funny, General with tags , , , , , , , on Thursday, 30 April 2009 by Deems

Lego Man attempts to get a job at a construction company by giving them a call. The guy on the other end tries to be as diplomatic as possible – listen the conversation below. [via DCP]

Advertising: Nando’s stick to their guns

Posted in General with tags , , , , , , on Wednesday, 29 April 2009 by Deems

Not only do Nando’s provide great fast-food they also have a kick-ass marketing department, who don’t take crap from anyone, even if it ruffles a few feathers.

Not too long ago, just before our National elections, last week, Nando’s aired an advert about Change with a puppet called Julius, which got Julius Malema, leader of the ANC Youth League, hot under the collar, demanding they remove their advert or face millitant action!

Well, Nando’s met with Julius and agreed that they would change (blured out his face, altered his voice, and posted a message in the ticker at the bottom of the screen) their advert – below is the result – brilliant! [via Cherryflava

You can see the original advert at the bottom of this post.