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Monday, December 17, 2007

 

Alchemical Symbols

From when chemistry was more like some sort of crazy magic. Let’s all eat mercury! Hooray.

[sigh] πŸ™‚


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Wednesday, December 5, 2007

 

Death-crash car launches off the road and into a first floor flat

‘This was the incredible scene after a car cartwheeled more than 100ft through the air before embedding itself in a first-floor flat.

John Gordon’s Volvo took off after hitting a tree on a roundabout and flew until it crashed into the flats 15ft off the ground and facing backwards.

The car smashed into a lounge where 19-year-old Laura Stevens had been a few seconds earlier. [..]

Engineers had to spend three hours dismantling the wall of the flats in Werrington, Peterborough, before they could remove the car.

Mr Gordon, from Peterborough, hit the roundabout at around 9.10am on Saturday, clipped a tree and bounced before being catapulted into the air.

His car cartwheeled so it entered Miss Stevens’s flat backwards, sending debris flying on to the floor.’


Saturday, November 24, 2007

 

Making a new door

‘This time I went for chip wood board to get it straight and stable. I also used a 4 layer glass. Two outer layers of 3mm float glass and two inner layers of 3mm plexi glass where the image were engraved. I had to use plexiglass as it conducts light way better than normal glass.’

If I had one tho, it would probably being a glowing goatse door. Because goatse is always funny. πŸ™‚


Wednesday, November 21, 2007

 

Syphilis – Wikipedia

This is the wiki entry for Syphilis. Why, you ask? Because this small part of it amuses me greatly:

‘Until that time, as Fracastoro notes, syphilis had been called the “French disease” in Italy and Germany, and the “Italian disease” in France. In addition, the Dutch called it the “Spanish disease”, the Russians called it the “Polish disease”, the Turks called it the “Christian disease” or “Frank disease” (frengi) and the Tahitians called it the “British disease”.’

Also, the spiral shape of the organism is cool. That’s all. πŸ™‚


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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

 

random images – random pain in the arse

So the server move didn’t go quite as planned. Image site was basically fucked in the arse all weekend.

I still declare myself victorious in the cunning department tho. Ha! .. The migration itself went okay, just a few unforseen problems with server load and actually letting people view the site once it was migrated. πŸ™‚

The whole thing is suddenly rather interesting, and may take a bit of my time this week.

For now, once some DNS changes sort themselves out, the image site should be running properly again. πŸ™‚


Saturday, November 17, 2007

 

random images – server move

I’ve just spent the day moving the image site to a new server. You crazy hippies seem to quite like the pictures, and bandwidth is an ever growing problem.

But, I think I have it sorted now. πŸ™‚

If I am as cunning as I think I am, the transition to the new server should be seamless and no one will notice anything [except the ratings stars disappearing until I figure out how I broke them πŸ™‚ ].

If I’m as cunning as reality actually suggests I am, there may be a bit of downtime on the image site over the next day or two.

Time will decide. πŸ™‚

If anyone notices any problems/improvements with speed or reliability or anything like that over the next little while, it’d be nice if you would leave a comment or send me a message to let me know.


Tuesday, November 13, 2007

 

7 unusual propeller-driven vehicles

‘back in the 1920s george bennie designed and built the railplane, a propeller-driven monorail initially intended to travel between glasgow and edinburgh.

the design was way ahead of its time, the railplane capsule home to a 4-blade propeller at each end, each of these powered by its own electric motor – the result a cruising speed of 120mph.’


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Wednesday, November 7, 2007

 

Axe wielding killer on advent calendar

‘Tourism officials have been slammed for featuring an axe wielding serial killer on a children’s Christmas advent calendar.

They defended the move by saying mass murderer Fritz Haarmann was part of the German city of Hanover’s history.

The calendar is already on sale at tourism offices and shows children singing Xmas carols and laughing as Santa hands out Xmas gifts – and the Star of Bethlehem twinkles over the rooftops.

But over the first door of the calendar, a trilby wearing man peaks out from behind a tree with a meat cleaver in his left hand.’

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iconic moments of the twentieth century

A series of photographs, recreating some of the most famous images from the last century.

Although, approximating might be a better word than recreating. πŸ™‚


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Strange Tanks

‘When the military decides to get weird, it’s gets REALLY weird

It all started in the Fourteenth Century. We have a record of a “pre-tank” machine, called “Fighting Unicorn”.’

Also, Strange Tanks, Part 2.


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Tuesday, November 6, 2007

 

5,000 random images

There’s now more than 5,000 images on the image site. Hooray for arbitrary large, round numbers.

The image stats are now a little more advanced now and there’s a few new features on the image pages too. Nothing too exciting tho. πŸ™‚

It’s still taking my time away from this site as I make some improvements to the code behind the scenes. I’m also working on a new site which hopefully should be by up the end of the year. More details to follow.

Fun stuff. πŸ™‚


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Friday, November 2, 2007

 

Animals In Formalin Preservation

‘In the preservation of animal specimens for study, animals are usually preserved using formalin where the whole body would be immersed in the posture in which it is supposed to stay permanently because it will be hardened. The ratio of formalin to carcass must at least be 12 to 1 to ensure a good fixation.

Here is a series of great specimens of animals submerged in formalin with 31 more pics after the jump.’


Friday, October 26, 2007

 

weird inventions

I like the wedgie-proof underwear. People should wear things like that, it would be hilarious. πŸ™‚


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tim kerslake’s fowtawgwaphy bwog

Tim likes to take photos, and now he has a blog to post them on. πŸ™‚ There’s not a lot of images there at the moment, but it will become much more interesting as time progresses.

What’s the plan? Tim’s involved with Australian Formula 2 racing to some extent, and I’ve seen some quite cool pictures he’s taken in the past. There’s also likely to be some images taken at concerts as well.

He’s also developing his photographic skills as he goes, and posting as he improves and learns new techniques. This also includes things like equipment reviews.

I’ll be keeping an eye on it, and I’ll probably link him again as I come across particularly cool images. Fun. πŸ™‚


Tuesday, October 23, 2007

 

The Perry Bible Fellowship

A whole bunch of amusing comic strips.


Sunday, October 14, 2007

 

3,600 images and counting

I’ve added another thousand or so pictures to the image site in the past few days. So, hooray for using round numbers as arbitrary milestones, I s’pose. πŸ™‚

As well as that I’ve now added a NSFW filter, so dodgy pictures are not displayed by default unless you’ve allowed them. There’s now also some buttons to let people select an image size, so that the wider images are shrunk down to an appropriate size for everyone’s screen.

And there’s a search box which I’ve stuck on. It’s primarily useful for me in doing some maintenance of the images, but it may be useful for others too. We’ll see..

I still haven’t done much about a ratings system. But it’s still vaguely on it’s way. πŸ™‚

I’ve been fairly entertained whilst looking for images for the site, so I’m hoping I’ve managed to select a good number of amusing images that will keep other people entertained too. Seems to be fairly popular so far, so good stuff. πŸ™‚


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Restoration of the Hubbard Steam-Powered Motorcycle

‘This project involves restoration of a rather rare breed of machine. Very few steam-powered motorcycles are known with the majority of historic “steamcycles” residing in museums (e.g., the “Field” steam motorcycle). There has been very little commercial exploitation of applying steam power to two-wheeled vehicles, so most “steamcycles” that come to light are one-of-a-kind prototypes built by hobbyists and steam enthusiasts. The steamcycle restored here is no exception. It was custom built by Arthur “Bud” Hubbard of Monroe, CT during the early 1970’s.’


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Saturday, October 13, 2007

 

Bizarre/Beautiful Micrograph Contest

‘The fields of research covered by this conference have been at the forefront of the drive to develop technology to make smaller and smaller structures. We have ventured into size regimes where we are often dependent on microscopes and the skill of microscopists to see the results of our work (and often what went wrong). To highlight the importance of micrographs to the field, the conference holds a micrograph contest. The entries were judged both from the technological and artistic standpoint. Six categories were defined [..]’


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Thursday, October 11, 2007

 

Girl gets stuck in drain for two hours

Stuck In The Drain‘A 10-year-old girl today told of her terrifying ordeal trapped down a drain.

Chanelle Edwards got stuck after falling down the grid outside her Liverpool home.

She fell while playing with friends in Lavender Way, Walton, yesterday afternoon.

She was trapped for almost an hour as firefighters armed with drills battled to break the concrete and free her.

Today the St Nicholas Catholic Primary School pupil said she was watching her two-year-old brother CJ play in the street when the toddler strayed dangerously close to the drain.

She said: “I went to help him but I fell in myself. [..]’


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Monday, October 8, 2007

 

Suicide By Ballpoint Pen

‘An unfortunate, but amazing case: a 25-year-old schizophrenic man shoved a 14.5-cm-long ballpoint pen through his eye socket, all the way to his cerebellum (in the rear of the brain). Hospital staff found him lying in a pool of blood, and the man told doctors he ‘had torn his eyes because it tickled and that 10 years earlier he had shot himself in one eye with an airgun rifle.’ His doctors were puzzled: the man slipped quickly into a coma, but there was no sign of serious trauma to the area other than a small hematoma. A CT scan (above) provided more baffling information, which the doctors initially interpreted as a bullet wound in the left parieto-occipital region. When the patient died 4 days after the injury, the ballpoint pen was discovered wedged deep into the brain. The blunt end of the pen, with cap, had been inserted first, with the cap lodged well into the right lobe of the cerebellum. This is one of the only known suicides on record from “low-velocity” penetrating objects.’


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Thursday, October 4, 2007

 

more than 2,500 random images

The image section of the site has been growing rapidly over the past few weeks. It has been keeping me somewhat busy, but it’s good. πŸ™‚

I passed the 2,500 image mark some time in the past couple of days, so there’s many hours of amusement there now. I’ve also been adding a few new features, like the stats page. Most of the popular images are hilarious.

I still haven’t gotten around to adding ratings for the images yet, but that’s on its way.

Anyways, if you haven’t already, go and have a look at some random images. There’s fair chance you’ll find yourself amused. [Atleast, I hope there is.. πŸ™‚ ]


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Monday, October 1, 2007

 

School Guards Break Child’s Arm And Arrest Her For Dropping Cake

‘School security guards in Palmdale, CA have been caught on camera assaulting a 16-year-old girl and breaking her arm after she spilled some cake during lunch and left some crumbs on the floor after cleaning it up.

The incident occurred last week at Knight High School in Palmdale and was caught on a cell phone camera by another pupil who was then also assaulted by the security guards. [..]

The girl, Pleajhai Mervin, told Fox News LA that she was bumped while queuing for lunch and dropped the cake. After being ordered to clean it up and then re-clean the spot three times, she attempted to leave the area out of embarrassment but was jumped on by security who forced her onto a table, breaking her wrist in the process.

Pleajhai also says that the security guard in the picture yelled “hold still nappy-head” at her, which at the time she did not know was a racist comment.’

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Sunday, September 30, 2007

 

Inside a Soviet Bomb factory

These are images from inside a Russian bomb making factory.

Lots of cool looking bits and pieces with Russian text on them.

Seems like a fucken lot of nerve agent to store in that manner tho. πŸ™‚


Saturday, September 29, 2007

 

Rule 34

Rule 34 is generally accepted on the internet. It states: “If it exists, there is porn of it. No exceptions.”

This is a whole page full of imagery in that spirit. It may corrupt some of your childhood memories. πŸ™‚


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Friday, September 28, 2007

 

The Tube Cape

‘This is β€œThe Tube Cape” and island in Russia where strange formations of stone were found. Traditional geologists think that it might be lava structures, but locals who live nearby, and many visitors who come here from different parts of Russia doubt this and call them man made, probably belonging to some unknown people who lived here in prehistoric times. Some new-agers even suppose that this structures were used by some technologically advanced civilization that existed on the Earth at the age before the Bible flood.’


Monday, September 24, 2007

 

Pilot in amazing escape from plane crash

‘A pilot made an incredible escape after crashing his small plane on a busy highway in Florida yesterday.

Robert Robertson was left conscious and sitting in his seat after the cockpit disintegrated around him on.

The bloodied 34-year-old, who was alone on the flight and remarkably suffered only minor injuries, remained in his seat waiting for nearby emergency crews to take him to hospital. [..]

Witnesses said the plane lost power, did cartwheels in the sky, clipped its wing on a warehouse and came to a halt in roadside grass.’


Seattle Commuters Urged To ‘Ride The SLUT’

Ride The SLUT‘Some residents in Seattle are calling their new transit system by its acronym: SLUT.

Officially, the system is called the Seattle Streetcar but many people claim it was originally named the South Lake Union Trolley.

The $50 million rail system connects South Lake Union to downtown Seattle.

People working in the trolley’s neighborhood came up with the name SLUT.

The coffee shop Kapow Coffee even sells commemorative T-shirts that read, “Ride the SLUT.”‘


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Thursday, September 20, 2007

 

Utero Vaginal Prolapse – Vaginal Hysterectomy with repair

‘Mrs. A. R is an active 76 year-old grandmother who lived on her own for several years. She had an uncomfortable vaginal lump for several years. Occasionally, this required reduction by her late family physician. The patient did not visit a physician after the death of her family doctor ten years earlier. She felt that prolapse is a woman’s lot and nothing could be done about it.

This patient was brought to the emergency room with a history of vaginal bleeding. Examination showed that the uterus was totally outside the vulva (prosidentia), atrophic and ulcerated vaginal mucosa and inflamed cervix. The bladder and rectum were also prolapsed with the uterus and the patient was unable to empty her bladder. X-rays of the kidneys, ureters and bladder with contrast (IVP) suggested chronic inflammation of the bladder.’

.. ‘the uterus was totally outside the vulva’ .. Do I need to stick a warning here? Don’t blame me if you don’t like what you see after you click. πŸ™‚


3 charged in kidnapping called ‘just bizarre’ by police

No Nose‘Three men have been charged with kidnapping and assault in a case worthy of a cult movie plot.

A 48-year-old Lake Elsinore woman has accused the three of abducting, beating and dumping her in Mexico late last month.

The accused are the 45-year-old man the woman had been living with and two of his friends, said Detective Joe Greco of the Lake Elsinore Police Department. Greco said one of the men is nicknamed “No Nose” because his face is disfigured from a gunshot wound suffered years ago.’