Archive for August, 2012



20
Aug
12

Are You Prone To Epilepsy? Take This Short Test To Find Out!

EpilepsyI’m pretty sure if you did an academic study, you’d find that there has never been a time in human history where being epileptic has sucked worse than right now.

Everyday we are bombarded with flashing lights, rapidly-changing images, flickering screens and a whole array of potentially volatile visual stimuli that could trigger an epileptic fit.

While I’ve never seen someone have an epileptic fit, if it’s anything as scary as this one guy who had a seizure during an exam at varsity this one time because he’d been up all night schnarfing ritalin, then it’s not something you want to happen to you ever in your life.

17
Aug
12

Oh My Dayum! Watching This Video WILL Change Your Life

DayumI know I say it on a weekly basis but I fucking love the internet. I honestly don’t think I could live without it – life would be too boring to handle.

The great thing about it is just when you think it couldn’t possibly get any funnier, someone steps up to the plate and smacks a piece of fall-off-your-chair-laughing content right out the park.

My favourite internet memes at the moment are auto-tuned African-Americans from the projects breaking it down in soulful R&B remixes of legit news interviews. As far as I know, Antoine Dodson was the first, followed by Sweet Brown.

16
Aug
12

The Trippiest Movies Ever Made

Trippy sheeitI’m a sucker for movie scenes that are uncomfortably trippy. The kind where you know, without a shadow of a doubt, that whoever wrote them was either very, very high on drugs or batshit crazy.

I like them because there is so much safe material out there that I start craving something, anything, that pushes the boundaries.

What you’re about to see is three and a half minutes of exactly that. Scenes that could be straight out of a dream / nightmare / drug induced hallucination of brain-melting proportions. So fire up the bong and let’s get to it shall we?

 

 

15
Aug
12

Matthew Mole WIns The Get Out Of The Garage Competition

matthew-mole-photo-get-out-of-the-garageLadies and Gentlemen, the Converse “Get Out Of The Garage Competition” has officially come to an end and the winner, as you may have guessed from the title of this post, is Matthew Mole!

Matthew will play at London’s 100 Club on Oxford Street, which has seen some EPIC acts take to the stage in the 70 years it’s been open.

I have to be completely frank at this point and say that though there’s no denying Matthew has a lot of talent and heart and is a great song-writer, he wasn’t my first choice to win it.

15
Aug
12

Nokia Lumia 900 First Impressions

nokia-lumia-900A couple of months ago I wrote a series of reviews about the Nokia 800 which, if you want to kill a good 20 mins, you can read here, here, here and here.

I quickly became inhumanly attached to the Lumia 800 and at the end of the review period, I felt like I was losing a limb when I had to return it.

So when the kind folks at Nokia contacted me about reviewing the Lumia 900, I jumped at the opportunity to sink my teeth into this new addition to the Nokia Windows Phone family.

14
Aug
12

Awesome Fainting Supercut

FaintingIt’s not every day that a video on the interwebs makes me laugh out loud, but holy shit, I was trying to talk to my dad whilst watching the video I’m gonna show you and it just wasn’t happening.

I had to stop playing it eventually because my dad thought I had full-on lost my mind.

You will full on lose your mind too though because fainting is funny. One minute you’re totally fine, going about your life and the next you lose consciousness completely and face-plant on national television. Or in the middle of a church service. The church ones are the best.

 

13
Aug
12

Slicky-T Tries His Hand At Glitch Art

bruegI was dicking around on the interwebs yesterday when I found this pretty interesting video about Glitch Art, which up until yesterday I knew pretty much nothing about.

Turns out it’s a whole artistic movement based around a process called “databending”, which is basically the artistic misuse of digital information (props to stALLIO for that one).

Something about the philosophy of Glitch really struck a chord while I was watching the video I’ve pasted below because Glitch is basically a gigantic fuck you to the airbrushed, synthesised, photoshopped aesthetic that gets shoved down our throats every minute of every day.

10
Aug
12

Google Proves Humans Are Hilariously Stupid

StupidHaircutsI know you guys have probably already read at least five blog posts that show the hilarious results of Google’s search suggestions but seriously, these ones take the cake.

Because I’m an honest thief, I don’t mind telling you guys that I stole these shamelessly from Bored Panda (go have a look, great way to kill 30 mins).

Having read these, all I can say is DAMN! Humans are DUMB, really DUMB, for real. Some of my favourites include “why are mexicans so perverted”, “i am extremely terrified of chinese people”, “is it healthy to eat boogers” and the classic “why do i have green poop”.

 

08
Aug
12

The 3 Survivor Seasons They Would Never Make But Totally Should

Jeff Probst Tribal Council SurvivorJ-Rab and I are hopelessly addicted to Survivor. There, I’ve said it. Judge me all you like, but holy balls that show is addictive.

We know people who know people and get us all the Survivor seasons before SA gets them (SABC 3 is about to wrap up S20, in the States they’re about to start S25).

Then we curl up to watch an entire season in two or three nights, one episode after the next until it’s finished, like two junkies mainlining reality TV, which is how I got to thinking about the kinds of Survivor seasons I’d make if I were in charge.

07
Aug
12

SlickTiger Industries Presents: Project Whisk(e)y

whisky-glass I must’ve been about three the first time I tasted whisky. My mom’s tipple of choice every evening was a J&B and soda, which she would sip intermittently as she made supper.

One night she made the mistake of leaving her whisky and soda on her bedside table while she was reading, so naturally 3 year-old SlickTiger walked in and drank it.

I thought I’d been poisoned. The whisky burned like petrol going down and I turned to my mom with this look of abject horror on my face, as if to say, “You drink this?!” She explained that whisky was a grown-ups drink that my grandfather loved and that one day I might love too.