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vrijdag 5 augustus 2011

Charlie The Unicorn

It's been a long time! Here is a good one to start again.

Charlie the Unicorn is a Flash animated short film and viral video directed, produced, animated, and written by Jason Steele of independent film company FilmCow. The film follows the life of Charlie, a lethargic unicorn, and two other unicorns who bring him on an allegedly magical adventure to the mythical "Candy Mountain".

donderdag 23 juni 2011

South Park Pop Quiz

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woensdag 15 juni 2011

Electronic cigarette

An electronic cigarette, or e-cigarette, is an electrical device that attempts to simulate the act of tobacco smoking by producing an inhaled mist bearing the physical sensation, appearance, and often the flavor and nicotine content of inhaled tobacco smoke. The device uses heat, or in some cases ultrasonics, to vaporize a propylene glycol- or glycerin-based liquid solution into an aerosol mist, similar to the way a nebulizer or humidifier vaporizes solutions for inhalation.

For those of you who may not be aware of the concept of electronic cigarettes let me explain exactly what they are: Each electronic cigarette comprises of a battery, an atomiser and also a cartridge chamber that contains a small quantity of nicotine and water.

When you draw on an e cigarette the cravings of the smoker are alleviated due to the 'traditional' taste of tobacco from the 'smoke' like vapour that is emitted, the actual holding of the electric cigarette, the simulated glow of a traditional cigarette and the intake of nicotine provide an outstanding alternative to a standard cigarette.

When drawing on the Smart Smoker electric cigarette, it operates a micro switch which heats up the element within the atomiser to produce a realistic 'smoke' effect that is in fact just a vapour which disperses into the air within a few seconds. This vapour provides a pleasant odour, which does not bother other people and disappears as the vapour disperses so that your clothing, car, home and office do not have the lingering aroma of a traditional cigarette.

vrijdag 10 juni 2011

Lying down game

The lying down game (also known as planking, or face downs) is an activity, popular in various parts of the world, consisting of lying face down in an unusual or incongruous location. The hands must touch the sides of the body, and having a photograph of the participant taken and posted on the Internet is an integral part of the game. Players compete to find the most unusual and original location in which to play. The location should also be as public as possible, and as many people as possible should be involved.

dinsdag 7 juni 2011

dinsdag 31 mei 2011

Has science finally established a paranormal effect?

Paranormal rappings associated with apparent poltergeist activity have been described for many hundreds of years. It is only now that an interesting pattern has been discovered within the fine detail of the paranormal rapping sounds. No explanation can be found for this pattern at present.Whereas raps and knocking sounds produced by ordinary means exhibit a normal acoustic pattern, those recorded in alleged poltergeist cases show quite a different sound signature.

Normal double rap
Normal double rap
Unexplained rap

Unexplained rap

Dr Colvin has analysed recordings of alleged poltergeist knocking obtained from around the world over a 40-year period. The earliest was a recording made by a local physician at Sauchie (Scotland) in 1960 and the most recent was obtained from a poltergeist case at Euston Square, London in 2000.

Whilst the two types of rap sound rather similar, they are actually acoustically different, although the effect is only made apparent when the recordings of raps are submitted to detailed analysis.The question arises as to how such a sound is generated. There is evidence which points to the sound arising from within the structure of a material rather than from the surface of it, as would be the case with a normally-produced rapping sound. This phenomenon will be examined further in future investigations of poltergeist activity.

Copyright: Society for Psychical Research 2011

donderdag 19 mei 2011

Gorillaz - The Fall

Gorillaz The Fall album cover
British singer and songwriter Damon Albarn has been many things over the years, though “dedicated” is perhaps the best way to describe his hard to predict but always intensely thorough immersion into whatever mode, mood, or aesthetic strikes his current fancy. Whether turning Brit rock traditionalism on its head with Blur or melding the disparate universes of pop, electronic, hip-hop, and world music styles as the real life counterpart to his Jamie Hewlett created cartoon alter ego, Albarn certainly knows how to take an idea and really run with it. Which is why it should come as no surprise that Gorillaz’ new album The Fall—recorded with iPad applications during the group’s American tour this autumn—took an untraditional approach and, appropriately, resulted in fifteen very untraditional tracks. You’ll have to dig very deep through this record to find traces of Plastic Beach’s immense, vastly produced sound—the largely instrumental song cycle certainly feels homemade, but not in a lo-fi or crude sort of way. The Fall is filled with creeping synths, ambient textures, and other pieced together sonic elements that make for one Frankenstein’s monster of a “pop” record.