MachineMachine /stream - tagged with funny en-us LifePress <![CDATA[The Enemies project: Camarade IV - Holly Pester & Daniel Rourke]]>

Held at the rich mix arts centre on February 9th 2013, the fourth in the Camarade series and the first event of the Enemies project ( saw thirteen pairings of British and European poets read original avant garde and literary poetry collaborations for a remarkable evening of contemporary poetic performance.

Sun, 10 Feb 2013 05:28:54 -0800
<![CDATA[Wikipedia:Deleted articles with freaky titles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia]]>

Strange titles are rarely added to Wikipedia under the guise of real encyclopedia articles. Occasionally Wikipedians lose their minds (especially on April Fool's Day) and if their posts are good they wind up here. Silliness can come in the form of creativity, insanity, or just boredom. As with other

Wed, 14 Nov 2012 04:52:00 -0800
<![CDATA[Hot Dog Homocide]]>

Hot Dog Homocide

Wed, 06 Jun 2012 01:53:03 -0700
<![CDATA[Farting on the Moon - Apollo 16]]> ]]> Sat, 05 May 2012 07:15:41 -0700 <![CDATA[Classic Movies Subtitled for Bros]]>

"On The Bro'd," all of Kerouac's "On The Road" translated into bro-speak, is available wherever books are sold. Purchase info below.

Preorder from Amazon: Preorder from Barnes and Noble: Preorder from Adams Media:

Wed, 07 Mar 2012 02:24:00 -0800
<![CDATA[Scottish broadcasting fail]]>

Very Impressive Scottish Radio Fail

Mon, 27 Feb 2012 09:05:21 -0800
<![CDATA[On the trail of the wild and wonderful @Horse_ebooks]]>

Horse_ebooks is having a moment.

Of the accounts that follow me on Twitter, half are spambots. About 15% are companies or organizations whose social media interns found me on a list somewhere, and another 15% are something in between: not definitely bots, but not exactly humans. Whatever they are, they're not "listening" in any meaningful sense. Among the remaining group are some people I like, some people I like a lot, some people I don't know, and a bunch of technology PR professionals who don't really have a choice.

Tue, 10 Jan 2012 06:06:45 -0800


Wed, 30 Nov 2011 05:33:00 -0800


Sun, 20 Nov 2011 10:46:25 -0800
<![CDATA[The Astronaut Suicides]]>

The Astronaut Suicides

Bonus: original photos by Neil Dacosta

Tue, 06 Sep 2011 04:53:01 -0700
<![CDATA[The Segway Looter]]>

The Segway Looter

Fri, 12 Aug 2011 02:05:00 -0700
<![CDATA[The Thing Trailer 2011]]> ]]> Fri, 15 Jul 2011 04:47:57 -0700 <![CDATA[Every Power Ranger Ever In 1 Epic Battle]]> ]]> Tue, 05 Apr 2011 06:39:05 -0700 <![CDATA[Hate E-mails with Richard Dawkins]]> ]]> Mon, 29 Nov 2010 02:05:49 -0800 <![CDATA[Desert Bus]]>

Desert Bus is the best known trick minigame in the package, and was a featured part of Electronic Gaming Monthly's preview. The objective of the game is to drive a bus from Tucson, Arizona to Las Vegas, Nevada in real time at a maximum speed of 45mph. The feat requires 8 hours of continuous play to complete, since the game cannot be paused.

The bus contains no passengers, contains little scenery (an occasional rock or stop sign will appear at the side of the road), and there is no traffic. The road between Tucson and Las Vegas is without exception completely straight. The bus veers to the right slightly; as a result, it is impossible to tape down a button to go do something else and have the game end properly. If the bus veers off the road it will stall and be towed back to Tucson, also in real time. If the player makes it to Las Vegas, they will score exactly one point. The player then gets the option to make the return trip to Tucson—for another point...

Thu, 18 Nov 2010 14:02:18 -0800
<![CDATA[Forget those creative writing workshops. If you want to write, get threatened]]>

One of the side-effects of having your work appear in a public forum such as this is that people often email me asking for advice on how to break into writing, presumably figuring that if a drooling gum-brain like me can scrape a living witlessly pawing at a keyboard, there's hope for anyone.

I rarely respond; partly because there isn't much advice I can give them (apart from "keep writing and someone might notice"), and partly because I suspect they're actually seeking encouragement rather than practical guidance. And I'm a terrible cheerleader. I can't egg you on. I just can't. My heart's not in it. To be brutally honest, I'd prefer you to never achieve anything, ever. What if you create a timeless work of art that benefits all humankind? I'm never going to do that – why should you have all the glory? It's selfish of you to even try. Don't you dare so much as start a blog. Seriously. Don't.

Sometimes people go further, asking for advice on the writing process itself. Here I'm equal

Wed, 18 Aug 2010 02:13:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Lamest edit wars - Wikipedia]]>

Occasionally, even experienced Wikipedians lose their heads and devote every waking moment to edit warring over the most trivial thing. This page documents our lamest examples. It isn't comprehensive or authoritative, but it serves as a showcase of situations where people lose sight of the big picture and obsessively expend huge amounts of energy fighting over something that, in the end, isn't really so important.

Back in the good old days, people would just get out their swords and guns and fight a duel; nowadays physical combat has been replaced by careful inciting of personal attacks, strategic 3RR templating and canvassing, timely notices on WP:AN/I and (in some cases) marking the changes as a minor edit. Truly, the revolutionary Wikipedia outlook has changed the way things get done. It has changed them from actually getting done to never getting done. On the other hand, nobody gets killed (so far!).

Mon, 16 Aug 2010 02:46:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Porn for the Blind]]>

Porn for the Blind is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to producing audio descriptions of sample movie clips from adult web sites. This service is provided free of charge.

Mon, 16 Aug 2010 02:27:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Regulate (song) Synopsis - Wikipedia]]>

On a cool, clear night (typical to Southern California) Warren G travels through his neighborhood, searching for women with whom he might initiate sexual intercourse. He has chosen to engage in this pursuit alone.

Nate Dogg, having just arrived in Long Beach, seeks Warren. On his way to find Warren, Nate passes a car full of women who are excited to see him. Regardless, he insists to the women that there is no cause for excitement.

Warren makes a left turn at 21st Street and Lewis Ave, in the East Hill/Salt Lake neighborhood[6], where he sees a group of young men enjoying a game of dice together. He parks his car and greets them. He is excited to find people to play with, but to his chagrin, he discovers they intend to relieve him of his material possessions. Once the hopeful robbers reveal their firearms, Warren realizes he is in a less than favorable predicament.

Meanwhile, Nate passes the women, as they are low on his list of priorities. His primary concern is locating Warren. Af

Mon, 02 Aug 2010 12:34:03 -0700
<![CDATA[Don't argue with an ibex]]> ]]> Fri, 16 Jul 2010 01:48:00 -0700