May 15, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Picture of the Day: Three Insane Mushroom Clouds

Picture of the Day: Three Insane Mushroom Clouds

THREE INSANE MUSHROOM CLOUDS Photograph via PIERRE J. This is the third picture of a series of the Licorne thermonuclear test in French Polynesia. This is a scan of a (digitally restored) hardcopy of a picture taken by the French army Photograph by AP Photo A massive column of water…

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May 14, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Picture of the Day: Festival of Lanterns in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Picture of the Day: Festival of Lanterns in Chiang Mai, Thailand

FESTIVAL OF LANTERNS IN CHIANG MAI, THAILAND Photograph by SANCHAI LOONGROONG Yee Peng is the annual lantern festival held to celebrate the full moon in the northern capital of Chiang Mai on the day preceding Loy Krathong by one day in November. The word “Yee Peng” is the northern Thai term referring…

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May 14, 2011 at 11:00 am

Bagels vs Donuts [Comic Strip]

Bagels vs Donuts [Comic Strip]

COMIC BY ALEX CULANG & RAYNATO CASTRO @ BUTTERSAFE.COM

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May 13, 2011 at 9:05 am

The Friday Shirk Report – Volume 109

The Friday Shirk Report - Volume 109

Welcome to the Friday Shirk Report where you will find the 20 funniest images, 10 most interesting articles, and 5 most viral videos from the previous week of sifting. Enjoy! *For those that prefer the links open in a new tab/window, try holding the CTRL key whilst clicking a link with your mouse Stay…

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May 12, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Picture of the Day: Banksy’s Real Name Is…

Picture of the Day: Banksy's Real Name Is...

BANKSY’S REAL NAME IS… Photograph by Living_404 Interesting snippet on his supposed ‘identity’ seen here in his Wikipedia entry via Reddit

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May 12, 2011 at 9:05 am

Discarded Rainbows by Betty Jo [20 pics]

Discarded Rainbows by Betty Jo [20 pics]

A recent post on Boing Boing led me to this wonderful series by Betty Jo Designs. Liz Jones, the artist behind Betty Jo Designs, collects discarded beach and river plastic and makes vibrant rainbow collages from them (double win). Who knew trash could look so delightful! Oh and please stop littering, even if it…

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May 11, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Picture of the Day: The Incredible Island of Brecqhou

Picture of the Day: The Incredible Island of Brecqhou

THE INCREDIBLE ISLAND OF BRECQHOU Photograph by DIEGOURDIALES Brecqhou (or Brechou) is one of the Channel Islands and part of the Bailiwick of Guernsey. It is located just west of Sark and has a surface area of approximately 200 acres (0.81 km2). Sark claims it as a tenement, and the Ministry of…

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May 11, 2011 at 9:05 am

This Day In History – May 11th

This Day In History - May 11th

FIRST AND ONLY BRITISH PRIME MINISTER ASSASSINATED – MAY 11, 1812 The House of Commons at Westminister circa 1806. This chamber was destroyed by fire in 1834 Spencer Perceval (1 November 1762 – 11 May 1812) was a British statesman and Prime Minister. He is the only British Prime Minister to…

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May 10, 2011 at 4:59 pm

Picture of the Day: Two Levels of Awesome

Picture of the Day: Two Levels of Awesome

TWO LEVELS OF AWESOME Photograph by JAN EGIL KRISTIANSEN Photographer’s Description: The lake is about 30m above sea level, the camera at 140m and the cliff facing it at 100m. But I ‘see’ the lake at about 100m. As described above, the angle and location this photograph was taken from really enhances…

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May 10, 2011 at 9:05 am

The 50 Funniest ‘Humble Brags’ on Twitter

The 50 Funniest 'Humble Brags' on Twitter

Did you pick up on that? It was subtle but it was there. Poor Jason’s email got hacked, and as a consequence, he probably sent an email to celebrity hottie Olivia Munn by accident, the horror! This is what comedian and writer for Parks and Recreation, Harris Wittels calls, ‘false humility’. It allows the…

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