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Archive for April, 2009


I know that I’ve been posting a lot of videos lately, but this one is special, it was made by me (and about twenty-three others)! Remember those trailers I showed you all back a while ago?

Well the movies those trailers were promoting is now available online, at Youtube (and hopefully, more sites soon)! It’s a full-length film, made entirely by student volunteers with free equipment provided by their university. It’s a romantic comedy with some fun characters and smart jokes, and I know you’ll get a kick out of it. Ladies and Gentlemen: Love Olympus!

That’s just part one. Check out the rest of them here! It’s altogether about 90 minutes long, so make time for it. And if you make it all the way through, do tell me what you think!

World’s Largest Cheeto

I’m told this is a video of a man eating the world’s largest cheeto.

World’s Largest Cheeto and the Optimus Maximus from Gizmodo on Vimeo.

Weird though. All I can see is the World’s Biggest Ham.


Something eggcentric

First of all, I’d like to apologize for the pun just then. I really don’t know what my deal is.

Second of all, I don’t know how many of you own iPhones, but if you do, could you let me know what the “i” is for? Third of all, while you’re answering that question, you can go ahead and look over here at this app for the iPhone which allows you to take pictures you have of yourself and your friends and turn them into…egg…things.

Thanks to whoever sent this in. I got a laugh out of it. I don’t own an iPhone or anything, but just the idea that this exists helps me sleep better.

Thou shalt

I really, really like this video. While I work on writing up some longer pieces for you, I thought I’d share. It’s older, and it’s all grainy thanks to Youtube, but it’s very very well put together and there simply isn’t enough white guy with big beard British rap in the world for me.

Happy Wednesday!

His name is Jack, and as cute and friendly as he looks, apparently he keeps a dark secret.

This cat doesn’t satisfy himself by going out into the fields, killing mice and birds, then littering the tiny corpses across his owner’s lawn and porch. Nor is he content destroying sofas, carpets, and balls of twine. This cat has a hunger…for CRIME.

Jack doesn’t just go into his neighbor’s yards. He goes into their houses, and he makes away with their personal items. Underwear seems to be his top target, though he reportedly also has taken “hats, shorts and 27 pairs of gloves.”

If Jack were smart, he’d try his paw at maybe some jewelry or a television set, but whatever floats his boat I guess.

Countdown until the owner realizes the crafty potential of this potential partner in crime.

The Face-Exploding Cat

It’s been a crazy couple of weeks for me here at SNTC headquarters. I’m going to be graduating in a little over a month and getting another year tacked onto my age shortly after that. While I watch time spiral out of my hands like so many grains of Parmesan cheese after accidentally sneezing them off the top of your pizza, I’ve been amusing myself by digging through my old junk and wishing I weren’t so old already.

Among the poorly packed-up papers and souvenirs I came across a program from a community play I’d gone to years ago. Memories flooded back, not of the play, but of the mystery surrounding the logo of the Illinois Art Council. We discovered this logo while glancing over the program; we discovered not only that Tzaichovsky was not mentioned anywhere (it was a production of the Nut Cracker), but also this.

It’s a logo, featuring a strange silhouette over what seems to be a black magic carpet.

But what is it? We puzzled throughout the entire evening over what the thing could possibly be. Think you know? Look again. Figured it out yet?

I was at a total loss, but I asked around. When I asked my friends what the image could be, I received several theories, but these four were recurring:

1. We thought that it might be a cat, with no arms, sitting on a pedestal, with a feather behind its ear, while its face explodes.


2. Then we thought it might be a cat with no arms (front legs, whatever), a feather behinds its ear, and a fish in its mouth, thus.

Ahm nom nom

3. Then we took it in another direction and thought it might be a one-winged flying snail, in the midst of a take-off (notice the white “whoosh” of air beneath it).

highly unlikely

4. Then again, it might be an optical illusion much like the two faces/vase thing. So we re-focused our eyes, and lo! we found we were looking on two people with enormous chins, the one on the right with a poor dental situation obviously trying to harm the woman on the left, who in self defense is blowing snot into her attacker’s face…see for yourself.


Ultimately, after all my asking around, the internet proved to have the answer. And it’s not nearly as cool as I should have liked it to be.

It just goes to show you: knowledge is boring.