September 10, 2008
Today, the CERN atom-smasher / particle accelerator will open for business. This will probably generate a super black hole and destroy the universe (read more here). We’ve looked into this and calculated that doomsday may also have a devastating effect on the Internet.
Some of our programmers here have raised the flag that if the world is destroyed, this will cause serious problems for most ISPs leading to widespread browser failure. Experts believe that even Google’s new Chrome browser could be affected if the world is sucked into a black hole.
Is Google worried it’s new Chrome Browser might be destroyed by CERN? Google’s homepage logo today suggests that something sucks.
Note: There is a useful test online to detect problems with CERN:
So, if you’re worried about the fact that you may not only be killed, but you may also be denied some higher than normal traffic to your Facebook page (quite normal when you die) you may want to go to Switzerland and form a protest group in the few days left before the serious tests begin in a month.
But if that sounds like too much trouble, just watch this video. Maybe the view count will go up and someone will notice that the world is about to end and save it:
The Particle Physics Rap. Yes it’s really bad and proof that Physics is still very very uncool.
September 4, 2008
Here it is – the top ten funniest signs in the world according to a special formula (actually we chose them …because we get to see an awful lot of this stuff and these ones made us laugh most).
Perhaps one of the reasons that these signs seem so incredibly amusing is the fact that they are possibly still standing somewhere. Who put them there? How come nobody pulled them down? The thing is that many people walk straight past signs (see #6) without paying much attention, but others do notice and they love to dump this stuff on the web…
10. MOST DISTURBING SIGN
We’re not sure this is anything more than a joke sign from Korea, but it’s got us all looking around when visiting the restroom.
9. MOST IRONIC SIGN
We have a feeling this might have seen a bit of Photoshop love but we still like it.
8. MOST SCARY SIGN
We’re not going on holiday here.
7. MOST IMPOSSIBLE SIGN
Sign from the future?
6. MOST FAKE SIGN
(Yes we’re pretty sure this was created for a powerpoint deck from a preso explaining that people don’t read warnings)
5. MOST OBVIOUS SIGN
(Amnesia bloggers took this off the TV watching cricket last year. Hilarious!)
4. MOST TECHNICAL SIGN
I never knew how deep bottomless was until I saw this.
3. MOST IRRELIVANT SIGN
I’ll take the fine if there’s a choice.
2. MOST APATHETIC SIGN
Don’t go arguing with them. They’re probably right.
1. FUNNIEST FOREIGN SIGN TRANSLATION
This sign totally speaks for itself.
Signs can be great fun in advertising too. A good illustration of this was the mysterious Obay campaign (here) which made a major splash in Toronto early 2008. The Rolling Rock Moonvertising campaign (here) also caused a big stir in the US…
August 25, 2008
There’s a saying that pork makes anything better…you can add ‘Packaging Design Parody’ to that list. Go ahead and taste the rainbow.