I’m actually not going to give you much more forewarning than “what it says on the box”. Go check it out.
I’ve never heard of Goon Tower, which is forgivable since I tend to inhabit Fark-land more than SomethingAwful-land, but it’s a brilliant piece of geek creativity. Members of the SA forums got together and built the goon tower, a piece of artwork that references everything and anything. The references spread the realm of computer games (Zelda and Half-life, for instance), movies (Ghostbusters and The Matrix), popular Internet memes (tubgirl and peanut-butter-jelly-time), comics (X-men and Calvin and Hobbes), really OLD games (Knight Lore), books (Dune), history (ancient Rome and Hitler), art (Salvador Dalí and MC Escher), toys (Lego and Rubik’s Cube), news (Madeline McCann), and, well, pretty much everything inbetween. See how many references you can spot. Any favorite bits in there that you particularly like?
Me? I like the Rogue reference.
[Link: Goon Tower]
Are you still on Facebook? Did you know that they’ve changed their terms of service? Bascially, the new TOS say that they own you. Forever.
You hereby grant Facebook an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully paid, worldwide license (with the right to sublicense) to (a) use, copy, publish, stream, store, retain, publicly perform or display, transmit, scan, reformat, modify, edit, frame, translate, excerpt, adapt, create derivative works and distribute (through multiple tiers), any User Content you (i) Post on or in connection with the Facebook Service or the promotion thereof subject only to your privacy settings or (ii) enable a user to Post, including by offering a Share Link on your website and (b) to use your name, likeness and image for any purpose, including commercial or advertising, each of (a) and (b) on or in connection with the Facebook Service or the promotion thereof.
Well, now…makes me glad I forsook them! So, now…are you STILL on Facebook?
Update: Looks like Facebook have returned to their original TOS, bowing in to public pressure (thanks Joe!):
If you want to share your thoughts on what should be in the new terms, check out our group Facebook Bill of Rights and Responsibilities.
[Link: Consumerist - Facebook's new TOS: "We can do anything we want with your content. Forever."]
Posted in Animals, Biology, Biotech, Fashion, Food, Insanity, Latest world news, Philosophy, Science, WTF, tagged coats, experiments, Fashion, Insanity, laboratory, Science, stem cells on November 4, 2008 | 6 Comments »
Scientists at the School of Anatomy and Human Biology have grown a leather coat from stem cells, which is all kinds “weird science”. They’ve even named the coat “victimless leather”. Despite the coat being so small, it’s…well…bizarre. We seem to have no problem in using leather from dead cattle (or other animals, for that matter), most likely because the hide would have otherwise gone to waste, and because it’s a byproduct of a living creature. This coat is alive until fully grown. I assume that after it’s taken off life support, it’d still have to be cured.
Unfortunately, while this coat was on display in New York, it was pulled from life support when it grew too large for the container.
I had a thought, tho…Hmm…coatburgers.