Technology: From pointless to pretty!

Technology, and the advancements thereof…

Never fails to fascinate me.

Butt sometimes (you’ll get the pun in a sec), it’s just so very pointless!

[via Gizmodo] A Majestic Bench That Records Your A** Heat

You! You’re full of body heat. Your blood is boiling. Maybe just figuratively. But you’re not just a pile of molecules, you’re throbbing with vitality. This bench by Australian designer Jay Watson shows it to the world. Thermochromatic a**print.

It’s a handsome modern bench set, sure, but the thermochromatic coating is why we care. Any body part that touches the surface will change its color, leaving a mark behind. From the photos, this looks cool and frankly kind of gross. [Pause Art] [Read More]

THIS (below), however?

Not pointless at ALL.

[via The Blaze] The Detonator is an all electric bike based on the design by Daniel Simon, the designer of the Light Cycles for “Tron: Legacy,” and manufactured by Parker Brothers Choppers. Wired has more on the bike’s specs:

It’s got a 30-inch front wheel and dual 96 volt electric motors in the hub of the 27 inch rear wheel. The e-bike is powered by lithium-ion batteries, and charges in an hour when plugged into a 110 volt outlet. Parker Brothers estimates the bike has a 80-100 mile range when fully charged, and it’s been bench tested to a 120 mph top speed.

According to Simon’s website, his original design for the Detonator motorcycle is a “plasma-combustion street cruiser exclusively for non-human droids, able to bend their legs opposite way.

The design of the bike was tailored towards their unusual proportions, although occasionally human models were used to pose with stationary bikes.” The Parker Brothers version will cost you $100,000. [Read More]

Brummm-brum, brum, brum, brum, brum, brum, brum, brum!

$100,000 for an electric motorcycle?

Just look at that thing *pets the screen*…

Technology is so pretty, isn’t it?

As for being ‘pointless’…

*gasp*

Bite. Your. Tongue!

Pizza makes us happy…That is unless it makes up burn down a rival pizza joint!

Then?

Not so happy!

Pizza.

It is serious business.

[via APNews] LAKE CITY, Fla. (AP) – The battle for pizza supremacy has taken a wrong turn in Florida.

Two managers of a Domino’s Pizza restaurant in Lake City, in north-central Florida, have been charged with burning down a rival Papa John’s location. The motive? Police say one of the men admitted that he believed with his competitor out of the way, more pizza lovers would flock to his restaurant.

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The Papa John’s was gutted in the Oct. 20 fire.

Both men – Sean Everett Davidson, 23, and Bryan David Sullivan, 22 – were booked on an arson charge and were being held in jail.

The Star-Banner of Ocala reports () that police are still looking for an ignition device that the men claimed they made but did not use to start the fire. [Read More]

Pffft, yeah…

Could have told you that.

It is, after all, one of life’s greatest pleasures!

[via Newslite]Finding a £10 note in an old pair of jeans and being told you’ve lost weight are among life’s greatest pleasure triggers, it’s been found.

A study of 3,000 adults revealed simple pleasures such as getting into a bed with freshly washed sheets and seeing an old couple holding hands also help to brighten our day.

Sunshine was found to be largely responsible for our good mood – such as waking up to a sunny day, sitting in the sun and driving with the car windows down on a sunny day all appearing in the top 20.

Other happy moments include being surprised with flowers or chocolates, getting a nice message or cuddle from a loved one, or getting a thank you card in the post.

Unfortunately for many, the hustle and bustle of everyday life means the average person is only happy for half the week. A spokesman for Three Barrels Brandy, who conducted the research of the top 50 things which make people happy, said: “It would seem that despite not feeling entirely happy for three out of seven days of the week, it doesn’t take much to lift our spirits.

“We can be having a terrible day at work, snowed under a pile of work, when a quick thank you from the boss can pick us up and make us feel great.”

TOP 50 THINGS WHICH MAKE US HAPPY
1.               Finding a ten pound note in an old pair of jeans
2.               Going on holiday
3.               Getting into bed with freshly washed sheets
4.               Swimming in the sea
5.               Waking up on a sunny day
6.               Sitting in the sun
7.               Being surprised with flowers or chocolates
8.               Getting a nice message from a loved one
9.               Cuddles
10.             Getting a thank you card in the post
11.             Old people holding hands
12.             Driving a car with the window down on a sunny day
13.             Winning a tenner on the lottery
14.             Booking a new holiday
15.             Listening to your favourite song
16.             Finding a bargain in the sales
17.             Seeing an old friend
18.             Picnic in the park on a sunny day
19.             Getting a promotion at work
20.             Being treated to a romantic night out
21.             Hearing a song that reminds you of your past
22.             Looking back at old photographs
23.             Making a new friend
24.             Getting a quiet moment to myself
25.             Walks in the country
26.             Hearing a baby laugh
27.             Having a girlie / lads night out
28.             Waking on up on a Saturday morning and realising it’s the weekend
29.             Chocolate
30.             Eating a cake
31.             Fitting into an old pair of jeans you thought were too small
32.             Getting praise from your boss after working hard on something
33.             The smell of freshly baked bread or cookies
34.             A warm bubble bath at the end of a stressful day
35.             Someone telling you you’ve lost weight
36.             Finding out someone likes you
37.             Sunday dinners
38.             The Smell of cut grass
39.             Landing at the holiday airport
40.             A good hair day
41.             Bank holidays
42.             Passing a driving test
43.             Swanky hotel rooms
44.             Finding out your children have done well at school
45.             Someone offering an elderly person their seat on the bus or train
46.             Someone giving you their car parking ticket when you arrive in the car park
47.             Waking up to find out it has snowed overnight
48.             Drinking a cold beer after work
49.             Eating comfort food {Hello, pizza!}
50.             Snogging

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Teen robbed of his meatball sub at gunpoint? Jeez, this is pathetic!

Is a meatball sub REALLY worth armed robbery charges for?

Apparently these four idiots thought it was.

[via Philly] Four ostensibly po’boys were arrested by Yeadon police Saturday for robbing a shorti of his meatball sub at gun point.

Police said the 13-year-old victim had just left Nick’s Deli on Church Lane around 7 p.m. when he was approached by two men who got out of a Ford Expedition at Myra Avenue near Bonsall.

The first man, Rashawn Mallory [Otherwise known as Loser #1], 21, of Philadelphia, pointed a black handgun at the boy and said “Whatever you do, don’t move” and “If you do anything, I’ll cap you,” according to court documents.

At the same time, the second man, Ernest Barnett [Otherwise known as Loser #2], 22, also of Philadelphia, allegedly went through the victim’s pockets.

Police said that when the men realized the boy had nothing of value, Mallory grabbed the boy’s $5.50 meatball sandwich and both men ran back to the car.

The robbers didn’t even take the boy’s cell phone, which he used to call the cops immediately after the incident.

Police quickly found the vehicle and arrested Mallory, Barnett and two other men in the car – Rainey Smith [Otherwise known as Loser #3], 21, and Antray Graves Jr. [Otherwise known as Loser #4], 20, both of whom are from Philadelphia.

Inside of the car, which was registered to Mallory’s mom, police said they found a .38 caliber revolver. [Read More]

Sadly, thanks to news like the article above…

It makes news like THIS (below) almost welcome.

[via Gizmodo] This Asteroid Is Getting Way too Close to Earth

This pixelated grayscale image was taken by the Arecibo Planetary Radar Facility in Puerto Rico on April 2010. It shows an asteroid the size of an aircraft carrier on direct interception course with Earth’s orbit.

The arrival day: November 8. This is its trajectory.

[Check the animated GIF below]

Pretty damn close. In fact, The 1300-foot-wide (400-meter) asteroid called 2005 YU55 will get closer to our home planet than the Moon itself: 201,700 miles (324,600 kilometers). That’s 0.85 the distance from our silver satellite. So no, it will not kill us. But it will get close enough to get uncomfortable.

According to NASA, the “trajectory of asteroid 2005 YU55 is well understood,” so there’s no dangers whatsoever. Its gravitational influence will not affect anything in our planet, so don’t expect volcanos to go off, tectonic plates to sink into melting magma or tides getting New York under the Atlantic ocean. It will just pass by as scientists observe it using the Goldstone and Arecibo antennas, so expect some asteroid porn in the coming days.

This Asteroid Is Getting Way too Close to EarthIt’s just a friendly, slowly spinning spherical asteroid darker than charcoal saying high… I WILL GET YOU THE NEXT TIME! (in 2028). [NASA] [Read More]

Hit us, Asteroid, why don’t you? Especially if the four losers above are any hints at what we, as a society, are becoming.

Just put us out of our misery already.

Jeez.

When it comes to perfect guys, the term ‘perfect’? Yeah, all relative.

Hmmm.

I think my definition of “perfect guy” must be a tad off.

Cause THIS?

Perfect.

[via Newslite]When Brittany Hillards’ boyfriend decided to pop the question, he probably wanted to sweep her off her feet — is so mission accomplished.

That’s because after blindfolding her on their one year anniversary of dating he got down on one knee… and she promptly fainted and joined him on the floor.

Cameron had taken a blindfolded Brittany to a state park a few minutes away from their home after arranging for friends and family to be there.

Then after taking the blindfold off he dropped to his knee and asked her to marry him. When she finally came round after passing out, she said yes. [Read More]

While, um…

This?

Yeah, not so much.

[via Daily Mail] ‘I had the perfect husband… but he was the perfect murderer’: Wife reveals moment she found out she was married to Green River Serial Killer who murdered up to 70 women

Newly single after a failed marriage, she was swept off her feet by a man she describes as being ‘perfect’ and who would later become her second husband.

But it turned out that Judith Mawson’s husband was far from perfect as, after 13 years of marriage,  she discovered he was the Green River Serial Killer with the blood of up to 70 women on his hands.

When Judith, 67, met Gary Ridgway at a bar in Seattle in 1985, she recalled he seemed like the perfect suitor – he was handsome, polite, had a good job, and treated her like a lady.

Trusting: Judith Mawson, 67, had no idea that her devoted husband of 13 years was America's most prolific killer

  • Trusting: Judith Mawson, 67, had no idea that her devoted husband of 13 years was America’s most prolific killer
In love: Around 1985, Ridgway began dating Judith Mawson, who became his third wife in 1988. She said he was the 'perfect husband'

  • In love: Around 1985, Ridgway began dating Judith Mawson, who became his third wife in 1988. She said he was the ‘perfect husband’
Sentencing: In 2003, Ridgway received 48 life sentences, with out the possibility of parole, for killing 48 women over the past 20 years in the Green River Killer serial murder case

  • Sentencing: In 2003, Ridgway received 48 life sentences, with out the possibility of parole, for killing 48 women over the past 20 years in the Green River Killer serial murder case

She found a man she adored and wanted to spend the rest of her life with. Two years later they moved in together, a year after that they were married.

‘He made me smile everyday. I had the perfect husband, perfect life. I absolutely adored him.’

But Ridgway was also the perfect killer.

For 13 years Judith was living with the most prolific serial killers in U.S. history. She never suspected a thing. [Read More]

Animated Animal Haiku – I Am Nutty For The Nuts Edition

I will swirl,

I will twirl,

I’ll be nutty

for the nuts.

I will never ever drop,

until the twirl-a nutty  stop.

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Don’t worry – he’s alive and well! We call him “Hardiman” because of his longevity on the twirl-a-squirrel. This was his second lengthy ride that brought tears to our eyes. He survived in good health and ran down the driveway in a straight line. Enjoy!

Stupid Woman/Stupid Man Tricks – Double Serving Of Joy Edition

First?

Meet her.

There was never a weeding she didn’t like.

Nor one, she couldn’t bring down!

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Then meet him.

The joy of the party.

Otherwise known as: Scariest Guy There

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Imagine their wedding and the after wedding party.

Scary thought, that.

They are match made in heaven!

Ah, true love,

Real soul-mates and all that jazz.

And I do mean J A Z Z!!!