I have to admit I’m not fan of Harry Potter, I’ve not read the books but I’ve watched most of the movies, and I don’t see what all the fuss is about. I have to admit that my opinion of the franchise has tarred all the actors with it’s very tarry brush. However these two videos have raised Daniel Radcliff in my estimation.
Topless Robot may not be excited about this but I am, the original Bubblegum Crisis was on of my favourite Anime, and the refresh Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040 was also awesome. Heck I even like AD Police (Both the original 3 OAVs and the newer series, and Parasite Dolls). The whole Bladerunner inspired setting is just awesome. I mean who can’t like 4 women kicking robot ass in battle suits! And they are making a live action version of this? Count me in!
In the game Fallout the entire economy is based on bottle caps, maybe that’s where designer Yoav Kotik came up with these designs for jewelry that incorporates bottle caps. Some of them are absolutely amazing, I particularly like the simplicity of the Asahi ring. If you are a crafter and you drink a lot of beer or know someone who does, then maybe you could make something like this. Otherwise you can buy them from Yoav Kotik’s online shop.
You would have to be living in a cave to miss the outrage that has been surrounding the American TSA’s adoption of “Backscatter” nude scanners, which may or may not pose a higher risk of cancer than just flying. Refuse a scan you get subjected to an “Enhanced Patdown” which by some accounts amounts to being groped and fondled by a TSA Agent.
People are protesting it be saying that they are going to refuse to fly. I wonder how long that will last…
There is the story of the Bladder cancer survivor who was subjected to an enhanced pat down which caused him to soil himself. The man with a prosthetic leg who was forced to remove his leg exposing his residual limb while his 4 year old son was made to sit across the room crying.
There have been some amusing stories like the professional sex worker who decided to strip down to her underpants and film it. On the basis that she would not be humiliated by the TSA but would turn the tabled on them. (Video below mostly SFW, also mostly just a film of the ceiling…) you can read about it on her blog though I’ve never managed to get it to load it’s supposedly NSFW, there is also an article about it on Boing boing.
There is also the ridiculous story of the TSA confiscating nail clippers from a group of soldiers who were armed to the teeth with machine guns and worse.
I thought the 100ml of liquid rules were crazy, but the reaction to the backscatter, and the alternative extreme pat down are taking the piss.
This is bat shit crazy, do we actually benefit from this, to be honest I think we we are sacrificing freedom for the illusion of security. There are hundreds of other stories… Post your most amusing ones in the comments.
Image Via Pundit Kitchen
Via Sequential Art.