This image by Eduardo San Gil explains what is happening behind the scenes when you play a game of Tetris to generate the seemingly random stream of blocks. It was designed for a Threadless T-Shirt which I can’t seem to find anymore. But I did see that someone (Profound Whatever to be specific) had made a simulacrum of the image in Lego:
I had an idea this morning of a super power that would not only be completely useless but would also be a little annoying. What if you were telepathic but the only thoughts you could hear were other people’s earworms?
For the uninformed here is the definition of an earworm from Wikipedia:
An earworm is a piece of music that sticks in one’s mind so that one seems to hear it, even when it is not being played. Other phrases used to describe this include musical imagery repetition and involuntary musical imagery. The phenomenon is common in normal life and so may be distinguished from brain damage which results in palinacousis.
I think it might be an amusing aside to a character in a story, they experience some really weird incident and gain a super power but it’s completely rubbish… Maybe I’ve been watching too much Misfits…
Can anyone see any benefit to this super power? Or can you think of a more rubbish/pointless power?
Feel free to leave comments.
Incidentally the reason I put the definition of an earworm in this post is because when I told one of my colleagues of the idea he thought I was talking about this:
It’s a coat rack that looks like a subway map, nuff said…
Via Swiss Miss
It’s always irked me that when the whole world is in peril really powerful wizards have a tendency to send completely inexperienced youths out to do their dirty work while they sit in their castles drinking apple schnapps (That’s what wizards drink trust me).
Via It 8-Bit
This is probably why you don’t hear too many stories of feline vampirism…
Cat vampire. Cashing on on the vampire craze. Possibly a little late, I think the kids these days are into, what, archery? Death sports? One Direction? Who knows. I’m not making a One Direction comic.
True fact: in its early stages, this comic was very different and entitled Snail Vampire, and was about a snail who is also a vampire. Both versions are terrible, but this one is worse. Enjoy.
Disregard the content of this, yeah sure the idea is that Captain America is trying to be a nice guy to the terrorist super hero or something (I don’t read the Ultimates so I don’t know what is going on).
The guys name Abdul Al-Rahman that’s not a real name!!!! Abdul means servant of, it’s actually “Abd” the “Ul” part is actually a prefix for the next word and just means “The”, Abdulrahman is a name it means the servant of “Al-Rahman” or The “Rahman”; Al-Rahman being one of the 99 names of God meaning the merciful. The name Abdulrahman means servant of God, Abdul Al-Rahman means The The servant of god.
WHICH MAKES NO SENSE!
Sometimes Abdul is used as a a short form of Abdullah, literally Abd-Allah servant of Allah, servant of God. But not many people would use it like that, and they wouldn’t use a shortened version of their first name if they were then going to say their family name.
Just because it sounds Arabic doesn’t make it okay! It irks anyone who speaks the language and enrages them, especially since you aren’t strictly supposed to use Abdul as a prefix for anything other than one of the names of God. Some people name their children Abdul-Rasool, servant of the prophet, but that is frowned upon and considered blasphemy in most circles…
The image is apparently from Ultimates 02 No. 12
Image From Pocket Full of Geek
If this Captain America doesn’t make feel patriotic then you probably aren’t American (I’m not and it doesn’t make me feel patriotic, that is all the evidence I have to go on). I imagine women going out and fighting crime with this thing… I wonder if it comes back to you if you throw it…
There’s even ones for the Guys!
I very much doubt that they are officially licensed as the Aquaman trunks are labeled as being “Fish Dude”… The Wonder Woman suit is “Awesome Girl” Captain America is “Big Star” and the Aquaman womans swimsuit is “Fishchick” They range in price from $29.95 for the trunks to $49.95 for the swimsuits.
I’ll try not to post any more dresses today, I seem to post a few too many for my liking but I had to post this comic strip dress from ModCloth if only to give me a reason to post these leggings from BlackMilk Which unsurprisingly for BlackMilk don’t actually appear on their website:
I’m honestly just trying to whittle down my “To Blog” queue during my lunch break …