Tufty the Squirrel is Very Naughty

Tufty the Squirrel has been a road safety icon in the UK since the 1960s. On his day off, Tufty and Bobby Brown Rabbit are playing football, when Bobby accidentally boots the ball out of the garden and under a fast moving truck. Stuck for things to do Tufty heads off to find a prostitute. See what happens next.

[via Buzzfeed]

Mid-week Time Waster: Collider

Collider is a new physics based game by Dan Russell-Pinson, where you need to remove all charged particles from level. You do this by crashing positively charged particles into negatively charged ones, and vice versa.

You start each level with a few particles in your pocket – place these using the mouse, click Play, and let gravity do the rest. Click Rewind if you’ve made a mistake. There are 25 levels with some great, spacey music.

Get particle-smashing with Collider at Kongregate.

Jacob Zuma Voted Sexiest Politician

This firmly goes in the “things you wish weren’t true but are” section. After almost winning the presidential horse, ANC president Jacob Zuma finally got to add a gold trophy to his mantelpiece when he was voted South Africa’s sexiest politician in a snap survey. Apparently Zuma’s theme tune “Awuleth’ uMshini wam'” figuratively adds several inches to his already impressive unmentionables.

I know what you’re thinking, we here also suspect that there was a typo in the survey and he came out tops for South Africa’s most sexist politician.

Cope leader Mosiuoa Lekota placed second in the sexiest politician poll, with former president Thabo Mbeki in third place. ANC youth leader Julius Malema was a winner too, rightfully claiming top spot for being the least sexy South African in politics.

Read the full article at the Cape Argus.

Another Cape Town Bush Fire!

Just a day after the Vortex fire in Wellington, Cape Town is on fire yet again. Eyewitness News Reports reports that an ambulance has crashed into wall on Ou Kaapse Weg and has resulted in a bush fire on the mountain slopes of Muizenberg.

Firefighters tried to extinguish the blaze which is near the Steenberg turnoff on Ou Kaapse Weg.

Cape Town fire services Sharon Bosch said details of the accident were unclear but the fire command centres were alerted to the bush fire.

So take care if you’re driving out past that area, and if you have a camera handy and snapped some photos, be sure to let us know.

Competition Reminder: Win Turok or Heavenly Sword!

Just a quick reminder for those who might not be aware – there’s less than a week to go before our latest competition ends. To stand a chance of winning either Heavenly Sword (Platinum) for the Playstation 3 or Turok for the Xbox 360, head on over to our competition post and leave a comment on telling us which game you’d like to win. You can’t be a greedy pig and ask for both, so please choose one or the other.

This competition ends on 20th April 2009, and is only open to South African residents. Terms and conditions apply.

Blu-ray Review: No Country For Old Men

“There are no clean getaways” – no truer is this phrase than in No Country For Old Men. Adapted from the 2005 novel written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Cormac McCarthy, this extraordinary film is directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, and is part western, part thriller, and is relentlessly violent.

Set in the desert landscape of 1980’s West Texas, welder and Vietnam veteran Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin) is out hunting when he comes upon the corpses of several Mexican drug runners and their vehicles. It’s the scene of a drug deal gone tragically wrong, and Moss finds two million dollars in a satchel near the massacre. Rather than reporting the incident to the police, Moss takes the money and drives back to his trailer and wife, Carla Jean (Kelly MacDonald). Feeling unsafe, Moss sends his wife off to Odessa while he travels separately with the money.

Two million dollars going missing is bound to raise alarm bells, and it’s not long before people are sent out to retrieve the lost funds. One of those people is deadpan sociopath Anton Chigurh (Javier Bardem) who not only has a funny haircut but a slaughterer’s gun. Chigurh is a dispassionate killer who leaves behind dead bodies wherever he goes, and after some investigating, tracks Moss down to a room at a motel. Chigurh also finds three Mexicans after the same prize and kills them with a silenced shotgun. In the meantime, Moss makes an escape with the money. The chase is on.

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Tweenbots: A Cute Social Experiment

NYU arts student Kacie Kinzer created the Tweenbot as part of an art experiment. The bot was made out of cardboard, had a beaming smile, and a flag plonked on its head told people of its intended destination. She placed the bot in Washington Square Park and wondered:

Could a human-like object traverse sidewalks and streets along with us, and in so doing, create a narrative about our relationship to space and our willingness to interact with what we find in it? More importantly, how could our actions be seen within a larger context of human connection that emerges from the complexity of the city itself?

In New York, one might have expected the smiley-faced bot to ignored, stabbed, or reported as a suspicious “terrorist object”, but its journey completed without any heinous acts being committed to it. Pedestrians stopped to help the little guy get past the various obstacles it faced in the park.

Here’s a video of the experiment:

More about the adorable bot’s intrepid journey at Tweenbots [via Huffington Post]

Coke Fest 2009

Were you there? Did you have an AWESOME time? We were there, and to be perfectly honest with you, we had an almost awesome time. There were lots of pros (the opposite of cons NOT those ladies who charge for loving you long time) like that fact that there was lots of space, the grass was pretty comfy to sit on, the loos stayed fairly clean until at least 3pm, the SA bands were great, Snow Patrol were super great, and Prawn1 worked his magic and got us into Golden Circle. There were a few cons (the opposite of the aforementioned pros NOT the scary crim types with tattoos on their necks) such as there being very little shade, the price of drinks and food was too high, the fact that the so-called genius that is Oasis looked incredibly bored throughout their set, and that it took some of us 2 hours to get out of the venue when it was all over.

Overall we had a decent time, and I particularly enjoyed watching all the other concert goers. There was a wide variety of middle class whites aged from about 17 to 50, and a sprinkling of other South Africans. Amongst the whities, there was a fair number of teenage Britney look-alikes which provided the most entertainment for our little group – with their too short skirts and denim shorts barely clothing dimply thighs, their bottle-blond hair under oh-so-2006-trucker caps, and their ample young bosoms spilling out of their tops. For some, the  perfect combination of teenage naivety, baby fat and trailer trash sexiness, I just find those poor girls hilarious. I’m more inclined to take emos in those ridiculous skinny jeans that always sag horribly over the bum more seriously. Oh, oh another really funny thing at the concert were the text messages that scrolled across the two huge screens in the intervals between bands. We saw some real prizes about how this girl and that girl were dirty whores, and how another girl was giving blow-jobs in the loos, and the best was one that said something to the effect of “I’m having such an amazing time all thanks to you my darling shnookie-pie love bug John. All my love Mom”.

Every year when 5 fm starts their silly teasing over the Coke Fest line-up, I hope in vain that we’ll get international artists that are really worth seeing like The RHCP, Eddie Vedder, Wyclef Jean, or The Kings of Leon, and every year we get maybe one decent band, and some washed up, complacent, arrogant twits like Oasis. SIGH.

Anyhow Dear Readers drop us a line and let us know what you thought of the event.

I’d like to thank Fleanne – good friend and loyal supporter of Onelargeprawn for our tickets to Coke Fest 2009. Nice one Fleanne!

Blu-ray Review: Cloverfield

Brace yourself and get the barf bag ready as Cloverfield is set to take you through a dizzying tale of escape and survival in a besieged post-911 New York city.

Cloverfield, by rookie film director Matt Reeves, is filmed from the point of view of a single camera. It starts early in the morning as Jason Hawkins (Mike Vogel) and his girlfriend Lily (Jessica Lucas) videotape their preparations for a farewell party for Jason’s brother Rob (Michael Stahl-David) who is about to leave for his job in Japan. As the party gets started, Jason entrusts Hudson “Hud” Platt (T.J. Miller) with videotaping the testimonials for Rob. As Hud goes about his duties, he tries (unsuccessfully) to flirt with his crush Marlena Diamond (Lizzy Caplan). The party is interrupted as the building shakes and suffers a power outage. Shortly thereafter, a huge explosion rocks Lower Manhattan and sends debris flying towards the building. As the partygoers escape the building, the streets become filled with panicked citizens, Hud records what seems to be a giant alien monster between the buildings…

More juicy details after the jump.

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