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Letting it All Hang Out: “Slam” by Pendulum

It was Puza thursday and we went out last night after a hearty dinner at home. It took some effort for us to drag Bladder Infection Man away from the television as the finals of American idol was on and he was stuck fast to the couch. Needless to say we arrived at a bar up the road from us – the place was pretty empty except for the sounds of a DJ hard at work. That was not a coincidence as we painfully found out. During the one drink we had there, I heard some, for a lack of a better word, experimental music that sounded like two errant moles fucking underground. :sick:

Thankfully this is not the sound of two moles getting jiggy (well not to me at least) but rather a top track from an Australian electronica-rock band, Pendulum. After relocating to the UK, the band released their first drum and bass album Hold Your Colour in 2005, and you’re going to see the video for the song Slam taken off that album. Check out a pale, chubby fella doing this thing on a sidewalk.

If you liked Slam, then hit the jump for another Pendulum track.

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inFAMOUS News Roundup

It’s no far stretch of the imagination when I tell you the last time I felt this excited about a console game was when I purchased Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto IV back in 2008. Those same giddy feelings are back as I anxiously await the release of the Playstation 3 exclusive, inFAMOUS.

Developed by Sucker Punch Productions, inFAMOUS tells the story of bike messenger Cole who survives a massive explosion in Empire City and develops electricity-based powers. Amidst infected residents, violent gangs, and a city that is decaying under his feet, Cole must get to grips with his new powers and the responsibility that comes with it. He is judged by the deeds that he does, be it good or evil – a Karma system keeps track of this, and in turn influences the growth of Cole’s powers and how the city’s residents react towards him. He can be famous, infamous, or maybe a little of both ;-)

If you’ve not been keeping up with news, then I’ve done a link roundup to keep you updated.

  • inFAMOUS gets relatively favourable reviews – 87% based on 19 reviews. Read them via Metacritic
  • Part 1 of the inFAMOUS comic series tells the story of the events that happen prior to the game. See it a Joystiq (7 pages).
  • See various gameplay videos at GameTrailers.
  • Download inFAMOUS wallpapers for your desktop.
  • Pre-order your copy of inFAMOUS from two of the better local online retailers or Take 2.
  • Thinking of importing? Try newcomers Gamesbasement or CDWOW.
  • Nate Fox and David Meyer from Sucker Punch hosted a live chat yesterday. View the Q&A session at the Playstation Blog.
  • There are 50 inFAMOUS trophies that can be unlocked. See them at Console Monster.

inFAMOUS is slated for release in South Africa on Friday, May 29th. Fingers crossed it gets released that day. I have already purchased tranquilizers and alcohol in case of bad news.

Sleeping Around is Sleeping Around

Politics requires some higher brain functions and a relatively good grasp of the English language. Some people would say this person has much of these qualities as a paraplegic has use of their legs.

Listen as Floyd Shivambu, spokesperson for the ANC Youth League tries to explain his concept of sleeping around to 702 Talk Radio DJ, Redi Direko.

Lol. Pwned! Read the full transcript at

[Thanks Lucy | Colourful word graphic by Wordle]

A Brief History of Weed

Doobie, dope, roach, reefer, grass, Mary Jane, boom, splif, ganja, herb. Whatever it’s called, Marijuana has become a facet of people’s lives as far back as the 3rd millennium BC. And this fun 2-minute infographic takes a look at marijuana through the ages. Check it out below or watch it in high quality at YouTube.

It’s a clever promo for Showtime’s hit TV series Weeds that returns for its fifth season come June 8th.

[via Blame It On The Voices]

BONUS: Sultry actress Mary Louise Parker regrets doing topless bathtub scene in Weeds’ season four finale.  Story and pics at The Superficial [NSFW].

BONUS #2: 40 creative infographics can be found at Six Revisions.

Competition Reminder: Win Watchmen Graphic Novel!

Just a quick reminder that there is only a week left to go before our fantastic Watchmen competition comes to an end so if you haven’t done so yet, this is a good time to submit your entry. Courtesy of local comic book emporium Outer Limits, one luck winner will walk away with the hardcover edition of one of the most influential graphic novels of all time, WATCHMEN!

To enter the draw, name one of the Outer Limits staff choice graphic novels for the month of may. The full competition details are available HERE. Good luck!

Sherlock Holmes, I Presume?

I like Guy Ritchie, he’s made some stonking flicks. Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch are two of my favourite; Swept Away, on the other hand was one film I wish I had never seen, kinda like that red rash on my testicles. In any case, Mr Ritchie seems to be back on wining ways with his reinvention of the enigmatic English detective, Sherlock Holmes.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle would have been happy to see on-and-off drug addict Robert Downey Jr playing the pipe-smoking character and nanny-bonking Jude Law playing Holmes’ assistant, Dr Watson. Check out the trailer below or go to Trailer Addict.

I was expecting a dour mystery set in the foggy alleyways of London, but this seems as action-filled as any James Bond flick. I suppose it shouldn’t be surprising considering Holmes is a masterful singlestick player, boxer, and swordsman. The movie is due out in December 2009.

[via Pop Crunch]

Our Dumb World

Mostly the peeps over at The Onion have the same dark, cynical, and often down right depressing view of our world that I do. Although sometimes, even I, the devil’s handmaiden find their stories a little too on the bitter side and they remind me of that awful stuff my gran used to put on my nails to stop me biting them when I was little.

Yesterday however I found their amusing Our Dumb World Atlas of the Planet Earth, and it rocks. They’ve added their Our Dumb World layer to Google Earth. It features little onion icons, that when clicked on, pop up country profiles and other interesting cultural, political and historical facts. Well I don’t know if I should actually call them facts, as most of them are made up – anyway they’re funny go check it out.



Dear Bicycle Thief

We’ve had two cars stolen from outside our house – it was a traumatic, rage-inducing experience on both occasions, with swear words aplenty and wishes that the robbers suffer through a back-street vasectomy performed by a blind epileptic with AIDS.

Other people, however, take a more calm approach when robbed. This person, for example, wrote a sympathetic note to the robber saying:

Dear bike thief, I am very sorry that circumstances in your life led you to need to steal my bike. I hope that it helped you to get your life back on track. Good luck. Love, a friend.

To which the robber replied:

Thanks, chap! Don’t worry – doing fine, the bike is terrific, hello from me mates,

Later, bicycle thief.

Now that’s just mean. My note to a bicycle thief might just be something like the letter Barbara wrote after a douchebag stole her Schwinn. How would your note be worded? Let us know.

[via Buzzfeed]

Lookie What we Have Here: Bas Rutten Teaches Self Defense

Bas Rutten knows a thing or two about fighting. This Dutch-American mixed martial artist was at one time the UFC Heavyweight Champion and finished his career on a 22 fight unbeaten streak. He also happens to a certified MTBN Thai Boxing instructor, a 5th degree black belt in Kyokushin karate and a 2nd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do.

In this video he teaches some self defense lessons with his colourful way of expressing things. Lookie look what we have here – SMACK his face! Rutten is a man who doesn’t do an eye for an eye, he believes in TWO eyes for an eye! :fighterm:

Yes he is fucking nuts and totally my new idol. As Edmund Blackadder would put it, “He’s mad! He’s mad. He’s madder than Mad Jack McMad, the winner of this year’s Mr Madman competition.”

[via The Chive]

A Day in the Life Told in Logos

During a typical day we interact with countless brands. Many of us might not notice these interactions, but I certainly am made aware of them when I rock up to the traffic lights in my rattletrap hooptie and idle next to a Porsche Boxter. I wipe the tears off with my Woolworths tie, flip another Marlboro into my mouth, and get out of my car. I stroll over to the driver, casually knock on the window, and as it rolls down, I politely ask him/her for their Patek Philippe watch, Armani sunglasses, and Macbook lest I shoot them dead. Bravado turns to disappointment as they usually laugh and drive away, mentioning how funny and well-spoken vagrants are becoming these days. But I digress…

A woman named Jane decided to chronicle the interactions she has with different brands during a typical Friday from the time she got up to the time she went to bed. See it below.

What would your brand timeline look like? Drop us a comment and let us know.

[via Geekologie]