Slow Motion Sneezing

This is a weird but effective public service announcement from the Australian government encouraging people to get their flu shots. Considering the gross discharge that results from a sneeze, I might just consider the flu jab after all.

[via Neatorama]

Game Review: Rock Band 2 for Xbox 360

Here at Onelargeprawn we really appreciate hearing from our readers be it in the comments or other contributions, and Xbox 360 forum member Marko MG THABO Swanepoel sent in this fantastic write-up. If you have something you’d like to contribute or found something interesting on the web please get in touch with us.

Without further ado, here is Marko’s review of Rock Band 2 for the Xbox 360.

After Rock Band 2 finally arrived on our shores most of the rhythm game nuts couldn’t wait to get their hands on it. Let me tell you…it was worth the wait. Harmonix did an absolutely brilliant job at making Rock Band the most immersive ‘Rock simulator’ that money can buy.

Let me just get right to the juicy part and just say that the song library is just spectacular. It includes everything from Punk rock to Heavy metal and it will satisfy all ages, young and old. Your dad will probably love some songs from the past or your best buddy will like all the famous nu-metal bands that appear in this game. Songs include some of the best artists from all generations such as The Who, System of a Down, Disturbed, AC/DC, Foo Fighters, Judas Priests, and Metallica just to name a few. The feature that takes the cake is the DLC (downloadable content). It’s just packed with great songs. Some legendary songs and some songs that are just awesome to play at a party.

More of this rocking review can be found after the jump.

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8-BIT Waterslide in REAL LIFE!

Featuring an 8-bit water slide mixed with some real world imagery, this cute stop-motion animation was created by tea&cheese for a film competition.

All the characters, props and sets where created and animated in Flash, then cut out and re-animated, frame by frame, in real life.

Be warned – there is mild 8-bit nudity in this video.

[via Milk and Cookies]

GLC: Your Mother’s Got a Penis

I was singing along to this track in the car this morning and winking at the ladies in the vehicles alongside.

Goldie Lookin’ Chain (or GLC) is a rap collective from Newport, South Wales who have three main interests – sex, drugs, and the 1980s. With talk of self-suicide, smoking soap bars, and fighting at the roller disco, the GLC are offensive and distasteful, but incredibly funny.

You know a band’s not altogether there when their debut album is titled “Greatest Hits”. In the shock track “Your Mother’s Got a Penis” the GLC say that you mother got them horribly drunk and made them kiss her elephant trunk. Check it out.

See and hear more GLC stuff at You Knows It!

Game Giveaway Winners!

The very first game giveaway has just ended here on Onelargeprawn. To stand a chance of winning either Heavenly Sword (Platinum) for the Playstation 3 or Turok for the Xbox 360, we asked you to simply leave a comment on competition post telling us which game you’d like to win. And we got a fantastic response so a big thanks to everyone who entered.

Once again the List Randomizer has done its thing and I’m happy to announce that the winners are … after the jump ;-)

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Ross Horsley Rocks!

I know I posted about this guy like a minute ago, but I just found further evidence of his dark brilliance in the form of his experimental photo comic strip called the Wesleys on his other blog Musty Moments.

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Ross is apparently a timid librarian by day, and a frenzied fan of gory slasher flicks by night. Oh well no-one’s perfect I guess.

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More at The Wesleys.

My first dictionary: a contemporary lexicon

Ross Horsley, a cynic after my own dark heart has a blog called My First Dictionary which is presented just like those picture book dictionaries we used in primary school to learn vocabulary. This dictionary however probably isn’t a great one to start little Brad and Brittany on. It’s without a doubt very honest to the 21st century, and the contrast between the brightly coloured illustrations and the word definitions makes it even darker and more cynical. Some might find it disturbing, but in this “nanny-state” age of over censorship and escapist candy floss endings, I find it refreshing. Like a slice of bitter lemon after a fatty pork chop.

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Found at the ever brilliant Neatorama.

New Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Footage!

Autoblog reports that earlier this month the master of loud noises, Michael Bay, released a full two-and-a-half-minute teaser reel for the upcoming Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

The reel shows hottie Megan Fox changing her clothes – don’t get a stiffy just yet, it’s for 10 seconds and child-friendly to boot. The rest comprises a sobbing Bumblebee, some fighting robots, and a few exploding helicopters. See it below.

Incidentally there is a theory about the number of helicopters in a film being proportional to how much it will suck.

Given the amount of exploding helicopters that are bound to be in it, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen may suck harder than a prostitute sucks dick. Let’s hope that is not the case.

Carousel: A Frozen Cops n’ Robbers Shootout

Carousel is a Dark Knight-inspired short film created to celebrate the impending arrival of the Philips Cinema 21:9 LCD, the world’s first cinema proportioned television screen.

Coincidentally 2 minutes and 19 seconds long, Carousel shows an epic cops-and-robbers shootout that is frozen in time. As the ad plays out, the camera moves through the frozen scene revealing different parts of the story. Check it out.

Carousel was created by Stink Digital and directed by Adam Berg who conceived it to work as an endless loop. It’s better viewed on the Philips Carousel microsite.

Visitors to the microsite therefore have the option to spin through the films single take shot repeatedly, to stop on a specific frame, or to watch it at the preordained speed. The film also contains embedded hotspots, which, when triggered, transport the viewer seamlessly from the heavily posted film to a behind-the-scenes version of the same shot.

[via Neatorama]

Flying High: Prawn1 Goes Tandem Paragliding

Our department at work doesn’t get to go on outings too often, but when we do, the rest of the company is left in a jealous rage when they find out what we got up to. This time, I suggested and got tasked with organizing the team outing – tandem paragliding. I knew we could jump off Lion’s Head in Cape Town, and our landing site had to be in close proximity to alcoholLa Med in Clifton fitted that bill perfectly. So I knew the start and end points, and just needed to find someone to make the flight happen. After a few calls, we went with booking agents Cape Xtreme Adventure Tours.

We got to the Lion’s Head parking lot a little earlier than expected (thanks Rikki Taxis), so I calmed the mood by smoking several fags whilst waiting for the tandem paragliding pilots to rock up. They arrived on time, and we proceeded to walk up the mountain to the jump point. I’m not the healthiest dude around – let’s just say I won’t go to a gym if there isn’t an escalator to the entrance – so the trek was as pleasant as finding cat vomit in your shoe.

At the jump point, we got assigned to our pilots – I got the uber-cool Stephan, owner of Cape Town Tandem Paragliding, who explained the procedure to me and harnessed me up. Luckily I had a harness that didn’t squish my sugar lumps, so that was all good. We laid out the paraglider wing, and before I knew it, I was fastened in front of Stephan, the paraglider was airborne, and my feet had left solid ground.

I’m terrible at describing things and emotions, but the flight was absolutely phenomenal – Stephan piloted us up and around the mountainside, then zipped back towards the sea, and at places the paraglider just floated there, giving me a fantastic view of the surrounding mountains, city suburbs, and the vast sea and gathering clouds ahead.

It was so quiet and peaceful up there that I didn’t want to come down. But we had to descend, and after a few spiral drives, we touched down softly on the grassy pitch next to the bar. Even though we had been up for a while, it seemed so short, and the moment we landed, I wanted to do it again. And I will…soon.

Big thanks to Guillaume at Cape Xtreme Adventure Tours and Stephan at Cape Town Tandem Paragliding for making this an awesome and memorable experience :-D

[Photos by D. Campbell]

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