Broken Picture Telephone

Did you play Broken Telephone as a child – I certainly didn’t but then again it isn’t always about me is it? Now, Broken Picture Telephone is the made-for-web incarnation of the old game, with a slight variation.

It starts off with some words to describe a scene.

This is followed immediately with an attempt at drawing out the words.

Someone then describes what they see in the picture. This done without seeing the original set of words.

That is followed by an attempt to draw out the words.

Someone describes what they see in the picture. Once again, this done without seeing the original set of words.

The sequence repeats until the game is over. No one is able to see the progression of the game until it ends. See how this Orangutan game ended – it’s quite funny.

If you want to join a game, head to Broken Picture Telephone and sign up (it’s free).

Update (March 6th, 2009): Our intrepid doodler Lucy Furr has gotten involved in the game – see her contributions.

More Horrific Russian Tats: Kitty Gets Inked

Just the other day we posted an article on tattoos that look like they were done by the number two tattoo artist of all Kazakhstan.

We’ve seen people do some crazy things, and it’s all good when they do them to themselves, but we draw the line when they start doing crazy shit to defenseless animals. A heartless Russian Sphynx owner had their beautiful white cat emblazoned with a large (and pretty crappy) Egyptian-style tattoo. I hope that someone grabs the nasty woman and tattoos an equally large and crappy tattoo on her chest against her will.

If you couldn’t tell by the in-you-face watermark, you can find more images at Balkanpix – via Neatorama.

The Hyena Men of Nigeria

Remember this photo? How could you not – it’s the black Mad Max with his bad-ass hyena. I knew it was from Nigeria but I didn’t know anything else, til now. The man is part of a group called Gadawan Kura or ‘hyena handlers’. These men were rumoured to be bank robbers, bodyguards, drug dealers, and debt collectors. Myth had surrounded these men until South African photographer Pieter Hugo visited Abuja in 2005 to and seek them out.

The men, a little girl, three hyenas, four monkeys, and a few rock pythons made up a group of minstrels who wandered the towns of Nigeria, entertaining people and selling traditional medicines. Over the 8 days that he spent with the performers, Hugo took photos whenever an opportunity presented itself. He returned two years later to engage with the group again.

Here are some of this portraits.

The full story is available at Pieterhugo.com | More photos available in Pieter’s gallery.

Mega-Mashup: Kutiman Remixes YouTube

This is quite amazing. Incredible really. Israeli funk musician and producer, Kutiman, has collected dozens and dozens of unrelated sounds from YouTube clips and has masterfully mixed them together. The 7-track album Thru-You is the result of his labours.

Watch the slick mega-mashups at Thru-You – via Buzzfeed.

Edit (March 5th): The overwhelming response resulted in site running out of bandwidth. It’s down temporarily. In the meantime, the videos are on YouTube.

Nom Nom: Cheater’s Penis Fed to Dogs

Word from The Sun is that a jealous Indian wife got revenge on her cheating husband by slicing off his penis and throwing it out to the dogs!

Raging Kailasben Vyshali, from Mehsana, India, served her husband a cup of tea after he returned from a booty call session with his mistress. The tea was spiked with sleeping pills, and whilst husband slept, Vyshali sliced his penis off with a razor sharp blade and threw it into the street. A pack of stray dogs quickly snapped up the unexpected treat.

“The hospital managed to save his life but the rest of him was never found. He’s certainly never going to cheat again,” said one doctor.

Well said that doctor. Let this be a lesson to our Indian readers – if you’ve been stepping out on your missus, kindly refuse the beverage upon returning home.

LOL Moments: Whose Line is it Anyway?

“Whose Line Is It?” is unquestionably one of the funniest shows I’ve seen. With the ever-talented improvisers Drew, Ryan, Colin, and Wayne, Whose Line is jam packed with with LOL moments. Here are a couple of those moments:

Question Only – International Flight

Sound Effects – Tarzan and Jane

World’s Worst – Things to Say on a Romantic Date

Hollywood Director – Robin Williams

Living Scenery – Richard Simmons

See the full 15 funniest Whose Line moments at Unreality.

Food Trials: Hamster Chooses Organic

CooksDen wanted to test whether organic food really does taste better, and roped in an unconventional test subject for the experiment. Hammy the hamster possesses superior taste buds, has no problems expressing her opinions publicly, and more importantly is not suckered in by fancy packaging or flashy advertising.

Given the choice of organic and conventional food item of the same type, Hammy chose organic in over sixty percent of the trials.

It’s all fine and good but unlike us, Hammy doesn’t have to pay for anything. Had she known about the ass-raping she would get when it comes to organic food prices, things may have turned out a little differently.

Get the stats and full report at CooksDen | Image Credit: JesseBarker.

Russian Tattoo Fail

There’s an old Russian proverb that says “Поскольку Вы готовили овсянку, так должен Вы есть это”. Yea I couldn’t read it either, but it has something to do with eating the horrible porridge that you cooked. This holds true for these unfortunate individuals who are marked with some pretty horrendous tattoos.

More tattoo fails at English Russia.

Acid in the Ice Cream

Acid in the Ice Cream is a new series from illustrator Zach Johnsen from Zenvironments. Pretty awesome, no?


More of Johnsen’s work at Zenvironments.

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