Archive for 'Humour' Category

The most beautiful girl in the lab

By Anthony - Last updated: Tuesday, October 5, 2010

FDA approve depressant drug for the annoyingly cheerful

By Anthony - Last updated: Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Important product withdrawal

By Anthony - Last updated: Sunday, October 19, 2008

You may wish to check your pantry. The Food Standards Agency has today issued a food alert about novelty food products from China, including chocolate-flavoured ‘willy spread’, containing melamine. Melamine is an industrial chemical that should not be present in food. Milk products containing melamine have been at the centre of a major food incident […]

The Jabs-o-tron

By Anthony - Last updated: Saturday, June 7, 2008

Based on the BBC Have Your Say Comment Generator, Here is The Jabs-o-tron, which generates realistic comments suitable for the UK’s leading anti-vaccine site’s comment board. They would be virtually indistinguishable from the real thing, but for their brevity. YI all right-thinking people know that the MMR Nazis are getting away with murder because they […]

Telly Savalas on Birmingham

By Anthony - Last updated: Wednesday, April 30, 2008

This is splendid. Telly Savalas does a travelogue on Birmingham, when multi-lane highways were symbols of progress. A lot of the concrete Savalas drools over has now gone, while the older buildings remain. The final reverse zoom shot seems to be taken not far from from my office at Aston University. More on how this […]

Powerpoint Ninja Doug Zongker

By Anthony - Last updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Nothing provokes debate amongst lecturers more than Powerpoint. When I was a student I attended lectures, even if doing so involved heroic attempts to fight a hangover. I also had to write copious notes, many of which included complicated molecular structures. Talking to lecturers from various universities you hear of students turning up without pens, […]

An engineer’s guide to cats

By Anthony - Last updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Hat-tip Mark. Cheers!

Gender specific questions from 1892

By Anthony - Last updated: Sunday, April 13, 2008

While staying at the excellent Celtic Royal Hotel in Caernarfon, colleagues and I took great pleasure from the quirky books they had in the library. One favourite was a bound set of The Practical Teacher from the year 1892, which contained sample papers for “pupil teachers”. They had gender specific questions. It’s quite apparent that […]

Visionary artist

By Anthony - Last updated: Monday, December 17, 2007

The Guardian have asked artists to re-invent the Snowman, with mixed results. In March of 2005 I wondered if I should submit my Snowman project to for the Turner prize. I’m obviously 2.5 years ahead of my time.