Book Guns

book gun 1

I’ve had my fair share of book mutilation posts, and to be honest, this latest one isn’t very in-depth by any means when you compare them to previous ones.  But I imagine it will cause nearly just as much controversy, if only because of the number of Bibles that are used.

Here you can see the outline of the book that will get turned into a gun:

And now it’s all cut out and here’s the actual gun:

Honestly, I don’t think it’s very special.  I don’t mean to be all mean about it, but it’s all very simplistic, yes, there are some cute titles of books choosen to be made into guns (see above comment about the Bibles), but they’re all very clear cut (pun intended) stencil images.

Let’s get some coffee table books, and make assault rifles.  I’d love an AK (for realz).  So come on Robert The, step it up a notch.

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123 years ago

Did you really think I’d forget to post this today?

Hitler Moasic

What are you crazy?  April 20th, and December 7th are the only two guaranteed days you will get a post from me.  I will guarantee that forever.  And you know what that means, it’s in the books.

Any Hootie and the Blowfish, let’s talk about Hitler, it’s been awhile since we’ve had a Nazi post, or even a WW2 post in general.  That needs to change, drastically.  And so without further ado I will start you with a tease, the beginning of the end of all those multi part posts I started over the years.  Yes that’s right all of them*

I’m not gonna end them all now, that’d be crazy talk, but I will let you know that the thoughts are brewing, and my brain is thinking, and I guarantee you will not like what I have to say.  I also guarantee that you will not be able to understand what I say. And, I also guarantee that I’ve been rambling enough and am going to go to bed, but, be prepared, for the future holds many promising things.

*maybe not all of them, I’m honest.

**also I am aware that the title of this post is eerily similar to last year’s, I also don’t care.

Titanic 100 years

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic.  Today, not the beginning of the month when the media had nothing better to do so they brought it up, today, not April 03, when Titanic was re-released in glorious 3-D, today.

100 years ago today the RMS Titanic of the White Star line followed this path, and hit an iceberg 4 days into it’s maiden voyage.

Thanks to James Cameron’s Titanic, most of the world is familiar with the generally accepted way the ship sunk, but here’s an extended up to date version that he put together with National Geographic:

As far as I can tell there’s not much difference between that and what I remember seeing in the film, and the various documentaries I’ve seen on it.

Here’s an interesting photo that shows in great detail the wreak of the Titanic on the ocean floor:

It was painstakingly stitched together from around 100,000, photos taken by robots (damned robots…), but you can see alot of detail in the wreak and the ocean floor itself, and combined with the video above you get an idea of just how crazy the fall to the bottom was for that ship.

Also you could see this famous post of ours, what really sunk it?

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Unfun Where’s Waldo

found waldo

Where’s Waldo is a great series of books, and I remember spending tons of time reading them and trying to find Waldo and all the other hidden things that were on each drawing.  I thought it was especially annoying when some of them appeared on the crease in the middle of the pages.

Oh well.  Stackoverflow user Heike used computers to do the job of children.  What’s next? Computers doing the jobs of other computers?

I mean, it’s a pretty nice way to show how you can intelligently analyze an image using software, and I have to say, there are ton’s of uses for that, but I’m sure most of them are already in use right now.

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Burn Notice Auditions

Not quite sure where I saw this, but I think it’s pretty cool.  Especially since I consider Burn Notice the 2nd greatest show currently on television.  Person of Interest is good, but it still needs to last 2 more seasons to get considered great. CSI is king.

Anyway, I think it’s pretty cool watching the auditions because I’ve seen that first episode more times then I should admit, and it’s fun to see how they handle it in auditions and compare to how they did it on screen.

So you should watch that, and then catch up on Burn Notice, it’s streaming on NNetflix, you have no excuse.

The Stumble Post of Tomorrow

Oil fire? Nope, that’s just sunset at that refinery, truly a beautiful scene.  {source}

Yes, it’s been quite some time since the last stumbles post, too long you might say, but fear not because there are some gems included in this post.  Including the above photo.  Which I have to say, that is a beautiful site, it’s the Grangemouth Refinery in Scotland, and it’s at sunset.  I don’t know about you, but I’m sure if we could get a thunderstorm in the background, that would be an equally impressive sight.

Anyway, enough with the approval of modern industrial prowess, let’s get onto the good shit, literally…

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