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Sitting on a Beach

…Earning 20%

Alan Rickman characters

It is a sad day for much of the world today.  Hans Gruber, alias of Alan Rickman, has passed away at the young age of 69.  Mr. Rickman was widely known as a great character villain.  He got his start in film making with Die Hard, but unfortunately, is more widely know now for his portrayal of the tragic hero Severus Snape in the Harry Potter films.  Rickman was a master at blending in and being an all around great villain.  He will be forever missed in this world.

At least now he’s at peace, sitting on a beach, earning 20%…

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Holy Smoke

I love this idea. Holy Smoke. They take the ashes of you, or a loved one, and insert them into ammo.  It’s as simple as that.  The about us section of their site pretty much sums up everything there is about them:

My friend  smiled and said “You know I’ve thought about this for some time and I want to be cremated. Then I want my ashes put into some turkey load shotgun shells and have someone that knows how to turkey hunt use the shotgun shells with my ashes to shoot a turkey. That way I will rest in peace knowing that the last thing that one turkey will see is me, screaming at him at about 900 feet per second.”

I can get behind that, in fact, I’m surprised that’s not something I came up with.

You can get anywhere from 100 to 250 rounds of ammo depending on the type and caliber you or your loved one preferred.  All for $850.00.  All hand crafted with the love, and care.  What’s not to love about this whole idea?

Maybe they don’t use all the ashes, or they don’t mix the ashes with the gun powder somewhat.  Either way, it’s still a pretty awesome way to go.  Knowing that the last thing you did was provide food for your family in the coolest way possible.  I approve.

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For Great Justice

Ziggy comics creator Tom Wilson passed away last week.  It’s sad, until you realize that for the past 24 years his son Tom Wilson Jr. has been writing the Ziggy comics that appear daily.  So in reality, it’s sad that the creator passed away, but there won’t not be Ziggy in the news paper tomorrow.

Ok, I just wanted a reason to post the All Your Base video.

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Stumbles I lost count

Another heaping helping of wrongness courtesy of everyone’s favorite add on, Stumble Upon.  We got memes, gifs, Nazis, and more, all for your viewing pleasure, all right after the click.  Play a game of scrabble, hop on a plane to Australia, and remember, you are getting all of this information through the internet, what is yours called?

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The Alternate Cold War

Today is Adolf Hitler’s 121st birthday, and what better way to celebrate then by having a bonfire?!  What are we burning, don’t ask, you don’t wanna be implicated, its better that way.

Anyway, another way to celebrate, how about continuing the alternate reality of Pearl Harbor? Yes, I think that’s fitting, we will explore what could have happened had The Nazi’s won World War II.  Anyway here we go, onto the future!

When we last saw our heroes they were demoralized.  The greater part of Europe was in ruins, and as far as the Eye could see, Hitler could control.  Unlike Napoleon before him, Hitler had conquered the mighty Russian Bear, and now is the most powerful man in the world.

With the destruction of Moscow via an atomic bomb, the country unconditionally surrendered to the Nazis.  Seeing the destruction the bomb caused, the remaining Allies formed a truce with the Axis powers, less Japan.

The world was painted to look like this:

Nazi Germany controlling the better part of the globe, with their power reaching 2 oceans, and thousands of miles.  America is takes on the role of The Soviet Union at the end,  They get Japan, and pretty much get to do what they want with it.  America and Nazi Germany are the new world powers, and the population looks on with great interest at what will happen next.

The year is 1953.  It’s been 8 years since WWII ended, The United States is now comprised of 61 states, including conquered Japan (adding 4 states), and various islands across the Pacific, and Cuba.  The Nazi’s have changed the name of most of Europe, removing nations, and combining them all together into Nazi Germany.  All other nations of the world hold their breath as they watch as two powers of different ideals have a stand off.

The Space Race

In 1955 the Nazi’s launch the first artificial satellite, Trabant.  Aided by their massively successful V2 rocket program of the war, the Nazi’s are able to gain a significant advantage over the Americans.  Because the Americans didn’t win the war, they weren’t able to steal any Nazi scientists for themselves when it ended, and therefore they are significantly behind in their rocket research.  It’s not until 1960 when the United States enters space.  By this time, the Nazi’s have already orbited multiple humans, and have multiple semi permanent satellites in orbit.

The United States however doesn’t really mind.  They may have different ideals compared to the Nazis, and as long as Hitler stays in Europe, then they don’t really care.  We start a space program though.  Not because we’re afraid of the Nazi’s, but because we want to conquer space.  As a nation, we fully back our space agency, eventually leading to a Moon mission, many years in the future.

The Arms Race

The global arms race hasn’t changed much, and the Germans use their V2 rocket research to attach bombs to.  In fact, that was their plan from the very beginning, attach an atomic bomb to V2s, and rain down deadly destructive damage from the sky.  It’s not very successful at first, but within 5 years they are able to deliver a nuclear payload to any target in the Europe, Asia, Africa part of the globe.  Too bad they control over 60% of that territory.

The US on the other hand just uses its vast resources to build bigger and badder bombers, eventually making an 8 turbo jet design that can circle the globe and deliver nuclear or conventional bombs to any target.

Naval warfare is at a stalemate.  The US has the superior fleet, but the Nazi’s have a superior submarine force effectively keeping the American’s at bay in the Atlantic.  However, America, lacking bases in Europe builds massive Aircraft carriers, capable of launching, and landing 4 engine bombers.  They are the king of the waters, giving them an effective range of half a hemisphere.

Because of the lack of European bases, the remaining allies build up Africa.  The Africa we know today is very different from the one that exists in this reality.  Developed, civil, popular, and safe.  Africa has become the central part of the world.  Attracting businesses for the mining available, and tourists for the country side.  Remaining largely neutral in the whole global political scene, Africa thrives on the businesses there and becomes a home-place for all of the displaced peoples of the war.

The World Itself

The Nazis having never been accused of war crimes due to winning the war outright, quickly begin to work on their world image, soon becoming the hope of generations.  (Mostly due to the propaganda of the Nazi party, which is still working in force.)  However the overall feel of the world is peaceful.  How long will this last is anyone’s guess, because in 30 years time something extraordinary is going to happen.

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The Flashlight Gun

Fit’s in you’re back pocket, so when you’re out for you walk and it gets bad,  BAM! you’re good.

Apparently this gun, the FMG-9 is a prototype from 2008 and nothing’s come of it since.  That’s all fun and games, but really, why do you need it?

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Lots of Electricity + Anything Else =

This insane video!


Go ahead, watch, it’s insane!  It reminds me of my microwave experiments, only way more dangerous, like, deadly dangerous.  I kind of want to try it one day, but it just looks too dangerous for me.  Also, it looks expensive, and time consuming, and I don’t like to spend money on things that are awesome.

{FastMHz | Hacked Gadgets}

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Deadly Pens

Like the Ice bullet ice cube tray, here comes another gun inspired toy, this one for the office, the pen with real machine gun sounds!  Honestly, I think it’s a bit overkill, I mean, I don’t think I’d be able to write with it, it looks too top heavy and unbalanced.

I wonder if it writes in red ink.  This way you could say, this pen writes with the blood of the people you’ve killed with it.  Oh, and it should be a clicky pen, but instead of a clicking it, you have to pull the trigger to get it to write.  Yea, I would use it then.

{buy one | thanks marcus}

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Nuclear Attack

Ah what an awesome site (pun intended).  Here you can find maps that predict the fallout that each state can experience if a nuclear war were to happen today.

As you can see, most sites of detonations are around major cities, so if you’re well outside a major city, you should be alright provided that the winds don’t blow towards you.  Oh, and you can’t live in Rhode Island.  You have no chance there.

New Hampshire looks like it’s the safest place to live, but still, you gotta be in the mountains, and not by the cities.

I really like the giant cluster of fallout that happens around missile silos.  Like in Montana, they do a good job explaining why that will happen, and what it comes down to is protection, many missiles are next to each other so that means that a strike can only happen on one at a time, leaving many more to fire out at the enemy.  There are 6 states that are classified as major fallout producers, with Wyoming getting in on the action too, but not above the limit apparently.

There’s tons of information there, and you could stay occupied for hours, or I could anyway.  Check it out, and remember, the world could end tomorrow, so it’s best to memorize these maps.

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Hard water is Ice

Yes and no, and i don’t need any scientific reasons as to why I’m wrong/right.  Anyway, here are some awesome ice cube tray makers.

I know someone who would like this, I think.  Buy them, $8.99.

I think the name of this one is just great!  Not sure how well the fossils will stay together though.  Buy one $8.00

This is my favorite one.  I want that set, I would use it often.  Buy one $6.10.

This is a good one to pair with the AK-47 bullet ice cube tray.  You could make a ransom note out of Ice, and then shoot some with an ice bullet and leave no traces! Buy one $28.80.

There are a bunch of other cool Ice cube trays to take a look at them.  They have Tetris ones, which I’ve covered before, and LEGO ones, which I’ve covered before, among other cool ones.  Maybe you’ll find the perfect gift for someone! (Hint, I want the Gin & Titonic)