World Of Warcraft Competition Cooking Show Debuts In South Korea

January 20, 2017

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An officially Blizzard-backed World Of Warcraft themed competition cooking show is debuting in South Korea. The show, whose name roughly translates to 'WoW! Recipe? The Meal Is Ready', will feature contestants preparing Warcraft inspired dishes and be hosted by famous South Korean chef and World Of Warcraft player Choi Hyun-seok. I imagine it will be a lot like the original Iron Chef from Japan except with a World Of Warcraft theme and without that main guy with the wicked gloves, abundant flair, and insatiable appetite for raw bell peppers.

Hit the jump for a short commercial for the show.

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Crawling Hand Shot Glass And Bone Spoon

January 20, 2017

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This is the Shot Glass Crawler and Bone Spoon designed by Christopher Cordingley and available as 3-D printed ceramics at Shapeways. The shot glasses come in four sizes: 0.6oz, 1oz, 1.5oz and 2oz, and the bone spoons come in four matching sizes. Unfortunately, they're sold separately and even the 1oz shot glass costs $44 and the corresponding spoon $22, so that's $66 for one set. For reference, that's entirely too much to pay for a single shot glass and spoon, unless -- UNLESS -- it's been enchanted with a spell of Bottomless Jello Shots. I have the distinct feeling that's not the case here.

Keep going for color options if you like to throw the fanciest Halloween parties and money is no object. Or you're a member of the Addams family.

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Well That Looked Like Fun: Biking Through Portals

January 20, 2017

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This is a video released by Red Bull on Facebook imagining a mountain biker racing through a series of portals. They're not real portals though, they're CGI. You know, because real portals don't exist. If real portals did exist I'd insist you open one right next to you, open one right next to me, then reach through and rub my belly like I've been a good dog. I haven't been a good dog though, because I'm not a dog at all, I'm a wolf. "In sheep's clothing?" Depends, do sheep wear velvet tracksuits to work on Fridays?

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It Happened: Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over Lazy Dog

January 20, 2017

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This is a video of a quick brown fox jumping over a lazy dog. Did you know 'the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog' is a pangram (a sentence that uses every letter in the alphabet at least once) originally used to display different typefaces? I bet you did know that, you are a smart cookie. Me? I am a shitty old pretzel stick.

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Sleeping All Day: Clear Plastic Bubble Swings For Cats

January 20, 2017

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This is the Kickstarter for Dim Dim The Bubble Bowl, a $38 transparent bubble chair/swing for your cat. Cats love sitting in strange things, why not get them something clear so you can see their cute little paws and nose? The bowl comes with everything you need to hang from the ceiling and let your cat start LIVING THE DREAM (like they weren't living the dream already getting to sleep all day). Have more than one cat? Still only get one bowl and make them all fight for it. Or pile up on top of each another inside. Whatever they do, make sure to film it and post it to Youtube -- I've been short on reading material lately whenever I go to the bathroom here at work. "So you consider watching Youtube videos reading." Yes but make you even smarter.

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Gymnasium Roof Collapses During Floorball Match

January 19, 2017

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This is a recent video of a gymnasium's ceiling collapsing during a floorball (iceless hockey) match in the Czech Republic. Apparently the venue had only been open for a couple weeks when the collapse occurred. All staff and players were able to run to safety and allegedly nobody was injured. Obviously, there's still a contractor out there with some explaining to do. *calls contractor for comment, only hears squealing* The first little pig -- I knew it!

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A Murder Of Crows Roosting Atop A Group Of Snowy Trees In Portland

January 19, 2017

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Note: Slightly larger version HERE if you're interested. If you're not interested just throw the napkin I wrote my number on in the trash. Don't worry, I'm used to it -- especially right in front of me.

This is a photo of a flock of crows (aka a horde, hover, muster, parcel or murder) roosting in the branches of several large, snow-covered trees in Portland, Oregon. The shot was captured by Portland Police crime scene investigator Walker Berg (great name for a crime scene investigator, by the way), presumably after doing a little bit of whatever the people on those CSI shows do (i.e. enhancing blurry video to crystal-clarity). Beautiful, isn't it? Unfortunately I can't really look at it for that long without being reminded of that summer I got really bad fleas. What was that, 2015? "Why are you scratching?" Man, flea collars don't work for shit.

Thanks to JD, who agrees there is no way those crows aren't up to no good.

A Creepy, Abandoned Westworld-Like Amusement Park In Japan

January 19, 2017

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These are the shots of the now abandoned Western Village Old West Amusement Park taken by Tokyo Times photographer Lee Chapman. The park, which is a few hours north of Tokyo, opened in the 70's but closed in 2006, presumably because the hosts didn't live up to consumer expectations. You should have gotten Dr. Ford and Arnold on that shit! These are all Westworld references, by the way. I'm only on episode six though so don't ruin anything for me. "The people that populate the park are actually very realistic robots." What?! *smashes DVR* I knew there was something weird about them! "You learn that in the first minute of the show. People who haven't even watched the show already know that." Listen: I'm not very perceptive if that's what you're asking.

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