So so true. Happy Halloween everyone. Go out and have some fun this Friday. Forget about design for one night.

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I just couldn’t resist posting this. Its in no way design related but these photos, snapped at just the right moment are outrageous and hilarious.

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That’s it damn it. This is getting personal. We’ve gotta do something about dependency on foreign oil. This country was born to rock. No more of this.

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Hey man, let’s just face it. Women need yogurt. My wife eats the stuff like it is going out of style.

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I guess this video has been around a while but it is hilarious and worth a post. Geez Bill, relax man, you’re going to give yourself a heart attack.

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Old Gregg is one of those rare internet phenomenons that has seemed to sweep and firmly stake it’s claim in online culture. I even saw people dressed as Old Gregg for Halloween this last year in Denver. It’s something that kind of runs through our office every once in a while and gets everyone all fired up. It’s just so damn weird that you can’t really ignore it. It’s not the kind of thing that could ever happen on stuck-up conservative American television either and I think that has a lot to do with why young people, specifically in the U.S. just can’t seem to get enough of Old Gregg.

Anyway, I could try to explain it myself but Wikipedia has already done a better job than I could ever do so here is the information from Wiki copied directly from their entry on Old Gregg:
Old Gregg is a fictional character portrayed by Noel Fielding. He was created for the “The Legend of Old Gregg“, a 2005 episode of the TV series, The Mighty Boosh. He later went on to appear in the 2006 stage show, The Mighty Boosh. The name of the character is derived from an incident where a friend of Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding’s, while at a festival in the middle of the night, heard someone yelling “I’m Old Gregg!”.[18]

Old Gregg is a transsexual merman who occasionally refers to his vagina, which emits a blinding light, as his “mangina.” He inhabits a cave below the lake in a village called Black Lake.[19][20] Old Gregg is fond of Baileys Irish Cream, as well as being a keen watercolour painter.[19] He owns The Funk, an extraterrestrial covered in teats which lactates liquid Funk.[19] Old Gregg is in love with Howard Moon; singing a song with him entitled “Love Games”, chronicling his obsession and Howard’s reluctance, and later proposing to Howard.[21] A deleted scene from “The Legend of Old Gregg” documents many rumours about Old Gregg, including his cannibalistic nature, and his age at over 1,200 years old.[22]

Old Gregg is first seen in the 2005 episode, “The Legend of Old Gregg” in which he meets and falls in love with Howard; who is then rescued by Vince. Old Gregg then joins Howard in the 2006 stage show, after tracking him down and having himself delivered in a box, where they sing a rendition of “Love Games” and are later seen kissing.[5] Old Gregg last appeared in deleted scene from the 2007 episode, “Party“, disguised as a woman who has taken a liking to Howard.[23]

You can read about the program “The Mighty Boosh” at Wikipedia and find all you need to know about Old Gregg there as well. Just scroll down to ‘G’.

I had to post this on a Friday. It’s the perfect Friday blog entry. Enjoy. I love Old Gregg.

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The ‘Refacing Government Tender‘ series on Flickr just killed me. Someone went in and refaced 1, 5, 10 and 20 dollar bills with drawings over the faces of the presidents on the bills. It’s a brilliant idea and the results are hilarious.

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Every once in a while you read a story that makes your jaw go slack. Well, here is one of those served up just for you.

Back in the late ’90s, pop-culture aficionado Bill Geerhart, was unemployed but still had a lot of twisted ideas running through his mind. So, out of sheer curiosity he decided to launch a letter-writing campaign to some of the most infamous people in the country. The catch you ask? He posed himself as a curious 10-year-old boy named Billy.

Surprisingly responses poured in from the likes of Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Oprah Winfrey, Janet Reno, Judge Clarence Thomas, Larry Flynt, Arnold Schwarznegger, Charles Manson and Richard Ramirez (the night stalker).

Apparently the convicted killers all responded promptly with letters ranging from sensible to not surprisinginly, criminally insane.

Radar Magazine recently asked Geerhart to send follow up notes and yet again many of the correspondents replied promptly. You can read the rest of the story here at Radars website and you can also skip straight ahead to the letters here.

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This is a little anecdotal, not exactly design related but a friend pointed this video out to me the other day and it totally fried my brain. It runs on a little long but this kid must have spent about 8 hours a day for a year practicing this routine. I don’t know whether to cheer for him or cry for him.

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A coworker was kind enough to send this my way today. The geniuses behind one of my favorite television shows ever, Southpark, have launched a site that is still in beta mode where you can watch every episode for free.

Better still, you can also create a Southpark Avatar of yourself. You just gotta love the internet.

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I just stumbled across this post on Geekologie about rejected Star Wars Promotional Products and had to link it. There is just too much good stuff in there to ignore. I would totally have purchased a Death Star grill. How could that possibly have been rejected for mass production? What a shame.

You can see the first page of rejected concepts here and the second here.

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I honestly can’t say, even after reading the explanation for it, that I really understand what Erotic Falconry is or why it even exists. Seriously though, sometimes you don’t need to understand something to appreciate it. Sometimes sheer strangeness just cuts straight through the need for intellect into the lust for something truly radical. And you can quote me on this, there is something kind of radical about Erotic Falconry.

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Well this video has been circulating around the internet and it is sparking a lot of curiosity. In the video Tom Cruise espouses his views on Scientology to the Mission Impossible music, which gets a little grating after a while. I hate to bash on other peoples religious beliefs but I think this is an unusual case since Cruise is such a high profile individual and doesn’t seem to be shying from media attention on the issue. I found the video fairly creepy but it’s hard to know exactly what he is talking about. I think what ups the creepy factor is his intensity.Anyway have a look and form your own opinion.

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