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Sticky Nips

June 12, 2013 9:21 PM

Sticky nips is not real. Is it???

I first saw this shown on The Gruen Transfer. It’s a pastie that a woman would place over her nipples to make it look like her nipples were erect. I’m trying to figure out the target market for this thing. Is it for women who want to have that raisins-trying-to-escape look but who do not want to endure cold air on their chests or who are too poor to afford ice? That’s a very specific demographic.

Also I did not know that there are women who would consider this a good look. Yeah sure I guess this can be a fun novelty thing for couples but that’s not what the ad is going for. They are actually suggesting that you as a woman would want to have your high beams on in public, where people will stare at them. Not just on a date but in serious board room meetings where I guess people should really be paying more attention to your nips than what it is that you are presenting. Way to break the glass ceiling! You go girl!

I am not making this shit up. Watch it below. :mrgreen:

p.s. The site is defunct. I can’t even buy it for erm … research purposes. *ahem*

How to watch The Daily Show and The Colbert Report in Australia

August 14, 2011 12:32 PM

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert

Update 25 Nov 2015 – this loophole that allowed the old method to work has now been closed. So here’s the new method below.

  1. Create a free TunnelBear account:
  2. Install the TunnelBear extension for Google Chrome.
  3. In Chrome, turn on the extension and then visit the video page.
  4. As soon as the video starts playing, turn off the extension so that you don’t use up your free monthly bandwidth allowance of 500MB.

Old method below for reference only

If you are a fan of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report living in Australia, you can either watch it by subscribing to Foxtel or you can watch the clips online after it has aired on Foxtel. This was a fair situation I thought. But this appears to have changed. Now, you can only catch the shows on Foxtel – the online clips are no longer available to Australian fans and from what I read on the show’s forums, to all fans outside of the United States.

This is not the first time that it has happened either. It does not make sense that they would do this once, reverted back to the status quo and then revoke access again. What has changed? They are not saying. Currently the thread on the forum about this issue runs 15 pages long.

“Video unavailable from your location”? – The Daily Show Forum.

However a fan had posted a good workaround on page 3. And this is it:

  1. Use Firefox and install an add-on called “Modify Headers“.
  2. Using the add-on, add a header of “X-Forwarded-For” with a value of “″ or any IP that you know is an IP address in the US.
  3. Set the add-on to be “Always on” in the Options.
    On the Firebox button (big orange one) click on Options – Add-On Bar, then click on the Modify Headers icon in the Add-On Bar (bottom-left corner) and select “Start”. (thanks to helpful comment from Annoyed below)

And say goodbye to this … :)

The Daily Show - video unavailable in your location

The Colbert Report - video unavailable in your location

I love vintage songs

June 29, 2011 3:59 PM

I heard Dean Martin’s rendition of “Memories Are Made Of This” used in an RAC insurance TV ad and loved it. It was apt and they don’t make songs like these anymore. I couldn’t find the TV spot so the above will have to do.

I then got thinking of how vintage songs have been used in my one big love: video games. And here are my favourites.

Polly Scattergood’s cover of “New York New York” in a trailer for Crysis 2.

B.o.B’s take on the same song, in the launch trailer for Crysis 2.

“Ain’t That A Kick in The Head” by Dean Martin, used in a trailer for Mafia 2.

Johnny Cash’s cover of the folk song “God’s Gonna Cut You Down”, used in the launch trailer for Splinter Cell: Conviction. Bang bang.

And my top 2 are both from the two Bioshock games released so far.

“Dream” by the Pied Pipers, used in the Sea of Dreams trailer for Bioshock 2.

“Somewhere Beyond The Sea” by Bobby Darin used in the launch trailer for Bioshock. <3

The story of my love life in a comic

August 22, 2010 4:06 PM

Selina stumbled upon this awesome webcomic called Happysad, done by a Belgian by the name of Jeroen Vanstiphout. And I love it! He depicts situations that speaks to me greatly because check it, this is what my life is like currently with respect to love and relationships:

  • Plentiful female friends. Platonic. Bang balls.
  • Not only that but they are also quite attractive. I’m not bragging. Like all of them. Which adds to my frustration. Bang balls.
  • All the nice girls are taken. So far anyway but I’m working on this one. But still … bang balls.

The following two strips describe my love life or lack thereof in a nutshell. So yeah what is it about me and married women, or otherwise unattainable ones?

At a recent party

If I wasn't married, I would like you

And not that I mind that they are good looking and all that but it does makes me wonder about what I’m missing out on …

Like fish in a sealed off barrel

Me and my harem

And this one describes my coping mechanism to a certain degree: writing emo posts, dance music and err … pharmaceuticals. Remember kids, drugs are bad, mmkay? ;)

Rave on

Dance music makes me happy

I have now trawled through his entire archive and I even donated to his tip jar. It’s that good. Go read. :)

How to Talk to Girls

December 3, 2008 10:17 PM

Alec Greven is 9 and already knows what took me 34 years to know about women. He wrote an essay called “How To Talk To Girls” as part of a creative writing exercise in school which impressed his teacher and principal. They then suggested it be published which it was.

He based his writings on his observations of boys and girls in school and on the playground. Some of his gems include:

  • “Comb your hair and don’t wear sweats. Control your hyperness (cut down on the sugar if you have to). Don’t act desperate.”
  • “It is easy to spot pretty girls because they have big earrings, fancy dresses and all the jewellery … pretty girls are like cars that need a lot of oil.”
  • “Sometimes, you get a girl to like you, then she ditches you. Life is hard, move on!”

Smart Alec’s the compact Casanova of Colorado … at 9 – Sydney Morning Herald – Books – Entertainment

The boy’s a pimp. :mrgreen:

Wow. Just wow.

November 19, 2008 11:43 PM

It’s not everyday that I get to see stories about three such outlandish and twisted crimes on the front page of a news site. And all with the same theme. Check them out.

Grandmother ‘hacked husband to death’ | National News |

A grandmother hacked her 71-year-old husband to death with a machete because she thought he was seeing other women, a court has been told.

Kamalavati Sundar, 70, pleaded not guilty in the Supreme Court jury in Brisbane today to murdering her husband Ram as he slept in their Woodridge home in December 2005.

Mr Sundar was found lying face-down in bed with at least 14 machete wounds to his head and the top of his arms, prosecutor Angus Edwards told the court, the Courier-Mail reports.

Driver convicted for penis in pasta jar | National News |

A man caught by police with his penis inside a pasta sauce jar was still pleasuring himself while resisting arrest, a court has been told.

Sex with girl, 10, was consensual, says accused man | National Breaking News |

A 21-year-old man says he’s innocent of alleged sexual offences against a 10-year-old girl because the acts were consensual.

The magistrate responded: “It can’t be consensual if she’s a 10 year-old girl.”

This last one above, the seriousness of the case notwithstanding – I can just imagine the magistrate’s face when the accused said it was consensual. Hahah!

Barack Obama likes pie

November 13, 2008 10:09 PM

So it’s been one whole week since Barack Obama became the 44th President of the United States, and the first African-American to do so. And for a very short while there, late night TV show hosts and comedians were probably wondering how they can make jokes about the new president without being racist or offensive about it.

Well, they didn’t wonder for too long. :mrgreen:

And here’s another good one touching on white liberal guilt, except now that there’s a black man in the White House … it’s black people’s turn to be condescending and patronising. Heh.