This is a photo taken of me when I was 14. It was taken at the social nudist club to which my family belonged, in a quiet area of bushland, and I was nude. It was part of a photo-shoot by a fellow member of the club who was a serious hobby photographer, I gave my permission for him to… Read more →
This post is cross-posted at Shakesville. [image source] From a CyberPsychology & Behavior issue earlier this year: “Gender Swapping and Socializing in Cyberspace: An Exploratory Study” [fulltext PDF available free]. The goal of this small online survey was to examine issues around gender swapping in MMORPGs (massively multiplayer online role-playing games). MMORPGs include such games as Everquest, World of Warcraft,… Read more →
This Otterday shot comes from yeimaya at Flickr. Feel free to cap it, if you’d like this to be a bit more interactive. The ROLFbot is a handy tool. Share this post? Related posts: Otterday! Otterday: Caption This! Otterday! Otterday
Last year the Guinness book of records set a challenge for runners – complete ten marathons in ten days and get in the records book. Lots of runners found the challenge motivational, and a few completed the challenge in 2007, the inaugural year. Many more decided to give it a go this year, and lots of them took the opportunity… Read more →
Firstly, how creepy is the company logo? Secondly, this interview shows that they’ve actually been around since last year, so it’s not new-new. Thirdly, let’s give this chap Eric Holzle credit for at least renovating the old idea of computerised dating with an actual physiological test on top of the clichéd questionnaire. CSI and its ilk has done a very… Read more →
I’m pretty sure anyone who has ever worked at an emergency department knows what jolted me about this image. It took me quite a while to figure out what the advertisers were actually getting at. I wonder if anyone in the ad department saw what I saw? If so, brrrrr. [via copyranter.] Share this post? No related posts.
If you’re not already reading Photoshop Disasters, go and check it out. Here are a few recent splorfs. I tried to narrow these down to a top three, and totally failed. It’s worth going to the originals, for the larger versions and for the commentary and comments. And also so that you can subscribe. Blown pupils usually means brain stem… Read more →
Mr Incredibubble: His name’s Justin, and he’s cool. I’ll post some of my photos once I’ve got them Flickr’d. Here’s some of my photos below – the grey sky was actually terrific – apparently the bubbles sparkle much more on a sunny day, but you don’t get the same vivid iridescence and strong reflections in the bubbles. Sticking my head… Read more →
Things Younger than John McCain Anyone else seen any new snarkery around the intertubes lately? P.S. I took this shot on the weekend, of a bride slowly and oh so carefully picking her way through muddy ground to get to where the photographer wanted to take some arty shot. Why do people let wedding photographers bully them like this? Where… Read more →
Yahoo! News China has this photo of a police officer in an emergency shelter breastfeeding an orphaned baby. Heartbreaking, but somehow hopeful as well. So many babies must have no one there at all; this baby is lucky, in one tiny way, at least for this captured moment. The Google-translated text reads: Naima disaster areas orphans of police May 16,… Read more →
It’s Otterday again! From Cute Otters.
Some soap pictures for you! The first is a couple of well-cured soaps from a few months ago. I like this photo because it shows the extreme ends of the range of textures achievable in handmade soaps. The purple soap dusted with gold mica shows the texture of a rebatched soap, if I don’t plane the edges after hardening. I… Read more →
Shots from Mother’s Day lunch in the Lower Blue Mountains. Below are close-ups of part of the view from their back verandah. [first image of the series in the Flickrstream] [slideshow] The cold snap the last week and the mellower weather since has not only produced the most vivid red and claret leaves seen for quite a few years, but… Read more →
Zoe had some sort of collision with a crystal ball and ended up liveblogging Tonight’s Budget Speech last night instead. So the plan is: Print out Zoe’s post. Make a large jug of something reprehensibly alcoholic Sit in comfy chair with printed post and pencil to hand, with jug and glass in easy but stable reaching distance Switch on Lefty… Read more →