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      CommentAuthorFoamhead
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2011 edited
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    Poster for The Walking Dead on funeral parlour wall
    An advertising firm has apologised for placing a billboard for a TV show called The Walking Dead on the side of a funeral parlour.
    The unintended, "unfortunate juxtaposition" caused raised eyebrows in Consett, County Durham.
    The roadside advert for the Channel 5 post-apocalyptic drama has since been removed from the exterior wall of the Co-operative Funeralcare premises.
    An alternative poster has been pasted in its place.
    A spokeswoman for Clear Channel, the firm responsible for the billboard, apologised.
    "Clear Channel apologises for any offence caused by the unfortunate juxtaposition of this advertisement, which was certainly not intended," she said.
    "We arranged to have it moved right away and it has now come down."

    [edit: Just found this while trawling io9]

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    The Lord of the Rings: an allegory of the PhD?

    The story starts with Frodo: a young hobbit, quite bright, a bit dissatisfied with what he's learnt so far and with his mates back home who just seem to want to get jobs and settle down and drink beer. He's also very much in awe of his tutor and mentor, the very senior professor Gandalf, so when Gandalf suggests he take on a short project for him (carrying the Ring to Rivendell), he agrees.
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      CommentAuthorsneak046
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2011
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    Dismantling the Space Shuttle Program, A picture gallery at The Atlantic:

    I find this one particularlty heartbreaking:

    Technicians complete the removal of main engine No. 3 from space shuttle Discovery using a specially designed engine installer on a Hyster forklift. (NASA/Jim Grossmann)
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      CommentAuthorAlastair
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2011
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    we're just going backwards....
    • CommentAuthoricelandbob
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2011
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    Warren needs to get this as a Pet for Lilith....

    • CommentAuthorcardo
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2011
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    http://www.aintitcool.com/node/49273

    OOH OOH AAH AAH!!
    Rise of the Planet of the Apes!
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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2011
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    • CommentAuthorValente
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2011 edited
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    • CommentAuthorTimbo
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2011
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    Run for the hills everyone the Zombie Apocalypse is upon us.....possibly

    • CommentAuthorTimbo
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2011
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    I am so slow I would get bitten very quickly...

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/blog/2011/apr/12/zoology-infectiousdiseases?INTCMP=SRCH

    I can never get the link bit to work
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      CommentAuthorsneak046
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2011
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      CommentAuthorMorac
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2011
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    Never thought I'd see an article that linked my allergy of cats to my dislike of rollercoasters.
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      CommentAuthorgroonk
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2011
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    @Vornaskotti: Ninja do it better.


    Or when ninja are not available, Dolphins!


    @Yoav: That film has been finished for a while now. Around the time they were going to release it, Gibson had his regularly scheduled freak-out.

    @Vornaskotti: I disapprove of your Batman trailer.

    @DJ Stawes: I dare not try.


    I'm pretty damn sure this is old but I like it. So yeah.

    Starbuck drinking Starbucks with Starbuck at Starbucks.


    The @DeathStarPR Twitter is crossing boundaries. http://twitter.com/#!/DeathStarPR/status/57930657053155328 You can't take the sky from me!

    Trolling The Master
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      CommentAuthorMorac
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2011
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    Creating a top 40's pop song in 8 hours. Not as hard as you think! (And I'm pretty sure you don't think it's that hard)

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    So...Kids in the Hall predicted Glenn Beck?

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    Squee? Squee. SQUEEEEE!

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      CommentAuthorgroonk
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2011
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    @Lemon Laser Betty: Yup. Beck owes Foley royalty checks. And from what I hear, the poor guy needs the cash.
    • CommentAuthorDC
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2011 edited
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    Lovecraft Lego
    Lovecraft Lego house! WANT!!!
    • CommentAuthorDC
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2011
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    Also,
    monkeys ridding dogs.

    You're welcome.
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      CommentAuthorCOMTE
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2011
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    Dang Valente, and here I just bought a Martin Backpacker Acoustic, because I wanted something light and portable to practice with while on business trips - now I want one of these!

    On the bright side, I'm guessing it's going to be while before they go into mass-production...