Dragon's Den
Thunka-Thunka-Thunka

So I’ve decided I’m going to start posting more detailed accounts of things that have happened around me. I’ll start this off with one of my earliest tech stories.

Years and years ago, when I was still in high school, I was already doing tech support for my friends. There was this one friend that while wasn’t the smartest, was nice, but broke a lot of things with what he did. This meant that I wasn’t surprised when he called saying that his new comp was having issues.

I went over and took a look at his new computer. This was the time when the case was solid metal, the computer cost more than $4000 and weighed a lot.

His father was somewhat rich and had just bought him the computer, but was also doing work on the house. So when I opened the comp up, I found the insides had been coated with Sheetrock dust. I told him I’d be back the next day with what I needed to clean the comp.

I left and came back the next day and as I walked into the house, I heard a strange noise, it was like thunka-thunka-thunka, over and over. I asked him what that noise was and he said I should be proud of him, he was cleaning the comp himself. I asked him again what the noise was, a bit worried now, he replied that it was the comp going through the rinse cycle.

Now very worried, I told him to show me and he took me to the laundry room and there in a front loading washing machine was the comp going around in the machine. Each time it slammed into the drum it made a thunka noise.

I watched it for a moment before asking him if that how he would clean his SNES, this made him stop and look at me in shock and asked what should we do. I said first we needed to get the comp out and see what the damage was. So we got the machine to drain and spin down and pulled out the machine. I also saw that the metal case of the computer had destroyed the washing machine’s drum. 

So we opened up the comp and found it was basically green soup inside, every board shattered into small pieces. At this point I put the comp back together and began to walk to the front door, this was last straw in a long line of things he wanted me fix that he broke. As I walked toward the door, he asked what he should do and I told him to rebox the computer and send it back to the manufacturer. When he asked me what he should tell them, I waited till I was in the door and told him, just as I was closing the door behind me, tell them that you’re too dumb to own a computer. 

I never spoke to him again.

stringbing:

My 4th year film at cal arts is now online!

A scorpion hating scorpion slaying mouse passes out in the desert, and finds himself revisiting his childhood days through a mirage. Our tiny nomad slowly remembers his origins, and what had shaped him the way he is now.

jordan spamanos - nobody likes a transphobe
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spamanos:

nobody likes a transphobe, a song by me, made with a broken ukelele and a webcam and a converter bc it was a quickie

pasta5284 is your god

ctrayn:

So according to the movie Back to the Future Part II, by the year of our lord 2015 there are supposed to be 19 movies in the Jaws franchise. As of January 2014, there are only 4. I personally see this as an enormous travesty, which is why I’m calling on the internet to rectify this grievous mistake.

I challenge the geek community, the web community, the YouTube community, the film community, the time travel community, the hypothetical Jaws community, and the local community college to answer my call and create 15 new JAWS feature-length movies before October 21st, 2015.

According to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, American Film Institute, and British Film Institute, a feature film has to be at least 40 minutes long. So even if your film is 40 straight minutes of a rubber shark floating quietly in a bathtub, it still fulfills what I am asking of you in the challenge, and it is still probably a more entertaining watch than Jaws: the Revenge.

So grab your camera phones, a bucket, and that inflatable shark you bought at the dollar store, because it’s showtime. Live-action, stop-motion, puppets, pencil animation, CG, piss on film- it doesn’t matter how you create the movie! Just go and make the 2015 of Back to the Future II a reality.

Signal boost, if you please!

kharissaismaple:

macaroni-and-moths:

GOOD LORD THIS IS PERFECTION

tHIS IS PERFECT I’M CRYING I HAVE NEVER BEEN SO PROUD OF MY NATION

kenobi-wan-obi:

bouncingdodecahedrons:

Carl telling us how (not) to science.

"conclusion: dinosaurs" is still my favorite rebuttal to just about anything tbh.

cyrilmusic:

burairium:

theneverendingdrums:

fejes:

peaceloveandbrittana:

this wins over other pro-gay commercials because you had no idea he was gay and then you can’t tell which one is his husband

they are showing them as people

not as gays and straights

fuckin love this commercial

can we just talk abotu the fact that the husbands arent even bringing the drinks over theyre just standing there next to the drinks and chatting

fuckin useless husbands

they are showing anyone can be useless. Even gay people


they are saying that it doesn’t matter if you are gay or straight. You can still be a useless person

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artmonia:

Animatus – realistic skeletons of famous cartoon characters by Hyungkoo Lee

"Animatus“, an amazing series by Korean artist Hyungkoo Lee, who imagined what could look like the skeletons of cartoon famous characters. Skeletons are made of resin on an aluminum structure.

So I got the Bigger, Blacker Box in the mail and the damned thing is as long as my arm, but inside were a few surprises. There were a few dividers of course, some foam block spacers and others things. Though lets start with the foam block space which had this on the front one.

The included white cards, which were cards about boxes, came in this box

The back of which was this

Though once all of that was out of the box, I took my scapel to the inside of the lid and uncovered this little treasure, with silver embossed lettering.