Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Euthanasia Roller Coaster

Euthanasia is an interesting subject, both the ethical side, and the mechanism. How would one kill themselves in a nice way?

Julijonas Urbonas at the Royal College of Art has created the Euthanasia Coaster. This is a Roller coaster where the rider is subjected to a negative ten gforce for one minute resulting in the brain being starved of oxygen and the death of the riders. I am not sure wither one minute is enough to kill someone, but I am sure Julijonas has done his research. The riders would experience a feeling of euphoria as their brains are starved of oxygen. And I think this is a very interesting art project. Roller coasters try to terrify riders with sirens and warning singes as they queue for a ride, but here we have one that I am sure most of us wouldn't want to take, but it's design is simple and elegant. And I am sure if it was built, it would be ridden.

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Sunday, September 25, 2011

DragonCon 2011 Cosplay Montage

I want to do some cosplay, but I have no idea what to go as. I am held back by my indecision because of the time it will take me to put a reasonable costume together.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The US Military's Don't Ask Don't Tell Is No More

Don't Ask Don't tell was a compromise between throwing gay service people out of the military and allowing them to service. Gays where allowed to serve as long as they where closeted. Some seen this as an evil policy against gays, but the policy has now been repealed. I hope this goes some way to promoting equal rights in the US as I believe that most straight people assume that everyone around is strait except for the rare few. We know that more than 7% of the world's population is gay and that means that if you are in a room with fifteen other people, then there is a good chance that one of them is gay.

I thought the news of DADT would be met with quiet applause, but many gays in the military have been coming out and have been celebrating with a flurry of YouTube videos. AreYouSuprised has been doing videos anonymously on YouTube about being gay and in the military. The first video where we get to see his face, was posted two days ago where he comes out to his Dad.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Random Fact

There isn't a video on YouTube of someone popping a pimple.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Saturday, September 03, 2011

George Did It AGAIN!

I have mostly been on the fence about some of the changes George Lucas has made to Star Wars over the years. Some I have liked like the removal of the black boarders around some of the special effects and the updated Wampa Feading Scene. And others I am very much on the fence about like the updated Sarlacc Pit. However now with the BluRay Release Of Star Wars, Lucas is adding some extra dialogue to the scene where Darth Vader kills Emperor Palatine. This scene was perfect before, the silent defiance was all that was needed, but now Lucas has Darth Vader saying "No!"

There has been some leaked audio of the 'NO!' and WideAsleepFilm has edited it together with a copy of the scene. I think it's a crime against good cinema and something that shouldn't have been changed, but see for yourself.