Monday, 4 November 2013
quote [ Octogenarian Yusuf Alchagirov of the tiny Russian republic of Kabardino-Balkaria initially attempted to stab the bear with his knife, but the beast swatted it away with ease.
The 80-year-old then proceeded to Plan B: Headbutting and kicking the bear.
This time, the animal swatted Alchagirov away, hurling him off a nearby cliff. ]
Sorry, Vladimir. Until you do this, I will no longer look upon you as a badass.[humour] [by granitewitch@11:23amGMT] [+2 Original] [19 comments]
Let the Chuck Norris jokes begin.
Sunday, 3 November 2013
quote [ Cyber criminals are planting chips in electric irons and kettles to launch spam attacks, reports in Russia suggest.
State-owned channel Rossiya 24 even showed footage of a technician opening up an iron included in a batch of Chinese imports to find a "spy chip" with what he called "a little microphone". ]
In Russia, TV watches YOU!
[by granitewitch@5:48amGMT] [+5 Interesting] [3 comments]
Tuesday, 9 July 2013
quote [ Some people have a legitimate reason to feel depressed, but not me. I just woke up one day feeling sad and helpless for absolutely no reason. ]
Part two is in extended.
WARNING: if you have depression, approach this carefully. I for one can't read it all the way through as it gets me close to the edge of a very bad time.
[art] [by granitewitch@7:19pmGMT] [+8 Repost] [76 comments]
Monday, 17 June 2013
quote [ we face every challenge, no tone is too high for us, no lip is too hot and no music is too inferior.
you can see our music and you can smell the stage performance. ]
Okay, so they're actually Austrians rather than Germans, but still...
[music] [by granitewitch@11:46amGMT] [+7 Good] [16 comments]
Thursday, 21 February 2013
quote [ Tourists staying at a Los Angeles hotel bathed, brushed teeth and drank water from a tank in which a young woman's body was likely decomposing for more than two weeks, police said. ]
I just returned from LA a little over a week ago. Fortunately I didn't stay in this hotel.[by granitewitch@12:49pmGMT] [+6 WTF] [45 comments]
How the FUCK could they not have noticed and investigated this?!?
Tuesday, 25 December 2012
quote [ "...and we started wondering, What does Satan do on Christmas? So we wrote a song about it..." ]
I tend to take a satirical view of Christmas this time of year, so I thought I would start a Christmas humor thread. Take it and run with it.
[by granitewitch@3:29amGMT] [+3 Good] [16 comments]
Sunday, 14 October 2012
quote [ ...my feet are tired... ]
I've been traveling a lot the past few years, and now my home is over in the Middle East. I've been sharing these photos with family and friends, and now with you lot as well.[by granitewitch@10:04amGMT] [+10 Interesting] [41 comments]
Unworthy self link, I know. But this is a truly weird place and I'm having a blast.
Oh, and keep an eye on it- I'll be posting more pics and some videos as well. I shot a few short clips on the way to Abu Dhabi yesterday.
Wednesday, 22 August 2012
quote [ But the president even went a step further last week during his trip to Iowa, revealing to a voter that his campaign bus was stocked with beer that is brewed in the White House. Obama officials have long been tight-lipped about the home-made beer that is reportedly made with honey extracted from the White House gardens, but now home-brewing enthusiasts are hoping to force their hand. ]
Right, let's see Mitt top that.[by granitewitch@5:07pmGMT] [+10] [127 comments]
Thursday, 16 August 2012
I'm about to move to UAE. As I understand it, they're pretty harsh about what websites you can visit while you're in their country. Not that I surf loads of porn or anything, but I suspect that sites such as this one will be blocked over there. Can anyone tell he how to get around this?[sci&tech] [by granitewitch@9:22pmGMT] [+7 Interesting] [76 comments]
Also, does anyone in here have firsthand knowledge of UAE? What am I about to walk into?
Monday, 25 June 2012
quote [ Behold: The Edible Glass Potato Chip
This chip is stunning. It's see-through like no other food. It has the distinct crunch and flavor of a potato chip, but in an unexpected space-age form. ]
We need a food category for our posts, dammit...[art] [by granitewitch@6:24pmGMT] [+10 Interesting] [37 comments]
I want to add food coloring to them to make stained glass chips, and maybe try adding some Tabasco and other flavorings as well.
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