1. ‘I’m fascinated by the emergence of 3D bullying,’ I said here two weeks ago, ‘mostly because we can’t possibly imagine all of the applications it will have in the future.’ A fortnight on and I’m remembering my own repeated adage that every new technology brings with it great benefits balanced with terrible, terrible applications. Case in point: this 3D printed gun. Which actually, terrifyingly, works. (via Diane Ademu-John)
RT @Lawrence_Miles Guilty pleasure: the commentary of a match in which one of the players is called “Ono”, and has missed the goal four times in a row.
RT @shanedunlop When more than a minute of silence passes while two men watch women’s gymnastics, things have officially gotten weird and/or creepy.
RT @robdelaney The most depressing sport to watch is Water Polio
4. Kiese Laymon has had four guns pulled on him in his life. In this brilliant and compelling piece for Gawker entitled “How To Slowly Kill Yourself and Others In America”, he reflects on the road he almost travelled. (via Mel Campbell)
RT @AlbertBrooks It wasn’t the Chinese swimmer’s race that made people question. It’s when she won the Tour De France.
5. I’m trying to curb by Doctor Who obsession on here, but I’m not trying that hard. Since the early 1980s, there’s been ongoing speculation that the Doctor will one day be played by a woman. But what if all the previous Doctors had been women? These speculative illustrations are, astonishingly, non-creepy. (via Steven Moffat)
RT @neiltyson Just an FYI: If you removed all veins, arteries, & capillaries from your body and laid them end to end, you will die.
6. It’s like a dog show on acid! Actually, it’s literally that. A reporter for Vice took LSD and then reported on the Westminster Dog Show. Not terribly funny, but pretty interesting! (via Michelle Felix)
7. If you can manage to not die by 2045, you might just be able to achieve immortality. That’s the hope of Dmitry Itskov, who is working with Russian scientists to create a way to upload our brains into computers so we can live forever. For those of us who love our technology, this is the logical step up from performing the physical act of love with our iPads. Which I assume everyone else does as well. (via Melanie Sheridan)
RT @nedroid When you name a kid “Pruneface” he doesn’t really have a lot of job options beyond Dick Tracy villain
9. This is the most awesome potentially-lethal maze ever created! Artists Marcos Saboya and Gualter Pupo have created a maze out of 250000 books. The real twist, of course, would be if one of the books was about how to solve mazes. (via Exit)
RT @VaguelyFunnyDan Kanye West is still mad about that tornado dropping my house on Kanye East.
10. I hate putting ads on here, but this made me laugh too much. We know that the UK loves their crime shows featuring rough cops in English hamlets, but what happens when Charlie Brooker writes one? Enjoy the trailer for A Touch of Cloth. (via Ben C Jenkins)
RT @ieatanddrink I’ll bet the 1st guy with surround sound got so sick of explaining what surround sound was he just threw his hat in a fucking river
Now I’m popping back down to Melbourne to spend my weekend mainlining sixteen films at the Melbourne International Film Festival. It’s okay, I’ve left the 6:30pm slot on the Friday open in case I need a break.