Saw this over at Boing Boing and had to post. Peter Cook was always a hoot. This is from, of course, the Peter Cook and Dudley Moore film, Bedazzled. Remade more recently in a Brendan Fraser and Liz Hurley film with the same title.
Friday, July 8, 2011
|I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that.|
Since we got it, I've read some articles and have seen demonstrations of more advanced uses of the Kinect. Apparently, the system is much more powerful than current commercial applications demonstrate and can be hacked to perform new, more advanced functions. I imagine Microsoft has plans to make this a more generic interface, probably for use in operating PCs and even networked home devices.
Anyway, here's the latest example of fun things to do with the Kinect from our friends in Switzerland:
Via Popular Science.
Thursday, July 7, 2011
THIS FILM HAS BEEN EDITED AND FORMATTED FOR THE URKOBOLD'S VIEWING PLEASURE. PLEASE WATCH IT IN ITS ENTIRETY IN THE COMFORT OF THIS BLOG:
NOTE KUBRICK'S USE OF LIGHTING IN THIS FILM, ALONG WITH THE AUTEUR'S SUPERB USE OF WATER TO EMPHASIZE THE BOUNCINESS OF THE ACTRESS. THE URKOBOLD ALWAYS TOLD STANLEY THAT HE MISSED OUT ON A VERY LUCRATIVE CAREER IN THE PORNOGRAPHIC ARTS.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Later, loser. Fired. Again. Not clear at this time whether his dismissal was related to his use of call girls.
Naturally, his next move will be to run for political office. I understand there's an opening in the House for a New York representative.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
A photographer leaves his camera set up on a tripod in Indonesia, and some crested black macaques decide to take some photos (images via The Guardian). Here are some of the better shots:
|Photo of the guy who owned the camera|
|The original caption said "One of the images taken by the macaque using David Slater's camera. This photo was rotated and cropped by the photographer", but I'm thinking the "photographer" was the crested black macaque, not the man who owns the camera|
See the whole article.
Monday, July 4, 2011
From the archives, repurposed for the Fourth of July:
Since all great conflicts have their own drinks, we at Urkobold believe that the impending invasion of Mexico (yes, it's a War for Agave) deserves its own cocktail as well. Therefore, we'd like to poll you, Urkobold's terrorized and victimized readership, for your suggestions. The winner will be noticed in passing by the Urkobold, then forgotten forever thereafter. The only rule is that the drink must include good tequila and, if possible, be red, white, and blue.
Here's the concept as currently envisaged:
Agave Libre (aka The Imbibertarian)
- One part pomegranate juice
- One part fine, añejo tequila
- One part Blue Cura
- Dash of Cholula or other Mexican hot sauce (to symbolize our righteous anger)The drink should be assembled in the order above to get that red, white, and blue effect. At least, that's the plan.