Thursday, October 08, 2009

And Some More Random Links

Yay for lazy blogging!

Top 10 Funniest Google Suggest Results: Fun with google's autocomplete function. People certainly search for some odd things.

10 Science Fiction Concepts Ruined by Human Nature: This is from some kind of testosterone-soaked "stuff for guys" site, and it's frankly kind of vulgar. And some of it's a bit WTF-y. But they're absolutely right about the flying cars.

New Doctor Who Logo: The BBC has just announced a new logo for Doctor Who, and here it is! I'm a bit "meh" about it, myself, but maybe it'll grow on me. They've also provided a look back at past logos here. Ah, nostalgia!

Regretsy: A collection of appalling, and I do mean appalling, handicrafts offered for sale on the web. Seriously, some of this stuff will scar you for life. I'm only linking to it because I want companionship in my trauma. Warning: NSFW. May cause brain leakage, eyeball bleeding, and loss of faith in humanity.


  1. You can't trick me on that 4th one... David and Jim have pulled that one too many times.. trick me once shame on you, trick me 72 times, shame on me.

    So which logo do you like the most?

    I never lived the balloon logo (my sister called the 1980's one that). I liked actually the 3rd doctor's one a lot and the diamond was always the classic. The last 2 I haven't really liked much..

    Looking at the new one.. I like it more than the last couple but less than the diamond or the 1970's green one.

  2. I'm very attached to the diamond, myself, although I admit that may well be more from nostalgia than because it's a brilliant design.

  3. Boggle.

    I may be way behind the times, but my current favourite google thing is something that someone mentioned today at work: try googling for 'recursion'.

  4. *tries it*

    Oh, that's cute. :)

  5. I'm not in love with the new logo, but I think the quality and content of the show is a heck of a lot more important. My personal favorite, if only for its sheer '80s cheesiness, is the Seventh Doctor's logo.

  6. Yeah, the logo is hardly the most important thing.

    I'll admit to a certain fondness for the McCoy era logo, myself, although I'm honestly not at all sure if that's despite the 80s cheesiness or because of it. :)

  7. Thanks for the link for Regretsy, Betty. I'm offended, laughing so hard I can't breathe AND afraid to go to sleep.
    I totally stole this to post on Facebook. :)

  8. It is sort of compellingly, hilariously horrific, isn't it? :)

  9. It's interesting that the link to your 10 sci-fi concepts was blocked by the powers that be at my employer, but I was able to find out exactly what made the Regretsy NSFW.

    I, too, like the diamond logo most because of nostalgia (and because it's cool). As far as the new one, I like the left side but not the right. My rule for DW is, "Thou shalt not mess with the appearance nor the sound of the TARDIS."

  10. You would have been so much better off the other way around. Web censor software is really, really stupid. :)

    And I agree about the logo. It's the funky little TARDIS thing that I'm not sure about. It's a little too... something.

  11. If they've changed the logo, does that suggest that they're going to muck about with the theme tune yet again? That's much more important.

  12. I don't think I've heard anything about whether they are or not.