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Rumpus Linky

First up, a notice – many local readers will recall the spectacular Rumpus parties of previous years. d3vo is not hosting one in 2010 (and we missed 2009 too) because he’s getting his DJ on at a gig called Speed of Sound. Friday June 4th, free entry, scratch that rumpus itch!

Now, some linky.

Bus driver gets a birthday surprise. (First seen via Hamish R, rapidly propagating across the internets because it’s lovely.)

Real-life Iron Man suit. And real life Captain Nemo’s Nautilus. In my day we just built Airfix models.

How recipes should look

25 photorealistic drawings made with a BIC ballpoint pen (warning: a few drawn boobs, still probably safe for work) (via Adrian Parker)

Furry Like Me: investigative journo takes on furry subculture

I Judged A Book By Its Cover (via Suraya)

Schoolkid-built robots perform to “Robo Boogie” by Flight of the Conchords (via Simon Carryer)

Experience 1970 through a JC Penney catalogue *shudder* (via bartok)

America’s ten most corrupt capitalists

And finally… U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan remake the video to Lady Gaga’s ‘Telephone’. Joyous. See it to believe it.

{ 10 } Comments

  1. Andrew (Bartok) | May 21, 2010 at 8:58 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the linkage! 🙂

  2. samm | May 21, 2010 at 10:18 am | Permalink

    “In my day”? Pah, some of us still build airfix kits! The hobby is in something of a golden age at the moment, with more diversity and subjects available than at any time in its history.

  3. Malc | May 21, 2010 at 10:40 am | Permalink

    You know, despite my time in NZ, I never made it to a Rumpus. Damn.

    But those kids are outstanding. And those guys in Afghanistan should get a medal of some kind. A big, sparkly medal.


  4. Malc | May 21, 2010 at 10:41 am | Permalink

    Samm: You finished the Hustler, yes?


    Hanging fighter planes from his ceiling (metaphorically).

  5. samm | May 21, 2010 at 12:21 pm | Permalink


    Yup indeedy, a little over a year ago 🙂

  6. Pearce | May 21, 2010 at 4:34 pm | Permalink

    I am slightly disappointed – I expected something rather different from Samm’s Hustler pic.

  7. Karen | May 21, 2010 at 9:06 pm | Permalink

    Your bus driver linky made me cry…

    Good linky today. Thank you Morgue!

  8. Karen | May 21, 2010 at 10:27 pm | Permalink

    Oh yeah… and I had a 197o-type Raggedy Ann doll when I was a kid in the 70s 🙂

  9. Scott A | May 25, 2010 at 6:12 pm | Permalink

    Hmmm, I need to track down that forum thread where Adam Savage (from Mythbusters) called the guy who made the Iron Man a suit an asshole. It was fun (and totally deserved).

  10. dritchie | May 27, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Permalink


    “Your work is lovely. Dedicated. Fun to look at. But here you are, pages later, defending that chip, and sounding like a ******, and quoting your own press release.”

    (I believe the censored word is “douche”.)