Hello internet friends,

when I saw this headline I was this close to just shutting down my computer and go for a walk: Kalashnikov takes on Tesla with retro-look electric ‘supercar’
I’m a bit lost for words. On the one hand: lol. On the other hand: I kinda want one of those. (More than a Tesla, that’s for sure.)

Huh, who would have thought? STEVE the aurora isn’t an aurora, after all
With a name like this one would have thought STEVE the aurora is an aurora.

We have to pay the bills here at the Irregularity Media Empire, so here it goes:

Ad for MasterClass: Depression

I wasn’t a gaming console person back when this game came out but even then I’ve seen this game and played it quite a lot. (Disclaimer: I sucked at it. I’m still pretty bad at video games.)
An Oral History of ‘GoldenEye 007’ on the N64 is still a very fascinating look behind the scenes of this still iconing game.

That’s all for now. Take care, have some tea.


Hello internet friends,

today I have just two links to articles for you – but don’t despair! (At least not because of the lack of articles.) I also have two links to two other newsletters that I quite enjoy.

I’m honestly not sure I could take this, but hey, more power to you, dude from The Guardian: I watched Nicolas Cage movies for 14 hours straight, and I’m sold
14 hours is long. I mean, when I can avoid it I’m not even awake this long.

I’m pretty sure I don’t agree on everything he’s saying, but it is worth reading anyway: In Conversation: Penn Jillette
And then maybe look up a few of the Penn & Teller acts on YouTube, it is quite fun to watch. (So are some of the Fool Us candidates. Some are just weird and there are only so many card tricks one can watch.)

Now I might have linked to this one before, but it is again and again a great ressource: the newsletter (and website) The History of the Web. If you’ve been a web nerd through most of what he talks about or if you’re new to this stupid medium you’ll learn something for sure.

If one would be nasty, one would call The InnBox a travel blog/newsletter. But mostly it is well-written reviews of pretty accommodations with nice photos and all in all it is just a delight.

That’s it for this week, go back to your television or whatever it is that I’ve just interrupted.

Fall From Grace

Hello internet friends,

my computer told me that it has been too long since I’ve send you an email and because machines rule everything, here I am again. It’s also not 30°C+ in the evening anymore, so I guess summer is over. (Hint: it’s not.)
(You want to know how I knew it was time to write again? Chrome auto-complete listed before and that made me kinda sad.)

One of the questions that I really thought needed solving: “Where is Waldo?” I mean, who really knows where that bugger is at any time? Now we can use the same technology that will soon track us to send personalised ads into our eyeballs and find us at any time in any crowd on a fun children’s book! Isn’t that sweet? There’s Waldo – a robot that finds Waldo.

You might have read that paragraph just now and wondered – what do you mean, personalised ads into our eyeballs? Well… how long until stuff like Magic Leap will be small enough to fit into normal glasses and not make us look like dorks? (Google Glasses, I’m looking at you.)
Well, and until then, here’s an actually fun review of the Magic Leap glasses: Magic Leap Headset Test Drive: Off Your Phone and Into Your World (It’s at The Wall Street Journal, so you know you won’t be able to read it unless you’re a subscriber. But fear not: neither did I and the fun video is still outside of the paywall.)

Think about bicycles. Could you draw one?
This dude here asked random people on the street to do exactly that. And then he rendered the best answers as if they were real: Velocipedia.

Once a year McDonald’s has this weird Monopoly game where you might win a free cheeseburger if that’s your thing and maybe, just maybe, you might win a big cash prize.
For a while these big cash prizes went to the friends of one dude and this is a pretty amazing story which would have made a great season of Fargo or a great Elmore Leonard novel: How an Ex-Cop Rigged McDonald’s Monopoly Game and Stole Millions

Did you actually think things would get better after the summer break? lol. Here, have some chicken diapers.