What I’ve found online this week

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The Internet is full of pornography weird and wonderful things, and when you spend as much time on the Internet as I do, you’d be amazed at what crazy stuff you can find.

Take this crazy French guy for example. Gerard Brion has spent the last fifteen years crafting a replica of Paris out of rubbish… which should make it amazingly life-like as the place does smell like wee (and please note, that was not me trying to say ‘yes’ in French). Ok, that was a bit harsh and as we discovered the second-time round, Paris does have some stunning areas and Brion’s tribute is pretty impressive… read the full story here.

Then there’s the Trons. The Trons are a completely self playing robotic junk band made mostly from old computer and mechanical parts and play original songs using an array of old amps and instruments. Music and robots… two awesome things separately, but combine them… and well, this is what you get.

Now onto another thing I like – superheroes (ok, now I know that I’m showing my true geek colours in this post by mentioning musical robots and now superheroes… all that I need to do now is mention zombies and I’ve hit the trifecta)… but really, if you like quirky humour, you should check-out Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.

Dr. Horrible is the brainchild of Joss Whedon (creator and head writer of the well-known TV shows: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel and Firefly) who felt that something productive should come out of the US writers strike.  With so much talent sitting around doing nothing, he teamed-up with some family and friends (all of whom volunteered their time for free) and wrote, directed and produced the short, 3-part online superhero spoof – Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog!

If you have a spare half-hour, watch all three episodes as they are really, really good (if you like that sort of thing).  But make sure you do so soon as the episodes were only going to be online for a short time and after being taken down once (and brought back again by popular demand), I’m not sure how much longer they will be available for.

Now I’m off to do some database updates for a client and finish off a few other work tasks that I didn’t get through today.

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