David Hasselhoff comes to town – Right, what better way to start than with a bit of The Hoff? Just in the same way that everyone tuned into Celebrity Come Dine With Me just to catch Michael Barrymore cause ‘hilarious’ calamity – or was that just me? – so even those with no interest in Britain’s Got Talent shall surely be riveted to the screen to see if the legendary Baywatch and Knightrider star really is as mad as a box of frogs that are all tripping on acid and simultaneously suffering space dementia on a perilous (and pointless) amphibious mission straight to the heart of the sun. (For more about the show visit STV’s Britain's Got Talent programme site.)
Royal Romance (found by Danny Livingston) – On the subject of insanity, what sort of madmen could possibly try and mash-up Lady Gaga with the Royal Wedding? Some things should surely never mix. (Like Liz Hurley and Shane Warne.) But somehow The Other Guys have done a fine job. In case you didn’t spot our earlier article about it, here’s the St Andrews-based a capella act adapting best song of all time Bad Romance to fit into the theme of Will and Kate’s upcoming nuptials. Awwww...
Rube Goldberg Photobooth – I’m not exactly sure how they could incorporate a photobooth like this in your local train station, but by goodness it’d be worth it. Wouldn’t it? It’d certainly make that interminable wait for your snap a whole lot more pleasant, I can guarantee that much.
Sewing Machine Orchestra (found by Angus and Maeve Dixon) – Ever been sewing to yourself and thought “Hmm, if I get eight of these machines and then use electronic wizardry to set them off at various interludes, I could create a sort of brutal cacophonous orchestra with which I CAN TAKE OVER THE WORLD?” No? Well, you’re not Martin Messier then. As Angus pointed out, given that Martin’s using old Singer models, perhaps he could play a gig at the site of Singer's now long gone sewing machine factory in Clydebank? (Which is now apparently the site of the Clyde Shopping Centre.)
Girl makes wise move, joins the Dark Side – The Jedi Training Academy at Disneyland, pah! Fortunately this youngster makes the right move in these times of strife and woe and famine and earthquakes and all sorts of other horrors, and decides that she’d rather bow down and serve Darth Vader. Obviously that’ll never happen, though a career as a lawyer or estate is most certainly assured if she attaches this clip to her CV. Ha!
Mallorca Lee shows us the 12” truth (found by Colin McKellar) – You may think DJing or producing music merely involves pressing play and nodding your head in time with the beat, but Mallorca shows us different in this inspired effort to promote his podcast (which apparently features “the best in Trance, House and Techno”). Ah, a bit of Rocky music never goes amiss, but if I didn’t know better I’d have said there’s a stunt double involved somewhere along the way...
The Snowboarding Sasquatch – It’s a man in a sasquatch costume snowboarding. What more really needs to be said about this? Hopefully next week we’ll have Nessie wakeboarding, but until then this’ll just have to do.
Goalie scores goal from 80 yards (found by David Paton) – Steve ‘Hutchie’ Hutchison, goalie at the time for best team in the history of humanity Ross County (don’t let the league position fool you), once did the same sort of thing against Dundee reserves. I wasn’t there to see it, and regret my absence to this day, but think it probably went something like this. Except way better, obviously. Oh, and without the goalie then getting booked for whipping his top off – the air's a bit chillier in the Highlands than it is in Paraguay.
Bit Socket review – Scotland has provided some great sardonic commentary on video games in the past, including Consolevania (which featured Robert Florence who’s currently starring in BBC Scotland comedy Burnistoun), Dominik Diamond who of course hosted Gamesmaster, and now Bit Socket, who don’t appear to be taking their reviewing roles too seriously. The guys have most recently reviewed Yakuza 4 – though I suspect it was all just a ruse so they could get their tops off in the middle of Glasgow. Don’t they now that’s what drunken Friday nights in the city are for? Oh well.
Time-lapse flight with the Northern Lights (from Boing Boing) – Finally, something purdy to make you wonder at the beauty of the world, and definitely believe that there must be an omniscient, omnipotent being responsible for it all. (At least until you remember about Katie Price.) Anyway, ooh, aah...