Blackadder in Colditz Castle idea revealed!


From British comedy Guide: The idea of setting a new version of hit sitcom Blackadder in the German prisoner-of-war camp Colditz Castle has been revealed. The show’s producer John Lloyd revealed that he and star Rowan Atkinson had the idea of making either a new series of the show, or a feature film, based around […]

They want to do *what!?* to the Great Barrier Reef?!!


Dear Avaazers, It would be hard to make this stuff up. Australia’s legendarily irresponsible mining industry has a new plan: while the planet faces catastrophic climate change, build the world’s largest coal mining complex, and then build a shipping lane to that port straight through the greatest ecological treasure we have – the Great Barrier […]

Naval Scuffle US+Canada – Joke


From Buckle up, Bitches:   This is the transcript of a radio conversation of a US naval ship with Canadian authorities off the coast of Newfoundland in October, 1995. Radio conversation released by the Chief of Naval Operations 10-10-95. Americans: Please divert your course 15 degrees to the North to avoid a Collision. Canadians: Recommend […]

Music for Tripping on: GOCOO


I would like to take this opportunity to sing the praise of a Japanese percussion band, called Gocoo, whose performance I had the pleasure of witnessing yesterday in Ghent, where the 170th ten-day cultural festival “Gentse Feesten” is drawing to a close. The band consists of ten or more drummers, most of which are female and […]

Spirit Message of the Moment – Love Springs Eternal


LOVE SPRINGS ETERNAL “The foundation of a solid relationship is one of the joys of a happy life. In the beginning of love, lovers see the best, unflawed version of each other. They are focused on the intense emotion and exhilaration of being in love. As love matures, lovers see each other with their eyes […]

Crossed the 100.000 Page View Mark!


According to the flag counter on Ralphie’s Portal, we have just crossed the 100.000 mark for page views. Why this does not correspond with our official site statistics from WordPress I do not know, but what the hey… I am happy as a pig who is wallowing in his own droppings! But definitely less smelly. […]

Got Plastic? How Trashing the Planet Destroys Animal Life


By Akanksha from The Flaming Vegan.com: The wonderful tales of Mother Nature are best told with the sounds of the ocean waves and the innocent sounds of birds. Little do we know that for every picture we steal from these beautiful places we leave plastic pieces of ourselves in these places; unknowingly these little pieces when […]

India Bans Captive Dolphins!


From I fucking love science: This makes India the fourth country to ban keeping of cetacean species in captivity, after Costa Rica, Hungary, and Chile. They went even further than the others though, and stated that: “Whereas cetaceans in general are highly intelligent and sensitive, and various scientists who have researched dolphin behavior have suggested […]

Job Ad… – Joke


From cheleshere on ExperienceProject.com: A man goes into the Job Center in downtown Denver and sees an ad for a gynecologist’s assistant. Interested, he asks the clerk for details. The clerk says, “The job entails getting the ladies ready for the gynecologist. You have to help the women out of their underwear, lay them down, […]

Astronomers Witness Birth of Milky Way’s Most Massive Star


From http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/07/130710062240.htm July 10, 2013 — Scientists have observed in unprecedented detail the birth of a massive star within a dark cloud core about 10,000 light years from Earth. The team used the new ALMA (Atacama Large Millimetre/submillimetre Array) telescope in Chile — the most powerful radio telescope in the world — to view the […]

Saying Goodbye to Dad…


I’ve just come from hospital, where my father is fighting a losing battle against the big C. I needed a breather. Isn’t cancer a bitch? It robs people of their dignity and reduces them to a state of defencelessness, much like an infant or even worse. It’s horrible to see him waste away in pain. […]

Abducted by the Flying Spaghetti Monster, 1951


Originally posted on God Shmod:
Illustrator Al Feldstein was divinely inspired to paint this piece of pastafarian religious artwork for the cover of the July, 1951 issue of Weird Tales, decades before the Flying Spaghetti Monster was revealed to the rest of humanity. Truly, he is a prophet! A 2005 artist’s replica of the painting sold at auction in 2008.…