An amazing comic that tells a story in only nine words

In just nine words and a well drawn comic, the author /u/tysmurph tells a compact and potentially amazing story. It reminds me of Hemingway’s story in six words: Who is the boy, why is he there, what is the monster he came from? The author submitted it because he was thinking of making a comic, but with the following and support he’s got now it would surprise me if he didn’t follow it up. I would read it.

I’m thinking about making a comic, so I drew this test panel [OC] from comics

Virtual Reality porn isn’t working for male performers

Tracy Clark-Flory, Vocativ on how, for the males in POV VR porn, it’s hard as hell to actually do the… thing under the constraints it gives:

This is why Shreddz is one of the very few male performers who can film virtual reality porn — or, more specifically, virtual reality porn that is shot from a male point-of-view. In these shoots, the camera rig is typically placed within inches of the guy’s face, so as to eventually create the illusion for a headset-wearing viewer that they are occupying his body. That illusion not only requires blocking the male performer’s view, but it also necessitates that he remain largely passive. Too much touching, thrusting, or talking on his part is thought to take the viewer out of the sensation of being in the scene.

If NASA made alternative band covers it would probably look like the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird pilots in pressurized uniforms

From /r/Historyporn (Part of the SFW porn network so don’t worry) is these awesome image of the pilots of the SR-71 ‘Blackbird’1, the recon jet that could go above Mach 32.

SR-71 Pilots in Pressurized Uniforms, 1980’s (Blackbird pilots) [2048×928] from HistoryPorn

And credit for the title:

  1. It’s even on my Christmas list? 
  2. “If a surface-to-air missile launch was detected, the standard evasive action was simply to accelerate and outfly the missile.” lol op. 

Why the Hollyweed sign was not done by a pot smoker

So you’ve probably heard by now, on the first day of 2017 someone slightly modified the famous Hollywood sign to Hollyweed. It was a good way to start the new year, after 2016 had brought so many famous people deaths1. But why? The first and most obvious indicator would be a weed user, wanting to spread the good vibes to all of us.

But doesn’t that seem a bit too… simple? Using hard hitting investigative journalism which has been described2 as “Pushing the standard of what investagative journalism should accomplish”, The Awl‘s Christina Friar tells us why it’s not possible that it’s a weed smoker behind the playful vandalism in her award winning3 article, There Is No Way A Weed-Doer Was Behind The Hollyweed Sign:


To commit this crime, the artist had to scale a fence and avoid the razor wire to then climb a mountain in the dead of night while being closely monitored by surveillance equipment and executing a premeditated crime that largely hinges on dexterity and accurate positioning of large textiles. This is a coke project if I’ve ever seen one, or an amphetamine project. Those are the people awake and willing to start a new activity at 3 a.m. on January 1. The potheads all zonked out on Brian’s couch at 10:30 to New Years Rockin’ Eve, they’ll hear about Hollyweed in the morning.


  1. Personally I thought 2015 was worse, as a lot of more important people died. Spock, Christopher Lee, Terry Pratchett, Monty Oum. Nerd people. People important to me. 
  2. By me 
  3. The ‘It made Jackson laugh quite a lot after too much tea’ award. 

Nekopara OVA Kickstarter fully funded while charity sits at only 10% of goal

Anime Maru telling it like it is:

Sekai Project, the publisher of visual novel Sakura Spirit among other quasi-erotic anime games, had recently launched a Kickstarter on the 28th of December with a base goal of $100,000, with the promise of an OVA adaptation of Nekopara, Sekai Project’s most popular series featuring catgirl maids. Surprisingly, the project reached its audacious objective within a mere hour, and as of the 31st, sits at a whopping $425,000 with more than 30 days left in the campaign.

Meanwhile, a concurrent global fundraiser established to finance a charitable project is struggling to gain appreciable support. The project’s primary objective is to create cost-effective shelters for the homeless, but an arduous three months of campaigning has only accumulated just under 10% of the $1 million minimum goal.

I can’t help but feel this piece is judging the anime community…

The Chart of Cosmic Exploration wallpaper

Kottke a week ago alerted us to the Chart of Cosmic Exploration, a chart which “traces the trajectories of every orbiter, lander, rover, flyby, and impactor to ever slip the surly bonds of Earth’s orbit and successfully complete its mission — a truly astronomical array of over 100 exploratory instruments in all”. And during my many reddit travels I came across a wallpaper version. I’m such a big visual data nerd this is going straight in my wallpaper folder.