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Burger King’s Windows 7 Whopper

To celebrate the release of Windows 7, Japanese Burger King franchises are offering a Windows 7 Whopper with 7 patties, selling for 777 Yen (CAD$8.92 as of this writing), available only for the next 7 days. I have no idea why they’re not doing this on this side of the Pacific; I’m sure it would be a big hit:


According to Julie from ObjectSharp, the Japanese text after “13cm” says “American-size buns”.

[Thanks to Ian Irving for pointing this to me!]

This article also appears in Canadian Developer Connection and Global Nerdy.

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Japanese Cross-Dressing Bassist of the Day

The anime-girl outfits that the YouTube user “hjfreaks” wears may be a little off-putting, but if the bass tracks on these video are really of him playing, he’s pretty good:

Sometimes a guy wants to take a break from blistering bass runs and just dance:


Muscle March: Weirdest Videogame of 2009

This article also appears in Global Nerdy.

I think we’ve got an early contender for the title of “Weirdest Videogame of 2009”: Muscle March for the Nintendo Wii. As if the game weren’t weird enough, the trailer below ramps up the weirdness by presenting it in that oh-so-Japanese style with epilepsy-inducing jump-cuts and a hyper-enthusiastic Japanese TV announcer:

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Pitying the Energy/Mass-Equivalence Fool

I don’t know what the context of this photo is…and I don’t care!



The Definitive Collection Of Awesomely Bad Wolverine Costumes


Dork Shelf, a blog devoted to Toronto and nerd culture points to’s collection of photos of guys in so-bad-they’re-good Wolverine costumes. My favourite one is Jewish Wolverine, complete with adamantium menorah claws.

If you’re looking for costumed adventurers who really are “from the Tribe” (such as Kitty Pryde, mentioned recently in this blog entry), look no farther than Comic Book Religion’s catalogue of Jewish superheroes. The oddest one is “The Acidic Jew”, whose touch can dissolve anything.


Spam Fritters

Package of Spam Fritters on a refrigerated grocery shelf.
Photo courtesy of Miss Fipi Lele.

I like the Hawaiian treat called “Spam Sushi” (it’s properly referred to as Spam Musubi since the rice is salted rather than vinegared), which is probably why I the idea Spam Fritters (“succulent pieces of SPAM covered in a deliciously light and crispy golden batter”) sounds all right to me.

According to this article at, the Spam Fritter was re-introduced to the UK market along with two other spam variants: Spam with Stinky French Garlic and Spam with Bacon. These new products are meant to reach “a younger demographic, as well as satisfying the needs of its core market.”


Caption This Photo, I Dare You

My friend Miss Fipi Lele finds all sorts of great and weird stuff, the photo below included:

A cross-dresser strapped to stretcher is loaded onto an ambulance as a man dressed an as Oompa Loompa and two people in rabbit suits (one comforting the other) look on
What photo can’t be improved by some old-school Oompa-Loompas?

See if you can come up with a caption for this photo and post it in the comments.

My caption would be: “Ain’t nothin’ like the Queen’s Homecoming street party!”