Category Archives: thought provoking stuff

This week’s Avoid Spikes comic now online!

In this week’s ‘Avoid Spikes’, Foxx takes a little time out to meet a tiny creature.

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This week’s Avoid Spikes comic now online!

In this week’s ‘Avoid Spikes’, we examine subtle ways to tell if your life is perhaps not where you hoped it would be by now.

Can’t Dance, Won’t Dance…

We can’t dance to save our lives, but it doesn’t matter, it will save the woooorld! All rise for Matt. If you want quality dancing, look elsewhere. http://www.wherethehellismatt.com/ – yes, he’s still going!

Can you identify this street art?

Who made this piece of street art, why, and what does it mean?

Why our world may actually be nothing but a hologram

Some clever folks have done SCIENCE! in their BRAINS and have come to the conclusion that we may be living in a hologram. Or something. Apparently. Truth be told, we’re not really sure.

Proof that DARPA works on scary shit, but can’t keep secrets.

In a shocking moment of openness, not-so-super-secret military think-tank DARPA reveals that it is working on synthetic life-forms. But not laser-wielding cyber dinosaurs.

Sand Animations by Kseniya Simonova

Kseniya Simonova is a Ukranian artist. Using a giant light box and music, she paints animated stories in sand recounting the invasion and occupation of Ukraine during WWII. She won Ukraine’s Got Talent 2009. Singing jackasses need not apply. The story starts with a couple on a park bench, followed by the chaotic invasion, morphing […]

Science, Carl Sagan and dancing weasels, oh my!

Carl Sagan, Richard Feynman, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye and Stephen Hawking set to music, beautifully. Oh, and some weasels.

New Avoid Spikes comic now online

This week, we mark Remembrance Day.

New Avoid Spikes comic now online!

40 years ago today, something rather stellar happened.

Nixon’s failed Apollo moon landing speech

Richard Nixon had a speech drafted in case the Apollo Moon landings failed, and this is it.

Geek time!

dogsounds towers is awash with geeks. Here’s a couple of treats for your inner geek.

Why do you play?

I examine why I play the video games that I do, and invite readers to tell their stories.

Life after people

Life After People is an arresting film examining what would remain to tell our story if human beings simply vanished from existence.

Setting up home in the uncanny valley

More film of Boston Dynamics’ BigDog – a robotic pack-horse designed for the military. They killed Bambi!!

Frost/Nixon: the real Watergate interview

David Frost interviews former President Richard Nixon in one of the most powerful and important political interviews of the Twentieth Century.

New Avoid Spikes comic now online!

In this weeks’ ‘Avoid Spikes’, Foxx decides to prepare in case Yellowstone erupts and wipes out civilisation. Like you do.

End of World nigh. To be held indoors if raining.

dogsounds notices that tinfoil hats are twicthing about seismic activity in the Yellowstone Caldera, and investigates what might happen if the old girl decides to erupt.

My family war story

So, I have been watching lots of documentaries over the last week about Armistice Day and World War One. And seeing so many War Cemeteries got me to thinking that neither I, nor anyone in my family, has ever visited the graves of my grandfather or great uncle, both of whom lost their lives in […]

What we owe

A very special issue of “Avoid Spikes”. Some things must never be forgotten.