Chatroulette’s NSFW Horrors, Lost Cast Arrested and Olympics Geekery

OLYMPICS:
Can’t get enough of the action in Vancouver? Even if you’ve had it with the Olympics, you probably can’t get enough of the ladies. So delight in this handful of desktop wallpapers handed down to you from the ancient Greeks. You can pick a sweet design showcasing your favorite event, or you can just choose a hot lady Olympian of the day. You can’t go wrong.

Still haven’t had enough? Check out these scientific explanations of the Olympic events, equipment and strategies. How does the physics of bobsledding work? Why are skis designed like that? Though I’m not sure all the physics in the world could make me believe that ice dancing is a sport. I’m only just warming up to curling, ever so slightly.

CHATROULETTE:
Chatroulette, a strangely primitive but kind of brilliant social media site, is stirring up a lot of controversy. Created by a 17-year0old with too much (just enough?) time on his hands, Chatroulette couldn’t have a more apt name. Go on the site, click “play,” and you are instantly paired in video chat with a complete stranger. Don’t like what turned up? Click “next” and instantly cycle to the next weirdo, unspeakable part of the anatomy, or oh-so-quirky individual just like yourself.

Try it out at your own risk (!) and see what horrors or happy surprises await! This photo from the occasionally hilarious Tumblr “Catroulette” captures the weirdo essence of the site perfectly. Well, almost perfectly. Chatroulette is NSFW and likely Not Safe For Home either. You’ve been warned.

BLACK HOLES:
Someone is always trying to shut down my Number #1 Favorite Thing Ever, the Large Hadron Collider. I hate them for suggesting that the LHC might “destroy life as we know it” or “create a black hole with unknown consequences” that would “likely kill us all.” Where’s your sense of adventure, guys?!

SCI FI MUGSHOTS:
You couldn’t make this stuff up. Check out these totally amazinghilariousterrible mugshots from all kinds of celebs who’ve starred in geeky films and tv shows.

Seriously, Hawaiian authorities must have their hands full with half the fucking cast of Lost running around like drunk tropical douchebags. And considering how big the cast is, they might need to think about expanding their detention facilities. Also can we talk about how Robert Downey Jr. was “arrested for driving naked while ‘throwing imaginary rats’ out a window.” No, really. And David Bowie is such a gentleman. Who looks that hot in a mugshot? Who?!

Y: THE LAST MOVIE:
Brian K. Vaughan might not be pleased, but his fans certainly were when a leaked version of the script for the upcoming film adaptation of Y: The Last Man turned up the interwebs. Vaughan’s graphic novel portrays a fascinating post-apocalyptic world in which a mystery disease wipes out half of mankind, specifically the half with a Y chromosome. Hopefully the film can do the comic justice for all of us Y fangirls.

GAY CAPRICANS:
If you haven’t caught Caprica yet, Sam Adama’s character is yet another good reason to check it out. The show’s great for sci-fi haters and non-haters alike. Adama, played by Sasha Roiz, is not only a totally awesome Tauron mafia strongarm, but he’s gay-married on the show!

You know what’s great is that I think it’s a wonderful addition to the character that he’s gay. But the thing is, on Caprica, there’s no discrimination as far as the sexes or sexual orientation. The discrimination is more cultural. We’re more discriminated against as Taurons as anything else. As a matter of fact, the word gay wouldn’t even be used on Caprica because it’s not an issue. It’s a completely normal way of life. You love who you love.” – afterelton.com

Not only that, but he’s covered in these awesome “traditional” Tauron tattoos. Some of the tats even relate to his on-screen hubby! And Sasha Roiz ain’t so bad lookin’ in a fedora.

AN OTTER A DAY:
No internet meme can make me happier than a good old-fashioned photo of an otter. Seriously, check out The Daily Otter for some of the best otter shots around. There are other otter enthusiasts out there, right? Thanks, Associate Editor Sarah-Otter-Lover-To-The-Max!

AUTOTUNED:
Today is the day. All of your dreams have come true. You can now translate your favorite websites into music. Go type in Autostraddle, close your eyes and imagine a strobe-lit club filled with babes and glitter and booze. And while you’re at it, check out Tone Matrix, another playful and  innovative insta-music site!

G-SPOT:
This is weird and I don’t know what to say about it, to be honest. It’s a computer mouse that’s supposed to look like a vagina. I just… I just don’t know why.

DRAGON BEAT:
Oh hai there tiny dragon. You’re much smaller, cuter and less able to fly than I was led to believe, but did I mention you’re adorable? Maybe I’ll put one of these babies (or like, a bunch of them) in my pocket and go watch How to Train Your Dragon. ‘Cause it looks awesome.

CHILD’S PLAY:
Apparently Mattel decided that the world needs a  “computer engineer” edition Barbie. Because female geeks should have body issues, just like everybody else. It’s a hard call, but the new Barbie just looks like a phone sex operator to me.

While you’re at it, just buy this instead: the Ironman version of the classic anxiety-inducing terrifying-if-you-think-about-it surgery game. Because who wants to touch the organs of a creepy naked guy with a bowl haircut? I sure as hell don’t.

DIABLO III:
Blizzard just revealed some sexy character classes for Diablo III. Get ready! The female barbarian and female monk are totally hot and gay for each other. Isn’t it obvious? Look at this haircut.

In other Blizzard news, the Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty beta is alive and kickin’ and it looks pretty sweet. Screenshots don’t lie.

ASSKICK:
There’s a new (red band) trailer for Kick-Ass, the movie adaptation of Mark Millar’s comic series. Is it safe to get excited about this movie even though McLovin is in it?

ZELDA LATTE:
Tired on your long quest for the triforce? If you’re feeling weary forget the great fairy; stop in at Ye Olde Hyrule Starbucks and order one of these babies. Try demanding one from your local barista and see what happens! Because Zelda nostalgia and caffeine combined are truly the way to a woman’s heart.

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33 Comments

  1. If anyone lives in NYC or Brooklyn and is too scared to try it alone (understandably) the awesome bocce bar UNION HALL in BK is having a ChatRoullette night on March 1st (Monday).

    info:

    MON 3/1: 7:30pm / FREE
    CHAT ROULETTE
    In the age of technology, you can talk to anyone at anytime. With Chat Roulette, you can take a gamble and interact with random people all over the world. We invite you to join this experiment and experience what can happen when a room full of people interact with the other side of the camera! Take a gamble with us. Bring masks or fun props or just yourselves!

    http://www.unionhallny.com/calendar.php

  2. HYRULE STARBUCKS?? Oh my god. I never ever get tired of Zelda references. Or otters.

    Speaking of otters, Laneia if you read this, that photo up there would be perf for our new meme. He looks like he is not going to take any shit today.

  3. This isn’t really related to anything, but seeing “NSFW Horrors” in the title of this article made me want to vent about something…

    So, today I found out that from next month my work is going to start filtering the URLs we browse. I check autostraddle and it’s going to be blocked because they’ve categorised it as pornography! So I went through a few sites in my gay bookmark list, and there’s a couple of others that have bizarrely got labelled porn, including the gay film reviews at kensain.com and gaelick.com (irish lesbian new site). I mean ofc autostraddle gets me wet, but come on, this isn’t porn!

    Getting incensed, I check out the same sites on other webfilter DBs, and they all come up with sensible classifications like alternative lifestyle or arts.

    I know that a lot of people are blanket banned from browsing the web at work. I would mind that a whole lot less. But instead it seems like our web access is going to be subject to a mildly homophobic (or at least seriously misguided) database.

    I tend to drink more tea than coffee, but I think I need many zelda-themed beverages to cheer me up.

    • I am so glad that I work at a computer place and so porn has to be like REALLY PORN GUYS before they even think about banning it. But we’re also allowed to look at a bunch of social networking sites that most people aren’t at work, so IDK I AM JUST LUCKY.

      Anyhow, my condolences on your lame-ass webfilter because seriously, if I didn’t have Autostraddle I’d probably just straddle some piece of machinery inappropriately to try and fill the void.

      • Hmm, good thinking, I could go straddle some servers. I did remark to a mate that I wonder if there will be outbreaks of sexual violence at work because of the repression.

        The thing is that there are some really dodgy sites that aren’t filtered at all! I really feel like having a teenage tantrum about it.

        The feedburner link to autostraddle isn’t caught though, so I think I’ll still be able to get RSS updates, which will be like tantalising me with snippets of forbidden fruit.

  4. How fascinated am I by the LHC? Umm, lots. : )

    My brother-in-law is a particle physicist, and his work is with the LHC, so he has to fly out to CERN a few times a year so that he can be there in person to meet with other people working on it. Whenever I see him, I always end up discussing his work with him, and I’ve asked him a few times if it could actually cause black holes. I don’t get all of the physics at the level that he does, but I know enough that his explanation makes sense and he’s not just humoring me to hide a cataclysmic event or anything.

    I feel like as long as it’s running, there’s always going to be rumors of that sort about it though. It’s a bit more exciting to imagine black holes happening than particles that are created and last like, less then a nanosecond. I found this article http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1937370,00.html a few weeks ago that shows some of the more random stuff that people come up with about it though!

  5. Otter?
    AS, you’re a bunch of lovable weirdos.

    Omg the song that came up for autostraddle.com is great.

    I just spent at least an hour playing with the ToneMatrix. No joke.

    Dragons, bro?! Where the fuck was I when this happened?!

    Wait wait wait! *dramatic record scratch* Okay, homie, no, like really. Bro. This barbie… How did I KNOW they were going to put glasses on her? Did they get this idea from Taytay Swiftingon? I mean. Okay, like wtf? Clearly I can’t articulate at this moment. And they programmed her to say “math class is tough”?! Wtf? Jigga what? *sigh* Phone sex operator barbie FTW.

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