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Fill your mind with treasures both inconsequential and only slightly inconsequential with our weekly round-up of internet oddities.

How do we manage to uncover so many wonders, when we work so hard during the rest of the week publishing nothing but insightful, well-researched serious content?

Trade secret: we employee ex More magazine writers to ghostwrite our articles. Occasionally the odd ‘sex tips to drive him crazy’ post slips through the net, but so far nobody has seemed to notice.

Human After All

Now you no longer have to be a member of Daft Punk to look like you’re a member of Daft Punk. Thanks to the wonderful advancements in 3D printing and pure unfettered nerdism, the retro-futuristic world of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo can be yours.

Follow these instructions and watch this brief making of video to see what you’re letting yourself in for…

Mönsters and Mådmen

Illustrator Ed Harrington imagines a world where the scariest monsters from your favourite slasher movies are available in kit form from your nearest Ikea.

Allen wrench not included, unless already stabbed in your back while walking down a dimly lit hallway.


Hodor. Hodor. Hodor.

Arcade fire

Using films from 1974 to 1994 Huffington Post has crafted this tremendous supercut of how arcade machines have been represented in cinema over 20 years, soundtracked by The Sweethearts’ glorious Burnin’ Through the Night.

Not your Great Grandad's gramophone 

The inspiration for my recent round-up of incredible sound and music sites.

The Over the Hills project involves endless interaction that’s subtly intuitive and some of the most pleasing real-time audio manipulation I’ve experienced online.

Then just when you think it can’t get any better, you find the hidden keyboard.


For those of you who saw and immensely enjoyed Guardians of the Galaxy, here are couple of little treats just for you…

And from director James Gunn…

(Click above to play)

Smooth jazz of thrones

Enjoy this Saul Bass inspired reimagining of the Game of Thrones credit sequence. You should probably pour yourself a scotch too.

Through the Looking Glass

Pop Goes the Penguin is a Tumblr giving classic Penguin books a new pop culture makeover.

Every Mumford and Sons song ever

Which mercifully accounts for just 1:15 minutes.

Hashtag my what?

I’ll mark this as NSFW despite the lack of nudity, violence or swearing... it’s more the sheer amount of bottom wiggling that you may not wish to explain to your colleagues who walk past your desk. 

This is an incredible video which links to your Instagram account and makes your images part of the album artwork contained. Just maybe tilt your screen to the window first.

The Gif Aquatic

Ryan Rumbolt has made these gorgeous Wes Anderson inspired Gifs. 

Can I Play With Madness?

Iron Maiden rocking it with with their bricks out. 

Room to swing a cat

Two bedroom terraced house for sale, £235,000, 83 inches across.  

And to soundtrack the remainder of your day…

Here are the 20 best songs of the last couple of months as picked by me.

That’s your lot for this week. Me and the internet are off to a civil ceremony this weekend (financial print journalism and riot grrrl zines are finally tying the knot). Enjoy yourselves! 

Christopher Ratcliff

Published 5 September, 2014 by Christopher Ratcliff

Christopher Ratcliff is the editor of Methods Unsound. He was the Deputy Editor of Econsultancy. You can follow him on Twitter or connect via Google+ and LinkedIn

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