Sideswipe
A daily look at life's oddities by Ana Samways

Sideswipe: Something for the weekend

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Billboard 'vandalism'. Photo / Supplied
Billboard 'vandalism'. Photo / Supplied

Political: A group of artists from around the world are protesting against the strict branding regulations for the London Olympics, by "vandalising" billboards.

Tweet of the week: "Dear guy named Nicholas who works in social media: You left a notepad in a Zipcar. Also, this seems like a bad idea..."

Picture this: A truly wondrous collection of awkward pregnancy photos.

Trends: Where are you on the Global Fat Scale?

Video: These Piranha scissors are awesome....

Quick click: Today's 50 Shades of Grey gag.

Music Interlude: Stray Cats - Rock This Town (1981)

Sports fans: NZ On Screen has a wonderful collection of Olympic archive footage here.

Cool: Noisy Typer is an application for Macs that makes your computer sound like an old-school manual typewriter with carriage return!

Video: The art of over-dubbing boring infomercials ....

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