Dudes, that’s not how anagrams work!
Is that BAD or GOOD? We don’t know what to think! TELL US WHAT TO THINK, SCIENTOLOGY.
Our advice to anyone who fancies doing that is to also Google a few other websites about the religion as well, as it’s not exactly uncontroversial.
You can have a Scientology wedding now. They streamed the first one (in February) on the internet and everything!
A science fiction writer who adapted it from a profitable self-help course he basically started because his science fiction wasn’t very popular.
According to founder L Ron Hubbard, the problems of the world are all to do with Xenu, an nasty-sounding alien dictator who brought billions of his people to Earth 75 million years ago, made them stand near volcanoes, then blew them up with hydrogen bombs.
The souls, or ‘thetans’ of these unfortunate aliens hung around here because they were bored, or something, and apparently are the cause of pretty much everything that ails you.
Luckily, Hubbard had just the way to fix it, with his brilliant new religion (and books, available now)!
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Wonder no more: Tumblr user Syntax Bitch has made a series of GIFs of the drawn characters morphing into their human equivalents, and they’re all incredibly pretty:
We’re not entirely sure why comics Hulk is turning into movie Bruce Banner, rather than movie Hulk. Oh well. At least movie Iron Man has better facial hair.
Given that Nick Fury in the more recent comics was actually designed as Samuel L. Jackson, it’s not entirely surprising that they look alike. We are, however, glad that movie Hawkeye doesn’t look like his drawn character - yikes, that flat-top!
We’re also impressed by how much Cobie Smulders looks like Maria Hill - lovely casting work, right there.
* Ok, comics pedants, not the original characters but the versions from Marvel’s Ultimates spin-off from c. 2002.
Via Felicity Morse
For years (theoretically since 2006!) you’ve had to just grit your teeth and bear their asinine political commentary, boring food updates and vaguely racist ‘banter’.
Muting has been a popular option on Twitter owned Tweetdeck, and third-party apps, for a while now. Over the coming weeks it is being rolled out for all users on web Twitter, and on the official iPhone and Android apps.
No, no we wouldn’t, BBC.
Well, probably not, because it didn’t happen, despite the best efforts of the Press Association’s New Media division, which created Ananova in 2000.
She was 28 years old, 5 foot 8 inches tall, and loved Oasis and The Simpsons. A mixture of Posh Spice, Kylie Minogue, and Carol Vorderman, she’s basically the ideal woman, right? Here she is talking about someone’s fiancee, for some reason:
Her lovely voice reminds us of Captain Janeway from Star Trek Voyager.
Like the Glasgow record company that tried to peddle a virtual popstar called T-Babe, a lonely 18-year-old who liked “cybo-funking”.
Let’s all go CYBO-FUNKING in the Uncanny Valley!
By that point the site had been bought by mobile network Orange, and was mainly notable for collecting offbeat news stories - this element was merged into the main Orange website in 2010, where you can still read about naked table-tennis players and watch GIFs of animals.
Whatever will they think of next?