A first and last post about Euro’08. The Making of…

..the new Europass hi-tech ball. Im not a big follower of football (ok…soccer) but i found this video quite captivating. Its a small documentary film on how they make these new super dooper bendy wendy europass wonder balls. And that ,ladies and gentleman, concludes about:blanks coverage of Euro 08! via

Another practical use for Lego?! Brick repair work.

What better way to use lego bricks than to patch up proper crumbling brickwork…gives the place a bit of colour doesnt it! This work was done in Bocchignano, Italy, a village close to Rome, as part of the group project “20 Eventi”. Its called “Dispatchwork” and was created by Jan Vormann.via

Steven Seagal returns as The Cockpuncher!

Today sees the release of the eagerly awaited “The Onion Movie”. The Onion is featured quite regularly here at About:Blank so you guys should love this. It features our favourite (after Chuck of course) has-been action heroes, Steven Seagal in a self-mocking sketch called “The Cockpuncher” and Melissa Cherry, a Britney Spears style teenybopper with… Continue reading Steven Seagal returns as The Cockpuncher!

50 slices of cooked bacon crammed into a tin!

How were we ever going to resist bringing this to your attention! Its ready cooked bacon in a tin! Apparently it used to be available years ago but was shelved…well, its back! The bacon comes wrapped up in a roll of greaseproof paper jammed into the tin. Over 50 slices of the stuff! More than… Continue reading 50 slices of cooked bacon crammed into a tin!

Extreme Acupuncture in China

In a bizarre publicity stunt in homage to the legendary character from Clive Barker’s Hellraiser (not really), Dr Wei Sheng stuck 2008 needles into his head… It was a publicity stunt to celebrate the forthcoming Olympic games in Beijing. (Obviously!). Dr Sheng’s latest stunt was not the first time he had gained notoriety for sticking… Continue reading Extreme Acupuncture in China