1954 Karlsson Cat Levitator

Flickr user Mr. Thinktank posted this “invention” for levitating cats.

Cats love anti gravity. I bet you didn’t know that. This device was invented by Swedish immigrant Per Karlsson in the early 50s, and a small series was produced in Wellington for a while. But people didn’t go for it as much as Karlsson had hoped; maybe because they didn’t fancy having the cat hover around too much. In case you’re wondering what the little cap with the “antlers” is the cat is wearing on its head, it’s the mind reader. The cat steers the machine with her thoughts, because, how else would she.


China bans Time Travel

It’s the basis for some of the greatest sci-fi moviesof all time — The Terminator, Back to the Future, Black Knight, just to name a few.

But if you ever find yourself in China wanting to check out what Bill and Ted were up to last week, forget it. Time travelling is banned.

Tales of the Blue Clown

New, ongoing story to be posted weekly, or whenever the hell I feel like it really. When all is said and done, it should run about 20 parts… Hope you’ll check it out…



My initial instinct was to let the whirlpool take me away into cocoon like nether regions of the slumbering void, deeper and deeper down the drain until nothing was left of me but perhaps a faint ghost or shadow of my flickering memory. Like Alice I would go down the rabbit hole only to reemerge who knows where. When the realization of absolute nothingness set in, I began to struggle for my life, a fish caught in a net with no chance of escape, a firefly trapped in a mason jar. Despite all the mystical powers and tricks at my disposal, it wasn’t every day that you were caught in the dominant grasp and raging tide of a spiraling Black Hole at the center of the universe.