Star Wars Dolls

April 27, 2008

“The Screw Asylum. I suppose it beats collecting Star Wars dolls”

A recent comment that reminded me that the Screw Asylum has been quiet lately. A quick statistic check shows that hundreds are passing the secure double doors and entering at your own risk every day. We’re all still here and there are plenty of new inmates in the wings waiting to show themselves off. Stay tuned…



May 29, 2007

Good morning Wired Gadget Lab :-) Thanks for dropping by.

Welcome 2:48am, b3ta & Guardian Tech Blog!

May 28, 2007

2:48am, b3ta & Guardian Tech Blog…hey you guys. Thanks to the original linkers and to all the new visitors that are popping by to check out The Asylum. Feel free to bookmark this page and to come back often.

Big Hi To The Something Awfullers

May 28, 2007

Just noticed that there are loads of punters knocking on the Screw Asylum doors from Something Awful’s General Bullshit forum. Welcome you lot. Lot’s of interesting points being made and opinions expressed. I hope you don’t mind me adding a few of my favourite quotes here…

“This might actually be the most boring weblog on the entire internet.”

“I don’t really know what’s going on in there but it’s vaguely soothing.”

“The Internet is full of passionate, quirky people. Righteous.

“No Torx heads? This guy must obviously be some kind of poser.”

“Pretty intriguing if you have little on your mind.”

“Nobody really thinks about screws, and he does a good job making the defects seem interesting. Good for you, screw dude”

Any my favourite so far. Twanki has taken the time to turn Patient 0032 into a tiny cycle rack! Right on brotha! If any more of you fancy doing some photoshop handiwork on the images then be my guest :-)


Just to clarify for the questioners and doubters, all f these screws are original, un-tampered and authentic. They are exactly as they were when I pulled them from the boxes. They are also all deformed screws. None are specialist or rare; all just damaged at the factory. Check the about page for more information. Thanks to those that have bookmarked or subscribed to Screw Asylum; you ain’t seen nothing yet; it’s a huge collection :-) Your friendly Screw Dude!

Welcome Boing Boingers

May 27, 2007

Well, the sharp spike in the stat’s has just got a whole lot sharper thanks to a link-up on the excellent Boing Boing. Hello to you all. Enjoy your visit.

Hello DIGGers, Bifurcated Riveters, J-Walkers & Code Systemsers!

May 27, 2007

The inmates of the Asylum have just noticed a huge spike in the Asylum’s stats over the last couple of days. Looks like Screw Asylum has been linked up and a few great places – DIGG, Bifurcated Rivets, J-Walk and Code Systems, Inc. Thanks for checking in, have a good visit.

Screw Asylum – An Introduction

January 1, 2007



Welcome to Screw Aylum




1. a metal fastener having a tapered shank with a helical thread, and topped with a slotted head, driven into wood or the like by rotating, esp. by means of a screwdriver.

2. a threaded cylindrical pin or rod with a head at one end, engaging a threaded hole and used either as a fastener or as a simple machine for applying power, as in a clamp, jack, etc. Compare bolt1 (def. 3).

3. British. a tapped or threaded hole.

4. something having a spiral form.

5. screw propeller.

6. Usually, screws. physical or mental coercion: The terrified debtor soon felt the gangster’s screws.

7. a single turn of a screw.

8. a twist, turn, or twisting movement.

9. Chiefly British.

a. a little salt, sugar, tobacco, etc., carried in a twist of paper.

b. Slang. a mean, old, or worn-out horse; a horse from which one can obtain no further service.

c. Slang. a friend or employer from whom one can obtain no more money.

d. Slang. a miser.

10. British Informal. salary; wages.

11. Slang. a prison guard.

12. Slang: Vulgar.

a. an act of coitus.

b. a person viewed as a sexual partner.

–verb (used with object)

13. to fasten, tighten, force, press, stretch tight, etc., by or as if by means of a screw or device operated by a screw or helical threads.

14. to operate or adjust by a screw, as a press.

15. to attach with a screw or screws: to screw a bracket to a wall.

16. to insert, fasten, undo, or work (a screw, bolt, nut, bottle top with a helical thread, etc.) by turning.

17. to contort as by twisting; distort: Father screwed his face into a grimace of disgust.

18. to cause to become sufficiently strong or intense (usually fol. by up): I screwed up my courage to ask for a raise.

19. to coerce or threaten.

20. to extract or extort.

21. to force (a seller) to lower a price (often fol. by down).

22. Slang. to cheat or take advantage of (someone).

23. Slang: Vulgar. to have coitus with.

–verb (used without object)

24. to turn as or like a screw.

25. to be adapted for being connected, taken apart, opened, or closed by means of a screw or screws or parts with helical threads (usually fol. by on, together, or off): This top screws on easily.

26. to turn or move with a twisting or rotating motion.

27. to practice extortion.

28. Slang: Vulgar. to have coitus.

—Verb phrases

29. screw around, Slang.

a. to waste time in foolish or frivolous activity: If you’d stop screwing around we could get this job done.

b. Vulgar. to engage in promiscuous sex.

30. screw off, Slang.

a. to do nothing; loaf.

b. to leave; go away.

31. screw up, Slang.

a. to ruin through bungling or stupidity: Somehow the engineers screwed up the entire construction project.

b. to make a botch of something; blunder.

c. to make confused, anxious, or neurotic.


32. have a screw loose, Slang. to be eccentric or neurotic; have crazy ideas: You must have a screw loose to keep so many cats.

33. put the screws on, to compel by exerting pressure on; use coercion on; force: They kept putting the screws on him for more money.





1. (esp. formerly) an institution for the maintenance and care of the mentally ill, orphans, or other persons [or screws] requiring specialized assistance.

2. an inviolable refuge, as formerly for criminals and debtors; sanctuary: He sought asylum in the church.

3. International Law.

a. a refuge granted an alien [or screw] by a sovereign state on its own territory.

b. a temporary refuge granted political offenders [or screw], esp. in a foreign embassy.

4. any secure retreat.


Well, someone’s got to look after them.