Saturday, February 24, 2007

Comics artist Chris Ware on French TV 2005 (english content starts a couple minutes in)
Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3

Friday, February 23, 2007

The anti-KandyChopper movement is going strong at ratbike
Chicken-Fried Bacon with Cream Gravy (youtube)
Some great ferrofluid vids at youtube

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Math and islamic tiles

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

What's special about this number?
"Finding His Voice" Fleisher 1929

"Nobody gets boo'ed down here"
The music scene in Antarctica (Pitchfork)
Huge Laser Graffiti (via mefi)
Instructions. Start tagging.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Beijing is on the hunt for bad translations. (WSJ)
For years, foreigners in China have delighted in the loopy English translations that appear on the nation's signs. They range from the offensive ("Deformed Man," outside toilets for the handicapped) to the sublime (on park lawns, "Show Mercy to the Slender Grass"). Last week, Beijing city officials unveiled a plan to stop the laughter. With hordes of foreign visitors expected in town for the 2008 Summer Olympics, Beijing wants to cleanse its signs of translation nonsense. For the next eight months, 10 teams of linguistic monitors will patrol the city's parks, museums, subway stations and other public places searching for gaffes to fix.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Early Aircraft Design at Adventure Lounge
(found link-hopping thru the always necessary coudal)
Websters needs to update their definition of "gall".

An excellent Daily Kos article on the seemingly bizarre resurgence of geocentrism within the Christian right. The author thinks its a pretext to a movement designed to actively accelerate the Apocolypse.
Wikipedia on modern geocentrism.
There are an estimated 250,000 vintage American vehicles within Cuba, the largest island in the Caribbean and home to 11 million people. Some are relics rusting in the streets, but most continue to rumble along, a testimonial both to American manufacturing know-how and Cuban inventiveness.

A flickr set of cuban cars

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Wordie: Like Flickr, but without the photos
Free word association.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Spiders on drugs
Someone just yanked a good Youtube doc on same

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Is your cell phone bugged? (youtube)

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Squeaking alien eaten
vid on Pravda.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Overheard (SFGate)
"I'm getting a dog on Saturday to replace my wife.'' (Man to man, overheard at Starbucks by Shirley Norton.)

Pictures that become something else when rotated upside down or sideways

Sunday, February 11, 2007

How to build an offshore wind farm.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Build a better tinfoil hat...
Large body of water in earth's mantle.
I was hoping for a chewy caramel center.
Pentagon: no intelligence linked Iraq/Al Qaeda
The U.S. sent tons of cash to Iraq. Literally. Not figuratively. On Pallets. With forklifts.

The question:
"Who in their right mind would send 363 tons of cash into a war zone? But that's exactly what our government did," the California Democrat said during a hearing reviewing possible waste, fraud and abuse of funds in Iraq.

The GOP response?
"We are in a war against terrorists, to have a blame meeting isn't, in my opinion, constructive," said Rep. Dan Burton, an Indiana Republican.
America's 150 favorite buildings
It seems that there's a movement of fundies jumping on the big-energy anti-Global Warming bandwagon. While the Christian right's anti-intellectual stance has never been a secret, this descent into abject hatred of science and reason is phenomenal in its implications.
This truly amazing open letter to the faithful tells all. (pdf)

“It does not seem likely to me that God would set up the world to work in such a way that human beings would eventually destroy the earth by doing such ordinary and morally good and necessary things as breathing, building a fire to cook or keep warm, burning fuel to travel, or using energy for a refrigerator to preserve food.”

Thursday, February 08, 2007

A very cool RC dragonfly toy (accompanying nytimes article)

Giant stringed instruments of the Yi people of China (via fmu)
US/Iran openly threatening oneanother (cnn)
This is getting ridiculous.
cube mellons

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Crappiest toys in the world

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Space Junk threat (NYTimes)

Monday, February 05, 2007

Tycho Brahe: gold prosthetic nose: check. beer-drinking moose? yep. Clairvoyant dwarf who sits under the table during dinner? sure. more
Camera Tossing: Put your camera on auto, toss.
The Iraq Trillion
While government and academics intellectualize over whether or not climate change is real, the insurance companies, who can map risk to dollars, are already taking action.

"And in the coast-hugging states of Delaware, New Jersey and Connecticut, the company will not write new business no matter where the property is."

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Self-balancing skateboard (google vid)

Friday, February 02, 2007

A few from the UK's Angry Young (then) Men.
Elvis Costello and the Attractions - Oliver's Army

I remember seeing this video on MTV as a kid and thinking that this cat was the coolest looking guy I've ever seen.
Graham Parker and the Rumour - Don't Bother With the Local Girls
Joe Jackson - Different for girls

I've always been a Joe Jackson nut.

Steampunk laptop
A large index of free stock art and photo sites

New Camille Rose Garcia paintings at mkgallery

A Century of Chairs at the digital design museum