Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Tongue Twisters: 2750 entries in 108 languages
Instant Allotment
Regrets, I've had a few

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The Bush administration appears to be ramping up for another all-you-can-eat buffet for it's polluting cronies in the form of subsidies for polluters. Tell your congressman that you won't stand for it. (MoveOn)
French finger shadow-puppets circa WWI. Somebody should pdf these for modern consumption.

The Bad Design Blog

Great design: City in a Box by Patricia Weusten
(via minirobot)
It's good to be cronies. Bush administration offers immunity to Blackwater killers.
But you knew this was going to happen
Global warming and an invasive beetle put baseball bats at risk

Monday, October 29, 2007

Gotta love Honda's new glowing, skin-textured pod-car
(via Coudal)
Amazing 15-lateral play by Trinity U against Millsap this Saturday. Cal/Stanford has met its match.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

"Unnecessary" quotation marks
also via the designobserver - the online drafting pencil museum

Friday, October 26, 2007

Hulger has some pretty cool old-style phone handsets (usb, bluetooth, wired)
Trigger-happy commando contractor Blackwater has modified its logo to reflect a slightly less "We will shoot anything foreign that moves" sentiment. Since when did they start caring about what anyone thinks?
Unbelievable. Every time the Bush Administration hits a new low, the bring in more backhoes.

Very smooth, very professional. But something didn't seem right. The reporters were lobbing too many softballs. No one asked about trailers with formaldehyde for those made homeless by the fires. And the media seemed to be giving Johnson all day to wax on and on about FEMA's greatness. Of course, that could be because the questions were asked by FEMA staffers playing reporters.
LOLCode actually works

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Eh... The place is a toilet
(via today's debut issue of the Guardian America)

[You're joking, right?]
The CIA's new, official terrorist-buster logo

Monday, October 22, 2007

Written and released before the copyright lawsuits that put the damper on ubiquitous sampling for commercial releases, The Beastie Boys' Paul's Boutique is possibly the most sample-heavy record ever released with 105 samples appearing throughout the album (and 24 on the last track alone). Now they're all indexed and annotated at
Unicycling the streets of Manhattan (youtube)

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Wilson Pickett - Funky Broadway (1968)
Bullshit is most important issue for 2008 voters
The Onion erases the line between parody and reality
Are you right-brain or left-brain? I'm apparently so right brain that I can't force myself to see the left-brain interpretation of this test

Friday, October 19, 2007

Pez Mods
pixel house

Thursday, October 18, 2007

The Stray Shopping Cart Project
(courtesy of gmt+9)
God help you if you use these

Pictures of Old Philadelphia, nicely curated at

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Zen Guerrilla, playing blues like nobody's business
Philly's own Dead Milkmen - Punk Rock Girl
Suicidal Tendencies - Institutionalized
Black Flag - Rise Above
The Minutemen - This Ain't No Picnic

Friday, October 12, 2007

Energy Bucket

Thursday, October 11, 2007

It's the oil (London Book Review)
In the 27 September issue of the New York Review of Books, Thomas Powers, one of the most astute watchers of the intelligence world, admitted to a degree of bafflement. ‘What’s particularly odd,’ he wrote, ‘is that there seems to be no sophisticated, professional, insiders’ version of the thinking that drove events.’ Alan Greenspan, in his just published memoir, is clearer on the matter. ‘I am saddened,’ he writes, ‘that it is politically inconvenient to acknowledge what everyone knows: the Iraq war is largely about oil.’

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

God Helmet (scientific american)
Mutating Pictures
ACLU's Surveillance Society Clock
The entire Beatles catalog compressed 800% into a one hour mp3. Why not?
So Radiohead is going up against the majors, and everyone except the majors hopes they win.
Is it any good?

Solar Tree
Running Democrat in the Deep South (NYTimes)
The Jive is back after a short travel break.
Be quick on the draw - even at 4 a.m. The Back-Up bedside shotgun holder

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Fast Food ads vs. Reality
Personal Moon

Monday, October 01, 2007

[Everybody! Look over there!!!] Shifting Targets (New Yorker)
“They’re moving everybody to the Iran desk,” one recently retired C.I.A. official said. “They’re dragging in a lot of analysts and ramping up everything. It’s just like the fall of 2002”