Friday, August 29, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
The Automatic Man (from a gallery of Victorian Robots)
Want to make a billion dollars? Design a sneaker that looks great.
Monday, August 25, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Yes, America's economy is a war economy. Not a "manufacturing" economy. Not an "agricultural" economy. Nor a "service" economy. Not even a "consumer" economy.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
The end of actors?
P: “I can’t see a doctor because my job doesn’t provide me with health insurance.”
S: “What job is that?”
Russia invades Georgia and President Bush goes on vacation. Our president has spent one-third of his entire two terms in office either at Camp David, Maryland, or at Crawford, Texas, on vacation.
His time away from the Oval Office included the month leading up to 9/11, when there were signs Osama bin Laden was planning to attack America, and the time Hurricane Katrina destroyed the city of New Orleans.
Sen. John McCain takes weekends off and limits his campaign events to one a day. He made an exception for the religious forum on Saturday at Saddleback Church in Southern California.
I think he made a big mistake. When he was invited last spring to attend a discussion of the role of faith in his life with Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, at Messiah College in Pennsylvania, McCain didn't bother to show up. Now I know why.
Monday, August 18, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
As almost everyone knows by now, various major daily newspaper published, on July 10, a photograph of four Iranian missiles streaking heavenward; then Little Green Footballs (significantly, a blog and not a daily newspaper) provided evidence that the photograph had been faked. Later, many of those same papers published a Whitman’s sampler of retractions and apologies.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Visual Kidnapping (pingmag)
Wordle: frequency-sensitive word clouds
Friday, August 08, 2008
In the west, a few designers have sought to exploit Constructivism for more than just its easily imitated style. For them, there is genuine affection for a look associated so closely with political idealism. Their hope is that through a kind of ideological osmosis their work communicates their belief in a cause. “It doesn’t hurt that there was a political component to the movement,” observes New York designer Alex Isley. “People believed in something that was radical in its day. That’s seductive.”
Wednesday, August 06, 2008
Tuesday, August 05, 2008
Soundchaser is an interesting analog music format. No worries about DRM on this.
Also check the fingerplayer!
Monday, August 04, 2008
RatRodBikes has a great gallery of vintage cruiser and tank bike restorations and modifications
Sunday, August 03, 2008
Some nice early motorcycle and bicycle racing photos
Friday, August 01, 2008
You know, because the last one turned out so great.
There was a dozen ideas proffered about how to trigger a war. The one that interested me the most was why don’t we build — we in our shipyard — build four or five boats that look like Iranian PT boats. Put Navy seals on them with a lot of arms. And next time one of our boats goes to the Straits of Hormuz, start a shoot-up. Might cost some lives.