Wednesday, December 31, 2008

"She left because she wanted to sit around on the couch and hold hands. Well, that's not in the cards for Master Legend."
So long 2008. Here's to you being the last shitty year of the 00's.
Time lapse of a book becoming a scupture

Grandeur Nature 2007 timelapse movie from ridindave on Vimeo.

Permanent Camping
Neat minimal getaway architecture from Australia. I could use one of these.
Add Up the Damage (Herbert,, NYtimes)
In our collective relieved anticipation for an Obama start, Bush and his villains are getting off easy.
Counties, municipalities, and states will join in the bankruptcy fiesta. It would be reasonable to expect collapsing services as a result. This would be a situation fraught with danger -- of rising crime, of public health emergencies as water systems are not kept up and sewage treatment becomes unaffordable. I don't imagine the federal government stepping into every Podunk or Metropolis from sea to shining sea and propping up these services. People will have to cope with danger and deprivation.
The Long Emergency author Jim Kunstler's predictions for '09

Monday, December 22, 2008

Friday, December 19, 2008

Would you like body-fries with that?
Burger King sells cologne, or body-spray, or whatever this nasty crap is.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

10x Mangafication: Chris Scarborough takes photographs of real people then digitally manipulates the images to resemble cartoon manga.
Best HDR Images of 08
If programming languages were religions
I really want this
(again with the dezeen)
Amazing paper illustration of Yulia Brodskaya (via drawn)

Stay at My Home: industrial design for overnight guests (dezeen)
I've been having fun digging through the Google Life photo archive
Polaroid film is going the way of the rotary dial. The factory will produce it's last package on Dec 31. This is kind of sad. If you're action-minded, you could always write them a desperate letter.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Office fans rejoice.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Most Likely to Succeed: How do we hire when we don't know who's right for the job (newyorker)
On teaching, football, and everything else...

Friday, December 12, 2008

Western Film Silent Movie Card collection (via gmt+9)
After 96 years, a printing press closes in Brooklyn.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

When The One comes down, and bulbs of sweat pop from Star Child's brow, and the bass thumpasaurus slaps its cosmic tail against a lighted dance floor, every boo-tay in the house meets its neighbor as hineys mash together in plush synchronicity.
The Cosmology of Funkadelic
Can you get to that?

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Monday, December 08, 2008

Mid-century illustrator Roy Doty's Christmas Card archive
White House altered documents on 'Coalition of the Willing' (rawstory)
The White House altered documents regarding the nations involved in the so-called "Coalition of the Willing" that aided the US invasion of Iraq.

A University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign political science professor says he found that the White House had modified elements of its website dealing with the coalition and in some cases deleted key documents in the public record.

Friday, December 05, 2008

Japanese-American Animation Artists of the Golden Age
Lego Robot Rubik's Cube Solver.