Friday, May 29, 2009

The Torture Debate (as a Batman Comic) (cracked)

20 ridiculous guitar mods (Thanks, Chris!)
Lou Romano: The art of UP. Awesome.
Flickr set of 1940s NYC
Mother Jones: What 1 Stimulus Buck could do


Another awesome Maira Kalman pictorial blog entry at the NYTimes
Wikipedia 1; suppressive-hating Thetans 0
Wiki prime bans all Scientologist edits.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Jesse Ventura sets a severely confused, right-wing Bush appologist Elizabeth Hasselbeck straight on The View.

A very nice Dutch 5-Euro coin commemorating national architecture

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Light bulbs
"The poorer you are, the more things cost" (washingtonpost)
Hi-Res scans of 3d geometry on flickr
Red'n'blue glasses required

1880's collotypes at Accidental Mysteries

100th anniversary Vespa scooter
Wish they would have gone a little more vintage with the cowls and front end.
Looking for today's "steakburger":
The Hard Sell: How Mad Men Spin the Recession (motherjones)

Monday, May 18, 2009

Crusades: As more of the twisted pathology of the Bush administration comes to light, Rumsfeld presentations prepared in the early days of the Iraq war have been uncovered depicting battle scenes and biblical quotes. Must be seen to be believed. How did we let this happen?

Friday, May 15, 2009

Powell aide says torture was not only a later byproduct, but a justification, for Iraq war
Cheney, of course, was behind it. (salon)
Fake photo license for fake no-photo DHS laws. Awesome.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

What Makes Us Happy? (the atlantic)
Jesse Ventura: Give me a water board, Dick Cheney, and one hour, and I'll have him confess to the Sharon Tate murders (via boingboing)
Related: MoJones "Dissident's Tale" on how a few conscientious members of the Bush administration advised against this torture and were silenced.

Monday, May 11, 2009

The Story of Stuff tells the story of excessive American consumption.
(nytimes article on same)

American habits result in forests being felled, mountaintops being destroyed, water being polluted and people and animals being poisoned. Ms. Leonard, who describes herself as an “unapologetic activist,” is also critical of corporations and the federal government, which she says spends too much on the military.

Friday, May 08, 2009

Catching a wave with a high speed camera (wired)
Microcar museum
A great gallery of Penguin SF covers (via metafilter)

Wednesday, May 06, 2009



Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Did America forget how to make H-Bombs? (mother jones)
In another example of life mimicing art, this happened in Asimov's Foundation.
The End of Personal Finance (slate)

Monday, May 04, 2009

Who Shredded our Safety Net? (mother jones)
What starts with an "f", ends with a "k", and means "screw your coworkers? That's right - 401(k).

Quimby The Mouse from This American Life on Vimeo.

A pictorial guide to UK phone boxes.
Also, track the few remaining phone booths of Manhattan at the payphone project

Friday, May 01, 2009

Justice Scalia's home phone number is changing.
Scalia, outraged! Outraged! responds.