Thursday, November 30, 2006

Your tax dollars, and those of future generations of Americans, are paying for this. (youtube)

Igor Hofbauer Illustration [1] [2]
$380, 8-ft bouncing pogo stick

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Olbermann on Newt Gingrich's bizarre call to restrict free-speech during a First Amendment dinner.
Rubber-band powered helicopter made from a single business card
(from Make. Translated from Japanese)
The ubiquitous "Wilhelm Scream"

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Bad Cinema Diary: Your guide to almost 2000 of the worst.

Friday, November 24, 2006

Some beautiful old French Peugeot bicycle catalog scans (1929-1989)
ClassicRendezvous also has some fantastic bike-pR0n. Even American designers got it right every once in a while. Check the lugs on this this pea-green Paramount! Ebay is dangerous if you've got an eye for this old stuff...

Monday, November 20, 2006

Flamin' Groovies' Shake Some Action, Baby!

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Easily the most original bicycle design I've ever seen. These 360-degree fenders (with 1/2 inch clearance!) are either a stroke of genius or utterly ridiculous. Or both. From the fixedgeargallery.

Friday, November 17, 2006

UK Hi-tech passport cracked
By using his British Airways frequent-flyer number and buying a ticket in his name on the airline's website, we were able to access his personal data, passport number, date of birth and nationality. Based on this information, using publicly available databases, we found out where he lived, his profession, all his academic qualifications and even how much his house was worth.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Rubber band ball making guy loses amateur status. (via boingboing)
Hot tubbing + Hot rodding = tub rodding. or hot hot. Maybe this isn't so much a math thing...
Download the BSOD screensaver from Microsoft. Tempting fate, Bill?
When I ride across the U.S. (and I will), I'm going to stop in Indiana to see Mike's Ball of Paint
Me: 20,000 coats of paint you say?
Mike: Yep.
A friend just hipped me to Wolfgang's Vault. Tons of great free concert downloads. What's the rub?

A gallery of nicely done bicycle paintings

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

OJ: "If I did it, here's how it happened."
This is just ridiculous. Lock him up on general principles.

Monday, November 13, 2006

ProgrammableWeb has a big index of google maps mashups

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Fly with a rubber band ball; go to jail; get blood taken (?)
We've gotta get rid of these airport brownshirts.
Donald Rumsfeld: War Criminal
"The utter and complete failure of U.S. authorities to take any action to investigate high-level involvement in the torture program could not be clearer," says Michael Ratner, president of the Center for Constitutional Rights, a U.S.-based non-profit helping to bring the legal action in Germany.
Test your musical skill in 6 minutes
(from mefi)

Friday, November 10, 2006

The Mystery of Miserlou
Sweet Jesus
"You got your awful rock ballad in my corporate meeting!"
"You got your corporate meeting in my awful rock ballad!"
How have I missed checkthecoolwax for so long? Tons of great stuff on here.
Lisp is beautiful (a b c)

Thursday, November 09, 2006

[14 and Shooting] A great set of photos documenting the early 80s southern California punk scene by Jennifer Finch. (LA Weekly via metafilter)
The "Teach Yourself Compassion" machine
A technical drawing of the machine and a descriptive text are posted nearby, where we learn that it is designed for “two people who are hateful and hurtful towards one another.” Its remedy is to compel “one to hear intimately the suffering they are causing the other. Eventually, the guilt will lead to compassion and they will both learn to work together as a team to prevent any more suffering.”
LikeBetter is a personality test that figures you out based on your responses to which photos you ... well, you know.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

The media is repeating Bush's 38% approval rating as an all time low, but this is a colossally high number given this administration's horrific record. Count on every one of these lunatics - and more - to be out today voting straight a line Republican ticket. Over the past 6 years we've learned that from moderate to full-blown neo-con, Republican officials support the radical Bush-Cheney-Rumsfeld agenda without question. This worst Congress in history can't get another two year pass to inflict further damage on our basic rights, finances, military, and international reputation. Get out today and vote these clowns out.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Artists of the Russian Avant Garde

Curving the cubist substrate: mathematical art with the Processing language
Iggy Pop's concert rider

A huge gallery of vintage broadcast microphones

A brilliant flickr set of some steampunkish electronic sculpture things
Control a prize crane online. The claw fell off as of this post, but it should be back up.
So it turns out that Japan has this sneeze fetish culture. I'm never, ever surprised by the crap coming out of Japan anymore. They've completely run out of real-life experiences, and they're just making shit up these days.

Tons of Bookplate and Ex Libris scans at Confessions of a Bookplate Junkie
(via drawn)
Army Times: Rumsfeld Must Go
Rumsfeld has lost credibility with the uniformed leadership, with the troops, with Congress and with the public at large. His strategy has failed, and his ability to lead is compromised. And although the blame for our failures in Iraq rests with the secretary, it will be the troops who bear its brunt.