Friday, April 27, 2007

The beautiful, simple design of the Fender Telecaster makes it especially attractive to modify and customize. I've been drooling over some of the amazing work at telemodders.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Amazing what shows up on ebay

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Supermarionated Shadows
Super-Earth like regular Earth, only more super.

They say the benign temperatures on the planet mean any water there could exist in liquid form, and this raises the chances it could also harbour life. "We have estimated that the mean temperature of this 'super-Earth' lies between 0 and 40 degrees Celsius, and water would thus be liquid," explained Stephane Udry of the Geneva Observatory, lead author of the scientific paper reporting the result.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

I just stumbled across which has some nice stuff

I want my personal flying machine. German postcards from 1900 predict life in 2000.

Monday, April 23, 2007

No fairytales allowed: Guantanamo and the fine art of lying
(guardian, uk)
Eventually it came to me: I could not remember being lied to so often and so consistently. In Guantánamo, lying was a disease that had reached pandemic proportions.

even more bad bad bad album covers

Saturday, April 21, 2007

[Anti-Jive] Oh shit. I've been name-swiped by some thieving piker. Whoever it is appears to like goddamned Starbucks. The shame.
Beatles live in German 1966 [Part 1] [Part 2] (youtube)

Friday, April 20, 2007


Suicide Food: Animals that desire to be eaten (boingboing)

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Sketchbook of an anonymous WWI soldier known only as "JM", (1917-1918)

Lego Rings from the Giant Robot store. They need the female adaptor rings for some Wondertwin powers activation.
[Death and Taxes]
Hot on the heels of the tax deadline, the 2008 U.S. budget graph is out
Huge pile of chairs (via coudal)
On November 26, 1977, the audio portion of the ITV television transmission in southern England was hijacked. Vrillion of Ashtar (audio) addressed the people of Earth (wiki) in what was widely believed to be a hoax.
Some aren't so sure.

This is the voice of Vrillon, a representative of the Ashtar Galactic Command, speaking to you. For many years you have seen us as lights in the skies. We speak to you now in peace and wisdom as we have done to your brothers and sisters all over this, your planet Earth.
VA Tech shooting profiteers? Hey - It's the American Way. Nice, friendly capitalists are buying adwords related to the shooting. Even AdAge calls it "tacky", which is probably the understatement of the decade. I suppose the next step is to preemptively sponsor attacks and to have the adwords sewn up in advance. (via boingboing)

Lots of concept and storyboard art from the 1953 Disney short "Toot Whistle Plunk & Boom" at Cartoon Modern. Wardomatic has a large set of finished film stills.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

A collection of ship and ocean liner paintings by jazz album cover and ad artist Jim Flora

Some really nice notebook sketches at Wagonized
20 most annoying tech products of all time (PC World)
The music-art censorship gallery at tabootunes
How to get off a Government Watch List (Wired)
The Daily Jive is on at least one.
Phantom Inventory: A nice stop-motion short (France, youtube)
It's the GUNS, stupid.

Monday, April 16, 2007

If you're anything like me, you're:
a) finishing plans on a system that controls the weather by telekenetically operated invisible satellites, and
b) loudly lamenting the lack of German metal go-go mod dance parties featuring housepets on youtube until your friends tell you to just shut up about it already.
Get back to your drawing boards weathermasters, because b) is check.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames - Yeh Yeh
I love every single thing about this video. Perfect.
The Make-Up - Live in the Rhythm Hive
[Friday Fun] How to be a global warming denier! (kos)

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

PJ Harvey, "Dress" (1991-92 demo version, mp3)
via gmt+9
[Coming soon to a coast near you]
Sea Rise buries islands in India (nytimes)
Little Boxes by Garrison Keillor (salon)
The Current Occupant, trying to escape the dreaded term Moderate Republican, has done violence to the Constitution and flown in the face of reality. He invades a country and allows neocon ideologues to play at colonialism until the country has descended into chaos and thereby costs the lives of young Americans who had other plans than to be blown up in a war whose purpose now is forgotten. And then he wraps himself in Old Glory and dares you to say otherwise. We are now three-quarters of the way through the Attention Deficit Administration and who knows what dark surprises remain?
The New Suburban Poverty (The Nation)
The most familiar historical example--much lamented by a generation of progressives who came to associate the migration to suburbs with racial backlash and urban decline--is the mass exodus of middle-class white ethnics from the nation's central cities, which accelerated in the wake of the riots and social unrest of the 1960s. In more recent years, it's often assumed, the forces fueling the growth of suburbs have only made things worse--the social landscape more segregated, the sprawl more extreme, the gap increasingly vast between people who rarely set foot in cities and those who rarely leave them.

In fact, however, the gentrification of many urban neighborhoods, from Brooklyn to San Francisco to Washington, has forced many working-class residents out. In a reversal of the classic migration story, many of these displaced residents have fled to the suburbs, lured in part by the growing pool of mostly low-wage jobs there--cleaning homes, mowing lawns, staffing restaurants, strip malls and office plazas. Alan Berube, co-author of the Brookings Institution study, says the "decentralization of low-wage employment" is one of the main factors driving suburban poverty rates up.

I'm at a loss for words over this one

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

May I take your order?

Survey of international rest room hand dryers
(via coudal)
Download the new issue of 100proofTruth (pdf)
(via areyougeneric)

Prints from designs found on manhole covers.
~400 Queen Vics
Why does design go so wrong so often?
This is perhaps the most egregious example I've seen lately. Italic serifs with swooshes? Who Okayed this shit?

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Porolith is a nice Tetris-like flash game that relies on linking colors rather than shapes.
(via jayisgames)
The internet encyclopedia of philosophy

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

[Most unambiguously-named domains XIV] funnyname
Pyramid-building "solved" (bbc)
"This is better than the other theories, because it is the only theory that works," said Mr Houdin as he unveiled his theory with a 3D computer simulation.
World Freehand Circle Drawing Champion
Ikea housing (via boingboing)
The typical BoKlok arrangement is an L-shaped, two-storey block with three apartments on each floor. One such block can be put up in a day.

Jamaican Label Art from a to z

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

BoxOfApples has some great fruit crate art

Monday, April 02, 2007

Blood standardization
Apple to sell EMI's songs DRM-free (nytimes, reg.req.). But why the higher price?