Friday, May 30, 2008

One eskimO

Via Ursi's Blog: "This is the official video for 'Hometime' from One eskimO, a four piece indie band from London." Eco-terrorism never looked so good...

Stuffing Thumper

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Young Hillary

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


Update: I was duped and so were we all.

Via Shaun.

Italian Spiderman

Via Neatorama: " Behold, The Italian Spiderman, presented by Alrugo Entertainment. The film is supposed to be a recently discovered 1968 Italian action-adventure film, which was then deemed 'un-vieweable' by Italian distributors and never released.

"In reality, it’s a hit no-budget student film by Flinders University students Dario Russo, Tate Wilson, Will Spartlis and David Ashby."

Friday, May 23, 2008

Weezer Made a Song About Our Blog!

Ok, well, everyone's blog.

The zip code is younger than John McCain.

1. John McCain’s first address was something like:

The Parents of Potentially the Oldest Guy Ever to Become President
123 Main Street
East Nowhere, VA 12

Two digits. The country was so damn small that there were only two digits in the postal code.

2. It was a postal inspector who submitted a proposal for an updated system in 1944.

When I go to the Post Office, I’m lucky if I can find someone who isn’t breathing through a tube - but, apparently, in 1944, postal workers were so motivated by what they were doing that they put in overtime developing new systems for delivering mail. (It should be noted, however, that this system wasn’t implemented until the 1960s and, even then, it wasn’t mandatory… thus restoring my faith in their ineptitude.)

Pilfered from Things Younger Than McCain (which has many other hilarious postings of things... well you know).

The NES Buckle


"The NES Buckle is made from a real, genuine NES controller. It is a must own for any old school Nintendo fan. It didn't let you down when you went up against Bowser, and it won't let you down now that it's holding up your pants."

Of course, you may have trouble deciding between this and the Thundercats buckle, but this is exactly the sort of dilemma your stimulus check is meant to resolve.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Second Best Press Conference Ever

Putin supporters do seem to have a better sense of humor....

If they mated: non-celebrity edition


Via Drawn: "Forensic artist Shawn Feeney is veering from his normal work for the local police of Long Island with a project called BFF in which he is creating composite drawings of pairs of friends.

"He’s still accepting submissions, so you and a friend could have your faces blended together [if you think that's likely to turn out well]."

Sumo Car Wash

Via Neatorama. It's hard to determine just who the targeted demographic is here.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Reception to be held at the Mos Eisley Cantina immediately following

Full story.

Via Shaun.

Practical uses for 10 commandments yard signs


In the past week I've noticed an interesting development regarding the use of religious signage: people are getting over it.

While there are certainly still plenty of Ten Commandments signs decorating lawns, I have now seen one haphazardly joining with some other cardboard to cover up a missing car window and another with a garage sale sign taped over the contents. Will the glut of "War is Not the Answer" signs meet a similar fate?

Monday, May 19, 2008

Introducing Lucy

Matt and Lucy

Graduating from seminary can mean different things to different people. Thanks to my incredible wife, for me it means the chance to form a new relationship with someone very special - Lucy.

As you can see, though, Lucy has a vibrant spirit and a penetrating gaze that would be shameful to keep all to myself. This monkey painting is truly a gift to the world. Here she is, then, in her full glory:


Friday, May 16, 2008

Guitar Zeros - the limitations are limitless

Via the CSM: "Next time you see someone on stage gripping a PlayStation controller, don’t assume a video-game competition is about to start. It could be geek rocker Owen Grace, whose instrument of choice is the guitar-shaped control pad from the popular game series, Guitar Hero.

"By hooking up the controller to his laptop and writing some code, Mr. Grace has turned the plastic toy into a full-on synthesizer. Now, with each button he mashes, the guitar howls like the real thing.

"Grace, who rocks out beside a real drummer and singer, is in tune with a new wave of experimental music. Scores of amateur hackers have cracked open, reprogrammed, and commandeered video-game technology to create real-time original music.

"Grace and his band, the Guitar Zeros, encourage others to join the movement. Their website hosts step-by-step instructions for converting a Guitar Hero controller into a hacked ax."

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Cheese racing

"What do you think happens when you throw a slice of processed cheese (without removing the plastic wrapping) onto a lit barbeque? The plastic melts giving off highly toxic fumes and you are left with a pretty grim cheese/plastic mess welded on to your BBQ, right? WRONG!

"Unbelievably what actually happens, as discovered by the pioneers and inventors of the sport way back in 1997, is that the plastic pouch does not melt - even when the cheese inside eventually boils! Even more incredibly, as the cheese melts and the strange chemicals found in processed cheese turn to gas - the plastic pouch inflates until eventually all four corners lift off the BBQ and the pouch is fully inflated! Now under this pressure you might think that the pouch would eventually burst - but no - most of the time the seal remains intact!

"Here you will find everything you need to know about this deceptively simple, yet addictive and fiercely competitive sport."

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Best. press conference. ever.

Via Damon.


MUTO a wall-painted animation by BLU from blu on Vimeo.


Via Rachael.

Please pass the bread head

Via The Presurfer: "Kittiwat Unarrom has sculpted life-like heads, feet and hands from dough in the bakery's kitchen and exhibits them in glass cabinets in the shop. He says his edible art lures hundreds of visitors a day."

Monday, May 12, 2008

UK subsidizes music videos

Full story here. Very clever lads. Cheeky even.

Via Radley.

Suitable for home or office

"A bellymask is an heirloom sculpture created right on your pregnant torso in a simple one-hour process. A bellymask is a powerful art form; a personal icon of the union of mother and child."

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Facebook meets real life

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

NIN gives away new album


Via DoL: "I for one have never really been an NIN fan, but I will certainly take them up on their offer of free stuff."

As an economist, Dr. Carden should at least give a nod to the existence of opportunity costs even if there is no monetary charge involved. You can sample the album's tracks here before you sign over your email for the album download.

Monday, May 05, 2008

Math art!


Via Reality Carnival: Paul Nylander is bringing geeky back.

Tinfoil hats all 'round!

Worried about space, er, cell phone, microwave, personal calculator radiation? Take comfort! Now, for the low, low price of $29.99, you can find out just how much "invisible radiation from your home electronics" you face each day. Just use this handy EMF/RF detector. If levels in your home are too high, throw all of your electronics away or wrap yourself in lead sheeting to stay healthy.

Full disclosure: this device will not detect or protect you from the band EMF, which can strike anywhere at anytime, usually in the form of their only hit: Unbelievable.

Via Shaun.