Friday, June 27, 2008

Top 10 Strangest Anti-Terrorism Patents

Anti-bomb umbrella

Via Neatorama:

Problem: Suicide bombers may detonate their bomb and kill a lot of people.

Solution: It may look like an umbrella, but that's actually a kevlar net fired from a special gun to encapsulate and contain a bomb's blast. The net also contains a tube for dispensing fire suppressant agent (the tank is worn on the back of the net operator in Figures 6 and 7 above).

Bonus: Great for fishing or tackling

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Join the Bob Klevay Revolution

Via the Presurfer.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Studio Lams now on YouTube!

Check out more videos here.

Luke, I am your arm

Ok, so the title of this post is lame, but the technology is awesome:

And more.

Via Marginal Revolution.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Bentham's Auto-icon


"As requested in his will, his body was preserved and stored in a wooden cabinet, termed his 'Auto-icon'. Originally kept by his disciple Dr. Southwood Smith, it was acquired by University College London in 1850. The Auto-icon is kept on public display at the end of the South Cloisters in the main building of the College. For the 100th and 150th anniversaries of the college, the Auto-icon was brought to the meeting of the College Council, where he was listed as "present but not voting". Tradition holds that if the council's vote on any motion is tied, the auto-icon always breaks the tie by voting in favour of the motion.

"The Auto-icon has always had a wax head, as Bentham's head was badly damaged in the preservation process. The real head was displayed in the same case for many years, but became the target of repeated student pranks including being stolen on more than one occasion. It is now locked away securely."

Monday, June 23, 2008

Favor de no molestar


Wow, this guy looks happy. Better leave him alone.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Teach the Controversy

'Big Science' is always suppressing The Truth with their blatant pro-evolution anti-wacko agenda: from the fact that UFOs built the pyramids to the reality of creationism and fact the universe is "Turtles All The Way Down". It is time to fight back and urge schools to Teach The Controversy with these intelligently designed t-shirts.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Creepy Talking Jesus Doll

Glad this wasn't around when I was a kid:

Order one today!

Via Shaun.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

"the joy of flexin' ya mentals"

"The game of chess, is like a swordfight. You must think first, before you move. Toad style is immensely strong, and immune to nearly any weapon. When it's properly used, it's almost invincible

" is the worlds first online chess and Hip-Hop community. You can create and share profiles with your friends and triumph over enemies on the 64 squares. Not just against people in your neighborhood but from all over the world.

"Play live chess with people from all over the world and get your learn on."

If you're thinking that WuChess sounds like Wu-Tang Clan + Chess, you're exactly right.

Via Julian.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

"20 superhero movies we hope they never make"

From Cracked. Via my friend Ivan, who worked his digital wizardry to create the above image. My other favorites are the Captain Planet themed posters and Batman Quits.

Points for Longevity...

It's official. We've hit the five-year mark. Happy bloggiversary!

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Hair Hats

I want the lion one to wear at work. via The Presurfer

Friday, June 06, 2008

"It's very upsetting to have spent $8.75..."

Marcia and Lorenzo sum up my feelings on Sex and The City quite aptly. And, no, I am not planning to add it to my Netflix queue.

Which reminds me... highly recommend the Roku. It's awesome.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Barr Watch 2008

So for those of you who haven't been keeping tabs on Todd Seavey... Todd hosts a monthly debate in the basement of a bar on the lower east side of Manhattan. The debates are an eclectic mix of all sorts of topics including things like "Does Christian Music Suck?" and "Should We Deport all Illegal Aliens?" The debaters are all volunteers and the style is much what you would expect from intellectuals hanging out in a basement bar. Anyhow, Todd's most recent debate "Should Conservatives and Libertarians Vote for Barr Instead of McCain?" has topped them all. Apparently, part way through the debate, Bob Barr showed up! That may be the coolest thing I have ever heard that relates to the Libertarian Party. Kudos to Todd and the Jinx Society for making politics seem interesting again.

Don't try this at home...or do.

Via Shaun.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Steven Seagal is "The Cockpuncher"

"20th Century Fox Home Entertainment expects to release The Onion Movie DVD on June 3, 2008."