Thursday, August 31, 2006

Tigers and tigers and tigers, oh my!

Ingenious use of a car, projector, and a couple of sensors hooked up to a computer... the wall tiger! (from Wooster Collective)

Write with water

Write words with water. These french guys think of everything (from Wooster Collective)...


Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Desert Eagle -- for ladies!

Antonio Riello sez, "I want to mix, in an artistic way, traditional 'female stuff' like fashion with very traditional 'male stuff' like guns. It consists in a restyling of real military weapons into fashion items for ladies."

Can I get a "BOOYAKA"?

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Nice beard, man!

Some creepy smoke patterns from flares dispensed by a C-17 Transporter.

Super Ultra Violent Charlie Brown & Gang

He's a clown, that Charlie Brown. Bring Me the Head of Charlie Brown. (from BoingBoing)

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Cardboard box speakers!

Got bored at work (t'was a slow day in the warehouse) , so I built these:

If you honestly can't figure out how I did this, let me know and I'll post some brief instructions!
(The speakers were from some old battery-amp'd travel speakers someone had thrown away.)

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Exploding water?

A recent post on posed an interesting question: Why would an airport official confiscate a supposed liquid explosive, and then dump it in a trashcan surrounded by tons of people?

One The Moon -- Cartoon!

I just can't get enough of all the cartoons at Weebl's Stuff (my favorites being "Weebl and Bob" and "On The Moon"). Anyway, they just released Episode 8 of On The Moon, and its hilarious. #7 and #8 are by far my favorites of the... um... season? Anyway, check 'em out.

Being Jackson Pollock

So this website has a great little flash animation where you can paint and stuff. So simple, but I can sit and play it for 20 minutes straight... and I'm still going back for more. (from Wooster Collective)

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Incredible larvae colonies

So according to a blog post, this set of pictures is of colonies of carpet caterpillars and the items they take over (trees, bicycles, etc.). The pictures are pretty amazing, as the photographer examining the colonies gets right up close to groups of these "maggot-like" larvae.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

SUPER long-term experiments

This page describes three experiments that have been running for a long-ass time. The three have been running since 1927, 1864, 1840, respectively and chronologically.


Check your voicemail, cowboy!I can generally tolerate people using their phones while it is most inconvenient. But c'mon, when is enough, enough?

Be sure to check out all of this person's interesting pics of weird people.
There's some great photography to be seen.

Immigrants, Race, and Birth Control, oh my!

When I read this the first time, all I could think was, "Animals... they are literally animals." I mean back in Mexico you gotta have a lot of kids to help work the fields and shit, but in South LA? C'mon.... This is the kind of shit I DON'T want to pay for in my taxes. A 10th child quadruplet with water on the brain? C'mon....

...And to the husband: PULL OUT!!! The article didn't hardly talk about him! C'mon!!!

From the Los Angeles Times

COLUMN ONE: 6 + 4 = 1 Tenuous Existence
An illegal immigrant couple with six children were already living in poverty. Then the quadruplets arrived. They're still in a daze.
By Sam Quinones
Times Staff Writer

July 28, 2006

With two teenage daughters at home and triplets still in diapers, Angela Magdaleno's family overflowed from a one-bedroom apartment in South Los Angeles that they strained to afford.

Diapers had to be changed 15 times a day, feedings held every three hours. One triplet, 3-year-old Alfredo Jr., needed special attention because he was born with liquid on his brain and partially paralyzed.

Even simple events like going to the store required complex orchestration.

And that was before the quadruplets arrived.