|ROSA, a 10-minute sci-fi film, deserves as many awards as they have to give. Watch it on Vimeo or checkout the film's website.|
This news story from Phoenix's KPHO features word combinations that I had never seen before: tampon and vodka, beer bong and anus, butt and chugging. You should infer that tomorrow's leaders are experimenting today with new ways to get drunk. Soak a tampon in vodka and stick it in your hoo-hah. Stick a beer bong hose up your butt and chug-a-lug. I always find it odd that when young boys make manly displays it involves some sort of homo-erotica: butt chugging, hazing other athletes with a broom handle, spanking fraternity pledges on their bare bottoms. Makes you wonder. Kids: you're doing it wrong.
|Kids: Back in the day we fell on things in the shower and didn't need any other excuses like getting drunk. The book Stuck Up! reveals things where they shouldn't be. Another page about rectal foreign bodies.|
I hereby declare Occupy Whatever to have jumped the shark. Everyone should go back to their mother's basement and take a shower, especially the drum circles.
|Aviation pr0n du jour #1 - F-22 with an F-15|
Science once again comes to the rescue. Watch this short video of Ross Nanotechnology demonstrating a superhydrophobic spray-on coating. It's basically a super water repellant. The name of the product is NeverWet which reminds me of most of my dates in high school.
Learning things online: Painless Python Tutorial, flying the SR-71 Blackbird, Bertrand Russell's The Analysis of Mind.
|Anyone else remember Chuckles? See them and other vintage candy ads.|
And in other news of things going away, this blog post alludes to the pending demise of trade paperback books (the bigger ones) and the subsequent demise of mass market paperbacks. So sad. And when did paperback books change size the new so-called "premium" that's a bit taller? Now books don't fit my nice leather sleeve anymore. And all the while my week-old Kindle sits.
A friend writes poetry good enough to win GOOD's poetry contest, making her work actually better than So-So Poems.
|I don't know "hone" means in this context, but I call it telling time with mimes.|
The fact that you can print things in 3D is freaky enough. But you can also build your own 3D printer.
As this guy shows, it makes sense to keep an eye on what's in your pocket change.
What's the volume of a ball in N dimensions? It's even less straightforward than it sounds.
Modern takes on classic paintings.
|Aviation pr0n du jour #2: Two F-35Bs on deck.|
Consider mind officially blown: the wave function in quantum mechanics may be physical. Repeating: the wave function may be real, not just a statistical crutch.
Excellent talk by Brian Eno about the nature of composition and composer as gardener versus architect. Take 15 minutes to watch the video or read the transcript. To paraphrase, it's not about order versus disorder, it's understanding how order comes into being.
Paripatetic rocks in Death Valley. What's up with these rocks that seemingly move on their own across the desert floor?
|Meanwhile in China. More here.|
From Oprah to Ulman, the top 50 motivational web personalities. (I checked. The answer is no.)
Know yer colors: 93% of consumers rank color and appearance above other factors, 85% rank color as a primary reason for buying, 80% say color increases brand recognition.
Tweeted this a week ago but will repeat: Canada is the top source of U.S. crude oil imports. This and other factoids are available on an infographic from Technology Review.
Know yer LEGOS: Cube Dudes, extreme organization methods.
Xmas is just around the corner - consider artisanally sharpened pencils.
|Know yer astronomy: a topographic map of the moon from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.|
There's bad luck and then there's my kind of luck.
- Some people worry when they find blood in their stool. I have stool in my blood.
- When I dig a hole to hide a body, I usually find another body.
- I live on a 1-way street. It's also a dead-end.
Now pull my finger.
...yet few talk about leaving better children for our planet. ~anon