Saturday, January 22, 2005

Tall Buildings

A fantastic exhibition/project with in-depth comparisons, facts and other golden nuggets of the world's tallest buildings. A must see if you have any interest in these type of structures.



Play Harry's Instruments

Harry Partch would suggest that you at least take your socks off, whistle mysteriously, attach your mask firmly, throw a bindle over your shoulder, cast your eyes to the gods, and thumb for a ride as you "rape and caress these instruments." Your life and humanity depend on it.



Gentlemen, Start your hair Growth

The next World Beard and Moustache Championships will take place at the Tegeler Seeterrassen in Berlin, Germany on October 1, 2005. Host for this event is the Berlin Beard Club, whose member Karl-Heinz Hille (pictured below), hopes to defend the overall world championship title he earned at the last championships.



Homes by Sears

From 1908–1940, Sears, Roebuck and Company sold more than 100,000 homes through their mail-order Modern Homes program. Over that time Sears designed 447 different housing styles and the process of designing your Sears house began as soon as the Modern Homes catalog arrived at your doorstep.
You may be surprised that many of the homes in older developed neighborhoods are in fact Sears homes.
The home pictured below was called "The Alden" and sold for $2500. Of course, you had to build the home but Sears sent everything to your front door, even the nails.


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Thong Dispenser

Ladies, need a change of underwear quickly? Well, if you are ever in Stuttgart, Germany, just put your money in the vending machine and out pops your thong; available in all sizes.
I would think this device will soon be available in the States.



Speed is King

It is all about speed (will open WMP-video). They say in the animal world speed and quickness reigns supreme.

Friday, January 21, 2005

San Francisco Segway Tour

I always enjoy visiting San Francisco and what a better way to see Frisco than on a Segway. Handling all of those hills should be a breeze with a Segway underneath you.
You can rent the Segway for $65 with a guided tour lasting around three hours.



Caffeine Soap

Tired of waking up and having to wait for your morning java to brew? Are you one of those groggy early morning types that just needs that extra kick?
Shower Shock is the world's first caffeinated soap to help wake you up in the morning. Scented with peppermint oil and infused with caffeine anhydrous, each bar of Shower shock contains approximately 12 servings/showers per 4 ounce bar with 200 milligrams of caffeine per serving.



Beautiful Golden Gate View...

...or is it. Not all things are as they appear.



Terrify your Neighbors

A scud missile launcher parked in your driveway will get your neighbors talking. Available on eBay.



Little Car - Big Car

People placing their little model car in the picture when they spot the same big car..



Jean Beliveau Walking Around the World

Mr. Beliveau from Montreal, Quebec is walking the world to promote "peace and non-violence to the profit of the children of the world".
He started his walk in 2000 and last posted an update in November, 2004 and was headed for Khartoum. Some of the pictures and stories that Jean has posted are worth your time to read.
Many of you may be familiar with the name of Jean Beliveau, but this is not the former great Montreal Canadien hockey player. But I do wonder if Jean was named after him.



Costco - Art Dealer

I do a great amount of shopping at Costco and actually enjoy the experience of visiting and finding something unique. Last week I found theater style seating for a home theater but I never expected them to sell an original Picasso.



Windows Symphony

Symphony created by Windows sound .wavs.



Kwame Mess getting Deeper

A few days ago, I posted about Kwame Kilpatrick, Mayor of Detroit, allegedly pulling some strings to lease a Lincoln Navigator for his wife with taxpayers money.
Now, the press has turned up the heat on the Mayor. from the detroit free press, Two Washington, D.C., police supervisors say their VIP security team stopped offering after-hours protection for Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick in 2002 because his frequent nightclub-hopping might result in injury or public embarrassment to their officers.
Kwame, the Detroit area image is taking a big hit because of your actions, time to for you to speak the truth!



Thursday, January 20, 2005

Mapping Manhattan

Computer model of lower Manhattan showing cartographic history of the island. An interactive timeline dating back to the 19th century allows you to display buildings, real estate development, train lines, subways, monuments and parks plus many more options. I highly recommended a visit and spend some time there to appreciate the work that went into Transparent New York



Skin Printer

from manchester online, Scientists at Manchester University have developed a printer able to produce human skin to help wounds heal. It could be used on patients who have suffered burns and disfigurements. With more research it could even replace broken bones.
Simply amazing.


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Kukla Monster

Maybe for you, maybe for the kids, create your own Monster!!!



Tiger Woods Tees Off

Tiger Woods tees off from the top of the worlds tallest hotel. Check out the rest of the pictures to understand how his elevated tee really is.
Plus, he must have the "perfect" drive to avoid all the sand and water around him!
I do hope that these pictures have not been photoshopped, if you do know they are authentic, please let me know.



DIY Cheese Press

In order to make your own "hard" cheese, you need a cheese press. A very simple press will run about $25 and the top of the line models go for $250 or so.
You can make your own with materials probably found in your home.



Sarah McLachlan True to her Words

Sarah McLachlan recently made a stripped down video costing only $15. Normally a music video run around $150,000. The money saved on the video has been donated to different charity projects around the world.
You can view "The World on Fire" (the video is QT and is embedded in the website) video and receive more information about the donation process.
I have always admired her work because it comes from her heart. Job well done Sarah.



Eccentric Genius

Kaden, the Eccentric Genius, makes desktop accesories. How about a cigar chopping desktop guillotine or maybe a catapult for your desk and don't forget my favorite, the legendary hypnodisk pictured below.



What is he Thinking

Can you guess what happens next!!! (wil open WMP-video).



Angel Light - Invention sees through Walls

Not only can this light device see through walls, but it can penetrate other materials including steel, tin, titanium and unlike Superman, lead.
The Angel Light also has bad side effects, like bringing down a remote controlled airplane and killing fish when pointed at a goldfish bowl.



Beatallica Bangers

Enjoy such classics as:
  • Blackened The USSR
  • Got To Get You Trapped Under Ice
  • Hey Dude
  • I Want To Choke Your Band
  • A Garage Dayz Night
The members of Beatallica - Krk, Jaymz, Kliff and Ringo - perform Beatles tunes as if channeled by Metallica, resulting in noisy yet melodic and sublimely hilarious songs.



Google on Holiday

Google is embarking on its annual company ski trip, paying to send every single of its 2,000 employees on a fun-filled week of snow and ski bunnies. C|Net reports that Google is staying at as many as five hotels in the Squaw Valley area. One of them, the Resort at Squaw Creek, renting all 404 rooms, which normally command $294 a night, which, if they were paying full price, would total $118,776 for each night the company stays there.
(via google.blognewschannel)



Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Spammers sue receiver of Spam

A man who claims he has been receiving unsolicited emails from a company for two years is now being sued by them, for branding them spammers and reporting their actions to ISPs.
Jay Stuler is now on the receiving end of a lawsuit from New Hampshire firm Atriks, which alleges Stuler caused financial harm to the firm and caused it to lose contracts. The suit also states that Stuler had been making defamatory statements, including calling CEO Brian Haberstroh a "criminal" and the company "a notorious spam gang", which the suit denies.
You can read an article that goes into more detail at p2p.net.

Elephant Camp

Elephants work for approximately 7 hours a day from sunrise and rest and graze for the rest of the day and night. Life is easier in show camps for elephants compared to logging camp.
The emotions and moods of the elephant must be kept in good spirit when they are in the tourist-related-business. Harsh treatment is a rare sight, but the metal goading stick is a must to discipline the stubborn elephants.



Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, feeling the Heat

Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is being investigated by a local TV station for leasing a Lincoln Navigator with taxpayers money. A $25,000, one year lease, categorized as "A Mayor's Lease" was taken out, supposedly for Kwame's wife.
Kwame says the SUV was for undercover work. Steve Wilson, the investigative reporter has been trailing Kilpatrick to get some questions answered and the Mayor had enough as you can see below. Wilson was forced into a corner by one of the Mayor's security guards when Steve found Kilpatrick in Washington D.C.
With Detroit hosting the MLB All Star game this year and The Super Bowl next year, the Mayor should be concerned about his image. Please Kwame, come clean.
More can be read here. Also, Channel 7 broke the story and you can follow the whole story there.



Tree Climbing Japan

Tree Climbing Japan has grown into a Nation Wide Tree Climbing Organization with two separate Tree Climbing divisions; recreational tree climbing and TreeHab-combining tree climbing rehabilitation and tree therapy.



Astrid Bin wants a cool Million

from the toronto star, Astrid Bin graduated from art school in the same position as many new grads: $40,000 in debt with little prospect of paying it off. Bin has been posting blog entries, and selling merchandise — "artifacts" which include her unpaid bills, T-shirts, dental X-rays and her broken glasses.



Homemade Pipe Organ

Ralph is building an all wood, 5 stop, 5 rank, pipe organ for his home. He is a mechanical engineer but not a musician and just wanted to take on the challenge of building this beauty.



Lets get Comfortable

Let there be no more confusion! It is both grey and a sweatsuit and the worst thing to happen to fashion since MC Hammer.
The Grey Sweatsuit Revolution is a voluntary experiment in personal and social expression via the limitation of one's superficial identity to a grey sweatsuit for a pre-determined and extended period of time, such as a season, or for the rest of your life.



Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Bitkraft

Digital computing and traditional craftsmanship. Visit the author who believes in quality of form, efficiency of function and longevity of concept. Got that!!!, just visit Bitkraft.



New Fad - Keychain Planter

In Japan, one of the newest fads are "keychain plants". I like the idea, wonder if it will ever make it to the USA.
What would you want to grow in your keychain planter?



Arachibutyrophobia

Symptoms of arachibutyrophobia:
breathlessness, dizziness, excessive sweating, nausea, dry mouth, feeling sick, shaking, heart palpitations, inability to speak or think clearly, a fear of dying, becoming mad or losing control or a full blown anxiety attack.
What is arachibutyrophobia? The fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth. I never knew that phobia ever existed but help is available.

Express Yourself

LetterJames is always at your service! James creates individualized postcards, e-cards and posters to your specifications! Entering text is easy, and James will then insert it into the appropriate place on the picture motif. In this way, you can produce unique messages to send to friends and acquaintances.



The 60's

Experience the 60's!
  • Woodstock
  • Hippies
  • Black lights
  • Vietnam
A great look back at the decade that changed the world forever.



Toogle

Toogle is a text version of Google"s Image Search. Currently it creates images out of the very term that was used to fetch those images.
I typed in New York City and the picture below was created using the words "new", "york" and "city". Pretty cool.



Bang the Drum

Grab your sticks and step into the drumline. If you enjoyed the movie Drumline, you are going to enjoy building your own musical production.



Monday, January 17, 2005

Airless Tire

At the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, Michelin showcased a potential future for mobility, an integrated tire and wheel combination missing one ingredient that is vital for traditional tire performance...air.



Man complains of Toothache..

....discovers he has a 4 inch nail in his mouth.
from the torontostar, A dentist found the source of the toothache Patrick Lawler was complaining about on the roof of his mouth: a 4-inch nail the construction worker had unknowingly embedded in his skull six days earlier.



Einstein's Puzzle

Here is a puzzle the great physicist Albert Einstein posed in the last century. He said, in effect, that only those with an intelligence quotient of 98 percentile and higher should be able to solve it. Can you?
The question from the puzzle is "Who keeps the fish?" The clues can be found here.


Bored

If you have some time to kill, like maybe a year, you can sit back and watch these two guys stuck in a cell.



Watermelon Carvings

Some people are so creative. Most of the carvings are can be considered artwork.
Very impressive.



Cat Dressed Up

Spring, 1980. A young Japanese man finds an abandoned kitten at the dry cleaners next door to his home in Nagoya and takes it in, even though he doesn't like cats. He names it "Matakichi", after the dry cleaners. One day, as the kitten is playing with some doll's clothes in the house....
You probably know what is coming next.........read on.



Squared Circles Revisited

In early December, I posted about a group of circled pictures in a square frame from flickr and at that time 156 pictures had been submitted.
Today, 2606 pictures are now part of the project.



Bless your Electronic Documents

DigiBless provides a service to have all of your electronic documents blessed by using their Holy Server.
I do hope this is some kind of "attempted parody" and people are not donating their money to this site.



Monkeys typing Shakespeare

If you have enough monkeys banging randomly on typewriters, they will eventually type the works of William Shakespeare.
Become part of the largest ever experiment to see if this is true! Every time you display this page, you are automatically participating in the Monkey Shakespeare project. Your computer is put to work to simulate a number of monkeys typing randomly on typewriters, and each page typed is checked against every play Shakespeare ever wrote!
note: at times the website loads slowly as does the jave applet inside the page.



Wild Ride with Mr. Toad

The Mr. Toad virtual ride is progressing quite well. Eventually, you'll be able to experience both sides of the ride in stunning computer animation!
Just take a look at this panoramic view (will open QT) to see the work this man has put into his project.



Crossword Cheats

Also handy for scrabble. Insert the known letter(s) and the word length and a database provides you with known words in your format request.

Sunday, January 16, 2005

Jscript is not my Friend

It is almost Monday so I can post again. As you can see from the picture below, my computer is fixed and all things are back to normal.
On a serious note, I was loading a demo of Kaspersky Anti-Virus and ran into an issue with jscript.dll. To make a very long "day" short, I lost control of my desktop, media files, search feature and even the restore function; even in safe mode. Finally found a a script that took about 5 seconds to run and now am back to where I want to be.
Will be back posting tomorrow with whatever comes out of my head on Monday morning.



No Post Sunday

As is my policy, I do not post on Sunday but please feel free to look around and I invite you to stop back tomorrow.
Plus, I am having a serious computer issue today and trying to resolve it for the last 7 hours.