Friday, March 25, 2005

Holiday Break

I am taking a bit of a break today, tomorrow and Sunday. I may post occasionally if I run by something interesting but normal updates will be halted until Monday.

Enjoy this holiday weekend and please remember what it is all about.

Thursday, March 24, 2005

What we used to Believe

What we used to believe when we were kids and then found out things were quite different. How about:
  • I used to believe that, like the commercial, if I squeezed a handful of peanuts, they would turn into a Snickers Bar.
  • I used to believe when characters on tv shows or movies were killed, that suicidal actors played those parts.
  • Teachers used to say 'If you pick your nose your head will cave in'!!!
  • When I was little I used to think that all dogs were boys and all cats were girls!




Falcon Cam

Peregrine Falcons observed on a webcam presented by Kodak.



Optical Camouflage

Optical camouflage(will open WMP video) is a kind of active camouflage.
This idea is very simple. If you project background image onto the masked object, you can observe the masked object just as if it were virtually transparent.



Remember Bobby Fischer

Bobby Fischer sure has changed and has had a ton of trouble in his life.
Pictured below is former world chess champion Bobby Fischer as he departs for Iceland from Narita international airport in Narita, northeast of Tokyo following his release from detention March 24, 2005. Fischer, who was taken into custody in Japan last July for traveling on what U.S. officials said was an unofficial passport, was granted Icelandic citizenship and avoided deportation.



Los Angeles Tour

See LA without leaving your computer. This map-based site contains hundreds of images of downtown Los Angeles, displaying its tremendous architectural, cultural and economic diversity. There are seven sub-regions and quite a few pictures of historic sites.



Transparent Screen

Check out the transparent computer screens at flickr.



Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Converse

Converse asked people to send in a 24 second film that embodies the spirit of Converse. Some are really great and a lot to choose from. A must see site.



Beer Drinking Robot

Now why didn’t we think of this?” The this to which I allude is the beer-drinking robot. Or as his drinking buddies call him, the “Bar Bot.”



Living on a Cruise Ship

Smart woman!!!
Bea Muller, an 86-year-old retiree, has been a permanent resident on Cunard's Queen Elizabeth 2 since 5 January 2000. Her husband had passed away while the couple was on a world cruise eleven months earlier, and rather than opt for a retirement home, Mrs. Muller sold her house and possessions and booked herself onto the ship.



Have Some Fun

A very interactive, cool flash site. Start clicking!!! I spent over an hour there, so be prepared.



ANFSCD

}:^#}) Updrafted bushy-mustached pointy nosed smiley with a double-chin.
:- Ooops
:[ Real Downer
X-( User just died
<|-) User is Chinese
:<) User is from an Ivy League School
>;-> Winky and devil combined. A very lewd remark was just made

If you want to know the meaning for a certain smiley or acronym, this is the place to go.

Funky Flash

Great, one man flash musical. Very creative.



Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Left vs. Right

Do both sides of your brain work in harmony? I am embarrassed to say what my score was. I don't know colors very well.



Left vs. Right


Left vs. Right
Originally uploaded by kukla.

Do Not Try This

How about a back flip from a tower 25 feet off the ground(will open WMP video)!!!

If You Drink

If you participate in any alcoholic beverages, you might want to check out ModernDrunkard.
They are a group of functional alcoholics based primarily in Denver, CO. Included in their ranks are published novelists, filmmakers, English gentlemen, barflies, punk rock musicians, comedians, outright dastards and admitted boozeheads.



Bacon Whores

Finally, you can have tasty, sizzling bacon, without all the shopping, planning, and preparation. Just schedule your appointment at baconwhores.com, and our trained experts will come and prepare bacon for you, exactly the way you like it.
When your appointment comes, a specially-trained BaconWhores expert will arrive, ready to cook bacon. You don't even need your own cooking facilities - our experts bring along all the equipment they need.



Beware of the Solar Death Ray

The Solar Death Ray is made of 112 mirrors mounted on a platform 4 feet wide and 6 feet tall. Each mirror is a square roughly 3.5 inches on edge. All these mirrors focus the sun to a single spot 5 feet, 6 inches from the mirror platform. A wooden fork extends from the mirror base to the area near the focus and serves as a mounting point for Solar Death Ray targets. The mirror platform is mounted to the support frame on a pivot that allows the platform to be angled. The whole system is mounted on a set of wheels.
Below, a cell phone caught the wrath of the Solar Death Ray.



Monday, March 21, 2005

Water Balloon in Zero Gravity

Next time you are in a zero gravity environment, pop a water balloon(will open WMP video) and see what happens.
Check out more tests and videos here.



Your Second Home

Looking for that vacation home. Look no further.
Christie's Great Estates is your best source for international luxury real estate. Whether you want a metropolitan penthouse, a ranch or mountain home, a charming equestrian estate, an island retreat, a private villa, or a historic mansion to call your own, Christie's Great Estates has a distinctive property to suit your dreams.
The home below is going for $5.1 million, just what I was looking for.



Sunday, March 20, 2005

Sunday Morning Coffee

Nothing like latte art to get you going in the morning.