Archive for the ‘bizarre’ Category

Craft time

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Something I had to make during my lunch break. Because seeing Totoro in Toy Story 3 was awesome.

Add these to your reading list

Friday, September 18th, 2009

img { padding-bottom: 1em; padding-top: 1em;} These are some of the odd books unearthed for the Diagram Prize which is awarded each year to the book with the strangest title. Yes, these books are real. All Dogs Have ADHD Baboon Metaphysics: The Evolution of a Social Mind Beyond Leaf Raking: Learning to Serve/Serving to Learn ...

Citizen Spies

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

Thanks to Google Maps, we know that North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has an awesome swimming pool, complete with a bitchin' water slide: (click to see it on Google Maps) But Google Maps also shows us the cost of excess. (click to see it on Google Maps) This is a very small sampling of ...

Corn muffin coefficient

Sunday, May 17th, 2009

From a recent Quotation of the Day Mailing List email comes this gem from a collection of letters written in response to the US Department of Agriculture's redesign of the Food Pyramid: "The cleansing properties of urine are not even addressed in the food pyramid. This must be corrected. We cannot ...

CTRL-ALT-DNA

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

You're sitting at your computer, writing your next awesome computer program. You think, "I want to run my new program. But the computer I have is too slow and too boring to run it on." You glance over at the petri dish in your biology lab. "What if ...

Dress for the Aporkcalypse

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

I was hypnotized by the recent rebranding of "swine flu" as "hamthrax", which unfortunately compelled to me design a t-shirt for sale on CafePress: How long until the band's lawyers come after me? Until then, buy a shirt!. Or a hat. :)

WTFractal?!?

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

XSLT is a language for transforming XML. I came to hate XSLT long ago, at the tail end of a fading honeymoon period in which I dwelt in the empty promises of XML. Somebody came up with a way to plot the Mandelbrot Set using only an XML file combined ...

links for 2009-03-06: Pile o’ toys

Friday, March 6th, 2009

table {width: 400px;} img { border: none;} td {padding-bottom: 1em;} This impressive augmented reality demo from GE inserts computer-generated 3D objects into live video. First, watch the short video. Then, try it yourself. Israeli musician "Kutiman" took a big pile of seemingly random YouTube video clips and used them as instruments ...

My share of the stimulus package

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Now I can pretend to be on Wall Street, seizing untold riches with my filthy, Ponzi-scheme stained paws! ...or does this hyperinflationary currency from Zimbabwe's crumbling economy portend the future of our own currency? By the way... uh... is it just me, or is the typeface on the 10 trillion dollar banknote ...

Pepsanity

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

img { margin: 1em 1em 1em 1em; border: thin solid #ccc; } This is the new Pepsi logo: This is evidence of the complete and utter insanity that went into the design of the new Pepsi logo by the Arnell Group, the advertising agency retained to re-brand Pepsi: What ...