Archive for January, 2006

Foodthulhu

Tuesday, January 31st, 2006

A great idea from Jon: H.P. Lovecraft meets bizarre vintage food adverts: It was very peculiar, but as the little boy uttered his petition there seemed to form overhead the shadowy, nebulous figures of exotic things; of hybrid creatures, crowned with horn-flanked disks. Those who described these strange shapes felt quite ...

Try the veal

Monday, January 30th, 2006

(15:03:11) Frank: Did you hear about the penguin in a santa suit who went to the psychiatrist? (15:03:21) Frank: diagnosis: bipolar! (15:03:34) Frank: tip your waitresses... (15:03:48) Frank: I'll be here all week... (15:03:52) David: <insert cricket chirps here>

Ultimately, EVERYBODY just wants to makes music.

Monday, January 30th, 2006

Remember 80s movie staple Rick Moranis? You loved him in Ghostbusters. And Little Shop of Horrors. And the Honey, I Shrunk the Everything series of flicks. Well fast-forward a bit from the 80s (a VERY long bit, come to think of it) and you'll find that he's released ...

Dumbest moments in business

Thursday, January 26th, 2006

(via Business 2.0): Winner, Dumbest Moment, Outsourcing Told you we shouldn't have rented that list from the Department of Homeland Security. Blaming a mailing-list vendor for providing bad information, JPMorgan Chase apologizes for sending a form letter about its credit card services to an Arab American man in California addressed to "Palestinian Bomber." Another ...

The ghosts of BASIC past

Monday, January 23rd, 2006

Click the button for resurrected geekery. Update: From Jerry: "What goose did: Once upon a time, there was a great sinus who lived in a large goose in the clouds. I'd really like to hear the rest of that story."

Pluto brings out silliness

Sunday, January 22nd, 2006

The New Horizons mission finally launched, after many false starts and delays. And it brought out not only the great feeling of human achievement, but more importantly some goofiness in our instant messaging chatter: (12:52:26) Chris: aw snap! they are delaying for clouds (12:52:39) Chris: it's a freaking rocket guys (12:52:47) Chris: ...

Haven’t you wanted to do this?

Sunday, January 22nd, 2006

(via PostSecret)

Before you leap…

Wednesday, January 18th, 2006

From Michelle: "At least San Francisco is trying to keep people from jumping!" Here's another view I found on Flickr:

Nanotechnology…

Monday, January 16th, 2006

...is now a dietary supplement?? "Mesosilver is 0.9999 pure silver in colloidal form, a true silver colloid. All natural mineral supplement in the form of nanoparticle colloidal silver." Are they actually making money off this?? The link appeared in the Adsense advertisements above. Of course, I'm giving them some ...

1000 reasons to love Japan

Monday, January 16th, 2006

Reason #625: Arnold Schwarzenegger explodes out of a woman's head in a commercial.