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August 05, 2006

Randall's very blind date. Randall Munroe, physics nerd and creator of the webcomic xkcd (which has been a little NSFW lately), has created a system to determine the best thing ever. Not content to stop there, though, he's putting besthing.info's algorithm to the test by asking the Internet to come up with the best date ever. more inside

August 04, 2006

A Colonial Abortion Drama via Boston 1775 and metafilter
Hilarious House of Frightenstein! The best kids' show EVA is back on the air, BABY, to teach children all about hippies, vampire midgets, eastern philosophy, recreational drugs, 70s proto-trip-hop, the Grammar Slammer, a gorilla being knocked out repeatedly by baseballs, more drugs, early rave culture, lessons about animals, confused racial stereotypes, pie-in-the-face and fat-man jokes, and of course, chilling poetry as performed by the incomparable Vincent Price. They don't make 'em like this any more... more inside
Powers of ten (pictures) Powers of ten (video) Powers of ten (simpsons)
Goose Clothes Everyday Outfits, Halloween Outfits, or even Patriotic Outfits more inside
Igor Sivanowicz photographs invertebrates. Perv. more inside
disappearing zine will attempt to address the various things disappearing from the world. So too, a blog called "what I killed today".
Sharp pointy teeth They've attacked presidents, police, and dogsleds...... more inside
Digital Domesday Britain's earliest surviving public record now available in a searchable online format. Some decent background on 11th century England linked off the main page too.
Johnston Atoll is up for sale! Never heard of this Pacific-Island retreat? Let me tell you more. The atoll consists of four coral islands surrounded by reef. Like the beautiful island nation of Nauru, US-owned Johnston Atoll was mined of its guano deposits in the 19th century. After World War Two, it was used as a thermonuclear testing site and chemical disposal site for mustard and nerve gas until three years ago. Now this picturesque, isolated stretch of reclaimed land in the middle of the Pacific is available to you! (We recommend you bring your own water.) more inside
The Boston Tea Partay! Holla! [YouTube]

August 03, 2006

Laundryroom Swapmeet People leave things on the laundryroom table of the apartment building. Later, those things are gone. More things appear. Who takes them, and why? The big questions, pondered small. Dude, I totally fuckin' swiped this from Mr. Blue over there, huh huh huh.
Curious George: Which blog? In yesterday's thread, we found that several of us monkeys are planning to cut loose from the man for a while. So, what blog host would you use to chronicle such an adventure? more inside
The Mighty Mac. When it was completed, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world. It took 42,000 miles of cable, more than 460,000 cubic yards of concrete, and weighs in at just over one million tons. On completion, the state governor called it an engineering marvel on the scale of the great pyramids, the Suez and Panama canals. The bridge has only one flaw: It wasn't built in a huge metropolis. When people talk of great bridges, you hear about the Golden Gate or the Verrazano Narrows, but you don't often hear about the Mackinac Bridge. more inside
Moscow Panorama Pretty good I reckon. Anyone seen this?
"Teddy Bear" -- "Love Me Tender". "Hound Dog" -- "I Want You, I Need You, I Love You" "Treat Me Nice". "Rip It Up". "Don't". "Tryin' To Get To You". "I Beg Of You". "Don't Ask Me Why". "Dontcha Think It's Time"? "Surrender". *"All Shook Up"* "It Hurts Me". "Let Yourself Go". "Too Much" "Hurt"...
New Light on the Archimedes Palimpsest more inside
The Puerta America Hotel. Make a list of the biggest names in architecture and design. Then let them each design a floor of your hotel. Will it work? more inside
Curious George: Leaving the Office I'm on the verge of quitting yet another job, and I'm thinking it's time for something totally different. Something (gasp) not even in an office. more inside
Snakes On Your Phone! "This is Samuel L. Jackson...and I know everything about you." Yes, it's viral marketing, but this time it's brilliant: enter a friend's name, some details about them, and have Mr. Jackson place a phone call encouraging them to go see Snakes on a Plane. Best if the intended victim has no idea they're about to get a call. shamelessly stolen from MeFi
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