January 12, 2006

Curious George: Pranking. Me and some of my friends are planning to prank a friend by acting as if I had never existed, and we need to change some stuff on the prankee's computer to remove evidence of my existence. more inside

August 11, 2005

Have you ever wanted to make a webcomic? Now you can. [via mefi] more inside

March 15, 2005

The Theremin was invented by Lev Sergeivitch Termen (anglacized to Leon Theremin) in 1919. It uses Electromagnectic Induction to control pitch and volume. It produces an eerie, whistling sound associated by many with early horror films. more inside

March 05, 2005

Tentacles of Desire. Joshua Hadley traveled across Japan in the 19th century, documenting a world rarely seen by outsiders. One of his most bizarre discoveries was the Kinoe no Komatsu. It included several woodblock prints of octopi and female pearl divers in intimate situations. The woodblocks ranged from the odd to the downright frightening. [NSFW] more inside

February 08, 2005

Curious, George: Greek Names What are some examples of names from Greek/Roman mythology in advertising? more inside

December 17, 2004

Be an anti-consumism rebel, just like everyone else: an interesting take on the culture of anti-consumerism. The author states that anti-consumerism is not a critique of consumerism, but rather a critique of mass society-- a critique which has in fact "been one of the most powerful forces driving consumerism for more than 40 years." Buy the book and bask in the irony.

December 12, 2004

Subversive coss stitch

December 03, 2004

Chick tracts for a new generation [via this askmefi question] more inside

October 30, 2004

American assumed she was a Canadian citizen, and now they won't let her back into Canada.

October 16, 2004

This damn hp ad always freaks the hell out of me (the one on the left)

October 04, 2004

Curious, George: Coconuts. How does one get the flesh out of an opened coconut?

September 09, 2004

Bomb blast rocks Australian embassy THE Australian embassy in Jakarta was damaged by a powerful explosion that blew up vehicles in front of the complex. At least three people were killed.
Curious George: I Need New Music! I haven't gotten a new CD in about four months. What do you recommed? I like pretty much anything (rock, jazz, hip hop, classical, whatever). more inside

September 03, 2004

Koala Sabotage In the Big List of Two Words You Wouldn't Normally Expect to Find Next to Each Other, "Koala Sabotage" ranks in the top ten, just below "Lemur Assassin." Nonetheless, it's a good name for this game, wherein your team of fuzzy, cuddly koalas derail trains and steal supplies in order to build cheap, shoddy houses. Not the sort of behavior you generally expect from marsupials. [Flash]
[via Little Fluffy]
Curious George: Gmail . I still have five Gmail invitations. Can I sell them on Ebay, or is there a specialized marketplace?

September 01, 2004

Black Ships and Samurai. An online exhibit featuring some 200 Japanese and American graphics depicting the 1853-1854 mission by Commodore Matthew Perry that led to the opening of Japan to the outside world.

August 31, 2004

Something Fishy. Consider the case of the Tangerine Rodeo Fish, a creature that has evolved the ability to encircle other fish in gaseous byproducts of its internal systems -- bubbles -- thereby making the other fish disappear and scoring the points it needs to survive. By capturing more fish of the same type in the bubbles, it scores exponentially more points, allowing it to survive longer. This is just one of the species you'll learn about in the new IMAX production, Oh No, More Damn Fish.
[Via Little Fluffy]

August 28, 2004

Curious, George: Yahoo! Chat Why can't I login to Yahoo chat? more inside

August 22, 2004

Why??

August 08, 2004

English poetry by Japanese Students