Thursday, October 30, 2008

Sad Robot

I know you all have lives and stuff. And new babies - congrats!

But it makes this robot sad that you are not all as addicted to Spore as he is.

That is all.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Human evolution

Hey! Check out this artist's vision of how our bodies could evolve to accomodate modern consumer choices. This woman has an extended shoulder for holding a phone.

The above link has more photos. A preview:

Other proposals include a ridge in the nose developed for wearing glasses, ears moulded to accommodate earphones, a thumb with an extra joint for sending SMS messages more efficiently and a foot adapted to create the same posture as wearing high heels.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Diarrhea Tracker

AHOY. This is not about INSECTOID MURDER and/or WORM JIZZ. All I seem to do is take pictures. This is an ok one.


I will run the NYC Marathon on November 2 -- you may also follow my (lack of) progress by using their intertube and entering my race number -- 20277. If I should seem to stay in one place for longer than 15 minutes, you can be sure I am diarrheaing the sidewalk.


when a wasp is first spotted, about 100 worker bees hang out by the hive opening and keep it open, thereby luring the wasp inside. Once the wasp has entered, 500 bees, who were lying in wait, swarm the wasp and latch onto it in a bee ball as seen above. The bees then begin to buzz and flap their wings, raising the temperature inside the ball to 47 degrees celsius. The bees can tolerate the temperature just fine, but the wasp has already reached its fatal limit at 45 degrees. The bees literally cook the invader to death.

116.6 degrees fahrenheit, bitches!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Hey, Unconnecty!

Horizontal HDD Stage Rack for Bare SATA Drives

Excellent storage solution. Horizontal orientation maintains uniform inertia across the HDD platter, equalizing strain on the motor and spindle, leading to fewer errors over time.

Amazingly enough...

Mr. Pony turned me onto this! best thing Blizzard has done so far in my opinion. Well, that and haircuts. Fugu! Get in there for me!

HDD Stage Rack for Bare SATA Drives

Mentioned this to Fugu the other day. Good storage solution for people with a lot of old SATA hard drives lying around. (I am one of these people.) You pop them in and out like game cartridges. Feels very SuperNES. Works just like you think it should. Found it here.

Mr. Pony Made my baby take a dump!

I'm just sayin'.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Velvet worm

From Ugly Overload.

I heart lobopods! Though it sucks that the coolest things in nature tend to be the smallest.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Demitri Martin

Hey, anyone? Demitri Martin's been on the Daily Show some, and has a super-retro website here. He's a little like a younger Steven Wright, who; from time to time, becomes hung up on how much younger he is. Seriously, though, he's funny.

Saw this at that fish taco place started by the family of that girl that my brother used to date.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Lady Pants

A video about Brooklyn, tight pants and C.H.U.D.s. Not so new, but enjoyable nonetheless.

I & J

Have two sons. I just thought I should point that out.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Hey, look, someone wrote an article about the nounification of the word "fail"! Doesn't it feel great to be validated? Seriously, the hubris of this article (talking about being cool while simultaneously attempting to remain cool) should be a lesson to us all, Galspanic: One cannot be a parent and a hip parent at the same time. The harder you try, the more you will fail. The more you are fail. Whatever. Whatevs. Whhhh.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

"Hey Sara, where's your watch?"

A free scoop of Residence Inn hash browns to the poster with the best caption for this image.

Friday, October 10, 2008

tilt-shift movie

There's been some tilt-shift/(photoshop-shift) photos floating around the web --> here's a pretty sharp movie version along the same idea. 

Bathtub II from Keith Loutit on Vimeo. Via CultOfMac.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

No, no; get away from me. Her.

Everyone's all up in arms about McCain calling Obama "that one" but the moment that really stuck out in my mind was this sweet move that McCain pulls about 15 seconds in to the clip, refusing to shake hands with Obama, instead directing him to shake hands with his cylon wife. I mean, never mind the snub directed at Obama. How do you parse this if you're Cindy McCain?

UPDATE: Everyone is talking about this, too.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

UR So Gay

Dear Aaron,

You don't know me, but I feel compelled to apologize on behalf of my evil doppelganger for maintaining an eponymous website devoted solely to questioning your sexuality. That was really uncalled for of not-me, and frankly, kinda juvenile.

P.S. If you really are gay, then I guess it's not really slander then, is it. So beat it.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

the end of things

if you have about 1.7 hours or so, the visually un-stunning ppt presentation at the following link will walk you through why we're all fucked in the next couple of decades. the presentation is broken up into 19 "lessons," with the first few dwelling on some points you probably know quite well. but i promise that if you hang in there, it builds to a fairly convincing and horrifying conclusion.

pony i'm sure is already well-stocked for the apocalypse. can the rest of you say the same?