passing through some kind of surreal vortex, or something
Friday August 18th 2006, 1:42 pm
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we were driving to london today, and were passing stonehenge. the uber-hip guitar player who was riding along with us called a friend to tell him he was looking at “that thing from the spinal tap movie”. then, i glanced down out my window (we were in a van, fairly high up), as a rolls royce was passing us. i noticed the driver, a 50-something guy, and another person (female: wife? daughter? other?) sitting directly behind him. then i noticed why: he had a surfboard in the car, which was taking up the other front seat and back seat (front seat reclined flat). something about that moment in time — rocker talking to his friend about spinal tap, stonehenge, rolls royce with a surfboard in it — well, i was momentarily humored and disoriented.

motorcycle chair
Wednesday August 16th 2006, 7:15 am
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my first response to this chair was “oh, that’s so cool”.


but, after looking a bit longer, i’m thinking it looks like a wheelchair for a moto-fixated harley-geezer. might be the only motorcycle-like thing i’ll ever have, someday…

time to hover
Wednesday August 16th 2006, 7:06 am
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while the hover scooter is pretty cool (though it’s a bit baffling why the guy in the promo photo is wearing a tie!), the $1.5million hovering bed might be even more cool. i totally cracked up, however, at the sub-title to the article: [dutch designer] warns people with piercings not to enter magnet field between floor, bed.

(ht to dave barry)

a kitchen tool for manly men
Friday July 28th 2006, 1:22 pm
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all you manly men will be slice veggies and prepare dinner if you have one of these.slice.jpg


(ht to dave barry)

what geek (or techno-gadget collector) wouldn’t want these?
Friday July 28th 2006, 12:13 pm
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pen1ooh — this is way too cool.  a collection of “pens” with bluetooth that replace the need for a laptop!  they project a screen and a keyboard!  check it out…



UPDATE:  here’s the scoop on the “reality” of this technology.

the coolest kite
Monday July 24th 2006, 2:06 pm
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it took me a second looking at these pictures to figure out what the kite was in the photos! the computer pointer kite turns photos into a bit of performance art. what a kick. look closely at the photos, you can see the kite strings. sure, you could just photoshop in a big cursor on your pics — but having it be real is somehow more fun.

headline of the day, so far
Friday July 21st 2006, 11:39 am
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certainly, this has to be one of the most confusing and odd crime ledger headlines i’ve ever seen:

Police arrest naked man after he flails car with a stolen pigeon

(ht to dave barry)

speaking of bacon…
Saturday July 15th 2006, 3:03 pm
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i find this an odd cross-section of intriguing, disturbing, amusing and odd. apparently this guy has been tattooing pigs for years. a recent exhibition in china (where he creates his art) got him into hot water (hot mud? hot ink?) due to a lenin tattoo on one of the pigs.

here’s an article

here’s a gallery (i have to admit, the louis vuitton pig does seem to qualify as an intriguing piece of art).

disclaimer: no pigs, or animals of any kind, were injured in the writing of this blog post.

(ht to bobbie)

tiredness sets in
Tuesday July 04th 2006, 8:23 pm
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we’re all awaiting the fireworks. here are three very, very tired dcla peeps — holli, rachel and kaylyn — barely staying awake.

bush ’sings’ U2
Tuesday July 04th 2006, 8:54 am
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