Monday, July 31, 2006

Full Custom Bodykit

Link. This car just sold recently.

Abandoned Stations On London's Underground

"There are about 40 abandoned or relocated stations on the Underground network along its entire 255 miles (408Km) of trackway - some subsurface and some above ground. Some have vanished without trace whereas others are almost intact, grimey time capsules of the era when they were closed."

Link to the Website here.

Link to Abandoned Stations in NYC here.

More urban exploration here.

Japanese urban exploration here. (photo set 4 is a dilapidated amusement park)

Friday, July 28, 2006

Asia's Newest Sport - Yak Skiing

"The magazine's Asian edition says this "implausible extreme sport" involves going at rocket speed uphill attached by rope to a yak charging downhill. "

"If you forget yourself in the excitement and shake the bucket too soon, you'll be flattened by two hairy tons of behemoth," the magazine says. "

"Mr Dorje's advice is: "Never shake the bucket of nuts before you're tied to the yak rope."

Never have truer words been spoken. That's some sage advice my man.

Read the story here. (It's A BBC link so it has to be legitimate, C'mon)

Internet via 1996

"The internet in 1996 looks like it had been created in its entirety by a panel of 13-year-olds with Geocities accounts who had about half an hour to spare each night before bedtime."

Hmmm. Myspace.com ...I'm looking at you.

Read the article here.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Mermaid Corpse?

The site doesn't say much about this. It mentions that it was found off the Atlantic Coast, possibly washed ashore by a storm.

Seems a little fishy to me.

Site's in Russian. See the gallery here

Gumby Turns 50

" Gumby, the little green clay boy, is celebrating 50 years in show business -- in 1956 he made his first appearance on television, on "The Howdy Doody Show" -- and he's looking as young as ever. There's not a wrinkle on him, and if there were, you could smooth it out with your thumb. "




Read the article here.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

ComiCon Costumes 2006


"For many comic fans, the annual Comic Con gathering in San Diego is the Mecca to which they must pay yearly pilgrimage. The complexity of attire is often equated with a wearer's level of devotion, which drives fans to new heights of costuming each year."

See the gallery here

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

'Zombies' Arrested In Downtown Minneapolis

"Six friends spruced up in fake blood and tattered clothing were arrested in downtown Minneapolis on suspicion of toting "simulated weapons of mass destruction."

Police said the group were allegedly carrying bags with wires sticking out, making it look like a bomb, while meandering and dancing to music as part of a "zombie dance party" Saturday night."

See more of the awesome mugshots and read the story here.

Read about even more of the hi-jinks here.

Giant Hole


"The gaint hole is actually a diamond mine in Eastern Siberia near the town Mirna. It is 525 meters deep and 1.25 km in the diameter."

See the gallery here.

Body Worlds 2


"The internationally renowned exhibit, Body Worlds 2: The Anatomical Exhibition of Real Human Bodies, comes to the Museum of Science in Boston. The exhibit explores human anatomy and physiology through the study of real human bodies that have been preserved using the ground-breaking process called Plastination. Discover more than 200 authentic human specimens at the most highly attended touring exhibition in the world."

Link Body Worlds 2: Opens July 30.

Monday, July 24, 2006

Lightning Strikes The Luxor

" Lightning strikes above the Luxor Hotel and Casino during a thunderstorm in Las Vegas, Nevada July 17, 2006. The Mandalay Bay Resort is at left."

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Friday, July 21, 2006

Stolen R's

"A sign with the letter "R" missing from its message is shown outside a National Guard post in Greencastle, Ind., in this Tuesday, July 18, 2006 file photo. A consonant-loving thief had police and business owners in Greencastle baffled after dozens of letter Rs were stolen from signs. The weekend caper targeted gas stations, restaurants, repair shops and medical offices in the small city about 40 miles west of Indianapolis, as well as the National Guard post."

So who stole all the RRRR's? Perhaps pirates?

Link to the story

The Perfect Bacon Martini

"Lightly mist martini glass with vermouth, and rim the edge with bacon grease. In a cocktail shaker, mix 3oz vodka, one dash tobasco, and one dash olive juice. Shake well and strain into cocktail glass. Skim excess bacon grease from surface of cocktail. Garnish with one slice of bacon."

That would go great with the Bacon Cereal post a few weeks ago.

Link to the Flickr gallery for photo and recipe.

Android Clone

"Japanese roboticist Hiroshi Ishiguro clones himself, android-style. His incredibly lifelike mechanical double, "Geminoid HI-1," sometimes takes his place in meetings and classes. "

I can think of many opportunities where this might come in handy.

Link to the story here. See creepy pics here.

Feline Felon Suspected In Glove Thefts

"Willy, a 1-year-old cat is photographed Thursday, July 20, 2006, with a display of several pairs of garden gloves that he took from unknown yards in his neighborhood in Pelham, N.Y. Willy has brought home nine pairs of gloves and five singles over several weeks laying them on his owners' front or back porches."

What happened to just bringing dead birds home?

Link to the Boston Globe story.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Day Of The Dead Remake

Casting information is slowly trickling in about the Day of the Dead remake. Ving Rhames is set to star, but not reprising the role he played in the Dawn of the Dead remake, instead he is set to play Captain Rhodes. Mena Suvari, from American Beauty, is cast to play Sarah and Nick Cannon as Salazar.

Steve Miner, director of Lake Placid and Halloween H20, is going to helm the project.

Read more here.

Wacky Packs



Wacky Packages Original Series.1 (1973)

See the whole series here

Zombie March on Boston II

THE OFFICIAL ZOMBIE MARCH ON BOSTON II IS COMING! THIS SUMMER IS THE SUMMER OF THE UNDEAD.

"Once again, we will be meeting at South Station. This march will begin at 6:00pm on July 22nd. Rip your shirt, pore on the fake gore, and come join us for a night of wandering the streets of Boston and Cambridge. This spring's march in Somerville was a real scream, with "audience participation" (the police held back traffic for us, tourists wanted photos). The Brattle is even getting involved."

Details can be found here Brattle Theater.

Myspace page here

Flickr gallery from previous Zombie Marchs here and here.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Jesse James Radial Engine Powered Chopper


It's basically a 7 cylinder airplane engine dropped into a bike.
See more pictures and read about here.

If you can't afford that there's always the Huffy version. It's only $69.99 and sure to impress.

Link

Dog Bites Game

A guys dog eats his Nintendo DS lite. Nintendo says they'll replace it for $50 under warranty. Lucky Guy.

Link

Two-Toned Lobster

Tommy the two-tone lobster found in Maine.

Read about it here.

Friday, July 14, 2006

Telephone Sheep

Telephone sheep made from telephones and telephone cable.

Link to flickr gallery

Baby Robins

I found these 3 guys outside my garage. The mother was none too happy about my taking pictures of them.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Celebrity Graves

Johnny RamoneDee Dee Ramone

Bruce and Brandon Lee
Find a Grave

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Clever Billboard

The billboard is actually a sundial. The sun hits at just the right angle to tell time between 6 a.m. and noon. This shot was taken at noon when it hit dead center.

Read about it here

Random Image

Star Wars On Earth

A gallery of Star Wars characters inserted into more earthly photos.

Link

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Street Installations

Strange street art installations

Link

Bacon Cereal

A guy takes a pound of bacon, smothers it in blue cheese and tops it off with Baco-Bits.

Link

Monday, July 10, 2006

The Lazy Man's Product Guide

Robot lawn mowers, voice activated remote controls and disposable underwear are all reviewed here.

Link

Dangerous Road


Link

Saturday, July 08, 2006