Saturday, June 30, 2007

Vegetarian Zombies

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Thursday, June 28, 2007

The Amazing Zebra Crossing

"It looks as if someone tried to give a zebra a respray. . . then ran out of white paint halfway through the job.

But in reality there is no artificial colouring on display here. This amazing but natural coat belongs to Eclyse the zorse.

Her father is a zebra, while her mother is a horse. And she's walking proof of how a child inherits genes from both parents.

For while most zebra-horse crossbreeds sport stripes across their entire body, Eclyse only has two such patches, on its face and rear.

The one-year-old zorse was the accidental product of a holiday romance when her mother, Eclipse, was taken from her German safari park home to a ranch in Italy for a brief spell.

There she was able to roam freely with other horses and a number of zebras, including one called Ulysses who took a fancy to her."

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Sunday, June 24, 2007

Before Dirty Jobs, Mike Rowe Was A Star On QVC

Can you feel the enthusiasm he has for the crinckly cat sack?

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Favorite: Mike Rowe sells a lava lamp here.

Related: Mike Rowe on wiki

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Boogie Nights-Star Wars Edition

Iron Maiden Sneakers

"The first of four limited edition art pieces honoring one of the most successful and influential bands of the heavy metal genre - Iron Maiden. The legendary ?Killers" cover artwork is available on both Vans classic Slip-ons and SK8-HI's. A must have for any true fan."

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 Previous sneaker posts:

Jackass 2 Converse Chuck Taylors

Iron Maiden Sneakers Vans

Walking Dead Chuck Taylors

Breaking Bad Chuck Taylors

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

What Happened To Tony Soprano?

"I finally got around to watching the much-debated Sopranos finale last night. I haven’t seen the show much in years; it’s brilliant and all, but I gave up around season four. Just had things to do, and the show got a little, I dunno, slow for a while. You know. But after all the hullaballoo, I decided to take a look again for myself.

After looking closely at the final episode, I’m reminded of people who left the film American Beauty wondering who had actually shot Kevin Spacey, just because face of the killer was offscreen when the trigger was pulled, despite the fact that his identity couldn’t have been clearer. This is a lot like that.

I should add, incidentally, that I was a TV writer myself for a while. Not a particularly accomplished one. Mostly small stuff nobody ever saw. I wrote for CSI: Crime Scene Investigation for most of the third season, but I got tired of all the death, frankly. Some people might have loved the job, and the money was great, and I still like and respect the folks there for being so incredibly good at what they do, but it just wasn’t a good fit for me. Anyway, my point: not any claim to expertise -- which is minimal at the very most, I promise, and for you to judge, in any case -- but during the year of my life that I helped in modest ways to hang dwarfs, make parasailers go Icarus, and poison poker players with lead-filled candies, I saw first-hand just how meticulously the little details could be fussed over for the cameras – and that was on a show with a breakneck production schedule and no particular auteur nursing his vision through every single shot."

Tony got whacked.

Bob Harris presents a good argument at

LOL Metal

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Sunday, June 17, 2007

Monday, June 11, 2007

The Cat Cam

"Sometimes I have some challenging ideas, or crazy like some other people would say. This time I thought about our cat who is the whole day out, returning sometimes hungry sometimes not, sometimes with traces of fights, sometimes he stay also the night out.

When he finally returns, I wonder where he was and what he did during his day. This brought me to the idea to equip the cat with a camera. The plan was to put a little camera around his neck which takes every few minutes a picture. After he is returning, the camera would show his day. First I thought about transmitting live pictures from a remote RF camera, but the equipment is too expensive and battery consumption is too high."

So the idea was born and split into these parts:

  • find small, lightweight, inexpensive digital camera
  • develop a controller for the camera
  • protect the camera from cat attack
  • mount equipment to cat
Look, is there a cat meeting under the car?

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Spine Lamp Adds A Touch Of Creepy To Any Office

"I can’t think of a better way to keep annoying co-workers (or really anyone for that matter) from hanging around your desk than with this unique lamp that is shaped like a human spine.
Now I’m pretty sure it’s not an actual spine but nevertheless it looks realistic enough to creep out a few people. And if you were wondering the answer is yes, the neck of the lamp is also flexible allowing you to aim the light where you need it.
The Spine Lamp includes a marble base and classy gold paint finish and is available from Mark Beam Studios for only $1,500. At least that price includes shipping."

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Abduction Lamp


"Abduction is a lamp for Sci-Fi fans of all ages.

A light bulb inside the metal UFO lights up the beam and the windows. The glass of the beam is frosted to distribute light in all directions.

Abduction is currently at a concept stage. Visit if you're interested in the details behind the lamp.


Idea and design by Lasse Klein."

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Biff's Question Song

Tom Wilson, the actor who played Biff in the Back To The Future movies, gets asked a lot of dumb questions. Here's his answer:

Friday, June 01, 2007

Artsist Unveils $98M Diamond Skull

"LONDON, England (Reuters) -- Damien Hirst, former BritArt bad boy whose works infuriate and inspire in equal measure, did it again on Friday with a diamond-encrusted platinum cast of a human skull priced at a cool $98 million.

The skull, cast from a 35-year-old 18th-century European male, is coated with 8,601 diamonds, including a large pink diamond worth more than $8 million in the center of its forehead.

"It shows we are not going to live for ever. But it also has a feeling of victory over death," Hirst said as the sparkling skull was unveiled to the public for the first time amid tight security at central London's White Cube gallery.

Hirst, who has a preoccupation with blood and death and whose works range from diced and pickled quadrupeds to bloody depictions of birth, said he was inspired by similarly bejeweled Aztec skulls. While the skull is platinum and the diamonds flawless -- and ethically sourced, Hirst stressed -- the teeth are real."

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