Friday, September 14, 2007

Activity Corner

  • Raymond Crowe, Australia's only "unusualist", demonstrates his talent in the amazing hand shadow show.

  • Afraid of being attacked? Pepper spray canisters too hard to use or get to in a hurry? Then get the Stunning Ring. Just be careful when putting in your contact lenses.

  • "All work and no play makes Homer something something."
    "Rhetoric?" "Don't mind if I do!"

  • Their tagline says, "Reviews of anything in 17 syllables." Which, of course, means Reviews in Haiku.

  • Unnamed celebrities try to fit in, incognito, at Burning Man.

  • When people ask me why I'm a misanthrope, I point at other people. The Scariest Thing I've Ever Seen.

  • They're funny, lame, emo and poignant. They're (ostensibly) true stories told in one sentence.

  • Ok, this one's a little long, but it illustrates my point that people who "know how the system works" and go looking for trouble can usually find it: Arrested at Circuit City. The best comment is from Tim. Stupid internet hippies trying to join a non-cause to stick it to the man.

  • Oh, how cute! It's a Swiss Army knife knockoff for women!

  • I knew Amazon.com sold a lot of books, but I didn't know it sold them by the pallet. The free shipping and steep discount are almost enough to make me order The Penguin Classics Library Complete Collection. That and, you know, if I read books.

  • Some say nothing is foolproof, or escapeproof. Houdini dog proves the latter.

  • The Coelacanth is known as "the living fossil". Believed to be extinct, it was "discovered" in 1938. Now, Japanese scientists using a submersible have video of one in its natural habitat.

  • What? How can they have these mobile espresso carts in The Netherlands, but not here in Seattle?

  • Popular Mechanics offers their list of 25 Skills Every Man Should Know. Looks like I have some learnin' to do.

  • Ok, this web tool is really cool. You upload a picture, and it automatically generates a complementary color palette.

  • Get your geek on with the Seven Wonders of the IT World.

  • Learning English in Taiwan: Can't Touch This! Presumably they'll learn rhythm later.

  • 21 Things You Didn't Know You Can Recycle.

  • Dark Horse Comics interprets H.G. Wells' "War of the Worlds" as an online ecomic.

  • Tattoos aren't just for cool people; nerds get them too. Meaning the subject matter is nerdy as well: TV tattoos.

  • Take parts from old airplanes and turn them into furniture? You can purchase cool stuff (like a B-52 ejection seat) at Moto Art.

2 comments:

DK said...

Also good for a Sunday evening...

CJ said...

I'm so happy they finally added perfume to the swiss army knife. I can't count how many times I've been in an emergency situation and thought, "if only I had perfume..."