Tuesday, December 05, 2006 

Why rap has become the music of choice for city high-flyers - Times Online

Why rap has become the music of choice for city high-flyers - Times Online: "

Sydney Morning Herald
Why rap has become the music of choice for city high-flyers
Times Online'- 22 hours ago
Urban birds perform a form of avian rap whereas those in rural areas prefer gentler country music, a study shows. Birds in towns eschew many of the traditional, more melodious songs to blast out new tunes ...
Urban songbirds raise their voices to be heard New Scientist (subscription)
Why birds sing up when they move to the city Guardian Unlimited
Telegraph.co.uk'- Independent'- BBC News'- Toronto Star
all 20 news articles

(Via Google News - Sci/Tech.)

Monday, December 04, 2006 

USA Legalizes Abandonware

USA Legalizes Abandonware: "U.S. Copyright Office has issued new rules, effective November 26, enabling public access to commercially unavailable software, AKA abandonware.

What does this mean? It means any of those old DOS favorites from Sierra to DUNE are now decriminalized!

(Via digg.)

Monday, November 20, 2006 

Real VR...

It sounds like there is some very interesting research coming out of Nokia. They've stuffed a camera phone with a bunch of location detection gear for a single purpose: overlaying information on top of the video capture screen. In a sense, they are doing real-time VR through the camera on the phone. Want to know what's on the menu at an eatery? Point your camera at it from the street and see the information in real time. If this is the future of cell phone use...I'm a happy guy.



Don't hug me...

Tired of being grabbed on the subway by that creep with the fish breath and the lousy toupee? Now you can commit assault with style! Behold, the No-Contact coat in its 80,000 volts of glory. Jump for the product page.


Sunday, November 19, 2006 

Dog Addicted to Sucking on Hallucinogenic Toads

This article -- a true story -- struck me as very funny: Lady is a dog who struggles with a secret addiction to sucking on' hallucinogenic toads. Other dog owners won't let their dogs play with her anymore. Family struggles with feelings of shame, etc. See the photo's in the article of Lady staring at a toad.


Tuesday, August 22, 2006 

The War on Drugs

Law Enforcement against Prohibition. These guys have the stright dope on the war on drugs. Tens of billions of dollars each year for what? More people in jails that can't hold them? Pardon the political stint here, but hearing this information should make you a smarter person.


Friday, August 11, 2006 

Where no poster has gone before.....

Someone with a little too much free time put together a series of motivational posters. But hey, their obsession is our gain. A great series of mock posters made with Trekkie love.



Too fast? To furious?

For those of you who can't get enough ground lighting on your car now have a way to turn your average budged polution machine into a discotech. Take your average Scion and add colerful ground lights...you know...for the children.


Thursday, August 10, 2006 


In what may go down in history as the most expensive hoax ever attempted...Marc Ecko, (maker of those Rhino clothes I keep seeing everywhere) painted the left half of a jumbo jet to match Air Force 1, hired some actors with scary guns, "snuck" onto his own property, and spray-painted something illegable on one of the engines. The hoax was so good, the Air Force was starting to check their fleet of airplanes for splattered 300 pound spiders. Link to the video on the jump.




Crazy Dutch artist Paul Veroude has suspended every part of a Honda F1 race car from a series (read: a metric crap-load) of metal wires.

You too can appreciate his obsession from a safe distance (read: over the internets) at the link that follows hereafter.


Wednesday, August 09, 2006 


A clever AMEX ad throwing back to the 80s. When can I play some real tennis with a floating pong paddle?


Tuesday, August 08, 2006 

New Playboy ad needs no explanation

From the cool hunter


Borac learns to football

Nothing I could say can capture the amazing akwardness of this video. Just go watch it. Remember, sex explosions are not part of football!


Friday, January 20, 2006 

Go to sleep, go to sleep, go to sleep little trauma patient...

Doctors are toying with ways to turn Demolition Man into a reality show.
The process includes allowing patients to 'bleed out' while replacing their blood with cold saline solution. This extreme hypothermia can hold wounded pigs in suspention for 3 to 4 hours. No word yet on weather the pigs can still be made into bacon when they wake up.
Doctors are requesting authorization to begin doing this in truama wards.

\Link/ to the news article

Tuesday, January 17, 2006 

Poly want a c--what?!?

Proving once again the people who live in the UK not only pronounce things wrong, but they're just as weird as their pronunciation of 'Basil' and abuse of mayonase would portend.

Chris Taylor became suspicious of his girlfriend when he heard his parrot yelling "Yes Garry" in a fairly good imitation of his girlfriends voice.

The girlfriend's take?

"I am surprised to hear he got rid of that bird," she added to The Guardian newspaper. "He spent more time talking to it than he did to me."

/Link\ to the CNN story