Sunday, October 30, 2005
Goodbye Daily Pick
Monday, October 17, 2005
And... Jessica points our way to Found Notes. It's just what it sounds like: the weird, the beautiful, the creepy, the not safe for work. Great found notes here.
Found Photos is updated.
Sunday, October 16, 2005
Human Oddities Museum
This, her friends agree, is how she would want to be remembered: her own Gretchen Worden Room at the Mütter Museum, the College of Physicians of Philadelphia's collection of medical specimens and instruments. It's a small room, in a former storage area Ms. Worden jokingly referred to as "the tumor room." But it has been handsomely fitted out with display cases of polished wood and glass, filled with the kinds of spectacularly grotesque anatomical oddities Ms. Worden spent her adult life explicating as the museum's director and tireless promoter.
Thanks Boing Boing
Saturday, October 15, 2005
More Bug Photos
Scotty Hutchins writes in and asks us to check out Meniscus Climbing Insects. Great photography, and "one really nerdy joke (see Figure 9)."
Do check out the censored bug sex in figure 9, along with my favorites: the water-walkers.
The border between land and water may appear flat to us, but to water-walking insects, there may be significant topography. Here the water measurer Hydrometra treads carefully atop slippery rocks protruding from below the water surface.
Weird and wild
Thursday, October 13, 2005
Smurfs Bombed for UNICEF
"The people of Belgium have been left reeling by the first adult-only episode of the Smurfs, in which the blue-skinned cartoon characters' village is annihilated by warplanes.The short but chilling film is the work of Unicef, the United Nations Children's Fund, and is to be broadcast on national television next week as a campaign advertisement....
The short film pulls no punches. It opens with the Smurfs dancing, hand-in-hand, around a campfire and singing the Smurf song. Bluebirds flutter past and rabbits gambol around their familiar village of mushroom- shaped houses until, without warning, bombs begin to rain from the sky.
Tiny Smurfs scatter and run in vain from the whistling bombs, before being felled by blast waves and fiery explosions. The final scene shows a scorched and tattered Baby Smurf sobbing inconsolably, surrounded by prone Smurfs."More here.
Thanks John Jeff Hoffman!
Wednesday, October 12, 2005
Sarcastic Fashion Photos
Many fashion photos, plus added sarcastic comments, of both male and female models at Threadbared.com. This site is hilarious.
Thanks Allison J.
Tuesday, October 11, 2005
Google Maps: UFO Sightings
Google Maps has taken date from the National UFO Reporting Center and mapped out sightings from September 2005. What's going on in Ohio?
Video Game Sweatshops
1up has a great feature story about the farming and selling of currency within online roleplaying games. Find out how all the World of Warcraft Gold and Star Wars Galaxies Credits are getting on eBay and who is making real life cash.
Austin Kleon: Writer, Illustrator, Library Worker
- Austin Kleon lives in Cleveland, Ohio, where he writes stories and works in a library. He also draws illustrations, such as Ink Pirate, above.