Saturday, July 08, 2006

Portable walls

Why didn't I think of that?


In memory of the great SRV

Stevie Ray Vaughn was an incredible blues guitarist and an extremely talented musician. This is a three-part documentary that outlines his passion for life and love for his family. I truly believe in the saying, "Only the good die young."

The narration in this documentary is rough as hell but it is very respectful and there are some really good video clips that I haven't seen before.

Link to Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

25 Things I Learned on Google Trends

I don't use Google but this is a pretty cool list:
14) YouTube is huge in the Philippines. Call it the Mike Abundo effect.
15) Blogs have caught up to newspapers. Boing Boing and Gizmodo are close to catching the WSJ
16) The beach is more popular than the mountains

Logo Contest

I got 13 right on the first try. It sucks because you have to answer correctly to learn what the answer is.


More YouTube

It's called "Air Tap" and it sounds pretty cool.


YouTube Sodom: Top 10 Questionable Groups

What a great website. Personally I think "Girls Getting Pantsed" should be at the top of the list.


I am not a monkey!

Okay, well maybe I'm just a little bit monkey?

Soccer doesn't suck

This is an exceptionally amazing group of soccer related photos. I don't understand them so I just view and enjoy!


Italia - Germania raccontata dagli altri

Here is the last Italian goal as it was broadcast from the different national television stations. Portuguese, Spanish, English, American, Chinese, Arabic, and some other language I cannot identify are all represented.


Norwegians hate whales

It sucks that they kill whales but it would have been cool to see:
While the tourists were admiring one of the great mammals of the sea, however, a Norwegian whaling boat approached and shot the whale in front of their eyes.


Friday, July 07, 2006

Huge fish

I can't see this so I hope it's cool?


Thursday, July 06, 2006

A true fish story

More fun with fish:
A resident in the area saw a ball bouncing around kind of strangely in a nearby pond and went to investigate. It turned out to be a flathead catfish who had obviously tried to swallow a child's basketball which became stuck in its mouth!! The fish was totally exhausted from trying to dive, but unable to because the ball would always bring him back up to the surface.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

The Accidental Video Game Porn Archive

It delivers exactly what it promises.


Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Big damn limos

Here is the website where you can buy those big damn SUV limos.


World Cup pranks

BERLIN (Reuters) - World Cup pranksters in Berlin injured at least two soccer fans by inviting them to kick soccer balls that they had secretly filled with concrete, authorities said Tuesday.


The beautiful buildings of Hong Kong.



Yet even MORE World Cup hotties

Who said the chicks in England weren't attractive?


Galveston Island, Texas

There truly were Pirates in the Carribean! Well, there were pirates in the Gulf of Mexico anyway:
(Pirate) Jean Lafitte organized Galveston into a pirate "kingdom" he called "Campeachy" (or "Campeche"), anointing himself the island's "head of government." Lafitte remained in Galveston until 1821 when he and his raiders were given an ultimatum by the United States Navy: leave or be destroyed. Lafitte burned his settlement to the ground and sailed under cover of night for parts unknown. There are still rumors that Lafitte's treasure is buried somewhere between Galveston Island, Bolivar Peninsula and High Island.
It's cool to think that there was a "kingdom" of Johnny Depps living in my hometown at one time!



Monday, July 03, 2006

Pirate trawler faces stiff fine

I'm glad they caught this bastard Pirate ship!
Norwegian police continued on Monday to question the captain of a trawler seized over the weekend on charges of massive ilegal fishing in northern waters. He and the mysterious vessel's owner face stiff fines.

Family attacked after World Cup

Way to go England! Taking frustrations out on the wrong people. Why didn't you attack someone that deserves it like Rooney, or Posh Spice?
A Portugese family was attacked minutes after England were knocked out of the World Cup by Portugal on Saturday. Their car was vandalised and a brick thrown through their house window when a crowd gathered on an estate where Portugese families have settled.

Top 100 Least-Educated Cities

Texas and California duke it out...
1. Mecca, California (1.6% bachelor+, 17.7% high school+)
2. Huron, California (0.0% bachelor+, 21.6% high school+)
3. Cameron Park, Texas (2.7% bachelor+, 19.3% high school+)
4. Rio Bravo, Texas (2.0% bachelor+, 21.5% high school+)
5. Mendota, California (0.5% bachelor+, 23.2% high school+)
6. Earlimart, California (1.8% bachelor+, 22.8% high school+)
7. Arvin, California (2.2% bachelor+, 22.6% high school+)
8. Orange Cove, California (1.7% bachelor+, 24.8% high school+)
9. Immokalee, Florida (2.5% bachelor+, 24.0% high school+)
10. Alton North, Texas (1.9% bachelor+, 25.6% high school+)

Fireworks factory explodes

Seeing a fireworks factory catch on fire is only exciting in the very end.


Flying motorcycle video

This is actually a really good idea! I wish I had an extra $25,000.00.


Sunday, July 02, 2006

Freaky picture

I'm sure this is Internet lore but it's a nice picture:
The freaky bit is this, they say it is hard for a person to stare into the girls eyes for longer than 5 minutes, there are reports that some people have taken their own lives after doing so. People say the picture changes, as you view it there is a hint of a growing taunting smirk appearing on the girls lips or a dark ring grows around the girl or her eyes.

Improv Everywhere

New York City must be a fun place to live:
The third installment of our Mp3 Experiment series was the biggest and wildest yet with over 600 participants. If you're unfamiliar with how The Mp3 Experiment works, check out The Mp3 Experiment and The Mp3 Experiment 2.0. Like the previous installments, the basic premise involved participants downloading an Mp3 from our site, transferring it to their portable player and then showing up at the event ready to press play simultaneously with others.

911 Case Study

This is another propaganda film about American Airlines Flight 77 that struck the Pentagon on 9/11. They are trying to prove, through a forensic re-construction of the events, that a 757 actually struck the building. They almost had me until the end where they show the "airplane debris" which is supposed to be shards of Flight 77. I aint buying it...

Aside from the false information, it's still a really cool video!


Poor mama shark

Couldn't they have just let it go?
A great hammerhead shark caught off Boca Grande last month was impressive, not only for its 3-foot-wide hammer, 14-foot length and 1,280 pounds. It also was carrying 55 shark pups. Scientists at Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota said this week that the litter was the largest ever found inside a hammerhead shark.

Bolivian highway

That's a skinny damn road!


Professional Rock Balancing

I did not know rock stacking could be a profession?


Michael Jackson - Billie Jean

Believe it or not, there was a time when Michael Jackson was cool!

Las Vegas hotels by name

"A list of the major Las Vegas casino-resort-hotels sorted alphabetically by hotel names howing year opened, room count, and ownership."



Cling film + nudity + trees = art

Sometimes even doing nothing is doing something:
Naked art students expose their views and more in Colombia. Seeking a reaction from the public to the nudity, the students spent the day hugged to the square's trees. And the reaction was swift. Reactions raged from outraged to curiosity.

Animal Info - World's Rarest Mammals

This is a sad list of the last remaining endangered mammals on earth:
Right whales were so named because they were the "right" whale to hunt: they are slow; they float when killed; they are found in temperate waters; and they have a high yield of oil.


Mushroom grower

Are these the same hallucinogenic mushrooms sold in specialty shops in Amsterdam?
The MycoGarden™ is the world's first mushroom kit that allows you to INCUBATE, BIRTH, FRUIT, AND DRY your mushrooms in a single compact and easy-to-use modular device.


Innovation Lab

More good ideas from Scandanavian designers.
For Innovation Lab’s new space at the Copenhagen’s IT University, Bosch & Fjord created a furniture system, on the premise of ‘innovation’, that is the ‘plug and play’ answer to furniture design. It enables an organisation to refurnish, move to another site or grow and shrink without difficulty.

Las Vegas Pools

Some of the pools at these resorts are as spectacular as the Hotels and Casinos! I have spent some time at the Rio since it is near my house and free. It is very nice! Comfortable surroundings, great service, reasonable prices. I heard the Mandalay Bay pool is really fun and Sundays at the Hard Rock are legendary!
Almost five acres of sand and water make up the Hard Rock's famous pool. Swimmers can play blackjack at swim-up tables, too. The pool is open to the public free of charge Tuesday through Thursday. Fridays and Saturdays will cost you $25 for admission. Sundays are Rehab parties. Local women can get in for $15, while admission for guys costs $30. The pool offers raft rentals for

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Upon First Meeting

This dude is a professional photographer and a student at RISD. He put an ad on Craigslist for models to pose for him. The people that responded were visited and photographed. The results are almost interesting in an average way:
The people who replied were all looking for something, whether it was free portrait services or relief from boredom, I think we all learned something. While the learning something concept is a given and a little cliche' as well I feel like it sums up my experiences with these people. For the record no one was creepy or out of line or anything crazy. Most people were incredibly friendly and I enjoyed myself immensely.
How did he get them all posted on Craigslist?


Alexander Calder's Circus

When I saw Alexander Calder's mobiles at the Smithsonian in Washington DC years ago, he quickly became one of my very favorite artists. Toward the end of his career AC made small sculptures out of wire and other random objects. Here is a great collection of movies made in the sixties of his twisted circus figures (4 parts):

Carlos Vilardebo's 1961 film of Alexander Calder's "circus," an intricately assembled performance piece played out by handmade characters including jugglers, sword swallowers, clowns, and animals. These figures, crafted from a collection of "cork, wire, wood, yarn, paper, string, and cloth," were each assigned a series of movements and manipulated by the artist to perform specific circus acts. With performances held at various locations in Paris and New York through the mid 1930s, Calder's circus helped to establish him in avante-garde circles. Jean Cocteau, Joan Miró, Fernand Léger, Piet Mondrian, Le Corbusier, Thomas Wolfe, and André Kertész were among those who saw the celebrated Cirque Calder over the years.

Sometimes life isn't supposed to be taken so seriously!

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

101 Crackerjack Sea Books

My favorite books are about sailing and about being stranded on an island. This is a list of the all time greatest sailing books ever written! I know it is a good list because it includes the book, In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex (2000) by Nathaniel Philbrick. I read this book a few years ago and it is one of the best books I have ever read!!!
An up-to-date version of the sinking of the whaleship Essex by a rogue whale in 1820. The story inspired authors from Melville to Edgar Allan Poe. Philbrick fills in the gaps—instructing us on the ways, mores, and economics of Nantucket whaling—and ends up with a hoary tale of men trying to survive alone in an open boat.