For mani / all you katamari demacy fans out there...
30 September 2005
29 September 2005
"Junko is in the back ground of Peoples's court, and BET road shows. Also, she is doing a lot of stand-up to fix her speach these days. She is getting better to speak English. And she just recorded other two songs, so it will be out soon!" -- Nagi
Also, you might enjoy Sea Turtle Wireless.
Via Concrete and Clay
Posted by Ryan Leaf at 12:31
28 September 2005
27 September 2005
26 September 2005
25 September 2005
Den Fujita, the first McDonald's Japan president, declared: "The reason Japanese people are so short and have yellow skins is because they have eaten nothing but fish and rice for 2,000 years. If we eat McDonald’s hamburgers and potatoes for a thousand years we will become taller, our skin become white and our hair blond."You can't make this stuff up. I want to see the paper issue the obvious correction: "We inaccurately reported the name of the first president of McDonald's Japan. His name was in fact Torbjorn Kekkasakkamolainen."
Posted by Amitai Schleier at 12:59
Photographs of drops and splashes. "Several people ask if these images are Photoshop trickery. No. I might clean up the background (my cat likes to leave little hairs in the water), and sharpen the image. Sometimes I increase the saturation of the colors a bit. Otherwise, the colors and shapes are from nature, I just recorded them."
Posted by Amitai Schleier at 08:13
24 September 2005
23 September 2005
22 September 2005
Apparently Raccoon Mario was based on a Tanuki - a mythical Japanese creature.
Here's a: "Semi-traditional representation of tanuki, drunk and with its kintama (golden balls) dragging."
Seems right in line with the earlier Mario thread. I hope he stars in the next episode.
Posted by ChiliCon at 15:55
here's a webcomic that contains exactly two space-pirate jokes.
Posted by tormp at 00:06
21 September 2005
20 September 2005
18 September 2005
17 September 2005
For some reason this spam amuses me
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2005 15:20:35 -0800
From: Heather Bland
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Smash the ladies like crazy!
If your a lady, take a "monster!"
(copy and paste link above in broswer)
Not for you now then continue.
Posted by russ at 07:26
16 September 2005
Saw the plastination exhibit last night at Great Lakes Science Center. Both more and less creepy than I was expecting. For those who have not yet been, I would definitely recommend it. You can handle a real human brain, with your real human hand! It's now legal!
There is also an interesting sense of the macabre in the exhibit (seems hard to believe, but true). E.g., there's a figure skating duet exhibit called the "Death Spiral". There are also lots of penises, for people who like those.
Also amusing: there's a desk where you can sign up to be plastinated. Apparently 5 people in Cleveland have done this. Without being able to contractually specify my own pose, I declined the opportunity.
Posted by tormp at 11:06
15 September 2005
14 September 2005
I realize that, for the sake of brevity, the Bible tends to skip around the historical timeline, but wouldn't dinosaurs duking it out with the armies of heaven merit a sentence or two?
“There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah. But the dragons got all uppity, so God smote their asses with a fiery ball from the heavens.”
Posted by kofno at 22:54
i quote their website:
"Just in off the presses, this New Planet Trampoline EP is something of a misnomer at about 50 minutes long. This CD features 6 of our longer and more noise laden songs, many of which were going to be on The Curse of The New Planet Trampoline but just didn't fit, style-wise or time-wise."
since i don't get to talk to my big bro that much anymore cause im on cali and he's on tour, i don't know when it'll be in stores or when it'll be on iTunes. I guess just keep checking.
i heard some of the song before i moved, nice stuff.
Posted by dcass at 00:56
I love that i can integrate videos into my iTunes library. Its one of my few joys. Ever wish you could save one of the really nice high res videos that are hosted on iTMS? This little tool makes it possible. Its generates the HTTP URL and you can save the .mov to disk. Then just add it to iTunes and name it accordingly.
Very nice indeed.
Posted by dcass at 00:52
The 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Battalion, part of the 101st Airborne Screaming Eagles (AASLT).
Posted by Ryan Leaf at 00:01
13 September 2005
12 September 2005
10 September 2005
"The Telecrapper 2000 (TC2K) is a computerized system designed to both intercept incoming Telemarketing calls on the first ring, and then carry on a virtual conversation with the telemarketer." Listen to the example conversations!
Posted by Amitai Schleier at 10:29
09 September 2005
Fairly fabulous site discussing many contemporary concerns. Just who is steering the hurricanes? And are they using lasers or scalar waves?
Also, you can get access to a web bot that predicts disasters. "This is based on extremely subtle changes in language sampled from the internet on places like public discussion boards and such - as how people reference the future seems to change subconsciously prior to big events."
Actually, I'm receptive to a lot of this crap. In my defense, I still don't buy the 4 simultaneous days theory yet.
Posted by mani at 16:50
08 September 2005
Bob Slydell: You see, what we're trying to do is get a feeling for how people spend their time at work so if you would, would you walk us through a typical day, for you?
Peter Gibbons: Yeah.
Bob Slydell: Great.
Peter Gibbons: Well, I generally come in at least fifteen minutes late, ah, I use the side door - that way Lumbergh can't see me, heh - after that I sorta space out for an hour.
Bob Porter: Da-uh? Space out?
Peter Gibbons: Yeah, I just stare at my desk, but it looks like I'm working. I do that for probably another hour after lunch too, I'd say in a given week I probably only do about fifteen minutes of real, actual, work.
Posted by Drew at 20:46
Sorry to nerd out with slightly dated material, but this made me SOL (smirk out loud):
Situations like these make me feel sorry for the spacebar. So big and strong... He totally rules over the other keys, and yet all he produces is... nothingness. I hope I never find myself in the situation of having to explain to aliens what the LARGEST KEY ON THE KEYBOARD does. »Well... this key? Right over here? Ah, the chubby one! It.. spaces... kind of... leaps.. a tiny bit. In the text...
See...? Nothingness! Hey, I know how this must sound... Hey! Wait!! No!! Come back!! But we just met!! COME BACK!!«
Posted by russ at 14:53
07 September 2005
The antepenultimate thing anyone needs is another screed against intelligent design. But these surprised me with the quality of their argumentation. Now you must suffer through them and their non-silliness.
Posted by Amitai Schleier at 00:25
06 September 2005
I thought about this site randomly while reading the excellent wikipedia article on cats (a group of cats is called a clowder). Actually, that wasn't a random thought at all. There was a clear rational connection. Thank me. I'm welcome.
I remember looking at this site when in college (in a prior incarnation) (of the site). Turns out, it's still kicking.
Here's the wikipedia entry on everything.
Here's the everything entry on wikipedia.
Posted by tormp at 19:20