Archive for April, 2007

Who needs sunscreen?

Monday, April 30th, 2007

sunshade chair

A neat addition to the portable chair. You might want to leave the canopy at home for concerts and any event with others sitting behind you.

link (via gadget chick)

In search of heineken guy

Monday, April 30th, 2007

heineken guy

I landed in New Orleans at 9am today, haven’t seen this guy yet, but I’ve got 3 more days to find him.

The airport shuttle drove past a ton of wrecked buildings, some getting rehab, many left for demolition. I was surprised at the number of trailers parked in the front lawns of nice houses and looking like the new primary residence. A really telling sign was most of the churches being closed despite it being prime service hours.

I tried to hit Cafe Du Monde for some beignets, but there were literally 100 people in line. The fried oysters benedict at a nearby restaurant was a fine alternative.

Since I had some time to kill before I could check-in to my hotel and a heavy laptop bag, I went to the IMAX movie Hurricane on the Bayou. It focuses on the loss of the wetlands surrounding New Orleans and how that made the Katrina disaster worse than it could have been. Features some great music, plenty of aftermath footage and narration by Meryl Streep.

Even with it’s partying reputation I was struck by all the folks drinking at 9am. I suppose the Jazz Fest crowd preparing for a noon start time advanced that.

LCD shiftknob

Saturday, April 28th, 2007

indy cator

If you’re not sure what gear you’re in without this special display, shouldn’t you just get an automatic?

Named the Indy-Cator, har har.

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In sheep news…

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

lamb poodle

Flocks of lambs were shipped from the UK and Australia to Japan and sold as poodles. The scam was spotted after a leading Japanese actress said her ‘poodle’ didn’t bark and refused to eat dog food.

I find it amazing that someone can’t tell a poodle from a lamb.

see also: two headed lamb born in Dongyang Province, China.

update: sheep sold as poodles was a haux.

link (via boingboing)

It was always burning, since the world’s been turning

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

duck restaurant

A 143-year-old Beijing restaurant is closing for renovations, but the oven fire, which the restaurant says has not been extinguished since it first opened in 1864 will remain burning during the six-month refurbishing job.

According to the restaurantÂ’s electronic board, the restaurant has served 115,330,259 ducks in over 140 years of service.

link (via spluch)

Busted gadgets?

Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

fixya

The idea behind Fixya.com is to get support information on various gadgets into one centralized location. Through users and a rating system, you try to find the best solution for your problem and/or offer a new solution. It should at least work for common gadgets experiencing common problems.

link (via gizmag)

Smooth as baby jesus’ butt

Tuesday, April 24th, 2007

christiania

Well this sounds tasty. Cool bottle too. Might be worth the $41.99.

“Made with organic Trondelag potatoes and pure Norwegian water. Six times column distilled, charcoal filtered and aerated using a unique air filtration process. The brand is named after Norway’s King Christian IV who in 1602 commissioned a recipe for premium vodka.”

link (via luxist)

BBQ briefcase

Tuesday, April 24th, 2007

bbq briefcase

A nice little bbq that provides over 200 sq inches of grill and folds down to a 20x17x2 inch carrying case. Compared with the average bbq, the two styles offered for around $35 are a steal.

link (via gadget candy)

Save some skin

Tuesday, April 24th, 2007

digital bath monitor

your babies that is….

“This soft bath spout cover has a unique built-in digital thermometer with an easy to read color code. Red means too hot, Blue means too cold, and Green is just right.”

The front reads ‘4 moms’ -that should be enough to get dads off of bath duty…

There are plenty of other child safety devices on their site as well.

link (via gizmodiva)

The handy recorder

Tuesday, April 24th, 2007

samson tech

There are a million digital recorders out there, but this one stands out because of it’s 3 mics, options and pretty face.

link (via slippery brick)

Sticker shock

Sunday, April 22nd, 2007

Carpool stickers are being stolen from hybrid owners in California and sold on the black market. Apparently the state stopped giving the stickers to hybrids in January, and they’re now in high demand.

It has also been reported that used hybrids with the stickers are selling for as much as $4,000 more than those without the decal.

And I thought Miami traffic was bad…

link (via engadget)

Wash dat ass

Friday, April 20th, 2007

travel washlet

Toto’s Travel Washlet carries approximately 20 seconds of water (180 milliliters) for misting your taint. Unfortunately, it doesn’t dry you off.

link (via coolest-gadget)

Lego of my ice

Friday, April 20th, 2007

lego

Get a tray for your favorite eskimo child today!

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Hot goat love

Thursday, April 19th, 2007

goat

“A Sudanese man has been forced to take a goat as his “wife”, after he was caught having sex with the animal.”

And it wasn’t even his goat!

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8 bit art

Thursday, April 19th, 2007

kong

A killer exhibit featuring characters many of us grew up with. A variety of styles. I definitely would have emptied my pockets at this show.

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