Archive for April, 2007

Maybe a tank top for casual friday?

Thursday, April 19th, 2007

laptop sleeve

Your laptop works as hard as you (probably harder), so dress it that way. $35 for this laptop sleeve.

link (via shinyshiny)

Ski Texas!

Thursday, April 19th, 2007

bearfire

Using a virtual ski surface called snowflex, ski slopes spread over 650,000 square feet are being brought to life n the Dallas/Fort Worth area. It’s expected to completed in 2008 at a cost of $375 million. “The resort’s main attraction will be its outdoor ski and snowboard mountain with ski runs, chair lifts, competition half-pipes, toboggans, snow tubing, and ski caves.”

link (via luxist)

Lil’pig bbq

Wednesday, April 18th, 2007

lil pig

Also available in ‘Longhorn Steer.’ A tad pricey @ $1495.00.

link (via yumsugar)

Dr. fish

Wednesday, April 18th, 2007

Dr Fish

“The idea is that you immerse your feet, hands or, if you are brave enough, your entire body in a warm pool that swarms with hundreds of hungry minnow-sized feeders. The fish zoom in on your most crusty, flaky or scabby skin and chomp away at it to reveal the fresh layer beneath. According to the spas and their enthusiasts, you emerge refreshed, healthy, buffed and glowing.”

link (via ilovethisworld)

Mmmmm frostbitten toe….

Monday, April 16th, 2007

sourtoe

A canadian bar has a long tradition of serving a drink that features a preserved amputated human toe.

“And then, with the glass tipped back for the last of the drink to splash in, the toe lost its sticky grip on the base and tumbled down and bumped against my mouth. The surprise as I felt it touch made me gasp, just enough to open my mouth a little more and for the toe to wash inside, past my teeth and up against my tongue.

“Oh gross,” said Georgia. “I hate it when that happens.””

Gross to say the least. With a dedicated following, they’ve even formed the Sourtoe Coctail Club.

link (thanks sean)

Now to get a mower up there…

Sunday, April 15th, 2007

green roof

Beautify the neighborhood, reduce rainwater run-off and lower your utility bills.

“1. What Is A Green Roof?

It’s basically a roof with plants growing on its surface. This can range from moss and grasses that have grown spontaneously, to an elaborate roof garden complete with shrubs, trees and hard features.”

Reminds me of Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant in Door County, WI where goats roam the roof.

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You got gum in my chocolate!

Sunday, April 15th, 2007

Chocolate Bubble Yum

There’s a reason this gum hasn’t been created until now, it’s a disgusting concept. May it die soon, before a Reese’s spoof commercial.

(via popgadget)

Making corpse disposal easier

Sunday, April 15th, 2007

XXL Hefty

These XXL bags could seriously fit a small person inside.

(via getoutdoors)

(We’re not) the jet set

Saturday, April 14th, 2007

Miami Beach Polo

Got my first taste of polo today-on the sands of Miami Beach. An interesting sport, with a lot of rules (no charging at angles, the player behind the ball having the right of way, no slide tackles) to keep it from being as rough as it could be. A few horses took shots from the ball, which is basically a mini soccer ball. Having the horse stand in front of the goal during a penalty shot seemed a little cruel.

Overall a fun time, enhanced by free booze, hors d’oeuvre and cigars…

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Ferris growing wheels

Friday, April 13th, 2007

Ferris grow wheels

Pretty slick looking machines.

“According to the plea agreement, LATHAM designed eight machines out of aluminum that looked like ferris wheels. Each machine held 24 rows of plants with eight plants in each row for a total of 192 plants per machine. The plants would rotate around the machine, passing by grow lights, dipping into a hydroponic grow solution at the bottom or passing under a hydroponic groTacomaw solution spray at the top. In 2003-2004, the grow operation was located in a garage in rural Pierce County in McKenna, Washington. A co-conspirator, DANIEL IRWIN, lived on the property and hung a deteriorating deer carcase near the door to the building so that the smell of the rotting deer would mask the smell of marijuana.

In March of 2004, someone discovered the grow operation and LATHAM determined it needed to be moved. In the middle of the night on March 8, 2004, LATHAM and others attempted to move the operation to a warehouse at S. Clement Street in Tacoma. Neighbors heard what they thought was suspicious activity in the alley and called Tacoma Police. LATHAM was arrested and 2,083 marijuana plants were seized.”

15 years for those mistakes. ouch.

link (via neatorama)

Advances in banking

Friday, April 13th, 2007

I deposited a check today at a Bank of America ATM here in Miami Beach and was at first confused to find the envelope container missing. I soon noticed that they now use a scanning device to receive checks (and cash I presume) directly into the ATM. I didn’t need to enter a deposit amount and it showed a copy of the check on my receipt. Hopefully they don’t charge me $5 per transaction for that shit…

Cat power

Thursday, April 12th, 2007

catpaw

Reminds me of those bird/alligator/monkey head pinchers we’d get from the zoo when I was a kid. I think they came out with similar dinosaur heads during the Jurassic Park movies. These are solely made to fuck with other people.

link (via gizmodo)

The Work-Sleep-Shop Triangle

Thursday, April 12th, 2007

worksleepshop

“Harvard political scientist Putnam likes to imagine that there is a triangle, its points comprising where you sleep, where you work, and where you shop. In a canonical English village, or in a university town, the sides of that triangle are very short: a five-minute walk from one point to the next. In many American cities, you can spend an hour or two travelling each side. “You live in Pasadena, work in North Hollywood, shop in the Valley,” Putnam said. “Where is your community?” The smaller the triangle, the happier the human, as long as there is social interaction to be had.”

My sleep and shop are nice and close, but that damn work corner lies about 45 minutes away.

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Barf

Wednesday, April 11th, 2007

Enter at your own risk. This german site focuses on prominently veined women.

link (thanks raminta)

Mr. Wrong?

Wednesday, April 11th, 2007

Todd Hollis, of Pittsburgh, filed a lawsuit last June against DontDateHimGirl.com and its creator, Tasha C. Cunningham, 34, of Miami. Hollis claimed Cunningham’s site is liable because it solicits negative comments but does not screen them for truthfulness. Hollis also is suing those who posted comments that questioned his sexuality and claimed he tried to dodge paying child support. A Pennsylvania judge said he had no jurisdiction since the site is based in FL.

An interesting case. I can see suing those who posted the comments, but he’s liking going to get nowhere with the site itself.

Surprisingly I’m still not on this site!

link (via techdirt)