Archive for May, 2007

Cold war unicorns

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

Cold War Unicorns

The Cold War Unicorns Play Set allows you to play out the intense struggle between two global superpowers in the majestic fantasy world of the Unicorn! Can the Communist Unicorn’s horn of classless social structure hold up against the Freedom Unicorn’s hooves of capitalist opportunity?

link (via mental floss)

Frozen frets

Sunday, May 27th, 2007

guitar ice

Snazzy little ice stirrers.

link (via cribcandy)


Thursday, May 24th, 2007

cucumber pepsi

Pepsi has a cucumber-flavored soft drink that will be released June 12th in Japan. It’s a limited time product that probably won’t make it over to the states…for obvious reasons.

link (via gorillamask)

And the rainiest city in the U.S. is…

Thursday, May 24th, 2007

The 10 rainiest cities in the U.S. by amount of annual rainfall include:

1. Mobile, Ala.: 67 inches average annual rainfall; 59 average annual rainy days
7. Miami, Fla.: 62 inches average annual rainfall; 57 average annual rainy days

A misleading list. Miami rain comes on strong for about 20 minutes then is over. It’s rarely a full day affair, unless of course there’s a hurricane. I guess I shouldn’t get too worked up about an article using the word ‘rainiest’ as a scientific term.

And no, Seattle doesn’t even make the list.


Will also harvest grain crops

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007

one blade fan

Only conformists have ceiling fans with three or more blades.

link (via geekologie)

Wireless guitar hero III

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007

Activision released some information today on Guitar Hero III. It’ll be out this fall for Wii, PS3 and XBox 360 and feature a wireless Gibson guitar with removable faceplates.

The initial list of face-melting awesomeness includes:

* Paint It Black (by The Rolling Stones)
* Cherub Rock (by Smashing Pumpkins)
* Sabotage (by Beastie Boys)
* The Metal (by Tenacious D)
* My Name is Jonas (by Weezer)
* Knights of Cydonia (by Muse)
* Rock And Roll All Nite (as made famous by Kiss)
* School’s Out (as made famous by Alice Cooper)
* Slow Ride (as made famous by Fog Hat)
* Cult of Personality (by Living Colour)
* Barracuda (as made famous by Heart)


Doctor frog

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007

doctor frog

This plant M.D. will lets you know your plant needs watering by letting out a ribbit when soil conductivity drops. A built-in light sensor keeps him quiet at night.


Hare club for men

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007

Who okays this bunny for use around children? Note the leg in the bottom left corner.

demented bunny

(thanks janell)

When Hallmark won’t cut it

Monday, May 21st, 2007


someecards-when you care enough to hit send

link (via swissmiss)

Instantly lounge in the south pacific

Monday, May 21st, 2007

globe chair

Availble in xs through XXL. 99eur to $999eur.

link (via pan-dan)

Keep Austin weird

Saturday, May 19th, 2007

hi how are you

If I hadn’t recently seen The Devil and Daniel Johnston I may have passed right by this graffiti in downtown Austin yesterday. I thought it was charcoal, but the next day I could see it was black spraypaint (and an older gentlemen was videotaping it, full-on with a tripod).

If you haven’t seen the movie, check it out. The plane keys moment is wild.

Daniel Johnston also recently (May 16th) played David Bowie’s “Highline” Festival.


Mr T bling shirt

Thursday, May 17th, 2007

Mr T Shirt

Now to find a black van….

link (via notcot)

Source link please…

Wednesday, May 16th, 2007

A gadget site rumor nailed Apple stock for a bit today until it was revealed to be a hoax. A fake email was posted on Engadget about delays for the iPhone and Leopard operating system, causing Apple stock to fall from $107.89 to $103.42. It closed down $1.40.

Time for the investigations…


Fish fraud

Tuesday, May 15th, 2007

Wheel of fish

My thoughts on eating seafood in land-locked states are justified. Although eating a different fish is better than eating a rotten fish.

The Chicago Sun-Times had DNA tests done on sushi described as red snapper or “Japanese red snapper” bought from 14 restaurants in the city and suburbs. Not a single one was really red snapper.

In most cases, the red-tinged flesh draped across the small mound of rice was tilapia — a cheap substitute. Nine of the 14 samples were tilapia. Four were red sea bream — nearly as pricey but still not red snapper.

link (via popgadget)

Miami tops road rage list

Tuesday, May 15th, 2007

MIAMI, Florida (AP) — For the second consecutive year, rude Miami drivers have earned the city the title of worst road rage in a survey released Tuesday.

I think they can just leave us in the number spot from here on out.

A great example happened to me this past week. A truck cut across two lanes and tried to force his way in front of me at an offramp, cutting into a line of about 30 cars. When I didn’t see him right away and didn’t let him in, he got behind me, tailgated, then drove up next to me stopping traffic to scream at me for not letting him in.

I’m always pleasantly surprised when driving in ANY other city.