Archive for August, 2007

African drums

Friday, August 31st, 2007

Probably the best commercial I’ve seen all year.

link (thanks norm)

Fly paper

Monday, August 27th, 2007

fly paper

Some other amazing papercraft here and here.

(via penquin and fish)

If a furry shits in the woods…

Friday, August 17th, 2007

bear cub

I wonder if they make this in adult, although that’d make me a furry


Newsweek’s 25 Trendiest Schools

Thursday, August 16th, 2007

My alma mater made the cut. If you’re going to a state school, it might as well be the hottest state school….

Hottest Big State School
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wis.

Growing up in Wisconsin, Laura Sullivan was raised on Badger mania. But she was initially afraid that she would get lost in Madison amid 41,000 students, 140 undergraduate majors and nearly 700 student organizations. So when her high-school German class visited, Sullivan says she was shocked to find that she immediately felt at home. The tree-filled campus of nearly 1,000 acres looked to her exactly like a college should. It occurred to her that its enormity actually meant “endless opportunities,” she says. It is the old traditions graduates remember most, including Picnic Point, declared by one newspaper to be “the kissing-est spot in North America.”


Dutch (of course) bike vending machine

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

Bike vending

Might work in a few American cities, will definitely work anywhere around the Netherlands.

Springtime’s Bike Dispenser allows you to rent a RFID-equipped bike from one vending machine, ride it to your destination, drop it off at another vending machine.

link (via treehugger)

Suds seating

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

beer chair

Unfortunately only available in 6 teams right now. A bit steep at $22.98 per chair.

link (via nerd approved)

Get human

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

Get a real live human on customer service lines. I used it today with T-Mobile and I had a representative in seconds.


You lika the meat?

Sunday, August 12th, 2007


Martha was a vegetarian in her teens, and even wore a “Meat Is Murder” T-shirt. But by her 30s, she had started eating cow. By the time she placed the personal ad, she had come to realize that ordering steak on a first date had the potential to sate appetites not only of the stomach but of the heart.

Red meat sent a message that she was “unpretentious and down-to-earth and unneurotic,” she said. “That I’m not obsessed with my weight even though I’m thin, and I don’t have any food issues.” She added, “In terms of the burgers, it said I’m a cheap date, low maintenance.”

So what does it mean if she orders the sausage appetizer? Martha needs to realize guys are primarily concerned with her liking one particular form of meat…

link (thx bobfan)

Sleep Like Sailor Moon for Less Than a C-Note

Friday, August 10th, 2007

Hotel Tomo

$95 a night is already a steal. Especially in San Fran, especially in a hipster hotel!

Take a stroll through San Francisco’s Nihonmachi, and you sense a vibrant, animé-inspired energy pulsing through the streets of the country’s most thriving Japanese-American community. The ‘hood is chock full of Eastern-influenced architecture, art galleries, Kimono shops and hidden culinary gems—while located just a short hop stop from the bustle of Union Square.

So where should you stay to experience it best? The newly opened Hotel Tomo. Inspired by Japanese pop culture, this boutique hotel features an original mural from Giant Robot fave Heisuke Kitazawa in every guest room, along with a docking station for your iPod, a flatscreen TV and a beanbag chair. There are also gaming suites where you can watch animé movies or play Wii games on six-foot LCD projection screens, and for chow hounds, Mum’s Restaurant, a funky spot that’s known for its amazing all-you-can-eat shabu shabu.

Because they love us (and you!) so much, the good people at Hotel Tomo are offering Pulse readers a special rate of $95 a night on a deluxe king room, subject to availability. Which means you can save your hard-earned coin for more important things, like lots of sake. Just enter the access code “GENART” when you book online, or mention the rate code “D-GENA” to get in on this hot deal!

Here’s a geek sugar video taking a tour of the gaming suites.

link (via gen art)

Get bento

Tuesday, August 7th, 2007

bento box

Stylish stacking lunch box for a picnic or taking lunch to work.

link (via apt therapy)