Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Saturday, August 12, 2006
Friday, August 11, 2006
If I Were An M&M
The Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney is currently running Adventures with Form in Space, an exhibition that "considers the inventive ways in which contemporary artists use form, colour and space in sculpture. The works in the exhibition are essentially abstract and yet are richly imaginitive." One of the installations in the exhibit is Atomix - Full of Love, Full of Wonder, a sculpture - and I use the word lightly - by Nike Savvas that features over 50,000 polystyrene multi-coloured balls vibrating and suspended in air. How much you want to bet this chick was stoned when she came up with that idea? The whole thing probably went down like this: "OK OK OK, but what would it be like to actually be an M&M? Like, imagine being inside that bag with all these other M&Ms just hanging out. Whoa...mmmm M&Ms..." I wonder if they have a "May induce seizures" sign outside the exhibit. Click here for more pictures.
Via Farpas & Bitaites.
Saturday, August 05, 2006
All Your Base Are Belong To Engrish
Not sure why I never explored the origin of "All your base are belong to us." I suppose most of you smart asses already have. But for those of you that haven't, I'll just go ahead and tell you that it's a line from the opening scene of the poorly translated Japanese video game Zero Wing. Watch the video here. I'm surprised no one has copyrighted it yet. And now you know.
Friday, August 04, 2006
LEGO My Shadow
Wednesday, August 02, 2006
It seems that Wikipedia has been taking some harsh criticism in the last little while with respect to its accuracy and its editing policies. This bad press has been going on for some time now but lately (ie: today), I've come across a butt load of references (ie: three) to how easy it is for anyone to pass anything they want as fact. The recent criticism seems to have started with this Op-Ed piece by John Seigenthaler that appeared in USA Today where he's says that the entry for his name in Wikipedia mentions that he may have, you know, offed both John and Bobby Kennedy. And apparently he wasn't happy about that. Stephen Colbert also got in on the action in a recent episode of The Colbert Report where he discussed what he calls Wikiality: "the representation of truth on Wikipedia that is determined by consensus rather than fact." Colbert urged viewers to edit the Wikipedia entry on elephants to say that their population had tripled in the last six months - which of course a whole bunch of people did thus causing the article to be locked "because of recent vandalism or other disruption."
And lastly, the people over at Penny Arcade threw in their two cents with this comic. By the power of Greyskull! (click picture for biggerness)
Colbert info via GeekLikeMe and thanks to Adam (via Sasha) for the Penny Arcade comic.
Tuesday, August 01, 2006
For Gullible Babies Only
Straight from the text book for Bad Parenting 101 comes the Zaky Infant Pillow. Why hold your baby yourself when you can buy creepy plush muppet arms to do it for you? According to the Pregnancy Store, "The Zaky is an ergonomic infant pillow designed by a mom to mimic the size, weight, touch, and feel of her hand and forearm to help her baby with comfort, support, protection, and development." Or instead of designing such a pillow, said mom could try actually holding her own child! I don't know, am I being too harsh? I mean it's not like I'm a mother so what do I know, right? But come on, look how unsettling that picture is: disemboddied hand stumps? I think it was the tag line that did it for me: It's Like Leaving a Part of You with Your Baby. Ew.
Via Random Good Stuff.
Pick Your Poison
Everything you always wanted to know about how drugs affect your brain, but were too lazy to ask. From the Genetic Science Learning Center at the University of Utah comes Mouse Party, a clever, interactive flash animation that gives you the low down on the different ways you can fry your brain (or a mouse's brain) with drugs. All your favorites are there: Cocaine! Marijuana! Heroin! Ecstacy! Methamphetamines! Come on in and pick your poison!
Via Farpas & Bitaites.
Meghan Murphy's webcomic Kawaii Not is pretty to look at and fun to read. Mostly cause there aren't too many words. Kind of like my blog. Kawaii means "cute" in Japanese and Not means "not" in English. Get it?
Via The In-Sect.
Sweet Glass Creations
One of my co-workers came in today wearing a super cool necklace with a glass robot pendant so naturally I was all: "OMG! That's soooo cute! Where did you get it?" and she was all "I know, don't you love it? My boyfriend totally got it for me cause I love robots, lemme look it up on the internet!" And a couple of seconds later I was looking at Toronto designer Izik Levy's sweet glass creations including the robots (apparently robots can either be happy or pretty pissed off looking), sock monkeys (but they're made of glass, so I don't know if they can technically be called sock monkeys) and these totally sweet-looking yet very impractical blossom pendants. Izik's creations can be purchased at various oh-so-look-at-me-I'm-hip locations in Toronto or via e-mail if that's too far for you to travel for a glass sock monkey.
Thanks to Amy for coming to work with that super sweet necklace. And to her boyfriend for buying it for her.