Friday, April 28, 2006

Some Random NYC Pics

Here's another medley of New York City pics from my March visit.
Grafitti artists gotta get creative on today's subways.

African flying monkey puppet near the WTC.

Creepy dog puppet.

Funereal dog at the foot of a knight at the Cloisters.

Friday, April 21, 2006

Twins for Breakfast

I knew today would be an auspicious day when I cracked an egg for my morning breakfast and two yolks came out. It made me laugh and enjoy my asparagus sausage scramble all the more. Wonder Twin powers....ACTIVATE!

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Cool Digital Paintbrush

Here's the I/O Brush website if you wanna see more.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Bunny Bombs vs. Ghosty in the Heart of Austin

The Easter Bunny has a little surprise for you. He's got his one eye fixed on his new partners, the Mysterious Flying Bombs to jar you out of your complacency.

I used to love two grafitti poster ghosts that lived on the corner of MLK and Guadalupe before the building was rennovated. That was a sad day for 2-D ghosts. With the death of Dominos on 26th or so and Guadalupe, a new ghost was born. Welcome to Austin, Mr. Ghost!

Sunday, April 16, 2006

The Easter Bunny Hates You

Yeah, I know you've seen it. I don't care.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

She's Gonna Be a Quarterback!

To quote Sara, OH.MY.GOD. This is the most amazing thing I've seen in forever. I give you Faith the two legged wonder dog...
Faith on Montel

It reminds me of this little slice of joy from Strong Bad:
Lil Brudder

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

An Everyday Mystery

A nest on the sidewalk

Just the wing

Yesterday I saw a dead squirrel in the street. While I have no idea who ran it down, there wasn't much question of what happened.

When I came upon this in the morning outside my school there was a bird up in the tree squawking. Was it the bird's nest? Then I continued walking and saw the severed wing with a little piece of red meat showing beneath it. Where the bird is that belongs to the wing is unclear.

I wonder what happened....?

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Inventions: Good and Pointless

Archaeologists in Pakistan discovered that teeth dating back 9,000 years had been drilled using an early dental tool. The cool thing about this is that before this discovery they thought that dentistry had been developed "only" 4,000 years ago. They didn't use anything to deaden the nerves, just drilled in using flint implements.

The weird thing is that the techniques were lost after being used for 1,500 years and cavity fixing wasn't taken up again for another 2,500 years. I guess it was that lack of anesthetic.

Read about it:
AP Story or BBC Story
The original story was in Nature.

I saw this in an issue of Outside magazine and I had to write something about it here. Now, I am usually the guy that is all for useless, insane advances in technology, but I can't think of anything less usable, wanted, or comprehensible. If you're out in the woods trying to set up camp I don't think that your knife needs to play the latest Death Cab song. The USB version is kind of cool, though. I know, I'm dumb.
Swissbit s.beat

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Roswell Sighting

This is a picture from my trip with Sara to Colorado in December. I took it at our hotel in Roswell. For those of you X Files nerds Roswell is a Mecca of sorts when in reality it's a somewhat sleepy yet happening (by Southeastern New Mexico standards) town. This picture illustrates the closest thing you are going to see to a U.F.O.

Unfortunately, the U.F.O. museum was closed on our stopover there because one of the founders had died and was getting an alien autopsy. Or rather being laid to rest that day.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Lenovo Prototypes: The Future of Computing

Liquid-resistant shield

Anti-drop mechanism

Holographic projection

Too bad they're all fake. But wouldn't you love it if they were real? Check out the site that claimed to have discovered this secret footage.