Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Where they were against it.

New York Times has a visual breakdown of how yesterdays vote went by geography and party.

Colbert '08 for real...well...

Apparently Stephen Colbert is becoming an important part of the Marvel Universe. While we have our presidential elections, there is also one going on in Marvel land as well. Unlike his real life bid, in Marvel Universe Colbert is a viable candidate who's being mentioned throughout the comics. They've even set up a website for his campaign. There's also coverage of his delayed debate on Comedy Central's Indecision 2008 page. Next he'll be teaming up with Spiderman hopefully to take on some kind of Bearman type villain. I can't wait. So much better than real life. Below is page art from Marvel.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

What is the best dinner ever?

Homemade guacamole and enchiladas are up there.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

TMT is planting again.

Some of our readers may remember when we planted a plum tree. It was sort of a fiasco. We kept it in the dark interior of our office and when nothing ever happened and it was time to move, we just threw it out. This is different. We have window sills that get plenty of sun and this time around its avacado and peach pits. We also have more love in our hearts and we live in Montana.

the peach pits

the avacado pit

a future peach tree

50 Eggs

Today, in honor of Paul Newman's passing, I will eat 50 eggs in one hour.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

I've been waiting for this post for a long time...TMT finally saw Speed Racer

and yes, we loved it. We only wish we could have seen it on the big screen.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


Oprah is voicing a Disney movie. My life is complete.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Goodbye to Yankee Stadium

Friday, September 19, 2008


I saw this video on one of the design blogs I read and it totally brought me back to when I was probably about 4 or 5. Does anyone else remember it? I didn't remember the music but watching that orange wax getting mixed up and seeing those crayons all stacked up was like reconnecting with an old friend I thought was gone forever.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Frozen Smiles

I actually just have some old dentures I bought at the Salvation Army that I keep in the freezer. They do a damn good job of cooling off my drinks. But I guess if I had to I could use these too. I found them via sub-studio.

Polar Bears on the streets of D.C.

from Wooster Collective

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Twain in Tesla's Lab

'Name the greatest of all inventors. Accidents.' - Mark Twain

56 Leonard St, here we come (in two years)

I'm glad they are building this giant glass, steel, and concrete Jenga tower. It will be ready just in time for us to move in.

Hit Me Later

The website basically says it all. You forward them an email that your not ready to (number of hours later)@hitmelater.com or (day of the week)@hitmelater.com as the address. They will send it back in that amount of hours or on that day. If you want to put it off until Friday, just forward it to Friday@hitmelater.com and they'll send it back to you on the next Friday. Let us know if you use it and what you think. HitMeLater.com

Ben Kingsley - Minor Threat

Maybe you've already seen it...but how could I not share. I saw it on Street Carnage. They got it from Mean Magazine.

Speed Racer Eludes Me Again

Somehow the Blockbuster only has full screen. A whole wall of Speed Racer all in full screen. Who watches full screen. Conspiracy.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Bike Stereos

Check out this video from NY1. It had to be in Queens.

007 Coke Ad

I haven't been able to find the new score Jack White did for Quantum of Solace anywhere but you can hear a part of it in this new Coke ad.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Target's Bullseye Bodegas

Has anyone been in one of the Target Bullseye Bodegas? They opened today in Manhattan. Let us know what you think.

Midtown: 57th and 6th
Union Square: Broadway between 11th and 12th
East Village: Bowery and 2nd Street
SoHo: Broome between Wooster and West Broadway

Image from Apartment Therapy, locations from Core77.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Whats GOOD up to?

GOOD Magazine is keeping busy. They're doing the name your own price thing. If you don't have a subscription or your planning on renewing, now (over the next three months) might be the time. 100% of the subscription money still goes to one of the non-profit organizations they are partnered with. You just pick your price.

They also are partnering up with Starbucks and starting today, releasing what they call The GOOD Sheet. For the next 11 weeks these papers will be available and each week they will address new election issues. The sheets are simple newsprint papers that try to lay down the facts in the 'nonpartisan' style of graphs, charts, and lists
of statistics we've gotten used to seeing from GOOD, rather than longer articles that customers might not have time for. Below is a sample part of this weeks sheet on CO2. They've also gone ahead and offset the impact of printing and shipping all these sheets by purchasing renewable energy credits, 1005.14 tons of CO2 worth.

They also have launched a new site at good.is. The old site is still up for now.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Is the world over yet?

I heard they are flipping the switch on this thing tonight. Slight risk they might create a mini black hole and our entire galaxy might disappear. Keep your fingers crossed or spend your last few hours staring into the eye of this super death star machine hoping it can answer all those life questions.

UPDATE: They are just whirling particles around the loop for now. We have some time before they start colliding protons and creating mini black holes, so you can go back to your daily routine.

NPR comes through again

NPR's Facebook page just told me about the live Radiohead show they have available to stream or download as a podcast. I don't know why, but I had never subscribed to the All Songs Considered podcast and when I looked at what they've released this year, I was impressed again with NPR. They consistantly know whats up better than any other news station I've ever listened to. You can check out NPR Music here. Below is a shot (sorry, you'll probably have to click it to be able to read it) of this years ASC podcasts. Obviously, they're all free.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


After checking out Speech Wars, we realized we could create our own TMT word clouds using Wordle. Check it out for yourself. This is our word cloud for August.

Speech Wars

Today Gus sent me a great link to Speech Wars. They are downloading the speeches from each nominee's campaign and giving you a way to check out when, and how often any word is used. They display it in two graphs or, if your interested in the words used most often, you can check out the word clouds (pictured above). I don't know why I picked it, but John McCain has said the word fun 6 times and Obama, never. On the other hand, Obama has said dance twice and McCain isn't going anywhere near that.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Some Vintage Bikes

I had to share this gallery of vintage motorcycles from the Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group.

via Wired

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Bringing the Italian to Missoula

Last week, we were missing our family, friends, and the really great Italian food we've never had to live without. We decided to try our hand at homemade gnocchi. The results were surprisingly great. Our secret ingredient: Frank Sinatra.

A little pick me up.

Gus sent this to me and I couldn't help but share. Enjoy!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Omar's my favorite, too!

A little while back, Obama told the Las Vegas Sun that his fav show is The Wire, and his favorite character, Omar Little.

“That’s not an endorsement. He’s not my favorite person, but he’s a fascinating character,” explained our next Prez.

TMT finally got around to watching the hit show that everyone with taste we trust goes ga ga over. And we're hooked. So many bad guys to like, so many good guys to distrust. So much drunken surveillance by "Good Police." It's hard to pick a favorite character, but I did and I'm lockstep with Barack. My coeditor, AP, digs Lestor Freamon, the man with the complicated past and a love of mini furniture. Leave it to AP to choose the only honorable man in Baltimore.

Who are your favs, readers? And keep in mind, we are still in Season 1. You can say someone from future episodes, someone for us to excitedly meet, but please, no spoilers.

Image from Mother Jones

Monday, September 1, 2008

Raising the Bar

Look who's playing a young, slim Ben Franklin.