Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Good News Everyone

Candy Corn is vegetarian!
  • Sugar,
  • Corn Syrup,
  • Confectioner’s Glaze,
  • Natural and Artificial Flavors,
  • Salt,
  • Artificial Colors,
  • Egg Whites,
  • Honey Glycerin,
  • Mineral Oil,
  • Carnauba Wax
from here

Friday, October 24, 2008

Wolf Kills

There is a good chance you've heard about the Palin as president site. I figured I'd post about it just in case you hadn't. Either way they have updated it and added more as time has gone on. Check it out.

Don't Stop Shaking Yet

We're all sad that Polaroid is on it's way out. So check out the Save Polariod site and see what you can do to help. They're trying to get filmakers to keep the wonderful photography alive.

NY Times Endorsments

I know I've posted a lot about NY Times interactive features but thought this was worth a share as well. Here's a history of endorsments by the NY Times and a pdf available to read each one in it's entirety. It goes back to Lincoln.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Special Syrup

The other day, I saw a commercial. I was skeptical of the message, until I saw another ad. Then, a third, which showcased an attractive young couple picnicking. The chick offers her dude a popsicle laced with High Fructose Corn Syrup. He resists, but finally gives in. He loves it. And I am not usually influenced by advertising, but this one ad really got me craving HFCS. So delicious and misunderstood. Can't we all relate to that?

Anybody else catch these commercials from the Corn Refiners Association? Anyone else got a craving?

Friday, October 17, 2008

Speaking of Matt Damon

Apparently Bourne 4 is getting written.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

A possible future german home?

I've had a tab in my browser open to this Archinect Page for probably almost a month. I just really dig this house so I have to share. It's in Germany so um...maybe if McCain gets elected it will be in our new neighborhood. The architectural firm is J. MAYER H.

Joe the Plummer is in love with Matt Damon

The video does end on a tangent about social security and the war but the main point is that most Americans want to be, or be with, Matt Damon, including Joe the Plummer.

Friday, October 10, 2008


Tapered sweatpants from Wal-Mart with hand cut elastic ankle bands.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Just in case you wanted to drink your own pee

From the guy that invented the Segway, this is basically the machine at the beginning of Waterworld. You can pretty much run anything through it and it will give you clean drinkable water. If the claims it's inventor, Dean Kamen, makes are true, it could have a significant impact on our global water crisis as well as the diseases that crisis is causing.

Watch Colbert talk to the inventor about it or read more on Wired.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Put another one in the McCain tally

from the NY Times (‘The View’ Couch Not So Cozy for McCain):

“The Republicans, the Democrat party, even the independents. She’ll reform all of Washington.”


“By doing what she did in Alaska.”

What, exactly?

“First of all, earmark spending, which she vetoed a half a billion dollars worth in the state of Alaska.”

But she also put earmarks in, Ms. Walters noted.

“Not as governor she didn’t,” Mr. McCain said.

But as governor, she did. As the Anchorage Daily News, among others, has reported, in Ms. Palin’s first year as governor, she requested 52 earmarks valued at $256 million, and this year, her office asked the Alaska delegation in Washington to help land 31 earmarks valued at $197 million. Also, Citizens Against Government Waste ranks Alaska as having received the “most pork per capita” of all states this year.

Photo: Steve Fenn/Reuters, via ABC

Lie Count - Everyone is full of shit

It's widely known that our two presidential candidates are liars. Now there's a convenient web site that keeps track of their lies. I would have to argue that there are far more lies told by each than just the ones counted here, but it's a good start. It gets the big ones and provides a fair amount of proof that they are in fact lies. So far McCain is winning. He does have the natural advantage in this contest though. He's a Republican.

Check out Lie Count

Wearing you're dogs fur. (BARF)

I debated weather or not I wanted to share this weirdness. People posing for pictures with their pets and wearing their pets fur. What the eff? We had a big hairy Newfoundland Retriever and this thought never once crossed my mind. I just realized that I'm against any kind of fur, even if it is humanely gathered from your living room floor and made into an ugly sweater. Imagine how bad they would smell if they got caught in the rain. You can look at more of them here at the original post. These are part of a series of photos by Erwan Fichou.

Mail Goggles - Really?

The official gMail blog announced a new feature that will hopefully save you from drunk mailing by testing out your cognitive skills before it lets you send something. You've got to answer a few simple math questions in a short time in order to pass. I am having my doubts over how real this is, but it isn't April Fools Day.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Gas Signs - Donny Miller

from Wooster Collective

Kangol is turning 70

Kangol is turning 70. LL is already 40.

Monday, October 6, 2008

World's Tallest Lego Tower

About 96.7 feet tall. Officially entered into the Guinness Book of Records. Check out more pictures/more info here.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Diddy Blog #24: Sarah Palin Scares Me!!

Friday, October 3, 2008

VP Debate [part 3]: On Beer and the Frost

me: JOE SIX MOTHER FCKING PACKS. Maybe if joe didn't drink the whole 6pak
i want to know where is this coming from. Was "joe six pack" an expression before now?
he wouldn't beat his kids
like i have never heard that in my life
yeah i've heard it
i know, it sound NEGATIVE to me. joe has a drinking problem. joe burned his dinner and got high. is he friends with Joe Camel?
and John Q. Public

do you have heat in your home
cat is dragging her butt. yes but we're trying to not turn it on yet. iz a longggg road ahead. LET'S HEAT UP THAT ECONOMY!!! WOOoo let's heat up my house.

VP Debate [part 2]

Betcha Soccer
Sandy: iethhiaet
me: hhaha
kerry: "um.. my name is gwen"
Sandy: joe biden looks so much like the eagle tonight

VP Debate [part 1]

Blog editorz unite in a "chat room" as the debate begins...

kerry: GRUPE CHATz
me: and this [group chat idea] is why Kerry will be are vice president
Sandy: maren keeps trying to make me say my cats are sexually excited
kerry: !!!! well are they?
Sandy: they are not. is it starting?
kerry: where am i? what station do you guys have on?
me: what channel are you guys watching
kerry: JINX
me: I like the higher res format of CNN
Sandy: also kerry you should know i accidentally got high from burned pan. i burned a pan on the stove.
me: but I hate their factoids
kerry: oh my gosh. "high" or brain damaged?

kerry: well basically on msnbc some guys in the crowd behind matthews just rick roll'd us

me: maybe C-span. but they are so drab
kerry: i was like "THOSE GUYS... THEY'RE... THEY'RE RICK ROLLIN US"
Sandy: ahahha what did they do, they had a big radio?
kerry: they held up signs that said..."never gonna give you up" "never gonna let you down"
me: about who?what are they talking about?
Sandy: do you know what a rickroll is?
kerry: are you familiar with the rickroll?
me: no. I live in the mountains.
kerry: consider yourself lucky

(the pundits on CNN just referenced the Giants. I still don't know why)
me: why are they talking about THE GIANTS. this debate just got sexy.
Sandy: now my cnn online is playing kooky music
me: C.M just said "a live hardball." sounds dirty.
kerry: here we goooo. IFILL! IFILL! funky jacket
me: that is an ugly coat. nice color, but cockleshelled
kerry: what if palin came out and just coldcocked her. omg did you hear that

me: can I call you Joe?
kerry: "can i call you joe" WHAT A FRUIT
Sandy: damn it. MINE IS LATE. WHY? HATE THIS
me: Look at her. You have to admit, Palin's got spunk
kerry: yeah spunk in her eye. Wait, they haven't met yet?
Sandy: she hasn't met anyone. ever

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Out of the Vault

I officially reject the Disney Vault. How it toys with our emotions. How it dangles the goods only to jerk them away. I have a right mind not to buy Sleeping Beauty. No matter how fucking badass Malificent is. And she is ever so evil. Dare I say the evilest?

Who is your fav villian, readers? We can start with the disney variety, then move on to action movies, political masterminds, and which of your parents you like least.

Bloomberg Third Term - Good or Bad?

Apocolypse coming?

The Bush Administration has proposed to put 48 new species on the endangered list. That's 48 times more than they have in the past 2 years.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The Magic of Law Enforcement.

I've been reading about the above Stephen Sagmeister installation of 250,000 eurocents (spelling out Obsessions make my life worse and my work better) as part of Droog Design's Urban Play project. It took a bunch of volunteers a couple days to put together. The idea was:
After the piece is completely set up we will leave it alone, on the street. We expect the piece to slowly dissolve as people take coins, play with them, alter the design. All coins have been painted on the back with a bright blue permanent color.'
Less than 20 hours after they were finished, this happened.

Someone called the police because a person was taking some of the coins (which was expected). The police came and swept it up. The most curious thing about all of this: Where did they get those brooms, Hogwarts?

Happy World Vegetarian Day

I just found out thanks to Gus who gave me a heads up from a Treehugger post. You should probably not eat meat today and it might not be a bad idea to go out and by fancy gifts for all your vegetarian friends.