Thursday, May 31, 2007

Dos Equis Most Interesting Man Campaign

Here's the commercial:

And here's the official site, where you'll find some fun desktop wallpapers.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Ice Cucumber Pepsi

Apparently available only in Japan.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Portable labyrinth

"Portable labyrinths are designed for occasional or temporary use and easy storage. Our full design range is available on sturdy poly canvas or vinyl washable materials for all of your events."

Friday, May 25, 2007

"The German authorities are compiling a database of human scents to track down possible violent protesters at the G8 summit in June"

"The method, once used by East Germany's secret police, the Stasi, involves collecting scent samples in advance from selected targets."

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Philippines professional basketball league allows one foreigner on each team, but no taller than 6'6''


Dunks are so rare in the PBA that the league has toyed with the idea of making slams worth three points. The league adds a dash of high-wire athleticism by allowing each team to hire one foreign-born star. But permitting American 7-footers to play would wreak havoc among the Lilliputian locals.

Monday, May 21, 2007

His Dark Materials Stage Production

"In December 2003, The National Theatre in London presented a stage version of the His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman in two, three hour long parts"

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

"Most terrorists seem like bumbling losers if they're caught before the act:"

...That's certainly true of the Fort Dix jihadists who took their terrorist training DVD to the local audio store to be copied. It was also true of the Islamists arrested in Toronto last year for plotting to behead the prime minister, one of whose cell members had a bride who wanted him to sign a prenup committing him to jihad.


Staff members of an elementary school staged a fictitious gun attack on students during a class trip

...telling them it was not a drill as the children cried and hid under tables.

The mock attack Thursday night was intended as a learning experience and lasted five minutes during the weeklong trip to a state park, said Scales Elementary School Assistant Principal Don Bartch, who led the trip.


Headline of the day: Royals To Get A Taste Of Angels' Colon


lu en ssi's flickr gallery


Samurai gif; Japanese Bride With Sword

Samurai gif

Japanese bride with sword

*Buy samurai toys at eBay.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Mother's Day Desktop Wallpaper


Wizard of OZ/Star Wars Mash-Up & Some Other Great Threadless Designs

Juan V.4.O


There's No Place Like Space

Mr. Trex

Bros Before Hoes

Mini's Hammer & Coop website

Mini has a fun site to promote the 2007 model. There's an action name generator - - my name is "Juggernaut Seawolf." Desktop wallpapers, a screensaver and several "episodes." The site is here. Here's the trailer on youtube:

Mr. Brooks Movie Poster

Desktop wallpapers with the same image available at the Mr. Brooks official site

Harshest book review you'll read today

Here's Paul Shaw writing in this month's Print magazine:

The misspellings, typographic infelicities, and poor writing that plague Jan Tschichold, Designer might be overlooked if Doubleday's analysis of Tschichold's work for Penguin was of high caliber. But his writing is pedestrian and often beset by run-on and fragmented sentences. Furthermore, sentences in the text are frequently repeated word for word in the captions and, on occasion, elsewhere in the text.

Ouch. Here's the Amazon link:
Jan Tschichold, Designer: The Penguin Years

Naturally, the only review there is five stars and calls the book "a seminal and impressive contribution to the history of publishing . . . ."

Los Angeles County Jail Art Gallery

By Jennybird

By Naomi

Here's the gallery's website. And here's a LA Times article about the gallery.

Photoshop: Classed Up Film Posters

Great gallery at Something Awful.

Worst Villain Reveals Ever

Something Awful has a list. Yes, The Village should be on any list.

Flying Spghetti Monster Papercraft

Download here. Via PaperForest.

Photos: Max Rebo takes a tour of the world

Much better than a taking a garden gnome around. More in this gallery.

Spider-Man 3 Desktop Wallpapers

GameWallpapers has posted two nice designs. They also have some Star Wars Unleashed desktops for free download.

Rod Stewart Clone Trooper Print

By Brandon Bird. Follow the link to buy a print. Via Bonnie Burton's blog.

Hugh Laurie's "The Gunseller" and another cover that caught my eye

The Colorful Apocalypse: Journeys in Outsider Art

The Gun Seller

Photos: Ralph McQuarrie Luke Skywalker Concept figure

Big gallery over at Rebelscum

Superhero profile generator

Not as fun as the Golden Compass Daemon generator, but it was certainly fast.

Your Superhero Profile

Your Superhero Name is The Wing Kid
Your Superpower is Waking Through Walls
Your Weakness is Kittens
Your Weapon is Your Fire Launcher
Your Mode of Transportation is Roller Skates

Spotted at the Holy Heroes blog

Funny: Lost Heart street sign

Go here for a bit more background

Two good print ads



Spotted over at AdGoodness

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Popcap's Bejeweled available for free

Follow the link and enter the coupon code FREE4MOMS

Friday, May 11, 2007

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Inigo Montoya nametag avatar


Lockwasher's found-object robot creations

It's not all robots. But the robots are great. His Flickr gallery's here. And here's his personal site.

Limited Edition Simpsons Xbox 360