Monday, April 30, 2007

Video: Ri-Man the Adorable Medical Robot

The designer's site promises "RI-MAN will become an invaluable partner robot."

Evidence Dolls

Evidence Dolls are:

hypothetical products sold in a fictional shopping mall called Bioland. The Dolls were commissioned by the Pompidou Centre for the D-Day exhibition in 2005. The project consists of one hundred specially designed dolls used to provoke discussion amongst a group of young single women about the impact of genetic technology on their lifestyle.

The Dolls come in three versions based on penis size (small, medium and large). A black indelible marker allows women to note down interesting characteristics of their lover. Hair, toenail clippings, saliva, and sperm can be collected and stored in the penis drawer.
Read more here and here.

Photo found in We-Make-Money-Not-Art's Flickr gallery

New covers for the Penguin Classics Line

Lady Chatterley's Lover (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Rashomon and Seventeen Other Stories (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Gravity's Rainbow (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

The New York Trilogy (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

"The Gift of Stones" dramatizes the transition from Stone Age to Bronze Age

Here's the start of Emily Barton's review of Jim Crace's new book "The Pesthouse":

JIM CRACE is among the most inventive writers working in English today, a talent that was recognized when he won the National Book Critics Circle Award in 2000 for "Being Dead." "Quarantine," about Jesus' sojourn in the desert, and "Continent," a series of linked stories concerning a fictional continent, are among my favorite books by living authors, chiefly because of the breadth of Crace's creative intelligence. Although his writing can be uneven at times — "Arcadia" and "Genesis" leave me cold — a mind that could conceive of "The Gift of Stones," which dramatizes the transition from Stone Age to Bronze Age, is a unique and brilliant one.

I'm intrigued.

Gift Of Stones

Photo: Sumo wrestlers compete at making babies cry

It's an annual tradition. More here, here, and here

“Bifurcated girls” were a popular attraction in American men’s magazines at the turn of the 20th century

“The Bifurcated Girl Is Coming!” announced a May 1903 magazine cover. The following month, there it was: an entire 44-page issue featuring “Gay Girls in Trousers” and “Leading Actresses” in “Men’s Togs.”

Read more on the history of girlie magazines here

Weird: There's a Legally Blonde Musical on Broadway

Here's the official site, and here's wikipedia.

Trailer: Wind Chill

The official site's here, here's the Wikipedia entry, and here's a positive review. But I was hooked as soon as I read the title "Wind Chill."

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Chomp Chomp Pencil Pouch

Found here

4 Threadless Designs: Vote Now

Hairy Friend

Try & Think


Simple Math

Punch-Out Fan Art Gallery

Zombie Little Mac by Wayne Kubiak

Little Mac gif by Jon

Little Mac and Bald Bull by artist

Super Punch-Out Characters by Robert

Star punch by Austin

Little Mac vs. King Hippo by Dapper Dan

Little Mac by Elio

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Golden State Warriors, Best Logo In The NBA

Time to jump on the bandwagon with these t-shirts

Buy here

and here

Friday, April 27, 2007

Lust In Translation and Two Other Books That Caught My Eye Today

Lust in Translation: The Rules of Infidelity from Tokyo to Tennessee
"A global survey of adultery divided into geographical regions"

Off-ramps and On-ramps: Keeping Talented Women on the Road to Success

Rethinking Thin: The New Science of Weight Loss--and the Myths and Realities of Dieting

But this is what I actually bought

Can You See What I See? Dream Machine
Walter Wick is a genius.

Phoenix Wright Papercraft, Gif, and Plush

See images of the completed Phoenix Wright papercraft here and the rest of the templates here

Plush Phoenix Wright by Holly-Bunnie

Phoenix Wright gif by chimpantalones

Irresistible Comic Book Concept: Popeye vs. Hulk

Come on, you know you want to find out what happens when these two characters get together.

Video: Quadruplets laughing

Disgusting Gadget of the Day: Nosefrida Nasal Aspirator

Nosefrida Nasal Aspirator. You put one end in you kid's nose, the other end in your mouth, and you suck.

Video: Spider-Man 3 Trailer Spoof

You might notice a few product placements.

Google Map Mash-up: Pirate Attack Locator

Visit The International Chamber of Commerce's site to learn about modern day pirate attacks, including their nifty live piracy map.

Movie Concept Of The Day: A prostitute finds herself in the possession of George W. Bush's finger.

You know, "the one that has the power to push the button that will set off a nuclear attack." Read more about this strange little movie here.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Flat Eric Gif (and video)

Found here

You don't know Flat Eric?

Cool Record Cover, Lame Band Name: 23 by Blonde Redhead


San Mateo County Sheriff Greg Munks and his undersheriff were swept up in Las Vegas prostitution sting

"I believed I was going to a legitimate business," Munks said, reading from a written statement. "It was not."

Read the rest.

Judge sues cleaners for $65 million for lost pair of pants

No, apparently the pants were not magical.

Movie Review of the Week: The Condemned is a "D-grade 'Running Man'"

Read the rest of the review here.

Doesn't sound promising, but this poster I saw at a bus stop was pretty clever:

Last year, the City of Los Angeles removed more than 27 million square feet of graffiti

Read more here.

Occasional NASA Consultants Draft Primer On How Humanity Can Defend Itself From Aliens

An Introduction to Planetary Defense: A Study of Modern Warfare Applied to Extra-Terrestrial Invasion is written by Travis Taylor and Bob Boan. In a nutshell, "You'd have to create an insurgency, a mujahideen-type resistance."

Obituary of the Day: Yeltsin was like "a retarded nephew...

"Boris Yeltsin was always good for a laugh, which is probably why on the occasion of his death people outside of Russia are not calling him words like scum and monster, but instead recalling him fondly, with a smile, as one would a retarded nephew who could always be counted on to pull his pants down at Thanksgiving dinner."

Read the rest, this first paragraph is mild.

*Buy KGB collectibles at eBay.

Jenny McCarthy Is Rosie The Riveter

On the cover of the current LA Parent.

Here's another modern interpretation of WWII-era icons: Christina Aguilera's video for Candyman