1.Prehistoric duck had 16-foot wingspan, toothy ridges on its beak. Link.
2. Pro football player Richard Collier was shot 14 times and survived, albeit gravely injured. Link.
3. Animated gif shows Obama really is the chosen one. Link.
4. Busch Gardens manual for traveling with animals helpfully suggests getting a room near the ice machine if traveling with Penguins, and putting up the "Do Not Disturb" sign when leaving an animal alone in a hotel room. Link.
5. Pirates seize Iranian ship near Somalia, die after suffering weird symptoms like skin burns and hair loss. Link, Link.
6. Space freighter brought down to burn up in atmosphere at a time convenient for Google moguls to watch? Link.
7. Scott Adams explains how he accidentally plagiarizes from himself. Link.
*See previous news headlines here.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
1.Prehistoric duck had 16-foot wingspan, toothy ridges on its beak. Link.
Video of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog harassing David Blaine, who is currently hanging upside down for some lame stunt. Absolutely hilarious, and don't miss Blaine and Triumph reenact the famous kiss from Spider-Man.
*Previously: How many Spider-Men can fit in a Jamba Juice?
*Buy The Best of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog DVD at Amazon.
Boba Fett encases The Simpsons as the gag to the opening of the Season 20 premiere. You can watch it, along with the entire episode, right here:
*At my custom toy site: X-Mas Special Boba Fett Munny.
*Buy Simpsons toys at eBay.
You can vote for or against this Threadless t-shirt design by clicking on the voting widget:
*Previously: Tokyo importing large number of bees to scare away crows.
*Buy books about nature photography at Amazon.
Bionicle Darth Vader, Aquaman, and Robin by Matt "Monsterbrick" Armstrong. There's more Justice League creations in his Flickr gallery.
*Previously: Lego Darth Vader.
*Find Star Wars Happy Meal and cereal toys at eBay.
Plush Super Mario Galaxy Bee Mushroom on sale here. Also available, Super Mario Galaxy capsule toys.
*Previously: Mickey Mouse meets Super Mario vinyl toy.
*Choose from a huge selection of Nintendo toys and collectibles at eBay.
See the solar system travel posters by Steve Thomas on sale at Zazzle. Via.
*Previously: Time Travel posters by Amy Martin.
*Fly Now!: The Poster Collection of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum is 34% off at Amazon.
Monday, September 29, 2008
Green frosting, Mentos, and a food marker = Kermit the Frog cupcakes. Cupcakes by Dave and Raina. Via.
*Previously: Alice in Wonderland cupcakes.
*Buy Hello, Cupcake!: Irresistibly Play Creations Anyone Can Make at Amazon.
This is Wioslea. According to the official site, "Like all Vuvrians, she had multiple eyes located around her head, and two large tentacles coming off the top of her head." Also, she's a sucker, tricked by Obi-Wan Kenobi into paying far too much for Luke's Landspeeder. You can see more photos of the upcoming 5th wave of The Legacy Collection here.
*Previously: 40 worst Rob Liefeld drawings.
*Buy Star Wars toys at eBay.
A few Dachshund-based logos by Aaron Draplin. The last on is on sale as a t-shirt for $20 here. Via.
*Find more of my t-shirt picks here.
*Buy Generation T: 108 Ways to Transform a T-Shirt at Amazon.
The quantum unpredictability of tearing paper lets you make wishes and decisions by completely natural chance. These inventions have 100 sheets of invisibly fibrous paper in a 4'x 5' pad with an exact starting point for tearing. The bigger piece of paper gives a perfectly impartial decision. They can be used for all kinds of decision-making although each one has its primary purpose. WISHPAPER is designed for deciding who gets a wish. DECISIONPAPER is for general decisions in daily life and business. LOVEPAPER is for romantic decisions. They can all be used by one or two persons. Of course, they can also be used for writing notes to yourself or others.
$5 a pad, on sale here. Via.
*Previously: Wish you were here! Postcards from the future.
*Buy We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda at Amazon.
"Soft Hercules" stool cast in foam rubber from a bust of Hercules. The stool was made by FAT (Fashion Architecture Taste) for the From Now to Eternity show in London. You can find more photos of the stool here.
*Previously: Glowing full moon cabinet.
*Find great deals on furniture design books at Amazon.
Jason Voorhees dancing. Art by ninjatim.
Jason Voorhees Dancing by ~ninjaink on deviantART
And here's one more from ninjatim's excellent DeviantArt gallery. Sarah Palin, propaganda style
Sarah Barracuda by ~ninjaink on deviantART
*At my custom toy site: Jason Voorhees Munny.
*Buy Jason Voorhees toys at eBay.
You buy these Astro Boy calendars here.
And I found this illustration of the Play Set/Yujin Marvel Comics figurines here. Many of them are on sale at eBay for about $8 apiece.
*Previously: Super Mario Galaxy capsule toys.
*Buy gashapon at eBay.
During the American-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 Christoph Bangert was still attending photography school. Only later, in the spring of 2005, when the Iraqi insurgency and sectarian violence reached its first peak, Westerners were kidnapped and beheaded, and most foreign journalists had left the country, did this intrepid photographer start to work in Iraq on assignment for The New York Times. The overtly hostile environment in Iraq for foreigners, without regard of the individual’s intention or affiliation, restricts the freedom of journalists, particularly photographers, who (unlike writers) must be physically present in order to get the story. Despite these conditions Bangert remained in Iraq as one of the few Western photographers committed to cover the war throughout 2006 and early 2007. He has worked largely independently from the military, using Iraqi guards, drivers, and translators, but was also occasionally embedded with American, British, and Iraqi forces. Iraq: The Space Between records the distance he traveled as a civilian between worlds committed to destruction in the name of freedom.Here's Christopher Bangert's official site, and you can buy "Iraq: The Space Between" for 24% off at Amazon.
*Previously: Terrific new book covers for Penguin Classics.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Little Britain USA is a spinoff of a British television show called Little Britain. It will air on HBO Sundays at 10:30 p.m. beginning September 28 (after Entourage), and reair Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. In addition to stars Matt Lucas and David Walliams, upcoming episodes will feature Rosie O'Donnell, Vivica A. Fox, Paul Rudd, and Sting. Here's the show's official site, which includes ecards, desktop wallpapers, a screensaver and more. And here's Little Britain USA's Wikipedia entry.
In this review at USA Today, Robert Bianco sums up: "Think of Monty Python with fewer people, even more drag, and latex fat suits, and you'll get the idea behind the marvelously talented Matt Lucas and David Walliams' comedy revue."
This video clip shows Walliams as Carol Beer
The marketing push for the show has been impressive and has included tv and radio appearances and some limited edition Mimobots designed by Cornerstone.
The Mimobots won't be sold in stores, but I have one to give away. For a chance to win, just post a comment below. Make sure your comment either includes your email or is linked to a Blogger profile that includes an email so that I can contact you if you win. The contest ends Friday October 3 at 8:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.