Saturday, February 26, 2011

Friday, February 25, 2011

"Dinosaur named 'thunder-thighs'"

BBC:

The team has named its dinosaur Brontomerus mcintoshi - from the Greek "bronto", meaning "thunder"; and "merĂ³s", meaning "thigh".

Thursday, February 24, 2011

The SR-71 Blackbird weeps fuel

Article about an SR-71 Blackbird flying over Libya in the 80's:

Ironically, the plane was dripping, much like the misshapen model had assembled in my youth. Fuel was seeping through the joints, raining down on the hangar floor. At Mach 3, the plane would expand several inches because of the severe temperature, which could heat the leading edge of the wing to 1,100 degrees. To prevent cracking, expansion joints had been built into the plane. Sealant resembling rubber glue covered the seams, but when the plane was subsonic, fuel would leak through the joints.

Pretending your living in the world of Timecop

From a review of Timecop:

Me, I’ve got my own theory. I think that time is constantly in flux. That there are fault lines in the time stream, and they’re constantly shifting in thousands of little subtle ways, just like tremors rearranging California real estate. Or think of time as telephone lines stretching from the present back to infinity (kind of like Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure) and you get line noise that screws the connection up. It’s part of your day-to-day existence; you accept it and move on.

Proof? That’s easy.

Ever walk into a room to get something and suddenly you can’t remember what it was you wanted?

Ever put something down, go back and look for it, and it’s not there?

Ever run into someone who greets you like you’re old friends, and you are absolutely clueless as to their identity?

We chalk it off to lapsed memory, but it’s not. It’s Time Burps. You can’t remember what you wanted in the room because time just burped and suddenly the reason why you went in there ceased to exist. The item you put down has vanished because time burped and you never put it there in the first place. Your newfound old friend, in his or her past, was a close buddy, but in your own past, you never met.

Excalibur: the world's tallest climbing wall





Excalibur at Klimcentrum Bjoeks climbing center in the Netherlands.

American Gothic models

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Inventables

Inventables calls itself the "the innovator’s hardware store":

We sell materials that designers, artists, and inventors use to develop new products and push the boundaries of what's possible.
Below are just a few items on sale - - translucent concrete and wood, bendable wood, temperature-sensitive color-change fabric, and photoluminescent tape:





Monday, February 21, 2011

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Artificial sun in Norway

Kitchen Leo Burnett built an artificial sun at a railway station in Oslo that glows brighter in response to people writing on the internet about the darkness.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

"You will attract who you deserve"

"If you don’t like who you are getting, change yourself. If you can’t change yourself, get a reality check."

Rubik's Cube/Brain Puzzle



Jason Freeny: "Rubik's Cube embedded inside brain sculpture. Fully functional puzzle."

World's smallest velodrome



Red Bull's mini drome in London.

Monday, February 14, 2011

The Amazing Spider-Man wallpaper

Darth Revan in Clone Wars





In the this video, Dave Filoni explains that Darth Revan was very nearly included in the recent Clone Wars Episode Ghosts of Mortis

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Twin Peaks merchandise



From this weekend's Twin Peaks show at Clifton's.

The Abyss statue



Josh Ellingson posted photos from his trip at ILM

Friday, February 11, 2011

Soul Surfer movie poster

Boba Fett wallpaper



By Dan Hipp.

Karate school advertisement

"Albino Redwoods"

KQED:

Albino redwood trees lack chlorophyll. Their needles are limp and waxy. They’re the exact color of a glow-in-the-dark star you’d find in a kid’s bedroom.

...

Without chlorophyll, they can’t convert sunlight into energy. The only reason they survive at all is because they are sprouts from an adult tree, connected at the root. So, for their entire lives, they suck energy from that mother tree.

They’re parasites,”

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Iridescent Nikes




Nike "Foamposite" Blazer.

Tatooine Suns t-shirt




Today's $9 plus shipping Tee Fury t-shirt is the Tatooine Suns by Ben Smith.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Chris Ware's poster for Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

Engagement ring box shaped like the house from Up



Paul Pape was commissioned to make an engagement ring box based on Carl Fredricksen's house from Up.

"In Casino Royale, James Bond is the Bond girl."

Warren Ellis:

Look at the way they even show him emerging from the ocean like Ursula Andress. Sexual torture, too, if less creepy-glam than being stripped and painted gold. Vesper Lynd is Bond: never not in control, never without a plan, seducing to further her goals. She has to die so Bond can become her.

Monday, February 7, 2011