Wednesday, February 24, 2021

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Google wants to help you build a cute robot; Cheap cyberpunk glasses; How to write a plot

Room designed to look like it's under attack by King Kong; Axe with decorative hearts; Men can't shriek

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Finnish PhD students get a sword when they graduate

Kids getting trained to fight in hockey games

Speaking fighting:

They went magnet fishing and pretty much pulled up the weapons from Clue

Red Sonja eats with the undead, and other new comic book covers

New comic book covers by Mirko Colak, Danilo Beyruth, Guiu Vilanova, and Brian Bolland.

New Humble Bundle features Tales of Monkey Island Complete for $1

Beat the average to get the outstanding Neo Cab and also Telltale's Batman game.

Undead Dinosaur Transformer

Transformers Generations Selects Deluxe Transmutate available for preorder:

Inspired by the character's appearance in the Beast Wars animated series comes this special edition Transmutate figure! Transmutate was once a Maximal protoform, but after taking heavy damage to her stasis pod she was left warped and unable to convert. She has an innocent nature and unassuming form, but when threatened, she unleashes her immensely destructive super-sonic scream!

Transmutate was originally released as a build-a-figure in 2006. Now, she's available as one whole figure, paying homage to the original with her ability to break apart into pieces.

Transmutate features her innocent-yet-twisted face as seen in the “Transmutate” episode of the Beast Wars animated series

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Augmented reality Daft Punk; The creation of Daft Punk's helmets; Jack Sparrow actor stays in character

If a Constructicon turned into a chainsaw; Return of The Living Dead tee; The Prisoner

Monday, February 22, 2021

The samples for Britney Spears' "Toxic" and Daft Punk's "One More Time" are absolute magic

Japanese supermarket sells earthquake-damaged beers as “heroes”


In the center of the section stood each banged-up can proudly with the following sign:

“These are the heroes who bravely stood up to the earthquake. I don’t want them to be treated like fallen and damaged products that sell at a discount. They look different but they have delicious alcohol on the inside. Please take them with you and let them live out their lives as delicious alcohol.”

Underneath the sign is a drawing of a wounded can shouting; “We will not be beaten by the earthquake!!”

New Humble Bundle is eight survival guides for $1

"Family Survival Guide", "Illustrated Guide to Brewing Beer", and more for $1.

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Lenticular print of Drew Struzan's poster for The Thing

On sale Thursday at Vice Press.

The best SNL moment, ever

A timely Nancy strip; "Sower of Temptation"; Imagining a dungeons and dragons-style guide to business

Burst of red; Aku sculpture; Go ahead and bootleg that $17k blockchain artwork

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Ignore the text and try to guess what they're doing

The Clippers owner sat behind the opposing team's basket to try to distract players during free throws

(Clippers lost)

A 139-year-old house was moved several blocks in San Francisco today for a cost of around $400,000

SF Chronicle:

“We had to get 15 different city agencies to agree to this,” said veteran house mover Phil Joy. “Maybe it was 18 agencies. I’m not really sure.”

Along the route, parking meters were ripped up. Limbs from an overhanging laurel tree were trimmed. Traffic signs were relocated. Overhead traffic lights are coming down and overhead wires that power the 5-Fulton Muni line will be turned off and unstrung. No-Parking-tow-away-zone signs have been plastered all over like bad checks.


After the move is complete, the site at 807 Franklin St. is set to become a 48-unit, eight-story apartment building.... And the traveling Victorian will be anchored into place at 635 Fulton St. next to a historic mortuary

People keep trying to steal from Deion Sanders at his new college coaching job

The reports ping ponged between someone stole his possession while he was coaching today's football game (for the second time since he started at the school), he was simply mistaken, or a theft absolutely occurred:

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Icestorm monster; You lose! pin; Animorph prints

Jim Rugg explains how he makes 3-D prints; Kaiju guinea pig sculpture; When a household collaborates on an illustration

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Electronics free, air-powered robot with limbs like Doctor Octopus from Into the Spider-Verse

By engineers at the University of California San Diego.

She accidentally caused a human trafficking panic by placing roses on windshields in what she thought was a nice gesture

News from Ohio:

“I think (my fiancé) ended up saying that he spent over $300 in just roses,” [she] said. “He was just going to throw them outside or in the trash, so I told him, instead of wasting, we should pass it on.”

So [she] enlisted the help of her sister and daughter, and the trio headed out to spread some love, by placing roses on vehicles.


Soon after the roses were left on vehicles, customers and Walmart employees began to discover them.

A store manager was so concerned after reviewing security footage that he called the Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office.


“Once those calls starting coming in, and they really just blew up the phone lines, we knew at that point it might be something that we want to just go ahead and notify the community about, make them aware until we have further information about it,” [the deputy] said.

Here's Snopes on another rose-related panic from 2019.

"Weeping paths" and other secrets of the office

From an essay by Paul Ford for Wired:

I think of those as “weeping paths,” part of the secret map of every office. You cannot sob at your desk, so you must go on a journey, smiling at the floor, until you find a place where emotion can flow. Offices have their own mental maps.


If you don’t believe me, try making a map of your office. See what you remember. Where do people go when they are rewarded, punished? Where is power concentrated, and where do you sit? What paths do people take to accomplish their goals? Are some emotions possible in one space and not another? (Take a picture and send it to me. I want to see.)


an office is basically a big clock with humans for hands


Now make a map of your “digital office.” It will be a bunch of squares and a screenshot of a web browser. I like working at home. It’s efficient and I’m glad for the time I get back. But digital work has a lousy clock. Hours blur.

Today's junk will become a desired collectible when it crosses the "valley of no value"

From Cory Doctorow's recent interview of William Gibson:


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Free horror game "The Black Iris"; Bowser's special shoes; Crazy Taxi remote control car

(Available at ebay.)

This week's best Warhammer 40k miniatures (and other hobby creations)

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