Thursday, February 28, 2008

5000 Years In 90 Seconds


Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Ship Demolition

This beached ship could not be towed to sea. Here's what they did:

A New Take On A Zoo

Here are some interesting new designs for a zoo that is planned for construction in Vincennes, France. Via BLDGBLOG.

Friday, February 22, 2008

10 Rooftop Helipads

This one is in Dubai. Nine more here.

Thursday, February 21, 2008


"Be master of your petty annoyances and conserve your energies for the big, worthwhile things. It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out - it's the grain of sand in your shoe." - Robert Service

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Underdog Interpretive Dance

Um, I'd like to explain this using words, but I'm at a loss. Watch is all we can do - and wonder in awe of all the incredible people who inhabit our great wide world.


A video by Alberto De Michele of people reacting to a gentle electric shock.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Launch Pad 34

At the Kennedy Space Center, NASA has preserved the Apollo 1 launch pad at launch complex 34 in memory of the three astronauts, Virgil "Gus" Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee, who lost their lives here in a fire on January 27, 1967 during a routine training exercise. You can see flowers left by the pad in the foreground. More photos of the site by Shaun O'Boyle here.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Air Disaster Simulations

Photos of firefighters in air disaster simulations via BLDGBLOG.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Strong Man

Meet Romeo Dev.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


The sample above is from a site called Secretly Creepy, a collection of photographs found on Ebay.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Obama - Breath Of Fresh Air

I'm starting to hear more of a familiar old message from the Republicans - in Mitt Romney's suspension of campaign speech and McCain's casting himself as "protector" - and the message is this: If you vote for a Democrat, you're all gonna die from terrorism.

And then there's this:

From marginal, to momentum, to machine. Is it a surprise he's doing so well?

Monday, February 11, 2008

Political Fundraising Item

Here is an interesting link about how a couple of big tech companies have contributed to recent presidential campaigns.

Friday, February 8, 2008


1959 Chevrolet Impala

Thursday, February 7, 2008


This via Square America. A series of polaroids taken during one wild night in the late 60's, early 70's, at a biracial, bisexual, cross-dressing bash. Apologies to any readers who spot a parent in any of the photos.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Tokyo Subway Art

More via PingMag.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Random Super Tuesday Thoughts

Romney is a successful businessman. That alone makes him more qualified than GWB.

Huckabee would be an extending of Bush, and I can’t take four more years of people suggesting there’s no such thing as evolution. But I like that flat tax!

Edwards won’t endorse until it’s a done deal out of fear to offend. Wants a nice position in a potential new administration.

Sorta sad that the Republican core viciously attacks McCain for saying things like water boarding is torture, and there might be such a thing as global warming. These people would eat their young!

Giuliani. Can be studied by campaign experts as anatomy of a disaster. Why would a candidate give up on Iowa and New Hampshire? That’s where you get momentum!

Ron Paul. Not a slave to focus groups – so that sumbitch can tell it like it is! Don’t label him a whacko. He says what a lot of people think.

Hillary would make a qualified and competent president.

But Obama’s got the magic.
After an eight year ordeal with Bush, if the Democrats don’t recognize the reincarnation of JFK standing in front of them, the missed opportunity could be profound.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Grading the World's Flags

Josh Parsons, a lecturer at New Zealand's Otago University, has graded the world's flags based on color and design. Above are the flags of Guam and Gambia. One gets A+, the other gets F (if you write the name of your country on your flag, you generally get a bad grade). Full results here.

Friday, February 1, 2008


Via Square America.