Thursday, May 29, 2008

Helicopter Of Wood

This is the kind of stuff they used to sell from the back of comic books (the only thing I ever ordered was a dog whistle that never arrived in the mail). This helicopter looks a bit treacherous to me. Via Modern Mechanix.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


From photographer Christine Gatti's "the american way".

Monday, May 26, 2008

Japan Train Squeeze

Here's a great video that is a nice counter post to my May 21 post. After those sweeping wide open images of Japanese highway interchanges, take a look at this. It's like something out of the iconic overpopulation movie "Soylent Green".

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Japan Highway Interchanges

Japanese interchange photos at flickr.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

A New Country

It floats on the water.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Short Film

a very small guardrail
running time: 6 minutes

Thursday, May 15, 2008


"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius, and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction." - Albert Einstein

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Businessmen's Hair

From photographer Louis Porter's "Anatomy Of A Business Man". Hairstyles from 1980's corporate head shots. Link at i heart photograph.

Aliens And The Vatican

Aliens are okay in God's eyes.


See its force in North Carolina.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Space Boomerang

Japanese astronaut Takao Doi experimenting with a boomerang at the International Space Station in March 2008… there is something oddly peaceful about this short video:

Mortgage Crisis

This list by Melanie Berliet via McSweeney's.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

El Camino Del Rey

Wednesday, May 7, 2008


Those infamous climbing shots:

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Speed Racer

How it first appeared on Japanese television as "Mach Go! Go! Go!:


Courtesy of dog'S faint!

Obama Basketball Dress Code

If running for president, don't wear shorts and tuck in that T-shirt!

Monday, May 5, 2008


Jigsaw Falling Into Place - directed by Adam Buxton:

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Stuff That's Probably True

People lose at gambling more often than they win at gambling. Everyone loves to tell a story about winning, but they clam up about the losing. This gives the illusion that people are winning a lot of money. In the long run, it isn't true.
Winning is like talking about the weather. Losing is like talking about erectile dysfunction - it never comes up (pun intended).