Endless Parade of Excellence

Thursday, March 31, 2005
"The rabid mouth-foamers who hate Fox News have embraced Outfoxed and the newshounds, so it's obvious that they are nothing if not gullible. But the hucksters who pander to these sheep have taken their efforts to a new level, launching a scheme to separate these true believers from their money."

"P.S. All you hate mailers out there (750 or so today) quit sending me "CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NPR and the BBC are left wing liberal hippies......." without EVIDENCE. If you are going to send it, send it with FACTS. Facts like THESE. Just saying it makes you sound like the stupid, ignorant, uneducated hillbilly you are."

Jeez, guys, it's just a cable filter. Lighten up. Or turn the damn thing off.
(Thanks, Lewis!)

Thursday, March 24, 2005
Cool stuff roundup:
Pixel Roller can roll pixels onto a phosphorescent surface. (thanks nick!)
MTRANII Self-Reconfigurable Modular Robot reminds me of Nick's blanket, without its skin, but it (they?) can self-assemble like Voltron. Except they're not lions.
The videos on the MTRAN site are very slow to load, but totally worth it. (via Near Near Future)

Tuesday, March 22, 2005
I work in television. I'm part of the problem. But I have a TV-B-Gone, so I'm also part of the solution.
(via MeFi)

Saturday, March 19, 2005
I suck at video games. But I do have one claim to fame. I've played this. And you think parents are worked up about GTA? Hah.

"Problems that the greatest scientists worked on for fifty years had been the state secret of special importance up to recept time not only for mere mortals, but for nuclear weapon developers themselves. Now you may not only look at these "products" but also touch them..."
(via Exclamation Mark)

Amazing ski action photos shot with a speed graphic. I've been toying with the idea of taking mine to a skateboard park-now I'm sure that it's a good idea.

Friday, March 18, 2005
File under "WTF were they thinking?" It's not safe to wear a skirt when ROB is in the room. It even has bright lights for dark areas! And the soundtrack on the website goes all boom-chicka-chicka at the end. WTF!? I want one! But not for...that.
(via b3ta)

Wednesday, March 16, 2005
"This is not a guide for wusses whose aim is merely to wipe out humanity...Nor is this a guide for those wanting to annihilate everything from single-celled life upwards, render Earth uninhabitable or simply conquer it. These are trivial goals in comparison.
This is a guide for those who do not want the Earth to be there anymore."
(Thanks, Dan!)

Tuesday, March 15, 2005
An alarm clock that runs away and hides when it goes off. I need one. Then the cat wouldn't have to work so hard.
(via Near Near Future)

Monday, March 14, 2005
"Emi and Yumi Ito jumped from Japanese cha-cha sweethearts to international b-movie icons when they portrayed the melancholy captured fairies who chanted "Mo-su-rah" in Toho's classic 'Mothra'. Though they appeared in only three of the Toho monster epics, they made such an impression, that their screen roles overpower that of the monsters themselves!!"
(Via PCL LinkDump)

Saturday, March 12, 2005

Friday, March 11, 2005

Wednesday, March 09, 2005
The Cathode Ray Tube Site , via MeFi. If you have any free time left after that one, check out this.

Tuesday, March 08, 2005
Pretzels are the new grilled cheese.
(Thanks, Ron!)
And in other religious news: Katamari DaVinci.
(via boing boing)

Friday, March 04, 2005
McNugget numbers. Does this mean that the series 00001010,00010100,00011110,00101000,00110010 etc. are timbits?
(via kottke.org)

Thursday, March 03, 2005
A kitchen timer made out of dekatrons. (scroll down). And barking dogs. Watch the video.
Dekatron? WTF?

Wednesday, March 02, 2005
Grocery stores should look like this on the inside. And this on the outside.

Tuesday, March 01, 2005
Nanaca Crash. You get to be a Japanese schoolgirl, and kill people with your bike. Or something.