Endless Parade of Excellence

Sunday, July 31, 2005
I'll take that please. Now go back to your seat. And if you're lucky you can buy it back on ebay in 30 years.
(via Grow-a brain)

Friday, July 29, 2005

Thursday, July 28, 2005
Futuro House! The website is as ugly as the house is cool!
(Thanks, Ted!)

Tuesday, July 26, 2005
Pinhole camera made from a human skull. (Not a real human skull.) Of course, pinhole fans know that it's possible to make your skull into a camera without interfering with its usual functions of containing your brain and giving your face meat something to stick to.

Monday, July 25, 2005
Composers of 50s sci-fi soundtracks say "I told you so."
(via /.)

Sunday, July 24, 2005
Recently, I was involved in an an argument about whether one of the model-railroad people in one of my dioramas was wearing clothes. I assure you, and you know who you are, that she was fully clothed, in some kind of peach business dress thing. As I pointed out, (and I know this from the work of Kim Adams, BTW, not from hanging out with horny model-railroad guys) that you CAN buy naked model railroad people. They look like this.

Saturday, July 23, 2005
LEGO - CubeSolver. This scares me.
(via MeFi)

Planarity is very addictive. And it has that "smart" feeling, so that you don't feel as guilty as you would blowing a day with, oh, something like this. Until the day is gone, that is.
(Thanks, Lesley!)

Wednesday, July 20, 2005
Google Moon!
(Thanks, Ron!)

Tuesday, July 19, 2005
Death Star Subwoofer for sale.
(thanks, Kat!)

Monday, July 18, 2005
"Mechanical Engineering and Physics and Physiology have been combined in this new method of saving larger beached whales, which WILL WORK!"

This Thursday, July 21, 2005, I'll be talking about my Spiral Inscriber at the Toronto dorkbot meeting. 7:00 PM at InterAccess, at 9 Ossington Ave, Toronto. Also on the bill are Jeff Mann and Greg Judelman. I think Jeff will be talking about the LiveForm Telekinetics project, so there might be a talking fish.

Saturday, July 16, 2005
The Medieval Bestiary
I should make a hedgehog to complement my cheese bird
Via MeFi

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Cold War - Clandestine Equipment
Includes some nice posters. I'm willing to become the personal slave of anyone who gets me a copy of this one...

Sunday, July 03, 2005
What if, in the early '70s, you had given some hippies government money to make civil defence films? What if they spent the money on acid, and, realizing that they had to ship something ,they cobbled up weird pastiches of stock footage and old student films,with dramatic narration that invariably failed to provide any useful information about how to actually survive a disaster?
The results would probably have looked a lot like the "Your Chance to Live" series.
I have a couple of these on 16mm, and just found a third online.
Your Chance to Live: Earthwatch does not disappoint.
(If anyone has any information on these films, or spots any 16mm copies on ebay, please get in touch!)

Friday, July 01, 2005
That's a big catfish.
(via BoingBoing)