Endless Parade of Excellence

Wednesday, November 30, 2005
A sad day. First Bob Moog, now John Simonton. Messing around with Paia kits was pretty much the only thing that kept me sane as a teenager.
(via make: blog)

Tuesday, November 29, 2005
Delta Skrimpy. Found while looking for a source of glow-in-the-dark plastic hyenas. I'm still looking for the hyenas, so if you happen to know a source, please let me know. (and yes, they exist. I have two, and need more. Lots more.)

Monday, November 28, 2005

Sunday, November 27, 2005
How to Draw Cartoon Cars by George Trosley. Damn, I could have used this when I was 10! Never too late, though.
(Via Positive Ape Index)

Wednesday, November 23, 2005
Would you like to see Ed "Big Daddy" Roth, honored by a commemorative United States Postage Stamp?

Ok, some people get upset by certain things. Fortunately, the title of this page, Cuisine of Dog Meat , gives you fair warning. (no pictures, don't worry) So, if you're not the type who'd laugh at "hey, are these puppies done?" jokes, then click here instead, and have a nice day.
(thanks, Kat!)

Russian wax figures highlighting the horrors of drug use. Plus how to roll a joint. Also good if you need illustrations for your talk on the uncanny valley.
(Thanks Ron!)

Saturday, November 19, 2005
Vintage Panasonic appliances in, what else, papercraft. A small forest will be leveled so that we can all blow Saturday afternoon making little paper rice cookers! Whee!
(via BoingBoing)

Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Romanian Stencil Archive. As you'd expect, it's an archive of Romanian stencil art.
(Via Coudal Partners)

Tuesday, November 15, 2005
DIY asphalt mosaics. Too cold to do this now, but start saving linoleum for summer!
You may want to look at photos on Flickr tagged with toynbee to see how this artform started. As far as I know, no one has ever figured out who made them. This site has pretty much all there is to know.
(via MAKE: blog)

Thursday, November 10, 2005
Wow. Lookit. (Annoying, yet appropriate music.)
(Thanks, Ron!)

Canned Bees look like a cool way to have some bees without much hassle. I've been looking at a lot of beekeeping sites lately, mostly because Sarah keeps wanting to stick microphones into hives. Backyard beekeeping seems to be the next big thing.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005
These papercraft toys are from the LA Times' "Junior Times" section, circa 1922-23.

Welcome to Zack's Bug-Feasting Page!

In a perfect world, you'd be able to do something like this without being shot dead as a suspected terrorist. Make sure to watch the movie. (quicktime)
(Via MeFi)

Sunday, November 06, 2005
Rocket scientists at work: "Hey, our new manipulator arm is so graceful, it's like a ballerina! I know, lets make a movie of it dancing with a real ballerina! Oops! It kinda looks like a giant dick, doesn't it? Darn."

(Thanks, Kat and Chris!)

Friday, November 04, 2005
"Looking for a '57 Nash Metropolitan? This one's Saskatchewan-ized!"
(via Make:blog)

Tuesday, November 01, 2005
The telephone EXchange name project.
And here's a toronto-specific list. Why do I have to live in the PRincess exchange? Why can't I have something lik WAlnut?