Endless Parade of Excellence
A blog by Rob Cruickshank.
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Sunday, October 31, 2004
"So when is the last time you saw a grown man dressed up like a cat dancing to rap music about elevator safety?"
Pictures, dammit! We need pictures! And MP3s!
(although this PDF is pretty good... escalators won't "reach out to grab you" after all. Whew! )
Friday, October 29, 2004
Good things come from Minnesota. Like Prince, Bob Dylan, 3M, my girlfriend, and now, this.
(caution: scary stuffed animals!)
"The organization's mandate is to advocate the showmanship of oddities; espouse the belief in natural adaptation and mutation; and encourage the desire to create displays of curiosity."
(via grow a brain)
Thursday, October 28, 2004
Make ur own pong! Need to find a General Instruments 8500-1.
If you live in Toronto, and like Super8 , check out this Martha Colburn screening. As long as you're not one of those sensistive, easily offended types, that is.
Everyone's all excited about the discovery of tiny people who lived in Indonesia. For me, the cool part is that all the news reports mention them living alongside tiny elephants. Just like on the Flintstones!
Wednesday, October 27, 2004
Use the internet to pay for your Kite Aerial Photography experiments!
"I am currently without a working camera. I miss being able to take photos. I hope you enjoyed seeing the last photos I ever took. Please donate to my camera fund at the top of this page and I will be eternally grateful! I promise not to do anything stupid like this again. "
Good thing I just renewed this domain. It looks like the market is heating up. These folks get extra points for coining the phrase "lifestyle pets". Brilliant.
(via /. )
Tuesday, October 26, 2004
No wonder kidney stones hurt when you pee them out. They're all pointy and stuff.
John Peel is dead.
Monday, October 25, 2004
Let's chuck a cat around in zero gravity! And get the government to pay for it!
UPDATE: The United States Airforce computers can preserve command and control in the event of nuclear attack, but can't handle a few thousand people downloading a cat movie.
Sunday, October 24, 2004
Museum of hand-held electronic games. I have a Tomytronic Planet Zeon. It's worse than crack.
Used to have this, too.
Friday, October 22, 2004
An interesting article about Alexander Calder.
If you grow a mouse brain in a jar, it'll play video games. Cool.
Wednesday, October 20, 2004
WASFTBOTS: Dead sunfish look pretty strange.
Monday, October 18, 2004
Making "socks with five toes"? How about a "worm up suit"? Consider using Crabyon™!
My sister and I, as children, used to press our ears to the speakers in the living room, trying to catch every moan and groan on Glenn Gould records. Had we had one of these, we might have had a slightly more normal childhood.
Sunday, October 17, 2004
You may remember the Meccano differential analyzer I posted a while back. If you've finished building that, it's time to start making mechanical logic gates out of Lego.
Saturday, October 16, 2004
Weird-Ass Stuff From The Bottom Of The Sea: big squid caught on a line in B.C.
(via Collision Detection)
William Gibson has fired up his blog again.
The Predicta Project. Wonderfully detailed site about a custom car.
(via The Cartoonist)
Wednesday, October 13, 2004
Sorry for the lack of new posts lately. In addition to having my hands full with this, I went here, and got one of these. I'll be back up to speed soon.
Friday, October 08, 2004
Barcode yerself. Unlike real tattoos of barcodes, these ones are machine readable.
Wednesday, October 06, 2004
(via collision detection)
Tuesday, October 05, 2004
Super-creepy North Korean mystery hotel.
Friday, October 01, 2004
(via pretty much everyone)
Swimming in goo.