Endless Parade of Excellence

Monday, January 29, 2007
There is a sudden spike in demand for certain items in our office.
(via Neatorama)

I can't type quickly or accurately, and I know some swear words that it's doesn't, but the Profane Game is still fun.
(via MeFi)

Saturday, January 27, 2007
Sure kid. God made your kitten. But He also made made giant pale centipedes that scuttle in pitch dark stinking caves, snatch bats right out of the air, and devour them.(youtube, giant centipede, large bat, and seething swarms of creepy beetle warnings all in effect)
(Thanks George!)

Thursday, January 25, 2007
Spoor of the Giant Haggis? That would be my guess.


Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Retro Encabulator.
And the story behind it.
(Thanks, Michael, and Kat!)

Monday, January 22, 2007
"Be one of the first to watch and be amazed as 35 Southern women bring you the thrill of catching catfish weighing up to 44lbs. with their hands and wrestling them to the bank. This video of catfish grabblin' has more than 30 exciting scenes to keep you, your family and friends amused and entertained for years to come. Including a special scene where a deer comes down and licks the catfish as we pull him out of the water."

Really, what more could you possibly want?
(via memepool)

Thursday, January 18, 2007
If you are in Toronto, I'll be playing with i/o media this friday, at InterAccess.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Destroy all Owls.
(via BoingBoing, which has extensive coverage of the purge of the old Woodsy)

Sunday, January 14, 2007
The Mite. (youtube)

File under: sentences which read like spam headers, but aren't.
"Dieter was fishing with the new Vpop popups in white glugged in Carptrak amino dip".
(thanks, Kat!)

Friday, January 12, 2007
Onsuper8.org has a nice blog. Even a post on Toronto's own John Porter.
(via RetroThing)


Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Deathspace: because Myspace doen't end at death.
Via We Make Money Not Art. After the obligatory "d00d! your dead!!! LOL!!!" jokes, you should go read what she has to say about it.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007
"This site is a repository for the work of the American scientist Elmer R. Gates (1859-1923). Quite famous in his day, Gates was a virtuoso inventor. His better known inventions include the foam fire extinguisher, an improved electric iron, a climate-controlling air conditioner, and the educational toy “Box and Blocks.” He was productive in the fields of X-ray, alloy casting, electrically operated looms, and magnetic separation devices for mining. He devised instruments for developing muscular skill; he created indoor replications of weather systems; in the late 1800s he invented an electronic music synthesizer."

Monday, January 08, 2007
Time graphs: "An attempt to use photos as datapoints in graphs (which in turn tell you something about the photos)."
(via Proceedings of the Athanasius Kircher Society)

Saturday, January 06, 2007
Thanks, everyone who sent me this. Younger people may not realize just how spot-on this is, so I suggest they spend some time here.

What a shock to pick up the paper this moring and see that Helen Hill had been murdered. I didn't really know her, I'd only met her once or twice at screenings, but remembered her as a totally sweet and funny person. John Porter has some pictures here, and BoingBoing has a post here.

Friday, January 05, 2007
Someone bought this lovely time ball.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Monday, January 01, 2007
Pupshaw and The Thing. Photos of a Jim Woodring toy, and its travels. Bonus points for the inclusion of the Volkswagen Thing, and the Very Large Array. Found on Jim Woodring's site.


Quintron and Miss Pussycat.(youtube)
Kind of kicking myself for missing their show here last year, but they weren't going to start until midnight, and it was in the middle of the week. I showed up at 10 and didn't feel like nursing a beer for two hours. Doesn't anyone have to work in the morning anymore?
(the puppet show starts about 7:15 in)