Thursday, August 30, 2007

Monday, August 20, 2007

Where's Waldo: The Summer Chronicles

Things seem a wee bit snug at this Japanese wave pool. (via Bifurcated Rivets)

Before it was demolished in 1993, the Kowloon Walled City in Hong Kong was said to be the most densely populated spot on the planet, housing 50,000 people in just 0.026 km2, giving it a population density of 1,900,000 / km2. More amazing photos at deputydog, and a much more detailed history on Wikipedia. (via J-Walk)

You thought your beach was crowded? An estimated 200,000 Chinese crowded onto this popular resort (from a story printed last August, but still...)

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Go past the Horseradishery, make a right at Turn Your Head and Coif. If you pass the Texas Cheesecake Depository, you've gone too far...

Interactive map of Springfield (via Cynical-C)

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Sunday, August 19, 2007

The down side is that monkeys will now steal your music collection

How To Remove CD Scratches With A Banana (via J-Walk)

Does his really work? Really? I just am not convinced yet, and since I currently have no bananas in the house, I won't be able to put it to the test just now. The reasons I am skeptical are twofold:

1) The lighting in this video makes it difficult to see whether there really are all that many scratches in the first place, and at the end, equally difficult to tell whether those supposed scratches are now gone.

2) I heard from multiple sources that toothpaste is also a miracle CD scratch remover. I gave it a try on a really super-scratchy CD and couldn't tell any difference at all. Do any of these home-remedies really work? I used Colgate Total Toothpaste (not gel... I know the gel won't work)

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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Monday, August 13, 2007

Look into my eyes

When you need a lawyer who's not afraid to stare down the competition in the courtroom, Michael Brandow is so definitely the right man for the job. (via For Your Entertainment)

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It's gonna be the future soon

Photoshop is so '06. This is the new art design application everyone is going to be talking about. It's like the future!

If this guy can draw that using what he did, just imagine what he could do if given even more advanced drawing tools such as a charred stick or a piece of chalk and a wall...

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Sunday, August 05, 2007

Hitting the wall

I swear, if I lived in Japan, I would probably never even turn off the TV. (via Nuggets)

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This one's not for the ladies...

Blog on a Toothpick posted a link to this great article on why Real Men Love The Fifth Element, which is still one of my favorite sci-fi flicks. The pic above is the bizarro spazz who tries to mug Bruce Willis's character Dallas Korben wearing a hat with a photo of Korben's hallway (in order to fool him when he looked through the peephole).

Also worthy of mention are the companion articles covering two more movies among my favorites:

Real Men Love Grosse Pointe Blank


Real Men Love Robocop.

Video bonuses!

The bounty of YouTube provides the following:

The classic ED-209 scene... (uber-violent, NOT for the squeamish)

The Fifth Element in its entirety (in 13 parts). The mugger scene mentioned above is during the last two minutes of part 2, if you're interested.

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Saturday, August 04, 2007

Hey buddy, got a match?

And before you say, "Yeah! My butt and your face!", take a look at this: instructions on how this guy made what could very well be the world's largest match. (via Boing Boing)

How to make Magic Smoking Fingers!

I am really bad at these type of matchstick puzzles. Already at number one, I am stuck. Help!

Galleries from the American Matchcover Collecting Club

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Friday, August 03, 2007

Lots of things

Series of photos by Chris Jordan showing the huge amounts of various materials we generate, consume or throw away in this country, covering everything from a picture of 11,000 jet contrails, equal to the number of commercial flights in the U.S. every eight hours to the photo of 426,000 cell phones, equal to the number of cell phones retired in the U.S. every day (detail above).

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