And on the eigth day...

He doodled in the water.

This company has actually come up with a way to write letters and draw on water using wave generators. While the result is a nifty parlor trick, the implications of this are pretty cool. Plus, I wouldn't mind drawing on water.


If the history of the universe was condensed into a one-year calendar

This is very cool. It really puts things in a little more perspective, even if it does melt the brain a bit.

Who backs an immediate ceasefire?

The Belfast Telegraph has a very easy way to show us. Makes me a little worried.


Dropping Knowledge

Dropping Knowledge is "a global initiative to turn apathy into activity." On September 9th, 112 inpirational individuals are going to meet and answer 100 questions. Who is going to create the questions? You can.

From the site:

Ask Yourself
In a world of complexity and contradiction, apathy has become a sort of survival technique. How could you face the evening news without it? Another famine, another flood, another terrorist attack - if we truly identified with the pain and suffering of others, it would paralyze us. And so our apathy extends not only to those on the other side of the world but to our families, friends, neighbors, selves.

When was the last time you questioned the way things are?
The last time you refused to accept the unacceptable?
The last time you turned your apathy into activity?

Ask yourself.


Awhile back, Mark from BoingBoing posted about John Hodgman who reads 700 funny hobo names for a spoken word poem. Mark suggested people should draw each of the hoboes and start a group on flickr. A few months later, E-Hobo.com is born!

I'm quite fond of "Thermos H. Christ"

Strange Statues Around The World

haha.nu has a huge collection of the strangest statues around the world.

I thought I knew what strange was, but I had no idea.


Dutch Windmill Proposition

This is an ingenious idea for the future of windmills created by Dutch company NL Architects. These new windmills based on the organic growth of trees would hopefully be less intrusive on the Dutch landscape. Intrusive or not, they are a beautiful way to generate our much needed power.


I can't believe it

I can't believe it... But it's true!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are BACK!


Justin Wood

I stumbled across Justin's portfolio from a comment he made on BoingBoing. He has a really interesting style with digital mixed media. It looks like he does a lot of magazine illustrations for Entertainment Weekly and Esquire and the like.

I really like this piece, ew.oscar.odds.06 with the Oscar nominees from 2006.

Eye Candy Roundup: 7/20/0

1. Israeli girls write messages on a shell at a heavy artillery position near Kiryat Shmona, in northern Israel, next to the Lebanese border. One, Two.

2. iSpots. How Wireless Technology is Changing Life on the MIT Campus.

3. The World's Largest Human Rainbow. Over 31,000 students, faculty, staff and alumni of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) gathered yesterday at the Luneta Grandstand in Manila wearing colorful shirts, caps and flaglets and danced to modern pop tunes in a bid to make it to the Guinness Book of World Records as the “World’s Largest Human Rainbow.”

4. Moscow Metro. A very cool website where you can see the magnificence of Moscow Metro stations. Really Stunning.

5. Solar Tattoos. Some people think Ink is lame, so they do it themselves!

The Daily Show Revisits Net Neutrality

Yes, I know it's more Daily Show, but I can't resist.

Revisiting Net Neutrality

And for those that don't know, Net Neutrality is a very important issue that is going to affect all of us. So listen up and stand strong, cause those ISP bastards are trying to ruin the Web for us just so they can make some more cash.

The Beauty of YouTube

YouTube may be the greatest website ever. How else could I share all this goodness with you?

HeatVision and Jack. Directed by Ben Stiller with Jack Black as the smartest man alive and Owen Wilson as the voice of his partner, a motorcycle.

The Daily Show on Lebanon Coverage. You can never get enough of the Daily Show.

Back In Black on ParentsTV.org. Lewis Black doesn't seem to like the parents that are trying to get rid of all the "smut" on TV.

Back In Black on Harry Potter Camp. "I guess last years band-camp ass-kickings weren't demeaning enough."

ATL Waterpark Tour. While rollerblading is whoopty-shit, I do enjoy seeing these fellas skate down memories like "The Bahama Bobsled." (They are at Whitewater park in Atlanta, by the way)

And how can I forget, The Slowest Man On Earth. This video is one hour timelapse of a crotchety old man trying to get down the street. Go man go!


The Big Lebowski - Fucking Short Version

Warning: May contain strong language.


News Roundup

A quick News Roundup so I can get out of here.

1. It's Official: Jack the Ripper Identified!

2. Latest fossil find strengthens the chain of Human Evolution.

The latest fossil unearthed from a human ancestral hot spot in Africa allows scientists to link together the most complete chain of human evolution so far.

The 4.2 million-year-old fossil discovered in northeastern Ethiopia helps scientists fill in the gaps of how human ancestors made the giant leap from one species to another.

3. A new Campaigns Wikia hopes to bring the idea of democracy back, and to help each person to address their questions and needs as a person and a voter.

The Mission:

It's time for politics to become more intelligent, and for democracy to really involve the people. Broadcast media tells you what to think and doesn't let you get involved. It's time to focus on what you need, what you care about, and the messages you want to get out.

Eye Candy Roundup: 7/17/06

And yet another Eye Candy Roundup for everyone.

1. Probably the best lightning photo I have ever seen.

2. When Graphic Artists Get Bored.

3. This is very very cool. I don't know how they did it, but you can now see a 3D QTVR of the moon. 360 degrees of whoa.

4. And my personal favorite, Car vs. 747!


Eye Candy Roundup: 7/15/06

1. Incredible pictures of Nature's two most popular tricks at once. Rainbows and Lightning. Beautiful.

2. The Stop Action photoset on Flickr makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up it's so cool. Water is still one of the most interesting photo subjects on the planet.

3. The Summer of Antwerp kick-off, The Elephant.

4. And last, but not least, The Evolution of Dance.


Cassini-Huygens Essay

The Cassini spacecraft that has been orbiting Saturn for the past 2 years has been taking some spectacular pictures. The Cassini-Huygens Essay is a compilation of just a few of the best photos taken.

Pictured here is the most detailed photo ever compiled of Saturn. All natural colour, too.

A Very Special Message

A very special message from the President of the United States of America on Global Warming.


time." them know?"

I have a new favorite useless spam message. By useless I mean those wonderful emails that clog up your folder that don't even take the time to give you a link to not look at! This is one for the record books.

them know?"
saw him after that. I couldn't even recognize him. He was a broken man, no
gives a smooth sweeping curve at tremendous speed. Before he learned this,

Wonderful, eh?

Let me know your favorite wastes of space. I know everyone has gotten more than a few of these.

Also, can anyone tell me why we recieve these messages that don't even spam links? Is there some way for them to still get paid? I don't understand..


How can the human race survive the next 100 years?

This question was asked by the one and only Stephen Hawking on Yahoo! Answers six days ago. As of right now it already has 22,176 answers. Feel free to add your own. I hope he writes something about it in the future. I'll be sure to let you know.

Eye Candy: 7/10/06

A small Eye Candy roundup for everyone.

1. It's amazing how something we use every day can still make an awesome picture. This one of Velcro being pulled apart just showed up on Flickr.

2. Gene Kelly is back, and back with style.

3. And while we're talking about Breakdancing, I though you might want to see the Pope enjoying some moves.

"16 Things That It Took Me Over 50 Years To Learn"

This is straight from the walls of Jimmy Johns Gourmet Sandwiches in Atlanta. I'm probably not suppose to put this on here, but I thought it was hilarious, so here you go.

16 Things That It Took Me Over 50 Years To Learn
by Dave Barry (On the event of his 50th birthday)

1. Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.

2. If you had to identify, in a single word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be "meetings."

3. There is a very fine line beween "hobby" and "mental illness."

4. People who want to share their religious views with you almost never want you to share yours with them.

5. You should not confuse your career with your life.

6. Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.

7. Never lick a steak knife.

8. The most destructive force in the universe is gossip.

9. You will never find anybody who can give you a clear and compelling reason why we observe daylight savings time.

10. You should never say anything to a woman that even remotely suggests that you think she's pregnant unless you can see an actually baby emerging from her at that moment.

11. There comes a time when you should stop expecting other people to make a big deal about your birthday. That time is age eleven.

12. The one things that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion, economic status or ethnic background, is that, deep down inside, we ALL believe that we are above average drivers.

13. A person who is nice to you but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person.
(This is very important. Pay attention. It never fails.)

14. Your friends love you anyway.

15. Never be afraid to try something new. Remeber that a lone amateur built the Ark. A large group of professionals built the Titanic.

16. Final thought for the day: Men are like fine wine.. They start out as grapes, and it's up to the women to stomp the snot out of them until they turn into something acceptable to have dinner with.

(Dave Barry of Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches)


YouTube Eye Candy

Look! It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's... the worlds first Robotic Fish?

Look! It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's... a Redneck and 8,500 Bottle Rockets!

German Scientists Have Succesfully Made Men Useless

BBC News reports that Scientists from Germany have successfully created life from artificial sperm grown from embryonic stem cells. This amazing discovery means that, unfortunately, Men are now officially useless. Shame, really. Thanks Doc.

I Was a Mouthpiece For The American Military

Harper's Magazine recently published a very interesting article about the American Military's involvment in censoring news and reports coming out of Iraq. It's incredible how much control they demand over everything they touch, and it has gotten severly out of control.

From The Article:

In an interesting interview published this week in Foreign Policy, Newsweek's Rod Nordland spoke about the difficulties of reporting from Iraq. He said that the Bush Administration has been largely successful in managing the news “to the extent that most Americans are not aware of just how dire it is and how little progress has been made” and revealed that some embedded reporters “have been blacklisted because the military wasn’t happy with [their] work.”

Over at Digg they are having a very interesting discussion about it and I suggest you check it out.


Bush vs. Bush on The Daily Show

Jon Stewart managed to get two very important people on his show for a meaningful discussion.

Busted for wearing a peace T-shirt; has this country gone completely insane?

Mike Ferner might be the first person to get arrested just for wearing a peace t-shirt and having some coffee.

It's hard to believe, but read the article and you'll see; we have really lost our way.

Eye Candy: Infared Photography

Jeffrey Klassen used a neat trick to take these beautiful photographs. Using an infared filter in some unique ways, he has taken some wonderful scenic shots.

This one, Keep Out, is my favorite.



Polanoid.net is a massive website dedicated to sharing Polaroid pictures. Those wonderful and under-used disposable photographs. It's worth a browse just to see what everyone else uses their polaroids for.

Funny Times At YouTube High

Some funny YouTube Videos for ya.

Robin Williams on Whose Line Is It Anyway!

O'Reilly on The Daily Show!


Zoomorphic Calligraphy

From BibliOdyssey:

"This new mode was not a matter of script metamorphosing into living forms which are also readable letters, but of using script to delineate such forms. Seldom had the flexibility of the Arabic alphabet been so tested.

This practice established itself only relatively late in Islamic art, when the taboos outlawing religious iconography had lost some of their power.

[Zoomorphic calligraphy] developed [..] in Ottoman Turkey, India and Qajar Iran [and] was known as early as 1458."

I love all of these photos. They are so graceful and beautiful I can't look away. Really stunning.

Mind Over Matter

Sitting stone still under a skull cap fitted with a couple dozen electrodes, American scientist Peter Brunner stares at a laptop computer. Without so much as moving a nostril hair, he suddenly begins to compose a message -- letter by letter -- on a giant screen overhead.


Drugged Spiders And The Webs They Weave

This one is from the Kircher Society.

During the 1950s, a swiss pharmacologist named Peter Witt conducted a set of experiments in spider doping. He found that the spiders spun uniquely cockeyed webs depending on which substance they had ingested. Based on this finding, Witt proposed a new way for law enforcement to identify confiscated drugs that would be cheaper than traditional chemical analysis: simply feed the drugs to spiders and observe their webs.

I think it's funny that the worse web of them all was on caffeine. I'm still the most intruiged by the LSD Web. It's so overly perfect it loses its worth as a web.