Damn it Reagan

[via I Love Charts]

Kevin Arnold approves of this cartoon.

[via Brent Abousko]

September 30, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , . Comics. Leave a comment.

Yoke

The most bad ass part? Each team does this seven times against every other team.

JOLLY GOOD SHOW

[via Rockstar Athlete Shayne Muelling though I maaaay have seen it first from John Farrier @ Neatorama.]

September 30, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , . Video. Leave a comment.

Eyyyyyy

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September 30, 2010. Tags: , , , , , . Funny. Leave a comment.

Greetings from North Korea

Crazy interview with an American guy who visited North Korea.

Everywhere you go in Pyongyang, the skyline is dominated by a huge 105-story concrete pyramid, the Ryugyong Hotel, which looms over the city like the pyramid-shaped Ministry of Truth in Orwell’s 1984. It was intended to be the world’s tallest hotel, but it turned out to be structurally unsound, so it was never completed. It’s been standing there, abandoned, since 1992. It doesn’t appear on any official maps, and nobody ever talks about it, because it’s such a horrendous embarrassment.

The most memorable thing about Pyongyang, though, is the total darkness that descends at night. Because electricity is in short supply, there are hardly any lights at all — a couple of bulbs here and there, and the headlights of passing buses. People are out and about, but all you can see are the dark shapes right beside you. Back at the hotel, you look out the window and there’s just nothing. It’s like the whole city was just swallowed up.

[…]

We visited a kindergarten in Rason to watch a performance by the schoolchildren. While we were waiting for it to start, we had a look around. On one of the walls was a painting from a popular North Korean cartoon series showing a cute forest animal hunched behind a machine gun blasting away at his enemies. Some of the children’s drawings were posted on another wall in the hallway. One showed a North Korean tank running over enemy soldiers, and another showed a North Korean jet shooting down enemy planes. Next to them were typical childhood drawings of balloons, birds, and bunny rabbits. The contrast kind of twisted your gut.

The rest is plenty weird and tragic.

[Christina Larson @ Foreign Policy via the Browser]

[image via Dear Leader]

September 29, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Reading. 2 comments.

Future Chainless Bike

No grease.

Seamless gear shifting.

Do want.

[Rebecca Boyle @ Popular Science via John Farrier @ Neatorama]

[images via stringbike.com]

September 29, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Smarts. 3 comments.

Who Do I Punch?

[via Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal]

September 29, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Comics. Leave a comment.

Evacuated Solar Collectors

Mind explosion. Get the basic principle first:

OK, now we’ll see a more sophisticated version with a heat pipe inside:

So what is that copper heat pipe all about?

Genius old-guy puts it all together (skip to 1:10-2:15):

[via Marshall Brain @ How Stuff Works]

September 28, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Smarts. Leave a comment.

Capybara Skillz

Pretty nice sorcery at play here.

[via Maggie Koerth-Baker @ Boing Boing]

September 28, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Video. Leave a comment.

Flowers Tickle!

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September 28, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , . Comics. Leave a comment.

John Lennon as an Old Man

Really fun piece of fiction here:

“Time for me mornin’ swim,” says Lennon, who has only just woken up. It is two p.m.

Lennon, who will turn 70 on October 9, remains enviably slim and has a deep late-summer tan. The longish hair is mostly white and a bit thinned out on top but becomingly so, in the manner of late-period Richard Harris. We stop at a crook in the creek where the waters slow and eddy, and where a stand of willows shades the bank scenically. Hung on a hook nailed to one of the trees is a handmade sign bearing the words “old mclennon’s swimmin hole.” Lennon hands me his cappuccino glass, drops his shorts, and Nestea-plunges backward into the water.

He re-emerges with a splash and a triumphant whoop, pushing his hair out of his face. Then he gently lowers himself back in, lying supine and semi-submerged, his penis bobbing upward, pointed right at me. “Alrighty then,” he says. “First question.”

I doubt seriously though that Lennon would’ve voted for Reagan.

[David Kamp @ Vanity Fair via the Browser]

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September 27, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Reading. Leave a comment.

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