Insect Sushi Shoichi Uchiyama
makes sushi of a different kind
. Academic studies have shown insects are rich in nutrition and many are even more nutritionally balanced than meat or fish... In addition, they grow much faster and require less feed than animals and fish, and leftover vegetables are enough to farm many kinds of bugs. They grow in small spaces and don't compete with human beings over food... Recipes
inside. (via Scribal Terror) [more inside]
posted by caddis
on Sep 29, 2009 -
The žižkov television tower in Prague
was pretty weird looking to begin with, since 2000 it's gotten much stranger
posted by Artw
on Jul 19, 2008 -
The Best Friends Again program, sponsored by BioArts International
, is a limited commercial dog cloning program. BioArts is the only entity in the world with both the know-how and the legal right to practice commercial dog and cat cloning. We are auctioning off 5 dog cloning service slots to the general public. We may or may not perform any additional commercial dog cloning services after this auction.
posted by psmealey
on May 22, 2008 -
With Comcast, your TV watches you.
Comcast is developing cable boxes with cameras to watch the room. They will know who is there to provide shows in your profile, engage parental controls, and of course, deliver targeted advertising.
Comcast is watching you....
posted by caddis
on Mar 23, 2008 -
Foreclosure Radar. This is the fastest growth market in real estate, and we can help you capitalize on it. We go far beyond simple foreclosure listings: we track every single foreclosure auction in the state, every day.
posted by chunking express
on Aug 14, 2007 -
Has some strange man been having orgasms inside your wife or daughter? Sure, you may think not, but can you be sure?? You can now, thanks to the revolutionary new CheckMate (get it) Semen Detection Kit
that is not, in fact, a joke despite how absolutely creepy it seems.
posted by jonson
on Jun 12, 2007 -
"Oh, someday, when I am Miss America, I'll tell the world to make things start when you're young. And what fun, it's gonna be, when Regis sings his song to me."
In 2001, the Emmy-nominated HBO documentary Living Dolls
captured child beauty pageants
of the South in a post
-Jon Benet world. Parts 1
| 9 [Update inside.]
posted by miss lynnster
on Jun 4, 2007 -
The Reedy Creek Improvement District's
goal "is to provide effective and efficient services to the public and our taxpayers." The taxpayer is Disney, and the taxes are used to provide services for Disney by contracting the services to Disney
. The RCID
is a county-like entity in Florida, composed of the cities of Lake Buena Vista and Bay Lake, which are also controlled by Disney. The government of the RCID is elected by the landowners - Disney executives who own five-acre plots, the only non-corporate and non-government landowners. The governments of the cities are elected by the residents - about 40 Disney employees split between Bay Lake
and Lake Buena Vista
. The Rotten Library (SFW article on a NSFW site)
discusses the district, which is administered from a SimCity 2000 construction site
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim
on Feb 9, 2007 -
In the 1960s, as a response to the Comics Code Authority's attempt to sanitize comic books, Warren Publishing^
created a series of Graphic Magazine style horror books (using the "see, they're MAGAZINES, not comics, so that's why it's okay" defense), picking up the gauntlet from EC's Tales of the Crypt & other 50's era horror comics
. The magazines, Creepy (and later) Eerie & Vampirella were rife with sex & gore, and featured full color well illustrated front covers by fantasy artists like Frank ("Conan") Frazetta & H.R. ("Alien") Giger. The Warren Magazine Collection Site
(warning: annoying non-skippable flash intro) has put the entire catalog of cover art from the full run of all three magazines online. Skip the flash intro, and go straight to the galleries: Creepy
posted by jonson
on Sep 16, 2006 -
Make mine Maakies
Tony Millionaire (who also does related comic Sock Monkey
) has all of his sea-faring katzenjammers online.
No direct links (curse you, frames!) but you can browse from here
. The later ones are better (especially in the 540 range), but all are fun.
posted by klangklangston
on Aug 5, 2006 -
for the sophisticated guinea-pig-about town. Don't forget to check out their wide selection of hats
posted by ozomatli
on Jun 1, 2006 -