for the newest indie romance movie about a guy who falls in love with a girl who's just not...quirky or anything.
posted by Pater Aletheias
on Jul 10, 2013 -
is a design and manufacturing website for inventors
. In 2010, one of their users, Bill Ward, came up with an idea for a dustpan called the Broom Groomer
with a comb-like edge for cleaning off all the dustbunnies and stuff that builds up on your broom. Turns out, gadget company OXO came out with a very similar design in 2012 called the Upright Sweep Set
. Last week, the folks at Quirky staged a protest
and paid for a billboard that accused OXO of ripping off their design.
OXO responds on their blog
with a mini-lesson on patents and international intellectual property rights.
posted by 23skidoo
on Jan 27, 2013 -
Ah, the world cries out for an updated Jonathan website. The Abominable Lesbian Vampire Cappuccino Bar in Cyberspace
has withered on the vine, links almost all dead--damn, I should've copied that tab!
--but some of the music's not firing blanks. The Jonathan Richman Project
only posted one issue of their xerox zine--jeez, remember zines? Mail art? Man, those were the days--but they're nice enough to print Lester Bangs 1976 Creem diss of the Twerp King At The Summit
. God, I remember reading that Bangs piece new and running out and buying The Modern Lovers, trusting as I did in his taste or maybe just his gonzo stylings? Little did I know...(inside)
posted by y2karl
on Jan 27, 2003 -