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Laser Furniture

Sketch Furniture, aka Furniture Made With Frickin' Lasers. Swedish designers use motion capture technology to draw chairs and tables with light in mid-air. Their sketches are then built out of plastic by a laser into real pieces of furniture. Honestly, either one of these things would amaze me. I'm starting to like living in the future. (via bb)
posted by Riovanes on Nov 1, 2006 - 23 comments

Diggity down with the A to the Pizzi

Campaign remix From the Associated Press who are apparently in the music business now. Via wonkette.
posted by delmoi on Oct 27, 2006 - 4 comments

Ms Dewey.

Ms Dewey: A is a search engine with a "human" face. I can't understand why anyone would think this is a good idea, but whoever did seems to have spent a lot of money doing it.
posted by delmoi on Oct 16, 2006 - 104 comments

How do you make a Swiss roll? (Push him down a hill.)

"Over the last few weeks I have been introducing you to eight schools of criticism – Biographical, New Critical, Marxist, Structural, Jungian, Psychoanalytical, Feminist, and Post-Colonial – giving a little history behind each, and showing how they can be used to critique the video game Katamari Damacy for the PlayStation 2." [Part One | Part Two | Part Three]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Oct 16, 2006 - 63 comments

Exporting the Gift of BDSM?

"I've seen what happened in Abu Ghraib, and Abu Ghraib was not torture." [brief youtube video, safe for work, only tortured analysis, no actual torture or sex]
"The bottom line was it was sex. . . . It wasn't primarily about torture."
posted by orthogonality on Oct 13, 2006 - 75 comments

P2P is a sin

P2P is a sin [bugmenot]
posted by PenguinBukkake on Oct 10, 2006 - 35 comments

This Is What Waterboarding Looks Like

This Is What Waterboarding Looks Like -- David Corn, co-author with Michael Isikoff of HUBRIS: The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal and the Selling of the Iraq War, writes about what waterboarding is and what the torturer's tools look like. Back in the day, the Khmer Rouge, among other repressive regimes, used it. Interestingly, waterboarding typically isn't employed to gain useful information. No, this near-drowning technique is most useful for eliciting "confessions". Good times, good times. ( via reddit via Diggdot.us)
posted by mooncrow on Sep 29, 2006 - 167 comments

Oil up!

Are fantasy chess leagues too manly for you? Try on the MUSCLE FANTASY LEAGUE for size!
Now with more meat!
posted by loquacious on Sep 18, 2006 - 12 comments

FATMOUSE IS NOT AMUSED.

Yes, you can tape bacon to a cat.
posted by loquacious on Sep 14, 2006 - 61 comments

HoloCube 4-way volumetric rightfully no-mathed display!

TimeCube HoloCube. Warning: May contain parabolic mirrors and unlatched electronic components.
posted by loquacious on Sep 10, 2006 - 15 comments

Itsy Bitsy Spider-Man

It’s your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, and he’s ready to boogie!
posted by cerebus19 on Sep 8, 2006 - 28 comments

"How could I be an enemy combatant if I was not able to stand up?"

Seventy-one-year-old enemy combatant released.
posted by EarBucket on Aug 30, 2006 - 147 comments

Leonard Nimoy ...photographer.

Leonard Nimoy ...photographer. (Many images may not be safe for work.)
posted by loquacious on Aug 29, 2006 - 42 comments

a plague on them!

Gigantic yellow jacket nests perplex experts
posted by madamjujujive on Aug 24, 2006 - 71 comments

Primary insanity

Things in the CT-Senate race take a bizarre turn. yesterday several Lieberman supporters waited for Challenger Ned Lamont at a campaign stop. When he got there they all put on Joe Lieberman t-shirts and started harassing him and his supporters. It turns out one of the loudest hecklers was a professional lobbyist for a chemical and health supplies industry group. Today Lieberman announced that he was going to give up [2] on his ground game in order to save money for the general.
posted by delmoi on Aug 4, 2006 - 100 comments

I was much happier before I knew these existed

EEEK! (YouTube) [more]
posted by madamjujujive on Jul 31, 2006 - 79 comments

E.T. Phone Home!

Nerds travel to the infamous Atari 2600 E.T. video game landfill, dig up hundreds of carts, play them and make a music video of it. (Quicktime video.)
posted by loquacious on Jul 28, 2006 - 37 comments

Two pretty videos

Two videos (second one live) I don't understand in the slightest but which are pretty to watch. (movs)
posted by dobbs on Jul 24, 2006 - 16 comments

Packard Jennings wants you to do bad things to your job.

Job? Fuck it. from Packard Jennings. Also, A Day At The Mall. (Mildly NSFW due to cartoon nudity and copulation. But, screw it, y'know? via.)
posted by loquacious on Jul 11, 2006 - 27 comments

Taking satire way too literally

Pro-life blogger just doesn't get it. (via)
posted by May Kasahara on Jul 11, 2006 - 158 comments

Crop it!

Great photography... critiqued by pros noobs. via MeCha and matteo.
posted by loquacious on Jun 28, 2006 - 40 comments

Bush is like King Midas, only everything he touches turns to crap

News Filter - In 2003 the Bush administration rejected an Iranian offer to recognize Israel, end support of Palestinian terror organizations, help out in Iraq, and talk about their nuclear program.
posted by sourbrew on Jun 18, 2006 - 66 comments

And in this corner...!

Do you hate Uwe Boll? Did you write about it online? Here's your chance to kick his ass... In person. On film. Which will supposedly be presented in "Postal", one of his so-called movies. -Kristanna Loken
posted by loquacious on Jun 16, 2006 - 55 comments

Listen! ...you smell something?

We've just replaced Bob's Folger's with 5000 micrograms of LSD. Let's see if he'll notice the difference. (Quicktime video. Not safe for the reasonably sane or unmedicated.)
posted by loquacious on Jun 13, 2006 - 166 comments

MOWZILLA!

Can your lawnmower do this? MowZilla, born a garden-variety (so to speak) Craftsman mower, is now a nitrous-oxide injected, vastly overpowered engine of destruction! (Google Video link) [previous tales of lawnmower abuse: Lawnmower Racing, German style or American style]
posted by arto on Jun 8, 2006 - 25 comments

Google maps 37Signals with Flickr iPod.

Cory Doctorow visits a Radio Shack. via keswick and MeCha
posted by loquacious on Jun 5, 2006 - 148 comments

"It is difficult to understand the actions of the US government."

The Swiss are investigating an international smuggling ring suspected of providing nuclear program components to Libya. There's just one problem. Meanwhile, the United States is opening full diplomatic relations with Libya and removing it from its list of nations that sponsor terrorism.
posted by EarBucket on Jun 2, 2006 - 16 comments

The more things change.

Newsfilter: Members of Iraq's tennis team shot "for wearing shorts." Being an Iraqi athlete is no easier than before. Just ask members of the Iraqi Taekwondo squad. More.
posted by bardic on May 28, 2006 - 48 comments

and lo, thou shalt not eat thine own poo-matter

"And And God created man, for because I have blessed him. And Noah begat Methuselah three wives of it, and to thee nothing but dust shalt say, This is evil continually." What happens when you put a million monkeys at a million typewriters? You get the Markov Bible! After a million years, that is.
posted by tweak on May 18, 2006 - 17 comments

O'Rielly ♥ white christians

"many far-left thinkers believe the white power structure that controls America is bad, so a drastic change is needed." O'Reilly continued: "According to the lefty zealots, the white Christians who hold power must be swept out by a new multicultural tide, a rainbow coalition, if you will."
Then there's John Gibson's call for more white babies
posted by delmoi on May 17, 2006 - 115 comments

"Fool me.. You can't get fooled again."

"The right man to lead the CIA at this critical moment in our nation's history." (youtube) A nice catch by The Daily Show.
posted by hypersloth on May 13, 2006 - 49 comments

The Oozinator

the questionable super soaker. How did this get past the marketing department? A gun that shoots shots of white slime? The product review on the Anazon site has been deleted and locked after a flood of joke reviews of the toy which exploited its pornographic similarities.
posted by Liquidwolf on May 12, 2006 - 98 comments

For the line tests, any colored line, no matter how faint, in the result window during the alotted time is a positive result.

"I can give up smoking at any time, but I don't find it affects my pregnancy."
Oh yeah, this expectant mother is also 12 years old.
posted by StrasbourgSecaucus on May 12, 2006 - 99 comments

Odd but fun short films...

The odd films of Neural Surfer. I've yet to watch them all but my fave so far is Little Things that Jiggle: Richard Feynman and Atomic Physics {google vid}, which is part of the Philosophy in less than five minutes (sometimes) series.
posted by dobbs on May 10, 2006 - 10 comments

Paging Jeremy Piven

A meth bust turned deeply odd in East Palo Alto, California when an underground hospital clinic was discovered in a drug raid on a house owned by a Stanford Hospital employee. The world of underground medicine has been memorably fictionalized in film, but it can be argued that [nytfilter: metabooty/bootytastic] the real thing is plenty bizarre (link possibly NSFW) on its own merits.

On the other hand, what constitutes underground medicine? You can go with the literal definition, or you can consider this recent near-miss with one of the most persistent urban legends. However, as is often the case, the most entertainingly impassioned defenses of "underground medicine" are those promulgated by "alternative health" practitioners (mustache possibly NSFW).
posted by scrump on May 9, 2006 - 12 comments

SERIOUSLY SERIOUS

LOOK AT ME BEING SERIOUS (nsfw: language, video)
posted by loquacious on Apr 21, 2006 - 48 comments

Blobbiemorph into an excavator

Blobbiemorph
posted by mothershock on Apr 17, 2006 - 14 comments

Item in great condition - Would do business again! AAA+++

We have flash drives. Three days after the Los Angeles Times broke the story of the US military secrets for sale at an Afghan bazaar, a reporter for the paper bought ($40) another computer drive sold openly outside the U.S. air base in Bagram, Afghanistan. The 1-gigabyte flash drive holds "what appears to be a trove of potentially sensitive American intelligence data, including the names, photographs and telephone numbers of Afghan spies informing on the Taliban and Al Qaeda, personal snapshots, Special Forces training manuals, records of direct action training missions in South America, along with numerous computer slide presentations and documents marked secret." Most documents are neither locked nor encrypted. But the good news is, some of them can't be opened without a password, and the Army is investigating anyway. (LAT BugMeNot)
posted by PenguinBukkake on Apr 13, 2006 - 58 comments

"you rollin'?" "Heh, for 9 years." *twitch*

How not to do MDMA.
posted by loquacious on Apr 4, 2006 - 91 comments

you're telling lies!

HERE COMES DR. TRAN! What? I'm not a doctor! HE'S A REAL DOCTOR! I'm not a doctor! I'm only five years old! NOT ONLY IS HE A REAL DOCTOR, HE'S A DASHING SPECIAL AGENT WITH A PH.D. IN KICKING YOUR ASS! Please go a-way! I haveta do chores! via
posted by loquacious on Mar 31, 2006 - 34 comments

Mavis Beacon teaches how to efficiently kill zombies without using Shotguns or Dvorak.

The Typing of the Dead was a much loved game for the Dreamcast and PC. The out of print PC game was once available at the venerable Home of the Underdogs, but their site is borked after their domain expired, due to their insanely restrictive .htaccess referer blocking.

Alas! Have no fear: Some kind soul upped it to the Pirate Bay, where I'm currently seeding it.
posted by blasdelf on Mar 29, 2006 - 50 comments

The Forest In Winter

TheForest In Winter. [qt] CHIMZTS! [via]
posted by Armitage Shanks on Mar 28, 2006 - 25 comments

ooglegay?

Bork, bork, bork! Bork? Mageia Earchsa. Igpay Atinlay. Mom? What? WTF!? strange google links via
posted by loquacious on Mar 10, 2006 - 24 comments

Art Teacher Suspended for Suggesting Nudes

Mention nude art, get suspended. 25-year veteran art teacher Pete Panse recommended several ways for his ninth grade advanced art students to improve their skills, one of which included nude life figure drawing sessions at other art schools. For this, the Middletown, NY School District Board of Education suspended him, pending hearings in which he may be fired. They'll be after our bathroom mirrors next. [via DC Art News]
posted by brownpau on Mar 9, 2006 - 78 comments

*Meow meow HISS* Ah, yes. Needs tuning, madam.

A piano. A catgut free piano. A catgut free piano that includes cats. Very angry cats.
posted by loquacious on Mar 1, 2006 - 36 comments

Couch dress!

Pantalaine has been making plural clothing since 1950? Imagine sweatpants with arm attachments, or even better, a couch dress.
posted by mrgrimm on Feb 15, 2006 - 26 comments

Point to the drawing where the bad alien touched you

Aliens and Children. This website features a series of drawings made by children who were abducted by aliens for the purpose of creating a new race of alien/human hybrids. They successfully resisted the aliens by using a thought screen helmet which blocks the telepathic control aliens have over humans.
posted by Robot Johnny on Feb 12, 2006 - 35 comments

Amanda Lepore

Amanda Lepore (second link is official site, nsfw, music) is quite the hip transvestite. From her MAC Cosmetics slash Heatherette bags commercial (NSFW/sanity) by David Lachapelle, to her new tracks Champagne and My Hair Looks Fierce.

Much Love to Home Taping is Killing Music for mp3 linkage.
posted by sourbrew on Feb 2, 2006 - 26 comments

Ha Ha Ha America

Ha Ha Ha America (embedded movie and a big WTF)... one of the films available for viewing on the Sundance Short Films web site.
posted by Manhasset on Jan 27, 2006 - 51 comments

I didn't mean to... Cunfuzzle one's ears...

Spoilsbury Toast Boy -2 (nsfw)
posted by Citizen Premier on Jan 27, 2006 - 27 comments

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