Fun with concept cars. Well, one concept car, anyway.


Scholarship opportunity for megan!!! It's for the art institute for fashion design, and what I have to do is design and create a garment; shirt, pants, shoes or handbag, send it in, and it gets judged. If I win nationally, then I get a full tuition scholarship and a trip to NYC fashion week! AWESOME. Chances are slim, but it is still cool, eh?


This is a movie just waiting to be made.


Okay, I like The Sims, and I like The O.C. well enough, but this is just silly.
Good. Freaking. Gravy. How this puppy survived swallowing a 13" knife I cannot imagine.


Band name (courtesy Max and Demetri): Squawktopus.


Two jokes:

A penguin walks into a bar and says to the bartender:
"Have you seen my dad?"
To which the bartender replies:
"I don't know- what does he look like?"

A woman went into a bar and asked for a double entendre. The bartender gave it to her.
Ever want to disguise yourself as a soda machine? Ninjas can help you out here. Via Linkfilter.


Comics like this one are the reason I love Toothpaste for Dinner.

Cool gallery of high speed water droplet photos. There are some really neat pictures!


Fun with dead languages

Here's a tip: don't let Microsoft Word's spell-check feature change a priori to a priory. While the resulting text is amusing, these two phrases are not equivalent.



Wow, this is pretty neat (at least to those of us who don't deal with this sort of stuff for a living...). The Aussies have figured out how to stop light, trap it in a crystal, and then release it again after a second or two. (via geekpress)


Volkswagen's Bugatti Veyron: I'm gonna just go ahead and refer to this as "the Farscape car."
Upon exiting a church service, a reporter asked Calvin Coolidge the topic of the sermon.

Coolidge said the sermon was on sin.

The reporter asked what the preacher had said about sin.

Coolidge replied: "He said he was against it."


Remember when you were a kid and decided you'd try to dig a hole to China? Well, apparently you can only accomplish that if you start somewhere in South America. Most holes begun in the USA would end up somewhere in the Indian Ocean, as this nifty tool shows. (again, via geekpress)
Magical pi...you can use this tool to search for any sequence of digits within pi, out to 3.2 billion places beyond the decimal point. (via geekpress)


From Pollkatz, a reminder of public opinion over the GW Bush presidency (this is percent approving minus percent disapproving)
Geekpress linked to a page depicting some "alternate keyboards." A lot of them are your standard ergonomic split models, but there are some freaky-weird ones, too.
50/38% would vote for a Democratic/Republican congressional candidate (Newsweek poll).


Anybody see Vic Henley? That guy is freakin' hilarious.


Things Hagrid would say if he served Jesus instead of Harry Potter.
This is just great. Way to be clever, Brits. (via geekpress)
Ha. This is pretty interesting. I didn't know whales ate birds. I should think those feathers would be undesirable. (via geekpress)


My new word (I just thought of it) to describe Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell, James Dobson, et al: theodactyl.

Here's hoping for an extinction (metaphorical, peoples: I'm not as big a butthole as those guys).
Wow: the patent office is no good at its job.

That would be "to promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their repective Writings and Discoveries," of course. (cf Article 1, Section 8)


Neat excerpt from an article at GeekPress. Really, you should check it out. Draws a clever parallel between the emergent complexity in markets and biological systems.