Commas, Turning Up, Everywhere
WASHINGTON—In the midst of a crisis that may have reached a breaking, point Tuesday afternoon, linguists, and grammarians, everywhere say they are baffled, by the sudden and seemingly random, appearance of commas, in our nation’s sentences. The epidemic of errant punctuation has spread, like wildfire, since signs of the epidemic first, appeared in a Washington Post article, on Federal...
DJ Earworm - Music Mashups
via djearworm.com Get your groove on for the weekend! This is a great audio-visual mashup of 2009.
We Are Very Busy People
via organismpictures.com we’ll end up numb from playing video games and we’ll get sick of having sex and we’ll get fat from eating candy as we drink ourselves to death, we’ll stay up late making mix tapes photoshopping pictures of ourselves while we masturbate to these pixelated videos of strangers fucking themselves we are very busy people ...
Why is it that when I hear someone making a great philosophical argument I get...– A Fraction of the Whole by Steve Toltz
via illustrators.ru A new twist on my recurring ‘apple’ theme. This one is not only allegorical, it’s positively anatomical.
Different Terror Threat Levels Around The World
The English are feeling the pinch in relation to recent terrorist threats and have raised their security level from “Miffed” to “Peeved.” Soon, though, security levels may be raised yet again to “Irritated” or even “A Bit Cross.” The English have not been “A Bit Cross” since the blitz in 1940 when tea supplies all but ran out. Terrorists...
jinglejanglejen's January 2010 mix on 8tracks
via 8tracks.com 8tracks is a fun way to share your musical tastes and listen to the selections of other people. This is my first collection and it has absolutely no theme or coherence at all. Which is fairly typical :) My eight tracks including music by A Fine Frenzy, Ali Farka Toure and Bonnie Somerville.
BONEY M - DADDY COOL
via youtube.com Here’s the deal: I’ll give them my arsenal of Hair Products, in exchange for the magic pills that make them be all so skinny and do the crayzee dancing.
Quiet at the Library | Offbeat Earth
via offbeatearth.com This ranks as one of the best Very Good Ideas I’ve seen for quite a while.
People have too much free time. Free time makes people think; thinking makes...– A Fraction of the Whole by Steve Toltz
Graphics with a mac
Here’s my first attempt using a new program called iCollage for Mac. I’m impressed by all the templates and the easy navigation, but there are some glitches and it crashes occasionally. I’ve made this as a desktop picture also, and the quality is outstanding. I look forward to more exploration and experimentation.
via bitsandpieces.us Bean to see Avatar yet?
via ny-image3.etsy.com Now this really lights my fire! Of all the cool things I see online and lust after, this time I’m actually breaking out the credit card. Vinnie and Jules will be taking over my wall.
The art of Ray Caesar
A while ago I promised a friend I’d put this together, and voila - at last it’s done! Ray Caesar’s art is dark and deliciously kinky, but it’s so innocently rendered that one sometimes question whether one has a dirty mind. Nope….well, yes - I do…but…oh nevermind. Enjoy.
via farm5.static.flickr.com Mixing your roots always leads to trouble… Sent to me by Max, who understands cunning linguistics :)
Apple: good Lycra: bad Groinal region: fascinatingly awful
Bookbook for your MacBook
via twelvesouth.com I drool. MacBook owners who are bibliophiles will too.
countryboylife asked: Hi looking at Posterous - and liking what I see, since you're already there a couple of quick questions, the tags, is that a feature of posterous, or the theme in particular, or a third party script?
Have you tried adding say formspring.me as a substitute to messaging?
Have you tried adding say formspring.me as a substitute to messaging?
Graypants Uses Bumwad
via inventorspot.com Graypants, the young Seattle design team that creates anything artistic made from repurposed scrap, has come up with a creative repurpose for used bumwad. No, not toilet paper, but the semi-transparent architectural paper the designers have used to create their past works. The used bumwad is reborn as Graypants’ Sketchlight Pendants. Of all the things that sprang...
No Country for Old Men
via infernovball.deviantart.com Nice job by the artist in capturing Tommy Lee’s craggy features, and even better - Javier Bardem’s CRAZY eyes.
via youtube.com Put whatever you’re doing aside for sixteen minutes - and watch this. It’s validation, it’s life affirming, and its one of the best short films I’ve ever seen. And by the way…you’re GREAT :-)
TypeNow.net Themed Commercial Fonts Download Movie...
Check out this website I found at typenow.net If fonts are your thing (I’m tragically addicted), you might enjoy some of these TV and movie fonts. ‘Pulp Fiction’ is guaranteed to get a workout very soon.
Exit Through The Gift Shop
via afrojacks.com Depending on who you believe, this is either a film about Banksy by Banksy, a film about a guy who tried to make a documentary about Banksy…or just a clever publicity stunt to create some more interest in Banksy. As if he needs it… If it’s a genuine movie, bring it on. I bet it’s just as commercially successful and entertaining as the man himself. ...
T-Shirt Hell :: ALICE IN CHAINS
via tshirthell.com Yet another example of abusing the name of Alice.
b3ta.com challenge: unlikely company mergers
via b3ta.com I chose this one because today I very nearly deliberately smashed my mobile phone. Predictive text, my arse.
Ave atque Vale « The New Adventures of Stephen Fry
“Well now, this is a sort of farewell. An au revoir more than an adieu but a valediction all the same. This morning I switch off most of my connections with the outside world, for I have work to do. I must deliver a book to my publishers by the end of April or my soul and testicles will be forfeit. Some people can write with ease in whatever circumstances they find themselves. Up a tree,...
An alternate view
I’m starting to realize that tumblr isn’t big on substance or originality, but it seems to suit the many people who want to use it a ‘re-blog-by-adding messages-and-sending-around-to-my-friends’ kind of chain letter. Some of the tumblrs formerly known as stumblers (and the most publicly dissatisfied ones at that) are turning tumblr into another circle-jerk enclave of...
Jean Pagliuso Photography
via pagliuso.com Minimalism and allusion. I like it.
CGSociety - Avatar
via features.cgsociety.org Behind the scenes with makers of ‘Avatar’. The FX guys explain the vision, the technology and the myriad of fine details that make this a truly fantastically beautiful film.
profile of my imagination by ~waterlily78704 on...
via waterlily78704.deviantart.com That’s a hell of a colourful imagination she has there!
lily allen - everybody's changing
via c.wrzuta.pl Change is good, right?
Dixie's Political Blog
via dixiespoliticalblog.blogspot.com Steven is an online friend of mine, a fellow Aussie and very nice bloke. This interview with him reflects the Steven I know, and I’d say his opinions are generally representative of many Australians.
"Arrested Expansion or Cardiac Arrest"
via redbubble.com This reminds me of scenes I’ve imagined from various Clive Barker stories, when the rooms move, or represent portals to other dimensions…
TAC 2009 Christmas Campaign TV ad - 20 Anniversary...
via youtube.com Australians have been watching these Transport Accident Commission commercials for 20 years, and they have always been incredibly powerful and confronting. Sadly (and not suprisingly) it’s often a case of preaching to the converted - because the idiots and the irresponsible drivers seem immune to any kind of shock tactics. That said, there is now far less community...