Archive for May, 2006

May 26, 2006

Cool color-coded maps of world languages.

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May 26, 2006

70,000 Coors Light cans, accumulated over a period of 8 years (that’s 24 a day) were found strewn about a rental house in Utah, covering the floors and blocking the front door from opening. One of the houses I lived in in college kind of looked like that when we left. It wasn’t my fault, though. Swear.

May 26, 2006

Proving that the phenomenon of religious sightings in food is not just limited to Christians (although they fetch a higher price, it seems): a fisherman in Kenya has caught a tuna that some claim have markings that look like Arabic text for the Koranic phrase “You are the best provider”.

May 25, 2006

I have no idea what I would do with it, but I really, really, really want a robotic giraffe. You know, to show up all the non-robotic giraffe owning chumps around here.

May 25, 2006

Musical Math.

May 24, 2006

A new line of Nike shoes will wirelessly communicate with your iPod to tell you how many miles you’ve run, etc., converting that information into a spoken message during your music and uploading it to a website. And that’s just the beginning, the companies’ reps say.

May 24, 2006

On one professor’s attempts to recover a near extinct language called Chulym.

May 23, 2006

An academic paper on why we hate some of those godawful songs. I think my list of hated songs would be as long (proportionally) as my hated baseball teams. On a related note, the lovely Neko Case tells Pitchfork why most Top 40 is so damn horrid.

May 23, 2006

Assorted covers of Joy Division’s classic “Love will tear us apart”

May 23, 2006

1 second film. Become a movie producer for $1. Executive for $100. How much creative control over 1 second of film does $1 give you?