Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Official UK Gelli Baff TV Website

Official UK Gelli Baff TV Website
my is hanging up, so I'm posting this here so I don't lose it. It's from boingboing and you probably already read them so I don't repost much from them. Anyway, this stuff looks awesome for video art. It's a powder that when mixed with water turns it into a thick colored gel, marketed as a way to make bathtime fun for kids. Several colors, reasonable price, commercial on the site makes it look pretty easy to use and turn back into water with salt. Not supposed to stain, but don't eat it or get it in your eyes.

Monday, January 29, 2007

FlickrFriends - Find your contacts on flickr

FlickrFriends - Find your contacts on flickr
Recently was contacted via flickr from an old college friend which was really nice. Then I stumbled across the Top 10 flickr hacks post on eyebeam reblog and found the flickrfriends hack. Upload any list of email addresses, lots of formats accepted, and see if you have any friends with accounts. Very quick and easy. If I've got your address in my yahoo account and you have public pics at flickr I probably have added you as a contact. If I haven't contact me.

Friday, January 26, 2007

YesButNoButYes: Fictional Sitcom Employers For Which I'd Love To Work

YesButNoButYes: Fictional Sitcom Employers For Which I'd Love To Work
The fine Aquaman over at YesButNoButYes wrote a thought provoking (in a juvenile way) post about what sitcom employers and jobs he'd like to have. Got me to thinking about my own list.

1. Bartender - Regal Beagle - Three's Company
I'll start with one that Aquaman also wants, but he really nailed it. Lot's of sitcoms have bars, but this would definitely be the best, never too busy, good looking clientele, etc. I'd love hearing Larry and Jack mack on the ladies. I definitely would not want to tend bar at Cheers. Sam gets dibs on all the best looking women and everyone just drinks beer except that prick Frasier. I'm torn about the bar in It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, might be too much fighting, plus the tips would be terrible.

2. Handyman - Facts of Life
You know a nice manly influence around the house. Come to think of it, I don't really remember the show, just that I had a massive crush on Jo, and occasionally Tootie and Blair.

3. Assistant to Jethro - Beverly Hillbilies
Would have been the first member of his entourage, helping him make all his schemes reality.

4. DJ - WKRP in Cincinnati
That show could have used a punk rock dj, right after Johnny Fever's show.

5. Assistant Coach - Coach/First and Ten
Recently saw the complete First and Ten DVDs at a gas station for $10. Why didn't I pull the trigger? I don't remember the coaches much, just the players, so I'll reserve judgment. I could definitely coach with Craig T., Jerry, and Dauber.

6. Latex Tester - VanDeLay Industries
Nuff said

7. Gopher - Bluth Company - Arrested Development
Never a dull moment

8. Member - The A Team
Maybe not a sitcom, but come on. I might have to get some cards made up.

And a few jobs I wouldn't want, but not from the myriad of sitcoms focused on bad jobs:
1. Bank Teller - Beverly Hillbilies
2. Anything - M.A.S.H.
3. Producer - Home Improvement
4. Dishwasher - Alice

Feel free to add your own in comments

Pregnant Fan Offers to Trade Ad Space on Belly for Super Bowl Tickets

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Metro & Tri-State :: This space for rent

She's got the flight and hotel covered. She just needs tickets and you can paint your message across her 9month pregnant belly. I'm looking forward to all the craziness surrounding the super bowl to start up this weekend. I wonder how much it will affect us.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007 | 01/24/2007 | Jacksonville pays $5,000 to settle atheists' suit | 01/24/2007 | Jacksonville pays $5,000 to settle atheists' suit
In response to recent murders in Jacksonville the city sponsored a "day of faith" rally. An aethiest group brought a lawsuit based on the use of government funds for a religious use. "Edward Kagin, American Atheists' lead attorney, called the settlement a victory for the organization and for all people concerned about the erosion of church-state separation." Well, I'm very concerned about the erosion of church-state separation, but I don't see how this helps in the least. Yes, the city could have avoided this whole thing by calling it a day of peace and having the exact same programming, but all this does is set up the aethists for ridicule. I'll be watching for a mention on the daily show. Why haven't aethists tackled the idiocy of not allowing gay marriage? That seems like a much more important issue of separation of church and state to me.

That reminds me, back when we were volunteering at the shelter, post Katrina, there were several groups of volunteers from various religious organizations that wore matching t-shirts to identify themselves (I only specifically recall the yellow-shirted scientologists, but there were other groups as well). We joked we should make t-s that said "Aethiests are here to help" on the front and "because obviously, there is no God" on the back.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

The State of the Union Address Drinking Game 2007

The State of the Union Address Drinking Game 2007
If I weren't in Spanish class until the speech is mostly over (hopefully) I don't know if I could stomach watching it, but with this drinking game I might have the same problem only with a lot more laughs.

Via Yes But No But Yes

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Shed Weight by Playing Video Games!

Guy loses 9lbs over 6 weeks by playing nintendo Wii Sports 30 minutes a day, every day. He claims he didn't alter his diet (even eating the typical holiday meals and drinking the typical holiday drinks). Pictures, video, lots of stats, and details at the site. Damn, there's not a room in my house big enough to set up and play with a Wii.

Via Dethroner

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Dave Cole Knitting Machine

More info at the artist's site:

Via Neatorama

YouTube - History of Religion in 1.9 min.

Looks like the YouTube video was taken down. Here's another version from

We just started taking Spanish lessons last night and our instructor presented a history similar to this via a whiteboard and some markers to help us understand a little about the history of the Spanish language. Then I stumble upon this:
(now deleted youtube video was here)
Not bad for 2 minutes.

Via Information Aesthetics

Friday, January 12, 2007

Guess the Material?

Welcome to Fowler Museum at UCLA

Hint: these dresses are made "By appropriating an object of protection and using it to create works of vibrant and original style, color, and texture."

Via Mental Floss

Monday, January 08, 2007 | 01/08/2007 | Thirsty? Florida has $1.8 million in ice cubes to give away | 01/08/2007 | Thirsty? Florida has $1.8 million in ice cubes to give away
Surplus hurricane ice must be used or recycled in the near future. Unfortunately the bureaucracy won't allow them to supply my next cocktail party.

The Next Few Hours � Blog Archive � Art Miami 2007

The Next Few Hours � Blog Archive � Art Miami 2007

Happy New Year everyone. Posting is likely to be down this month. Tons of work to do, but I am up to a few things that will be revealed in due time. Friday night we hit the Art Miami 2007 fair. As we are approaching the anniversary of our move to Miami we missed this fair last year. When I heard about this fair, I thought it very odd considering the art explosion that was Art Basel Miami Beach, just a mere month ago. However, since we really didn't see much of ABMB, we made a point of going to this fair. Held in the convention center, the above photo probably shows maybe a quarter of the space. We spent about 2 hours strolling about aimlessly and I'd say we enjoyed about a quarter of what we saw, which I think is pretty good. A lot of local galleries participated, several of which we haven't stumbled into yet, so hopefully we'll remember where to go in the future. The link above gives a little more context and more photos of the work (also a funny juxtaposition photo from the gift expo in the next hall).