Boundary Layer

The best way to find a line is to cross it

Wednesday, February 27, 2002

Promising Action Figures

Some things get funnier the more offensive they get, like this set of He-Man characters rejected by Mattel. (via Fark)

Nice Pics

The Cellar Image of the Day is usually worth taking a look at.

Tuesday, February 26, 2002

Are you a carrier?

Test yourself with the Human Virus Scanner to see what memes you've been infected with. The thing I like about the test is that it gives you five examples of each group that you have to get so you can't cheat by guessing. (via The Null Device)

Monday, February 25, 2002

Pro Bono

When he wasn't playing with the rest of U2 to sold-out crowds and making great albums, Bono became the leading spokesperson (via Drudge) in the world and an authority on debt relief and along the way managed to make the Senator Jesse Helms cry.

Saturday, February 23, 2002


This card trick will drive you crazy if you can't figure it out and of course once you get it is so obvious. (via Metafilter)

Wednesday, February 20, 2002

Rebranding America

The Pentagon is opening up another front in the war on terrorism: The battle for hearts and minds.
"The United States lost the public relations war in the Muslim world a long time ago," says Osama Siblani, publisher of the Arab American News. "They could have the prophet Muhammad doing public relations and it wouldn't help."

Tuesday, February 19, 2002

The Echoes of a Distant Time

What's with all the underwater cities being found recently? There's Yonaguni in Japan, two in Egypt, a megalithic site near Cuba, one in China, and one in India that may be 9500 years old which, if true, would make historians very, very, upset. (most via The Daily Grail)

Find out

So you wanna learn how stuff works?

Saturday, February 16, 2002

Oh yeah

Blonde chick with sweet pussy. (seen on FARK)


A Wired cover story (via Metafilter) about the Disney empire brings up some good points about the differences between exporting goods like cars, TVs, and fruit and exporting cultural products like movies, TV shows, and sports. People have a love hate affair with American culture so companies like Disney have to be very careful not step on anyone's toes.

One of the dark clouds on Disney's horizon is age compression which means that kids are getting older younger. Kids at really young ages fail to see Disney as hip and are moving towards more interactive experiences rather than passively watching Disney cartoons and films.

If you've ever been to Disneyland or Disneyworld, you know that they have the park separated into regions like Frontierland and Adventureland surrounding Main Street USA. Some times I wonder what areas will be in theme parks 200 years from now. Will they have a ColdWarAmericaLand and faux National Parks surrounding Suburbia USA? What will the rides and attractions be? Inner City Coaster? The Strip Mall Experience?

Wednesday, February 13, 2002

Boys Entering Anarchistic States Towards Inner Excellence

Who knew Mott the Hoople where named after a midget in a documentary about stump porn? Who even knew who Mott the Hoople were? This brief article gives the origins of several band names including the Beastie Boys. Kidding about the stump porn. The list is actually quite boring.

Tuesday, February 12, 2002

Feral Children

Coming soon on Fox: When Animals Raise Human Children.

The thrill of victory

US half pipe snowboarding silver medalist Danny Kass is really a vampire.

I’m going to be on the Count Chocula box! Count Chocula!

Spiral Fractals

The art of Alice Kelley (via Gammatron)

Space Strands

Sunday, February 10, 2002

Travellers of Both Time and Space

The story of Ong's Hat is a modern myth, presented as truth, about the discovery of interdimensional travel during the 80s in New Jersey.

Saturday, February 09, 2002

Talking Heads

Turn a picture of anyone's head into your very own ventriloquist dummy. (via Metafilter)

Thursday, February 07, 2002

The Finns kicked ass

How they held off the Soviet Army in 1940.

This story of the scrappy little country of Finland details how, with some cunning, a tiny force can overcome the obscenely huge threat of an invasion by Russia.

Wednesday, February 06, 2002

Fun with microwaves

Learning physics by blowing stuff up in microwaves, including CDs, grapes, pop tarts, lighbulbs and cats. Don't miss ball llightning from grapes and using fax paper to visualize microwaves interference patterns. Kidding about the cats of course. (via Gammatron)

Tuesday, February 05, 2002

A man with a theory and free webspace

Top Gun Is Gay? (via scratch this)

What's your type?

A long excerpt from a book on human evolution and the origin of blood types.