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Nov
28


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Periodic Table

2:15 pm | writes:

A rather literal take on the periodic table (of elements):

periodic-table

Nov
23

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Bull Doze Blues

9:52 am | writes:

To start off your Monday morning, some of Henry Thomas’ ‘Bull Doze Blues’ from 1928:

(YouTube video, but contains sound only)

(You’ll also recognize this as the source of the song ‘Going Up The Country’ by Canned Heat)

Nov
20


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Matchbook Stuffers

11:21 am | writes:

The International League of Championship Matchbook Stuffers attempt to stuff as many items as possible into matchbooks.

matchbook-stuffers

Nov
20


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How to Make Friends By Telephone

7:33 am | writes:

A small, vintage guide to telephone etiquette entitled How to Make Friends by Telephone.

telephone-etiquette

Nov
16

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Neverwas Haul

8:38 am | writes:

The Neverwas Haul is a self-propelled, traveling 3-story Victorian/Steampunk house that houses a collection of items “from its travels around the world (i.e., oddities of the Jules Verne era including a Camera Obscura).”

neverwas-haul

(photo from albany_tim)

Nov
13


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50 Best Inventions of 2009

10:11 am | writes:

Admittedly, news of the world is a bit bleak these days. But, if you want a quick boost of cheer, just browse Time Magazine’s list of the 50 Best Inventions of 2009.

From an electric eyeball & an AIDS vaccine to tank-bred tuna & x-ray vision, the list has several items that should restore your sense of awe & wonder.

time-50-inventions

Nov
11


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Papercraft Head

8:53 am | writes:

A most unusual costume is the result when Eric Testroete decided to go as himself for Halloween, only larger: Papercraft Self-Portrait

paper-head

Nov
10


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Movie Narrative Charts

5:59 pm | writes:

One of the more impressive things I’ve seen recently, Movie Narrative Charts draws out (literally) the character interactions in several popular films.

movie-narrative-charts

Nov
10


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How to Use an Apostrophe

5:55 pm | writes:

Here’s a simple guide that a disturbing number of people really need to read: How to Use an Apostrophe

Nov
10


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‘The Golden Age of Video’

11:55 am | writes:

‘The Golden Age of Video’ by Ricardo Autobahn mixes famous quotes & clips from numerous films & TV into a catchy song:

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