Wednesday, January 23, 2008


I want a dog, a fence, and one of these.


Hey kids .. remember these?

Scans of retro packages when sugar was king in kids cereal.

Sugar Frosted Flakes became Frosted Flakes, Sugarbear became Honeybear ...
Go look at the retro packaging

Fly like Rocky the Squirrel with a wingsuit

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

America's gun culture - fading slowly?

Is America, land of shooting massacres in schools and public places, slowly falling out of love with guns?

The answer is yes, and it runs counter to popular perceptions of the United States as a country where most citizens are armed to the teeth and believe it is every American's inalienable right to buy an AK 47-style assault rifle with the minimum of bureaucratic paperwork.

But in fact, gun ownership in the United States has been declining steadily over more than three decades, relegating gun owners to minority status.

At the same time, support for stricter gun controls has been growing steadily and those in favor make up a majority.

read more gun culture via reuters

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

BBC Report: Sudan man forced to 'marry' goat

A Sudanese man has been forced to take a goat as his "wife", after he was caught having sex with the animal.

The goat's owner, Mr Alifi, said he surprised the man with his goat and took him to a council of elders.

They ordered the man, Mr Tombe, to pay a dowry of 15,000 Sudanese dinars ($50) to Mr Alifi.

"They said I should not take him to the police, but rather let him pay a dowry for my goat because he used it as his wife," Mr Alifi told the newspaper.

read more on the goat marriage

Philly's Mayor raps old school

Rent Bling

Diamonds of Palo Alto rents this $100,000 dazzling diamond necklace for the much less intimidating price of $2,290 per day.

Spicing up a winter party dress with diamonds won't force you to leverage your life savings - if you don't mind renting your jewelry.

Keiko Iwaisako rented a Charriol diamond necklace for the month of December from Seattle-based online jeweler Bag Borrow or Steal. She plans to wear it to one of the office holiday parties.

With shipping and insurance, her total for the month was $328. Retail value: $2,595. The experience: Priceless.
Read more about rental jewelry

Saturday, January 12, 2008

My little Friend says hello - This is cool

Varitalk's patented technology empowers companies and content providers to literally speak to consumers on a personal level, with individually customized messages in the celebrity or character voice of their choice.

Send a personalized phone call from Tony Montana.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

fantoche - wall animation

Just amazing, watch it!

fantoche from blu on Vimeo.

Fast Food: Ads vs. Reality

My general rule of thumb when dining out is never eat anywhere with pictures of the food on the menu. Here's why:
Arby's Beef 'n' Cheddar

Here's more via

Baby Name Remorse

Pauline and Jeffrey Eadie, of Cleveland, had gathered the family together to watch home movies of their two older children as babies. In one movie, Jack, now 5, was looking skeptically at his then-newborn sister, now 3. "In the video, I was saying, 'Jack, go to the baby, go hug her,'" says Pauline. "And then at some point I said, 'Go kiss Emma.'"
Unaware that her name had been changed when she was a newborn, Pauline Eadie's daughter, Caroline, looked at her and asked 'Who's Emma?'"

The Eadies are among a surprising number of parents who, following the birth of their child, suffer namer's remorse. In a recent poll of 1,219 mothers conducted by, 10 percent considered changing their baby's name. The reasons they gave ranged from being inspired by another name to having a relative disagree with the choice.
read more via cnn

The real life simpsons house

more pictures here

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Zuiikin English - I have a bad case .....

Also see .... Zuikkin Girls in "Spare me my life"