28 January 2005

Artsy Tanks

Artistic Tanks is not about the kind of tanks that kill people but about those butt ugly propane,oil, and water tanks that can be found all over the country.

Instead of keeping them the standard gray color, people have painted these tanks to look a bit more amusing.

Some of the tanks just have smiley faces painted on them while others have done more elaborate work and painted their tanks like a Pepsi can, a watermelon, and even a pig.

26 January 2005

Polo Ad

Volkswagen said it was outraged by the spoof commercial featuring a Palestinian suicide bomber in a Polo car.

The clip had been shot on 35mm film, not something an amateur would usually do, and cost £40,000, not a sum an amateur could afford.

The maker of the film refused to say who funded it but, due to all the publicity that it is getting, I have a feeling that VW is behind it...

See the ad

22 January 2005

Shoes News

How many pairs of shoes do you have?


How about this dude: he has 2100 pairs of Nike shoes!

He doesn't wear most of them (he usually wears the same beat-up pair of New Balances) so most of the shoes in his Nike collection are in perfect condition sitting around in those orange Nike boxes.

And people say that I'm nuts...

19 January 2005

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10 January 2005

Who Am I?

Get this: a 54-year-old man from Wisconsin who was missing for more than three months, discovered his identity on the Internet.

The man who has amnesia and had been wandering around for 3 and a half months found out his identity after he logged on to the Internet and saw a "missing" picture of himself.

He had left his wallet at home so he had no clue of his true identity. With the help of a psychiatrist and a priest, he logged onto the internet and went searching for information on himself, only to discover that he had been missing for months.

How the hell did we live before Google?

[Via TechDirt]

08 January 2005

Monster Delorean

Ever since Back To the Future 1 I've had a crush on the Delorean.

Now somebody created a monster Delorean that looks like a combination between a Delorean and a Hummer.

Let's see if that thing can hit 88 miles per hour...

07 January 2005

SD Card with USB

SanDisk has come out with an SD card that comes with a built in USB adaptor

It's basically a standard size SD card that folds in half to reveal a USB plug that you can just plugin to your computer (click that link for some pictures that demonstrate it).

Very cool that you can transfer data from your digital camera or PDA without having to mess around with adaptors and cables.

I just hope that it's sturdy enough because according to those pictures it seems like it could break easily.

[Via Engadget]


The Mnemonicizer, the Mnemonic Device Device (that's what its called) is a site that will help you remember stuff by creating mnemonic devices for what you need to remember.

A mnemonic device is a sentence that helps us to memorize a string of words. For example, music students use "Every Good Boy Does Fine" to remember the order of notes on the treble clef. (E, G, B, D, F). Math students use "Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally" to remember the order of arithmetic operations (Parentheses, Exponent, Multiply, Divide, Add, Subtract.).

So if you have a list of items that you need to remember the Mnemonicizer will help you create a sentence that is easy to remember.

The idea is cool but the user interface needs some work.

It's quite confusing how to use the Mnemonicizer (and it's mostly manual).

06 January 2005