Back from Florida and the first thing I find is a package from Lyz with not one but TWO Twin Bings. Jess and I immediately consumed the first and I’m not going to lie, it was surprisingly tasty. Lyz used terms such as nasty and ass to describe them but both Adler and myself are fans. It sort of tastes like a Snickers with a hint of cherry, but in the shape of two BALLS instead of a bar....
Chris Ware has a new strip in last week’s New Yorker starring our unnamed friend from Building Stories. Available here if you subscribe to their digital archive.
In Florida for Thanksgiving with limited wireless access. Currently pilfering a signal from a neighbor. They must be wondering why Jess and I are sitting on our driveway with our Macbooks in the dark. Getting ready to hook up the Wii and throw down the bowling gauntlet.
Two Guys Jumped Off the Burj Dubai and Lived to... →
The craziest thing is that they had to climb 160 flights of stairs to get to the top because the feared getting busted in the elevator.
It's all fun and games until the Gordon Freeman... →
We are so screwed.
A Photo Essay of Classic Instruction Manuals →
From Wired. Also, Classic Computer Manuals and Plans from Apple and IBM.
Reblogged from Jessica: Rare, Low Numbered Beatles Album for Sale on eBay Original copies of the White Album were given a seven digit number. The Beatles themselves were given numbers 0000001 - 0000004; this auction is for number 0000005. The auction also states: Some years ago, this album was taken into the collectors shop named ‘Vinyl Revival Records’ in Newbury, Berkshire,...
Polaroids at night
Shooting with a One-Step at night is very frustrating because you cannot disable the flash, nor is there an input for a tripod. (I have piles of wasted Polaroids to prove it.) I finally broke down and bought an SX-70 earlier this week even though 600 film should start disappearing from shelves for good in February or March because I figure I can stockpile a 2-3 years supply in the meantime.
Winter break goals
In the strange world that is my MFA program, I am currently on semester break. Without any academic responsibilities (other than writing) nor reasons to worry about the LHC until January, I have some of this “free time” people are always talking about. Some goals: finish Lolo painting (started, June 2003) take Polaroids while in Florida play Portal: Still Alive (HOW DID I NOT KNOW...
Finished reading Candyfreak and I’m currently trying to hunt down some of the bars in the book. The Abba-Zaba (sour apple taffy and peanut butter) isn’t nearly as gross as it sounds. Ditto the Big Hunk, which may be the world’s most perfect candy bar not to have chocolate listed as an ingredient. And contrary to what I previously thought, I’ve had a Clark bar before. (And I...
Nate Silver is an actuary →
Right now, Barack Obama has 63.7 million popular votes to John McCain’s 56.3 million, whereas third party candidates have roughly a collective 1.6 million. That works out to 52.4 percent of the vote for Obama and 46.3 percent for McCain … conspicuously close to our pre-election estimates of 52.3 percent for Obama and 46.2 percent for McCain. Wow. What this boils down to is that...
Alternate concepts for Being John Malkovich: Being Christopher Walken Being Willem Dafoe (via Charlie Kaufman on Fresh Air)
Democratic and Republican leadership in the Senate has made it clear (Alaskan...– CNN on Sarah Palin’s very unmaverickesque comment regarding Ted Stevens
How to Use Your Rock Band Drums with GarageBand →
The Mac|Life weblog demonstrates how to hook up your Rock Band drum set to your Mac for a low-latency electronic drum kit. If you do a lot of music-making on your Mac with GarageBand, one of the two setups covered in the post should take your composition chops to new heights. Also, is it just me or does the Lifehacker copy in these descriptions often fall into the category of food shows with its...
1960s Braun Products Hold the Secrets to Apple's... →
I realize this is probably ten months late but, nevertheless, it’s still pretty awesome. Everything looks like a prop from a Wes Anderson movie.