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15 June, 2003

Unbrand America

Be on the lookout for the black spot.

In the coming months a black spot will pop up everywhere... on store windows and newspaper boxes, on gas pumps and supermarket shelves. Open a magazine or newspaper - it's there. It's on TV. It stains the logos and smears the nerve centers of the world's biggest corporations.

This is the mark of the people who don't approve of Bush's plan to control the world, who don't want countries "liberated" without UN backing, who can't stand anymore neo-con bravado shoved down their throats.

Posted on 15 June, 2003

Swingbikes

What's a swingbike?

A Swingbike has one distinct function that no ordinary bicycle has; it's swing arm below the seat which is attached like the handle bars to the frame. This enables it's rider to steer from the side and maneuver in ways that defy the laws of physics!!

 

Posted on 15 June, 2003

Failed Dot-Coms

What a great idea for a web site: A collection of farewell pages from failed dot-coms.

Posted on 15 June, 2003

Suicide Resistant Toilet

When shopping for a new toilet, suicide resistance is rarely an important factor. But if you're buying a toilet for a jail cell, this one is a good choice.

This unit is intended to reduce any possible risk of the fixture being used as a suicide device.

Posted on 15 June, 2003

Advertising Lows

From AdWeek: The Lowest Moments in Advertising.

You know the ads. They are the ones clearly intended to produce uproarious laughter but instead elicit a groundswell of groans. The ones meant to be poignant that are actually perturbing. The ones that make such audacious attempts at grasping for attention, they cross the line of decency and taste and, at times, truth in advertising. The ads that leave consumers screeching, "Make it stop!" and members of the agency community shaking their heads and asking, "What were they thinking?" The ones that, in hindsight, should never have been made.

Posted on 15 June, 2003

Barbies

Barbie dolls, as you probably haven't seen them.

If you have ever spent much time in a toy store or have been subjected to Barbies by children or The Antichrist, you may have noticed that they have "Barbie as Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz" etc. There are many "Barbie as" dolls. I knew they would never make any cool ones, so I took it upon myself.

Shown here is the Medusa Barbie.

Posted on 15 June, 2003

37 Exposures

Lots of great photos, plus a bonus: binaural sound files (listen to these with headphones).

(via Off on a Tangent)

Posted on 15 June, 2003

The Cable Clock

An onscreen clock with a twist.

Posted on 15 June, 2003

Weekend Pics

The temperature reached at least 105, but the humidity was low. Even better, we had lots of gentle breezes and a full moon. All in all, excellent weather and a great time in Borrego Springs. Once again, we stayed at Borrego Valley Inn.

A few photos (click to enlarge):



Posted on 15 June, 2003