It's only mine because it holds my suitcase.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

That's not the way

Walking back from the novelty store we frequent (we're practically regulars!), Mary pointed out this somewhat comcial sign. I present to you "Commerical Way" in Redwood City. Apparently it's a fairly common misspelling, but you'd still expect the outstanding corps of civil servants employed by the county of San Mateo to check the spelling of common words. Having said that, at least they're consistent. The other side of the sign is spelt exactly the same way.

Friday, May 16, 2008

History is Fun!

I recently visited one of these places. It was scary and unnatural.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Things younger than John McCain

Pretty much everything, it turns out.

Define Irony in the context of carbonated beverages

Rising demand for ethanol, combined with insane subsidies means that a third of corn produced in the US is now being used to make fuel. This has caused the price of corn syrup, commonly used as a cheaper and much less healthy replacement for sugar, to skyrocket. Manufacturers of soft drinks and other sweetened products are now considering switching to cane sugar as an "alternative". And to pile irony upon irony, cane sugar is a much more suitable source of fuel than corn.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Thomas Doyle is a bit of a genius

The guy makes somewhat otherworldly maquettes with what appears to be HO modeling material. It's all quite stunning and a bit disturbing.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Make Stuff

Flickr's pics of this year's Maker Faire, always a hotbed of weirdness. I keep promising myself that next year I'll go as an exhibitor. Somehow that continues not to happen. Well, next year I'll definitely be there with my haptic, stirling engine powered, fire spewing, steampunk, ecologically friendly, autonomous, artificially intelligent, l.e.d. lit, rube goldberg knitting machine.