Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I want to squeeze her 3's and stick my 1 in her 0

(thanks xkcd)

Mushrooms growing in time lapse... trippy.

Why You Should live in San Francisco

Great article about my city, which made it to #3 on best cities to live in.

San Francisco is a cityscape of irresistible drama. Steep hills and skyscrapers overlook a gorgeous bay that changes color with the sky. That drama filters into every aspect of the city’s life, from its topsy-turvy power politics to its go-hard recreation (3,480 acres of parks including three golf courses) and go-harder nightlife (including 2,870 bars). Since the days of the Barbary Coast, San Francisco has boasted one of the great bar and dining cultures, and is home to some of the best restaurants in North America, claiming one restaurant for every 279 people.

The louche life notwithstanding, San Francisco was the healthiest city in the U.S. in 2008, at least according to USA Today. Just outside the city lay miles of vineyards producing some of the world's great wines. The city abounds with classic men’s stores including local favorites Cable Car Clothiers and The Hound. San Francisco is a creativesector powerhouse, with LucasArts located right in the city’s famed Presidio. The city’s boy-to-girl ratio (male: 51%; female: 49%) doesn’t seem promising at first, but remember this is San Francisco, so you can shave a good 8% to 10% off the competition right there. Be advised that women here are the cream of the brain trust -- San Francisco was named one of the top 10 smartest cities by Forbes last year -- so the kind of “hey baby” come-on that works in L.A. or Miami Beach ain’t gonna work here.

This year promises a bumper crop of cool events in the city that invented both the Irish Coffee and Burning Man. The centerpiece will be the three-day Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival, which debuted in ’08, and is set to rock the socks off of Coachella.


Things are looking sunny for the foggy city; and by the way, when in San Francisco, do yourself a favor and don’t ever call it “‘Frisco” or worse, “San Fran.” It’s always “San Francisco,” pronounced more like “Sanfren-cisco” than “San FRAN-cisco.”

Funny side note. If you vote, you'll notice about 90% of people would not live in this city. I say screw 'em, that's SF is the top 10% of the country.

(thanks Neatorama)

Tractor Trailer Teets

(thanks Bold on Grey)

My Favorite Things (creepy version)

dirty, just dirty... though the stairway finish is nice.

(thanks Miss Cellania)

America the ex-superpower.

(be sure to move the slider below the graph)

The decade for global banks

By Steven Bernard, Jeremy Lemer, Helen Warrell, Cleve Jones, Peter Thal Larsen and Simon Briscoe

Published: March 22 2009 18:11 | Last updated: March 22 2009 18:11

Global banking is in turmoil. The worst financial crisis since the second world war has not only forced governments across the western world to step in and rescue giant institutions. Amid the turmoil, there has also been a dramatic shift in banking’s centre of gravity.

A decade ago, a list of the world’s largest financial institutions was dominated by banks from the US and UK. Today, just a handful of the top 20 have their headquarters in the US, still the world’s largest economy. HSBC, at heart an emerging markets bank, is Britain’s sole representative.

Use this graphic to examine the trends. Move the slider to see how the ranking of the top twenty financial institutions, according to market capitalisation, has changed over the last 10 years. Click on a bank to trace its particular experience. Hover over it for more information.

Notes and sources: Ranking data – FT Global 500, Thomson Datastream; Date of foundation - company’s own date where available or the date at which the name or largely similar name was first used; Employees - from company or Thomson Reuters; Share price change – 52 weeks to March 17/18, Thomson Reuters; Bailout - Bloomberg; Lloyds bailout includes $6.7bn for LLoyds TSB and $16.1bn for HBOS; Top three merger and acquisitions data – Dealogic; * indicates bought as part of a group

(thanks Tiny Revolution)

2 Great FAILs

A couple great FAIL postings today.

Theft Deterrent FAIL

fail owned pwned pictures

and Skin Boarding FAIL

Hilarious Christianity FAIL

...or at least that's what I think it should've been called. It's actually called "If Athiests Ruled the World."

Funny, sad and poignient. Not to defend the bible thumpers, but if we judged every group by it's most rediculous online comments, we'ed all be in serious trouble.

Half the Body, Twice the Gangsta

I wouldn't fuck with this guy... if it weren't for my legs.

This song is really about having a positive attitude.

Favorite moment: man in fridge.

He should get some legless dogs... hot, legless dogs (skip to 7:35)

The Power of a Video Resume.

"Tom Reynolds Video Resume for the Guys over at Sandusky Team"

"I work quietly... which is good."
"I once helped a blind man move."
"My dad is an alcoholic."

(thanks eBaum)

Monday, March 30, 2009

The Lost Tribes of New York City

Inanimate objects tell their side of the story.

(thanks again Laughing Squid)

280 Gets Blown Up / Filmed

the NBC show "Trauma" decided that blowing up a tanker on an inner city elevated highway was a good idea. Can't say I disagree with them.

"Trauma" On 280

Lazgrove Oil

Tanker explosion

mmmm.... window

it gets funnier the longer you watch it.

(thanks I have seen the whole of the internet)

Surrender Site FAIL

Does it make me a bad person to have actually laughed out loud at this?
fail owned pwned pictures
see more
pwn and owned pictures

Dennis and Dee Get A New Dad - Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Please don't let this show get the Family Guy / Arrested Development syndrome.

Did You Know

the "Did You Know" series is always entertaining and informative... and disturbing. If you haven't seen it already it's worth a watch.

Viral Video from the Masters

Great line-up of internet celebrities

make sure you check out the list of winners!

(thanks Fine Bros.)

mmmm... Piss!

You know what you're walking when you start playing this video, but you can't help from squirming anyway.
"it's free, cause it comes out of your penis."

(the south side of) Sesame Street - Colors

Sesame Street gets thuggish in this respectable re-dub.

Family Guy - Not All Dogs Go To Heaven

An especially random Family Guy

Stewie reveals his love of Star Trek (among other things) at a Trekkie convention where Meg converts to Christianity and then finds out Brian's an athiest. Hilarity ensues, very little of it having to do with the "plot", of course.

Friday, March 27, 2009

like Cirque du Soleil for a cappella...

...yet somehow creepier.

...I think it's partly the fact that they apparently stopped learning songs after 1998.

(thanks Miss Cellania)

Why you need a better camera...

50 great long exposure pics here.

(thanks Presurfer)

New Math... way better than Old Math

the math you don't learn in school. See all of them.

office workers


(thanks Neatorama)

"Big Brother" looks way better in Russia

apparently, fighting isn't just for hockey anymore... it's for everything.

This is why automatic rifles should be legal...

...wait for it... waaaiit for it.

(thanks Miss Cellania)

Soulja Bear

This bear has moves. Is that the Harlem Shake?

(thanks Look at This)

Flowing Data has Flowing Beer on the Brain

The posted these back to back on FlowingData.com... someone's ready for the weekend.

Where Can You Find America’s Best Beer?

Where Can You Find America’s Best Beer?

Mike Wirth maps medal winners from the Great American Beer Festival from 1987 to 2007.

Legal Drinking Age Around the World

Legal Drinking Age Around the World

Thursday, March 26, 2009

"My Darling?" Tales Of Mere Existence

One of my favorite web series:

Gaming Themes for iGoogle

They make these look way more entertaining than they actually are.

Dead pixel in Google Earth


“Dead pixel in Google Earth” by Helmut Smits, 82 x 82 cm burned square, the size of one pixel from an altitude of 1 km.

Dead pixel in Google Earth by Helmut Smits

(thanks Today and Tomorrow)

Those goddam Japanese will figure out how to do anything...

that doesn't require phyiscal labor, of course.

(thanks Presurfer)

Geographic Fail

Geographic Fail

Geographic Fail

It's funnier to me because I'm originally from Georgia, and I can hear my uncles voice coming through this loud and clear.

Filthy Animals Poop on the Sidewalk


"Reader g just sent this in, saying, “Walking home from yoga class an hour ago I came across this example of street art.”

It begs a question I’ve wondered a skrillion times (both on the street and in the gallery): Where does the art stop and the shit begin?"

(Thanks Mission Mission)

Apple.com Developer Link goes to xkcd.com!

Check it out while you can... it won't last long: Click on the "Registered iPhone Developer Terms and Conditions" Link.

Computer AKA The Distraction Machine

(thanks Goodie Bag)

Rube Goldberg & His Retarded Cousin

Honda Accord Ad from 2006:

Response by very bored user community:

Note the response has twice as many views as the commercial.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Metal Heart

Metal Heart from Keith Loutit

I know I just posted something from this guy, but I like this one even better. His technique is amazing, and the mix of the tight depth of field caused by a technique known as tilt shift video and time lapse creates such an intriguing visual. Does anyone remember micro machines?

The Periodic Table of Controllers

Seems like periodic-ish tables are all the rage these days.

Moscow Traffic

so natural. just like a sluggish, polluted river flowing through a gutter..

(thanks http://www.shipmentoffail.com/fails/2009/03/moscow-traffic/)

Baddass Animals

My favorites are the first and last. These animals kick ass, and they have the pictures to prove it.

(thanks I am Bored)

Mardi Gras - Keith Loutit

Such a creative and entertaining effect. Reminds me of Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood of Makebelieve set.

Truth & Lies

(Thanks Look at This)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Wine Date

Wine Date - watch more funny videos

All the good ones are corked.


"Today, I fell asleep in class. As a joke, my professor used an airhorn to wake me up. I got so freaked out that I punched the girl next to me in the face. She got knocked out. FML"

(thanks FML)

Barstool Design Win

Barstool Design Win

WTF - Bread Commercial

Great way to sell a breadmaker to wives.

The Beauty of Molten Iron - Neatorama

I want to throw molten iron.

(thanks Neatorama)

Happy Birthday, Frank Chu

Truly a SF legend.

"The Bay Area's favorite protester, for years Frank has been walking the streets of SF with his sign demanding proper compensation from Soviet and American ex-presidents (and other galaxies) having filmed him and his family for something called 'The Richest Family.'"

Deployable/Transformable Structures

Deployable/Transformable Structures from Daniel Piker

Way of the Guard

Iron Man vs Bruce Lee

(thanks Look At This)

Tim Burton - Vincent

Oh Tim... you were always one screwed up dude.

(Thanks Look At This)

Durex Isn’t Very Subtle

Read the caption in the lower-right corner.

(Thanks NextRound)


The salt shakers are adorable!

Coucou : Film d'animation

(thanks Look At This)

Dailymotion - SPACE INVADER #763, une vid�o de extermitent. invader, space, invasion, paris, extermitent

Cool video... unless you're epileptic

Six-Word Memoirs at SMITH Magazine

Interesting way to try to attempt to capture what can't be put into words in the first place. May as well keep it short.

Waiting to turn 50 to cry.
By mozymozart 3 months ago

Blindly in love; lost way home.
By aroy1984 24 hours ago

Touch my soy mocha and die.
By Litsa_Dremousis 1 day ago

He left. Sparked my personal D-Day.
By Beth_Carter 1 day ago

I got over my "Christian" Phase.
By Ryan_Best 1 day ago

Monday, March 23, 2009

50 Stunning Examples Of Architecture Photography

My Dog Smels Nice

"The concept behind 'My Dog Smels Nice' is that people submit funny pictures showing their dogs... just after being washed. The project is just starting so there are not many pictures yet."

(Thanks Presurfer)


Ironically, neither invisible nor homeless

Machines that Almost Fall Over on Vimeo

Machines that Almost Fall Over from Michael Kontopoulos on Vimeo.

A system of sculptures that is constantly on the brink of collapse. My intention was to capture and sustain the exact moment of impending catastrophe and endlessly repeat it.