Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Trippy Mural [nyc]

This is the new mural at Houston & Bowery in NYC by artist Kenny Scharf. It replaces the one done by Shepard Fairey.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Brazilian Drug Lord is a Huge Justin Bieber Fan [wtf]

You know the whole Brazilian drug gang ordeal? The one where they took hostages and at least 35 people are dead?
Well, it gets weird. Police found a Justin Bieber mural in one of the drug lord's homes.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Norman Rockwell Thanksgiving, (Re)Interpreted [pop art]

A Norman Rockwell Thanksgiving, (re)interpreted by illustrator Sam Spratt.

You can view more of Sam's work here.

The Airborne Toxic Event [music]

Music video by The Airborne Toxic Event performing Sometime Around Midnight. (C) 2009 The Island Def Jam Music Group

Lady GaGa Gets Drunks with Anderson Cooper [celebrities]

Lady GaGa and Anderson Cooper got drunk together during a recent interview in London.

Also, if you're wondering what the GaGa did for Thanksgiving, look no further. She baked a little monster casserole, natch.

Black Friday Madness 2010 [our world today]

A man was trampled by a mob of crazy shoppers outside of a Target in Buffalo, New York, and a woman in Wisconsin threatened other shoppers with a gun after they objected to her butting in line.

Oh, the madness of Black Friday!

Gonorrhea Rates in Alaska on the Rise [STDs]

Gonorrhea rates in Alaska have been climbing since 2009, according to the Anchorage Daily News. Is this any surprise coming from the state that Sarah Palin was once the governor of?

Willie Nelson Busted for Pot [again]

Legendary musician and pothead Willie Nelson has been busted for pot again, but this time in Texas! He posted bail at $2,500 for six ounces of pot.

In January he was sited for possessing moonshine and marijuana in North Carolina.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Women Too Nice to Land a Job? [studies]

Are women "too nice" to land a job?

Kanye Says Penis Pics are Real [celebrities]

Kanye says the penis pics that have blown up across the web are in fact real. Go here to see them!

RIM, Samsung Introduce New Tablets [tech]

Research in Motion is introducing a tablet called the Playbook
and it will cost less than $500, according to Mashable.

Samsung is also introducing a tablet computer on November 21, the Galaxy tab, which comes with a recommended retail of $649.

My3D Goggles Introduced for iPhone & iPod Touch {tech]

Hasbro has just introduced 3D goggles called My3D for the iPhone and iPod touch.

Bicycle Film Festival SF [events]

The 10th Annual Bicycle Film Festival is happening in San Francisco November 10-14.

Ask Jeeves is No More [web]

Back in the day (like, the 1990's) Ask Jeeves was one of the most popular search engines; now it is no longer.

SF: Fourth Annual Medical Cannabis Competition [events]

The Fourth Annual San Francisco Medical Cannabis Competition will take place at Terra Gallery on November 14th.

via SF Weekly:

Attractions & Giveaways include: Edibles, concentrates and strains for judges to vote on! Delicious catered food, award winning DJ's, volcano medication stations, & tons of medical marijuana products!

So bummed I'm moving and going to miss this!

Easy Bloom Gardening Gadget [cools stuff]

Easy Bloom is a cool USB gadget that tells you what plants will grow or why they are dying.

Not all of us are naturally blessed with a green thumb, and this seems like a helpful tool.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Hiccup Girl Charged with Murder [crime]

All the fucked up stuff happens in Florida. "Hiccup Girl" Jennifer Mee has been charged with first-degree murder in St. Petersburg.

Jennifer attracted national media attention when she couldn't stop hiccuping for five weeks in 2007.

Real World Boston Star Sean Duffy Elected to Congress [pop politics]

Sean Duffy, a former star of MTV reality show Real World Boston, has been elected to Congress in Wisconsin as a Republican.

Ozzy Osbourne is a Mutant [weird science]

Scientists mapped out Ozzy Osbourne's DNA and found several genetic mutations "which may explain how he's lived so long."

Also, a recent British study finds alcohol to be more harmful than heroine.

Steve Jobs' 1979 Business Card [photo]

Here is Steve Jobs' 1979 Apple business card.

You and Your Johnson [weird ads]

This 1970's TV spot for Johnson motors is blatantly suggestive.

"You, your girl, and your Johnson."

NYU Names Swiss Beats as "Producer in Residence" [dumb stuff]

NYU has just named Swiss Beats as "Producer in Residence."

Can someone explain what a "Producer in Residence" is?

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Millionaire College Kids

College kids to millionaires
, via Newsweek.

Father & Son Make Homemade Spacecraft, Record Video [tech]

This is pretty awesome. A father and son from New York built their own spacecraft in which they attached an iPhone and launched it into space, capturing an incredible video.

Homemade Spacecraft from Luke Geissbuhler on Vimeo.

Italian-Designed Space-Saving Furniture [design]

As someone who lives in an extremely small studio in San Francisco, I am always trying to think of creative ways in which to utilize my space, and this furniture definitely looks like something I could incorporate into my space.

Do Frequent Flyers Age at a Different Rate? [science]

Do frequent flyers age at a different rate?

Empire State Building Now on Twitter & Facebook [social media]

The Empire State Building now has a Twitter account and Facebook page.

Empire State Building Twitter

Empire State Building Facebook

Justin Bieber is Taking Over the World [justin bieber]

It's official: Justin Bieber is getting his own movie.

Justin also recently has surpassed Lady GaGa's Bad Romance as the most-viewed YouTube video of all time, and Twitter now dedicates 3% of their servers to his Twitter traffic.

He also has a book out.

Instructables Halloween Site [cool stuff]

It is just days before Halloween, and if you're anything like me, you haven't yet purchased a costume, or even really decided what you are going to be this year.

Luckily for us, has an entire section of their site devoted to Halloween!