Updated blog is now at Interference Patterns. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Tuesday, November 30, 2004
Tiny Plastic Huts


Mike (no relation) has a dream: to sell enough Tiny Plastic Huts to afford a down payment on something a little larger....

11/30/2004 09:02:19 AM
Friday, November 26, 2004

chillin' wit da furries

WikiPedia on kigurumi, courtesy the expatriate Mr. Wanamaker.

11/26/2004 03:19:34 PM
Steely Dan - BLACK FRIDAY Lyrics

When Black Friday comes
I'll stand down by the door
And catch the grey men when they
Dive from the fourteenth floor
When Black Friday comes
I'll collect everything I'm owed
And before my friends find out
I'll be on the road
When Black Friday falls you know it's got to be
Don't let it fall on me

When Black Friday comes
I'll fly down to Muswellbrook
Gonna strike all the big red words
From my little black book
Gonna do just what I please
Gonna wear no socks and shoes
With nothing to do but feed
All the kangaroos
When Black Friday comes I'll be on that hill
You know I will

When Black Friday comes
I'm gonna dig myself a hole
Gonna lay down in it 'til
I satisfy my soul
Gonna let the world pass by me
The Archbishop's gonna sanctify me
And if he don't come across
I'm gonna let it roll
When Black Friday comes
I'm gonna stake my claim
I'll guess I'll change my name

Happy Buy Nothing Day.

11/26/2004 08:42:37 AM
Wednesday, November 24, 2004
After a six-month delay, some new items in Foundlings 3:

mmm... refreshing not expensive not hot enough

11/24/2004 09:41:10 AM
Tuesday, November 23, 2004
what am I, chopped liver?
11/23/2004 04:39:03 PM
Anime Popeye (at Camp Chaos)




Floating Babies!

11/23/2004 01:00:58 PM
disclaimer.art 11/23/2004 12:56:47 PM
Monday, November 22, 2004
Greg Hill, neo-luddite

Mr. Hill's article is headlined Farther-reaching, faster ignorance thanks to Web.

Mr. Hill could have used 3 minutes (or less) judicious Googling to eliminate his pervasive spelling errors.

Thanks to Mr. Ito.

11/22/2004 02:18:29 PM
Friday, November 19, 2004
gardening.art 11/19/2004 02:49:22 PM
Collecting Hit type cameras

Sub-miniature cameras, via Things.

11/19/2004 01:30:33 PM
dairy.art 11/19/2004 11:23:33 AM
Thursday, November 18, 2004
Fight Club

Eye of the tiger.

Imaginary tiger.

11/18/2004 03:15:46 PM
culling.art 11/18/2004 03:11:11 PM
ascii.art 11/18/2004 08:41:52 AM
Wednesday, November 17, 2004
giant.art 11/17/2004 11:48:29 AM
Tuesday, November 16, 2004
not.wright.art 11/16/2004 05:33:20 PM
photography.art 11/16/2004 12:59:20 PM
Hostettler mounting campaign to change the name of Interstate 69
There are plans to extend the interstate from Indianapolis through southwestern Indiana all the way through Texas into Mexico in the coming years.  While most believe this highway will be good for the state’s economy, religious conservatives believe “I-69” sounds too risqué and want to change the interstate’s number.

How embarrassing: it's a parody.

But, thankfully so. It's sad it's so believable....

11/16/2004 11:02:40 AM

Chicken + Penguin = Chengwin.

No, I don't understand it, either.

11/16/2004 09:57:31 AM
electronic.art 11/16/2004 08:43:43 AM
graffiti.art 11/16/2004 08:16:01 AM
Monday, November 15, 2004
graffiti.art 11/15/2004 08:57:51 AM
Sunday, November 14, 2004
CNN.com - X-ray attempt to find out why Tutankhamen died - Nov 13, 2004
CAIRO, Egypt (Reuters) -- Egypt plans to X-ray the mummy of Tutankhamen to find out what killed the king who ruled Egypt more than 3,000 years ago and died while only a teenager.

Archaeologists will move Tutankhamen's body from its tomb, which was discovered packed with treasure in 1922, to Cairo for tests which should resolve the mystery over whether he died naturally or was murdered.

"We will know about any diseases he had, any kind of injuries and his real age," Egyptian antiquities chief Zahi Hawass told Reuters. "We will know the answer to whether he died normally or was he killed."

The mummy would be moved by the end of November and the CAT scan, which will produce a three-dimensional X-ray of his remains, completed by the end of the year, he said.

Tutankhamen's treasures, including a stunning gold mask which covered the head of his mummy, were removed from the tomb in Luxor's Valley of the Kings by British archaeologist Howard Carter. They are usually on show in the Cairo Museum.

But his mummified remains were left in the tomb in a stone coffin. Archaeologists last opened the coffin in 1968, when an X-ray revealed a chip of bone in his skull.

That fueled speculation that a blow to the head had killed the king, whose high priest and army commander have been singled out as chief suspects.

"No one has seen the mummy since 1968," Hawass said.

The three-dimensional X-ray of what appears to be a fracture would show whether it had been caused by a blow to the head, said Brando Quilici, a film maker with National Geographic, which is partly sponsoring the research.

Hawass said Tutankhamen's mummy had largely been smashed to pieces by Carter's expedition, when tools were used to remove the king's gold mask from his body. The mask had been firmly attached to the mummy by resin, he said.

But that would not hinder the research.

"Even if it just bone, we can examine each bone," he said.

Hawass said he would like Tutankhamen's mummy to go back to its tomb after the completion of the research.

Mystery has surrounded Tutankhamen since the discovery of his tomb. Lord Carnarvon, Carter's sponsor and among the first to enter the tomb, died shortly afterward from an infected mosquito bite.

Newspapers at the time said Carter had unleashed a Pharaonic curse which killed Carnarvon and others linked to the discovery.

Scientists have in the past suggested that a disease lying dormant in the tomb may have killed the British aristocrat.

It doesn't get any better than this: two great things going together. Now, if only we could have Dr. Victor Lubek thrown into the mix....

11/14/2004 01:09:03 AM
Friday, November 12, 2004
bees.art 11/12/2004 12:32:47 PM
New Yorker Cover of monkeys typing

more monkeys

11/12/2004 08:52:31 AM
Thursday, November 11, 2004
ea_spouse has the dirt on crappy employment practices at the used-to-be-cool software company Electronic Arts.
11/11/2004 02:31:28 PM
Wednesday, November 10, 2004

QT video of sticker-art-grafitti-activism in NYC.

Really, this touches too many bases to categorize....

11/10/2004 12:43:07 PM
Monday, November 08, 2004
coelecanth exhibits

Thanks, Ellen.

11/8/2004 11:39:21 AM
I've been sharkpupp'd!

sharkpup's variation

View my original.

11/8/2004 11:33:56 AM
Thursday, November 04, 2004
New photos (and photo-like objects) in Make It Snappy Seven and Eight:

leaves Trudy Trudy fake Gojira Dolly Tom Connor the radiant child big red head falling to pieces lights lights lights

11/4/2004 02:40:57 PM
TotL.net: Human Virus Scanner

Are you infected?

11/4/2004 01:43:53 PM
democracy.art 11/4/2004 11:59:33 AM
marriage.art 11/4/2004 08:47:28 AM
Wednesday, November 03, 2004
The Great Old Pumpkin.

Apologies for not posting this last week.

11/3/2004 02:57:59 PM
Target & Sanrio team-up for some Hello Kitty charity auctions.
11/3/2004 02:49:32 PM
Joi Ito is disappointed.

Well, he's right.

11/3/2004 02:45:59 PM
Tuesday, November 02, 2004
Cartoon Brew reviews various contenders.
11/2/2004 03:22:01 PM
vote.art 11/2/2004 02:32:16 PM
phone.art 11/2/2004 12:20:08 PM
r-e-s-p-e-c-t.art 11/2/2004 10:41:28 AM
Ftrain has brief story.
11/2/2004 09:49:03 AM
journalism.art 11/2/2004 09:41:40 AM
portrait by George Strassburger