Posts filed under “Weekend”

America’s Rich Are Falling Behind The Super-Rich

Mark Thoma reminds me that I posted this back in 2007:

In The Know: Are America’s Rich Falling Behind The Super-Rich?

Category: Humor, Weekend

New 1966 Batmobile for Sale: $150k

Fiberglass Freaks’ have available for purchase officially licensed 1966 BATMOBILE Replica $150k. Is the car just a prop? Absolutely not! Whether you stay with the rebuilt Ford 460 motor, or elect to enjoy the power of a brand new GM 350 crate engine, your car will have plenty of get up and go. Yes, our cars have working headlights,…Read More

Category: Weekend

Life, Inc.

Relative to yesterday’s commentary (The Left Right Paradigm is Over: Its You vs. Corporations), is this Douglas Rushkoff commentary. I disagree with some of it — you don’t have to sell out to succeed — but its thought provoking nonetheless: In Life Inc., award-winning writer, documentary filmmaker, and scholar Douglas Rushkoff traces how corporations went…Read More

Category: Weekend


Our earlier commentary (The Left Right Paradigm is Over: Its You vs. Corporations) reminded me of this political cartoon:

Category: Weekend

Journalism in the Age of Data

How journalists are coping with a flood of information by borrowing data visualization techniques from computer scientists, researchers and artists.

Full Stanford University project info here.


Journalism in the Age of Data from geoff mcghee on Vimeo.


Hat tip Flowing Data

Category: Data Analysis, Financial Press, Video, Weekend

José Vicente Concept: Solaris Sun System

The Solaris is a sustainable sun shading system designed by industrial designer José Vicente. The system has been conceptualized to provide a new working/leisure space that allows individuals to work in the open air at any place of their choice. The Solaris sun shading system is equipped with photovoltaic panels allowing users to charge their…Read More

Category: Energy, Technology, Weekend

Steven Johnson: Where Good Ideas Come From

I love that he lifted RSI’s animated approach: Beginning with Charles Darwin’s first encounter with the teeming ecosystem of the coral reef and drawing connections to the intellectual hyperproductivity of modern megacities and to the instant success of YouTube, Johnson shows us that the question we need to ask is, What kind of environment fosters…Read More

Category: Science, Weekend

New Lotus Elite

Nice! The rear-wheel-drive 2+2 prototype has a 5.0-litre front-mid-mounted V8 engine delivering 611bhp and 720Nm of torque, which should enable the 1650kg car to accelerate to 62mph in something between 3.5 and 3.7 seconds. via Classic Driver

Category: Weekend

World’s Scariest Job

The sickest thing you will watch this weekend:

Category: Weekend

Things People Say On Their Deathbed #47

via Gaping Void

Category: Humor, Web/Tech, Weekend