Posts filed under “Weekend”

Logorama

An animated short that re-imagines Los Angeles as a city made up of nothing but corporate branding, populates it entirely with corporate logos and mascots, and then sets Ronald McDonald loose on a profane and by all accounts enormous bloody rampage of gun violence.

Category: Weekend

Should have, would have, could have

The power of counterfactual reflection on life’s pivotal moments. According to new research by management professors Laura Kray and Philip Tetlock, counterfactual thinking — considering a ”turning point” moment in the past and alternate universes had it not occurred — heightens one’s perception of the moment as significant, and even fated. Armed with a sense…Read More

Category: Weekend

Google Opt Out Feature Lets Users Protect Privacy By Moving To Remote Village

Category: Humor, Web/Tech, Weekend

Officer Barbrady on Ayn Rand

How LOL is this: South Park Studios via Objectless Observations

Category: Humor, Really, really bad calls, Television, Weekend

Porsche 911 Hybrid

This is very cool:

“But in its experimental 911 GT3 R Hybrid test car, Porsche has taken a different tack toward energy conservation for racing. It uses an adaptation of the Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) technology first built into Formula 1 race cars.

Rather than a battery, that system is based on a flywheel, mounted where the passenger seat would normally sit and spinning at speeds up to 40,000 rpm, to capture energy reclaimed from braking.

At the press of a button, the flywheel releases its kinetic energy to power a generator that provides up to eight seconds of electricity to two 60-kilowatt electric motors in the front wheel hubs. The boost serves to maximize exit speed from a corner or to pass another car.”

That’s what I want for Valentines Day !

Video after the jump . . .

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Category: Weekend

John Mayer Has A TV Show

Stumbling around earching for the infamous John Mayer Playboy interview, I came across this — and I was very surprised! He is very, very funny: John Mayer Has A TV Show (VH1 )by Cehcw

Category: Music, Weekend

A Brief History of Pretty Much Everything

This is the final piece for my AS art course, a flipbook made entirely out of biro pens. It’s something like 2100 pages long, and about 50 jotter books. I’d say I worked on and off it for roughly 3 weeks. Song is French Cancan by Jaques Offenbach. Hat tip boingboing

Category: Weekend

36 songs that use the same 4 chords

http://thatvideosite.com/NTDp

Category: Music, Weekend

NPR Music Site Redesigned

I just noticed NPR’s music site has been thoroughly redesigned — great place to find all manner of interviews, bios, and music about a wide variety of artists: click for site

Category: Music, Web/Tech, Weekend

5 Most Expensive Pieces of Art

Alberto Giacometti: L’Homme qui marche I $104.3 million  (sculpture) Pablo Picasso’s Parisian boy smoking a pipe (painting) 1994 for $104.1 million Picasso Dora Maar au chat $95.2 million in 2006 auction Gustav Klimt Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer II $87.9 million Francis Bacon’s Triptych $86.3 million in 2008. Hat tip CNN/Money.com

Category: Intellectual Property, Weekend