Posts filed under “Weekend”

Star Trek Meets Monty Python

This is why YouTube even exists:

Category: Film, Humor, Television, Weekend

Owl City “Fireflies”

Death Cab for Cutie Postal Service meets Ryan Adams: > Owl City Music Or: Owl City MySpace Read the Owl City story here: Owl City’s success jumps from web to stage, sales > Bob Lefsetz: I needed to take a shower. Some things are immutable. You’ve got to show up for appointments on time. But…Read More

Category: Music, Weekend

Fantastic Photos of our Solar System

In the past decade, extraordinary space missions have discovered new features of the Sun, the planets and their moons. The Cassini spacecraft, which is now orbiting Saturn, looked back toward the eclipsed Sun and saw a view unlike any other. The rings of Saturn light up so much that new rings were discovered. Saturnian moons…Read More

Category: Science, Weekend

Carl Sagan – Glorious Dawn (ft Stephen Hawking)

A musical tribute to two great men of science. Carl Sagan and his cosmologist companion Stephen Hawking present: A Glorious Dawn – Cosmos remixed. Almost all samples and footage taken from Carl Sagan’s Cosmos and Stephen Hawking’s Universe series. Cosmos Remixed

Category: Science, Weekend

Bugatti 16 C Galibier

Now this is a badass looking 4 door saloon: > check out the split rear window, circa ’63 vette Interior: Check out the tail: 8 Pipes! The 4 door gives it an odd profile: Especially when compared to the Veyron: photos via Classic Driver > Video > video hat tip: via World Car Fans

Category: Weekend

William Safire: How to Read a Column

When I was a kid, my father challenged me to read the NYT as an exercise. My response: Bor-ing! Years later, he extended the challenge to William Safire’s Sunday NYT Magazine columns, On Language. Good scribes learn early on that half of writing is extensive reading: I credit Safire with expanding my vocabulary, and teaching…Read More

Category: Weekend

Dear Lily

heh heh: boingboing: Lily Allen’s anti-piracy rant has made her notorious among copyfighters, who have subjected her site and her words to close scrutiny, discovering that Allen’s website is chock-a-block with infringing scans of newspaper articles, infringing mix-tapes (even the rant she posted was lifted from Techdirt). Her all-caps responses (“I THINK ITS QUITE OVIOUS…Read More

Category: Music, Weekend

Honda’s U3-X Unicycle

Looks like a single wheel segway: Honda has developed a new personal mobility technology, U3-X. It is a compact experimental device that fits comfortably between the riders legs, to provide free movement in all directions just as in human walking forward, backward, side-to-side, and diagonally. Honda will continue research and development of the device including…Read More

Category: Technology, Weekend

COMBO a collaborative animation by Blu and David Ellis

A collaborative animation by Blu and David Ellis blu, 2009 produced by studio cromie made at Fame festival 2009 see also http://www.blublu.org http://www.daivdellis.org

Category: Weekend

Jackson Pollock’s Hidden Name?

Did the Abstract Expressionist hide his name amid the swirls and torrents of a legendary 1943 mural? That is the case an art historian makes for a signature gesture: > click for interactive photo > > Source: Decoding Jackson Pollock Henry Adams Smithsonian magazine, October 2009 http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/Decoding-Jackson-Pollock.html

Category: Weekend