Posts filed under “Weekend”

Homemade Flying Hovercraft


New Zealander Rudy Heeman has been showing off his latest garage invention – a hovercraft which takes off at 70kmh. . Follow us on twitter at

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SNL Presidents: Consumer Financial Protection Agency

Barack Obama gets a surprise visit in the night from ex-Presidents Bush Sr., Bush Jr., Clinton, Ford, Reagan and Carter to get a few pointers about the Consumer Financial Protection Agency and why it’s so important. Funny or Die’s Presidential Reunion from Will Ferrell, Chevy Chase, Ron Howard, Jim Carrey, Fred Armisen, Darrell Hammond, Dan…Read More

Category: Regulation, Weekend

Daniel Kahneman: The riddle of experience vs. memory

Daniel Kahneman is an eminence grise for the Freakonomics crowd. In the mid-1970s, with his collaborator Amos Tversky, he was among the first academics to pick apart exactly why we make “wrong” decisions. In their 1979 paper on prospect theory, Kahneman and Tversky examined a simple problem of economic risk. And rather than stating the…Read More

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Make it Rain – Bank of America

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c

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The State of The Internet

Nice set of data: JESS3 / The State of The Internet from Jesse Thomas on Vimeo.

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10 things you didn’t know about orgasm

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Olympic Pictograms Through the Ages

Steven Heller traces the evolution of the tiny symbols for each Olympic sport since their appearance in 1936. Source: NYT

Category: Sports, Weekend

30 Rock: The Hot Box with Avery Jessup

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Movie Bloopers — “Breakdowns” — of 1936

The Warner Bros. annual blooper reel for 1936. Featuring Humphrey Bogart, Joe E. Brown, James Cagney, Bette Davis, Kay Francis, Leslie Howard, Paul Lukas, Barton MacLane, Fredric March, Paul Muni, Pat O’Brien, Claude Rains, Edward G. Robinson, Warren William, etc. Film was expensive then and stoppages were costly. Film now is the least of the…Read More

Category: Film, Weekend

Spyker Now Owns Saab

Spyker Cars is now the proud owner of Saab. And according to the news release from G.M., the wind down of Saab’s operations is over: “This transaction represents the successful outcome of months of hard work and intense negotiations, all aimed at securing a sustainable future for this unique brand, and we are pleased with…Read More

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