Posts filed under “Weekend”

IOC Copyright Idiocy Drives Company to Poetry

UVEX, the ski goggle maker, got a nastygram from an Olympics Committee IP lawyer, forbidding them from using any images — or even mentioning — that gold medal winner Lindsey Vonn uses their equipment.

Blonde Who Uses Our Stuff Wins Downhill (Last Name Rhymes With “Bonn”)

There once was a lawyer from the IOC,
who called us to protect “intellectual property.”

“During the Olympics”, she said with a sneer
“your site can’t use an Olympian’s name even if they use your gear.”

“No pictures, no video, no blog posts can be used…”
Even if they are old? “No!”, she enthused.

While Olympians chase gold the IOC pursues green.
Cough up millions, or your logo cannot be seen . . .


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Category: Intellectual Property, Sports, Weekend


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

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