Posts filed under “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

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

Category: Weekend

Tracking New England Fall Foliage

Yes, there is a website for this: > click for updated map

Category: Travel, Weekend

Your Coffee Sucks!

Note:  I originally published this in 2004, but since it was orphaned at the old site, I figured I should bring it here. > I’ve been to your home or apartment. We’ve broken bread, drank some wine or beer, had a few laughs and a good time. Its getting late, and some caffeine would be…Read More

Category: Food and Drink, Weekend

Protect Insurance Companies PSA

Hollywood speaks out to help insurance companies: Protect Insurance Companies PSA from Will Ferrell

Category: Humor, Weekend