Posts Tagged "awesome"

Someone Sent Me a Fidget Spinner!

It slowly dawned on me that someone sent this to me as a gift, though I have no idea who the sender might possibly be. Thank you, whoever you are, for this lovely little surprise on a random Thursday evening.

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The Goonies Coloring Adventure Book

I meant to do a more in-depth post, adding in screenshots from the movie alongside each illustration. But that was an ambitious idea, and I am a lazy man. So I’m mostly just going to post up the photos of the thing, without much commentary.

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Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen

“The beests have evolved dramatically over the years. They first learned to walk, and now have many mechanisms to keep them safe in storms and away from the rising tide. In time each beest outlives its evolutionary role and becomes part of Theo’s fossil record.”

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True Facts About The CuttleFish

“Despite its big brain and weird eyes, the cuttlefish is colorblind. Which is curious because it is a color magician of the deep. Like a lactose-intolerant cheesemaker, the cuttlefish is unaware of its own gifts.”

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Gems of Wikipedia

Gems of Wikipedia is an amazing Tumblr featuring fascinating entries on Wikipedia. I’ve only had the chance to browse a few entries, but I got utterly sucked in. It’s amazing.

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Network Effect: Your Time Here is Limited

“The videos activate our voyeurism, the sound recordings tempt us with secrets, and the data promises a kind of omniscience, but all of it is a mirage — there is no one here to watch, there is no secret to find, and the data, which seems to be so important, is actually absurd. In this sense, the project mirrors the experience of browsing the web – full of tantalizing potential, but ultimately empty of life.”

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