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May 28, 2009

Don’t Lose Your Head Part 2 Old Film 1895

Okay, the first time I saw this I was disturbed.


Four Reasons I Decided to Post It

1. It's from the Library of Congress -- it must be real, right?

2. Then I remembered Mary was executed several hundred years before film was invented.

3. I discovered on further examination that this is part of a catalogue of historical recreations.

4. If you haven't seen the movie "Seven", wait until the end of the movie and you'll get the connection. Heads up -- when I saw "Seven" I felt ill. I told friends in the line for the next show not to go see it!! But how can you resist Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman? I checked IMBD and my head was spinning -- I guess I had blocked out that Gwyneth Paltrow was the wife.
Posted By: gdanea | Date: Thu May 28, 2009 | Comments (2)

May 27, 2009

What Can’t You Do with Legos

Designer Nils Völker, from Berlin, built a drawing Lego robot that tracks and records eye movement of it's visitors. Hanging from the ceiling and positioned over a pile of paper, the robot makes one dot wherever the visitor looks. It's an experimental exhibit that explores how different people see the same thing in a different way. The exhibit will be on display in Eindhoven, Netherlands until June 14th. Fabrik

Drawing Robot at the MU, Eindhoven, Netherlands from Nils Völker on Vimeo.

Posted By: mdb777 | Date: Wed May 27, 2009 | Comments (4)
Category: Art, Design and Designers

Inventions of Buckminster Fuller, Part 3: The Dymaxion Map

This one is somewhat simpler than Bucky's other innovations, but no less impressive.

More in extended >>
Posted By: fyshstyxx | Date: Wed May 27, 2009 | Comments (5)
Category: Education, Inventions, Science

Woman said “bite me” and the cop did


Hartford Courant
Posted By: hickory_johnson | Date: Wed May 27, 2009 | Comments (5)

Funky Space!

Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed May 27, 2009 | Comments (1)
Category: Fashion, Music, 1970's, Yesterday's Tomorrows


June 2009 will mark the 50th anniversary of the Disneyland Monorail System. Let's all let out a lusty cheer for the mass-transportation breakthrough of the future which is always and forever just around the corner of feasibility. Maybe you'd even like to join THE MONORAIL SOCIETY to celebrate.

Or listen to this:

Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed May 27, 2009 | Comments (4)
Category: Fairs, Amusement Parks, and Resorts, Futurism, Music, Technology, Cartoons, 1950's, Yesterday's Tomorrows

May 26, 2009

Don’t Lose Your Head part 1 Old Film from 1898

Early filmmakers like George Melies used the novelty of film to astound audiences with seemingly impossible tricks. This will still not prepare you for the second entry which I will post tommorrow. Check out the other early films created over 100 years ago -- some much more clever than our attempts today.

Hints for tomorrow -- it's not a Melies clip and is probably not safe for work.

Remember -- don't lose your head!!
Posted By: gdanea | Date: Tue May 26, 2009 | Comments (1)

Medical science gone mad!

Where will it end? Won't someone think of the gummi bears?
Posted By: shadowkat | Date: Tue May 26, 2009 | Comments (3)

Your Daily Loser & Jury Duty for May 26th

Your Daily Loser - Romeo Montillano, of San Diego, California, wanted to be a cop more than anything. Well, almost. Apparently he wanted to be a burglar more. The Story.

Jury Duty - No good deed shall go unpunished! 81 year-old James Stacy of Akron, Ohio, has been charged with criminal damaging after he took a pickaxe and a broom to a pothole in front of his driveway to clear debris. One of Mr. Stacy's neighbors summed up the situation pretty well when she said, "I think this whole thing is asinine." The Story.
Posted By: Nethie | Date: Tue May 26, 2009 | Comments (1)
Category: Crime, Your Daily Jury Duty, Your Daily Loser, Goofs and Screw-ups

Professor Music’s Weird Links

Still no cure for cancer -- I'm sorry, I have to go debug the toilet . . .
[for those who want to 'Tweet' about . . . . everything . . . in their life]

The Japanese have a wonderful relationship with their manholes.

Even if your pet is not one of the World's Richest, they can still fly First Class.
Posted By: Professor Music | Date: Tue May 26, 2009 | Comments (1)
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