Archive for August, 2009

Dead Presidents Everywhere

Via visualeconomics.com (natch) comes this startling display of my moneys and yours. Hundred dollar bills are rarely used by the proletariat, yeh? Workers of the world, unite! (discreetly cashes unemployment check)

Sky May Be

If patience you have, watch through it you must.

This Article Only Needs One Line Quoted

An executive for an anti-animal cruelty group says her 16-year-old blind and deaf dog died after she accidentally left him in her hot car for four hours.”

Song of the Moment: In Loving Memory

In Loving Memory” by Modeselektor

Glen Beck Can’t Spell

Uggggggggggh that slows my brain waves down to a geriatric pulse. This man is on national television. He has multiple bestselling books. He has his own comedy tour. All this, with the cognitive prowess of a pre-teen. Outstanding.

First Artificial Life Within Months

Holy noise. Read this sucka, sucka. From the Telegraph:

“Scientists could create the first new form of artificial life within months after a landmark breakthrough in which they turned one bacterium into another.

In a development that has triggered unease and excitement in equal measure, scientists in the US took the whole genetic makeup – or genome – of a bacterial cell and transplanted it into a closely related species.

…The scientists want to create new kinds of bacterium to make new types of bugs which can be used as green fuels to replace oil and coal, digest toxic waste or absorb carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.

But this pioneering research also triggers unease about the limits of science and the inevitable fears about “playing god,” as well as raising the spectre that this technology could one day be abused to create a new generation of bioweapons.”

The Human Motion Sculptures of Thomas Flair

See more of Thomas’ work here.

Enigmata

An incredibly-responsive time-sucking space shooter from Newgrounds. Follows the happy flash trope of giving you loads of shit to buy and upgrade. Look at the screen shot up there – look at all those little boxes and varied colors. They’re bounding off the screen! What a sucker punch of a game.

Republicans Want To Kill Smokey the Bear and Starve Your Children

Not hyperbole. From the Washington Post:

“Michael Steele, chairman of the Republican National Committee, this week revealed a secret Republican plan that would end up eliminating all federal farm subsidies; closing down Yellowstone and Yosemite national parks; selling off the interstate highway system; and canceling Head Start, subsidized school lunches and the entire college loan program

…Steele’s stunning announcement brings the conservative strategy of “starving the beast” to a new level. Under the guise of protecting the elderly, Republicans hope to realize their dream of eliminating half a dozen Cabinet agencies, firing tens of thousands of government workers and ending government regulation as we know it.”

It Takes A Really Long Time To Get In This Robot

The fuel costs for the transport vehicles forced Doctor Hero Helper to cut staff by 60%.