Everything in the 'Asides' category
Truly one of the most remarkable careers in show business.
Instead of “I will get back to you…love, kristin” it makes me say, “I will get back baby bad balls to you…love cretin”
Rudy Ray Moore, master of the obscene, rhyming insult/threat died yesterday in Akron, Ohio at age 81.
With the impending financial collapse of the anti-Bush tchotchke market, bumperstickered Subaru owners and political punsters everywhere are going to be wondering: what’s next?
Via Gizmodo Chris Matthews and the CNBC crew did their best to report last night’s vice presidential debate between Biden and Palin, but it appears that a rogue squadron of...
Frank Kozik’s brightly colored toy smoking rabbit for Paul Budnitz’s Kidrobot typifies the intersection between graphic design and product design. Is it a product design, graphic design, or art?
A horde of incognito Transformers disguised as gargoyles are lying in wait—ready to take over downtown Portland.
Paul Neave’s Neave TV has ruined my plans for being productive this afternoon.
Finally! Moo will be doing standard-size business cards.
A victimless crime? No way.
Soul Train on crack cocaine.
Future Shock was filmed in the pre TBS studios of WTCG in Atlanta. It could have been lost forever...
It's funny because it's true.
Sounds like a safe assumption to me.
Anyone have a ffffound invite for me?
Design Police: Bring bad design to justice. nice.
Wikipedia turns 7 years old today. Happy b-day!
Free anti-malware software, Threatfire from PC Tools.
L'art du silence is quieter still. Marcel Marceau died yesterday at age 84. RIP, Bip.
RIP Merv Griffin. The man created Jeopardy!. Lot's of other things, too. But that's good enough for me.
Video: How To Pull A Van Uphill (with Only A Rope) â€“ via Condition Yellow
Faceball: your face, our balls â€“ Faceball begins sweeping the nation. I think the size of my noze places me at a distinct disadvantage.
Broadcast legend Tom Snyder died at his home yesterday from complications of leukemia.
One thing I never think while on public transportation: “I should cut my toenails…right now.” Witness the horror of Merlin Mann’s Mortifying MUNI Movie
PDX: It’s about time. I’ve missed seeing movies in the park more than anything.
Inspired by the designer’s mother being frustrated with e-mail and computers, 22 Pop is a portable typewriter that sends and receives email. Very nice.
Walk Score calculates the “walkability” of an address by locating nearby stores, restaurants, schools, parks, etc. Our place in PDX scores slightly lower than back in Mpls, but not by...
Buckyballs, fullerenes, and inkjet-printable solar cells.
Osama Team Hunger Force. Nice video response to the silliness in Boston from College Humor.
Dead Sodas. Orbitz, Surge, Crystal Pepsi, the list goes on.
Kuka Juke Bot, the Robotic DJ. Interactive installation piece. Industrial robots and LPs. Yeah.
The Death by Caffeine calculator will tell you how much of your preferred caffeinated beverage you can ingest before you get dead. (I can have 3 more cups of coffee...
Press conference video of Boston Mooninite ad pranksters. Beautiful. (The silliness of Fox News continues to astound.)
RIP James Brown. We’ll miss you godfather.
The Little Chimp Society has a nice lil interview with Von Glitschka.
soma fm has “Xmas in Frisko” streaming for the holidays. The annual eclectic, irreverent holiday broadcast. May not be suitable for all ages!
My Twinn, the “just like me doll”. Now, one of these would just freak me out. What a wonderful way to encourage solid narcissistic skills early in childhood.
Ninjawords – a fast online dictionary
A really fast dictionary… fast like a ninja.
Jello Biafra speaking on Net Neutrality and the COPE Act. [YouTube]
Who knew he was born with the Ukrainian name Volodymyr Palanyuk? Who knew he was a pro boxer and bomber pilot? I didn’t. Jack Palance died today of natural causes...
Ed Bradley has died. One of my favorite new reporters growing up. “You can work hard to sharpen your talent, to get better at whatever it is that you do,...
I won’t be going on and on about the election. I will say woo hoo, though!
VOTE411.org has location-specific voting info. Now go vote.
Frank Black stopped by the Current studios to play a few songs and chat with Mary Lucia. Superb quality mp3 stream of the segment after the jump. (He’s playing the...
We vote by mail in Oregon, but I still walked my ass down to cast my vote at the public library. It just seemed a little anticlimactic to mail the...
The totally revamped 4th edition of the FontBook: Digital Typeface Compendium is ready. I need a spare $99. Damn, I’m a nerd.
soma fm has a new channel for Halloween called “Doomed”. Dark and scary industrial-inspired music for tortured souls.
Control—the Ian Curtis Film—finally has an official site. (Includes mailing list for production updates)
As I start thinking about what I’d like to brew this spring and summer, this cache of beer logos in vector format should provide a fair amount of inspiration for...
Threadbared is all loaded up with vintage fashion ads, craft book photos and such. (and all appropriate comments) Things Never To Do Under Any Circumstances is one that nearly made...