Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Star Wars Misters: Really?

From the "slap a Yoda on it" branch of Lucasfilm Licensing, comes these "compact, cool" Star Wars misters.

Does anyone else feel this is an un-needed branded product?

[Wireless Catalog]

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Hat Etiquette

As one who enjoys wearing a hat, I find it difficult to maintain the proper etiquette in the modern, relatively hatless world. By even the loosest interpretations of hat etiquette the hat is not worn inside and especially not at the table. Since one does not spend a lot of time sauntering down the avenue in the modern world, the hat spends less time on the head then is enjoyable. It is worn from the house to the car, from the car to the venue, and back. In the interim, it is sitting in ones lap or held in ones hand.

The decline of daily hat wearing by the boomer generation means a decline in hatcheck rooms, hatcheck girls, and hat racks. This means some often creative and awkward stashing of ones chapeau. Even after balancing a porkpie between my knees for a rather long and cramped dinner, I never thought of putting it on my foot. Given the included instructions in this photograph, it is a common problem among new hat owners.

Engrish hat instructions
more the engrish

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Guitar hero on a bike

This video makes a great counterpoint to anyone who thinks games like Guitar Hero don't promote real world skills.

Being awesome is a skill.

Friday, November 14, 2008

David Lynch on the iPhone

This is an interesting short from David Lynch bemoning the trend of watching art through the wrong format. It was a clip from the Inland Empire limited edition DVD that someone spoofed into a backhanded iPhone commercial. He drops the F-bomb, so adjust your volume accordingly.

The interesting collision of the iPhone and Youtube has created a series of videos that simultaneously support Lynch's point, and show that the device has its own unique art forms.

I think it is interesting that people will gladly watch tiny, pixelated, and compressed movies online. It shows that quality and unique content can outweigh screen resolution and sound quality.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Slashboing Election Night coverage

Here is the Slashboing Election Night Coverage. This is the best I can I do with my current operating budget.


Obama is the projected winner with 284 electoral votes. That calls for one thing.


Monday, November 03, 2008

John Williams a cappella tribute

Lip syncing to the vocal sylings of Moosebutter, Youtube user ApprenticeA creates a great tribute video to Star Wars and John Williams.

Lets watch!