Public pranksters and guerrilla actors, Improv Everywhere, have again befuddled many an unwitting New Yorker. Creators of the infamous fake U2 concert, as well as other public displays of joy and chaos (see: the comical suicide jumper or the equally laughable/amazing cell phone symphony), Improv Everywhere is continually generating projects that are subversive, thoughtful, and […]Read more "Dinosaurs Attack Starbucks: Improv Everywhere"
It’s that time of year again. A time when the greatest minds from around the globe share their ground-breaking research with the public. TED 2008 opened yesterday and the first talks are now showing up on the web. The highlight so far has to be Roy Gould’s talk on a new technology from Microsoft called […]Read more "WorldWide Telescope: Microsoft Expands Our Universe at TED"
Along with an obsession with energy drinks, I am also pretty fond of low-end, sugar saturated color drinks. The key here, is the word “color.” Purple drink. Red drink. Orange drink. You know what I’m talking about — those little cheap-ass juice barrels at the value grocery or the big gallon jugs of artificial sweetness […]Read more "OH YEAH!: Reebok Kicks Drink the Kool-Aid"
I thought this was an interesting nugget of political typographic positioning: “Unless you’ve been avoiding television, newspapers, and all other forms of mass media for the past few months, you’ve probably seen Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama’s “Change We Can Believe In” and “Stand for Change” banners. The typophiles among you have realized that the […]Read more "Blip Post: Gotham – Not Just For One Black Superhero"
Staring at the TV, drooling, while gulping down Jack LaLanne commercial after commercial, may soon be eclipsed as one of the most banal activities known to man. Enter: masturbation. No, I’m not talking about your run of the mill blush-when-your-mom-walks-in-on-you school boy stuff. I’m talking self stimulation in the 21st century, with electrodes. According to […]Read more "Electrical Stimulation: Automation Comes to Orgasm"
It’s one of those days. In the spirit of picking myself up from lethargic gloopiness (via caffeinated intervention), it seemed right time to drop an off-brand energy drink roundup. I’ll admit it, I love energy drinks. Even more than the taste (which can be repulsive — word to the wise, DON’T EVER, EVER try the […]Read more "Kitsch of the Day: Poundin’ Energy Drinks"
I heard an interesting interview on NPR while driving home today. Some scientists are arguing that we are entering a new geological epoch, characterized by human impact on the planet. The proposed name is the Anthropocene Epoch. The last 12,000 years have been classified as the Holocene Epoch. The scientists interviewed gave some examples of […]Read more "Times are a-Changin: The Anthropocene Epoch"