Each Wednesday, I post some of my favorite can't-miss links, images, and otherwise mindblowing goodies from across the web.
Sad Stuff on the Street is a new photo blog featuring...sad stuff on the street. These are no plastic bag, elegantly floating against a stone wall, lilting in the wind. These are, presumably, actual dropped scoops of ice cream, lost toys, and misplaced personal items.
Fascinating stuff.… read more
One awesome DIY, unique, guy-leaning project? Certainly worthy of a mention. But a roundup of a solid twenty-one by the inimitable Wired mag?
Well, I dunno, but it's way cool and you should check it… read more
Did you know there are no less than four superheroes with the ability to "stretch and elongate body?" Or that there's at least two heroes with "Shazam!-based" powers, or a dude that can shoot glue all over his enemies?!
You would, of course, if you took a look at "The Illustrious Omnibus of Super Powers," a new infochart from… read more
I'ma go out on a limb here, and say that knowing how to solder is an essential skill for any creative person. Make no mistake: I know nothing about capacitors and breadboards, nor programming or arduinos. In fact, part of the reason I founded ManMade was to complement that version of the maker/hacker website by bringing in less tech-heavy approaches to creativity.
But, regardless of whether or not I'm ever gonna build a robot (I'm not), I think knowing how to solder is super important for DIY projects. Making a lamp from plumbing pipes really benefits from knowing your wires are gonna stay together inside the thing; just this weekend, I retrieved my first "grownup" instrument - a Peavey Fury bass guitar in all its 1994 red/white glory - from a family member who'd borrowed it years ago, thinking it broken, and I fixed it just by soldering some ground wires that had come loose.
It is, as this free downloable comic book from Andie's Log… read more
Back of a Webpage imagines what's going on on the otherside of your favorite webpage.… read more
One day, I will own a lathe, and I will turn my own handmade chess set from maple and walnut. Or, perhaps I'll learn how to carve wood, and whip up a handcarved buncha trolls and goblins taking each other on.
Until then, I think this rolled paper chess set is pretty brilliant. Oh, and FYI - I suck at… read more
Tonight is Passover, which makes this Thursday "Maundy Thursday," the celebration of the "last supper." This event has been most famously recorded by Leonardo Da Vinci as a buncha dudes sitting on one side of a super long table. [Fun fact, it's likely that they were lying on their sides in a square, in order of status. Neat, huh?]
So, while Leonardo's version is most famous, it's also dead wrong. So, since it's so historically unlikely, and obviously an artistic interpretation, why not have a little fun with it.
You know, by depicting the disciples as Lucha Libre wrestlers and painting the whole thing on skateboards. Yeah, that… read more
So, I guess the first item of buisness is: yes, there's a penis museum. Sigurdur Hjartarson runs the Phallological Museum in the tiny Icelandic fishing town of Husavik, known for its whale watching and, well, the fact that it has a penis museum.
Since its founding in 1974, it's reguarly brought thousands of visitors each year, with its "170-centimeter (67-inch) sperm whale penis preserved in formaldehyde, lampshades made from bull testicles and what the museum described as an "unusually big" penis bone from a Canadian walrus." But, despite its success over the last thirty-five years, it's still lacked one essential specimen: a human… read more
What's better than ice cream? Ice cream served in an edible chocolate bowl.
And what's better than ice cream served in an edible chocolate bowl? Why, one you made yourself, of course!… read more