Steampunk Guitar

January 27, 2009 at 4:54 pm (art, music, neat things) (, )

Check out this steampunk-styled guitar, made by one Mark Dalzell for the 2008 Jersey City Artists Studio Tour. Awesome! I wonder if it’s really playable, and how it might sound if it is…

Via Brass Goggles.

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Miniature Pennywell Pigs

January 24, 2009 at 12:26 pm (movies/video/clips) ()

OMG.

WANT. So much.

Via Zooillogix.

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’90s Flashback #28

January 24, 2009 at 12:00 pm ('90s flashbacks, movies/video/clips, music)

“Missing,” by Everything But The Girl.

Hey, she has my haircut.

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Happy, Not Satisfied

January 21, 2009 at 1:13 pm (movies/video/clips, politics)

Jay Smooth:

Well said, Jay. Well said.

Via Bastard Logic.

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Good Morning, Good Day!

January 20, 2009 at 4:52 pm (amazing things, politics) ()

It was unspeakably grand to wake up this morning to a new president. Smiles, smiles, smiles! Some relief…

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Car Fumes and Lightning

January 19, 2009 at 12:05 pm (environment, frightening things)

The New Scientist offers new information about the relationship between car exhaust and lightning strikes, which is best illustrated during the work week when there is the most commuting.

In the south-eastern states, lightning strikes increased with pollution by as much as 25 per cent during the working week. The moist, muggy air in this region creates low-lying clouds with plenty of space to rise and generate the charge needed for an afternoon thunderstorm.

Surprisingly, the effect was not strongest within big cities with high pollution, but in the suburbs and rural areas surrounding them. “There is a misconception that if you get away from cities, you get away from the pollution. Actually, it follows you for hundreds of miles,” says Rosenfeld, who presented the research at the American Geophysical Union meeting in December.

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Legoland’s Mini Inauguration Celebration

January 17, 2009 at 6:05 pm (neat things, politics) (, )

For the next few days, California’s Legoland theme park will be celebrating Obama’s inauguration with a very detailed miniature lego model of the event to come, complete with over a thousand tiny attendees and plastic accommodations. Here’s a short video about it which I found at List of Now, via Feministe:

Fun!

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’90s Flashback #27

January 17, 2009 at 12:00 pm ('90s flashbacks, movies/video/clips, music)

“Stay,” by Lisa Loeb.

I had this song on cassette when I was about five. I think it was the first piece of pop music I liked.

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Jewelry by Melanie Bilenker

January 16, 2009 at 12:12 pm (art, neat things) (, )

Melanie Bilenker makes jewelry which depict ordinary, elegant scenes using individual strands of hair. Check it out.

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’90s Flashback #26

January 10, 2009 at 12:00 pm ('90s flashbacks, movies/video/clips, music)

“Two Princes,” by Spin Doctors.

Embedding is disabled, but I thought it was worth it to link.

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