Archives: 2010 September

Archive for September, 2010

Good Quotations: Patton Oswalt

“I think a lot of the problems we’ve been experiencing come from the fact that no one embraces the miracle and amazement of the present. So many people — steampunks, fundamentalists, hippies, neocons, anti-immigration advocates — feel like there was a better time to live in. They think the present is degraded, faded, and drab. That our world has lost some sort of “spark” or “basic value system” that, if you so much as skim history, you’ll find was never there. Even during the time of the Greeks, there were masses of people lamenting the passing of some sort of “golden age.” But I’d never go back and live in any other time than teetering on tomorrow; this is the greatest time to be alive.”

Good Friends

Mark Twain: Hey Tesla, what’s your favorite kind of ship?

Nikola Tesla: Freindship.

Tesla and Twain! Who knew?

Oh Those Crazy Marmots

Three German Shepherds Walk into A Bar…

First one says: A squirt, please.

Goodosphere Tells A Joke: Lettuce

Thinking Outside The Burbs

The suburbs have been on the tip of a lot of tongues lately. Thanks to Arcade Fire’s top-selling meditation and quasi-revolutionary music video, at least a couple of people are mulling over past and present connections to cookie-cutter houses, pool parties, and strip malls.

While we’re on the subject, I propose that we take greater chances in sprawl. In my experience, developers utilize every last available piece of land to create a grid of profitable properties, but would advocating for more public space and greenery create more cohesive communities? Probably.

Nestled within an otherwise unremarkable lot of middle-class dwellings in the town of Brøndby, Denmark is this gem:


View Larger Map

Not only is this patchwork of crop-circlesque mini-communities fetching to extraterrestrial life forms, but it’s a reminder that we’re human after all. We prefer progress to stagnation; we’re unflagging in our desire for space, freedom, and spontaneous games of frisbee golf. Three cheers for circular thinking.

Cat's Out Of The Bag Box

Cat's Out Of the box

Latitude Water Projection

Video taken from the Latitude Arts and Music Festival in Suffolk.


Water Projection Show
Uploaded by vincente. – Watch original web videos.

The Beautiful Universe

CATS! CATS! AFFORDABLE SKANDINAVIAN DESIGN! CATS!

In an effort to sell a few more POÄNG chairs Ikea recently released 100 cats into one of its UK stores. Then they proceeded to film the results and package it into a well-shot, feel-good commercial.

Bonus behind the scenes footage here.

Double bonus, this classic Spike Jonze Ikea ad.