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Archive for May, 2007

13 May, 2007

Coke. Pop. Soda.

Posted by: Dave In: Food & Drink

What do you call carbonated beverages? This is an interesting study that mapped the regional differences we all have for the same sugary beverage.  So what do you call it?  I grew up calling it “soda” in Pennsylvania, but that state seems to be divided – “soda” on the Philadelphia side and “pop” on the […]

12 May, 2007

Mmm carbonite

Posted by: Dave In: DIY|Film|Food & Drink

Somewhere out there a chocolate Chewbacca just howled sadly.  This is possibly the coolest candybar I have ever seen. The link below takes you to a site where you can learn how to make your own “Han Solo frozen in carbonite” candybar. Link (via BoingBoing)

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10 May, 2007

LCD Soundsystem

Posted by: Dave In: Music

For some crazy reason, I cannot stop playing this song. The song is called “Someone Great” by LCD Soundsystem off their album “Sound of Silver” and it is pretty catchy. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] I blame the Daubs for this case of I-can’t-get-this-song-out-of-my-head. -Dave

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09 May, 2007

Hello my fellow monkeys

Posted by: Dave In: Current Affairs|Film|Philosophy

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What’s that line about the one-legged man in an ass-kicking contest? Or was it the long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs? Regardless of the cheesy analogy, I’ve been slammed at work over the past few days. My boss is out of town and so is one of my designers. Funny enough, this […]

07 May, 2007

Wisdom from Carl Sagan

Posted by: Dave In: Communication|Misc

“It is of interest to note that while some dolphins are reported to have learned English — up to fifty words used in correct context — no human being has been reported to have learned dolphinese.” – Carl Sagan

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06 May, 2007

Smooth move Einstein!

Posted by: Dave In: Film|Humor

Report: 70 Percent Of All Praise Sarcastic

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06 May, 2007

Laser-guided scissors

Posted by: Dave In: Design|Weird

When you need to make sure your daughter’s global warming shoe-box diorama is cut to perfection – you need these laser-guided scissors. Whatever happened to the dull, rubber-coated, left-handed scissors I had to use as a kid to cut my hand-shaped Thanksgiving turkey with? You kids have it easy these days. -Dave

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02 May, 2007

Best headline ever

Posted by: Dave In: Health|Science

Erectile dysfunction probed with engineering tool Like a column collapsing under the burden of a heavy roof, erectile dysfunction is a classical mechanical engineering problem, says a US urologist. Using mathematical models of penis geometry and hydrostatic pressure, doctors can predict when penises will fail – and in which vagina – he says. Apparently this […]

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I subscribe to a fantastically good podcast called the Sound of Young America by Jesse Thorn (podcast feed, iTunes subscription, archive).  Jesse posted a link on his blog at MaximumFun.org to a great interview Bill Moyers conducted with John Stewart.  It is quite long (33+ minutes) but it’s well worth it.  If you have a […]


  • Dave: Not sure, Bryan, but I'd love to know where Craig lives.
  • Bryan Hanks: What city were those in?
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  • epiphenita: Like Tom Waits without the music.
  • epiphenita: Reminds me of my good friend's artwork: http://victoriacarlson.blogspot.com/2009/06/untitled.html
  • Dave: I think someone should make some dance music from those "WHOAHs."
  • epiphenita: Oh, Dave. That was tonic to my soul. Perfect. I vote for an exorcism.
  • Dave: Hmm, looks sober to me.
  • Scott: I'm thinking that the guy with the hat might have had a drink or two before this picture was taken. Just a hunch...
  • Scott: There's a roleplaying scenario just waiting to be written based on these pictures. :-)


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