Category: "Silly"

Oversize Big Wheel trike

04/02/08 | by Adam | Categories: Technology, Silly
The first time I saw the picture of the archetypal child's trike at the top of this Gizmodo page, I didn't get it. It took a moment before the scale sunk in... (Via Gizmodo and UberReview) more »

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04/01/08 | by Adam | Categories: Technology, Silly, Canadian, Games, Calgary
No April Fools today*. more »

On Pedestals

03/31/08 | by Adam | Categories: Silly
It's always sad when one's heroes turn out to be not merely human but, to put it nicely, utter shits. I've been an SF fan for a long time and enjoyed authors like Orson Scott Card, Jerry Pournelle and Larry Niven. Jerry Pournelle was the first I soured… more »


03/28/08 | by Adam | Categories: Technology, Silly
This gadget serves no purpose whatsoever, but a freaking TARDIS-shaped MAME arcade box? Woo! (Via Wired) more »

The Playmobil Security Checkpoint

03/17/08 | by Adam | Categories: Silly
Gizmodo has more... (Original reference is here) more »

The problem with time travel

03/16/08 | by Adam | Categories: Technology, Silly
Yup: causality. Here's a brief primer from the physicists over at Irregular Webcomic. more »

"Can We Get A Napkin, Please"

03/15/08 | by Adam | Categories: Silly, YouTube
Unlike most of the Improv Anywhere performances which seem to be annoying -- funny, to be sure, but still at someone's expense -- their food court musical number is a classic. (Via BoingBoing) more »

The D&D Gateway Diagram

03/13/08 | by Adam | Categories: Silly
Nifty flowchart on the NYT's site about how D&D is the gateway to nerd-dom! (Via BoingBoing) more »

My girlfriend, assassin

03/12/08 | by Adam | Categories: Silly
There comes a point in every new relationship when your girlfriend wants to share a secret. So begin the retelling of an account where a photojournalist's girlfriend turned out to have a slightly chequered past. (Via Kottke) more »

Screen cleaner

03/10/08 | by Adam | Categories: Technology, Silly
Words fail me. more »

$140,000 gem-encrusted Hot Wheels diecast

02/28/08 | by Adam | Categories: Silly
Sometimes think that I need an "obscene" category when "silly" just doesn't cut it. I suppose I should be glad they they didn't deface one of their decent-looking models while creating this hideous monstrosity. (Via Gizmodo) more »

The English, she is hard.

02/26/08 | by Adam | Categories: Silly
I recently received an email with the following sentence: No one seems to want to say the "R" word out loud, but there are irrefutable signs that a recession may be looming When things are "irrefutable," one doesn't qualify them with a "may." more »

Contemporary Playmobil

02/22/08 | by Adam | Categories: Silly
Forget the Gizmodo story (although it is a follow up to something I linked to earlier); just look at the associated photo and try not to think "I want that set." more »

Why the Apple G4 Cube failed: cats!

02/21/08 | by Adam | Categories: Silly, Macintosh
Too bad he de-emphasized it as the reason in favour of cabling, but blogger bbum felt that one of the principal failings of Apple's G4 Cube was that of: having a flat topped, conveniently sized, surface on top of which things will be placed, will fall,… more »

Terrible box art for graphics card and motherboards

02/20/08 | by Adam | Categories: Technology, Silly
Anyone who has been into a computer components store in the last five years has seen these monstrosities: poorly rendered or airbrushed genre art (typically fantasy or science-fiction) placed prominently on a cardboard box that has nothing more… more »

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