Category: "Silly"

Transparent desktop pictures

02/16/08 | by Adam | Categories: Silly
The concept is cool: take a picture of the space behind your computer, place it appropriately onscreen, and then take another photo of the result so that it looks as if the screen isn't there. It's entirely impractical, but it does look great. (Via… more »
 

They know their market

02/11/08 | by Adam | Categories: Technology, Silly
PocketGear just sent out an email advertising one of their regular promotions. It was (as one might expect for this week) Valentine's Day themed. The kicker was in the title of the email: Subject: Spending Valentine's Day Alone? Try Astraware… more »
 

Some more interesting print adverts

02/10/08 | by Adam | Categories: Silly
As the the title says. I'm not sure all of them were actual adverts so much as people's concepts though. (Via Kottke) more »
 

TSA requires cables to be XRayed separately

02/07/08 | by Adam | Categories: Silly, American
I never really did like flying and it's getting progressively worse dealing with American airports. It shouldn't be too long until my entire carry-on luggage is composed of smaller bags to be run through security independently. While traveling this… more »
 

That ol' "fish & bicycle" thing

02/06/08 | by Adam | Categories: Silly
Submitted with no further comment. more »
 

The incompatible triad of foods

02/03/08 | by Adam | Categories: Silly
When you mix mathematicians with foodies, you get some strange problems. This one for example: Can you find three foods such that all three do not go together (by any reasonable definition of foods "going together") but every pair of them does go… more »
 

Eight celebrities you didn't know were geeks

01/20/08 | by Adam | Categories: Silly
Ok, I did know about Vin Diesel but that's about it. more »
 

And you thought a 14 oz steak was filling...

01/19/08 | by Adam | Categories: Silly
So, how about some utterly ridiculous dishes from the US to make you feel quite nauseous... more »
 

Apple unveils the world's thinnest laptop case

01/17/08 | by Adam | Categories: Silly, Macintosh
Gizmodo pulls a funny. It probably makes more sense if you saw video of Steve Jobs' keynote from Macworld. (Via Midtoad) more »
 

Sleeve faces

01/14/08 | by Adam | Categories: Silly
Ah, the internets. Home of the imaginative, wonderful and bizarre. Today, we have people using old LP cover art as a replacement for parts of their bodies... (Via Cogitamus) more »
 

Revisionist Star Wars

01/07/08 | by Adam | Categories: Silly
Link is to a revisionist reading of the "Star Wars" series starring R2D2 as a rather subtle spy. What's interesting is that this actually ties into an earlier (i.e. pre-prequel) theory that the films were actually about the androids... (Via Kottke;… more »
 

Temperature-reactive toilet seat

01/05/08 | by Adam | Categories: Technology, Silly
For some reason this amuses me: as a design project someone has come up with a toilet seat that changes colour based on when it was last used. That's probably just a little too much information for most people... (Via BoingBoing) more »
 

Coolest web-ad ever?

01/03/08 | by Adam | Categories: Silly
Some Dutch IKEA-knockoff put together this amazing advert. Ya gotta see it! (Via PopGadget) more »
 

Wired on Scrabulous Cheaters

01/02/08 | by Adam | Categories: Technology, Silly
Wired on the temptation to cheat while playing Scrabble -- er, Scrabulous -- online. more »
 

Pixar's self-referential jokes

12/29/07 | by Adam | Categories: Silly
Link is to a pretty good annotated list of the various cross-references between the various Pixar movies and shorts. (Via Kottke) more »
 

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