We spent this morning talking about how totally amazing actress Sean Young is after I stumbled across some candid photos she had posted to her website from the set of Blade Runner. (io9)
The fact that this could easily be a photo of my fiancée does not elude me…
Kate pointed out to me that the movie that got her into cryptozoology as a child was actually one that starred Ms Young (as a mokele-mbembe protecting paleontologist, no less). We both lamented the fact that a broken arm kept her out of Batman and her insane antics – while endearing – kept her down in Hollywood. I’m reminded of a recent Entertainment Weekly piece on her unfailing belief in an imminent comeback. Regardless of whether she gets another break into stardom, she’ll always have played some crush-worthy sci-fi characters and is an icon to this household.
Rising gas prices have an affect over many aspects of our lives. Besides increasing the cost of operating automobiles, more expensive fuel leads to an increase in the cost of shipped goods, food and airline tickets. Can gas prices also create changing attitudes amongst home shoppers?
Very interesting. I’ve known quite a few people that drive over 100 miles each way to work on a daily basis and could never imagine how that worked in a practical sense. Perhaps this article is saying that it doesn’t? Or won’t any more?
Franco is a Top Gear Philippines reader who got started with his personal obsession with the magazine when a friend traded him an issue for a carving of a Ferrari. From a single block of wood. With working doors and full interior.
Did I mention that Franco also carves wonderfully detailed cars in his spare time? He’s quite good, as you’ve probably seen in the video above.
As someone who already regularly looks up videos on the iPad for the express purpose of showing them to one of the cats – and who has installed Cat Piano – you had better believe these little games from Friskies will be installed post-haste.
If you’ve ever found something strange – or strangely unexpected – on Google’s Street View, then 9-eyes.com is for you. Its curator, Jon Rafman, collects some of the most arresting images that that the overmind of G has captured accidentally as it roves the land. You could easily lose hours on this blog, so be warned.
[...] innovation is not the product of one person’s great idea, but rather many people’s trial and error, ragpicking from the past. [...] it takes 20 years for a new idea to become a mature product category
The Altantictakes a wide-eyed look at Microsoft scientist, Bill Buxton’s fascinating gadget collection in a recent piece on the evolution of today’s most inspired technologies. While I had seen some of the mid-20th century inspirations for Apple’s designs, I hadn’t necessarily seen many of the devices that Buxton has amassed. Really cool stuff, especially for charting tech progress!
“Desenrascanço (loosely translatable as “disentanglement”) is a Portuguese word used, in common language, to express an ability to solve a problem without having the knowledge or the adequate tools to do so, by use of imaginative resources or by applying knowledge to new situations. Achieved when resulting in a hypothetical good-enough solution.