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Calvin Trillin, parallel parking expert, parks a self-parking car

28/01/2007 @ 01:00 UTC

jkottke : Calvin Trillin, parallel parking expert, parks a self-parking car - Calvin Trillin, parallel parking expert, parks a self-parking car. "As you ease up gradually on the brake, the wheel turns on its own to make one reverse swoop into the spot. Watching the wheel turn by itself is a bit like watching a player piano, except

Lots of nice photographs on Flickr of Comet McNaught

27/01/2007 @ 22:00 UTC

jkottke : Lots of nice photographs on Flickr of Comet McNaught - Lots of nice photographs on Flickr of Comet McNaught, the brightest comet seen by the earth since 1965. This one by John White is stunning.

Photos by Bill Sullivan of people going through NYC subway turnstiles

27/01/2007 @ 17:00 UTC

jkottke : Photos by Bill Sullivan of people going through NYC subway turnstiles - Photos by Bill Sullivan of people going through NYC subway turnstiles. I love the moments of recognition depicted here. (via dooce) [via]

Milo Vermeulen : Bill Sullivan - Metro Turnstiles photo series

A list of 16 genuinely good Oscar-winning songs

27/01/2007 @ 01:00 UTC

jkottke : A list of 16 genuinely good Oscar-winning songs - A list of 16 genuinely good Oscar-winning songs. As noted in the comments, Lose Yourself by Eminem should have been included.

Mapping New Testament Social Networks

26/01/2007 @ 23:03 UTC

Andy Baio : Mapping New Testament Social Networks - from the guys who did the Mechanical Turk bible quote database

jkottke : Social network map of the New Testament - Social network map of the New Testament. Jesus is a supernode. (via waxy) [via]

Jeremy Zawodny : Mapping New Testament Social Networks - Mapping New Testament Social Networks: heh... social networks of the bible.

Long audio interview with Michael Lewis by economist Russ Roberts on "the hidden economics of bas...

26/01/2007 @ 23:02 UTC

jkottke : Long audio interview with Michael Lewis by economist Russ Roberts on "the hidden economics of baseball and football" - Long audio interview with Michael Lewis by economist Russ Roberts on "the hidden economics of baseball and football". "Michael Lewis talks about the economics of sports -- the financial and decision-making side of baseball and football -- using the insigh

Jason Kidd's post-marriage free throw routine: kiss my ass!

26/01/2007 @ 23:01 UTC

jkottke : Jason Kidd's post-marriage free throw routine: kiss my ass! - Before NBA player Jason Kidd split with his wife, his free throw routine included blowing a kiss to her. After the ugly breakup, he kisses his fingers and wipes them on his butt...kiss my ass!

Muji is planning on opening "two Muji stores in New York between July and December"

26/01/2007 @ 23:00 UTC

jkottke : Muji is planning on opening "two Muji stores in New York between July and December" - Ho. Ly. Shit! Muji is planning on opening "two Muji stores in New York between July and December". Anyone have a sub to WWD...email me the text of this article? Got it, thanks Nixta! (via the cap'n) [via]

Google is now including YouTube videos in Google Video search results

26/01/2007 @ 20:00 UTC

jkottke : Google is now including YouTube videos in Google Video search results - Google is now including YouTube videos in Google Video search results. I love the smell of synergy in the morning.

Music video for Rock Me Amadeus by Falco

26/01/2007 @ 20:00 UTC

jkottke : Music video for Rock Me Amadeus by Falco - Music video for Rock Me Amadeus by Falco. Not to be confused with the Dr. Zaius song from The Simpsons.

Two structural engineers pick their ten favorite man-made structures

26/01/2007 @ 18:00 UTC

jkottke : Two structural engineers pick their ten favorite man-made structures - Two structural engineers pick their ten favorite man-made structures.

Why are Klimt's paintings so expensive all of a sudden?

26/01/2007 @ 02:00 UTC

jkottke : Why are Klimt's paintings so expensive all of a sudden? - "Until a few decades ago, Gustav Klimt was relatively ignored by the art establishment. Now his paintings are among the most expensive ever sold. How did the Viennese painter's prices rise so high so fast?"

Smart or Stoopid is a neat quick intelligence test

26/01/2007 @ 00:00 UTC

jkottke : Smart or Stoopid is a neat quick intelligence test - Smart or Stoopid is a neat quick intelligence test. (thx, mark)

If Roger Federer keeps going the way he's going, he could one day be considered the greatest spor...

25/01/2007 @ 23:00 UTC

jkottke : If Roger Federer keeps going the way he's going, he could one day be considered the greatest sportsman in history - If Roger Federer keeps going the way he's going, he could one day be considered the greatest sportsman in history.

How to photograph cool smoke pictures

25/01/2007 @ 21:00 UTC

jkottke : How to photograph cool smoke pictures - How to photograph cool smoke pictures. Or you can skip the smoke altogther and make smoke-like images with Processing. (thx, shay)

The design disease

25/01/2007 @ 20:00 UTC

jkottke : The design disease - Designers often have the design disease, where you "can't stop looking at things through your designer eyes". "But it's not just books, it's everything. You'll choose wine by the design of the label and you'd stay [at a hotel] because of the sign." (via e [via]

Milo Vermeulen : Noisy Decent Graphics: The Design Disease [via]

Contributions of 20th Century Women to Physics

25/01/2007 @ 19:00 UTC

jkottke : Contributions of 20th Century Women to Physics - Contributions of 20th Century Women to Physics.

Lego reproductions of some well-known photos

25/01/2007 @ 19:00 UTC

jkottke : Lego reproductions of some well-known photos - Lego reproductions of some well-known photos.

MySpace for Dummies

25/01/2007 @ 18:00 UTC

jkottke : MySpace for Dummies - Finally, a book unafraid to speak the truth: MySpace for Dummies. I keed, I keed.

A pair of fine sports-related headlines from The Onion

25/01/2007 @ 17:00 UTC

jkottke : A pair of fine sports-related headlines from The Onion - A pair of fine sports-related headlines from The Onion: Confused Bill Simmons Picks The Departed To Win Super Bowl and Bears Lead Rex Grossman To Super Bowl. "All season long, the Bears have shown that they can win, even in the presence of Rex Grossman."

Tupper's Self-Referential Formula is an equation that when graphed, displays the formula itself

25/01/2007 @ 16:00 UTC

jkottke : Tupper's Self-Referential Formula is an equation that when graphed, displays the formula itself - Tupper's Self-Referential Formula is an equation that when graphed, displays the formula itself.

1993 New Yorker piece on Barry Diller's search for his future and that of television, cable, and ...

25/01/2007 @ 07:00 UTC

jkottke : 1993 New Yorker piece on Barry Diller's search for his future and that of television, cable, and technology - 1993 New Yorker piece on Barry Diller's search for his future and that of television, cable, and technology. This article is a time capsule of the optimism surrounding technology in the early 90s. Note that no one saw the internet coming then...the word d

Running the Numbers, a great new series of photography from Chris Jordan

25/01/2007 @ 00:00 UTC

jkottke : Running the Numbers, a great new series of photography from Chris Jordan - Running the Numbers, a great new series of photography from Chris Jordan, is kind of a combination of Chuck Close and Edward Burtynsky, with a bit of Stamen thrown in for good measure. (via conscientious) [via]

philgyford : Running the Numbers - An American Self-Portrait - Images showing the number of things used by Americans every day/week/month/etc. Amazing, scary, etc. (via Haddock)

Khoi Vinh : Running the Numbers, an American Self-Portrait - Photographic representations of massive statistical facts.

The top 100 fonts as determined by a panel of designers and type experts

24/01/2007 @ 22:00 UTC

jkottke : The top 100 fonts as determined by a panel of designers and type experts - The top 100 fonts as determined by a panel of designers and type experts. Top 10: Helvetica, Garamond, Frutiger, Bodoni, Futura, Times, Akzidenz Grotesk, Officina, Gill Sans, and Univers. A PDF of the results (with photos, in German) is also available. (v [via]

Human slingshot video

24/01/2007 @ 22:00 UTC

jkottke : Human slingshot video - Human slingshot video. I so want a four-wheeler and a big backyard! (via cyn-c) [via]

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