Things tagged random:

My 10 year old Son talking backwards fluently



Angry Birds




Prisencolinensinainciusol - Video Dailymotion

Only copy I can find of this anymore.



oftenpaper.net/sierpinski.htm

More than you’ve ever wanted to know about the Sierpinski triangle, or “The sierpinski triangle page to end most sierpinski triangle pages ™”



A Capella Science - Bohemian Gravity




Get Lucky in Mario Paint Composer




Alternative Taxidermy




Wine tasting is bullshit. Here's why.

The human palate is arguably the weakest of the five traditional senses. This raises an important question regarding wine tasting: is it bullshit, or is it complete and utter bullshit?



Dog Won't Listen

I don’t even.




11 of the Weirdest Solutions to the Fermi Paradox

Continuing my posting on the Fermi paradox:

Most people take it for granted that we have yet to make contact with an extraterrestrial civilization. Trouble is, the numbers don’t add up. Our Galaxy is so old that every corner of it should have been visited many, many times over by now. No theory to date has satisfactorily explained away this Great Silence, so it’s time to think outside the box. Here are eleven of the weirdest solutions to the Fermi Paradox.



Daft Swanson

Dance!




How Good Does Karaoke Have to Be to Qualify as Art?

Dan Kois in the NYT Magazine:

Every so often, a city becomes a crucible of innovation for a particular musical form: a place where circumstances conspire to create a very special creative flowering; where mad geniuses push one another to innovate further and further beyond where anyone thought they could go. Seattle, 1990. The Bronx, 1979. Memphis, 1954. These moments changed American entertainment.

But what if a musical revolution wasn’t in grunge, or hip-hop, or rock ’n’ roll? What if it was in karaoke? Is it possible that one of the most exciting music scenes in America is happening right now in Portland, and it doesn’t feature a single person playing an actual instrument?



Internet Cat Video Festival 2012

Two of my favorites:





Kashiwazaki Turkish Culture Village and the psychology of nuclear power

Kashiwazaki Turkish Culture Village was a demented brainchild—perhaps the most demented brainchild, although the competition is brutal—of a man fiercely philoprogenitive of demented brainchildren, Ryutaro Omori (1928-2004), the boss of Niigata Chuo Bank, a second-tier regional bank that had only graduated from mutual savings & loan to orthodox bank status in 1989, a man so tone-deaf to the clanging cymbals of the economic orchestra that he failed to hear that the Bubble had burst and, brimful with all the champagne optimism of which our species is so effortlessly capable, decided in the early 1990s to finance not one, but three theme parks, inspired by his Golden Ring concept, in which he pictured a great golden ring laid across the map of central Honshu and in which the theme parks, running in an arc from Niigata in the northwest to Mount Fuji in the southeast, would sparkle like diamonds on a ring.

Parts two and three are seperate posts.



Ermahgerd




Sunglasses are earplugs for your eyes

Sunglasses are earplugs for your eyes.



#rorschmap




Computer Man

Just goes to prove my theory: kid with OCD + Internet = art




Brand Name Pencils



Moving Pictures


Posted at Square America:

Square America is a site dedicated to preserving and displaying vintage snapshots from the first 3/4s of the 20th Century. Not only do these photographs contain a wealth of primary source information on how life was lived they also constitute a shadow history of photography, one too often ignored by museums and art galleries. Or at least that’s what I tell people- more accurately, the site is a catalog of my obsession with vintage photographs.