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Monty RIDES! Oh yeah…

Posted by seoulfully on April 24th, 2008

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Monty RIDES! Oh yeah…, originally uploaded by seoulfully.

Monty mounts that MiniHorse

I’m simply amazed

Posted by seoulfully on April 24th, 2008

I shouldn’t be because the internet is nothing if not a place for the niche-iest of niches, but I found this link on Kottke that talked about the size of Smurfs and how they lived in mushroom houses when ostensibly Smurfs were “three apples high” or in some rendering knee high on “humans”.  That link led to another link which was a Smurf forum discussing this issue.

Things that amaze me about this:

  • There is a Smurf forum (this shouldn’t amaze me, but it does)
  • That the people on the Smurf forum are serious about the realism of Smurf building/construction
  • That they write things like this:

If Smurfs are three apples tall, how can they live in mushrooms? What kind of mushroom is big enough to house a being about the size of a coke can? This has caused me a great deal of consternation over the last several days. Please help me!

A “great deal of consternation over the last SEVERAL days“!!! Wow. 

Links here:

Kottke’s post via this blog post (JeffRubin.com) via this message board thread (Blue Buddies – Smurf message board)

I LOVE “Yes We Can”

Posted by seoulfully on April 22nd, 2008

But Baracky is officially the best Barack video out.

 

Be Good, Make Money

Posted by seoulfully on April 22nd, 2008

That’s a gross oversimplification of a link I’m grabbing from DaringFireball

Paul Graham’s Be Good talk from the 2008 Startup School.

Now I’m not in the tech field.  I’m not involved with any of that beyond a very rudimentary understanding of it, and a friend who’s more in that world than I am.  But I think the foundation of the Graham’s talk is sound and applies to more than just internet/tech startups.

For me, I’m relaying some of the funny, so here’s the quote (a footnote of the talk) I’m relaying:

Users dislike [Microsoft’s] new operating system [Vista] so much that they’re starting petitions to save the old one [XP]. And the old one was nothing special. The hackers within Microsoft must know in their hearts that if the company really cared about users they’d just advise them to switch to OSX

Go Go OS X!

This means I will soon have a lot less money

Posted by seoulfully on April 20th, 2008

Or will have to try really hard to practice fiscal discipline.  Especially once they fill out their stock online.

Spectacles for Humans webstore up!

I want some acetate frames.  Maybe some Derome Brenner Jacky 2’s (totally ripping AYN’s as they are one of my favorite model of Jackie’s)

Here they are:

derome brenner jacky 2

Sun poem

Posted by seoulfully on April 20th, 2008

Experiential Typography | One Day Poem Pavilion | Jiyeon Song

Art girl (name sounds Korean, but what do I know, I was born in Texas) makes a sun poem thing.  Sun passes over this thing and reveals a poem.

sunpeom

sun poem

sun poem

sun poem

images via Gizmodo (click for their snarkier post on this).

Even if I was uber into the pics

Posted by seoulfully on April 20th, 2008

And taking the pics, and in some artsy art school, I’d not buy and wear these bracelet.

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focus

But I present them here for you dear reader, in case your fashion sensibilities don’t lie exactly in line with my own.  Just thinking about it though.  If I was into photography that much (I am into photography, but not that much… well enough to spend money I shouldn’t on gear I really don’t need), wouldn’t wearing these bracelets/cuffs as I’m shooting be the equivalent of wearing a band tshirt to that band’s concert?

re:vision – Designers – Oye Modern

I’m not saying it’s the best day ever but…

Posted by seoulfully on April 19th, 2008

pretty good tunes on my birthday.

Musical #1s on February 25 through the years.

On my actual birthday, Rod Stewart (and I guess I) was rocking out with “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?’

Find your #1s here.

Oh NOES!

Posted by seoulfully on April 18th, 2008

I know all of the top 10 and frequently use many in many of my daily conversations:

Pixmania’s top ten: WiMax, Rickroll, UGC, mashup, RFID, Android, HDMI, fuel-cell, HSDPA and DVB-H.

I speak NERDIC!  And while it almost seem like the antithesis of nerd, I’d add the use of bad grammar and spelling in the style of some arguably funny catz.  I can haz nerdic languagez?  (I’m not very good at the LOLcat imitation.

Do I work today or do this?

Posted by seoulfully on April 18th, 2008

Gizmodo’s desktop clutter contest!

So you know what I’m talking about, some examples (images courtesy of Gizmodo):

spider pig

space invaders

on linux

smiles