Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Yeah! A dead guy!

Somewhere in Santa Monica there's a billboard that displays the year's number of smoking-related deaths. My aunt and uncle live very close to it, and one year when I was young enough not to have anything better to do, I went with my family to spend New Year's in CA. And instead of fireworks, we watched the billboard roll back to zero.

I'm reminded of this because of Monument (If if Bleeds, it Leads). This art installation scans thousands of newsfeeds and drops a bright yellow BB for every person reported to be killed. As the artist says, "Thus a confusing ethical situation exists; the viewer finds himself secretly and selfishly waiting for someone to be killed only so that he can watch a little yellow ball bounce around on the floor."

In Santa Monica, when the billboard rolled back to zero, we cheered, wished each other a happy new year, and walked back to my uncle's apartment. But before we were too far away, we heard another set of cheers. We turned to see the source, and the billboard read, "00000001".

Monday, August 28, 2006

W. Mark Felt kinda funny...

Jeopardy! proves that questions are more interesting than the answers:

"I'm the guy they used to call 'Deep Throat.'"

Not one of the contestants even tried. And this was in the Tournament of Champions.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

More invading spaces

Made with 323 Rubik's Cubes. Dude.

I know my shit stinks...

...but when I get really gross and sweaty, I still think my armpits smell nice.

Saturday, August 19, 2006


Thursday, August 17, 2006

Polly Pocket bouces well when thrown against the wall

But I hear she isn't the cool, original Polly Pocket. This is like disco rocker Polly Pocket.

And she came with pants that make her ass look fat.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Not that I want malaria...

...but I think tonic water has a really funny flavor.

Is that why it's aided so often by gin?

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Mountain Dew?

No, we drank Dr. Pepper.