Each Wednesday, I post some of my favorite can't-miss links, images, and otherwise mindblowing goodies from across the web.
Popular culture is filled with killer robots, most famously The Terminator. Unpopular culture, science fiction novels, are filled with all sorts of robots.
Isaac Asimov, in his years of writing science fiction, wrote a lot about robots. He wrote so much about robots he ended up having a series of laws about how robots should and would function. They go a little something like this:
Not too bad. I would have put in a fourth law about robots needing to look super cool, and always have guns for arms, but what do I know? I will say this. So far, deep into the future years of the 2000s, i have not seen one frightening… read more
Austrailian artist Liz Jones is a crafter and collector of trash: beautiful, rainbow-colored trash that washes up on Melbourne's urban beaches. She says, "I wanted to show the slightly disturbing nature of human need for disposable plastic, and the fact that these everyday items tend to last for an indefinite time after they are disposed of. I am attracted to the variety of rainbow hues and the contrast of beauty and… read more
"Virility didn't have a manual -- until now! Whether you rock the wise Fu Manchu or the classic Lumberjack, this book has instructions on the care, growth and grooming of 30 retro and modern 'staches as well as coordinating style tips for non-facial parts."… read more
Pomplamoose, the bf/gf pioneer's of the "video song," have turn their catapult's sights to the eerily catchy Angry Birds theme song. Their version comes out even more eerie and catchy, and shows the duo at their best.
Click play to watch the… read more
The clever minds at College Humor have created some international reader friendly, wordless, slightly confusing manuals for some of their favorite, often-equally-hard-to-follow science-fiction… read more
At first, this may seem a little superfluous. But then, one of your buddies gets out the frisbee. And then the neighbor's dog comes to say hello, or someone stumbles in your direction, and your ice cold beverage is all over the ground. Honestly, I think of three times I could/would have used one of these in the last week, even though it's been raining like… read more
I have started four models in my life. I have completed zero.
These cats, on the other hand, have completed the world's largest model airport, which features "40,000 lights, 15,000 figurines, 500 cars, 10,000 trees, 50 trains, 1000 wagons, 100 signals, 200 switches and 300 buildings." Many of the items move around by themselves, and it took seven years...
...and… read more
Yeah, err, right. It's lemonade. Lemons, water, sugar, go. Right?
Right. Except this one adds blueberries...and… read more