Because I just couldn’t help myself. I’ll inflict as many pictures of this beast on you all as I can find. This one comes with the price tag though. ~le sigh~ Not even after the mandatory “three years for depreciation” wait am I going to be able to afford one.
Slightly more affordable is this new 2+2 Lotus Evora. And, all of you vehicle website designers out there. This is how you use flashy/silverlighty/interactive media to sell a car. Wicked quick loading, clear navigation points, and NO music. Now if we could just figure out a way to bookmark bits we’d be good to go.
Uh, there are still a few IceHoles among my loyal readership? Right? KTM Adventure ICE. Wicked (That’s the same adjective twice in one post — sorry.)
Cross-over item for the day. Mini (Cooper) does another art project. The Wash-Me book.
Tech and Gadgets
The Ars Technica holiday gift guide is out.
Society and Culture
The rush for H1N1 vaccines is creating long lines of irritable folks. In Quebec the Minster of Health looked south to Orlando and the Kingdom of the Mouse for help in managing the crush.
Over at Boing-Boing Maggie Koerth-Baker summarizes Asit Biswas’ speech to last month’s Nobel Conference. Is There Really a Water Shortage? His take on the problem of providing clean drinking water to everyone on earth is a vast departure from the usual rhetoric of scarcity. Yes, drinkable water is scarce but water itself, maybe not. Video of the full presentation and the Q&A are linked to at the bottom.
Images, Art, and Architecture
More water. This time surrounding the restaurant at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Hotel in Rangalifinolhu, Maldives. Underwater dining.
The Eugene (OR) Science Factory Children’s Museum is getting more new art. Alice Feagan provided these charming underwater scenes. (First five images in the gallery.)
Another animal giggle. This one is all over the ‘net this morning. Cutest creamer ever. I’m only disappointed that this wasn’t the full size milk jug that it looked like in the first pictures I saw. There are a lot more chuckles to be had on Fred and Friends.
Adam Korford, aka Apelad of Laugh-Out-Loud Cats cartoon fame is doing Limericks for Naughty Children. Snicker.
Another best of the day from Urban Sketchers. The striding blue lady rocks me.
Color and pattern in paint. Emmett Kerrigan on Colour Lovers.
It was a tossup between this and the pitcher for the out the door moment today. I’m feeling a little more Lady MacBeth than Emily Litella so here yah go.