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.