shiny things in messy little piles

Tag: circus

Morning Linkage (May 25)


Pure e‑powered hybrid sports car pron. Porsche 918. The 12 minute PR video. Ignore that crack about mod­er­ate dri­ving style.  You’re gonna need a smoke after this one.

First com­ment for the win. “Ger­man guy in Switzer­land builds an Amer­i­can bike and gives it a Span­ish name.: El marinero bor­ra­cho. Shov­el head with gold leaf? it’s kin­da cool though.

Mat­te black, not-really an Indi­an but … swoon.

Science and Tech

Anoth­er stab at algae based fuels. This one mim­ic­k­ing the process of cre­at­ing oil from dinosaurs. Sort of.

Image mak­ing always finds a use for exist­ing tech­nolo­gies and push­es to find new one. In this demo reel, immer­sive media push­es it’s new imLive 360 expe­ri­ence. Pan around and catch the blast flash­es as you watch Texas Sta­di­um come down around your ears. No music just explo­sions.

Art, Images, and Design

ID — nice design using human ges­ture to con­trol light­ing. A desk lamp worth having.

Okay, this is a lit­tle mind bog­gling. In 1883 the cir­cus came to Colch­ester VT . Posters were put up every where. Includ­ing one house where they were quick­ly cov­ered up with new sid­ing. And there they stood, until 1991 when the own­ers of the house decid­ed it was time to do some­thing about the decay­ing sid­ing. Off came the old sid­ing and what was seen? The cir­cus posters. North­east Doc­u­ment Con­ser­va­tion Cen­ter’s web­site walks you through the process of tak­ing the posters down and pre­serv­ing them. As well as the cir­cus intrigue that their work revealed! Video slide show on site and  a link to the flickr set with commentary.

Christo­pher Walken — dead sexy.

off you go my freaky darlings,

Morning Linkage (May 13)


The designs of Chris Vet­ter — urk, um, well…  Love him or hate him, this one is as extreme as they get. The Mys­tery KZ1000. (Hint fol­low the link to see what Vet­ter road to Quail.)

One for my guys. Maris­sa Miller, Harley-Davidsons, pho­tos and video. She kin­da bab­bles in the vid but no-one is actu­al­ly lis­ten­ing to the audio anyway,

Cloud com­put­ing gone hor­ri­bly awry. Ford’s Tweet­ing Car Embarks on Amer­i­can Jour­ney 2.0 The killing shot?

Auto“matic Blog. You knew it would come to this — the car, @AJtheFiesta , will blog  or tweet from the road using info gleaned from var­i­ous vehi­cle data sen­sors and engine com­put­er codes (stuff the car already has any­way). Zip­ping along a wind­ing road? The car might tweet that it’s hav­ing fun. Slog­ging through rush-hour traf­fic with the wipers on? The car will let the world know it’s not at all hap­py. “Either way, we want­ed to allow the car to become a blog­ger,” Giuli said.

Yes, I know it’s lazy to use a pull quote, but how could I have pos­si­bly writ­ten any­thing that would top that ?


More clues about the lives and evo­lu­tion of those utter­ly cool feath­ered dinosaurs.

Just a gen­tle reminder from Moth­er Nature. We humans have no idea what’s going on in the oceans, None. Recent­ly a grey whale was sight­ed off the coast of Israel. There haven’t been grey whales in the Atlantic ocean in over a cen­tu­ry. Or so we thought.

Crows are very smart. Sam here is going to prove it to you. Using a tool, to get a tool, to get anoth­er tool, in order to pry the treat out of the box.

Art, Images, and Design

The answer to the ques­tion “Why do all those cute Japan­ese car­toon girls wear pink?” is in this dia­gram. As well the notion that blue is asso­ci­at­ed with trou­ble in Native Amer­i­ca cul­tures and South Amer­i­ca. Kin­da explains my eye color…

Ric Ocasek — yes of the Cars — had his first ever gallery show of his draw­ings last month. Tea­head Scraps presents 22 col­or­ful, doo­d­e­ly sketch pad won­ders. Prints available.

Anoth­er stun­ning set of images from the NYT Lens­blog. Lit­tle known to mod­ern pho­tog­ra­phy lovers, Fredrick W, Glasi­er doc­u­ment­ed the world of the cir­cus in the begin­ning of the 20th cen­tu­ry. View the slide show on a full screen. Well worth get­ting a fresh cup of cof­fee for.

onward and upwards my dears