Wretched excess, the new Porsche 911.
Would you leave this understated beauty behind if you were moving overseas? I think not.
Looking a bit too much like Wolverine in squidly guise, holding a white china tea cup, and rattling on. Road racer Guy Martin gives the BBC an interview and you get a snicker. (There’s a lovely easter egg in the video. Check the comments.)
Yeah, we put some sharks in our aquarium. We don’t think they’ll eat a whole lot of the exhibit. Uh huh. Look at what ate the shark. Ignore the ‘scary’ narration, the images aren’t gross, just fascinating. (homage to schneier)
Truly random numbers are the holy grail of cryptography. Quantum physics may be the answer. Isn’t QP the answer to everything? So now there are 42 truly random numbers. Maybe — or not. IO9 tries to explain how it works and why it matters. Violation of Bell inequalities… My head hurts.
Art, Images, and Design
These are so silly and so cute. Masaku Hori ‘s little waiting dogs that hold your fruit.
Fab black and white double portrait: Joe Lewis and Josephine Baker.
Rule 34: If you can think of it there is porn of it on the ‘net. Better than Rule 34: Batman porno. Not the Dark Knight batman, the late 60’s campy TV version. Complete with cheesy cartoons balloons that say Pop and Pow. Stunningly, this trailer is SFW.
… and that’s the end your week with the magpie.
A collection of SR400 and SR500 videos. These highly modifiable singles are the starting point for tons of customs in Japan. Now in addition a to the work on the bike — it seems that you have to make a riding video. Kick start bike, cruise the neighborhood, hit the underpass, have your buddy take lots of shaky closeups of your pants pockets :-D But you really want to spend time with the SR500 built by trouthunter. It’s the nicest build documentary I’ve seen. (Video #4 — Music)
Amir Glinik draws CGI bikes that you can hear rumbling in your browser. Swear to God. This ‘45 Harley can be had in either red or white. Luscious.
The fellows at Jamesville (that’d be James) have moved a little out of the custom bike field to work on a 1936 Ford Coupe. Maybe I read too many R. Crumb cartoons as teenager but these always give the giggles. It’s a beautiful job.
Very nifty optical illusion. You’ll see a spiral but it’s not there. I’m not sure how it’s done, something about the background.
There are a ton more examples here. and some explanations.
Art, Images, and Design
Insects and dew. Macro photos of the bejeweled denizens of a world we overlook every morning.
I’m not sure where to go with these, a mutant biological dystopia. Line and simple colors create charming nightmares. (Fernando Hereñú (AKA Pulpo)
Similarly, not-quite human characters but full of whimsy and bright colors. Happy robots living in a happy world drawn by little kong.
keep calm and carry on…