Friday, August 21, 2015

New app available for shits and giggles...


A place of magic and wonder where people from all 7 kingdoms can meet to seek refuge and enjoy their time of zen, peace and quite together, by conversing, philosophizing and sharing ideas with each other... whilst sitting on their iron thrones

Thursday, August 20, 2015

RIP Yvonne Craig

Best known for playing "Batgirl" she also appeared as an Orion Slave Girl

"In one of her more memorable roles, Ms. Craig played Marta, a green-skinned slave girl, in the "Star Trek" episode "Whom Gods Destroy." She performed a seductive, loose-limbed dance that seemed to nearly overwhelm William Shatner's red-blooded Captain Kirk, while Leonard Nimoy's Mr. Spock pronounced it "mildly interesting."

Monday, August 17, 2015

it’s a fork, a spoon ... and a knife

THE SPORF IS an unsolvable design problem. Think about it: It's a tool with three jobs—it's a fork, a spoon  and a knife—but isn't equipped to do any of them well. The utensil was pretty much born to fail. As if that isn't enough, it's also got a horrible name, so we will refer to it as a spork, which is a great name.

You can't design a perfect sporf, er, spork, because there will always be compromises. But it is possible to design a better spork. A more usable spork. A less ugly spork. 

Map Project has done exactly that. The London studio recently unveiled the Tritensil, which is a fancy name for a spork with a knife on it. But it's the prettiest damn spork in existence, and a testament to what creative design thinking can do.

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Saturday, August 15, 2015

It's fun to watch people feed the trolls...


After Target announced that they would be making their toy section "gender neutral," there was quite an angry response from shoppers, who took to the retail giant's Facebook page to voice their displeasure.

That's where an opportunistic Mike Melgaard came in. Posing as an official Target customer service account, Melgaard pulled off one of the greatest troll jobs ever, fielding complaints from customers railing against the "progressive liberals" at Target for their "political correctness."

From Gizmodo:

All Melgaard needed to fuel outrage and confusion was a Facebook account he created called Ask ForHelp that sported Target's bullseye logo. Ask ForHelp was obviously not verified, but most people didn't care, interacting with Melgaard and growing increasingly irate as he trolled their gender neutral hatin' ways. Ars Technica points out that "rather than checking for a verified blue checkmark," they believed that Ask ForHelp was legit at first glance and sought repeatedly to report him to Target overlords. When Melgaard screencapped his shenanigans and posted them to Facebook, the prank went viral.

attached are several of his screen captures


Friday, August 14, 2015

What people in the 24th century do for fun

I'm reading Kage Baker's latest book, a science-fiction novel with social
satire. In this book, the 24th century's very safe, but very boring.

The governments are moral (too moral) and have banned everything that's 
"wrong" or "unhealthy." There's no meat to eat. No dairy products,
either, because that's considered animal cruelty, too.

There's no tobacco, no alcohol, no coffee, no tea, no chocolate (they're 
stimulants or depressants, and drugs are bad). Being overweight will get you
a hefty fine. If you don't lose weight, you're "hospitalized."

However, since it's the 24th century, they do have time travel, but only 
the super-rich can afford it. So they take vacations back in time.

Do they visit prehistoric times to see dinosaurs?  No.

Do they journey to see the splendor that was Greece, and the grandeur that
was Rome?  No.

They travel back to the 20th century to drink wine, eat cheese and smoke 


Thursday, August 13, 2015

Ah, the Good Old Days before the TSA ...

 ... when you could bring a Katana onto an airplane.


Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Set phasers on "kill."


Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Star Wars cards signed by Mark Hamill

If Great Scientists had Logos


Updated Laws