Yesterday's tomorrow, today
The folks over at PopularMechanix offer you a glimpse of 'yesterday's tomorrow, today,' and what a world it was! ( is? ) The blog is basically just scanned pages from old Popular Mechanics or Scientific American magazines that extolling marvels of the day and the wonders that awaited us in the future. Marvel at the painless power eyebrow tweezer or the electric hallway monitor. Seems that the folks at Gillette aren't so darn clever after all. The Fusion wasn't the first five-bladed razor on the block and the French version from 1933 supposedly didn't need to be sharpened... and we can trust the French, right? Right?
paper dolls for geeks
Get out yer glue, tape, and X-Acto knives and get ready to get cutting. The Acme Novelty Toys were published in a series of comic strip books called the Acme Novelty Library. The toys were scattered throughout the collection and in the days before scanners and color printers, you were forced to cut up your book to build them. If you want to try your hand at something similar, you can warm up for this summer's Transformers movie by building an Optimus Prime using the third link. And yes, he does transform—if you build him right.
It's just like a mini mall!
Inspired by the Montgomery Flea Market ( it's just like a...mini...MALL! ) video that's all the rage over on YouTube, LiveJamie decided to build a collection of the most enjoyably awful local commercials he could find. Of course, his page got dugg, and folks started coming over and sharing the most miserable examples they could find as well. Of course they are almost all hosted on YouTube, but this site lets someone else do the searching for you. All you have to do is scroll, click, and gape.
I don't like my picture taken either
Hooray! Another silly idea taken to ridiculous extremes. The premise here is simple. He sets up a camera on the tripod, activates the autotimer, and hauls ass away from the camera. Two seconds later the shutter goes off capturing him fleeing. Most of the pics are taken around Rotterdam, but a few are taken other places in Amsterdam. Europe is small; I don't know or understand why he doesn't get around a bit more and maybe get a few landmarks in. ( I also don't understand how, with all that running, he doesn't drop a few pounds. )