In 2002, the World Science Fiction Convention will award the first-ever Hugo Award for best Web-site. Link
Porsche's long-awaited SUV, the Cayenne, is stylistically miles ahead of the urban tanks on the road today. Link
This fucking thing popped up in my browser window and I don't know where it came from. Can such a thing be set to pop up a certain amount of time after you visit a site? Link
Custom sneakers on demand! Up to 3,420,833,472,000,000,300,000 combinations of colors, graphics, logos, and materials! Link
(Found on Puce
, one of the original Web journals)
"You want fries with that?" A new study forecasts that "80% of the remaining dot-com companies in the Bay area will collapse in the next year, wiping out some 30,000 jobs." Link
Check out my new favorite visual artist Yoshitomo Nara's gleefully twisted illustrations where children play happily in the land of cultural nihilism.
"The children in my works are not aggressive. [With] the knives-[the kids] can generate power over their lives. I'm not making art to give the viewer hope. I'm creating this generation that has no power. I'm articulating or producing a scream for them." Link
Talk about a niche market. This software, called Pawsense, is designed to tell the difference between a human typing on a keyboard and a cat walking across one. It will block the cat's keypresses. It'll also emit a shrill harmonica or hissing sound to scare the cat away. Link
In the tradition of the great whorehouse piano players of New Orleans was James Booker, the Bayou Maharajah:
"When he played the piano, any and all songs could come from the notes. Everything from the Godfather theme to the works of Ernesto Lecuona to Beethoven to the rawest, gutbucket, junker blues of back o' town New Orleans, many times all in the same song."
"This is the same guy who studied yoga while he was in Angola State Prison on a dope charge. When a guard spied him doing a head stand, Booker told him he was proving that he could do his time standing on his head."
I'm not a fan of professional sports, and I don't like it when animals are killed for no good reason, but I am fascinated by this video clip of a bird that explodes
when it flies in the path of a baseball pitcher's fastball. (Thanks, Gil!) Link
Excellent paranoid's site full of subliminal advertising images, backwards music messages, and Freemason and Microsoft conspiracy symbols. Link
Sasquatch Butt Print! (Thanks Pesco). Link
The URL pretty much explains it all. My guess it that these are the real thing. http://www.psychoexgirlfriend.com/voicemails.html
Here's another Web services company, Internet Technologies Group, that has a wait-n-weep Flash introduction page that would keep any savvy client a million miles away from them. Link
Mercury News columnist says wait four to six months before upgrading to Mac OSX. Link
Does TiVo know what you watch? David Martin,
Prank letter from Will Hertes asking for a job with the FBI, and the FBI's reply. Site has lots more joke letters to corporations. Link
Funny first-person account of a Disneyland vacation in the "GenX Guide to Disneyland." Link