Comics Journal: "Here’s 'A Tale of Two Planets,' an Al Hartley parable in which we learn that good people are better than bad people. (Above: can you guess which are which? Sequence from the Spire comic Archie’s Parables, 1973 Archie Comics.)" Link
I held off as long as I could, but Boing Boing seems hot on the weird-o Archie comic scans these days. I respectfully throw my scans in the ring for consideration. Be sure to at least scroll down far enough to see Legion, the hippie stereotype, and his fantastic array of drugs!
Philadelphia Daily News columnist Stu Bykofsky, says terrorists need to attack the U.S. again in order to "quell the chattering of [anti-war] chipmunks and to restore America's righteous rage and singular purpose to prevail." Link
Old Super-8 movie teaches people how to shoot home movies (information still useful!). Link
Video game uses sensors on partners' undergarments to encourage couples-friendly play. Link
More issues of The Realist have been archived at Ethan Persoff's site.
Highlights: 1963 FUCK COMMUNISM! Poster, Norman Mailer (1965), Lenny Bruce (1961), Paul Krassner's First LSD Trip (1965). Impolite Interview: Lincoln Rockwell (1961) Head of the American Nazi Party and Confident Presidential Hopeful.
Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) earmarked $150,000 of taxes to pay retired cops to surf for porn on their computers and report on anything they deem obscene. Link
Kevin Kelly's three favorite podcasts (In Our Time, Radio Lab, This American Life).
Freakonomics on the pick-up artist's technique of "negging," (jargon for insulting a woman during initial meeting) designed to “lower her self-esteem, thus making her more vulnerable to your advances.” (This subculture was explored in the entertaining book, The Game: Penetrating the Secrect Society of Pickup Artists.) Link
Zippo went a bit crazy with its lighter colors, introducing a rainbow of material-science wonders that, alas, I have no more use for, being a 15-year ex-smoker with the muscle-memory of an entire repertoire of obsolete Zippo tricks.
Brew Cutlery raised over $20K on Kickstarter to make these handsome, heavy (150g) utensils with integrated bottle-openers in their handles; the backers who got the early sets are effusive in their praise of the look, materials (18/8 stainless steel) and craftsmanship (each piece is hand-finished). Not cheap, though: $50/set.
Brian Mix shows off his replica Jupiter 2 computer, a remake based on the 1960s TV Lost in Space show — which was also used as the 1966 Bat Computer in the Batman TV show.
To be a Pokémon master, you’ll need a phone that won’t constantly die on you. Because nothing is worse than seeing the screen go black right as you’ve finally found the Charizard of your dreams.That’s why we’re so excited about the LinearFlux PokeCharger Portable Battery ($39.99). With its 3.0 Amp HyperCharging technology, this slim battery will […]
The tech industry is constantly innovating, and in order to stay competitive, you’ll need to keep up. The Programming Into the Future Bundle was created to teach you the skills employers are looking for at this very moment, including in-demand coding languages like Google Go.The bundle of courses includes instruction on a range of innovative tools that advanced coders […]
If you’re running low on MacBook storage, your options are pretty limited. External hard drives mean toting around another piece of bulky equipment, and you probably don’t want a USB stick constantly protruding from your laptop.That’s why the Nifty MiniDrive for MacBooks is such a desirable alternative, and one of our top tech finds this year. You can add […]