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More issues of The Realist have been archived at Ethan Persoff's site.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
Dyson, makers of high-end vacuum cleaners and other gadgets that do clever things with air, is moving into beauty products. The Dyson Supersonic hair dryer promises a premium model’s power in a smaller, quieter package, and was built around the company’s smallest motor yet. It’s priced at $400, too — apparently not unreasonable for salon […]
Doniguitar — makers of the Rebel Bass Millennium Falcon bass guitar — also make the NES Paul, a guitar whose body is made from hollowed out, vintage Nintendo Entertainment Systems.
For years, Geoff Manaugh has entertained and fascinated us with his BLDGBLOG, and now he’s even better at full-length, with A Burglar’s Guide to the City (previously), a multidisciplinary, eclectic, voraciously readable book that views architecture, built environments, and cities themselves through the lens of breaking-and-entering.
You never know when new projects, ideas or opportunities can drop into your lap at a moment’s notice. That may require you to learn a new programming language like Python. Or maybe you need a primer on 3D game development. Or you might realize you could use a serious brush-up on iOS mobile creation.Point is, […]
Isn’t it about time to stretch what your Mac can do? I mean, you’ve got plenty of great programs now…but don’t you think you could use some new tools to get your creative, analytical and organizational juices really flowing? It’s spring, so we cleaned up a whole bunch of super-cool apps lying around and packaged […]
In the world of app development, there’s no greater arena to find success than with Android users. About 80% of the smartphones in use today worldwide operate on the Android operating system, so if you build a great app that Android users love, you’re an international rock star. You’ll be able to make sure your […]