Coasters for typographic sorts. [link]
Very short story blog. [link]
Iraqi military is trying to replace bomb sniffing dogs that do work with a bomb detecting dowsing rod that doesn't. [link]
Mutant animal farm. link
Collages made from record albums. [link]
History and construction of LEDs.
Atari games to play online. [link]
Theocons: the hard right wing Christians who continue to think George Bush is Jesus, Pat Robertson is God, Sarah Palin is God's mother, and that the world was created in 6 24-hour periods roughly 10,000 years after the domestication of the dog. They had been encouraged to pray for the election and subsequent death of John McCain. Now they're not only praying for the death of Barack Obama they have merchandise. Just do a quick news search for "Pray for Obama: Psalm 109:8".
Fun with leaves. [link]
WWII POW knitting project. [link]
Just in time for Christmas, order a personalized New York City subway sign. [link]
Love this hat. [link]
Scrollbar clock. [link]
The first 15 minutes of Julia Sweeney's "Letting Go of God" routine. Glad to see she still has some kind of career.
Galileo's finger found. [link]
Tapestry made from spider silk. [link]
There's a charity called Child's Play that provides video games for children in the hospital. For the last few years they've had a game-a-thon where they play Desert Bus for hours on end. The first hour costs $1.00. Each following hour costs 7% more than the hour before. They play as long as the donations hold out.
Desert Bus is a game created for Penn and Teller many years ago but never formally released. In it you drive a bus from Tucson to Las Vegas in real time. For that you get 1 point. Then you drive it back.
The whole thing was shown on a webcam so you could watch the game or the gamers. They sing, they hold auctions, they have geek celebrities call in for interviews. The Wil Wheaton interview was pretty good. At one point someone did crash the bus.
This year's "Desert Bus for Hope" ended on Thanksgiving evening. They played for 5 days and 16 hours for a total of $132,392.94.
18 most obvious lies from Sarah Palin's new book. [link]
Baby coelacanths found. [link]
The Mars rover named Spirit has been having issues. Sure, it's outlived it's 3 month mission by 5 years, but it's been dragging one wheel for quite some time and now it's stuck in the sand. [link]
An idea and it's enemies. It helps if you read Portuguese but you should still get the jokes even if you don't. It describes Yummy's job pretty well. [link]
Samples from a company that integrates bare tree limbs in the architecture. [link]