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posted by Ray on Tue, 1 Sep 2009 12:14am

Hans Rosling is a physician and Professor of International Health. He has done a lot of work with data that demonstrate how our perception of the world are often inaccurate. Animated charts and humor make his TED (wikipedia) talks well worth watching.

see also
http://www.gapminder.org/


posted by Ray on Tue, 1 Sep 2009 10:51pm

Christoph Rehage spent a year walking thru China. Here is a time lapse video showing pictures and video he took of himself through out the year.

see also
FITM - Time-Lapse Video of the Manhattan Bridge

hat tip boing boing


posted by Ray on Wed, 2 Sep 2009 11:43pm

Some imaginative people have created some pictures that bring album covers to life.

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See more at Protinuss - Bringing Album Covers to Life

hat tip @GuyKawasaki


posted by Ray on Thu, 3 Sep 2009 11:51pm

Yet another great Downfall remix.

see also
FITM - Downfall Parody
FITM - Michael Jackson Downfall Remix


posted by Ray on Fri, 4 Sep 2009 11:53pm

Looking for a light-weight, folding, electric bike? The YikeBike might be just what you are looking for. Its design is intriguing.

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see also
Yike Bike
Mini-Farthing

hat tip @ptorrone


posted by Ray on Sat, 5 Sep 2009 11:30pm

Researchers at Kansas State University have mapped the seven deadly sins using per capita stats on things such as violent crimes (Wrath) and STDs (Lust). Find out more at Wired - American Vice: Mapping the 7 Deadly Sins.

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Greed - average income compared to number of people below poverty line


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Wrath - number of violent crimes


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Lust - number of STDs


posted by Ray on Mon, 7 Sep 2009 11:06pm

Bookcases are functional but generally boring pieces of furniture. These bookcases add some creativity to the mix.

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see also
WebUrbanist - 15 (More!) Creative Bookcases & Book Storage Solutions


posted by Ray on Wed, 9 Sep 2009 1:08am

This is cool! The score of Beethoven's 5th symphony animated using the Music Animation Machine MIDI player.

hat tip @adafruit


posted by Ray on Thu, 10 Sep 2009 12:15am

Technology is making possible also sorts of interesting devices, including this new musical instrument.

hat tip Gizmodo


posted by Ray on Thu, 10 Sep 2009 11:03pm

Here's Jim the Realtor (YouTube channel) again with another video showing the insanity that was the real estate boom.

see also
FITM - $4,000,000 Gate

hat tip Calculated Risk


posted by Ray on Fri, 11 Sep 2009 11:54pm

How needs expensive high tech audio gear, when you can build your own with some paper and a marker?

hat tip Create Digital Music


posted by Ray on Sat, 12 Sep 2009 11:21pm

Jason Polan is attempting to draw every person in New York. Here are a few of several hundred drawings he has done so far.

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381. Elliott Gould! 8-21-2009.jpg

394. Man playing guitar on 3rd Avenue 9-7-2009.jpg

hat tip @GuyKawasaki


posted by Ray on Mon, 14 Sep 2009 11:00pm

After seeing a newspaper picture of birds perched on wires, Jarbas Agnelli decided to make a song based on the position of the birds. He made this video of the results.

see also
Birds on the Wires


posted by Ray on Tue, 15 Sep 2009 11:35pm

While Kanye West's interruption of Taylor Swift's (wikipedia) acceptance speech was rude and indefensible, it did provide some remix fodder.

Kanye West - VMA REMIX (Tronovitch Remix)

Hitler Reacts to Kanye West

Kanye West Interrupts Obama - 2009 VMA's Remix

You Don't Belong on MTV (parody ) Kanye West Taylor Swift VMA

Very Tasteful : "Kanye's Swift Apology"


posted by Ray on Wed, 16 Sep 2009 11:39pm

DJ Steve Porter (wikipedia, YouTube channel) has released another great remix video featuring Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Kanye West, Drake, & Lil Wayne.

see also
FITM - Talkin' 'bout Practice
FITM - Slap Chop Remix


posted by Ray on Fri, 18 Sep 2009 7:00am

We all have regrets. Sometimes our mistakes have devastating consequences.


posted by Ray on Sat, 19 Sep 2009 7:00am

While not always admired by the general public, graffiti artists can do some amazing work. Here are some examples of the art done by some of the best graffiti artists.

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Swoon


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Lady Pink (wikipedia)


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Tracy 168


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blu


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dondi

see also
WebUrbanist - Colorful Art Writers: 10 of the Best Graffiti Artists


posted by Ray on Sun, 20 Sep 2009 7:00am

Not everyone is happy with the hair (or lack thereof) and some go to great lengths to keep you from seeing what is or isn't there. You will never these guys without some sort of head covering.

3. T-Bone Wolk
T-Bone Wolk (wikipedia) is the long time bass player for Hall and Oates, former member of the Saturday Night Live Band and musical director and guitarist for Live From Daryl's House.

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2. Little Steven
Little Steven (wikipedia) is a guitarist in Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, solo artist, radio host and actor. Little Steven wore a toupee for his role as Silvio in The Sopranos.

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1. The Edge
The Edge is the guitarist in U2.

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posted by Ray on Mon, 21 Sep 2009 7:00am

Michale Kimball writes people's life story on a postcard. After asking questions about the subject's life, Kimball writes a condensed version of his or her's life story on the back of a postcard and mails it to the person.

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see also
NPT - A Writer Who Can Fit Your Entire Life On A Postcard
guardian - Brief lives

hat tip @GuyKawasaki


posted by Ray on Tue, 22 Sep 2009 7:00am

posted by Ray on Wed, 23 Sep 2009 7:00am

Here is the Rock-afire Explosion's sweet performance of Usher's (wikipedia) Love In This Club.



see also
The Rock-afire Explosion
Robots and Games

hat tip DJ Steve Porter


posted by Ray on Thu, 24 Sep 2009 12:16am

This life-size model of a Ferrari F1 car was built by Puma employees using Ferrari branded Puma apparel and accessories.

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hat tip TOXEL.COM


posted by Ray on Fri, 25 Sep 2009 7:00am

Olli Erkkilla built this great forkless bicycle as a graduation project at the Institute of Design in Lahti, Finland.

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see also
Illusion 360 - Phantom Bike
Olli Erkkila - Forkless Cruiser

hat tip @GuyKawasaki


posted by Ray on Sun, 27 Sep 2009 7:00am

Musician Dan Bull (twitter) isn't a fan of Lily Allen's (hypocritical) stance on infringing file-sharing and responded with this open letter.

hat tip boing boing


posted by Ray on Mon, 28 Sep 2009 7:00am

This amazing animation was a collaboration by blu and David Ellis.

hat tip Matt Mason


posted by Ray on Tue, 29 Sep 2009 7:00am

Nathan Sawaya created this Lego cello. Be sure to watch the video for a glimpse into the build process.

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see also
Nathan Sawaya - Cello
FITM - Rockin' Out with Lego
FITM - Fun With Lego
FITM - Lego Animation: 8-bit trip

hat tip Make: Online


posted by Ray on Tue, 29 Sep 2009 11:45pm

Burning Man (wikipedia) is an annual event held in the Black Rock Desert. Executive director Larry Harvey discusses 5 things cities can learn from Burning Man.