Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Creating self-sufficient tube and bottle creatures



Beautiful, and frightening too. I imagine them made of sturdier stuff, with solar panels and a hardier, electronic brain, patrolling a desert wasteland and scaring the living crap out of anyone who comes across them.

I arrived there by way of this, which is more amusing:

The Cajun Crawler

Saturday, March 14, 2009

....Aaand, Discuss!

Will the Fictional Mormons Influence the Real Ones? - Freakonomics Blog - NYTimes.com: "Will the Fictional Mormons Influence the Real Ones?
By Freakonomics

| Mormon church leaders have criticized HBO for planning to air a fictional version of a Mormon temple endowment ceremony on Big Love this Sunday, saying the ceremony risks being “misrepresented or presented without context or understanding.” But is it possible that more media exposure of Mormonism — like Salt Lake Tribune reporter Brooke Adams’s The Plural Life blog — might benefit Mormons like Mitt Romney, who hopes his religion won’t hamper his presidential bid the second time around? Quite a few Mormons are probably hoping the opposite. (0)"

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Post-Apocalyptic Fashion

Why doesn't the internet seem to have a post-apocalyptic fashion blog? Steampunk is fun and all that, but sometimes you want leather, sawed-off shotguns, kukris, and a desert wasteland.





It could post pics like these, maybe offer tips on making your own costume bits, or better yet it could be totally written in the voice of an actual fashion blog in an actual post-apocalyptic world that still had, y'know, internet and blogs. Critiquing each outfit in terms of survival usefulness, social toughness factors, etc. Anyone know or want to start such a thing? It's not something I could properly devote myself to, but someone, somewhere has to be ready to do this (or maybe already is and I just haven't found it yet). As if I need one more useless feed in Google Reader.