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Archive for October, 2008

WTF, Broccoli? redux

Beyond Broccoli  I blogged about the faces in the broccoli package  a while back, but now it turns out broccoli isn’t the only product from Cascadian Farm that has little faces Photoshopped into the pictures of produce.

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Bad science in movies

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7 Movies That Required Scientific Inaccuracy To “Make Sense”  Some of these are a bit of a stretch, but still some good insights. And for more minor physics errors (e.g. laser beams making sounds in outer space), there’s Insultingly Stupid Movie Physics and Sci-Fi Science Blunders.

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Kids Halloween Candy Code This is just brilliant. A great way to prevent time and energy being wasted on apples or raisin boxes.

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When I was young, tattoos were something older people had (like my dad’s friend with the anchor on his bicep he got in the Navy). Now they’re something young people have (I still remember being a bit slack-jawed when I attended a wedding and saw shoulder tattoos beneath spaghetti-strap bridesmaid dresses). But apparently tattoos aren’t just for the cool kids — geeks get them too. Computer geeks, science geeks, even (and this one is new to me) reading geeks.

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Company logos, old and new

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Evolution of Logos Not all are as interesting as the VW logo, but some are moreso. I’ll bet the Shell logo once looked more realistic (like an actual shell) than you remember — no matter how old you are.

 

And for more logos and less evolution, here are some auto industry logos from the’50s.

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upsidedowndogs.com

upsidedowndogs.com  Because upsidedowndogpicturesflippedandshownrightsideup.com would have been too long of a URL. Or something. Like it or not, get it or not, this is what makes the Internet great.

And if funny dog pictures are your thing, make sure you check out Faildogs.com and Ihasahotdog.com.

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Stuff Journalists Like

Stuff Journalists Like I’m a journalist, and I like this. Maybe not as good as Stuff White People Like (and perhaps less likely to snag a book deal), but most of the observations are spot-on, even if the entry on the AP Stylebook has an error that could have been avoided by anyone whom who looked up the relevant entry.

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