Thursday, May 29, 2008

Wall-painted animation by Blu

kinda cool.

Sometimes I think I actually might miss this guy.

President Bush and U.S. Air Force Academy graduate Theodore Shiveley of Plano, Texas, bump chests after Shiveley received his diploma at the AFA graduation ceremony on May 28, 2008. (AP Charles Dharapak)

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Chris Jordan

Running the Numbers
An American Self-Portrait

Running the Numbers looks at contemporary American culture through the austere lens of statistics. Each image portrays a specific quantity of something: fifteen million sheets of office paper (five minutes of paper use); 106,000 aluminum cans (thirty seconds of can consumption) and so on. My hope is that images representing these quantities might have a different effect than the raw numbers alone, such as we find daily in articles and books. Statistics can feel abstract and anesthetizing, making it difficult to connect with and make meaning of 3.6 million SUV sales in one year, for example, or 2.3 million Americans in prison, or 32,000 breast augmentation surgeries in the U.S. every month.

This project visually examines these vast and bizarre measures of our society, in large intricately detailed prints assembled from thousands of smaller photographs. Employing themes such as the near versus the far, and the one versus the many, I hope to raise some questions about the role of the individual in a society that is increasingly enormous, incomprehensible, and overwhelming.

~chris jordan, Seattle, 2007

Cell Phones, 2007

Depicts 426,000 cell phones, equal to the number of cell phones retired in the US every day.

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Detail at actual size:

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Humping Airwolf

Come on, who WOULDN'T. Just try to watch this with out getting hard or wet.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

A Vodka Movie by Zach Galifianakis, Tim and Eric

Zach Galifianakis, Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim were commissioned by Absolut Vodka to make a film for their website. They were told they could do anything they wanted as long as they mentioned the product.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Pete LaBonne- Ask Mr. Breakfast

I can't find a direct link to the file, but this is making me laugh.

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Clever kids.

13 Year Old Steals Dad's Credit Card to Buy Hookers

They told the suspicious working girls they were people of restricted growth working with a traveling circus, and as State law does not allow those with disabilities to be discriminated against they had no right to refuse them.

Man vs. Wild

"survivor man" has nothing on this dude.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Bananas vs. Cats

NASA Offers $5000 a Month For You to Lie in Bed

Need a break from the working, walking, and standing required by the demanding and stressful life you lead?

Well, pack your bags for Houston because NASA wants to pay you $17,000 to stay in bed for 90 straight days.

The bed-rest experiment, to take place in the Human Test Subject Facility of Johnson Space Center, is designed to allow scientists to study some of the effects of microgravity on the human body. We read on the Bed Rest Study website:

Participants will spend 90 days lying in bed, (except for limited times for specific tests) with their body slightly tilted downward (head down, feet up). Every day, they will be awake for 16 hours and lights out (asleep) for 8 hours.

It's unclear, however, whether you'll be allowed to read with a flashlight under the covers.

Jokes aside, astronauts who've spent lengthy stays in space have suffered serious repercussions. Our bodies have evolved mechanisms to deal with a certain amount of gravitational force--namely, the amount present on Earth; reduce g and blood pools in the feet, muscles atrophy and bones lose their density. It can take astronauts (or cosmonauts) months to readjust to the Earth's gravitational force.

If you're still interested, feel free to apply. You'll have to pass the Air Force medical examination standards and take a blood test, which we assume means that you won't have any help from recreational drugs to alleviate the boredom of lying prone for 2,160 hours.

Here at Wired Science, we can't decide if this is the sweetest way to make five grand a month or the worst punishment you could inflict on a person. The deciding factor seems to be the inclusion of a World of Warcraft subscription.

See Also:

Video: Russian Volunteers Learn to Breathe "Martian Air"

Friday, May 2, 2008

Straight Kid Explains Rochester Accents

Pool Pissing Prank

this prank takes it back to the old school when a hose and a dick hole were all you needed to make someone lose their shit. the genius lies in the simplicity.

Mark Townsend for US Senate

mark townsend, who is running for a senate seat in Alabama, has created one of the most magnificant web sites in modern political history.

In closing, a message to my friends at the "State Democrat Party": next time the press calls and asks why I used the nick name "No NCAA", tell them because the nick name Mark "No NASCAR Restrictor Plates" Townsend was too long to put on the ballot.