1. Despair, Inc: Demotivators Calendars <http://www.despair.com/> Three 2006 calendars: <http://www.despair.com/2006collection.html> The Wishes Calendar, Business As Usual 2006 Calendar, 2006 Best of Demotivators Example (from The Wishes): "Compromise: Let's agree to respect each other's views, no matter how wrong yours may be" 2. Billboard - "Time-lapse Phonography" <http://lukedubois.com/billboard> Someone has taken the "spectral average" of each of 857 songs that have topped the Billboard chart since 1958. Then he merged these together to create a single chronological sequence of sound. He's dubbed the technique "time-lapse phonography". 3. The Forbes Fictional 15 <http://www.forbes.com/home/lists/2005/11/29/forbes-fictional-rich _cx_mn_de_05fict15land.html> "To qualify for the Fictional 15, we insisted that members be both fictional (in the sense that we excluded mythological and folkloric figures) and characters (meaning they are part of a narrative story or series of stories). Great wealth was required to be one of the primary attributes of the characters on this list--in other words, we looked for characters that were known, within their universes, for being rich." 4. Lost Civil Liberties Mug <http://www.philosophersguild.com/index.lasso?page_mode=Product_Detail &item=0236> "Pour in a hot beverage and watch your civil liberties disappear! Mug features the complete text of the Bill of Rights, but pour in a hot beverage and see what remains thanks to the Patriot Act!" 5. Y Can't Park <http://flickr.com/photos/ycantpark/> Flickr photo album of examples of bad parking.
Sunday, January 8, 2006
Posted by Bruno at 5:14pm