At first I was thinking with this video, what a cool way to get your message around at a trade show. Then I was thinking about the flies. Sure, it’s just a fly, I’d squish one with a fly swatter no problem. But being tied to an anchor the rest of your measly little fly life would kind of suck. Fortunately one of the comments on YouTube translated the copy at the end of the video, which basically says the tags were stuck to the flies with wax, which melted a little while after they were stuck on to the flies. So all is well and good in the world of the German fly. A few hours of unpaid servitude, and then back to there measly little fly lives.
I posted about a month ago about some sweet office guns that you can make from standard office supplies. This seems like the next logical progression, the Executive Elite Marshmellow Blaster. I doubt things will be very mellow with one of these in the office(I hope you saw that coming). From Uncrate.
My friend Brian Tunney (trust me, the link is safe for work) just wrote an article for ESPN about Spike Jonze’s early career shooting photos and editing BMX magazines. As many of you that read the blog probably know, I’ve always ridden BMX and used to shoot photos for Dig BMX magazine. So, not to compare myself to Spike and the amazing work he does, but it’s cool to think one part of my life has slightly paralleled something Spike did. Click here or the photo for the article.
I was talking to a few people last night and mentioned how much I liked the intro to Jason Schwartzman’s new show on HBO,“Bored to Death.” Anyway, if you haven’t seen the show yet, it’s a terrifically funny show. And here’s the intro…
A little over a year ago, I posted about my old friend Hal Brindley being the first person to ever document a leopard attacking and killing a crocodile. Anyway, his safari is about to come to a close and now he’s selling the safari truck he’s been using. Don’t get me wrong, I’d love to own this thing and take it on my own African safari, but I’ve got to work for the next few years. But I’m sure there is someone out there itching to go on an African safari, and this is the vehicle you should do it in. So click here for more info about the truck and what it comes with. Maybe you can even convince Hal to tell you some good safari spots.
Imagine walking in to your friend’s house and seeing these Photoshop magnets on their fridge. At first I’d be excited, but secretly, under my breath, I’d probably mutter “nerd.” Kind of like how I’d do the same thing if I ever saw someone with those bamboo coasters from Veer (even though Jen and I each ordered sets of them).
Sorry to be doing two posts in a row of something Boingboing told me about, but this one is just too good to pass up, at least for me. I absolutely love the Talking Heads. And now Stop Making Sense, one of the greatests films ever done of a concert, is coming to Blu-ray. If there is one thing I like more than awesome music, it’s awesome music accompanied by a high-definition picture. So read more about it here, check out the 15th anniversary trailer from Stop Making Sense below, and click here to order it.
Spotted this on Boingboing earlier today and after checking out the gallery, I definitely remember having a few of these things on local playgrounds as a kid. I’m definitely remember the school I went to in second grade had the rocket jungle gym thing in the first image. I like how most of this stuff is space ships and/or outdoor jail cells. Click here or on any of the images to go to the main article.