Saturday, January 05, 2008

random 74

sports commentator
During the 2nd intermission of world junior game between slovakia and russia... "We are about two hours exactly before the start of the gold medal game." - dumb

Evel Knieval's first televised jump
It's 1967. A softly spoken, well-dressed young man named Evel Knievel is about to, on ABC's Wide World of Sports, attempt something no one else ever had: jumping a motorcycle over 15 cars. Wide World Of Sports was on hand to cover the motocross race for which Evel’s jump was a sideshow. They heard about the jump, thought it might make a neat segment and launched the career of America’s most famous stuntman.

via jalopnik

Steven Wright
He's a great stand-up comedian.
"I'm addicted to placebos. I'd give them up... but it wouldn't make any difference."

new lightbulb
Silicon Valley's Luxim has developed a lightbulb the size of a Tic Tac that gives off as much light as a streetlight.
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great t-shirt
especially if you are a google maps fanvia google maps mania

i think my wife is a calvinist
some good theological humour

Noel warns us not to drink coffee while watching

eye-spy filmmaker
Rob Spence looks you straight in the eye when he talks. So it's a little unnerving to imagine that soon one of his hazel-green eyes will have a tiny wireless video camera in it that records your every move.

The eye he's considering replacing is not a working one -- it's a prosthetic eye he's worn for several years. Spence, a 36-year-old Canadian filmmaker, is not content with having one blind eye. He wants a wireless video camera inside his prosthetic, giving him the ability to make movies wherever he is, all the time, just by looking around.

"If you lose your eye and have a hole in your head, then why not stick a camera in there?" he asks.

Spence, who calls himself the "eyeborg guy," will not be restoring his vision. The camera won't connect to his brain. What it will do is allow him to be a bionic man where technology fuses with the human body to become inseparable. In effect, he will become a "little brother," someone who's watching and recording every move of those in his field of vision.

via wired

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