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Archive | October, 2011

austerity of a carpet

I really like German artist, Andreas Gursky‘s Untitled 1 (Carpet) 1993 C-print 174.5 x 210 cm. I’d include the image here on my blog, but I’m a little worried about copyright this and that. link to Gursky’s page on Saatchi Gallerydirect link to image itself

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post-it note watch

post-it note watch

Brilliant. It’s a post-it note in the shape of a watch to wear around your wrist so you can write notes on the fly. The only problem is that most people wear their actual watches on the opposite wrist of their writing hand. 10 pounds for a set of 100 notes. Though I suppose it […]

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these guys are taking apart nuclear bombs

So, the U.S. is dismantling its largest nuclear bomb ever, right? In the back of the photo taken by the National Nuclear Security Administration is a Pantex banner. They are “America’s only nuclear weapons assembly and disassembly facility” [via wikipedia] Watch the video on “Back Injury Prevention” on Pantex’s “Safety Presentation” page and remember that […]

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best plan for improving infrastructure

best plan for improving infrastructure

I have a plan for the U.S. government to make a lot of money. Right now, the largest nuclear bomb in U.S. history is being dismantled (see yesterday’s post). Keep the shell casing. Charge people $10 to get their photo taken on top of it. Then with great irony, use the money to improve our […]

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the biggest nuclear bomb

the biggest nuclear bomb

So, the United States is dismantling its biggest nuclear bomb. It’s “hundreds of times stronger than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima”. So then why does it look so incredibly boring and non-descript? I want flame graphics, lightning bolts, skulls and crossbones. Something! At least put some yellow and black stripes somewhere on this 10,000 pound […]

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who was Barnes & Noble named after?

who was Barnes & Noble named after?

It’s funny how you never really think about certain brand names. Until now I never wondered who Barnes & Noble was named after. A little research reveals it’s Charles Montgomery Barnes (not to be confused with The Simpson’s Charles Montgomery Burns) and C. Clifford Noble. Side note: In 1873 Charles Montgomery Barnes started the family […]

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