which is the cooler invention by modern science?
A zero gravity roller coaster - AKA "The Vomit Comet" - based on NASA's KC-135A that is used to train astronauts:
Chaotic Moon Labs' Board of Imagination, which is controlled by brainwaves:
Actually, in the long run, the winner may Swiss designer Yves Behar for his solar-powered $100 tablet, which will open up the Internet and educational opportunities to the poorest in both industrialized countries and the Third World:
"I am as ashamed as I possibly could be of our colonial past... I think they should be Argentinian."
Roger Waters of Pink Floyd on the Falkland Islands
"A big promise has been broken. You can't have a United States if you are telling some folks that they can't get on the train. There is a cracking point where a society collapses. You can't have a civilization where something is factionalized like this.”
"Show me a good loser and I'll show you a loser."
Real Estate Porn
Dick Clark's Malibu estate, modeled after The Flintones' home, on the market for $3.5 million...
FeedBack: Turning America Into Pottersville
Excellent article. I try to remind people all the time of how the events of history got us where we are today - and should be examined for clues on the best direction to take for the future. Why would we want to go back to an era similar to that of prohibition with folk heroes like John Dillinger, Babyface Nelson, Al Capone, Bonnie & Clyde? The "guv-mint" and the rich elitists really need to understand - if we got nothing to lose, what's the point of following the law?
Ben & Jerry's Flavor of the Week
Taste the Lin-Sanity: A mix of Vanilla Fro Yo with swirls of Lychee Honey, served a waffle cookie. (Originally it included "fortune cookie pieces" but they were removed due to political incorrectness. Oh well.) Served only at B&J's Harvard Square shop...
"I love my job. I love fighting for what I believe in. I love having fun while doing it. I love reporting stories that the Complex refuses to report. I love fighting back, I love finding allies, and - famously — I enjoy making enemies."
Andrew Breitbart (1969-2012) from his book Righteous Indignation. He may have been a vicious SOB, but he was a very entertaining vicious SOB...
Davey Jones of The Monkees also passed away, a band that has never gotten the respect or credit it deserves. via YouTube, here's "She" - a gem that is rarely heard anymore:
RIP as well to highly influential fantasy artists: Star Wars conceptual designer Ralph McQuarrie, whose work helped greenlight what was then viewed as a highly dubious project, and Jean "Moebius" Giraud, who magazine Heavy Metal helped inspire movies such as Alien and Blade Runner. As film director Luc Besson put it, "Moebius is to comic books what Miles Davis is to jazz: the master." More RIPs: guitarist Ronnie Montrose, "Broken Windows" social scientist James Q. Wilson and founding Firesign Theatre member Peter Bergman...
Farewell to Peyton Manning as QB of the Indianapolis Colts and Dennis Kucinish in Congress, and tip-o-the-hat to the late great Wilt Chamberlain for his 100-point game turning 50, The Simpsons for broadcasting its 500th episode, Randy Moss returning to the NFL with Robalini's favorite San Francisco 49ers and Japan's own Takeru Kobayashi for eating 13 grilled cheese sandwiches in one minute in Austin, Texas...