Monthly Archives: March 2009

Carrying Gunpowder through Airport Security

Ever wondered if you can carry gunpowder onto an airplane?  Me, too.  Turns out you can.  It’s even easy.  Bamboo flutes are a little iffy, as well they should be. Wild Bee: Carrying Gunpowder through Airport Security (hat tip: Schneier … Continue reading

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Erwin Wurm's Fat Cars

One of the best things about living in NYC is not having to own a car, but if I did own one, I want it to be a honkin’ fat one, like these by Erwin Wurm. (hat tip: Geekologie)

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Dangerpuss: "Snow Angel"

Another song from Dangerpuss: Click the link to play a song or right-click and select “Save Link As…” to download: Snow Angel (8.7 MB MP3) The guests: Duane Denison (the Jesus Lizard, Legendary Shack Shakers, Tomahawk) Jason Wolford (Teledubgnosis, Machmen) … Continue reading

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Tourist Scams

The Rick Steves web site has a collection of tourist scam stories.  Some are pretty clever. My husband and I arrived at Paris’ Gare du Nord train station in the early evening, and proceeded to read the map to find … Continue reading

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Pretty Loaded

Big Spaceship curates Pretty Loaded, a museum of the little animations that are supposed to keep you amused while your computer is doing its thing.  I’ve always found loaders annoying, so I was surprised at how mesmerizing it is to … Continue reading

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