Mike Beversluis

Monday, June 29, 2009

Coolography 5




Revenge of the ass-engined Nazi slot-car edition.

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Friday, June 26, 2009

The worst thing I've just watched all of

The Guild.

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Coolography 4



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More in that vein



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via I'm not sure who

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Rawr


This is about a million times better than every senior thesis art project ever. EVER.

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Monday, June 22, 2009

Great, now Madagascar is messing with me


The implausibly real Adansonia tree

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coolography 3




Wrinkle paint is very cool.

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Saturday, June 20, 2009

Exercises in translation

I am translating a short story written by a friend, set in medieval Sardinia. Here is the first part:

Swords for hire

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Welcome to another photoshop come to life



The internet is really screwing with my fake/real-dar.

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Old Skool



Beastie Boys versus Richard Scarry


Meet Pink Floyd vs The Wizard of Oz for the Reality Bites set. Yes, I realize this is the sort of Gen-X self-referential nostalgia in-joke that normally makes me break out in hives, but not so much this time. So sue me.

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Monday, June 15, 2009

heh


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Sunday, June 14, 2009

We live in interesting times...

The Saga Of The Bearer Bonds

(In the stranger than fiction files: Two Japanese men were caught trying to leave Italy with $134 billion in US bearer bonds, whose origins are not yet known... Whose are they? Where did they come from? Are they real?)

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Saturday, June 13, 2009

these are not the droids you are looking for...

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Friday, June 12, 2009

tax the tall

Do you really want to tax ability?


Should the income tax system include a tax credit for short taxpayers and a tax surcharge for tall ones? This column explains how the standard utilitarian framework for tax policy analysis says that individual attributes correlated with wages, such as height, should determine tax liabilities. Taller individuals should pay higher taxes. If this is objectionable, then something is wrong with the standard framework.


Of course, since they only divy things up into three categories, with "tall" being greater than 73 inches, I'm still getting away with murder! The eventual implementation will no doubt be finer grained...

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heh



The concept is a bit old, but a solid "A" for execution...

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Kids these days

The rich ontological history of HURF DURF BUTTER EATER.

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This can't be real

A seemingly unfortunate business name... yet there it is.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Brilliant!



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coolography 2




This can go on forever.

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This is the truth

The education pyramid. I think I saw that somewhere else too.

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Tuesday, June 09, 2009

ghosts in the machine


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HiDef Moon

Give your internet connection a workout with this rather nice high definition video of the moon.

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sneakers

How Your Favorite Sneakers Got Their Name

600 million pairs of Chuck Taylor All-Stars. That's a lot. Oddly, they left off Nike, although Nike does own Converse.

Monday, June 08, 2009

Murdered out, as they say in the vernacular

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lol

Most unfortunate headline of the year...

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Going out West where the wind blows tall


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photo

Sunday, June 07, 2009

photo


Don't recall where this one came from either.

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Saturday, June 06, 2009

People very different from me

The Lear Jet repo man.

doppelgangers

Michael Pollan or Michel Foucault?

Does it matter who's who if you want to throw both of them into a bag, throw the bag into a river, and throw the river into space?

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Friday, June 05, 2009

coolography



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Thursday, June 04, 2009

that old intergenerational tension

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Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Manhattanhenge


Manhattanhenge Sunset - 42nd St Image via jonbell has no h's Flickr.

May 31st is a little arbitrary, but so what. Given L'Enfant's Freemasonish layout of the District of Columbia, there must be a thousand and one numerology/alignment possibilities. I feel slightly inclined to investigate, and if you don't hear from me again, speculate wildly on what I must have found.

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The twenty-eight reincarnation of FAIL






Via failblog.org and the four winds.

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Tuesday, June 02, 2009

A recent problem


I clip a lot of what I find on the intertubes, but sometimes you lose track of where some bit came from. I liked this runway collage, but I can't yet find where I downloaded it from - so if by unlikely chance you happen to know, shoot me a comment.

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Oh, LOL

Wondermark #523; In which Vince achieves victory

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