Archive for September, 2012

Size Matters – Norwegian Alphabet [video]

Fonts Influence Driving Safety – MIT Study

Wired reports –

New research out of MIT shows that small changes to in-vehicle technology, such as the font automakers choose for an infotainment system, can have a significant effect on just how much a driver is distracted. The research adds nuance to the debate on distracted driving, and it could forever change the look of your dashboard. The study was a collaboration between MIT’s AgeLab and Monotype, a font designer and holding company whose portfolio includes some of the most commonly used typefaces, and who first suggested the link between font and driver distraction.

Continue reading HERE

 

Incredibly Realistic Carved Pumpkins [pics]

Found a page of pumpkins carved with very realistic faces.

Check out all the pics HERE.

Mitt Romney Gets Homer Simpson’s Vote [video]

Artwork From Electronic Components

ThisIsColossal reports that Leonardo Ulian, is an artist who carefully solders a myriad of computer components, circuitry and microchips to create these precisely symmetrical mandalas. The straight lines and symmetry may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but the choice of media is certainly unusual.

Check out more pics of the work HERE

 

Double Contractions – I Didn’t Know About Them

I recently found this Wiktionary page listing Double Contractions. Additional investigation indicates that they are considered correct usage, at least in certain situations (such as dialogue). Who knew?

Double contractions are those words which contain two contractional clitics, such as n’t and ’ve. Both contractions are marked with apostrophes. Such as – shouldn’t’ve.

 

Tiny Oil Paintings on Pennies [pics]

BuzzFeed presented a small set of oil paintings done on pennies by artist  Jacqueline Lou Skaggs.

Check out the paintings HERE

 

 

Cameras To Watch The Cameras That Watch You

According to WTOP.com –

PALMER PARK, Md. – Many people find speed cameras frustrating, and some in the region are taking their rage out on the cameras themselves.But now there’s a new solution: cameras to watch the cameras. One is already in place, and Prince George’s County Police Maj. Robert V. Liberati hopes to have up to a dozen more before the end of the year. “It’s not worth going to jail over a $40 ticket or an arson or destruction of property charge,” says Liberati. Liberati is the Commander of the Automated Enforcement Section, which covers speed and red-light cameras. Since April, six people have damaged speed cameras.

Continue reading HERE

 

 

Kiss My “Two Week Notice” [comic]

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Earliest Color Motion Pictures Found In England

BBC reports –

The world’s first colour moving pictures dating from 1902 have been found by the National Media Museum in Bradford after lying forgotten in an old tin for 110 years. The discovery is a breakthrough in cinema history. Michael Harvey from the National Media Museum and Bryony Dixon from the British Film Institute talk about the importance of the discovery. The previous earliest colour film, using the Kinemacolour process, was thought to date from 1909 and was actually an inferior method. The newly-discovered films were made by pioneer Edward Raymond Turner from London who patented his colour process on 22 March 1899.

View video of film HERE

 

 

Playboy Bunny Employee Handbook from 1968

Retronaut posted scans of the complete Playboy Club Bunny Manual from 1968. I found it to be a fascinating bit of history.

Check it out HERE

 

 

Customer Service Department Has An Open Door Policy [comic]

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