philosothinking

January 27, 2009

I’ve been introduced to a new term, and I think it’s a worth sharing. Philosothinking. This is a level of thought higher than just plain old thinking about stuff but not qualified enough to be actual philosophizing. This type of thought is usually reserved for long nights of drinking or partaking of  other vices but I’m sure plenty of us have been able to philosothink in everyday  situations such as being bored at work or spacing out at church.

Whereas thinking is coming up with the list of things you need to do on your day off and philosophizing is  pondering the existence of man and our purpose in life, philosothinking usually begins with “hey man…” and is something along the lines of “who decided righty was tighty and lefty was loosy? Why is this the standard for everything? Shouldn’t we be able to have lefty as tighty and righty as loosy?”

So flag down the bartender or call up the dealer, because my friends, it’s time to start philosothinking.

 

you true philosothinkers (and geeks) out there will totally get this picture.

You true philosothinkers (and geeks) out there will totally get this picture.

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webfind:Old School Rules for a Walk-Off, Members Only

January 26, 2009

Old School Rules for a Walk-Off, Members Only: “
David Bowie often reffed walk-offs for male models.

 
In Zoolander, noted singer, fashion expert and walk-off referee, David Bowie, laid down the law of the walk-off to male models Derek Zoolander and Hansel…so hot right now…Hansel:

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Now this’ll be a straight walk-off, old school rules. First model walks, second model duplicates, then elaborates. OK boys, let’s go to work.

 
Neither David Bowie nor the walk-off rulebook had anything to say about Hansel miraculously pulling off his underwear without apparent crotch damage to win the walk-off. However, Bowie seemed impressed by Hansel’s deed, if not the outdated jackets with all the shoulders straps, collar straps and buttons and such at the Members Only warehouse.

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Derek Zoolander, however, was called a ‘dinosaur’ like the Members Only jackets above by Hansel. That was messed up of Hansel and hurt Derek’s feelings. And mine, too, since I might have owned one of these babies at one point. Although all alleged photographic evidence has been destroyed.
See also Mugatu on Fashion.”

(Via Mike Doe.)


webfind: The Baskin Robbins Chocolate Oreo Milkshake, the “Worst Food” in America

January 26, 2009

St. Louis – Gut Check – The Dish: The Baskin Robbins Chocolate Oreo Milkshake, the “Worst Food” in America: ”

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Men’s Health magazine has released its annual ‘Worst Foods’ list. Scoring the top spot as the absolute worst food in the country? A large Chocolate Oreo Shake from Baskin Robbins. This bad boy has 2,600 calories, 135 grams of fat (59 of which are saturated), 263 grams of sugar and 1,700 milligrams of sodium.

And now it sits on my desk, taunting me.

Now, I don’t blame Baskin Robbins for selling this. No one’s forcing you to buy a Chocolate Oreo Shake in any size, let alone large — unless you’re a food blogger desperate for content on Friday, that is. Frankly, I bet Baskin Robbins will sell m”

(Via .)


webfind: 1,474-Megapixel Pic of Obama’s Inauguration

January 23, 2009

This is worth a look.

David Bergman 1,474-Megapixel Pic of Obama’s Inauguration: “An incredibly detailed panoramic picture of the inauguration, zoom in to the some of the small details.

(Via digg.com: Stories / Popular.)


webfind GEEK ALERT: 1984, Happy Birthday Mac

January 23, 2009

25 years ago the two Steves from California launched what would eventually become the product that help me simplify my life and renew my faith in computers. This is the Super Bowl ad that started it all. The ad was directed by Ridley Scott and is known to be the beginning of the big budget ads we all expect during the Super Bowl. Thought it only aired nationally just once, it is considered to be one of the most memorable ads of all time.  Happy Birthday Mac!

 

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Steve & Steve c/oTOM MUNNECKE / HULTON ARCHIVE / GETTY

 


webfind: Biker-created bike lane

January 23, 2009

Biker-created bike lane: “

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(Image, story via Fast Company)

The right thing to do when there are no bike lanes on a road you ride is lobby your local government to create them. The quicker (and cooler) thing to do is project your own. Hence the Light Lane: a biker-centric bicycle lane. No step-by-step instructions yet (or, for that matter, evidence one has been built), but still a great bike-safety project!

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Digg this!

(Via MAKE Magazine.)


Objectified, a film about designing objects we love

January 23, 2009

This looks like a great movie for anyone involved in the design world, here’s the trailer…

A peek at the upcoming design documentary “Objectified”, by Gary Hustwit, the director of “Helvetica”. The trailer features the voices of Jonathan Ive, Andrew Blauvelt, Marc Newson, and Karim Rashid. The song is “I Like Van Halen Because My Sister Says They Are Cool” by El Ten Eleven. 

People included in the final movie include:

Paola Antonelli (Museum of Modern Art, New York)
Chris Bangle (BMW Group, Munich)
Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec (Paris)
Andrew Blauvelt (Walker Art Center, Minneapolis)
Anthony Dunne (London)
Naoto Fukasawa (Tokyo)
IDEO (Palo Alto)
Jonathan Ive (Apple, California)
Hella Jongerius (Rotterdam)
Marc Newson (London/Paris)
Fiona Raby (London)
Dieter Rams (Kronberg, Germany)
Karim Rashid (New York)
Alice Rawsthorn (International Herald Tribune)
Smart Design (New York)
Rob Walker (New York Times Magazine)