A handy analysis of the Japanese mobile phone market
, who also has a gallery of small things
/ all about Seinfeld
, via cup of chica
. Also via the cup, design your own police car
/ staying with vintage flash, the Mitsubishi Virtual design museum
: very old school, but of more than marginal interest / ghastly gallery of CNN 'news-art'
, via me-fi
. Someone should do this with the BBC
, although ntk
often has a crack
enabled colo(u)r TV pictures
to be broadcast from the Moon.
Finally, the other reason for the priority given to sending back colour TV images to earth is more macabre. It was to make certain that in the event of the moon becoming the astronaut's grave NASA was not relying totally on 16 mm film and still camera images, which would remain on the moon.
: what do I look like on Safari
? / software rustlers pre-empt 2005 launch of Longhorn
hasn't quite got round to replacing Windows 98
yet... / amazing slot car action photos
/ Stuck Trucks
, off-roading schadenfreude. Both via the daily jive
/ retired rides
at Alton Towers
, one of the UK's biggest theme parks.
- html-based art (via iconomy
). Some of this is really rather beautiful
/ zeitgeisty graphics at Polar Alert
/ fuzzy dreams
, gif animations - via Coudal
/ the world’s heaviest people
in Dimensions Magazine
(via bifurcated rivets
): "People would visit me and sit on the bed, not realizing they were sitting on part of me," she recalled."
/ we're late to this one: let them sing it
, build your own syncopated supergroup / the discography of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
magazine contains views, opinions, reviews, and has the 'the modest ambition of making history as well as reporting it' / Complete Review
, a site of literary reviews / we're usually suspicious of Christmas books, but This Diary Will Change Your Life
(and its accompany website, This Website will change, etc.
), has garnered good reviews. If you're really stuck for an amusing book-like object, then the Framley Examiner
comes with similar plaudits.
The genius of [BMW designer] Chris Bangle
? One of several motoring-related galleries here, including these views of the many shiny Mercedes
on show at this year's Frankfurt auto show / TV Cream’s record shop
- the discs that, inexplicably, always turn in charity shops, record fairs, boot sales and second hand shops / Nintendo paper models
, via Boing Boing
. Related. How to complete Super Mario Brothers really, really quickly
The Erotic Museum
. In Hollywood
, of course / Marshall Field
, department store pioneer / a mapper’s delight: many, many tube map links
from Owen Massey
Off to Barcelona. Back on Thursday.