Sep
14
2009
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Six word stories and one sentence stories.

Hemingway once wrote a story in just six words ("For sale: baby shoes, never worn.") and is said to have called it his best work. Wired Magazine asked sci-fi, fantasy, and horror writers from the realms of books, TV, movies, and games to take a shot themselves.

Computer, did we bring batteries? Computer?
Eileen Gunn

Automobile warranty expires. So does engine.
Stan Lee

Machine. Unexpectedly, I’d invented a time
Alan Moore

The baby’s blood type? Human, mostly.
Orson Scott Card

Kirby had never eaten toes before.
Kevin Smith

Read full selection here.

One Sentence is about telling your story, briefly. Insignificant stories, everyday stories, or turning-point-in-your-life stories, boiled down to their bare essentials. Samples:

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I learned to believe a person when they say, "Trust me, thats flammable."

Sam W.

She realized I had lied about my "restaurant experience" when she saw her ceiling was dripping with balsamic vinaigrette.

musicjunkie

If I had known I was going to accidentally turn my head to face yours at just the right moment, I would have chosen a much more romantic setting than a Walgreen's parking lot.

Jake Justice

As I walked away, it started to rain, and I thought it was a beautiful end to the relationship.

Read more or upload your own here

Originally posted 2008-06-18 09:49:22.

Written by Peter C in: Entertainment,Humor,Words etc |
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Sep
14
2009
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play-doh print ad capaign

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Sep
13
2009
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40 of The Most Creative Lamp Designs Ever

Link to collection via The Presurfer and just in case you need light bulbs

Originally posted 2008-10-22 09:58:52.

Written by Peter C in: Design,Humor |
Sep
12
2009
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Joybubbles, 58, Peter Pan of Phone Hackers, Dies

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From c|net: 

Joybubbles (the legal name of the former Joe Engressia since 1991), a blind genius with perfect pitch who accidentally found he could make free phone calls by whistling tones and went on to play a pivotal role in the 1970s subculture of "phone phreaks," died on Aug. 8 in Minneapolis.

He was 58, though he had chosen in 1988 to remain 5 forever, and had the toys and teddy bears to prove it. The cause of death has not been determined, said Steven Gibb, a friend and the executor of the Joybubbles estate.

Joybubbles, who was blind at birth, was a famous part of what began as a scattered, socially awkward group of precocious teens and post-teens fascinated with exploring the phone system. It could then be seen as the world's biggest, most complex, most interesting computer, and foiling the phone system passed for high-tech high jinks in the 1970s.

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Originally posted 2007-08-20 12:41:13.

Written by Peter C in: Hmmn. Interesting.,Tech |
Sep
12
2009
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Puppies and Flowers : Kitten takes on a Husky

Originally posted 2009-04-13 16:13:54.

Written by Peter C in: *Puppies & Flowers |
Sep
11
2009
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Stairscapes — Found images collection

These are a collection of images I've been gathering over the last year or so,  all images were found on Flickr and I apologize for not having kept a record of the photographers.

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Originally posted 2009-04-13 06:13:52.

Written by Peter C in: Arts,Design,Photography |
Sep
10
2009
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Clever print ad for DHL

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Advertising Agency: Shanghai J&J Advertising Co., China
Creative Director: Aaron Cheng
Copywriter: Chen Rui

Written by Peter C in: Advertising,Design |
Sep
10
2009
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Feed the Head —wacky Flash game

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Not sure what it’s all about but you make a lot weird things happen to the head,
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Originally posted 2007-06-20 14:17:18.

Written by Peter C in: Cool Games,Design,Flash |
Sep
09
2009
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09
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The Garbage Warrior

Originally posted 2008-03-24 13:07:55.

Written by Peter C in: Film,Hmmn. Interesting.,Video |
Sep
08
2009
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Frankie Boyle sketches from an unknown show?

Anyone know what show these are from?

Written by Peter C in: Entertainment,Europe,Humor,Video |
Sep
08
2009
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Sep
07
2009
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Extreme Sailing: The Biggest Boat in the World

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(images: Guiliano Sargentini/Emilio Bianchi)
 

Tom Perkins had done it all. He'd made a fortune, conquered Silicon Valley, even been Danielle Steel's fifth husband for a time. His venture capital firm, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, was an early backer of Genentech, Netscape, and Google. But when he turned 70 a few years ago, Perkins decided to do something even grander and a bit crazier: He would build the biggest, riskiest, fastest, most technologically advanced, single-hulled sailing mega yacht in the world. The 289-foot Maltese Falcon, launched in spring 2006, is that engineering dream come to life.

 

There's no official definition of a megayacht, but every one agrees they're longer than 250 feet and tend to be triumphs of excess, with opulent staterooms, stainless steel and leather galore, plasma TVs — even their own speedboats and jet skis. To accommodate these toys, all mega yachts used to be powerboats, for the simple reason that sailboats must be reasonably svelte. But Perkins insisted on sail power — and refused to compromise on speed or lavish appointments. The solution was to go long, since (other things being equal) the longer the hull, the faster a sailboat can go. The result is the perfect blend of ego and utility, a $130 million wonder that represents the most daring advance in sailing technology in 150 years.

 

Continue reading at Wired 

Originally posted 2007-07-06 14:33:02.

Written by Peter C in: Design,Hmmn. Interesting.,Tech |
Sep
05
2009
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Facebook Manners And You — Circa 1950… Funny Clip.

Originally posted 2009-04-16 16:44:24.

Written by Peter C in: Entertainment,Fashion,Film,Humor,Sex,Tech,Vintage,Virals |
Sep
04
2009
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Don’t judge a book by its movie — Ad campaign for the Brisbane Writers Festival

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Advertising Agency: Publicis Mojo, Brisbane, Australia

Originally posted 2008-10-01 14:12:22.

Written by Peter C in: Advertising,Words etc |
Sep
04
2009
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The Art of Oleg Dou

Selection from the "Tears" Exhibit.

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"I worked hard to create my own style and technique. The main tool is computer photo-manipulation and a mix of several photos. I’ve already created several art projects and showed them in a few countries, including France, Belgium and the USA."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selection from the "Toystory" Exhibit.


Originally posted 2009-04-20 13:11:20.

Written by Peter C in: Arts,Fashion,Illustration,Photography,Sex |
Sep
03
2009
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Tears for Fears — Head Over Heels: Literal Video Version

Originally posted 2009-02-13 14:34:18.

Written by Peter C in: Entertainment,Humor,Music,Video |
Sep
03
2009
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WWF Germany — 1,000 Icemen sculptures melt…

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Ice sculptures in the shape of humans are placed on the steps of the music hall in Gendarmenmarkt public square in Berlin September 2, 2009. Hosted by the German World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), 1,000 ice sculptures made by Brazilian artist Nele Azevedo were positioned on the steps in the German capital at noon, to highlight climate change in the arctic region. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz

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Written by Peter C in: Arts,Europe,Events,Hmmn. Interesting.,The Planet | Tags: ,
Sep
02
2009
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Burningman 2009 Live streaming video…

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