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Wild Style City is a great website by Earthmine that allows you to explore San Francisco and tag virtual graffiti on various city surfaces. The work you create stays on the virtual version of San Francisco so you can see the evolution of the street art.

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Wild Style City Allows You To Tag Virtual Graffiti Around San Francisco

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All 12 of Agatha Christie's Miss Marple novels and 20 short stories are included in a single bound volume. Price is £1000.

With 252, 16-page hand-sewn sections, the production values of this limited edition are amazing and the attention to detail is remarkable. Bound by Cedric & Chivers Period Bookbinding, cased in Winters Wintan leather, blocked in gold on the front and spine, with head and tail bands, four silk ribbon markers to keep your place, and with only 500 made, this special limited edition is for fans and collectors alike.

4,032 page Agatha Christie book is over one-foot-thick (Via Orange Crate Art)




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Retired Catholic Archbishop Rembert G Weakland, who has been accused of covering up widespread child rape by priests in Milwaukee, has a forthcoming memoir in which he wrote the following bits of wisdom:

"We all considered sexual abuse of minors as a moral evil, but had no understanding of its criminal nature."

Weakland, who retired in 2002 after it became known that he paid $450,000 in 1998 to a man who had accused him of date rape years earlier, said he initially "accepted naively the common view that it was not necessary to worry about the effects on the youngsters: either they would not remember or they would ‘grow out of it’."

"We did not know that child abuse was a crime," says retired Catholic archbishop




Proxxon 34004 PD 230/E Lathe

The Proxxon Lathe PD 230/E can be used to perform precision turning on plastics, steel, brass and aluminum. It boasts a lot of very nice features for such a small lathe.

From the manufacturer's description

Comes complete with automatic feed, thread cutting capability, headstock chuck, live center and top slide for taper turner. It may be used to part, turn, and cut tapers. The numerous optional accessories add the versatility you need to complete all your miniature projects. Weight approximately 30 pounds and dimensions approximately 21inches by 9.8 inches by 5.9 inches. Has features of full sized lathe and can be packed away after each use. Practical hand wheel with zero adjustable scales 1 division = 0.001 (0.025 millimeter) 1 revolution equals .04 (1 millimeter). Combination of 3 speeds and additional electronic speed control allowing speeds from 100 to 3000 rpm are among the many features standard on this precision lathe.


OK, so I'll add this to my wishlist: the Proxxon 34004 PD 230/E Lathe



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Milojo Productions (brainchild of Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos) is now casting women with fabulous ideas and great personalities from across America for a new series. The show, set to air on TLC, takes a selected female inventor through the journey of realizing their dream. It's an opportunity to get your product developed, manufactured, marketed, and finally sold on The Home Shopping Network.

The show's casting directors will be accepting submissions through GotCast until the last week of June.

Here's what the video app needs to be:



30-Second Verbal Pitch - Briefly introduce yourself and your product with an intriguing couple of sentences that lets us know what your invention does without having to physically demonstrate it.




Component II: 2-minute Demonstration - Show us your product invention anyway you like, but it must include the demonstration of a working prototype, and it must be done in two minutes or less!




Component III: Bio - give us a little bit about you and perhaps the history of your invention! This is a chance to really let your personality shine through.

Who would you nominate? What would you like to see invented?

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If you want to drive like a rocketeer, or maybe you just don't want to be bothered with checking your air pressure, then take a look at the Tweel.

Airless tires could solve a number of problems associated with pneumatic tire technology. cnn

The Tweel, an experimental tire and wheel combination developed by Michelin, is designed to replace today's air-filled tires. Flexible polyurethane spokes deflect over obstacles.

The technology has been under development for a few years.

Recently, I had a flat on my vehicle, and left the spare off of the holder while the repair was being done. I realized how heavy the tires on the car are every time I opened or closed the back gate. Tires weigh at least a couple hundred pounds of the vehicle's weight, decreasing fuel economy through inertia. I doubt that the tweel as configured would work well in snowy driving, it looks like the snow and ice would jam into the gaps and throw the balance way off, making for a very bumpy ride. Certainly, there are people working up solutions to that problem.

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D-FUSE | Bubblyfish/CHiKA | DJ Spinoza | Lady Firefly

Plus interactive art by: David Jimison + Jeff Crouse | Zach Lieberman

MIXER, Eyebeam’s new series dedicated to showcasing leading performing artists in the fields of live video and audio.

In addition to live performance by video artists, musicians, VJs and DJs, each MIXER event will present new interactive work by Eyebeam artists that encourages audience participation and creative play.

Hybrid in format, and Eyebeam in spirit—collaborative, spontaneous and a little off-the-wall—MIXER will electrify Eyebeam’s Chelsea warehouse for a Saturday night quite unlike any other.

Media sponsor: The Onion. Liquor sponsored by Newcastle Brown Ale and Kronenbourg 1664.

Kieth Olbermann responds to RNC chairman Michael Steele's statement that gay marriage harms the economy by creating a new class of beneficiary spouses by pointing out that gay marriage would likely create more than $16 billion in economic activity for weddings, which benefit local stationers, photographers, bakers, hoteliers, etc. etc. etc.

Keith Olbermann's WTF!?!: RNC's Michael Steele & Gay Marriage
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Jesse Ventura debates Elizabeth Hasselbeck about waterboarding. Who do you think won the debate?






Over on Boing Boing Gadgets, our Rob's spotted the latest installment in Christopher Locke's Modern Fossil series: iconic modern devices recast as ancient fossils.

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