Flat Earth Catalogue

2004-12-24

"Changed Priorities Ahead"
Greatly improved roadsigns are also brilliantly subversive. And I love them. We need a yellow-rhombus U.S. version now.
07:01

Cement Cuddlers

Cement Cuddlers, by Brutal Truth Toys, are probably no fun for kids. But they are delightfully subversive for grown-ups. I'm tempted to whup up a batch!
06:40

Rare earth magnets for fun and profit

Ferrofluids (colloidal suspensions of ferromagnetic particles) do beautiful things when magnetism, gravity, and surface tension duke it out.
03:40

2004-12-23

Harvard Gazette: Academic turns city into a social experiment
What happens when you elect a philosopher and former rector as mayor of Bogotá? The pure genius of Antanas Mockus, that's what. Can we have him here in the States when they're done with him?
01:07

2004-12-19

Marriage Systems
Brian Schwimmer of the University of Manitoba has compiled this extensive tutorial on Marriage Systems of various cultures. At last, a clear explanation of what a 'cross cousin' is, and what the kids would have been to one another if I had married my brother's wife's sister (aww how cute :-@). (That is, what they would have been genealogically, namely 'bilateral parallel cousins', not what they would have been socially, doubtless 'beastly'.)
03:56

Reflex

Reflex (via MF) is an incredibly busy little game where you maneuver a bouncing ball to pick up gems by flipping mirrors around. Kiss your productivity goodbye.
00:40

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