--The state with the highest ratio of eligible voters to electors is Pennsylvania. In PA, there are 436,000 eligible voters per electoral voter. Thus a voter in Wyoming is worth 2.6 times "more" than a voter in Pennsylvania. Who said "one voter, one vote?" More like, "one voter, some kind of vote."
"The work of M.C. Escher needs no introduction. We have all learned to appreciate the impossibilities that this master of illusion's artwork presents to the layman's eye. Nevertheless, it may come as a surprise for some, but many of the so-called 'impossible' drawings of M. C. Escher can be realized as actual physical objects. These objects will resemble the Escher's drawing, of the same name, from a certain viewing direction. This work below presents some of these three-dimensional models that were designed and built using geometric modeling and computer graphics tools."
(Monkeyman says: Two days of Escher references! w00t!)
"Access Hollywood has learned that after a successful 17-year run, Jay Leno will announce that he is turning over hosting duties of 'The Tonight Show' to his NBC late-night counterpart Conan O'Brien in 2009."
I can't wait to see Triumph on 'The Tonight Show'.
"Andrew Lipson has a special place in his heart for LEGOs. That's a good thing since it leads to these 'Works of the Lego Masters':"
The Lego image is really neat, kudos to the guys who made it.
Also humorous is the whacked out comments on that page that are relevant in no special way to the Lego post. No one will take Tarajee serious if she can't bust out the Spell Checker.
Here's a sample:
Hello every one living on the planet Earth.
Killing of humanbeings is strictly prohibbited by law may be from any religion so far known to humanity. The killers are being traped on some of the planets in space and are being treated likewise. They cannot make a contact with their fellow mates on the earth.They are suffering exactly for the deeds they have comitted here during a life period on earth. The planets of tortures are situated far far away from earth.
No observatory can detect or observe these planets hundered or thousend times more poweful than present ones. This is not a fiction. I can prove it not by preachin any religion but by facts and theories. I have sent so many Emails to
various observatories and organisations but there is no result. will you please contact me.
Posted by: Tarajee at May 13, 2004 01:40 PM
(Still no cure for cancer, but I would love to see a video of the 16 volunteers flopping around in the goop.)
"Back when he was writing the Principia Mathematica, Isaac Newton argued with his pal Chistiaan Hyugens about an interesting question: Would someone swim faster through water or through a thick, viscous goo? Newton bet you'd go slower; Hyugens argued the opposite. Newton decided to put both viewpoints in the Principia, since he couldn't resolve it. There seemed to be no way to test it: Who was going to go to the trouble of constructing a massive tank and filling it with goo?"
- Hot Xmas lesbos bearing Valentine's Day greetings from the Almighty?
- Pro-gays with costume fetishes at your local mall?
- Appalachian gays toting moonshine?
- Not the gay scene as a whole, but caters goodwill to those who are down with hardcore pr0n action?
Back in August, I posted a link to Mr. (Tim) Hooper's artwork at Ghost Dog Gallery. This past week, Hooper did a search on the Net to see what was linked to/about him. He came across my posting on Snarkyspot.
After a couple of emails, Hooper was nice enough to let me know this morning that he had just finished a new painting (the image above). If you dig his colorful style, visit his site and sign up to his email list for future updates on his new work, etc.
A variety of individuals, including a chimpanzee, will show how easy it is to hack into the actual software that will be used during this year’s election. Does it make a difference that an election could now be bought? Is there much difference from the average voter and a chimpanzee? These age old and pivotal questions I leave for you to answer. I will however say that the built in vote manipulator within the voting software is a little more than fishy.
If you are bittorent-savvy, download this vicious brawl that is part of a Japanese TV show. They start with a couple of slaps, but then it really gets crazy. I am quite sure that the half naked guys surrounding the ring are just concerned citizens. ;)
If you have ever had a hankering to see a woman choke another chick out, here's your chance. American reality TV has a long way to go to match up to this.
(The below snippet is from the website, don't blame me for the funky sentence structure.)
"Pongmechanik is an electromechanical conversion of the classical game Pong. And instead of more realistic graphics, it ever accurately to reproduces the original Pong. The user is hardly changed. However the game breaks open the Black box: What takes place in the computer, becomes again perceptible and comprehensible."
"The Gravity from Front is a concept design (at least, I think it's just a concept) for an interactive lamp that reacts to your presence. When you're not in the room, it lays down and goes to sleep. When you enter, it wakes up, stands and turns on to give you light."
What a cool idea, if it isn't just a prototype, I might get one for my workplace.
"In the beginning, in dimension filled with life energy, called Zone Energy, there was only one Spark (or Lasercore), spawned from primal energies of that plane. The Original Spark (or Lasercore) had the ability to merge with any machine and become its central nervous system in order to ..."
Ok, enough! OMG, my ADD has kicked in big time. One friggin' picture and a buttload of words about the Transformers.
I'll have to read this super-long page in installments.
Invader Zim: An Interview with Jhonen Vasquez and Rikki Simons
"September 01, 2004 - It's amazing how far a little cult following will go. Post-cancellation interest and strong DVD sales brought Futurama back into popularity and Family Guy back into production. DVD has become the haven for underappreciated shows, and one of the prime examples is Jhonen Vasquez' Nicktoon Invader Zim. "
I love how demented Invader Zim is, Nickelodeon was smart to run it, even if for just a short time. They will make a lot more cash by selling episodes on DVD.
The bittorent savvy can go here to check out an episode or two of Invader Zim. (Need to learn what bittorent is? Go here.)
It yet another example of Army recruiting hilarity, men of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team were told that they can reenlist for another three years or be sent to Iraq ASAP for a year. Talk about being over a barrel.
This guy is truly having fun spewing nonsense out into the universe and watching people react to it in a serious, “I don’t understand what all this means?” manner. Generally, he leaves a member feedback comment that is in some way associated to their EBay name and has nothing to do with the actual EBay sale. He earns a hearty hurrah from Snarkyspot. Here are some of my fav’s:
There's Charlie up ahead 2 clicks. I say we take 'em out. They won't expect it.
warchild ( 1 )
Pornography is bad because God will kill you and eat your bones. TERIFFIC SALE!
bishop2 ( 204 )
The Pope bought his Pope Hat on eBay. You didn't know that, did u? OUTSTANDING!
bishop ( 193 )
Not sure, but I think you peed on the stuff you sent. My dog keeps smelling it.
moist ( 3 )
Sir, kind sir, I am almost proud to not know you. Learn to spell.
wierdguy ( 1 )
I forbid you to wear the blue sock! HEED MY COMMAND!!!!!
foot ( 334 )
If this dude is not forced to go over to Iraq, we are probably going to lose. Who would have thought that the entire “liberation” effort could hang in the balance because of one man? Thank goodness our military has found a clerical error and a loophole that will allow him to be forced into active duty despite him actually serving his commitment to the Army. Hallelujah and yea us!