Saturday, October 31, 2009

When geek meets real life.


The sad part is that's true.


Friday, October 30, 2009

Why haven't I thought of that ?


Bill Guffey has never walked the streets of London, New York or Barcelona. He has never visited the coast of Maine or watched the sun set in Italy over a Florentine villa.
But if you looked around his rural Kentucky studio, you would never know it.

Tableaus from European cities and every U.S. state (except for Hawaii) cover the walls of his home, illustrating the adventures of a presumably well-traveled artist. Yet the self-taught oil painter said he has never physically been to 99 percent of the places he has captured on canvas.

To reach the closest Wal-Mart, Guffey said he needs at least 30 minutes in the car. But with 30 seconds on his computer, he can fly around the world with Google Street View and paint any place his cursor lands.

Not only does the mapping tool give Guffey and other users a street-level window to many places in the world, it lets them navigate 360-degree horizontal and 290-degree vertical unbroken panoramas.


Thursday, October 29, 2009

Monday, October 26, 2009

The Two Faces of Life to Anime Morphing

Just a word of caution for the anime lovers.


Well ain't that cute !


Sunday, October 25, 2009

If you are a tea enthusiast as I am, you must try lapsang souchong.

Lapsang souchong (拉普山小種/正山小种, lit. Small variety from mountain Lap) is a black tea originally from the Wuyi region of the Chinese province of Fujian. It is sometimes referred to as smoked tea (熏茶). Lapsang is distinctive from all other types of tea because lapsang leaves are traditionally smoke-dried over pinewood fires, taking on a distinctive smoky flavor.

I once told my friend that it's a tea with smoked bacon in it and he fell for it. Just buy it and make yourself a treat; although it's an acquired taste, you should at least give it a try.


Monday, October 19, 2009

Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Me: “Hello, thanks for calling [store] where you can get great back to school fashions. This is Cara speaking, how can I help you?”

Customer: “Hi, do you have any duck things?”

Me: “Duck things? What sort of duck things, sir?”

Customer: “Duck things.”

Me: “No, we do not.”

Customer: “Oh. Do you have any duck key chains?”

Me: “No.”

Customer: “What about duck earrings?”

Me: “No.”

Customer: “Oh. Did you know I have over two hundred stuffed ducks?”

Me: “That’s… awesome?”

Customer: “They have neck braces. We got in a car accident, me and my stuffed ducks.”

Me: “I’m very sorry to hear that, sir. Is there anything else I can help you with?”

Customer: “I gave my ducks neck braces.”

Me: “I really–”

Customer: “The doctor had to wrap me in twelve blankets!”

Me: “I’m sorry to hear that.”

Customer: “Do you have any duck things?”

Me: “No, but why don’t you try calling another [store]? We’re low volume, so we have less than the other ones.”

Customer: “I have lots of stuffed ducks, you know. They have neck braces because we got in a car accident.”

Me: “I’m sorry, I have another customer. I really have to let you go.”

Customer: “Do you have any duck things?”

Me: “No, sir.”

Customer: “Have a nice day!” *hangs up*


I know it's stupid but it still cracks me up.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Imagine if every household item would be so compassionate.


Monday, October 12, 2009

Out of 216,000 born everyday it's a good result. My question is, how the hell do they come up with these statistics ?


Sunday, October 11, 2009

Sometimes, something as simple as a piece of rubber can make so much difference. You decide which rubber I am talking about.


Friday, October 9, 2009

Most people don't know this :

One of the most interesting and surprising facts about tea for newcomers is that ALL types of tea, white, green, oolong, and black, come from the same plant, the Camellia sinensis. What determines a type of tea's "color" is the processing the newly picked leaves will undergo before they reach your cup.


Monday, October 5, 2009

Although a bit exaggerated, Banksy once more gives us something to think about.

When tetris meets alcohol - it must mean greatness.


There's no better way to start a day than with a good design. I would kill for the peanut bag... no I wouldn't - or would I ?