Friday Funday VII

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Friday Funday brings you some fun and interesting links from my travels around the internet during the previous week.

At Home with the Munsters [del.icio.us]

“Here’s a rare one: The Munsters’ record from 1964. This LP was recorded by the original cast to cash in on the success of the television show, which debuted in September, 1964.” Replete with .mp3 files and cover art.

Apple Erotica [del.icio.us]

Everyone knows that Mac users tend to be die-hard Mac fans. This gallery proves that they also have too much time on their hands. The 47+ pages of Apple Erotica (read: Mac porn) range from a risqué tease to (if you’ll excuse the pun) straight-up porn.

NOTE: I try to make my Friday Funday links work-safe, but this one was too good to pass up.

False Ads: There Oughtta Be A Law! [del.icio.us]

In other news, candidates running for office have a legal right to lie to voters just about as much as they want. A legal right? This article has the skinny on why politicians are allowed to lie to us about pretty much whatever they want. The article does not talk about =why= politicians lie, but if you can’t figure that one out on your own, you probably shouldn’t be allowed to vote. What I want to know is why they don’t just tell the truth in the first place.

Grammar Spam [del.icio.us]

You may heard about these English teachers in Hong Kong that spammed a bunch of us Westerners in an attempt to sort out a grammar dispute. The above link describes what they want to know and offers an interesting solution. Why did I include this on Friday Funday? Because grammar is fun! No, I’m serious, grammar really is fun. Okay, it’s fun to =me=!

Dynamite Clock [del.icio.us]

Having this delivered to your house might catch the attention of more than a few government agencies, but who could resist a clock that looks like a time bomb? I know I want one! There’s just something about the price that I don’t agree with…

Anatomical Art by 2nd Graders [del.icio.us]

“You will notice how exceptional the drawings are – giving evidence to the premise that children learn so much more when the topic is of interest to them.”

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3 Comments

  1. Guy the Vagner

    somebody doesn’t have enough to do at work… but I’m glad, tis sweet sir tommy b.

  2. Guy!

    To quote from State and Main, “those are the truest words you’ll ever hear.”

  3. Kris Boustedt

    A funny thing about Mac Porn:

    Well, first of all, I actually had some of their Apple Erotica as my desktop background for a while — until the wife put the kibosh on that.

    Secondly, and oddly enough, Apple computers don’t really need the help of naked women to be “pornographic.” Having been employed by an Apple retailer for a bit over a month now — and having been guilty of doing the following myself — I have witnessed countless customers enter the store and, upon seeing our new display of the 20″ G5 iMac fawn obsequiously and erotically touch the machine. I mean, I have seen some heavy petting go on in our display room.

    You know, JG Ballard wrote a lot about this phenomenon — the blend of mechanics and sexuality. Most notably in Crash (but also “The Atrocity Exhibition” which was made into a really fucked up movie in 2000 — if you can find it and watch it, you get a gold star) the characters blur the lines between architechture, industrial design, machines and their own sexuality to the point of their humanity dissolving. I bet Jonathan Ive (the lead designer behind the iPod and the new iMac and the VP of of Industrial Design at Apple) reads a lot of Ballard.

    I guess my rambling point here is this: seriously consider how the word “sexy” has worked its way into legitimate discussions of technological/industrial design. I can’t really say if it’s a meaningful inclusion as far as the framework of humanity is concerned…It’s just interesting.

    What a wonderful world we live in.

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