Archive for the ‘Links’ Category

Nixon, the next Fossil?

June 26, 2009

I’ve got my eye on this company… might even buy a watch from them 😛  Nixon watches are designed for skater/surfer-type athletes, but many of the timepieces are exceedingly stylish for everyday wear.


This is the first line from the company statement:

We make the little shit better. The stuff you have that isn’t noticed first, but can’t be ignored. We pay attention to it. We argue about it. We work day and night to make the little shit as good as it can be, so when you wear it, you feel like you’ve got a leg up on the rest of the world.

If the company ever goes public I’m buying stock.  The little shit, indeed.

[Via bookofjoe]


Daft bodies

November 22, 2008

Yah, this is old by Internet standards (early 2008) but these boys put on a good show in my favorite remake of the original Daft Bodies, which itself was a reinterpretation of the groundbreaking and fun Daft Hands.

Margaret and Helen

October 29, 2008

I’m not sure about the other 29 Helens*, but this character’s got a feisty tongue and a unique voice as a blogger who just happens to be 82.  With the help of her grandson, Helen started this blog as a way to share posts with Margaret, her friend since their college days.  She writes her posts with a funny, modern, almost youthful vibe.  The election has really gotten Helen fired up as you’ll see from recent posts about VP nominee Palin.  Her writing tells it like it is and pulls no punches, and as a result the number of visits to the blog has skyrocketed.  These ladies show just how little one’s age matters in the spaces comprising the blogosphere.

[Via Andrew Sullivan]

Table of condiments that periodically go bad

October 29, 2008



October 19, 2008

Geeks around the world had been captioning online photos for some time, but the whimsy hit a fever pitch with the mainstreaming of “lolcats” in early 2007.  One of the first and most popular lolpics sites, I Can Has Cheezburger?, is still going strong with users submitting new lolpics every day.

And check out its sister site FAILBlog for a funny dose of schadenfreude.

Do your research before you shop

October 17, 2008

In these tough economic times, every dollar saved really makes a difference.  SmartMoney checked out several comparison shopping sites to determine which is best at finding accurate lowest prices.  Yahoo! Shopping, where I research online prices for items big and small, fared pretty well in the performance test.  But I may have to try the one competitor who outshone them all.

[Via Consumerist]


October 17, 2008

What do you get when you combine computer science, philosophy, math geekery and stick figures?  It’s xkcd!  Creator Randall Munro calls xkcd “A Webcomic of Romance, Sarcasm, Math and Language.”  Its humor often resides in the high ether — or flat on the ground, depending on your perspective, but folks with even the slightest propensity toward nerdness (just let go and embrace your inner nerd!) will dig this comic.

The definitive resource for rumor control

October 14, 2008

The Urban Legends Reference Page, for short, is a must-visit site for debunking the latest rumor, gossip, and innuendo.  The site has been around for ages, almost as long as The Internets.  With meticulously researched articles disproving or upholding even some of the newest urban legends, it’s a great way to piss off your Uncle Dwayne when you call bullshit on his favorite stories about lobsters and gerbils.

Seeing green

October 13, 2008

As the title of this blog suggests, I have a passion for growing plants.  In the coming days as I mention some of my favorite sites, I’ll include several that tickle my green thumb.  One of my favorites is Dave’s Garden, which has catered to gardening enthusiasts and professionals online since 2000.  I’m particularly fond of the site’s Garden Watchdog, which allows site users to rate the service and quality of mail order purveyors.  There are a few too many bad links in the Garden Watchdog, but it’s still an excellent resource to help you find rare plants and obscure nurseries.

Another fantastic site with forums and a botany database is GardenWeb.  With literally hundreds of discussion topics, you’re bound to find what you’re looking for here.

Another regular read…

October 13, 2008

People love to hate him, but we also love to read him.  Matt Drudge doesn’t make much commentary of his own, except in his choice of links and their presentation in the Drudge Report.  And that’s apparently enough for his millions of devoted readers who, like me, go to Drudge every day for the best breaking gossip.. err, I mean, news.  Yah, he broke the Monica Lewinsky story, that colossal waste of bureaucratic time and political energy.  Yah, he seems happy being a tool of the Republican Party.  Yah, he wears his political bias on his sleeve, and why shouldn’t he?  It’s his blog.  But the man has a nose for a juicy story.  Chances are if there’s something happening, Drudge will be one of the first to post it.