Cuil Theory

November 21, 2008 at 2:52 am | Posted in Esoterica, Humor, Philosophy | 3 Comments
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One Cuil, denoted by the Interrobang symbol (‽) is equal to One Level of Abstraction or Surreality away from the reality of a situation.

Catatumbo: The Everlasting Storm

October 17, 2008 at 12:55 am | Posted in Esoterica, Physics | Leave a comment
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At the mouth of the Catatumbo river at Lake Maracaibo in Venezuala rages an atmospheric storm that has persisted, about 150 days a year, 10 hours a night, for hundreds of years.

Codex Transportica

March 16, 2008 at 8:51 am | Posted in Drawing, Esoterica, Vehicles | Leave a comment

Creativity – Pragmatism = Some Very Strange Vehicles.

Corewars

March 14, 2008 at 8:40 am | Posted in Esoterica, Games, Mathematics, Software | Leave a comment

Corewars is a contest between algorithms (coded in “Redcode“) to take over a MARS virtual machine.  It’s been around forever, and has an avid following.  Recently, some veterans decided to use Redcode to make sure all the basic algorithms were covered.

The Mindscape Of Alan Moore

January 31, 2008 at 11:33 pm | Posted in Books, Esoterica, Film, Literature, Philosophy, Religion | Leave a comment

Writer and self-described magician Alan Moore spells out his views on writing, magic, and various other topics in the only feature film he has ever agreed to actively collaborate with.

The Temples of Humankind

November 25, 2007 at 6:19 pm | Posted in Architecture, Art, Esoterica, Sculpture | Leave a comment

From the imagined past lives of Oberto Airaudi and decades of work comes the secret underground temples the Italian government are calling the “Eighth Wonder of the World.”

Collective Perception

November 19, 2007 at 6:07 am | Posted in Esoterica, Webware | Leave a comment

It’s not really clear what this page is, but I’m willing to guess it’s an unholy hybrid of a blog and a scrapbook.

“Elemental Hexagons” Deck

November 14, 2007 at 9:50 pm | Posted in Chemistry, Commerce, Esoterica | Leave a comment

‘Elemental Hexagons’ is a divination deck, similar to Tarot, based on 60 of the chemical elements.  Creator “Calyxa” gives a bit of background here. (via)

“Crazy Rules of the World” by Jon Ronson

November 2, 2007 at 9:55 pm | Posted in Esoterica, Film, History, Journalism, Television, Weapons | Leave a comment

A three-part documentary on the baffling world of US military paranormal research, from the author of The Men Who Stare At Goats.

Japanese Steampunk Watches

September 15, 2007 at 2:46 am | Posted in Art, Commerce, Esoterica, Fashion, FutureTech, Sculpture, Technology, Weapons | Leave a comment

何時にそれはあるか。

Steampunk Stormtrooper & Friends

September 9, 2007 at 5:21 pm | Posted in Art, Esoterica, FutureTech, Sculpture, Weapons | Leave a comment

Sculptures spotted in Dubai (of all places).

Salad Alien

August 19, 2007 at 8:40 am | Posted in CG, Esoterica, FutureTech, Humor, Mashup/Remix | Leave a comment

They say it’s blood… is vinaigrette!

Topics In Geocide

July 30, 2007 at 12:32 am | Posted in Astronomy, Esoterica, FutureTech, Humor, Legal, Physics, Psychology, Science | Leave a comment

Interested in GeocideWould you like to attempt it?  Unconvinced of the importance of doing so?  Check in with the International Earth-Destruction Advisory Board to make sure you’re not too late and then delve into the details.

The Laws Of Software Development

July 18, 2007 at 6:25 pm | Posted in Esoterica, FutureTech, History, Humor, Painting, Reference, Science, Software, Technology | Leave a comment

A list of all the “named laws” in software, hardware, and management.

The Concept Art of Niklas Jansson

July 13, 2007 at 10:34 am | Posted in Art, Drawing, Esoterica, Eye Candy, Fantastic, FutureTech, Games, Kinesthetics, Painting, Propaganda, Robotics, Sculpture | Leave a comment

Anyone willing to devote time to reimagining old video games with modern concept art is a class act in my book.

Grow A Brain

July 7, 2007 at 8:47 pm | Posted in Books, Esoterica, Painting, Politics, Reference, Webware | Leave a comment

A linkdump like many others, with prodigious output.

Brass Goggles

July 1, 2007 at 7:04 am | Posted in Art, Crafts, Esoterica, FutureTech, Politics, Robotics, Sculpture, Weapons | Leave a comment

The Lighter Side of Steampunk.”

The Hauntening

June 26, 2007 at 1:27 am | Posted in Esoterica, Humor, Politics | Leave a comment

Waverly Films brings some insight into the life of stupid ghosts.

The Art Of Stephane Halleux

June 20, 2007 at 5:05 am | Posted in Art, Esoterica, FutureTech, Robotics, Sculpture, Weapons | Leave a comment

Remarkable sculptures made from found materials.

The Flat Earth Society

June 17, 2007 at 9:40 pm | Posted in Esoterica, Humor, Politics, Religion | Leave a comment

In case you had any doubts as to the moonbat imbecility humans are capable of, here’s a reminder.  Their “Current Events” page is especially hilarious.

Take-G’s Wooden Robot Toys

June 15, 2007 at 10:12 pm | Posted in Crafts, Esoterica, FutureTech, Robotics, Sculpture, Weapons | Leave a comment

Inscrutable Japanese Super-Cuteness!  Made from wood!

The Guitars Of Star Wars

June 11, 2007 at 1:37 am | Posted in Esoterica, FutureTech, Humor | Leave a comment

If Star Wars was a band, who would play what?

The Candyfab 4000

May 10, 2007 at 9:43 pm | Posted in Crafts, Esoterica, FutureTech, Robotics, Technology | Leave a comment

Evil Mad Scientist Labs has developed a 3D fabber that uses sugar as its building material!

The Tough Guide To The Known Galaxy

May 9, 2007 at 2:52 am | Posted in Esoterica, FutureTech, Humor, Painting, Reference, Science, Technology | Leave a comment

Killing our science fiction dreams, one sobering reality at a time.

Gizmo

April 29, 2007 at 9:35 pm | Posted in Esoterica, Film, FutureTech, History, Humor, Literature, Physics, Politics, Technology | Leave a comment

A documentary about the madness of 20th century invention.  Editor Howard Smith explains.

Ren: The People’s Building

April 26, 2007 at 3:05 am | Posted in Architecture, Esoterica, FutureTech, Mathematics | Leave a comment

Chinese architecture is going strange.

The Multi-Touch Interface of Jeff Han

April 13, 2007 at 5:09 pm | Posted in Esoterica, Eye Candy, FutureTech, History, Software, Technology, Vehicles | Leave a comment

Don’t just take his word for it: see it in action.

The Codex Seraphinianus

April 13, 2007 at 4:14 am | Posted in Advertising, Art, Books, Drawing, Esoterica, Eye Candy, Fantastic, Kinesthetics, Literature, Painting, Politics, Propaganda, Software | Leave a comment

Dark Roasted Blend calls our attention to the weirdest book in the world, now available in full online.

“Doing With Images Makes Symbols” by Alan Kay

April 11, 2007 at 9:25 pm | Posted in Animation, Education, Esoterica, FutureTech, History, Physics, Software, Technology | Leave a comment

A historical review of computer user interfaces.

The Book Of Curiosities

April 6, 2007 at 10:34 am | Posted in Advertising, Books, Esoterica, History, Painting, Physics, Politics, Reference, Science | Leave a comment

The 13th-century Muslim world’s state of the scientific art.

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