Interview With The Search Engine

July 20th, 2005 | Filed under: AI, Humor, Internet, Programming | 1 Comment »

SatireWire interviews Jeeves from So not AI.

Motion Theory + Beck

July 14th, 2005 | Filed under: Humor, Video | No Comments »

Motion Theory
brings Al Jaffee’s classic fold-ins from Mad magazine to the streets of East LA.

Thanks, Pete!

Can't rhyme? Use the Rhymerator

June 27th, 2005 | Filed under: Humor, Internet, Programming | 4 Comments »

RHYMERATOR 1.0 finds rhymes and metaphors for all you wannabe emcees. Add some beats, visuals and even get some advice from Yeshua, the mystery underground rap wizard. Then go platinum. [launch]

Secretly Trashing Hotel Rooms

May 17th, 2005 | Filed under: Humor, Social | 3 Comments »

Secret Wall Tattooing (SWT) by Josh Homme, may soon go commercial (although we encourage you to secretly trash and leave your mark behind in any hotel room). Next time you go to your 5 star hotel, check behind your mirror, painting or under your bed. There may be a little treat left for your secret viewing pleasure.

via Cool Hunting

Roach-Robot Hybrid

May 16th, 2005 | Filed under: AI, Design, Humor, Mechanical Tech, Programming | 2 Comments »

The roach (the robot’s CPU) sits on top of a ping pong ball (the robot’s trackball). The robot’s motion is controlled by infrared sensors that flash lights at the roach whenever it senses objects in its path. The light causes the roach to change directions. Find more details and other animal robot hybrids at conceptlab.

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Google Will Eat Itself

May 11th, 2005 | Filed under: Future, Humor, Technology | 1 Comment »

Make a website. Show some Google ads (Adsense). Make some money. Buy Google stock. Make Google eat itself.

GWEI (Google Will Eat Itself) is a web project (project description) by Hans Bernhard and Alessandro Ludovico that generates funds through Adsense to buy Google shares towards the ultimate goal of handing over Google ownership to the GTTP-community – Google To The People. Nice.

via Guerrilla Innovation

Powerseed : Pacemaker for Eating

May 4th, 2005 | Filed under: Future, Health, Humor, Products | No Comments »

This is not a joke. Powerseed is simply a 30 second timer / traffic signal that tells you when you should take your next bite and contemplate whether you’re still hungry or not.

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Banksy hits NYC

March 23rd, 2005 | Filed under: Humor, News | No Comments »

Banksy becomes a part of the non-permanent collection in the museums of New York!
Wooster Collective

Thanks, Pete.

Nike Claims Town Square

March 8th, 2005 | Filed under: Humor, Products, Urbanism | No Comments »

Karlzplatz, Vienna’s historic main square will soon be renamed to Nikeplatz! Well, not really. In September 2003, the entire city of Vienna was pranked into thinking Nike was appropriating the city square.‘s elaborate hoax was distributed through thousands of brochures, an official website @, and finally a 13-ton metal and glass infobox inviting the public to find out more about Nike’s plans to brand the square with a giant swoosh sculpture.

Scary. After all we have Disney’s own branded town, Celebration. It’s arguable whether‘s public performance art registered in the flow of our already all encompassing brand-scape, but their seamless integration surely sparked concern over privatization of public spaces. Considering people go as far as tattooing swooshes to their bodies, I can imagine there were people that were ecstatic to see the Nike-ification of a public space. (I just saw a guy on the bus the other day with FILA shave into the back of his head!)

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20 Questions

March 5th, 2005 | Filed under: AI, Humor, Internet | No Comments »

Think of any object. 20Q will ask 20 questions to make an intelligent guess based on a history of previous scenarios. The more people play, the more intelligent it gets. Spooky.

Play 20Q