Those wacky Japanese! They have their own version of reality television, and it blows our version away. Read all about Nasubi and his efforts to live for a year solely on what he could win in contests.
Find here a woman who draws pictures of every meal she eats on her Palm and then uploads it to her blog. Obsessive-compulsive order run wild, or post-modern hero? pocketpig.com – a daily dose of delectable drawings
Atomica Corporation, formerly GuruNet, is a mildly interesting portal-for-sale kind of an idea. I wonder if it will last.
I always enjoy reading any interview with Chris Ware. He’s a thoughtful talented artist. Here’s a good extended quote from the The Onion.
I guess I’ve read once or twice that people think I’m “trying to bum them out,” which certainly isn’t the case. I’m only trying to present as honest a portrayal of the grimness of human ambition as I can. I’d hope it’s rather uplifting, actually, since I find the sort of blind optimism and empty laughter of a great deal of “contemporary culture” to be more depressing than something that admits to a potential for disappointment and a gnawing sense of existential mockery. I don’t trust art that promises a 24-hour joyride. In fact, there seems to be a modern sense of entitlement for such constant “ups,” which is a repugnant attitude any way one chooses to look at it. I definitely believe in the possibility of happiness, though; it’s just something that I think, rightfully, is rare in its genuine form, and that it can’t be counterfeited.
Here’s the whole interview.
Another gem from Dan Bricklin’s things-I-like-to-talk-about personal website. How the Blogger Deal Happened describes how his company Trellix is pumping cash into Blogger. Vive le Bloggeur!
It’s the world’s largest stinky penis-shaped flower and it’s just finished blooming in Wisconsin: Amorphophallus titanum. That’s over eight feet of purplish “corpse flower” captured on camera. The Little Shop of Horrors has nothing on this thing.