Interesting info graphic

25 03 2010

Found this little graphic pretty interesting. It breaks down the traffic to sites on the internet. I guess the ratios of traffic are about what I’d expect, altho it is a little surprising that Adult is about even with Travel and Weather, considering the multi-billion dollar industry that porn is. Saw this at Fast Company.


MJ Dolls

18 03 2010

How classic is the hair on fire with the Pepsi can? Awaiting the release of the MJ with his hand down Emmanuel Lewis’ pants doll. See more over at Cupco.

Via Carl at Fred & Friends

The Apology Line

17 03 2010

Found an interesting project called the Apology Line done in the UK. It was created by Will Bridges and James Lees and they put up fliers and billboards all over the country with a free line to call and leave anonymous apologies for things you’ve done in the past that you’ve been wanting to atone for. Apparently hundreds of people called in and left their apologies on a recording device. It really reminded me of our stories project we did in Wyoming, where folks would tell their stories relating to drugs, alcohol and tobacco.

It appears that this project is looking for funding, as this page I stumbled across seems to be looking for donations. They have some apologies listed that they’ve already received, and boy, some of them are heavy:

“I’m sorry I stole chocolates from my brother when we were very young. I’m sorry that I was jealous of him when my mother took him on holiday without me. I’m sorry that I um, I cheated on my fiancé. I’m sorry that I took drugs when I promised him I would stop. I’m sorry that my… that I found my mother unconscious when she tried to kill herself. I’m sorry that I did not protect my brother.”

“I’m sorry for having an affair with a man who’s married and has two children because my boyfriend couldn’t be bothered to spend more time with me. And thinks that his work is more important than me. I’m sorry that I’ve wasted so much love on my boyfriend”

“I would like to apologise to my daughter who is twenty-seven now. For the fact that I always resented having a daughter. I wanted a son. And I wasn’t a very nice mother to her. I told her I’m sorry. Things in her childhood… I have never told her the real reason because I think it would hurt her too much. I just want to say sorry. I don’t want her to know it was me, I think that would be too
painful for her. I love her very much. Thank you.”

It really has that postsecret vibe to it, doesn’t it?

17 03 2010

Tell people things at

How many billboards project

10 03 2010

Oh leave it to LA to mix the artwork with the advertising, you pioneers, you. The How Many Billboards show is based on the philosophical proposition: art should occupy a visible position in the cacophony of mediated images in the city, and it should do so without merely adding to the visual noise. The thought is that art periodically displace advertisement in the urban environment.

Billboards are a dominant feature of the landscape in Los Angeles. Thousands line the city’s thoroughfares, delivering high-end commercial messages to a repeat audience. Given outdoor advertising’s strong presence in public space, it seems reasonable and exciting to set up the possibility for art to be present in this field. The sudden existence of artistic speech mixed in with commercial speech provides a refreshing change of pace. Commercial messaging tells you to buy; artistic messaging encourages you to look and to think.

The artist’s work will be up until the end of March.

I dunno, maybe it’s called a “cark”?

9 03 2010

Ok, I don’t have a cat, but if I did, it’d surely be sporting this little contraption. Buy your cat one on etsy.

For fans of the color brown and strange Russian yodeling:

1 03 2010

I really don’t know what else to comment about this, except that I’m assuming this was filmed in the ‘psychadelic’ era of Russian yodelmongering.