Sunday, February 25, 2007

Please Stand Back from the Doors

I once read that the first-gen announcements were done by an RTHK DJ.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Attention United Airlines Passengers

Our family will be impacting your travel experience on the following flights. Please contact your travel professional for a seat reassignment very far away.

Or we'll make it up to you with drink vouchers.

March 8 UA831 SFO-TPE
March 14 UA882 TPE-NRT
April 17 UA852 NRT-SFO

I'm from Oaktown, yo.

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Monday, February 19, 2007

Borat Air

Be at the Istanbul airport. Cash only, please.


Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Welcome to Tokyo

Brilliant use of a Steinway.


Saturday, February 10, 2007

Ikea Hacking!

Like ReadyMade but focused on MDF panels. Nice.


Thursday, February 08, 2007

The World's Fastest Super Cub

Yup, the above link goes to a Japanese-language article that requires registration. It's a very cool interview with Honda alums on how the movie "World's Fastest Indian" reminds them of Soichiro Honda.
試作車の試走だけではお父さんは済まさないですから。実際に量産が始まったら、今度は工場に来て、また「乗せろ!」と言うわけです。当然、「何だこの車は! 責任者は誰だ!」という騒ぎが起きる(笑)。何で研究所が作った車とこんなに違うんだ、と。

He wouldn't stop at the preproduction test-drive. Once the production line was rolling, he'd show up at the plant and insist on riding the cars. And of course end up yelling "What's the hell is this? Who's responsible for this car?! Why is it so different from the prototype?"


Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Lo-bit Hi-fi

Snazzy. Must get me one of these synthcarts for the Atari VCS.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Good Old Days on the Nordschleife

I have a few cars from the early 70s. Remind me to take it easy on those curvy parts.

My favorite family scene at 3:21.

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Saturday, February 03, 2007

Let them drink Petrus

(link above to NYT, registration req'd)
The case has lingering overtones for Sergeant Wade, who also was working on a case in nearby East Palo Alto, a city that has long wrestled with high crime rates.

“An 18-year-old girl was shot point-blank in the head and I received no calls about it,” he said. “The wine theft? A gazillion. It kind of shows you where people’s values lie.”