Monday, October 27, 2003

Computational Origami

How does one package large objects to send into space?

The ancient art of Japanese paper folding, combined with a computer, solves the problem.

Computational Origami

Sunday, October 26, 2003

Rural Studio

Recycled materials, innovative design, new housing for the rural poor: these aren't just do-gooder busy work; these are works of ART!

Tuesday, October 21, 2003

Grandma Prisby

Grandma Prisby is a hero of mine. Her Bottle Village was close to where I lived. I never visited. I regret that.

I met Grandma Prisby at the Woman's Building in Los Angeles. She built semicircular walls, composed of concrete, toothbrushes, doll parts, bottles and other junk on the 3rd floor gallery. They were fascinating.

From Google:

... Grandma Prisby's Bottle Village Grandma Prisbey used no formal plans as she built 22 structures made of bottles in Simi Valley, California. ...

RealEstateJournal | Preservation News
... Samudio. "They fall into the category of folkloric environments,
ranging from Watts Towers to Grandma Prisby's Bottle Village.". ...

On The Town - Bottle Village
... Previous Show, home. April 24, Daniel Paul From Grandma Prisby's
Bottle Village Daniel Paul Music Playlist: Theme Song: "Miracles ... here

Links, Wits End Mosaic, tile adhesive, tile glue, adhesive, glue ...
... Weird Gardens - Inspired by Gaudi, the Watts Tower and Grandma Prisby's Bottle Village
this artist turned her home and garden into a 'weird' , wonderful and ...

... eager tourists. And allow me to become controversial again, and compare
the Acropolis to Grandma Prisby's Bottle Village. The Bottle ...

November Home Monthly - American craftsmanship
... Will continues Grandma's depiction of rural upstate New York, though his work
is a ... Carved folk art by artisans such as Bush Prisby (Penn.), Mary Shelly (NY ...


other testimonials

Mr. DeadGuy

Sunday, October 19, 2003


Group: alt.discuss.internet.sites.weird Date: Sun, Oct 19, 2003, 10:01am (MDT-1)
From: (roboT2003)

--- "So, I'm driving into Toronto (Canada), one day, and I see ""
written in the dirt on the back of a mini-van. "Kewel" I sez."

Friday, October 17, 2003

Mask Pics Soon!

speaking of pics, Mike, the photographer, came by today w/his digital camera and photographed the masks, cat pillows, fairy rag ladies and gourd bird houses!

He also brought me some gold fish for my tub pond & took me to store so I could buy dog and cat food.

You'll be seeing masks, etc, in the next few days.

A real gentleman, no?

Duct Tape Wallets

Making Duct Tape Wallets via Martha Stewart

Group: news:alt.discuss.internet.sites.weird
Date: Wed, Oct 15, 2003, 9:27pm (MDT-1)
From: (Nvivo)

How to Make Duct Tape Wallets via Martha Stewart--for real


Wait 'til The Red Green Show hears about THIS!

Thursday, October 16, 2003

Cat Scans

Isn't it a wonder that all the cats on earth don't just gang up and exterminate us?

Cat Scans

I particularly like the bung hole with spotted feet.

Thursday, October 02, 2003

Language Free Candidates

The California Recall

On October 7, voters in the state of California will be asked to vote on whether to recall Governor Gray Davis.

The huried nature of this election gives we, the people, little time to get to know our candidates.

As a part of our public outreach programs, Language Removal Services has here created the first "language-free" political debate.

It is our hope that this will allow you to better understand the true positions of the candidates. Below, we present language removals of the leading candidates to replace Davis.

To listen, click on the "MP3" next to each candidate. Files are downloadable.
[at website, not here]

Gray Davis (Incumbent) (D) MP3
Arianna Huffington (I) MP3
Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) MP3
Cruz Bustamante (D) MP3
Peter Camejo (G) MP3
Tom Mclintock (R) MP3
Peter Ueberroth (R) MP3

Wednesday, October 01, 2003

Weird Inventions

these are FUN!!!

Saddle Trout Attic

Mask On


Group: alt.discuss.internet.sites.weird Date: Tue, Sep 30, 2003, 8:15pm (MDT-1) From: (roboT2003)
--- Your one-stop resource for
female latex masks on the Internet

Live Pelt

Ronald Feldman Gallery

Group: alt.discuss.internet.sites.weird Date: Tue, Sep 30, 2003, 8:32pm (MDT-1) From: (roboT2003)
--- Live Pelt, by Kelly Heaton, is a multimedia installation based on the transformation of 64 previously owned Tickle Me Elmo dolls, the popular consumer toy, into a woman?s coat. Fashioned from the toys? pelts and electronics, the coat (entitled The Surrogate) provides full body vibration and is designed to be a substitute lover.

Using Elmo as a vector to channel information about contemporary American culture, the installation encompasses moods both poignant and Frankenstein weird. The narrative investigates frontier economics, the human-machine relationship, and the technologist?s power to play with life. In all seriousness, Heaton?s sense of humor prevails.

Bubble Making

Bubble Making (long)

Group: alt.discuss.internet.sites.weird Date: Tue, Sep 30, 2003, 11:11pm (MDT-1) From: (Nvivo)

Here are some bubble making links-- formulae, science, tips, related projects, kid stuff.....
Soap Bubbles--Bubble Formulae
Science Explorer: Bubble Bomb--pop a plastic bag with baking soda and vinegar!
Bubble Bomb
Bubbles - A to Z Home's Cool Homeschooling
Twos Nature Activities--Making Rainbow Bubbles
The Bubblesphere Bubbles.Org
Bubble Solutions--index
Bubble Formulae
MadSci Network: Physics
Re: effect on making bubbles with hot or cold liquid.
Bubbles Theme Page--links
Making Antibubbles
My Google Search:   There's a lot more. Some of the sites above have menu's with more info.
Google Bubbles