finally, someone has created a useful flickr tool. flickr least interesting. mine:

i’m not sure how it’s figuring it out, but it can’t be any worse than whatever flickr is using(which for a long time would exclude any film shots, but that may have been fixed – i’m unsure) to figure out their “most interesting”. you can search for users, text or tags. so you can look up the least interesting for punk, exotica or even name that film.


every year i tell myself i’m going to remember this date, and every year i forget. back in early october was the birthday for this blog. six years. it feels like longer. sometimes i’m surprised i’m still at it. and things have slowed down quite a bit since those early days that’s for sure. but i’m still here and so is the blog.

nightmare playgrounds. a few of these are creepy, but i doubt most of this would have creeped me out as a kid. via everlasting blort.

this story my parents sent me reminds me that peter and i have been meaning to go to this restaurant:

Theme restaurants may have finally reached their pinnacle (or bottomed out) in the Toilet Restaurant, a chain of restaurants in Taiwan that features toilets for seating and serves noodle dishes in dog-dish sized ceramic toilet bowls.

Small entrees are served in urinal shaped dishes, while larger dishes are served in the toilet-shaped bowls. Noodles come in small bathtub-like containers.

Among the most popular entrees are those that resemble material that one commonly associates with the commode, including curry noodles or chocolate ice cream.

i guess i shouldn’t be surprised that alot of the comments left on the story have been of the most prudish variety. and of course some people seem to have mixed up taiwan with china.

my friend erik has been posting some of the oddities he’s found at daiso, this being the one that surprised me the most:

yes, inflatable breasts are for everyone. he has a whole set devoted to some of the odd things he’s seen at daiso and elsewhere.

i didn’t recall seeing the inflatable boobs at the daiso here. surprisingly, the tainan daiso(which just expanded to an entire floor of one of the smaller department stores) was open today. today is lunar new year day – traditionally most shops would be closed today, but nearly everything was open today. so of course i went to see how our daiso compares to the seattle one. i was starting to think maybe they’d just exported some of the odder japanese stuff for the american market, but then i found the inflatable breasts in the costume aisle. of course i had to buy it myself. i like the illustrations on the back of the packaging on how to use it:

and of course to go along with that i picked this up:

because, we all have occasions where we need a swan to suddenly grow from our crotch. about 10 years ago there was a japanese comedy show that was quite popular here that featured one of the men in the show wearing something very similiar to this. i’m guessing that is why this toy exists unless it’s something that existed for children prior, and was just used for that show on adults.

i bought this and the inflatable breasts for peter. i figured he wasn’t quite androgynous or freaky enough already.

i couldn’t leave daiso without picking up a few things for myself either.

a wind up flipping crocodile:

and a fireman action figure:

i think he looks rather creepy as well, which is always a plus.

my friend ted has a nice write up on the silliness that is $cientology. the slide show here is particularly disturbing, though not all that surprising. then today i came across this write up on hackers going after the cult and with good cause. it’s going to be interesting to see how this all unfolds.

my friend erik is somewhat obsessed with bacon. now, thanks to archee mcphees, he and any other baconofiles out there can have a bacon suit for a mere 100 bucks u.s.(on closer inspection, it’s not just a suit – but a tux!) apparently, it even smells like bacon. via everlasting blort.

Next Page »