Other Ten Percent 5/26/10

May 26 2010

Hi everybody, I’m just trying to get this one out the door today since I’m not sure what my schedule’s looking like for the rest of the day really. So here are some links that I found on the internet.

*Cartography* *History*
Ten Maps that Changed the World
http://kottke.org/10/05/ten-maps-that-changed-the-world
Don’t most new maps change the world?

*Letters* *War*
FOR HEAVEN’S SAKE STOP IT
http://www.lettersofnote.com/2010/05/for-heavens-sake-stop-it.html
The Lost Battalion pretty much owns.

*Technology* *Boats*
Motorcycle Sidecar that Turns into Canoe
http://www.boingboing.net/2010/05/25/motorcycle-sidecar-t.html
And we have a new contender for history’s most useless invention (actually built division).

*Science Fiction* *Current Events*
Sandbagged by the Near Future
http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2010/05/sandbagged-by-the-near-future.html
The world is too weird for people to write near future science fiction anymore. Gibson’s given up and just started setting his sci-fi novels in the recent past and Stevenson’s setting stuff thousands of years in the future just to have some sense of historical perspective.

*Ice* *Nature*
Frazil Ice: Fascinating Forest Hazard
http://www.boingboing.net/2010/05/24/frazil-ice-fascinati.html
The video that goes along with this is super pretty.

*Alcohol* *Gravity*
Applied Physics by Acquacalda
http://cribcandy.com/home/picks/applied-physics-by-acquacalda/52522/
I see no possible way this could go wrong.

*Comedy* *Video*
“Thomas Jefferson” A Derrick Comedy Original Sketch
http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/f47d10655e/thomas-jefferson-a-derrick-comedy-original-sketch
As you have always suspected, Thomas Jefferson is a jerk…and also immortal.

*Science* *Cleaning*
Petri Dish Soap in the Boingboing Bazaar
http://www.boingboing.net/2010/05/25/petri-dish-soap-in-t.html
It’s irony in soap form.

*Photography* *Typography*
The Big Caption
http://thebigcaption.com/
I think Liz is going to be pissed because she was telling me an idea remarkably similar to this a few days ago.

Webcomics Roundup
Natasha Allegri is an animator for Adventure Time so you should love her already but now you can love her because of her awesome cat Pancake.

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