Friday, July 22, 2005

The 10 cent TV

My wife is mentally incapable of overlooking a bargain. Not that she spends money hand over fist, but she'll come home with a carload of items I didn't know we needed. Items like this broken TV that she paid 10 cents for. The power button works fine, the picture is fine, it certainly is bigger than the TV we used in our bedroom, and it's even stereo. So what's the problem? The buttons for changing the channel and volume are unusable, there's a loud buzz coming from the picture tube, and even with a programmable remote, the menus aren't usable. It's okay for watching DVDs in our bedroom, and is even a step up for that.
I am, of course, very pleased with my new TV in the kitchen, near where I use my laptop. The location is ideal for tuning in all the available broadcast channels. I don't even mind that the picture is small, for it just fits the little table in the corner. Now I need to find a new place for the phone.

Julian Beever

Here's the homepage for the guy featured in the last entry.
Julian Beever

Virtual Street Reality


Virtual Street Reality:
"is an English
artist who is famous for his art on the pavements of England, France, Germany,
USA, Australia and Belgium. It's peculiarity?  Beever gives his
drawings an anamorphosis view, his images are drawn in such a way which
gives them three dimensionality when viewing from the correct angle. It's
amazing !!!"
Not just amazing. It's FUCKING amazing.

Flesh-Eating Caterpillars Discovered in Hawaii


Flesh-Eating Caterpillars Discovered in Hawaii:
"In Hawaiian rain forests, scientists have discovered caterpillars with
a taste for escargot: They trap snails on leaves using silk webbing and
then eat them alive."

My father is afraid of caterpillars. It doesn't seem that strange anymore.