Archive for August 2010

 

As if we didn’t already have enough to worry about, there is now such a thing as a Fire Tornado.
One appeared in Brazil:

 

 

And one in Hawaii, where emergency responders watched it only briefly before saying “that’s it, we’re out of here”:

 

 

 

I am pretty sure this is the most awesome thing I have ever seen while driving to the county dump:

 

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I have to admit he has kept our county remarkably free of costumed supervillains.

Crime in general has been pretty rare since he took over (other than occasional random instances of sign vandalism).

 

And I think Sheriff Bat Man might be exactly what we need to deal with the second most awesome thing I have ever seen on the way to the county dump:

 

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Finally, I’m beginning to think that I should go to the dump more often.

Just for the entertainment value.

 

 

Artist Dalton Ghetti of Bridgeport, Connecticut spends his time carving tiny sculptures into the lead of pencils.

 

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Mr. Ghetti completes his work using a sewing needle and a razor blade – and without the aid of a magnifying glass.

 

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He sells postcards and posters of his work, but never the pieces themselves.

 

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If you catch him playing chess with his friends and neighbors at the Harborview Market, you can even get him to autograph one of the postcards for you.

 

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But he will only sign it in pencil.

 

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Further Information:

 

Read the New York Times story on Dalton Ghetti

 

More pictures at BuzzFeed

 

Story and pics at The Daily Mail

 

 

Ahh, Sunday: The perfect day to go out for a relaxing drive.

 

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But while it may be pleasing to just head out by yourself and get away from it all, you might find that taking along the family can be a lot of fun too.

 

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Wearing your helmets at all times is a must, not only for safety reasons but to avoid ruining your Sunday by having a run-in with the police.

 

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Photos from  the bubble cars collection at oobject.com

Wait – why is this called the “bubble cars” collection?

Okay, that’s more like it:

 

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Many, many more tiny cars can be viewed at the Microcar Museum:

 

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