Thursday, April 30, 2009



Green Porno

Sound Wave

Sound Wave” is art installation made from melted records on a wooden armature (5.2 ft h x 12 ft w x 12 ft d). It was created byJean Shin; exhibited at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York.


My Cat is a Christian

orangehouse aside: Biblical meaning of Delilah: She was a Philistine who, bribed to entrap Samson, coaxed him into revealing that the secret of his strength was his long hair, whereupon she took advantage of his confidence to betray him to his enemies. Her name has since become synonymous with a voluptuous, treacherous woman. Check out his other work here.


Hal The Robot Suit

This has been a especially bad week for motorized mobility. First there was
this and now Japan is announcing the HAL (Hybrid Assistive Limb) robot suit is going into mass production and will be available in Japan sometime soon for around $4,200. Didn't we learn our lesson with the first Hal?

I think what we really need to do is give over muscle control to a robot. This seems like a really good idea. Soon we can be a nation of Mr. Burns'. Although, truth be told, this suit really comes in handy, say if you are transporting copious bags of rice across the office or need to go help "Shadowhare" whip ass. But the day to day application of the suit seems counter productive to say- sitting in a chair or taking a dump. Do we really need this in the private sector? Great medical applications. Nerds wanting to be Ironman... not so much.


Tan Hong Ming in Love


Now that's talent

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Karma Chameleon Phone circa 19suckit

Seriously how high must George have been to go for this. Astounding.


Super Hero on Patrol in Cincinnati

Abused as a child and brought up in foster homes "Shadowhare" is now ready to save your ass.

Now YOU get some

That's right. Thanks Ray!

Have You Seen in Your Dreams

This video by Sinbad Richardson, for Miracle Fortress is amazing. To put it together, Sinbad had to create 1850 individual drawings. I am amazed.


Slap Chop Rap

The autotune makes this awesome.


Swinging on BART

Some brilliant pranksters installed beautiful swings on BART last night. What apparently happened, according to witnesses, was a team of six or so people hopped on to a north-bound train from 24th Street station in San Francisco around 8:30 p.m. last night, installed three matching red swings, and then exited at 16th Street leaving their swings behind for public consumption.

Luckily, photos were taken to record the event.


Brock Davis

More here.


Colbert Study: Conservatives Don't Know He's Joking

This study investigated biased message processing of political satire in The Colbert Report and the influence of political ideology on perceptions of Stephen Colbert. Results indicate that political ideology influences biased processing of ambiguous political messages and source in late-night comedy. Using data from an experiment (N = 332), we found that individual-level political ideology significantly predicted perceptions of Colbert's political ideology. Additionally, there was no significant difference between the groups in thinking Colbert was funny, but conservatives were more likely to report that Colbert only pretends to be joking and genuinely meant what he said while liberals were more likely to report that Colbert used satire and was not serious when offering political statements. Conservatism also significantly predicted perceptions that Colbert disliked liberalism. Finally, a post hoc analysis revealed that perceptions of Colbert's political opinions fully mediated the relationship between political ideology and individual-level opinion.


No Joke

Here’s the view from 30 Hudson Street in Jersey City yesterday as a large 747 used sometimes to transport the President flew low over the Lower Manhattan vicinity scaring people and causing companies to evacuate their premises out of caution. The fly-by was a photo-shoot to update the image of Air Force One that the government had on file and the White House has since apologized for their bad judgment.



I have deemed the pictures of what is INSIDE this can too vile for the site. If you like looking at road kill then by all means continue on here. * astute reader and Orangehouse blog friend Ray sent me this. Documenting one brave souls attempt at eating an entire chicken in a can.

Beastie Boys vs Ratatat (intergalactic)


Soul Brothers

Lost and Star Trek highly illogical


What Happens When you Drop a Magnet Down a Copper Tube?


Word of the Day


Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Balloon Roulette

It's not quite as gritty as traditional Russian roulette, but this "Low on Risk" balloon gun does retain the two core elements of the game—chance and the threat of bodily harm. Like a traditional revolver, there are six "shots." Each pull of the trigger could result in the discharge of a pin that pops the balloon. Naturally, if the balloon is placed next to your head, the pop could leave you with a ringing in your ear. Not exactly deadly—although I suppose perennial losers could end up going deaf over time.

orangehouse aside: this somehow scares the crap out of me



Get it!


Let the Beat Build

Nyle "Let The Beat Build" from Nyle on Vimeo.

Nyle is a NYU student. The whole music video here was shot in one take and took about 6 rehearsals before it was solid. The full list of musicians, producers, and assistants is available at Nyle’s blog.


Scratch that itch

Spinning vinyl ipod app from Theodore Watson on Vimeo.

This is in response to:

AR scratching from vanderlin on Vimeo.

This. Both of which are pretty cool. Neither of which I truly understand and ultimately make me feel kinda old.


Swine Flu Update


Monday, April 27, 2009

Japanese Commercial- bizzare

This is not OK

Some dumb ass who would rather be living in middle earth or a
renaissance fair has come up with some high tech "stomper clompers". And under the guise of calling herself an artist she inflicts the world with paper mache trolls (pictured above) animal funeral urns, and this. (seriously wtf!) Watch the video to see how she transforms from freak to bigger freak in a purple skirt.

Snakes on a Plane TV Dub

Words to live by:"I have had it with these monkeyfied snakes on the Monday to Friday plane!

Rover Hemmingway


The Longest Way

More time lapse. More hair growth. More info.


Why did the Chicken Cross the Road?

A: To enter the spin cycle.

Pete Betchik of Madison on the Lake, Ohio built a chicken shelter using found materials. "The frame is made from wooden pallets, the roof also is pallet wood. The sides are old steel shelves. The inside is lined with old pizza boxes, the nest box was once used to ship fresh fish to market, and the front door was an industrial clothes dryer front."

Orangehouse aside: chickens love the smell of pizza and fish


Move your Feet

Let's see the trend for this Monday so far: naked hippie, wet bugs, furries, metric condoms and this. Makes sense.



You know who will never need to use this?


Furverts is a book about well...... what happens with school mascots after too much Milwaulkee's Best or down time in the Chucky Cheese break room. either way Photographs are by Michael Cogliantry and the design is by his lovely wife Jen Cogliantry. Here, read the totally gross discription Amazon gives the book. I may need to wash my eyes now.

"Birds do it bees do it but no one does it like furries do it. Long an underground cult phenomenon furries—people who dress up in furry animal costumes and role play—have gone global holding conventions where furries from around the world can meet and mingle. Photographer Michael Cogliantry captures the kinky intimate side of the furry subculture—an elephant and a donkey a chicken and a fox caught in flagrante delicto. The playful board-book format opens with a peek-a-boo ring of fur on the cover inviting the reader into the "illicit" and hysterically funny world of furverts."

Insects in the Morning Dew by Martin Amm

This is what bugs look like in the morning. For more beautiful up close photography check out more of Martin Amm's images here.


NaKed "Wisard" Gets Tased

Naked Wizard Tased By Reality from Tracy Anderson on Vimeo.

Seems like this video has "conjured" up a lot of controversy. Although long and rather boring you gleefully wait until the tasing to see what will happen. Whether you fall on the side of Slytherin (the cops) or Griffindor (the oppressed hippie with the smallest wand I've EVER seen) you take a couple of things with you.

1. Don't do drugs
2. Don't go to Coachella naked and
3. If someone puts on latex gloves don't expect plesant things to happen

What do you think?

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Swine Flu Map

Track the outbreak of Swine Flu near you here.

Thanks Wikipedia!

Accurate and sad, but funny. Get one here.


Saturday, April 25, 2009

When Grandpa has to baby sit


Top 60 Ghetto Names


More from Maru

Maru was featured earlier in the blog with a bag on his head. Keep up the good work Maru.

Party Music

I did not know there was genera of music for this.


Why the Music industry Sucks

Interesting and insightful. Worth your time.


Osaka, Japan Koi Fish by Titi Freak

Gorgeous street art by unfortunately self named artist Titi Freak is currently adorning the streets of Osaka, Japan. Hamilton Yokota (aka Titi Freak) is a São Paulo native with Japanese ancestry, resulting in a mixture of personal qualities that stem from his combined cultural backgrounds. He has painted in the streets of cities around the world, and his fine art has been exhibited in galleries throughout Asia, South America and Europe. Titi Freak first began writing graffiti in 1995 on the streets of São Paulo, Brazil. His style fuses Eastern and Western cultures, with fashion, pop imagery, illustration, graffiti and comic influences. Go over to Titi Freaks website to see some of this other work here.


Friday, April 24, 2009


This is functional kitsch; the wrong becomes the new right. By adding a function to an otherwise grotesque object, it acquires new aesthetic values, becoming an object of desire.

Pun intended; these woofers hold the midst between an addition to your sound system and your loyal 4 footed companion. They are engineered by a professional audio studio, and sound remarkably well. Available as a co-axial speaker system [two dogs].

Learn more here.

Beautiful Handmade Jewlery

"Kitsune Jewelry is hand-crafted in my small Virginia studio. My work centers on a distinct, modern aesthetic inspired by Asian art, Mid-Century Modern, and Art Deco. Each one-of-a-kind piece features a unique mix of vintage and recycled materials including kimono silks, glass and stone beads, wood, metals, horn, and bone. I lovingly bead and sew each piece myself using a range of techniques. The results are rich, elegant statement pieces crafted to flatter their owners for a lifetime."

My friend Garnett launched her own jewelry site on Etsy. Visit her store here.



Mini Cooper Chameleon

Just what we have all been waiting for the first "mood car". BMW's Mini division will debut its first color-morphing car in Singapore in June. Called the Mini Chameleon. Changing colors according to the weather for example, on a rainy day, the car's paint brightens to improve visibility while on a sunny day, it lightens to reflect heat and cool down the vehicle.

If only it could turn red for road rage and brown for shit drivers the car would be perfect.


Amazing Snow Globe Art

This is an art series entitled “Travelers” by Walter Martin and Paloma Muñoz.
Each globe, tells a dark and mysterious story with miniature figures. I love how involved each scene is- although I do wonder about the warmth of the figurines. It seems none of them are dressed for the wintery climate. See for yourself here.


Matt and Kim: Lessons Learned


Durex Condom Warranty

83 Year Old Yoga Master

Kicks Ass! More here.


Your Annoying Rock Band Friend

Hidden camera exposed "talent"- hilarious.

Favorite Quotes:

"Medium, Hard, Ex-pert- emphasis on the spurt because that is what your going be doin when I get to singin"

"You know why I hate tamborine parts? Because they don't feature me they just feature you drumming like a fucking retard"

"Talent Juice"

"Thank you for coming out we are:
Swiss Miss Piss Fest
Anal Raping
Spinach Enema
Helen Keller Fuck Switch
Slightly Handicapped


For Friday The RockCats!

The Amazing Rockcats play their own "suspiciously original sounding" cover of Eddie Grant's Electric Avenue. There may or may not be a Milli Vanilli thing going on here. Enjoy.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

The Crochet Diet

Hungry eyes? NeedleNoodles suggest a special crochet diet for wool lovers. Christen Haden, a.k.a. NeedleNoodles, is a freelance computer programmer by day and crafting dynamo at all times. She lives in Virginia and she loves to knit all her favourite food, from sandwiches to ice creams. Christen Haden also sells her patterns through Etsy in a PDF format. Each easy-to-follow pattern is presented with step-by-step diagrams, hilarious commentary, and full-color photographs of the "food". Plus each pattern is ranked according to difficulty so that even beginners can share in the fun.