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Monday: July 18, 2011

A handy list of poets ranked by... beard weight.A handy list of poets ranked by... beard weight.

Typifying a once-popular, but nowadays seldom-encountered species of turn-of-the-century ephemera,Poets Ranked by Beard Weight has become a rarity much prized by bibliophiles, and one that still stands out as a particular curiosity among the many colorful curiosities of the period. Its author, one Upton Uxbridge Underwood (1881 – 1937), was a deipnosophist, clubman, and literary miscellanist with a special interest in tonsorial subjects.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 3:18 PM | Tags (9) | 50watts | poets | beard | weight | strange | weird | odd | literature | journey |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: February 24, 2010

Literalisms through the obligatory literal eye of Photoshop.Literalisms through the obligatory literal eye of Photoshop.

A very creative theme with some awesome results that I somehow managed to overlook this week. Enjoy your literal eye candy, try not to fill up before dinner.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Photoshop @ 6:40 AM | Tags (6) | worth1000 | manipulation | photoshop | contest | theme | literal |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 31 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: February 10, 2010

Ten literary classics that should be made into a video game.Ten literary classics that should be made into a video game.

There are some interesting literary choices from Wired in regards to this particular topic. While I don't think a game based on Huck Finn would be all that amazin, Moby Dick sounds like it could be downright epic.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 9:56 AM | Tags (7) | videogames | gaming | classics | wired | literary | conversion | hypothetical |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 35 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: December 11, 2009

The Big Dipper constellation gets an upgrade via brand new star addition.The Big Dipper constellation gets an upgrade via brand new star addition.

Alcor, the bright star that forms the bend in the dipper's 'handle,' has a dim red dwarf star orbiting it.  They've put out this very pretty image, in which Alcor is renamed Alcor A, and its newly-found satellite star is called Alcor B.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 6:39 AM | Tags (10) | abcnews | addition | alcor | bigdipper | formation | improvement | satellite | space | star | upgrade |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 16, 2009

Apple now allowing in-app purchase for free iPhone applications.Apple now allowing in-app purchase for free iPhone applications.

Say goodbye to all of those cute (and free) 'lite' apps and hello to a constant bombardment of 'BUY THE FULL VERSION NOW! BUY THE FULL VERSION NOW!'. Great, just great.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:45 AM | Tags (8) | apple | apps | free | in-app | iphone | ipodtouch | lite | purchases |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: June 30, 2009

Most complete map of Earth to date officially published.Most complete map of Earth to date officially published.

The images were taken by Japan's Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (Aster) aboard the Terra satellite. The resulting Global Digital Elevation Map covers 99% of the Earth's surface, and will be free to download and use.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 5:33 PM | Tags (4) | complete | earth | maps | satellite |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 45 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: June 15, 2009

Six intriguingly shaped communities as seen on Google Maps.Six intriguingly shaped communities as seen on Google Maps.

It's amazing the kind of strange things you can observe in satellite pictures these days.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 10:01 PM | Tags (5) | communities | odd | shapes | maps | satellite |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 29 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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