Beatbots – AI Dancing Squishies

BEATBOTS

Designed and built by Hideki Kozima, Keepon is a small creature-like robot developed to perform emotional and attentional interaction with children. It has four degrees of freedom, a soft rubber skin, two cameras in its eyes, and a microphone in its nose.


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Globe Probe – Tanqueray Ad spot

The Tanqueray brand is at it again. With the help of award-winning director Tommy Kuntz, composer John Frizzell and production company MJZ, the brand has created an exclusive web adventure show dripping with flavor. In this episode, Tony Sinclair and his crew search for the rare Rangpur lime and find much more – a new mixable gin, Tanqueray Rangpur. The campaign was written and Produced by Grey Worldwide with digital agency Asabailey Advertising.

Seen on Adverbox

Names lost with time

Take a peek at: The Baby Name Wizard.

You’ll find that names below are way out of date. Pity them if they still shuffle among the popularly-named people.
Ira – 1980s
Ida – 1980s
Etta-1970s
Gertrude – 1960s
Prudence – 1950s
Fanny – 1940s
Agnes – 1970s
Pearl – 1950s
Morton – 1950s
Mortimer – 1940s
Humphrey – 1890s
Mabel- 1950s
Augusta – 1930s
Bertha -1970s
Elmira – 1940s
Maude – 1940s
Goldie – 1960s
Bess-1930s
Chastity – Triangle from 1960s to 90s

Flirty Fishing: Prostitutes for Christ

I’m currently researching family structure in utopian communes, and I’ve just come upon a peculiar late-60s system of proslytizing used by the cult ‘Children of God.’ It’s a way to transfer the hippie ideals of free love into Christianity, because God is Love, and any expression of it is holy:

Flirty Fishing was a subset of The Family’s love bombing activities and involved the use of sexual attraction and intercourse to win converts and favors. Female members were told to be “God’s whores” and “hookers for Jesus”, and soon after its launch as a method of witnessing, sex was given to complete strangers in combination with a request for a “donation”, or for a required fee in line with Escort Servicing (ESing) or freelance ESing. FFing and prostitution was widely used as a way to raise money for the cult and resulted in many of the second generation births (known as “Jesus Babies”). Internal Family records from 1988 indicate that over 223,000 “fish” were loved sexually between 1978 and 1988.

If you’d like to see more, including comic books spreading the ways to be ‘whore for Christ’ go here.

Here’s a short video from a documentary about it:

Below are some (NSFW) images:

Hardrock Halellujah

Lordi – Hardrock Halellujah
http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=6666637566522776701&hl=en
Finnish Hardrockers.
Hard Rock Hallelujah!
Hard Rock Hallelujah!

The saints are crippled
On this sinners’ night
Lost are the lambs with no guiding light

The walls come down like thunder
The rocks about to roll
It’s the arockalypse
Now bare your soul

All we need is lightning
With power and might
Striking down the prophets of force
As the moon is rising
Give us the sign
Now let us rise up in awe

Rock ‘n roll angels bring thine Hard Rock Hallelujah
Demons and angels all in one have arrived
Rock ‘n roll angels bring thine Hard Rock Hallelujah
In God’s creation supernatural high

The true believers
Thou shall be saved
Brothers and sisters, keep strong in the faith.
On the day of Rockoning
It’s who dares, wins
You will see the jokers soon’ll be the new kings

All we need is lightning
With power and might
Striking down the prophets of force
As the moon is rising
Give us the sign
Now let us rise up in awe

Rock ‘n roll angels bring thine Hard Rock Hallelujah
Demons and angels all in one have arrived
Rock ‘n roll angels bring thine Hard Rock Hallelujah
In God’s creation supernatural high

Wings on my back
I got horns on my head
My fangs are sharp
And my eyes are red
Not quite an angel
Or the one that fell
Now choose to join us or go straight to Hell

Hard Rock Hallelujah!
Hard Rock Hallelujah!
Hard Rock Hallelujah!
Hard Rock Yeah!

Rock ‘n roll angels bring thine Hard Rock Hallelujah
Demons and angels all in one have arrived
Rock ‘n roll angels bring thine Hard Rock Hallelujah
In God’s creation supernatural high

Hard Rock Hallelujah!

Honest People, Noble Dreams

GIZMO

by Howard Smith
Here we have perhaps the funniest collection of old footage I ever did see. It features many many hilarious people with their inventions, sideshow talents, and advice. The deepest desires of science are here revealed by a load of enthusiastic crackpots.

This movie is a collection of stories of people obsessed by a dream

It does begin with a ‘hand squirter’ but in the screen shots below you’ll see our other heroes.
http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=5592802075024518044&hl=en

Large version here.

Screen Shots

Cannonball Belly Men!

Building Climbing!

Horrible Flying!

Running Dogs!

Farming with Aeroplane Propulsion!

Gigantor Harmonicas and Fur Coats!

Bushu suru – Flashback time

President George H.W. Bush vomited on the lap of Japan’s prime minister Kiichi Miyazawa during a state dinner Jan. 8, 1992, in Tokyo and then fainted. The Japanese coined a phrase, bushu-suru, meaning “embarrassing public vomiting” or, literally, “to do a Bush.”
From a list of public blunders.

If only there was a video….