Friday, September 28, 2007

15th Photo on Explore!

I took this picture at the courtyard at the Honolulu Academy of Arts, and it made Flickr's Explore!

Monday, September 24, 2007

Death Be Not Proud

Death Be Not Proud

by John Donne

DEATH be not proud, though some have called thee
Mighty and dreadfull, for, thou art not so,
For, those, whom thou think'st, thou dost overthrow,
Die not, poore death, nor yet canst thou kill me.
From rest and sleepe, which but thy pictures bee,
Much pleasure, then from thee, much more must flow,
And soonest our best men with thee doe goe,
Rest of their bones, and soules deliverie.
Thou art slave to Fate, Chance, kings, and desperate men,
And dost with poyson, warre, and sicknesse dwell,
And poppie, or charmes can make us sleepe as well,
And better then thy stroake; why swell'st thou then;
One short sleepe past, wee wake eternally,
And death shall be no more; death, thou shalt die.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

What the iPhone Could Have Been

What the iPhone Could've Been
If Apple had held an iPhone design contest, this is what the device could have looked like -- iPhone V.2? View more pictures after the break.

Word's Fasted Production Car

SSC Ultimate Aero TT - World's Fastest Production Car

That's right, Shelby Supercars' Ultimate Aero TT is now the "world's fastest production car". Continue reading for video clips from the record breaking run. Click here for more pictures.

National Talk Like a Pirate Day

Pirate keyboard for your day...

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

What To Do In An Emergency


The fun thing is that these pictures are so ambiguous they could mean anything! Here are a few interpretations.

  1. If you have set yourself on fire, do not run
  2. If you spot terrorism, blow your anti-terrorism whistle. If you are Vin Diesel, yell really loud.
  3. If you spot a terrorist arrow, pin it against the wall with your shoulder
  4. If you are sprayed with an unknown substance, stand and think about it instead of seeing a doctor.
  5. Use your flashlight to lift the walls right off of you!
  6. The proper way to eliminate smallpox is to wash with soap, water and at least one (1) armless hand.
  7. Michael Jackson is a terrorist. If you spot this smooth criminal with dead, dead eyes, run away.
  8. Hurricanes, animal corpses and the biohazard symbol have a lot in common. Think about it.
  9. Be on the lookout for terrorists with pinkeye and leprosy. Also, they tend to rub their hands together manically.
  10. If a door is closed, karate chop it open.
  11. After exposure to radiation it is important to consider that you may have mutated to gigantic dimensions: watch your head.
  12. If you've become a radiation mutant with a deformed hand, remember to close the window. No one wants to see that mess.
  13. If you hear the Backstreet Boys, Michael Bolton or Yanni on the radio, cower in the corner or run like hell.
  14. If your lungs and stomach start talking, stand with your arms akimbo until they stop.
  15. If you are trapped under falling debris, conserve oxygen by not farting.
  16. If you lose a contact lens during a chemical attack, do not stop to look for it.
  17. Do not drive a station wagon if a power pole is protruding from the hood.
  18. A one-inch thick piece of plywood should be sufficient protection against radiation.
  19. Always remember to carry food with you during a terrorist attack. At least you'll be able to enjoy a nice coke and apple before you die.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Facebook Goes Public

Donald Trump

Donald Trump may have gone out and trademarked the term “You’re Fired”, but he is going to have a hard time competing with Facebook.

Everything is public. Act as though it is going to be on the front page of the New York Times tomorrow. Facebook just announced that in a matter of a few days or weeks, it will become indexed by the colossal Google search engine. People are now also able to search for listings from the welcome page without first signing up as a member. Welcome to the front page! Beware of what you air in places like Facebook, MySpace or Twitter that have become easily searchable, fairly permanent and highly public.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Fireworks Over Aloha Tower

Potters Hands

PLEASE don't remove this photo. It is mine! Thank you!
(Shot this at free pottery day at the museum.)

The Potter's Wheel

             When you’re troubled and discouraged
In the darkness of the night
When obstruction clouds your vision
And you just can't see the light.

When life’s trials overcome you
And you have nowhere to turn
When you’ve reached the very bottom
There are lessons you must learn.

For the clay is being molded
It’s been twisted, pulled and tossed
It’s been rolled and it’s been pounded
Till the ego has been lost.

He will put you through the furnace
You’ll be tested to the brim
Your life will be in pieces
Till you give your soul to Him.

From blemish to perfection
His hands will form the clay
This human piece of rubble
Must let God have His way.

When you come to Him all battered
In the form of mortal man
When you cry to Him in mercy
You will find the Potter’s hand.

He will grind you, mold and chisel
The friction you will feel
Till He gently carves and shapes you
Upon the Potter’s wheel.

Author/Written By:
Marilyn Ferguson

Friday, September 7, 2007

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Battlestar Galactica Game

I found this game on the net and it is great. Click here to go the home page to down load a free demo of the game called Beyond the Red Line. It is all Battlestar Galactica with accurate sounds and visuals, You start off with a cool training mission to teach you the controls. You will love it, about 100 000 downloads in 2 weeks.