Archive | June, 2009

…The Manhattan Project is a fun drink?

Manhattan Project

With some careful planning and a bit of prep work, you can duplicate the effect of the Diet Coke and Mentos Video in a drink called the Manhattan Project that will literally explode in your unsuspecting victim’s face.

Just make sure you get the hardwood installed before serving these at a party…

[Wired – Mix An Exploding Drink]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Radial Engine Goggomobile?

Radial Engine Goggomobile

The Goggomobil isn’t exactly an awesome car, and 360 horsepower is no longer an inspiring figure, but when that horsepower comes from a 10,220cc, 9-cylindar radial engine that was originally commissioned for 1930’s airplanes, and it’s rear mounted in a custom Goggomobil, the sum is much greater than the parts.

Radial Engine Goggomobile Detail

To put these two together, Uwe Wulf had to build almost everything from scratch, including a custom-built two-speed transmission and independent rear suspension.

It might not be the flashiest car in the world, but I challenge you to find one that’s more impressive.

[Radial Engine Goggomobil]

[Via: Jalopnik]

…Grand Opening wants to be a Wedding Chapel?

Grand Opening Wedding Chapel

Grand Opening is currently trying to reinvent their space as a wedding chapel, and is using Kickstarter to raise funds for the cause.

Since big church weddings are ‘out’ this year, Wedding Chapel hopes to be a recession-proof, ultra cool solution for loved ones, friends and family.

“Wedding Chapel” will be New York City’s most fun and affordable wedding spot, offering couples the chance to have long lasting memories without a church or city hall.

The way Kickstarter works is that projects can ask for money, and then people can donate in exchange for certain rewards. In this case, any donor of any amount will have his or her name displayed on the wall of the chapel, and pledges of $100 or more can reserve Wedding Chapel for an hour or more for their own ceremony.

Sound like something that you’d want to take part in? Then hurry on over to Wedding Chapel on Kickstarter and put your pledge in!

[Kickstarter – Wedding Chapel]

…Thumber makes movie images?

Blackhawk Down

Thumber is an interesting Mac application that allows you to take snapshots of a movie at one-second intervals and then stitch them together into one giant image. (The above is from Blackhawk Down.)

The result is a look at a movie in a way that’s never been done before, where you can start to see the pacing, color palate, and other directorial decisions that often get missed when viewing movies at full speed.


[Via: Kottke]

…It’s Movie Monday: Starwars V Startrek?

Starwars V Startrek

Starwars V Startrek is a lightwriting video from LICHTFAKTOR that reveals the secret lives of trash cans and robots.