Tag Archives | Weird

…It’s Website Wednesday: This Is Why You’re Fat?

This Is Why You're Fat

This Is Why You’re Fat is a blog that’s chronicling all of the silly foods that people make in the name of deliciousness, along with the weird ways people figure out to pack the most calories into a single meal. (Or in many cases, a single bite!)

Fat Food

Recent notable creations include deep fried peanut butter-covered brownie wrapped in cookie dough, and entire package of Double Stuf Oreo cream packed between two cookies, and a double bacon hamburger fatty melt that uses bacon-stuffed grilled cheese sandwiches for buns and two four-ounce beef patties for meat.

It’s guaranteed to either make you hungrier than you’ve ever been before, or sick enough to skip eating for a week, but either way, your stomach will never forgive you.

[This Is Why You’re Fat]

…It’s Things Thursday: Rickshaw Bagworks?

Rickshaw Bagworks

Timbuk2 made the San Francisco Messenger Bag famous, but Rickshaw Bagworks is here to give them a run for their money with bags designed for “people who thrive on the urban experience and celebrate the creative spirit”.

The company was inspired by San Francisco, urban cycling and an intense desire to make great products, and thinks that it’s “cool – if not kind of weird – the way people grow attached to their favorite bag as though it were a pet or loved-one”. They also share a strong set of humanistic, environmental and social values that guide the way they conduct every aspect of their business.

Rickshaw Bagworks Heart

To that end, Rickshaw adorns each bag with the Rickshaw “PCQ Tattoo”, a little graphic patch on an inside tag that represents three things that are near and dear to the Rickshaw family – Passion, Craft and Quality.

  • The heart represents our PASSION for bags, bikes and our home city of San Francisco.
  • The silver needle and gold thread represent love for the age-old CRAFT of making bags by hand.
  • The five stars represent our dedication to the highest standards of QUALITY.
  • The five stars also honor the constellation of our stakeholders – Customers, Employees, Business Partners, Investors and Community – and our passion to treat each with respect and compassion.

They’ve also created a line of bags called the ZERO Messenger that are designed to follow the ‘less is more’ philosophy, with a combination of minimalist design, monopolymer construction, localized sourcing and wasteless manufacturing – a holistic approach that simultaneously unites form, function and footprint. By specially designing the ZERO bags to optimize fabric cutting, (each is made from a single rectangle of fabric) they can eliminate manufacturing waste and create a great looking product that doesn’t leave a ton of scrap material in its wake.

Plus, by eliminating material waste, manufacturing costs are kept low, and these savings are passed along to the consumer in the form of a price tag that rivals even the sale prices of other bag manufacturers.

If you’re looking for a bag that looks good, doesn’t kill the environment or your wallet, and will survive even the harshest of bike rides through the toughest of cities, then look no further than Rickshaw Bagworks and their unique line of messenger bags and related accessories.

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[Via: Josh Spear]

…It’s Movie Monday: IDEO Global Chain Reaction Experience?

IDEO Global Chain Reaction Experience

IDEO’s Global Chain Reaction Experience may just be the most impressive Rube Goldberg Machine built to date.

The chain, which fifty people put together across eight worldwide locations in six different time zones on three continents, contains everything from a flaming column of helium bubbles and a cell phone dialing hot dog to a poll dancing doll and a Tickle-Me Elmo, as well as everything in between.

All told, it lasts for more than 14 minutes, but it’s definitely worth the time if you’re a fan of weird and wacky chain reactions:

[Via: MAKE: Blog]

…It’s Movie Monday: Video Dating Tape?

Here’s a weird one to start off the week. Called Video Dating Tape, it’s an animation about a man named Jake and his search for love. Definitely ‘unique’.