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Vassar Quidditch Team Friday, November 30, 2007 | comments

Amazon's new book reading device Wednesday, November 21, 2007 | comments

http://tinyurl.com/32brz8
[via bridget]

I wanna see one of these in action thanks to this paragraph:
"Utilizing a new high-resolution display technology called electronic paper, Kindle provides a crisp black-and-white screen that resembles the appearance and readability of printed paper. The screen works using ink, just like books and newspapers, but displays the ink particles electronically. It reflects light like ordinary paper and uses no backlighting, eliminating the glare associated with other electronic displays. As a result, Kindle can be read as easily in bright sunlight as in your living room."

Cool book covers of 2007 Sunday, November 18, 2007 | comments

http://nytimesbooks.blogspot.com/2007/11/my-favorite-book-covers-of-2007.html

[via boingboing]

Not allowed! Friday, November 16, 2007 | comments

http://a.parsons.edu/~dprovost/nycsubwayprank.php

One Annual Report, Well Done. | comments

This company's annual report is blank until you wrapped it in tinfoil and put it in the oven



[via boingboing]

WW2 Soldier Formations | comments

http://cellar.org/iotd.php?threadid=15923

Invisible piano Thursday, November 15, 2007 | comments



[via karen]

I like bad game reviews | comments


Balloons! Tuesday, November 13, 2007 | comments

Click for more from Balloon-A-Day

Spot the sarcasm Friday, November 2, 2007 | comments

It's fun getting home and not having time to do anything other than check emails, not have time to reply to them, and then to go to bed

(and not to have time to properly conjugate verbs)

Board Games Express Thursday, November 1, 2007 | comments

Hasbro recently came out with these new express versions of Monopoly, Scrabble, and Sorry and if you check out the link, they've got online versions that you can playtest. The whole gimmick is they're new versions of the games that only take 20 minutes to play. Sorry is by far the most disappointing given that it no longer in any way resembles Sorry. To be fair, I guess that Monopoly isn't much like Monopoly, but that ends up being my favorite of the lot, maybe because it has a similar dice rolling/risk mechanic as Cloud 9. I was unsure about how I felt about Scrabble, but the most interesting thing I discovered was that if you made a word that added to an opponent's word (say, made his "CAR" "CARS" by spelling "SMACK" on the last letter), you leave his dice stranded on the table and give him less to work with. Anyhow, try it for yourself.

[p.s. that stock photo of the mom & kid is creepy]