The Very Creepy “Life of Julia”


Pssst: hey, Catholics, see that screen capture above? Yeah, I think he’s talking about us again. The picture is from the Obama campaign’s new “War on Women”-themed site, called “The Life of Julia.” I guess the “Conservatives hate women and want to implement The Handmaid’s Tale as social policy” meme is polling well with the uninformed, so the campaign [Read More...]

Tactile Gloves Allows Deaf/Blind to Text

The Lorm hand touch alphabet allows people to communicate with someone who is both deaf and blind by using tactile signing. The system assigns different letters to different places on the hand, and someone touches the different places on the hand to spell out messages. Now, Germany’s Design Research Lab has created a glove fitted with textile [Read More...]

Greydanus on Avengers

Steven D. Greydanus has seen a movie I’ve been looking forward to for years, and he says that it is indeed all of that, plus the proverbial bag of chips. Marvel’s The Avengers is awesomeness squared. It’s the apotheosis of the modern age of comic-book movies, the epitome of everything that Iron Man, Hulk, Captain [Read More...]

Swindler [A Week of Time Wasters]


This week I’m posting five days worth of insidious browser-based time-wasters: little games that will make that coffee break vanish faster than me when “Ashes” is played. The hero of Swindler is a larcenous little green blob of something-or-other, complete with a robber’s mask. He draws a flexible cord from his head, lassoes it around [Read More...]