Archive for October, 2006

Eva Harlou Houses

Eva Harlou 1

Eva Harlou was the former Competition Design Managing Architect at 3XN, and has recently started her own practice. Her site provides some interesting examples of hew house designs…go check em out.

Eva Harlou 2

Eva Harlou 3


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Posted: October 30th, 2006
at 12:12pm by orangemenace

Categories: home,architecture,design

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Don’t worry baby, I’m on the pill

Researchers have created a male birth-control pill, that unlike its female counterparts, does not screw with hormonal levels. While this is a positive step (who wants to have their voice go up an octave or grow breasts due to changes in testosterone levels?), the question remains - will women ever believe a man who says "Don’t worry baby - I’m on the pill?"

Story via The Independent

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Posted: October 30th, 2006
at 12:02pm by Pheezatron

Categories: life,mnp is for the children,fo' real?

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Firefox 2.0

Just a heads up to everyone, Mozilla’s Firefox 2.0 recently dropped, and after heavy scrutiny and testing, its been MNP approved. With a face lift, some upgrades to tabbed browsing, new extensions/extras, and it not being IE, the new Firefox is worth a download.

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Posted: October 30th, 2006
at 11:59am by orangemenace

Categories: computers,web

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NYC High Line


So this is by no means ‘new’, but pretty ill nonetheless. The High Line in Manhattan is being converted into/used for various new purposes…construction on which began this spring [April]. Check it all out at the Friends of the High Line site.
In particular…

Construction Photos
Design Images/Slideshow


Theres also a related article from last week at Tropolism

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Posted: October 30th, 2006
at 11:24am by orangemenace

Categories: green,architecture,design

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Realest Ninja Alive Act IV: Limbaugh VS Alex Keaton

The battle between Freddy Foxxx and Rakim the Master still rages on. Cam’ron stands in the darkness holding his bling. Martha Stewart prowls through the night. And somewhere, in between earth and hell, another battle rages to determine who is [ahem] THE REALEST NINJA ALIVE!!! orangemenace reports live from the scene:


So…Rush seems to have hit a new low, attacking Michael J. Fox recently for ‘faking/over exaggerating’ his Parkinson’s symptoms. I don’t know if Rush is actually nuts [although I would say probably] or if maybe his illegal immigrant/underpaid maid screwed up the illegal prescription medications in his bathroom [oh, you don’t remember all that?]. Either way, Fox is one of the most recent people to get attacked on personal grounds for being involved in something Limbaugh is against [in this case, Fox has been doing ads for stem cell research…something we won’t get into here].

So check out is this [amusing] article from Slate on the recent verbal assault, and Limbaugh’s general insanity. Here’s a taste:

"I once had a friend who listened to Rush Limbaugh three hours a day. He was a Republican operative. He sat in my apartment, wearing headphones, while I worked. He swore that if I put on the headphones for 10 minutes, I’d be hooked. So I put them on.
Inside the headphones was another world. Everyone in this world thought the same way, except liberals, and they were only cartoon characters, to be defeated as though in a video game. In the real world, my friend was unemployed and had been staying with me, rent-free, for two months. But inside the headphones, he could laugh about welfare bums instead of pounding the pavement."

I refuse to actually link to Rush, so you can search for the specific comments yourself, although I would advise against it. But like I said, check the Slate article.

[note: Mike’s previously mentioned breakout character, Alex Keaton, was a staunch republican. ah the irony…]

And we’re not quite sure who’s gonna win this one folks… but stay tuned! One things for sure, winner of these faces either Foxxx or Rakim. My money’s on fox. The crown would love to see Fox vs. Foxxx.

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Posted: October 30th, 2006
at 10:50am by orangemenace

Categories: myninjaplease,not ninja-worthy,politricks

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Smashing Big Brother. Orwell would be proud

Britons are vandalizing the country’s growing army of speed surveillance cameras. The government has set up thousands of cameras to catch speeders; one vigilante group alone claims to have damaged more than 1,000. Favored techniques: "digging them up; shooting, hammering and firebombing them…"

NYTimes story via

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Posted: October 30th, 2006
at 10:34am by Pheezatron

Categories: hood status,life,crime,fo' real?

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Foto Del Dia 10.30

from madmac

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Posted: October 30th, 2006
at 10:16am by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: foto del dia

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My Ninja, Please! 10/27/06: My ninja! Enough said

This story is the perfect example of an important concept that anyone will discover after spending enough time in the dojo: do not judge a book by it’s cover - often times those who look least threatening are the most dangerous…

In this case, our protagonist is an unassuming 70-year-old grandfather named Douglas O’Dell who was jumped by four teenagers. Bad move kids. Turns out this senior citizen is ex-British special forces - aka - the hooligans got one hell of a beating:

"Bad move," said Douglas. "The only part he got right was grandad. If you’re gonna grab someone from behind take their arms and pin them to their waist.

"This joker, I was able to grab his elbow, crouch down and throw him over my shoulder. He landed on his back on a fence and squealed like a stuck pig."

Mr. O’Dell, we grant thee ninja status (not like you needed recognition from us) and formally invite you to stop by the myninjaplease dojo next time you are on this side of the Atlantic.

Story via the Daily Mall

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Posted: October 27th, 2006
at 10:03pm by Pheezatron

Categories: myninjaplease,too good to be true,9th dan

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Invention Land

video tour of "invention land" - or the office space at Davison Toys

[another koookiecrumbles classic. Also check out orange menace’s 4 posts below. Hope you enjoyed ART DAY!]

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Posted: October 27th, 2006
at 2:04pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: art,too good to be true,business,real life news

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