Article Archive for April 2012

Apollo 11 Exploration of the Moon – Mapped
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Posted in Science on 30 April 2012
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Infographic version of Neil Armstrong’s “hop and bounce” around the moon … other than driving out to right field to get a hot dog … wait, am I interpreting it right? (full res version HERE). With a baseball field underneath so you get a sense of scale … (there is a version over a soccer […]

Disney Pixar: Fun Custom Minimalism Pixar Movie Posters
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Posted in Disney Pixar on 30 April 2012
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Artist Wonchon Lee has created minimalism posters for some Pixar films … guess who! You can find the rest here along with ordering info.   Tweet This Post

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS 2 Diecasts: New Singles … in Singapore …
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Posted in Disney Pixar CARS 3, Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS 3 on 30 April 2012
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BMW sends along pics of the next singles out in Singapore … Looks like Becky Wheelin is the new CHASE CAR (presumably the US case will match the international case). Also Victor Hugo is #30 and Vladamir Trunkov is #28. So, it also looks like the transition to the London cards is not happening yet […]

All the Things You Can Unlock with Up-Up-Down-Down-Left-Right-Left-Right-B-A-Start
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Posted in Gadgets on 29 April 2012
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“When Kazuhisa Hashimoto, a game developer for Konami, was porting his coin-op arcade game Gradius to the NES in 1985, he discovered what gamers had gone broke learning—it was incredibly hard. Unable to finish the game on his own, Hashimoto created a simple code to make his job easier.” You can read the rest at […]

Navy Stealth Boat – Marked Down From $195 Million to $50K
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Posted in Gadgets on 29 April 2012
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Apparently the Navy is done with this stealth boat so it’s yours for a starting bid of $50k … originally $195 million. Sadly, there is a stipulation you have to scrap it in the US … so you cannot scare the crap out of most sailboats … or you cannot go into the smuggling business […]

Rest of Mattel’s San Diego Comic Con Offerings
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Posted in Toys on 29 April 2012
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The Ghostbusters Dana … without the Ghostbusters standing next to her, will people wonder what exactly is going on here? 🙂 The rest of the offerings are cute … the Tiny Titans are fun comic books for kids … And the always cute Polly Pockets … action figure style … There are also two Hot […]

Barbie Photo Fashion Doll That is a Camera and Screen Display
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Posted in Toys on 28 April 2012
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Barbie is moving into the 21st century, The BARBIE Photo Fashion Doll lets you look through the viewfinder in her back, snap a photo and it displays on the front of her shirt! Included is a USB plug so you can download the photos to a phone or computer … the middle button on her […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS 2 Diecast: San Diego Comic Con 2012
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Posted in Disney Pixar CARS 3, Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS 3 on 28 April 2012
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It looks like it’s really happening – it was rumored but now it looks like it’s actually happening … This year’s Comic-Con vehicle captures the hilarious scene from Cars 2 when our beloved Mater finds himself in a Tokyo bathroom stall. Just like in the movie, Mater is surprised with flashing lights, catchy music, and […]

Happy Arbor Day: NASA Pic of Every Tree in America
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Posted in History on 27 April 2012
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Happy Arbor Day! So, be careful if you chop down a tree, NASA has a photo of where it was … Of course, when I think of trees, I start singing this song (watch out that ….. treeeeeeeeee). Hey, youse in the Midwest, I think you need more trees though I guess maybe it’s just […]

Poster of the History of Auto Makers
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Posted in History on 27 April 2012
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This is a ZOOM view of the poster … Yep, Toyoda Spinning and Weaving became Toyota. Toyo Cork Kogyo now operates under a different name – I’m guessing not much cork revenue these days. You can magnify and zoom around the full poster here (along with ordering info). Tweet This Post