martinis, bikinis, and lamborghinis.

February 18, 2011


Filed under: websites — brentabousko @ 12:45 am  

On the general topic of Third World technology, I’ve been meaning to mention this site Afrigadget on here for a while. If Ghetto Palms is an mp3 player or a pirate microstation, this thing is a 3-D fabricator of actual, factual ghettotech. Contains everything you need to know to build your own seaworthy craft out of recycled PET from plastic bottles and jellies sandals, a single-seater helicopter from the chassis of a VW bug or to convert cow-dung into usable fuel for your taxi-bike.
Yes there are some goofy-ass hats made from beer bottles on there too. And yes you could read it as a slightly condescending look at the quaint contraptions of African inventors—the kind of “oh shit!” meme that gets forwarded around the internet and then finally ends up on Tosh.O or Vice TV. OR you could read it as a very necessary survival manual for the 21st century.
If you’re taking shantytown engineering for a joke, you probably need to watch this documentary on the Coconut Revolution in the south pacific—a gang of Solomon Islanders who set off a war of independence from Papua New Guinea, Australia and the Mining Company that was out to fuck them for their natural resources. In a nutshell to break the blockade enforced by the Papuan army, they had to run their gunboats on fuel made out of coconut oil—and invented a new kind of bio-diesel in the process.
Not to give away the end or anything, but they won.
An example:




November 24, 2010

bread people

Filed under: favorite posts, foooooood, websites — brentabousko @ 8:29 pm

via squincy jones

Osama Bun Laden (suggested by Alexandra Moon-Age)

Dill Rye the Science Rye (based on suggestion by J Massie)

Jonbeignet Ramsey (Suggested By skitterypigeon)

Jon Hammburger Bun (suggested by The Soft Master)

Stuffing Hawking (suggested by Victor)

2 Live Crouton (suggested by myskull)

Stevie Wonderbread (suggested by Jason J and Caitlin C)

Biscotti Pippen (suggested by Scott F)

Challah and Oates (suggested by Robyn L and Courtney P)

Mr. Tea Biscuit (suggested by George B)

Robert Boulet

Vigo the Carpastryian

Wheat Loaf

Biscuitz Markie

Bun Jovi

Pumpernickelas Cage

Estelle Baguettey

Condoleezza Slice

May 11, 2010

Filed under: art, pics, Uncategorized, websites — brentabousko @ 1:59 am

Darcel Disappoints Is An Illustrated Twitter

“Sonic Youth and Dinosaur Jr were a damn fine start to Saturday night.”

“I forgot how foul Soho is on the weekends.”

“Oh fuck! Fever Ray at Webster Hall was amazing.”

“My head just exploded at colette.”

March 22, 2010


Filed under: art, favorite posts, websites — brentabousko @ 7:32 pm


Syndicate content | History in HD is a vintage photography blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

you can view each photo in hi-def and order it as a print. there’s also a lot of catergories you can flip through (aviation, railroads, pretty girls, sports, etc)


Shorpy Higginbotham: 1910

December 1910. “Shorpy Higginbotham, a ‘greaser’ on the tipple at Bessie Mine, of the Sloss-Sheffield Steel and Iron Co. in Alabama. Said he was 14 years old, but it is doubtful. Carries two heavy pails of grease, and is often in danger of being run over by the coal cars.”

We Are the Champions: 1930

Ninety-Nine Bottles: 1940

Eggs in Nest: 1925

Cheese: 1940

The Handsome Family: 1941

Pit Crew: 1940

End of the Road: 1964

February 18, 2010

Filed under: cutesy, pics, websites — brentabousko @ 2:09 am


toto [photo via chelsea w]

butters is going to stand directly in front of you and snap pictures for an hour straight because the perfect shot of dave longstreth isn’t going to take itself [photo via chelsea e]

barney is more concerned with “dynamic range compression” and “the loudness wars” than the fact that he has shitty taste in music [photo via alison w]

margi tells people she does “graphic design” for a living, but in reality does “nothing” [photo via mark h]

February 4, 2010

Filed under: art, websites — brentabousko @ 12:54 am

November 25, 2009

corn website

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November 18, 2009


Filed under: websites — brentabousko @ 8:42 pm

Hairy Chests of the Rich & Famous

you will see such chests as:

Michael Badalucco
Daniel Baldwin
Hart Bochner
Albert Brooks
Robert Conrad
Stephen Dorff
Sam Elliott
Jeff Fahey
Harrison Ford
Kelsey Grammer
Robson Green
Ed Harris
David Hodo
Drake Hogestyn
Bob Hoskins (Fake)
Chris Issak
Michael James
Anil Kapoor
Akshay Kumar
Lee Majors
Rick Negron
Chuck Norris
Ryan O’Neal
Eric Oldfield
Trey Parker
Bob Peck
Robert Ray
Rob Stewart
Ari Telch
Jack Thompson
Robert Urich


October 23, 2009

the snuggie sutra

Filed under: websites — brentabousko @ 9:10 pm

via rawbone


The Papoose

He wears the Snuggie on his back and gathers it around her as he carries her. Lightweight, flexible, and easy to carry anywhere, but right here seems just fine.


October 21, 2009

eye on springfield

Filed under: websites — brentabousko @ 11:29 pm


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