Category Archives: Quick Hits

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Jeremy Rosen Three Links

Nerdbots Stuff the Rock Vase with Maggot Cheese

Just so you know, I’m typing this without a shirt on. I think it’s real professional-like. I imagine that Bob Woodward did a lot of his writing without a shirt on. Hundreds of reporters across the country must write with their shirts off. A deadline’s a deadline.

Now for Three Links:

The Nerdbots remind me of the kind of things I made as a kid. Mine were better, though, because they usually had cricket pilots.

Casu marzu is a maggot cheese. Sure, Sardinia gave us sardines and those are damn tasty, but I’m going to pass on the cheese with maggots in it. I’ll give five bucks to the first person to link me to something grosser as judged by me. Keep in mind that I have a reputation for being hard to impress when it comes to depravity, debauchery, or disgustitude. Rude behaviour is more likely to upset me than photos of torn up dead bodies or the latest sexual fetish involving kebab skewers.

Ever want a nice flower vase with the Metallica logo on it? Maybe The Misfits are your bag instead. Either way, check out these rock vases.

Jeremy Rosen Special Feature Three Links

The Fractal Bear, Jerboa, John Wilkes Booth

It’s barely Saturday morning, the snow has started, and it’s definitely time for Three Links.

Your cute for the day: long-eared jerboa.

Your weird for the day: the fractal teddy bear.

Your education today: did you know that before he assassinated Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth owned an oil company in western Pennsylvania? Read about the Dramatic Oil Company here.

Jeremy Rosen Three Links

Birds, Moons, and Screws

A late-Sunday Three Links for you today. In anticipation of my upcoming return to work, I present two things to look at and one very informative article on screws.

Probably a sight familiar to any New Yorker. Bird bullies. Of course we know the little guys sometimes win.

Fanciful photography from Russia: moons. I particularly enjoy the forest scene.

Finally, I found this exhaustive article on screw types. I don’t know about you, but I found it engrossing.

Jeremy Rosen Three Links

Shelves, Goats, and Curmudgeons

I seem to be out of my post-New Year’s stupor and have three low-key links for you. Was anyone else’s neighbourhood completely dead yesterday? I could barely find another soul on the street.

Six-Horned Goat

Curvy Shelves

And a blast from the past: History’s Top Ten Curmudgeons. Oh Socrates…

Jeremy Rosen Special Feature Three Links

Beaker, Popeye, Squid

Welcome to the brink of a new year my readers. I’m sure most of you are trying to kill time before going to various Eve activities. Let me offer some help to whittle down the hours.

Beaker Performs Ode to Joy

Popeye is in the public domain starting tomorrow. Get cracking on your 43 volume Popeye fan fiction. Actually, that’s not a joke. Put together your best Popeye art, let us know about it in comments or via email, and the best artwork we get will win an autographed Daniel Bester sheet of paper.

My personal favourite for the day is Build your own squid. I would love to see what you folks come up with.