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November 26, 2008
Getting toward gift-giving season. Let the
Jackson Pollock by Miltos Manetas
, aka make your own Pollock. Just move the mouse around and click. [via Daughter Sabrina]
Microsoft's SideSight: Something Apple Should Watch
. Taking the touch screen virtual, for (e.g.) devices that don't have enough actual screen space.
Hamlet (Facebook News Feed Edition)
. Sample: "
are no longer friends." The original is on McSweeney's; Angela Liao has created
of what the Facebook page would look like:
[via Son Zack]
My First Rifle
. Crickett .22 rifles. Perhaps your young one wants the
Model 221 in pink
] It's probably a pretty good idea for the company to add the tag line "Not a toy." (This ain't no
Red Ryder carbine-action range model air rifle
[via Colleague David]
For the record, I have no issue with (responsible) gun ownership. I learned to shoot a .22 as a youngster (one much like the Crickett); my instruction included an NRA safety course which, I have to say, was quite good. It taught, and I retain 40+ years later, a healthy respect for the dangers of carelessly handled firearms.
If you have never read
, you must. He is (was) the Garrison Keillor of Indiana, a decade earlier.
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