"Travis Tea," bless his nonexistent little heart, is the umbrella pseudonym of a group of professional authors and editors, mostly drawn from the SF and fantasy field, who each wrote a chapter or two in order to produce a book that superficially resembles a plausible novel, but gets worse the longer you look at it.
Many are numbers that are homophones or near homophones of the characters:
- '7456' = 七四五六 (qī sì wǔ liù) = 氣死我了 (qì sǐ wǒ le) = "that pisses me off"
- '246' = 二四六 (èr sì liù) = 餓死了 (è sǐ le) = "I'm starving [to death]"
- '995' = 九九五 (jiǔ jiǔ wǔ) = 救救我 (jiù jiù wǒ) = "help me"
- '886' = 八八六 (bā bā liù) = bye-bye 囉 (bye-bye lo) = "bye-bye"
- '38' = 三八 (sān bā) = "bitchy"
A romantic message from Warren Ellis:
Look. I'm wearing my heart on my sleeve for you.
Okay. Maybe it's not my heart.
But the blood's fucking up my best shirt, so that has to count for something.
This is the coolest thing I've ever seen. The illustrations feature two well-dressed gentlemen -- both wearing boaters, one wearing a frock coat -- fighting with canes. I now have this fantastic mental image a 19th-century version of The Matrix. Of a world where all Englishmen are ninja.
When the plants sprout, the messages (somehow imprinted on them) are revealed. If only I could send all my mail concealed in a sprout.
Pity he didn't do my favourite, with the huge snow-monster eating snowmen.
Fantastic collection of weird Wikipedia articles--probably none of which would make it into a "real" encyclopedia.
This'd be a wicked useful feature at a stock photo website.
Onkyo home theatre unit with -- I kid you not -- 10 video inputs (both S-Video and composite), 15+ composite audio inputs, output for 14 speakers, 6+ digital optical inputs, ethernet, RS232 and more.
Avi Solomon is research the origin of the story of King Solomon's ring, and collecting different versions along the way.
This CD used on random play mode only.It has various scales included in the 99 tracks.
When using the "random" function, the CD will automatically select random tones, and make a new melody.And when selecting random and return function simultaneously, the new melody will play endless.
Look at the history and legality of fanfiction. From the Boston University Journal of Science and Law.
The product information page is elsewhere, but it's the Gizmodo description that makes it noteworthy:
Being a Japanese brand manager must be the best job in the world: Take an exclamation, add the word 'Super,' and append the product function. That leaves us, in this case, with 'Oh! Super Toaster!' a $10,000 toaster that not only slices whole loaves of bread but then toasts them with an infrared beam. But we could just have easily been left with 'Cripes! Super Chessboard!,' or 'OMFG! Super Floss! (Special Edition)'