Rowlf and Fozzie: Can You Play Hatless?

As if we need any reason or explanation.

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By |March 14th, 2007|Stimuli|0 Comments

Bulletin from the Ministry of Naughty Bits: Pink Box: Inside Japan's Sex Clubs

Ministry of Naughty Bits Seal

Written by: Joan Sinclair.
Published by: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.

As your Minister of Naughty Bits, I wanted to bring to your attention that the Ministry will be issuing bulletins to keep the public advised of media that deals with the sexy. Because it's all about the sexy. This is all for your health, so grin and bear it.

This selection takes us across the Pacific to the land of the Rising… Sun. In the new book, Pink Box: Inside Japan's Sex Clubs, Joan Sinclair gives us a tour of the Japanese sex industry, or fuzoku, rarely seen by Westerners. Since the various sex clubs have to be seen to be believed, the book is primarily photographs. This book runs the gamut from the simple pleasures of buying expensive drinks for a little attention at hostess bars to the complex sets and costumes customers can request at image clubs. Any fetish can be indulged--from voyeurism and breast worship to green gel play and messing with an anatomically correct doll. The pictures show the dichotomy of selling fantasies and fetishes with the straightforwardness of ordering sushi and sex workers whose jobs induce more giggles than shame. The book is a little pricy but the glimpse you get into how another culture approaches the most beautiful and natural event money can buy is worth it.

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By |March 13th, 2007|Books|0 Comments

For Dining Only: How to Handle Anti-Laptop Restaurants

Cory over at Boing Boing found this sign in a restaurant. That's right: no laptops allowed.

Now, there's only one sensible way to respond to something like this. And that's to break out one of these.

By |March 13th, 2007|Stimuli|4 Comments

Top Ten Soft Drinks: Caffeine in Nine Out of Ten, Baby

Red Bull, the champion

Energy Fiend has given us a list of the top ten soft drinks on the market. There's a few little fascinating tidbits as well, like the fact that the total market share for energy drinks is .8%.

Fifteen hundred different brands of sugar bombs in little bitty cans and .8% is it? Wow.

Image taken from Myerscough College.

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Sherlock Holmes in Russian: An Unlucky Place to Stand

Russian Sherlock Holmes

An excellent and incredibly twisted piece of Russian animation where Sherlock Holmes is drawn into solving a murder in a house full of not only suspects, but also people who can't quite get used to the fact that they're dead.

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Contest: Win Some Signed Graham Coxon Vinyl!

We're giving away a signed live vinyl bit from Graham Coxon, former guitarist for Blur, to highlight the fact that his latest is available on iTunes for your downloading and dancing pleasure.

For all the skinnee, plus how to win, just follow your nose. It always knows.

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Podcast Review: Bonnie McCaffery Quilt Demos

For those of you who enjoy video podcasts and are interested in any kind of fiber arts (quilting, wall art, etc.), do yourself a favor and check out Bonnie McCaffery's awesome (a word I rarely use!) podcast: "Bonnie McCaffery Quilt Demos." Very exciting, creative, inspiring stuff!

The first one, for example, has her playing with Tintzl, which is an interesting sort of tinsel that you can add to your fiber arts. She has several example quilts using this stuff, mainly pictoral, but some abstract works. But even cooler, she shows various ways to use it, including melting and sandwiching, that I never would have thought of, and really make the stuff more a real tool for creating than just an embellishment. I love seeing how flexible a given substance can be in the hands of a real artist; it's then I can really [...]

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Aliens vs. a PT Cruiser: How to Get the Right of Way Anytime You Want

Alien PT Cruiser

Autoblog points out a badass PT Cruiser that appeared at the Moscow Motor Show. It's either a most excellent job or an unused prototype from the new Alien & Predator flick, which has been re-imagined as a totally whacked buddy movie. Don't think that script hasn't been pitched. Don't dare think it. Check out the full Autoblog post for more of the image.

Found via Neatorama.

P.S. And no, I'm not talking about a feature film version of this. Just for the record.
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Contest: Win Swag From Let's Go Sailing!

The band is Let's Go Sailing, and along with Filter, they've all made it possible for you to win the new album along with some other tasty swag. It's a swag-a-thon. All aboard.

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Jeremy Reid and The Oklahoma Land Run

We've talked about people building their own roller coasters before, but this one looks to be a bit faster and crazier. We respect that. To check out another video, take a stroll over to Shurebit or check out the creator's website.

Found via Neatorama.

P.S. The title of this post is a decent name for a band.

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