Monday, May 16, 2005

Stuff to SNAAAACK On

ART CARS

HOUSTON CHRONICLE - Houstonians let their freak flag fly high Saturday, with artists and mechanics, political provocateurs and welders unleashing their imaginations onto Allen Parkway. Among the more than 280 entries were cars decked out as boats, festooned as flowers and rigged up as mythical creatures... The event is put on by the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art, a center for folk artists. The first art car parade in 1988 had 40 vehicles and few onlookers. (Picture Gallery on Right)

PLASTIC GUITARS

NEW SCIENTIST - Developed at the university, the guitar is designed to reproduce the sound and feel of a wooden acoustic guitar. The soundboard is made of a polycarbonate foam rather than the traditional spruce. "If you inject different quantities of hydrogen into it you can replicate the densities of different woods. And it is not inert like plastic; it resonates," says Alan Greensall, who is in charge of licensing the technology for Loughborough University Enterprises. The instrument could ease the pressure on endangered tree species... Jazz saxophonist Ornette Coleman famously played a plastic instrument in the 1960s, but they never caught on.

LAWSUIT OF THE DAY

AP - A county Republican chairman says his bid to head the state party was sabotaged because a letter falsely accused him of having been married six times. The right number, he says, is five.

"That's unconscionable," Seminole County Republican Party Chairman Jim Stelling said Tuesday in the trial over his defamation suit. "I have four children and eight grandchildren that I love dearly. I believe in family values."

DISNEY'S THE LION KING PLAGIARIZED?

THE FACT I LAUGHED AT THIS SURELY MEANS I'M GOING TO HELL

SOMETHING TO KEEP K-DAWG BUSY

LAST SONG I LISTENED TO ("CITY LIGHTS" - HUSKY RESCUE)

and last but not least....

FAINTING GOATS!!!! (we used to have these)

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