November 27, 2004

Human Teletubbies

She is wearing an LCD screen sewn into her T-shirt promoting Nicholas Cage's new movie "National Treasure" I guess people call this good marketing, because it definitely got our attention.

But it is also sort of silly. You've got to be comfortable with people staring at your breasts or your gut all day. But I suppose if they were distributed to thousands of walking bill-board-people who could download the latest ad via wi-fi customized for a certain location or demographic...well, that would be ok...annoying, but ok. I saw these nice folks at Phipps Plaza in Buckhead, GA, near the famous Santa
But I still like them more than Jerry Falwell's favorite little buddies.

November 24, 2004

Finally, Tax Dollars well Spent

Time Magazine recently featured the Agricultural Research Service in their special issue on technology and innovation. What a weird place for all sorts of cool stuff to come from:

1. frozen foods
2. DEET bug repellent
3. permanent press
4. Diapers
5. Lactose free milk
6. Oat fiber fat substitute
7. transgenic cows

The cover article leads with a chicken-feather-to-structural-plastic-like fiber story. It's weird, but cool.