Today in Meatsack Furniture News

Gigi Barker:

Moulded silicone is used as a base to create a series of squidgy seats designed to mimic rolls of fat. The silicone is mixed with human pheromones and aftershave so the seats have the smell of skin as well as the appearance.

Long Live the New Couch.

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Current Music: Dwntwn -- Skins ♬

Anatomy of Songs

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Clipping Planes, Cake Edition

Chocolate Mill

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Hey, I made a robot


Based on the above photo, obviously. I'm hoping to 3D-print award statues for the winners of the DNA Lounge Cocktail Robotics Grand Challenge that will resemble the flyer. Since anything worth doing is worth over-doing, I geared it up so that turning the crank will move the feet! (Assuming I got it right on the first try.) I don't think you can print springs, though, so I didn't go that far.

Incidentally, Maya is a pain in the ass.

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Exterminate All Rational Emoticons

@libraryofemoji: Randomly generated speculations about what emoji might appear in upcoming Unicode versions.

TWO FRICATIVE OVERALLS
TWO SCABS
SAGACIOUSLY SEEDY FORMULATION
PHANTASMAGORICAL SYMBOL FOR THREE DISAPPEARANCES
RIGHT ECHIDNA
THREE LUBBERS
ACCOMMODATION NEXT TO FOLLICULAR BATHHOUSE
OKINAWA UNDER GRID OSTIARY
UNCERTAINLY POLYVALENT SPELL
THREE CALVINS OUTSIDE OF REPRESENTATION PESTILENCE
LARGE ONOSMODIUM
VOUCHER ABOVE TWO RESPONDENTS
ANTICLOCKWISE GREASER
CAPSAICIN
CYTOLOGIST SIGN
LARGE HEAVY ABLATION
ASTONISHING PROBABILITY SYMBOL

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Zalgo Classics

Hedi Xandt:

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A People's History of Tattooine

Untold and misunderstood stories of racism and droid prejudice:

@harrisj What if Mos Eisley wasn't really that wretched and it was just Obi Wan being racist again?
Mos Eisley may not look like much but it's a a bedroom community with decent schools and affordable housing.
@tcarmody You can just imagine Obi-Wan after years of being a Jedi on Coruscant being stuck in this place and just getting madder and madder.
@harrisj yeah nobody cares that the blue milk is so much more artisanal on Coruscant
I also imagine Tosche Station as some sort of affluent suburban mall where Luke just goes to loiter when bored.
all I'm saying is that for a place he allegedly hates, Obi Wan sure knows exactly where the best cantina is
maybe what Obi Wan really hates is himself for having a good time and enjoying the cantina scene
@davin Old Sgt. Major Kenobi was this close to muttering "bloody wogs" under his breath.
Kenobi prefers the obliging company of droids which, long story, accounts in part for the Cantina's policy against them.
@fhwang You can't be mad at Obi Wan. That's just how all the Jedi talked back then.
@skottk Face it - Obi-Wan killed Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru in order to let Luke to sell his speeder for funds to leave the planet.
@harrisj and the Greater Mos Eisley Business Improvement District doesn't care about the rantings of a separatist hermit
@anildash You're all talking small potatoes. Big story is Palpatine's equity in Sienar Systems.

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Enormous And Rare Coprolite

Estimate $8,000-10,000.

This truly spectacular specimen is possibly the longest example of coprolite - fossilized dinosaur feces - ever to be offered at auction. It boasts a wonderfully even, pale brown-yellow coloring and terrifically detailed texture to the heavily botryoidal surface across the whole of its immense length. The passer of this remarkable object is unknown, but it is nonetheless a highly evocative specimen of unprecedented size, presented in four sections, each with a heavy black marble custom base, an eye-watering 40 inches in length overall.

Miocene-Oligocene Wilkes Formation, Toledo, Lewis Co., Washington.

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AppleTV

Do you have an AppleTV 2? Want to trade it for an AppleTV 3?

I could give three of them a good home.

Update: Turns out, even an AppleTV 2 is useless if it has a recent OS on it, because there's no jailbreak, and no way to downgrade without jailbreaking. Hooray.

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Calne Miku

Sometimes, when a spiderbot and a catgirl love each other very much...

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