Friday, June 26, 2009

A Toilet Made of Poo

A savvy eco-designer named Virginia Gardiner has made a toilet out horse poo called the LOOWATT. Not only that, your poo is then collected once a week with neighboring poo and put into a poo digestor. The poo digestor turns the poo pile into poo diesel. You can use the poo diesel to light your home and cook your meals which you can then turn back into poo. This is like a "circle of life" sort of thing.


P.S. Mr. Spanky is secretly thrilled that he can use the word "poo" ten times in this short post.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Why Macs are better than PCs

My MacBook can't do this so I must need to upgrade to a Macbook Pro. Sweet!


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Zooming In


After a bit of a summer break Mr. Spanky is back in action. His keen eagle eyes and insatiable curiosity have picked out today's science movie, a journey through a deep crevasse in the Mariana Trench at the bottom of the ocean.

Mrs Spanky says, "He's a liar and a crazy old coot."

Ahem. Actually, this photo is a snapshot at 69,000x magnification of something that is, right now, in your head. Not near your head: literally, in your head. You use them every day and you lose them once in a lifetime. Can you guess what they are without playing the video below?


Monday, June 8, 2009

Yet another product name challenge

This time from the holding area in Calcutta. Why is Mr Spanky in a holding area for 6 hours? The answer to that question is not as nearly important as to why someone would name their candy Kaju Barfi. Perhaps this person should meet up with the "Ugly Coffee Dome" guy in Hong Kong and start an innovative new business.
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Ugly Coffee Dome

Kidz, at the Starbucks in the Hong Kong airport they had some interesting pastry: Ugly Coffee Dome and Condensed Milk Pocket Panini. Mr Spanky was watching his ever expanding waist line so he stuck to his latte (non-fat). Still makes you curious has to how ugly it really tasted.