Johnny Cash Project.

I stumbled across this and was astounded by the beauty. Just an incredible project. The video itself begins about halfway through the clip. More »

Banksy Ben

Here’s Annunciation WordPress guru Twenty B’s posing w. a local Banksy piece. More »

TSA Grope Zone.

Saw this on BoingBoing and thought it was great.  Attributed to Oleg Volk.  Big topic as we lead into the holiday ‘flying’ season. More »

Lil Evel

Saw this recently – this little guy, who has plagiocephaly, has parents who must have grown up in the 70s with me…  A+ for the Halloween gear! More »

Heaven Hates Ham.

Great typographical video narrated by Christopher Hitchens about the historical religious aversion to ham. More »

Slo-Mo Destruction.

Wow – this is an absolutely gorgeous, bizarre clip featuring 1 million frame-per-second slo-mo of ballistics tests (bullets hitting things) – reminds me somewhat of Koyaanisqatsi and the Qatsi films. More »

Reverse Halloween.

I love this silly Halloween comic – and the mischievous vein it taps – Halloween was always among my favorite nights of the year ;-) More »

Viral Rain Dance.

Twenty Bs pointed me to this amazing clip of some guys dancing on a rainy street corner in my old hometown of Oakland, CA.  Love it.  Joyful expression. More »

Yum, Inc.

Say hello to mechanically separated chicken. It’s what all fast-food chicken is made from—things like chicken nuggets and patties. Also, the processed frozen chicken in the stores is made from it. Basically, the entire chicken is smashed and pressed through a sieve—bones, eyes, guts, and all. it comes out looking like this. There’s more: because… More »

Parkway POTUS

We were tickled to see that President Obama stopped in at one of our favorite lunch spots, Parkway Bakery & Tavern, while he was in town for the Katrina +5 anniversary. He apparently got the shrimp po-boy. More »

Revolutionary Grape.

My friend Tom Caestecker in Chicago recently wrote this piece about emerging wine trends for the – check it out! More »

Mobile Brand Loyalty

A survey by Piper Jaffray yesterday reveals that most early iPhone 4 buyers were upgrading from previous iPhones — and remaining loyal to Apple — and that very few were switching to AT&T from other carriers. Specifically, here are highlights from Piper analyst Gene Munster’s note this morning: 77% of iPhone 4 buyers polled in… More »

Hand-drawn Overlays.

I really like this series from Belgian guy Ben Heine.  Hand-drawn sketches integrated into real-world imagery.  Great stuff here. More »

Hello Thelonius!

Pleased to say that this blog has been updated to WordPress 3 – ‘Thelonius”.  So far so good.  We’re going to get the Annunciation Interactive site updated soon as well.  From what I’m seeing, WP3 continues the evolution of WordPress toward a more general content manager versus its blog-centric roots… More »

Bionic Action.

Found this online – a 1973 ad from Kenner – makers of the Six Million Dollar Man bionic action figure.  This, along with the Evel Knievel figure, was the bomb back in the day.  The ad was in heavy rotation in early to mid-Seventies Marvel comics. More »


Very cool infographic breaking down the advances pending in html5 as it is rolled out.  Good stuff. More »

Speed Testing.

I’m such an idiot – just realized that Firebug has built-in speed testing.  That would’ve come in handy. More »

$1.6MM Loss = Great Business.

Here’s to turning lemons into lemonade.  Zappos’ sister site recently flubbed up their pricing calculations, capping all sales at $49.95 regardless of total price.  Rather than hassling their customers or hiding their heads in the sand, they took the loss and addressed the issue quickly and transparently.  Kudos to them.  Below, the note from… More »