Trekathon 313: Masks (TNG)
An alien probe starts to alter the ship, and Commander Data, to recreate its old culture. This felt a lot like a throwback to the style of the original series. The premise is deeply silly, and despite the best attempts of the actors to make it work. While it’s good to have a non-technobabble solution […]
Get there quicker
[A jet powered van](http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2008/03/jet_powered_van.html?CMP=OTC-0D6B48984890). I have a few suggestions for jets and 4WDs too. A little bit different to this one…
Teller’s zombie rising
[Teller (of Penn & fame) and the Las Vegas zombie rising](http://itricks.com/news/?p=3276). Really fantastic production values for only 36 hours from start to finish.
[An Ektch-A-Sketch converted into a digital clock](http://www.engadget.com/2008/03/08/etch-a-sketch-clock-automatically-draws-redraws-time/). Makes me wonder what a creative mind could do with a spirograph.
More US Political analogies
[The candidates as AD&D monsters](http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2008/03/politics_as_she_is_played.html). A little bit too balanced, actually. I rather suspect these would work well to play…
Losing a MacBook Air
[Steven Levy loses his new laptop](http://www.newsweek.com/id/120052/output/print): >As humiliating as it sounds, let me repeat: the MacBook Air is so thin that it got tossed out with the newspapers. Given the usual state of my home office, this doesn’t actually make me more likely to buy one…
Coming Soon: The Bank Job
[The story of one of the greatest heists of all time](http://www.apple.com/trailers/lions_gate/thebankjob/large.html). I love a good heist movie, and this one looks like it has some fun conspiracy theory stuff added on over the top of it all.
Coming Soon: Superhero Movie
[The latest take-off from the makers of *Scary Movie* and *The Naked Gun*](http://www.apple.com/trailers/weinstein/superheromovie/trailer1/). If you have any thought that it’s possible for these people to be funny, watch the trailer. It’s one of the most horrible things I have **ever** seen.
The most distracting table ever
[A table with built in marble runs](http://gizmodo.com/361344/marbelous-table-provides-fun-and-distraction-in-marble-form). Please buy me one of these, work. I promise I won’t be completely distracted by shiny marbles all day long.
[How different cultures around the world count money](http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1098393/how_people_count_cash/). Someone once demonstrated that differences in the way people rolled cigarettes were driven by tax policy. It’s probably the same here.