October 2008 Blog Posts (297)

Wired Readers' 10 Best Geeky Halloween Costumes, 4 Favorites.

A full scale (1:1) version of the MOSPEADA Ride Armor from the pre-Robotech Genesis Climber series. Someone's a little bonkers. Over a year to make and 50-60 lbs. Woah, Website for more deets.

Photographer's comment: "This is a 36" by… Continue

Added by alice on October 31, 2008 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Suicide, it's a Suicide


(This entry inspired by jenni)

You may not know the definition of a Suicide Girl (SG), but you know when you see one.

The Suicide Girl web community started as a two person operation out of Portland, OR in 2001, and now receives over 5 million unique visitors a month, plus hundreds of thousands of subscribers… Continue

Added by PANDA JU on October 31, 2008 at 4:01pm — 7 Comments

High Speed Rabbit (video)

Comcast High Speed Internet commercial: Rabbit
Kind of retarded, but it made me laugh.

Added by PANDA JU on October 31, 2008 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

Art Gallery Show With Met Member and Wonderful Friend, Charles Kang Showing! Sat 11/8

Our friend and talented photographer, Charles, has organized an art show in Los Angeles for next Saturday! In fact, we love Charles' work so much, we're also a sponsor! Here's the post from the last time we saw… Continue

Added by alice on October 31, 2008 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Hi-Def Pics - One place I really want to go: Machu Picchu, Peru

The ruins of Machu Picchu, October 14, 2008. Constructed around 1460, overlooked by Spanish conquerors, and rediscovered by the West in 1911, the treasured site is visited by over 400,000 travelers every year. (© Gary Noel)

The ruins of Machu Picchu from the Sun Gate, October 13, 2008. (© Gary Noel)…


Added by Eugene on October 31, 2008 at 11:55am — 2 Comments

Let's Do It, Met Members! Build a Beard for Kiva!

Seth Godin (Marketing Genius)

Hey everyone! Let's get into the Halloween spirit and do something fun! Build a Beard wants you to help real people in developing countries by sticking a fake beard on your real face.

A few simple steps:…


Added by alice on October 31, 2008 at 11:30am — 1 Comment


Well people, it looks like those cool people at Ning have put in a neat little feature...chat! I've been trying it out and I've got to say, it's pretty fun!

Best parts?

1. You can see who else is Online! Sneaky sneaky!

2. You can chat in real time with your fellow Met members.

3. It's all the way at the bottom of the page, so it feels nice… Continue

Added by alice on October 31, 2008 at 11:00am — No Comments

Twinkie Chan!

Alice's crochet post made me think of Twinkie Chan (also a Suicide Girl) ...she crochets and sells wearable accessories with a very quirky, cute, foodie twist. ...from sweet to savory these pieces are definitely unique and fun.

And on a separate note, happy halloween!!!



Added by jenni on October 31, 2008 at 9:40am — 1 Comment

Honda Music Road: Highway to Heaven or Hell?

Clever idea from Honda but one that I could see be very annoying for those living nearby who had to hear the same song over and over again...

From Jalopnik:

This strip of road in Lancaster, California is one of only a handful of roads in the world that will "sing" as you drive over it. The music comes from the noise made by tires passing over a… Continue

Added by alice on October 31, 2008 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

'Cause Crocheting Was Never This Cool!: Creepy Cute Crochet Book

My sister Carol has always been the one in our family with the "gift" for crocheting. I myself don't have the patience for it. I saw this book and I thought of her.

From Amazon:

"This unique craft book contains more than 25 patterns for zombies, ninjas, Vikings, vampires, aliens, robots, and even Death himself. Each easy-to-follow pattern is presented… Continue

Added by alice on October 31, 2008 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Optical Illusions - 12 Tilt-Shift Miniature Faking Photos

Talk about trippy. These are not miniature models, they are actual life size objects. Tilt-Shift miniature faking is a creative technique whereby a photograph of a life-size location or object is manipulated to give an optical illusion of a photograph of a miniature scale model. Most faked tilt-shift photographs are taken from a high angle to further simulate the… Continue

Added by Eugene on October 31, 2008 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

My Modern Day Man: Why I Love Anderson Cooper

As much as we love to post on things that make us laugh, a big part of the reason why I love theMET is because it's a place for us to come together and write about people we find inspiring. Maybe they'll be our significant other or our best friend or maybe they'll be a celebrity or tech geek. "Sharing modern day experiences" can encompass so much but at the end of the… Continue

Added by alice on October 31, 2008 at 8:00am — 7 Comments

Let's Ditch Starbucks, I Want My Business Meetings @ Meet

Goodbye Starbucks, Hello Meet! Meet is an innovative new concept in business meeting that is the brainchild of Sara and Marc Schiller. A two-story, 2,500-square-foot SoHo loft has been transformed by the duo, with the help of The Apartment (one of New York’s premier design consultancies), into a creative setting for meetings, conferences, pitches, brainstorming… Continue

Added by alice on October 31, 2008 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

Scion Presents: Big Geezers, Opens Nov 8th

Big Geezers, curated by The London Police, opens on November 8 at Scion’s 4,500 square foot Installation L.A. Gallery in Culver City. BIG GEEZERS represents a would-be family of European and American artists who, over several years, have met, worked together and traveled the globe in search of adventure, hope and good times.

The BG crew will blend visual ingredients with interactive methods to delight gallery enthusiasts with an entertaining… Continue

Added by mobileunderground on October 30, 2008 at 7:11pm — 1 Comment

theMET Makes Friends with MySpace and Facebook

If you're like a lot of us here, you probably started your social networking journey on Friendster. Then, you migrated to MySpace, saw the chaotic mess that it became, moved on to Facebook and then decided to join theMET. Somewhere your MySpace account is collecting dust and though you probably check out the latest picture from your hottie friend on Facebook, you… Continue

Added by alice on October 30, 2008 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

Beautiful Fractal Art Images by Mistywisp: United Kingdom

These fractal art images by Mistywisp are really beautiful. Fractal art is created by calculating fractal objects and representing the calculation results as still images, animations, music, or other media. I like the colors and lines she uses in her somewhat abstract… Continue

Added by Eugene on October 30, 2008 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Popular Science Mag: A Wearable Motorcycle!!!!

By Annemarie Conte and Esther Haynes

The transportation program at the Art Center College of Design has produced legendary car designers, including BMW chief of design Chris Bangle and Henrik Fisker, the creator of the Fisker Karma electric supercar. But this year, after professor Bumsuk Lim’s inaugural motorcycle-design class, the buzz is all about bikes, especially Jake Loniak’s exoskeleton motorcycle concept Deus Ex… Continue

Added by SiMonster on October 30, 2008 at 2:26pm — 4 Comments

Willing to Wrap Yourself Up In Foil?: Chipotle's Boo-rito Halloween Giveaway

Before you head out to your Halloween parties, why not swing by Chipotle for a free burrito? What's the catch? You gotta dress up like a burrito. Hint: I found on some sites that you can just wear a foil hat. Genius!

Should be taking place at all locations. 10/31 6p-close.

Source:… Continue

Added by alice on October 30, 2008 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The Battle of the Cheap Eats...Where? You'll Be Surprised.

Lately, with the economy the way it is, we here at theMET have decided that it's time to focus on cheap eats! Sure I still have a few hot spots I'd like to check out (Apple, XIV, Providence, Urasawa, Osteria Mozza) but I've always been a firm believer that good food can come from anywhere. Lately, we've been heading to a supermarket for our… Continue

Added by alice on October 30, 2008 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

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