Category: Jobs

Nov 05 2014

Your Daily Dose of Ships Crashing

Some days are just the worst. Maybe you didn’t get enough sleep. Maybe you forgot to get gas the night before so now you have to stop on the way to work. Maybe you turned on the wrong burner and cooked an oven mitt instead of your eggs. One way or another you just know …

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Jul 25 2014

Harry Potter and the Mid-Life Crisis

We all know that Harry Potter has had a rough life. So what makes you think that things are going to improve just because he killed off his mortal enemy and saved the Wizarding World? Where is the “Harry Potter and the Slam-Dunk Murder Trial” book? Artists Jason Mustian and Cole Mitchell¬† created a group …

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Jul 23 2014

Questionable Defensibility: Beautiful Geometric Sand Castles

New York-based sandcastle artist Calvin Seibert created a group of geometric/abstract sandcastles on a recent 10-day trip to Hawaii. First let me say, what a life. Traveling to Hawaii, building sandcastles, living in New York. What more could you ask for, aside from not to live in New York. I’m sure a lot of people …

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Jun 30 2014

12 Miles in Borrowed Shoes

I thought I’d do something new today on Uncanny Flats. I’m going to tell you a bit about what’s going on right now so you can know what to expect going forward. As you know I’ve been writing Uncanny Flats for a while now and I plan to continue writing for just as long as …

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Jun 27 2014

The Most Dangerous Thing You Can Do: Sitting

It looks like today has somehow become a sports and exercise day.¬†Sorry, it won’t happen again. I guess I’m excited because as you read this I am running Ragnar. That is, as long as you read this article right when it publishes. And if not, why don’t you love me? Anyway… We’ve all heard forever …

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May 22 2014

Investment Company Elevates a Robot Board Member

Recently a Hong Kong-based investment company, Deep Knowledge Ventures, added a new board member. Usually this kind of news is nothing that anyone anywhere would ever care about. Ever. But in this case we do care because we can mark the date in the history of the downfall of the human species. “Why?” I’ll tell …

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Apr 16 2014

Okay, that was Impressive: Formula 1 Pit Stops 1950 and Today

Let me preface this post with this, I have no interest in auto racing. I don’t think it’s a sport and all the best parts I will see on one of those Amazing Crashes shows. That being said, after this video I think I have new respect for one aspect of auto racing, the pit …

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Apr 08 2014

Best Use Yet: Video Made from Office Supplies

What do you do when you go into the office every day. I hope it’s something you enjoy. I really do feel for people who have jobs that they can’t stand. I had an awesome job once. It paid well, had great hours, my coworkers were nice and funny, and the clients I got to …

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Mar 31 2014

Want: Liquid Glass Thinking Putty

What color is your egg of silly putty? Mine’s black and covered in dog hair. It’s had a long full life of lifting Garfield Cartoons and obituary photos and being bounced off the dog. What is you wanted something a little bit cleaner? Something that you could play with at work while you’re one that …

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Mar 12 2014

Both Funny and Mean: LEGO Millennium Falcon Prank

After one friend spent the whole day putting together his LEGO Millennium Falcon, his (now former) friends spent a good part of the night taking it back apart, and putting it back in the box. All for the sole purpose of filming the builder’s reaction when he see’s what they’ve done. Luckily for the friend …

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