Towns & games based on movies, make your own a/c

Vulcan, Canada:

In Vulcan, there's a town that has been capitalizing off of Star Trek for about half a century.
I just wish they had a town like that for Star Wars and Dr. Who and Torchwood and Futurama and Twin Peaks and Back to the Future and LOST etc... Oahu's got the Kualoa Ranch, where Jurassic Park and LOST among others were filmed, but it's definitely not the same as having an entire town themed towards a sci-fi cult classic. There's one in Washington for the movie Twighlight (see below).
Via & via.

No-vampire zone in Forks, WA.

The Forks folks are torn about whether or not they like the publicity.
While some don't like the attention Twilight has brought, others are enjoying the kudos.
From the article, Forks' Cook says that "traditionally, Forks has been considered by Seattle folks as the sticks, the home of loggers and simple rural ways. Now it's a bit of a status symbol."
Via & Neatorama.

Zombie T-shirt.

Via. Oh, and it's free in San Diego.


In other news...
Drunk German guy caught in drain because of beer belly.


7 old school movie-themed toys that could have been better. Bill & Ted's, Willow, Jurassic Park make the list.

Wood stacking robots

Available on Amazon for $11.70.

today's girly robot:

Via Flickr. It was spotted in Brooklyn.

More links:

Facebook taking on Google?

Build your own a/c.

Dandelions are good for you. Make your own home remedies.

Green mail, but less of it (at least for chemists)

US postal service, Chemistry journals going green.

Game crack for the day.
Make those red shapes happy again!


animated gifs from Library of Congress photos

Kevin J Wier makes animated gifs using old photographs from the library of congress flickr account. ...