leisure 04.11.07

Hump Day

Our monthly spin around the web, part of an ongoing effort to reduce workplace productivity by 43%.

Last month's Hump Day included Strange Houses Around the World. Following that theme for a moment, Strange Statues Around the World, which includes this space cow from Stockholm.

Those weird looking things you used to knock down at a carnival are called Circus Punks. This site features limited edition versions by contemporary artists. We think they're actually pretty darn cool.

The 29th annual poll by the U.K.'s Bookseller magazine is going on now for the Oddest Book Title of the Year. The contenders:
Tattooed Mountain Women and Spoon Boxes of Daghestan

How Green Were the Nazis?

D. Di Mascio's Delicious Ice Cream: D. Di Mascio of Coventry - An Ice Cream Company of Repute, with an Interesting and Varied Fleet of Ice Cream Vans

The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America: A Guide to Field Identification

Proceedings of the Eighteenth International Seaweed Symposium

Better Never To Have Been: The Harm of Coming Into Existence

Last year's winner: People Who Don't Know They're Dead: How They Attach Themselves To Unsuspecting Bystanders and What To Do About It

While we're on books, Covers tracks the often extraordinary, underappreciated design work being done these days for book covers.

This is so childish. So so childish. God it made us laugh. (Number five's our favorite.)

At Quick Comic, you can create a comic with no drawing skills required. The characters are almost all from politics, so your comic will likely take on a blue state/red state perspective.

Monowheels is "the story of vehicles with insufficient wheels."

The Auberge of the Flowering Hearth
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