A particular entry in a conversation on xkcd regarding "Awesome Textbooks," in which said awesomeness is due to unexpected silliness in an otherwise serious text (in this case, statistical mechanics).
On Gawker, regarding people who dominate coffee shops with laptops. For hours.
I expected the worst when I dropped $20 on a new alarm clock at Walgreens, and was pleasantly surprised. This thing sets itself, is aware of time changes, and contains optics sufficient to project the time on the wall or ceiling. Yes, it's the Emerson CKS3516!
Haruki Murakami, anyone? I am halfway through After Dark, but was hoping for something that I'd find more compelling, perhaps though greater suspense or surreality. Kafka on the Beach, maybe? [review]
The entire universe! Sure, it takes a long time to load, but so did the formation of galaxies.
Former roommates might concur that this 30-second comedic short adequately mirrors my late-night state of mind. (The Lonely Island's "Thuggish Ruggish Bone.") (UPDATE: Aw, man. I didn't realize this was due to a song.)
Wired.com: "Feb. 1, 1893: Lights! Kinetograph! Action!" about Thomas Edison's West Orange, NJ laboratory, the site of the first motion picture studio. I grew up in West Orange, so this was a frequent site for class field trips.
I guess the Cooper Black and Helvetica t-shirts are still available at Wire & Twine.
Updated references to contemporary photographers at i heart photograph.
Finally, an out-of-character presentation from Bill Gates with plenty of celebrity cameo action: