Posted September 1, 2007 by licious
Categories: Uncategorized

Ever had a case of road rage, plucking at the chicken a tad too angrily, or tossing in bed, unable to sleep, remembering how Danny bullied you in third grade twenty years ago? How well do you know your darker self? Find out if it’s something others have to be worried about.

Licious Verdict: 10

“The odd quirk in your personality is nothing to worry about, it might even be getting you a few more social invites than the more dull among us. So party on, you’re not a threat to society.”

I am somewhat disappointed, yet somewhat relieved at my level of neurosis.


Holy Mother of….

Posted August 17, 2007 by licious
Categories: humor


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Meep! Meep!

Posted August 13, 2007 by licious
Categories: news

wile310.jpgFor some time I’ve been reading Op-Ed pieces here and there regarding the vulnerability of the US economy particularly under Chinese weight. China has certainly upped itself as a version of a superpower, ballooning into a figure that bears leverage. The scenario always reminds me of Wile E. Coyote vs Roadrunner cartoons– the plot typically begins with the ingenious Coyote hatching a plan and executes; the Roadrunner, on a steady course, eludes. At the last second, the bird turns around to look the Coyote in the eye, “Meep! Meep!” and zooms away, leaving a wide-eyed Coyote bracing as his machination backfires.

Paul Craig Roberts, former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan administration and former Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal editorial page, writes a succinct article In the Hole to China that should concern everyone, not just Americans, as the reprecussions will consequently quake globally.

The Meat: “Strategic thinkers, if any remain who have not been purged by neocons, will quickly conclude that China’s power over the value of the dollar and US interest rates also gives China power over US foreign policy. The US was able to attack Afghanistan and Iraq only because China provided the largest part of the financing for Bush’s wars.

“No country on earth, except for Israel, supports the Bush regimes’ desire to attack Iran. It is China’s decision whether it calls in the US ambassador, and delivers the message that there will be no attack on Iran or further war unless the US is prepared to buy back $900 billion in US Treasury bonds and other dollar assets.

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House call!

Posted August 10, 2007 by licious
Categories: cool stash, design and decor8 recently concluded a competition that got some interior design juices flowing. They received more than a hundred entries, viewable on flickr. Highly enjoyable compilation of ID eye candy all in one place, and by motif.


Love the typeface decor up there; neat wall drama down here:



Check out the entries.

Via the YBNY grapevine

They Call It Personal Space

Posted August 7, 2007 by licious
Categories: adverts, cool stash, honeypot

These two ads had me chuckling for a while. The first one is a print ad for Nivea deodorant. Mea culpa for the lack of credits.

Well, that guy better call this other guy and they need to do some talking, stat.

Telephonic List by Leo Burnett- Brazil for Oral-B (Mouth Wash); Art Director: Adalberto Guedes Santana

Snagged from sandeepmakam, check it out for tons of ad goodies.

Gummy Angst

Posted August 4, 2007 by licious
Categories: cool stash, honeypot

I’m a fan of street art and one that’s bowled me over more recently is this gargantuan work by Italian artist Blu featured in Wooster. Just wow.

In the making:


(more photos here)

Check out this Evolution series, another from Blu.


(Click on above image to view up close)


Posted July 30, 2007 by licious
Categories: cool stash, design, gizmo

The International Design Excellence Awards released its 2007 IDEA Winners.

Some picks:

e-Sullivan by the Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology: “This portable handheld communicator for deaf-blind people, who rely solely on tactile sense to acquire information, can convert all types of printed material into Braille. It can also provide assistance with such computer-related tasks as instant messaging and Web browsing.


Stanley® MaxLife™ 369™ TriPod Flashlight by Stanley Works: “Offers you the convenience of a typical flashlight and the option of hands-free lighting.” (No more holding you penlight with your mouth or by the crook of the neck if you need both your hands. Something so simple, yet so useful. I can’t believe it took this long to think of this.)


Stanley® FatMax® Xtreme™ FuBar™ Utility Bar by Stanley Works: “FuBar combines the four most-needed tools—hammer, crow bar, board bender and splitter—into one solid, properly weighted, ergonomically correct tool. Unexpectedly, FuBar has also become popular with fire and rescue professionals as an effective life-saving tool.” (It may not address the kazillion types of wrenches I can never keep track of, but this definitely unclutters the toolbox. Neat tool.)

And my favorite:

HomeHero™ Fire Extinguisher by Arnell Group for Home Depot: : “Most importantly, because of its fashion-conscious array of materials, colors and finishes, homeowners won’t want to keep the HomeHero hidden out of view, ensuring it will be in reach when seconds matter.” (True dat. So pretty.)

Rummage through the winning entries via a more convenient slideshow on Business Week.