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January 29, 2004

Perle & Vajpayee


Has anyone noticed the similarity between the archconservative Richard Perle and the Indian Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee?

Posted by mehrdad at 06:08 PM | Look-alikes |

January 28, 2004

Lincoln look-alike


Has anyone noticed the similarity between John Kerry and Abraham Lincoln?
John Kerry posted his second key victory in two weeks, winning the New Hampshire presidential primary on Tuesday.

Posted by mehrdad at 11:48 PM | Look-alikes |

January 26, 2004


I love the snapshots by Medi, a 26-year-old Iranian living in Oslo, Norway.
His snapshots are glimpses of his life, with immediacy and honestly that transports us instantly into his world. His pictures remind me a bit of Wolfgang Tillmans' work.

Posted by mehrdad at 05:48 PM | Photography |

January 25, 2004

Martian Water


Europe Orbiter has found the first hard evidence of water on Mars.

Posted by mehrdad at 08:43 PM | Science |

January 23, 2004

Daily dose of imagery

Sam Javanrou is an Iranian designer who lives in Toronto, Canada. In his excellent photoblog - Daily dose of imagery - he posts photos daily. Definitely worth a visit!

Posted by mehrdad at 06:07 PM | Photography |

January 20, 2004

Microsoft versus Mike Rowe Soft

Bill is at it again. This time Microsoft lawyers have threatened 17-year-old Canadian high-school student Mike Rowe, demanding the handover of his Internet domain MikeRoweSoft.com. Read the story here.

Posted by mehrdad at 08:08 PM | Technology |

January 18, 2004

Magic Square

In 1514 Albrecht D?rer created an engraving called Melancholia that included a magic square. In the bottom row of his 4 X 4 magic square he placed the numbers "15" and "14" side by side to reveal the date of his engraving.


Posted by mehrdad at 06:30 PM | Science |

January 14, 2004

More jobs cut


Insurance giant AXA is to cut 700 jobs in the UK and is planning to transfer jobs to India.

Posted by mehrdad at 06:14 PM | Journal 2004 | Puns |

January 12, 2004

Jobs cut

Read the story here.

Posted by mehrdad at 10:15 PM | Journal 2004 | Puns |

January 10, 2004

Seventies look-alikes


The UK directory service 118 118 is to be formally investigated by the watchdog over claims by David Bedford the British former runner that the ad makers stole his image. He believes that the distinctive red socks, 1970s long hair, moustache and silky cutaway shorts featured by the 118 118 pair were all recognisably part of his unique look. The company deny the charge and say that the runners in their advert were based on a generic Seventies look.

Posted by mehrdad at 10:00 AM | Look-alikes |

January 06, 2004

Postcard from Mars


Today NASA Spirit Rover transmitted sharpest picture ever taken of surface of Mars. NASA said the "postcard" had three to four times the resolution of any other pictures but I don't know how they could miss the first sign of life on the top right corner of the picture!
Click here to see the interactive image.

Posted by mehrdad at 11:27 PM | Science |

January 04, 2004

Rebranded Bush


According to the Guardian, the White House has retreated from its doctrine of regime change and pre-emptive military action and is returning to traditional diplomacy in an effort to repackage George Bush as a president for peace. Click here to read the article.

Posted by mehrdad at 01:34 PM | Politics 2004 |

January 02, 2004


The Google's Year-End Zeitgeist gives a very interesting view on last year's major trends based on searches made by its users. Prince Charles, Eastenders and Winnie the Pooh are the top three queries in UK!

Posted by mehrdad at 12:12 PM | Journal 2004 |

January 01, 2004

A Persian Cat

You probably have already come across examples of pictographic ambiguity before, where a single drawing contains more than one image. My wife and my mother-in-law is a well-known example. It was done in 1915 by the cartoonist W.E. Hill. You should be able to see a young and an old woman in the picture. Clue: the chin of the young woman becomes the nose of the old woman.


And here is my attempt to do one, a Persian cat:
Clue: there is a cat and a map!


Wish you a very happy new year.

Posted by mehrdad at 01:30 PM | Design |