This Typewriter Was Built by a Spawn of Satan

Jesse England modified a regular typewriter and replaced all the letter at the extremities of the little hammers with ones using the Comic Sans font. Horrific, isn’t it?

Sincerity Machine: The Comic Sans typewriter was made after viewing a document with a typewriter font present in it; I realized there was nothing stopping me from altering a typewriter to write in a different font. I used a laser engraving machine to etch new letters out of acrylic, and glued them onto the strikers of a 70’s era, Sears-branded Brother Charger 11 typewriter, which I found in the street a couple years ago. I also used a vinyl cutter to make new key covers as well.

As part of my ongoing thesis of questioning how we create, consume, store (and fetishize) media, it’s my wish that a classic, functioning typewriter altered to write in the most popularly despised font of modern times will provoke thoughts about such media concerns.

The name “Sincerity Machine” comes from a Cat and Girl comic strip by Dorothy Gambrell.

[Jesse England | Via IO9]

KICKSTART THIS: Age Your Own Whiskey In Just 24 Hours!

The home brew movement is booming, but the home distillery movement, well…not so much.

But now, through Kickstarter, Whiskey Elements is created a way to age your whiskey 3 years…in only 24 hours.

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There’s less than 2 weeks left to fund the Portland, Oregon-based product, and the $18,000 goal has already been far, FAR exceeded.

Click on the video below to see how it works, and then head on over to the Kickstarter page for more!

[via Shortlist]

’90s Game “Myst” Becoming TV Series

Legendary TV & Digital Media has announced a partnership with Cyan Worlds to develop a TV series — and a new, related game — based on the 1993 game “Myst,” according to Deadline.

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“Cyan’s goal in working with Legendary is not just to create a compelling TV drama but to develop a true transmedia product that will include a companion video game that extends the story across both media,” the company said. “Seventy percent of tablet owners use their device while watching TV at least several times a week. Cyan sees the potential to push the boundaries of interactive storytelling to a new level.”

The video game follows the adventures of The Stranger, “who uses a book to travel to the island of Myst, where he must find and follow clues that unlock different self-contained mini-worlds.”

The game would be a companion piece to the televised drama, where viewers would be able to play the game along with the show.

Driverless Car Reaches 149 MPH

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A self-driving car has hit 149 miles per hour on a racing circuit. Manufacturers Audi say it’s not just showing off, but rather a demonstration that the car could cope in an emergency requiring fast maneuvering.

The test on the RS7 was carried out at Hockenheim, a Formula 1 Grand Prix circuit near Frankfurt, Germany. The track, redesigned in 2002, contains several tight and hairpin bends and, compared with some other tracks, has relatively short straight sections. That means it favors drivers with the ability to corner efficiently at high speeds.

The circuit took the RS7 a little over two minutes. While the Formula 1 record for the track is one minute 13 seconds, the record for touring cars (the closest racing vehicle to an ordinary road car) is 1 minute 48. Audi says the car came to a stop within one millimeter of its starting position.

The car had a computer in the trunk, which controlled the vehicle based on input from cameras, GPS, radar, radio and laser scanners. It’s not clear whether it was pre-programmed with details of the course layout.

According to Audi’s Ulrich Hackenberg, the lap time shows that the car could maneuver at high speed in an emergency, for example to avoid a collision with an out-of-control vehicle.

Marvel Had the PERFECT Reaction About the Leaked Avengers 2 Trailer + First Official Poster [Pic + Video]

After the new Avengers 2 trailer was leaked yesterday, Marvel posted this to Twitter and proceeded to upload the official version of the trailer right away.

In case you haven’t seen it, here it is:

And here’s the first official poster of the movie:

[Source: Marvel on Twitter | Via]

Amazon Deal of the Day: 40% Off Sennheiser CX 685 Adidas Sports In-Ear Headphones – $29.99

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For today’s edition of Deal of the Day, Amazon has the Sennheiser CX 685 Adidas Sports In-Ear Headphones for just $29.99. That’s 40% off the headphones’ regular list price of $49.95.

  • Para-aramid-reinforced cables for superior strength and durability
  • Perspiration and water resistant
  • Fine-tuned 10mm transducer delivers optimal sound performance
  • EarFin holding system for secure and comfortable fit
  • Slide-to-fit mechanism
  • 2-year warranty

-Sennheiser CX 685 Adidas Sports In-Ear Headphones$49.95 $29.99 (40% Off)