Celebrity Phone Book Carvings


“Alex Queral is a Philadelphian sculptor best known for using old phone books to carve their pages into celebrities faces.”.

“The process takes at least a couple of weeks to complete.”

“He begins by sketching the famous person’s face on a piece of paper and laying it over the phone book, after that he uses a razor blade, patiently carving away at the thousands of pages that lie within phone book to create the 3D portrait.”


I’m not sure who this is, but he looks familiar

The FBI And The Freedom Of Information Act

This link was first posted on this blog on December 6th 2007


Find out what the US government knew and when they knew it with these previously secret files being released due to the Freedom of Information Act.

By the way, I’m not sure how comprehensive this listing is seeing as it’s on the FBI’s own website, but for sure, there is some pretty interesting reading to be found here…


FBI badge patch



For a while now there have been apps coming out that enable you to download video clips posted on YouTube to your local computer.

This website has got to be one of the easiest ways to accomplish this, and the good news is that you do not need to install any software on your computer to do it.

Just change the ‘y’ from the start of ‘youtube.com’ to ‘3’ and you’re then prompted to download the video on the page that you’re looking at.

See link above for more detailed instructions.


Cut Your Electric Bill


Handy calculator which helps you work out how much electricity each of your electrical appliances uses and how much that is in fact costing you. You can tweak this thing pretty easily to get a pretty exact lowdown.

Costs are all in US dollars though but if you don’t live in the US (like me) you can still get a damn good idea of what’s happening power-wise in your own home.