Flame painting

Article: Flame painting

Flame is a fun online painting program where you can manipulate a lot of different settings to create some neat effects. Unleash your inner dragon artist! [Via]

Al Franken's mapping party trick

Article: Al Franken's mapping party trick

I was blown away by this video of Senator Al Franken freehand drawing from memory a relatively detailed map of the United States and all 50 states recently at the Minnesota State Fair. Gawker poured its predictably snarky haterade over this party trick by calling it a “two-decade old joke” because Al Franken has done…