Hey! This is the old a broken mold. Newer stuff is at abrokenmold.net.
That being said, feel free to rummage through the archives over here. Also feel free to leave comments; we're still keeping an eye on this.

Looking around the internet, I see this isn't quite unknown, but you can actually unzip .u3p files and get at the stuff inside. Most interestingly, the .exe files. Yes, you can run at least some of them. But, as I thought could be the case, Tim Clark on a PortableApps Forums thread pointed out the flaw:

As stated above not all U3 programs can be extracted and run. Some depend on the U3 platform to run.

So, you can get it out and run it, but don't expect true portability without the U3 software (and even then I've heard some U3 apps do leave traces on the host computer).

If you don't know what I'm talking about with the traces stuff, check out this page at the PortableApps Forums and read John Haller's first reply.

Short post, but something I wanted to write about. Happy New Year!