Thursday, October 28, 2010

Penis Tattoo By Australian Artist Leads To Charges

Penis Tattoo By Australian Artist Leads To Charges:
"A 25-year-old Australian found himself the victim of the worst kind of prank -- one conducted by a tattoo artist with a particularly raunchy sense of humor.

Despite having requested some fairly harmless ink -- a yin-yang symbol and some dragons -- the man returned home to discover a 16-inch penis and an obscene, albeit misspelled, slogan 'implying that he was gay' inscribed on his back, the Ipswich Queensland Times reports."

Christopher Nolan’s Third Batman Film Will NOT Feature The Riddler

In an interview published minutes ago, director Christopher Nolan revealed that the title of the third Batman film will be The Dark Knight Rises. He also gave scant details about the plot and direction of the third film. Hit the jump to find out what (little) we know.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Antoine Dodson plays pitchman for Sex Offender Tracker app

Antoine Dodson plays pitchman for Sex Offender Tracker app :

"Could there possibly be a better way to introduce the world to an app that locates sex offenders? Antoine Dodson, who inadvertently earned a place in the Web video hall of fame as a result of the Internet phenomenon Bed Intruder Song, does his best to keep America’s children safe by introducing the world to Sex Offender Tracker. The mobile app makes users aware of local sex offenders using a nifty augmented reality interface that… Seriously, just hit the jump for the video and let Antoine tell you how it works."

Thursday, October 21, 2010

How To Make Your Own Stormtrooper Helmet

How To Make Your Own Stormtrooper Helmet | Walyou:

"Storm Troopers, hate them or love them, this is a fun endeavor for any Star Wars Freak."

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Greg Pak Talks About Giving Away His 'Vision Machine' Comic for Free in Digital AND Print

Greg Pak Talks About Giving Away His 'Vision Machine' Comic for Free in Digital AND Print [Exclusive Interview] - ComicsAlliance:

"When a fan on Twitter who enjoyed it asked where he could purchase the print version, Pak responded by saying 'Digital only at the moment. We're printing a trade later in the year and distributing for FREE at fests/conventions.'"

That's not the only impact of doing a book under the Creative Commons license, either. If you've been paying attention to the controversies over digital rights and distribution, this is kind of a big deal, especially coming from one of comics' most prominent writers, so ComicsAlliance spoke to Pak about it to find out a little more about what he's doing.
Read the interview here...

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Silly Rhymes for Belligerent Children: gross poetry from MST3K's Trace Beaulieu

"Mystery Science Theater 3000's Trace Beaulieu and Geek-a-Week's Len Peralta have teamed up to produce a delightfully grody book of nasty children's poetry, called Silly Rhymes for Belligerent Children"

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Moleskine Pac-Man Series Released

Moleskine Pac-Man:

"Thirty years ago, Japanese gaming house Namco created Pac-Man, the hungriest video-game hero of all time. Not just an international smash hit, but a pop-culture icon of the Eighties. Moleskine celebrates its anniversary with a limited edition series featuring cover art and mini-stickers.The five-piece collection includes pocket and large hard cover notebooks, both plain and ruled, and a colorful set of 4 large Volant soft cover notebooks in celebrative packaging."

Monday, October 04, 2010

Evernote Chrome Extension gets Simultaneous Search

Evernote Chrome Extension gets Simultaneous Search:

"Simultaneous Search lets you search both Google and your Evernote account at the same time. All you do is type your Google search as you normally would and that same search will be performed in your Evernote account. The Google search results appear as usual, with the addition of a line displaying the number of matching Evernote notes. The same number is also displayed in a badge over the Evernote Extension icon. Clicking on the extension shows a list of all your notes that matched the search."

Friday, October 01, 2010

Beautiful Origami Art Made Of Dollars by Won Park

"the shape and texture of money sometimes require a different set of steps than creating the same design with origami paper. Won Park is a skilled designer from US who experiments with money origami a lot."

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Zeya: bring your music anywhere

Zeya: bring your music anywhere:

"Zeya is a media player that lets you bring your music to any computer with a web browser.

The client runs in any browser that supports the HTML 5 draft standard technologies— no Flash needed. No Silverlight, no applets, no plugins, no external players."

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Gregory Thielker - Under the unminding sky - Windshield Paintings

Under the unminding sky: 2008-2010

Gregory Thielker is simply amazing. His oil on canvas artworks depict rainy days viewed from inside a car so realistically that you can almost feel the wet and cold weather, looking at them. The realism in his work is not just in his stunning technique, but also in the way the paintings can give you the peaceful and melancholic feeling of a car trip under a pouting rain.

It's hard to remember the images you're looking at are paintings.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Open Source Twitter Alternative StatusNet Releases iPhone App

Open Source Twitter Alternative StatusNet Releases iPhone App:

"The open source microblogging service StatusNet - the power behind - announced today the release of its iPhone app.

The app makes it easy to connect via mobile to a StatusNet site, and it supports posting from an iPhone, sending attachments, as well as following public, profile and friends’ timelines. Users can connect to accounts on multiple StatusNet sites from within the app."

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Firefogg - video encoding and uploading for Firefox

Firefogg - video encoding and uploading for Firefox:

"Firefogg video encoding and uploading for Firefox"

You can use Firefox on the Firefogg website to encode videos on your computer to ogg format for html5 players.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

George Lucas Stole Chewbacca, But It’s Okay

Mill Valley, 1970
We start our story with George Lucas’ silver screen directorial debut, THX 1138, a simultaneously proto– and an anti-Star Wars. It’s probably early 1970 and Walter Murch and George Lucas are taking turns day and night editing picture and sound on the film in the upper floor of Lucas’ Mill Valley home, to get it ready for what will be a disastrous screening for studio executives, all but sinking Coppola’s just formed American Zoetrope studio.

Walter Murch: “[We] got hold of some improv actors, and among these was Terry McGovern who was also a radio DJ. We would sit them around the table and give them each an identity, and in the middle of this dialogue you can hear Terry McGovern say “I think I just ran over something back there, I think I ran over a wookie”. This is the first emergence of the word Wookiee as we know it today. And the small wookiees in THX who lived in the shell of this environment became the large wookiee that we all know in Star Wars.”

There is no direct connection made on film between the off-hand wookie remark and, as they are more commonly known, shell dwellers. But following the assumption that they are the same, it’s still hazy where the concept came from. Laden with overt social and political commentary, the hairy dwarf-like creatures may have sprung into life as a reflection of fringe existences, sacrifices of the consumer society and so on. Maybe at the hand of Lucas, maybe Murch, the two having written it together.
But aside from the nickname and some unkempt hair, there is little else binding them to the latter-day wookiees of Star Wars, though both seem to have sprung from monkeys in some way.

“And later on after the recording I asked Terry ‘What’s the Wookie?’ and he said ‘Oh that’s a friend of mine who lives in Texas, Ralph Wookie, and I just threw his name in there as I always want to stick it to him and thought he’d get a kick out of hearing his name in a film’. Little did Terry know what kind of thing he was creating, this off-hand phrase has since become a character that literally billions of people probably know about.”

A few years later, in early 1973, as American Graffiti — a considerably less obtuse film, and with the possible exception of Wolfman Jack, devoid of wookiees — is taken away from Lucas by the studio and hangs in limbo, the first confused step towards Star Wars — then named The Journal of the Whills — introduces the name Chewie. Or more accurately, Chuiee, the writer of said journal.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Anchorman 2 'will happen'?

Anchorman 2 'will happen':

"Comedian Will Ferrell and writer-director Adam McKay, the team behind Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, have confirmed that there will be a sequel in some way, shape or form.

'Eventually I promise it will happen in one shape or another, whether it's a Broadway show or a TV special, something will happen', said McKay."

Friday, September 17, 2010

Download The New John Vanderslice Album Free

John Vanderslice - Green Grow The Rushes
The new 6 song John Vanderslice album Green Grow The Rushes is available free to download on his website. You can get it in wav or high quality mp3 formats along with artwork and credits.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Umbrella Adventures: The Castle of Cake – 100% hand drawn adventure game

Umbrella Adventures: The Castle of Cake – 100% hand drawn adventure game: "If you are the type of gamer that thinks that game art is equally important as the game itself, then you would definitely enjoy Umbrella Adventures. The graphics is '100% handrawn' in a stylized black and white form.

In the game, you travel all across the forest in search of the mystery behind the theft of more than 100 cakes. It's a game that provides not only a solid gameplay, but rich graphics and a cool soundtrack. Umbrella Adventures is an exciting platformer game that features funny dialogue and intriguing puzzles to keep you on your toes. Of course, it's main selling point is that the game is purely hand drawn and definitely doesn't fail to impress any gamer."

Sunday, September 12, 2010

wire to the ear - Bands careers in 140 characters

wire to the ear - Bands careers in 140 characters: "Discographies is a Twitter account that sums up bands careers in 140 characters. This is like VH1′s Behind the Music on crack."

It describes the career based on album order.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Bakshi’s STREETS

Bakshi’s STREETS:

"Most of the animation news blogs seem to overlook Bakshi related items, so I’ll continue to point them out here…
RALPH BAKSHI: THE STREETSFrom the exhibit catalog… Bakshi has remained a sedulously dedicated self-taught painter, and this body of work is as sophisticated as his films are outrageous."

Epic Win app turns your life into an RPG to help you attack your to-do list

Epic Win app turns your life into an RPG to help you attack your to-do list:

"Many geeks view daily life and its challenges the way they view a role-playing video game. Clean up your apartment? Get experience points! Go to work? Collect gold! Work out? Increase your strength attributes! Well, a new iPhone app called Epic Win attempts to translate those imaginary points into real points in a game."

Really cool idea! I hope it lives up to what it says.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

BP Foresaw its Doom in 1970s "Offshore Oil Strike" Board Game

BP Foresaw its Doom in 1970s "Offshore Oil Strike" Board Game: "Offshore Oil Strike is a genuine BP-endorsed board game from the 1970s, in which players manage an offshore drilling operation. Hazard cards hinder gamers with clean-up costs and rig explosions. It'd be a great joke, if it wasn't real."

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Zuda Comics shuts down, moves to ComiXology

Zuda Comics shuts down, moves to ComiXology | Major Spoilers - Comic Book Reviews and News
: "DC Entertainment just announced that the Zuda Comics website is shutting down today, and will be moving content to the ComiXology and PlayStation Network. Last week, when DC unveiled its iTunes App (for the iPad and iPhone/iPod Touch), the first 20 pages of Jeremy Love’s Bayou was released for free. DC will continue to release first issues from Zuda for free, with other issues following at 99-cents each."

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Create Your Own Community Video Site Thanks to Miro

Miro Community: "Your community already has a LOT of relevant video floating around on the internet. Miro Commnuity can aggregate it all in one central location. Videos can be created by you or your organization, but can also easily be brought in from a broader pool of creators. Videos can come from YouTube,, Vimeo, or almost any video blog or site powered by drupal, plone, or other CMS that creates a media RSS feed."

Saturday, June 26, 2010

The Ed Wood Jr Players Card set

Golden Age Comic Book Stories:

"The Ed Wood Jr Players Card set
artwork by the incredible
Drew Friedman
Published by Kitchen Sink ~ 1992"

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Mort Walker's R-rated Beetle Bailey Comic Strips

The Strangest Pictures I Have Seen #4 - The Comics Journal: "in 1994, a Finnish publisher working with King Features put out this book of Mort Walker strips rejected by the syndicate for lack of family-friendliness."

Sunday, June 20, 2010

HospitalSkins - artwork is needed for consideration by thousands of potential Hospitals and users

HospitalSkins: "Creative artists are needed to create new and exciting art that children love. We hope to create a community of artists who are submitting specific child-friendly hospital images. The market place is currently lacking for this type of artwork. Moreover, we will compensate the artists if their image is purchased."

If you would like to submit some items to be considered for use visit the website.

Friday, June 18, 2010

The New Strokes Album? It's A Punk-As-Fuck Fireball

The New Strokes Album? It's A Punk-As-Fuck Fireball - Talking Heads - NME.COM - The world's fastest music news service, music videos, interviews, photos and free stuff to win: "They’ve recorded part of it at The Cloisters in Harlem which is like a medieval castle/museum. There was one track I heard that sounded like it was underwater and seemed to have fish sounds on it but I was also on mushrooms at the time, so who knows?

In any case, you should think of them as a punk-as-fuck fireball coming towards the UK at a vast speed. Brace yourselves."

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Flickr- “Request to License” via Getty Images is here!

“Request to License” via Getty Images is here! - Flickr Blog: "Starting today in the Flickrverse, Flickr members and visitors can work with each other even easier through a new program with Getty Images called “Request to License”. We’ve built this program on the success of our launch of the Flickr Collection on Getty Images just over one year ago."

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Promote musicians on

Promote musicians on – Artist Central:

"Artist Central enables musicians, record labels and managers to upload official content to artist stores.

You can upload MP3s for free streaming, official photos, videos, a biography, a Twitter feed, and a page banner. Your content will be featured before any content already on the musician's artist store."

Friday, May 14, 2010

Penzu - Write in Private: Free Online Diary and Personal Journal

Penzu Pro - Quick Demo from Penzu Inc. on Vimeo.

Penzu - Write in Private: Free Online Diary and Personal Journal: "Penzu is a free online diary and personal journal that is
focused on privacy. You can keep your thoughts and
ideas to yourself and share only if you want to!"

Monday, May 03, 2010

Screenr - Create screencasts and screen recordings the easy way

Instant screencasts for Twitter.
Now you can create screencasts for your followers as easily as you tweet. Just click the record button and you’ll have your ready-to-tweet screencast in seconds.

Friday, April 23, 2010

TweetMic | Publish Your Audio on Twitter

TweetMic | Publish Your Audio on Twitter:

"audio recordings and posting them to Twitter. Just link TweetMic to your Twitter account and start publishing. You don't need to sign up for any additional service or give any information about yourself. It's that simple."

Tetris Furniture : Video Game Inspired Shelves, Sofas and Beds

Tetris Furniture : Video Game Inspired Shelves, Sofas and Beds: "Why Tetris? Inspired by the once popular Soviet video game, this type of furniture has a number of important advantages:

It is functional, I’d say “multi-functional”: you can use it for many purposes;
It is space-saving (as any assembled furniture is);
It is playful: you can re-design your apartment again and again;
It looks fresh and appealing."

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Piccsy :: Image Bookmarking

Piccsy :: Image Bookmarking :: Recent posts

Piccsy is an image bookmarking resource for designers.
Picc. See. Share.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

UTweet! Your twitter feed as a commercial

This site uses your twitter stream to make their commercial.
Give it a try. A pretty cool idea.

The Toe Mouse!

Toe Mouse! -- Engadget: "the wireless Toe Mouse concept is primarily intended to help out people with upper limb disabilities, who aren't able to navigate in the usual manner. Just to score some extra flair points, designer Liu Yi also points out it has a 'streamline model that symbolizes the motorboat surfing the internet.' So it's not just practical, it's also poetic."

Monday, April 05, 2010

Double Down, meet Baconater

Double Down, meet Baconater - shaka, when the walls fell.: "replacing bread with fried chicken. It's genius!"

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Excerpts from 1980's Dynamite Magazine.

D-Y-N-A-M-I-T-E!: "

Published by Scholastic throughout the 70s & 80s (and actually up until '91 or '92), Dynamite was aimed at a slightly older audience in the middle school range. Dynamite was the brainchild of Jenette Kahn, a follow up to her first popular magazine Kids (which was written for kids, by kids and reminds me kind of a forefather of kids media movements like Nick News with Linda Ellerbee and the like), and it probably provided the framework for her eventual appointment as the publisher of DC comics in 1976 (at the astonishing Doogie Howser-esque age of 28.) The magazine was the blueprint for the other Scholastic publications that would follow (including Hot Dog! and Bananas), featuring pop culture spotlights, games, puzzles and activities for kids 8-12."

Again, like Hot Dog!, I was pretty much completely ignorant of its existence growing up which I kind of regret. Today I thought I'd share a portion of a 1984 issue that featured a National Lampoon style article on Mr. T (which imagined what it would be like if Mr. T changed his famous look…)

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

SOTA Toys releasing Robot Chicken’s humping robot toy

SOTA Toys releasing Robot Chicken’s humping robot toy: "SOTA (State of the Art) Toys is proud to announce the Humping Robot! This rascal will be arriving in fine retailers later this year."

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Rolled up magazine self defense

So many weird things in this video. You choose one.

I just want to know if a giant robot is approaching them in the background?

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Open Beer With Your Watch

"Happy Hour™ is built for those who want to have a little fun opening their beverage with a very stylized watch. The patented buckle allows you to pop-open your favorite beverage with nothing more than a flick of the wrist—and without taking off your watch."

Personally I use my wedding ring but this works too.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

GlowintheDark Toilet Paper

GlowintheDark Toilet Paper | Accessories | Home:
"Glows in the dark after exposure to light.
Allows you to see the toilet roll clearly at night without having to turn the light on.
Suitable for anyone old enough to be using toilet paper."

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Polaroid Camera Didn't Go Away. It Just Split In Half

Review: Polaroid PoGo Printer Spits Pics on the Quick | Gadget Lab | "you snap off a picture with your cam phone or Pict-Bridge enabled shooter and then send the image to the PoGo via Bluetooth or USB. The PoGo then prints out a borderless image on a 2-inch by 3-inch slice of thermal ZINK photo paper."

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Google shuts down music blogs without warning

Google shuts down music blogs without warning |
Music |

"In what critics are calling 'musicblogocide 2010', Google has deleted at least six popular music blogs that it claims violated copyright law. These sites, hosted by Google's Blogger and Blogspot services, received notices only after their sites – and years of archives – were wiped from the internet."

I have to say I was surprised by this headline. Mainly the "Shoot first, ask questions after" mentality. Read the whole article here.

Monday, February 08, 2010

Justin Timberlake to Play Napster Whiz Kid in Facebook Film

Justin Timberlake to Play Napster Whiz Kid in Facebook Film :

"Call me crazy, but I just can’t get excited about The Social Network, the film currently in development about the founding of Facebook. Yeah, I know that David Fincher is directing and Aaron Sorkin wrote the script. And I love both of them. But come on. How is this going to be anything more than a movie about some geeks on computers? So they hit upon a killer idea, strike it rich, get famous. It just doesn’t seem to lend itself to fascinating filmmaking. But hey, I’ve been wrong before."

I know by the date of this link that this is old news. But it was news to me?!

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

CBC Radio 3 library now on Free Music Archive

Free Music Archive: CBC Radio 3:
"CBC Radio 3 : Breaking New Sound"
Radio 3's podcasts are truly unique: they're full of amazing, 100% Canadian music from new and emerging artists. This is great news for music fans, and it's even better news for independent Canadian musicians.

The Free Music Archive is a great source for Creative Commons indie bands as it is. So this just makes it a little better.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

First full length movie made with Blender to premiere on February 18th?

Plumiferos to premiere on February 18th? | BlenderNation:
"the first feature-length movie in Blender – or in Open Source 3D in general.

The project seemed to have died a silent death about a year and a half ago. It now turns out though that a new team of people has finished the movie in secrecy and indications are that it’ll premiere on February 18th."

Monday, January 25, 2010

SoundUnwound - The editable music encyclopedia

SoundUnwound - The editable music encyclopedia: "SoundUnwound is the new editable music encyclopedia from IMDb and Amazon."

It's like with a few fun features like an editable library. But without the full length tracks which is a bit of a drawback for me. But still kinda fun.

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