Monday, June 29, 2009

Infinite Eye Candy: Part I

There are a few sites, mostly tumblr blogs, where I can go to look at a stream of eye candy that doesn't seem to end. On these sites the images will keep coming. It could be breathtaking photography, pop-cultural finds, or excellent graphic design. In most cases, the blogger had no hand in the creation, and there may be a lot of cross-posting.

Here is the first one for you:
This one seems to specialize in both artistic remixes of nerd culture, and retro commercial photography.

STOP! Hammertime!

I'm crushing on this video. Mostly, I love that there are people who do this kind of thing.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Thursday, June 25, 2009

RIP Michael Jackson

He died in LA after going into cardiac arrest.

Who will inherit all of the Beatles songs?

Transformers 2

Ebert's first paragraph:
"Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" is a horrible experience of unbearable length, briefly punctuated by three or four amusing moments. One of these involves a dog-like robot humping the leg of the heroine. Such are the meager joys. If you want to save yourself the ticket price, go into the kitchen, cue up a male choir singing the music of hell, and get a kid to start banging pots and pans together. Then close your eyes and use your imagination.

From the New York Times:
There’s a serious disconnect in the movie between the image of power that those GM brands are meant to convey and the bankrupt car industry they now signify. That disconnect only deepens with the introduction of two new Autobot characters, the illiterate, bickering twins Skids (Tom Kenny) and Mudflap (Reno Wilson), both of which take the shape of Chevrolet concept cars. The characters have been given conspicuously cartoonish, so-called black voices that indicate that minstrelsy remains as much in fashion in Hollywood as when, well, Jar Jar Binks was set loose by George Lucas. For what it’s worth, the script, by Ehren Kruger, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, also includes a crack about Simmons, who’s coded as Jewish, and his “pubic-fro head.”

Glad I decided to stick with cartoon versions of the 'Bots after seeing the first one.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Coffee Makin' Robot

via Topless Robot


I don't know who to credit, but this image has been making the rounds. We're next on the rounds.

Homeless Life In Sims 3

Meet Alice and Kev, two Sims involved in a sort of simulated social experiment, what's it like to grow-up homeless in Sims 3?
Welcome to the tale of Alice and Kev.

This is an experiment in playing a homeless family in The Sims 3. I created two Sims, moved them in to a place made to look like an abandoned park, removed all of their remaining money, and then attempted to help them survive without taking any job promotions or easy cash routes. It’s based on the old ‘poverty challenge’ idea from The Sims 2, but it turned out to be a lot more interesting with The Sims 3’s living neighborhood features.

I have attempted to tell my experiences with the minimum of embellishment. Everything I describe in here is something that happened in the game. What’s more, a surprising amount of the interesting things in this story were generated by just letting go and watching the Sims’ free will and personality traits take over.

The first post on their simulated life is here.

The most, well, heartbreaking part of the story is here.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

A-Z of Awesomeness

Neill Cameron, of Neill's Blog, is working his way through the alphabet:
I have been feeling the need lately to just draw some stuff that is fun, for my own amusement. And so I am going to spend the next month doing just that: drawing STUFF that is AWESOME. And the best part is - you get to tell me what.

This is - patently - inspired by Garen's A-Z of Comic Strip Characters from last year, because.. well, because that was fantastic and looked like a lot of fun to do. I'm widening the remit for my attempt, from comic strips to the wider world of pop cultural entertainment. You may suggest characters from film, animation, TV, literature... anything, really, so long as it is AWESOME.

To keep up to date check out A-Z of Awesomeness.

Here's today's picture:

Joss Nekkid
Edit@3:45PM: It's Mr. Whedon's birthday, too!

PS Bacon is Life

I love the phrase soyfucker

Monday, June 22, 2009


I feel bad for Paul Simon.

Kodak Killed Kodachrome.

Actually, I feel bad for me, also. And I feel bad for the rest of the world.
I was just about to pick up the ol' Nikon F and take it for some spins. Here's my sad face... :-(

Sunday, June 21, 2009

The Return of Spinal Tap BBC Interview

A 60 minute interview of Spinal Tap, celebrating the release of their new album, Back from the Dead.

Jocks, Nerds and Obama

Humorist John Hodgman was the entertainment headliner at the 2009 Radio and TV Correspondents' Dinner. Mr. Hodgman roasted the president for being a "nerd", referencing his place in popular culture and passion for comics and science fiction.

By Crom, this is funny!

Thursday, June 18, 2009


There is a new 8 episode miniseries in the works, starring some original cast members of Kids in the Hall, plus some new ones.

It's called, Death Comes to Town.

Check out more words about it from the local paper of the town in which it will be shot. (If you want to.)

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Literal Music Video

The song describes what's happening. This is amazing.

[edit: I just need to repeat that I think this is really really funny.]


(Found via I'm Not Benny, which you should also check out.)

Saturday, June 13, 2009

I guess you'll do

Kendra found this one and passed it along:

Friday, June 12, 2009

A Plea for Your Attention

Hey peeps-- check out my site redesign. It's very business-like and accommodates LaTeX for math-lovin' geeks like me. Woohoo!

Now to post more often....

Farewell to Pushing Daisies

Tomorrow night, the final episode, ever, of Pushing Daisies airs.


Television Without Pity lists their favorite moments from the 22 episodes. (Spoilers, if you haven't seen the show.)

I'll miss the songs and the colors and the Alive Again Avenger and the gumshoe and the pies and the drinking and the deaths and so many more things about this show.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Where are the Wild Things?

"giant yellow eyes" by Clay Sisk

About Terrible Yellow Eyes:
What I've wanted to do for sometime is make a collection of paintings inspired by Where the Wild Things Are as a tribute and celebration of the book. And now with the release of the film later in the year, the world of Wild Things has opened even wider.

My goal for this project is really just that, expressing of my love for the story. None of the art has been done for any profit but has all been created out of admiration for Maurice Sendak and Where the Wild Things Are.

Over the coming weeks and months I'll display a growing collection of works created by invited contributing artists and myself. We share a love and admiration for Sendak's work and the pieces we present here are done as a tribute to his life and legacy.

Simply put, like a visual love letter to the book, with Terrible Yellow Eyes I am seeking to celebrate and promote the original masterwork by Maurice Sendak in the best way I know how -- with pictures.
Via Robot 6

Japanese Juggling

Allow me to share my love of it with you.

Top 10 Game Trailers From E3 | GameLife |

Top 10 Game Trailers From E3 | GameLife |

10. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
9. Final Fantasy XIV
8. Left 4 Dead 2
7. Super Mario Galaxy 2
6. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
5. Project Natal
4. Metroid: Other M
3. Star Wars: The Old Republic
2. The Last Guardian/Trico
1. The Beatles: Rock Band

The Blockbutster Event of the Summer!

Read the story!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Mr. X Stitch

One of my new favorite sites: Mr. X Stitch. Because I love blurred distinctions between art/craft and art/porn, and because so much of it reminds me of work I've done/wanted to do/would have done if I thought of it first (!).

Warning: when they say NSFW, they really mean it!

Dear Pixar

A wonderful letter by Linda Holmes begging Pixar to please, PLEASE think of the amazing little girls... and not just as princesses.


The GeekDad column from Wired gives us the Top 10 Ways to Provoke a Geek Argument. I encourage you to add your own in the comments.

26 New Futurama!

According to Variety:
In another case of an animated primetime series resurrected from the dead, 20th Century Fox TV plans to produce 26 new episodes of "Futurama."

Comedy Central will begin airing the new episodes in mid-2010. Voice actors Billy West (who played Philip Fry), Katey Sagal (Leela) and John DiMaggio (Bender) have all signed on to return.

Star Wars According to a 3-year Old

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


In this game, you're a bean trying to become an acorn. Can you make it to the oak trees to learn how?

Monday, June 8, 2009

She'll Kick Your...

(That's all for today, I swear!)



Once a year. Period.

You should probably let it buffer for a while before watching.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Piano Cat

Makes me wonder.

Thursday, June 4, 2009


Just beating you guys to it.

Surprise Wedding Reception

Thank goodness for the intrepid space monkeys at Improv Everywhere.

Laughing Apes

Apes, other than ourselves, also laugh (so do rats for that matter). No word yet on whether or not they like Monty Python, but they all agree that Carrot Top should be beaten with his own limbs.

Sokath, his eyes uncovered.

Here's a fantastic break-down of the metaphorical language the Tamarians use in that excellent Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Darmok."

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

If you haven't seen this, you must.

Yes, keep watching. Keep watching.

Who Watches the Mr. Men?

Plenty more Mr. Men mash-ups at Steven Anderson's Flickr account.

Found at Robot 6.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The Frog's 11

Christ, The Great Muppet Caper is a damn fine movie.

How Conan Got to LA.

Fan Green Lantern Trailer

Someone really wants Nathan Fillion to play Hal Jordan.

Found at Blog@Newsarama.

Monday, June 1, 2009

My Drawing of Cole

Posting this was expedient for my purposes. Feel free to ignore his glorious cuteness.

The Beatles: Rock Band Trailer

Top That.

So I totally just stole this from a post at MamaPop, but I hope they forgive me because I could not help myself. It must be the demon in me.

"I'll never be hip."

Veiny Tights

UpFactory - Collants/Bas veines et art�res - les queues de sardines

I think they are sexy. So there. :P

Fuller Pushing Daisies Interview

"One of the things that people ask is how do you wrap up the Chuck and Ned story, and for me, there was one ending, and that ending was decades later, and I couldn't really quite rush their story to any sort of conclusion," Fuller told SCI FI Wire in an exclusive interview on Friday. "Even if I knew that the series was coming to an end when we were doing the last episode, I don't know if I would have been able to end the Chuck and Ned story because, for me, that's the relationship that goes on and that you fight for."

Plenty more about the final three episodes, the first of which was on Saturday night, and a bit about the future comic book at SCI FI Wire.

The Science News Cycle Revealed!

Funny (and/or tragic) because it's true...


Dr. George Tiller, a long-time provider of women's health services, including medically necessary abortions, was murdered in the lobby of his church Sunday morning.

Yes, Please

From here.

Via here.