Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert Translates the Right's Supposedly Plain Spoken Rhetoric:

I'm usually not the biggest fan of Stephen Colbert, but he hits the mark in this video. Follow the link above to see it, there wasn't an option to embed it.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Do You Know Ronald Jenkees?

'Cause, if you like music, you should.  He has some funky glasses and is a little strange, but he's smokin' on the keyboard.  Check out his site here.

Watch a bunch more videos here, if you're interested.

I came across his music on Pandora while listening to The Glitch Mob station.  I find lots of cool music through that station, and I made a separate one for Jenkees.  Enjoy the music!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Art With a Hint of Conservation

Transforming Shattered CDs into Animal Sculptures - My Modern Metropolis:
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Some people are really talented, and resourceful! I'm always impressed when someone can take something that would end up in a landfill and turn it into something beautiful. I would say these sculptures rise above just being crafty. His use of color, movement, texture, and the posing of the animals definitely speak to a higher art. Below are a few of my favorites.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

James Roper | Fubiz™

James Roper | Fubiz™:
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These are some very nice illustrations by James Roper. He does a great job of varying up his textures and creates some interesting images. Some remind me of old master paintings of Jesus up in the clouds, only here we see the figures made out of cloth, and only deep shadows where their faces would normally reside. Too heavy on the symbolism?

I enjoy the movement he creates with the turning and folding of the cloth, and by letting your eye flow from one texture to the next. You can make out human figures in some of them that seem to deform or explode; they remind me of sausage or balloons that have been tied off. Others have a very strong resemblance to intestines and cell walls.

Follow the link at the top to see more of his images, or go to his site linked in the first paragraph. I'll post of a few more below. Enjoy!





Friday, February 17, 2012

Resident Evil: Retribution

I'm surprising interested in seeing this movie.  I've seen some of the early Resident Evil movies, and they are entertaining, but not great.  I think it's the grand scale of this one that makes it look more promising.  What's up with everything being so apocalyptic these days, though?  It's a weird current going through mainstream culture.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The Story Continues

2013 Subaru BRZ and 2013 Scion FR-S: A Study in Comparison and Contrast - Feature - Car and Driver:
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It looks like there might finally be a price tag on these bad boys, "about $26,000." That's not terrible, but I wonder how much the upgrades will add on to that figure. I like the idea that there is some space left under the hood for a turbo someday in the future; that's promising. However, the more I keep up on this story, the less excited I grow, as if they are trying to make too much out of something that isn't that special. Maybe a test drive would change that feeling.