Friday, July 21, 2006

off to comic-con!

Children of Men

This movie is yet another speculative sci-fi flick, with the story taking place a few years in the future. For now, it looks just okay to me, with perhaps the best performance coming from a hippified Michael Cain. But I do like director, Alfonso Cuaron's movies, so this could be good. The film is based on the book of the same name by P.D. James, where "The world's youngest citizen has just died at 18, and humankind is facing the likelihood of its own extinction. Set in and around a dystopian London fractious with violence and warring nationalistic sects, Children of Men follows the unexpected discovery of a lone pregnant woman and the desperate journey to deliver her to safety and restore faith for a future beyond those presently on Earth." Watch the trailer here. Oh yeah, if you like this kind of story then you should really check out the graphic novel, Y: The Last Man


Check out Vidalia's fun flickr stream. She is a cool L.A. hipster with a sense of humor. She has a bunch of photos of her Mr. T doll going places and hanging out with weird people. She even has a photo of Mr. T holding Mr. T... crazy, I tell ya. Enjoy! link


Artist Pete Fowler has an incredible site. His galleries are actual galleries, meaning there's a whole virtual world in there. Truly inspiring and fun.... Go play! link

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Dragon Robot

I'm guessing this is some kind of Japanese amusement park... The clip is pretty sweet. The dragon is cool, but keep watching for a surprise ending. link

Cheeseburger trick

Unfortunately this magic trick isn't done by the guy in the photo, but instead is a Japanese magician doing some pretty incredible "street magic". You might want to watch this one twice! link

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Milky Way

You’re looking at the heart of your own galaxy with X-ray specs. This photograph was captured by NASA’s Chandra X-Ray observatory, and shows the three massive star clusters that surround the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way. These star clusters have so many large, bright stars that the whole area blazes in the X-ray spectrum. This photo shows 1 million seconds of accumulated observing time by Chandra of these mysterious region of our galaxy.

Disney Update

Over at Mice Age, Al Lutz has written yet another great Disney update. This time his update includes a "behind the scenes" view of Lindsay Lohan's 20th birthday party held at the park. The well known party girl and her group apparently pissed off a lot of the "crew members" as they got bombed from ride to ride. Read about it and more here

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

More fun toys

Super Nerds

In honor of Comic-Con this week... let's take a look at what could've been... Patton Oswalt & Brian Posehn star in a show about two nerds who work in a comic book store. This is the failed pilot episode shot for Comedy Central back in 2000.

The Touch

Whoa... Check this out, it's a music video for Stan Bush's The Touch, a terrible song from the soundtrack to 1986's Transformers: The Movie. This video is hilarious, and will hurt your brain at the same time. If the tune sounds familiar, it's because Mark Wahlberg repopularized it in Boogie Nights. Go here to watch that classic scene, in which Dirk Diggler puts his all into the tune while Michael Penn tries to keep a straight face. link

The world is cruel...

But it can be so damn funny. Much like the infamous "star wars" kid, China has a kid known as "fatty" whose picture has been photoshoped many times over. It's kinda sad, but the pictures are amusing. For more photoshop magic click here and then click on the numbers below the photo.

Trippy Screen Toy

Not sure what the purpose of this is, but it seem to be a cool kaleidoscope program. You can select various cursors at the bottom of the page, each creating a different set of patterns and colors. As you move the cursor around the page, strange things happen. Try it!

Monday, July 17, 2006

Protect us all from these two men...

Guitar Shred Show

This is pretty cool, take a lesson from the Guitar Master, and Rock On! link

Sunday, July 16, 2006