Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Couch Cushion Architectural Critique.

Here is a cute blog post where they apply architectural analysis to forts and other structures made of couch cushions.

The Servant Girl Annihilator Tour.

I could have sworn I posted about the Austin Axe Murderer, Austin, Tx's equivalent to Jack The Ripper, but going through the archives that turns out to not be the case. Well, good thing. I didn't know this until recently, but the serial killer was actually called the Servant Girl Annihilator which is a much cooler name by far, probably the coolest serial killer title I've ever heard. But I may be biased with some sort of grotesque, misguided Austinite pride.

Also, apparently, the title was bestowed on him by O Henry. No shit.

Turns out, there is apparently a tour available through Austin Ghost Tours. It's $20 tho. If I can find an excuse to turn it into a date or something, maybe I'll review it.

Marshall McLuhan Playing Cards.

A Flickr set of an entire deck of playing cards with Marshall McLuhan quotes on them.

So I saw This Thing, And It Totally Reminded Me Of This Other Thing (Mastermind)

I came across a Mastermind board game with this alternate cover at a thrift store recently, and found myself thinking about the original cover:

I then found myself wondering about the actors for this shoot. Turns out, I'm not the only one and this is totally old news. Apparently they got the actors together for the 30-year reunion about 7 years ago:

During the reunion, it's revealed that the two non-professional models (the man owned a chain of hair salons, the woman was a computer science student) managed to accomplish that iconic decadent-yet-menacing look despite the fact that there was an unpictured woman holding the woman's dress together in the back and the man had a lap full of cat piss during the time of the shoot.

I don't care. The pic is still awesome.

Bacolicio.us - A Side Of Bacon With Your Internet.


Monday, June 28, 2010

Ew. Awesome. What The? Um, That Car Is Certainly... Something.

Click on the picture to see even more photos of this awesomely-hideous/hideously-awesome monstrosity. Asking price $950,000. Somebody paid it.

Warming Up Your Sketch Hand With John Kricfalusi

Here is a series of guided cartoonist warm-up exercises from John K's blog. Also, above is a picture of Justin Bieber, drawn by him. Because why not.

Beat My High Score: 1942

I'm not claiming to be some sort of video game master, but the above is a score I achieved on an actual arcade machine. No emulators, no codes. Can you beat this score? If so, upload some photographic evidence and link to it in the comments. Then I'll come back and try to beat your score.

In this case, it's currently: 84830 at 1942

Friday, June 4, 2010

Restore Joss Whedon.

Ignore Stephen Baldwin. There's smoking hot chicks involved with this charity.

Teach Me To Laugh Like An Actual Person.

So recently I came across the Microsoft Education Competencies page for Humor. They couldn't make a more joyless guide to funny if they tried. It's hard to read it without hearing it in your head with one of those synthetic text-to-speech voices. It's how I imagine one robot teaching another to tell jokes would phrase things.

So, with a little help from Xtranormal.com, I've brought my idea to "life". With robots.

I call it "Teach Me To Laugh Like An Actual Person".

"Cut You Out" by Destroyed For Comfort on iNudge.

Well, apparently because I felt the need to prove myself wrong, I've come up with a reasonable proto version of the DFC song "Cut You Out" on iNudge (video posted above).

It's more or less open source, so if you come up with a cute mix, post a link to it in the comment section!

Casio Dog!

His name is Porter 9-Volt, which is just about the rockin'-est name for a doggie evah.

How About You iNudge Me Over A PBR, All Of A Sudden It's A Hipster Electro Dance Party Up In This Bitch.

Not sure how old this update is, so apologies if I'm behind the curve, but they've recently added features to the online sequencer widget iNudge where you can make extended songs by adding matrices. Was going to try to replicate some Destroyed For Comfort songs, but none of them seem to be in the appropriate key, so I decided to crank out a few electro-hipster jams. iNudge, strangely enough, seems to be incredibly well suited for that. So break out the cooler and click on the Pabst Blue Ribbon cans below to check out what I made.

Admin Note: Shortly after posting this, I managed to cook up a reasonable version of a DFC song. Shows what I know.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010