Thursday, July 31, 2008
This show August 13 at the Gnomon Gallery in Los Angeles sounds intriguing:
The Grand Opening show "RabbitHoles" will launch 12 editions of breakthrough artwork by 10 renowned industry artists. The pieces are printed in the amazing form of RabbitHoles state-of-the-art digital motion holograms, which display 1280 frames of full-color, 3D imagery with up to seven seconds of fluid and seamless animation on a completely flat surface.
The jpeg is a photo of a hologram by Meats Meier that will be on display, called the "Siggraph Animation Mother."
More information here, doesn't sound like you need to show proof of purchase to get the coupons.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Super Mario, Mystique, Solid Snake, Raiden, Blanka, Chun Li, Dr. Doom and more:
My computer doesn't seem to have the software needed to open the file, but, apparently if you go to this link at Robyn Miller's blog, you can download the original Illustrator file of Myst island, in editable high resolution form.
*Previously: Photos of Robyn Miller's grandfather's workshop.
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"Hamlet (Facebook News Feed Edition)" by Sarah Schmelling for McSweeney's. Here's a sample:
Polonius says Hamlet's crazy ... crazy in love!
Rosencrantz, Guildenstern, and Hamlet are now friends.
Hamlet wonders if he should continue to exist. Or not.
Hamlet thinks Ophelia might be happier in a convent.
Ophelia removed "moody princes" from her interests.
Hamlet posted an event: A Play That's Totally Fictional and In No Way About My Family
The king commented on Hamlet's play: "What is wrong with you?"
Read the whole thing.
*Previously: "Shakespeare hates your emo poems" t-shirt.
*Buy Hamlet posters at eBay.
Tests aren't done on every athlete, just the ones (usually women) whose gender is "in doubt" (think East German weightlifter). Tests in the past have involved physical inspections, but are now genetic tests.
Yes, some athletes have failed the test and been stripped of medals, as described here.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Some recent posts at my action figure, miniature, and vinyl toy customizing blog include:
-Evil Ryu Dunny.
-Warhammer 40k Space Marine Munny.
*Buy designer vinyl toys at Fugitive Toys.
You can sponsor a big logo for $30,000, but they're also willing to put smaller logos, or even names for smaller donations. Supposedly, there's going to be a Paypal link at the city's homepage, but I couldn't find it. Via.
This ad by Wieden+Kennedy for the new Nike Hyperdunks seems unobjectionable to me, but Nike has abandoned the billboard campaign due to assertions that it was insensitive to gay men and African-Americans. Via.
You may have heard that there was a 5.4 earthquake in Los Angeles around lunchtime It caused almost no significant damage, and no damage to the cellphone service providers. But cellphone usage spiked enough to disrupt cellphone service.
Some pretty great parodies of The Birds, The Wizard of Oz, Poltergeist, Superman, and Jaws:
These are from the 2007 and 2006 Canadian Film Fests. Via.
*Previously: Terminator movie poster for the Alamo Drafthouse.
*Choose from thousands of Wizard of Oz collectibles at eBay.
Monday, July 28, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Mont Saint-Michel (St Michael's Mount) is a tidal island in Normandy, France. The Wikipedia entry details its fascinating history, including this:
Before the construction of the first monastic establishment in the 8th century, the island was called Mont Tombe. According to legend, the archangel Michael appeared to St. Aubert, bishop of Avranches, in 708 and instructed him to build a church on the rocky islet. Aubert repeatedly ignored the angel's instruction, until Michael burned a hole in the bishop's skull with his finger.
Here's photos of the surrounding area and causeway:
Here's shots of the abbey:
Here's the abbey from above:
Here's a few interior shots:
Finally, here's the abbey's official site.
*Previously: O'Brien's Castle in Ireland.
You can download several here.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
No longer blogging as "Fake Steve Jobs," Dan Lyons explains how the news about Steve Jobs' illness got "leaked" to the New York Times, and why it was specifically leaked to John Markoff.
Seriously, they might as well yell "If you're not already a huge Watchmen fan, then don't bother coming to see this movie." You can see all of the teaser posters here. Via.
Some of the vintage posters these new posters are based on are on sale at eBay.
The New Yorker has a long, fascinating article about the entrepreneurs who grow medical marijuana in California. This detail stood out:
While Blue napped, I wandered around his apartment, and counted nearly a dozen images and carvings of the elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha. The proliferation of Ganesha dates back to a well-publicized federal bust in January, 2007, when the D.E.A. seized the medicine and cash of eleven pot dispensaries in Los Angeles. The only major dispensary that wasn’t busted had a Ganesha in its window. Now it is hard to find a karmically inclined ganja dealer in Los Angeles who doesn’t own a herd of lucky figurines.
Read the whole article by David Samuels here.
Friday, July 25, 2008
The leopard drags the crocodile out of the water, grabs it by the throat, suffocates it, and drags away the carcass. Here's a slideshow:
Here's a gallery of stills. Here's photographer Hal Brindley's personal site. Via.
*Previously: Frog eating mice.
In 2004, Rhode Island residents Cassandra Ormiston and Margaret Chambers drove to Massachusetts and got married. Two years later they decided to get a divorce. Unfortunately for them, the Rhode Island courts don't "recognize" the same-sex marriage and therefore won't give them a divorce. They can't get divorced in Massachusetts either because they're not residents. D'oh. Link.
*Previously: Lawyer finds out the hard way that her clothing's more revealing than she thought.