Obey meets Martin Van Buren. Part of Les McClaine's "Parade of Presidents." Les illustrated The Middleman comic books, which are on sale at Amazon.
*Previously: "I'm Barack Obama...and I approve this dumpster."
*Find US President bobbleheads at eBay.
Friday, October 31, 2008
Coraline movie poster via these sites. Here are the book and movie sites for Coraline.
*Previously: Stage performance of Gaiman and McKean's "Mr. Punch."
*If you want a great kids book by Gaiman and McKean, buy "The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish" at Amazon.
I usually avoid posting complicated papercraft projects, but this Howl's Moving Castle creation is incredible. More photos here. (I'm not clear, but the artist might have modified these templates.)
*Find papercraft projects that aren't ludicrously difficult here.
*Buy the "Howl's Moving Castel" dvd, novel, and art book at Amazon.
Archaeologists dig out a giant skeleton by mzpresto for a Worth1000 photoshop contest.
*Previously: Mermaid skeleton.
*Buy "The World Encyclopedia of Archaeology" at Amazon.
First, a question. Are you aware of someplace that I could download playthroughs of video games? For example, I don't have the time to play through Dead Space, but I'd love to watch a video of someone playing through the game (something a bit higher quality then a bunch of 10-minute Youtube videos). I wish the video game companies would sell such DVDs. Anyway, on to the videos:
Fallout Retrospective. I wish they'd put out a DS version of Fallout 1 and 2
Bioshock 2 teaser, featuring a plush Big Daddy
Video of very graphic and creepy deaths from Dead Space
*Previously: Vault Boy paper toy.
*Buy Bioshock cheap at eBay.
The cars in this Flickr gallery seem ripped from a cartoon. I mean, how does this guy pull out of a driveway without scraping the front to pieces? Via.
*Previously: Cars that look like sharks.
*Buy "Art Cars: the cars, the artists, the obsession, the craft" at Amazon.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
(For previous Halloween ideas, go here)
Go here to find out how to make an Uglydoll costume. Via.
Use household items to make a robot costume. Via.
Simple instructions for making a spider with LED eyes. Via.
Yo Gabba Gabba pumpkins.
Use chalk symbols to tell other kids what candy they'll find at a home. Pictured: "Open porch bowl." More here. Via.
Palin and McCain are the scariest costumes ever in this New Yorker cover. Via.
Zombie businessman paper toy. You can download the template for the man and the dog.
*Find more papercraft projects here.
*Buy zombie toys at eBay.
American Apparel is hosting a costume competition. Design a costume using (at least a little bit) of American Apparel clothing and you can win a $100 gift certificate. The notes to these costumes say:
Wall-E is wearing the Fine Jersey Men's Long Sleeve Turtleneck. Rest of costume is homemade from cardboard, paint and wood.
Eve is wearing the Cotton Spandex Jersey Bandeau Pencil Dress in white and the Solid Rib Turtleneck in black underneath. Faceplate is made from felt and fabric paint.
You can see more contestants here, and go here for more Halloween costume ideas, downloadable masks, spooky food recipes and projects.
*Previously: American Apparel is selling defective clothing as limited edition works of art.
*Buy the "WALL-E Little Golden Book" at Amazon.
Posters for Zack and Miri Make a Porno, The International, My Bloody Valentine 3D, Valkyrie, Watchmen, and Synecdoche New York. (You may have seen these before, but I wanted to be able to find them easily if I decide to do a best of 2008 gallery.)
*Previously: Inglorious Bastards poster.
*Buy "Attack of the 'B' Movie Posters" at Amazon.
The article's a little vague as to exactly who is on trial for what, but the main point is that a woman is alleging sexual misconduct, and during cross examination was asked whether she noticed her assailant's unusual growth, which resembled a third testicle. The witness answered that she had not. Link (don't worry, no photo). Via. (Photo link.)
Here's a few more stories:
1. Best Buy is considering substituting its old lousy logo for a new, possibly worse looking logo:
I wonder what logo would best capture its delightful blend of mediocre selection and high prices? Via.
2. After receiving much mockery, Vietnam suspended its plan to ban very short, thin and flat-chested people from driving. Link. Via.
3. Domino's finds out Pizza Hut is testing out the "Natural" and "Natural Rustica" pizzas in the USA, proceeds to trademark those names in the UK. Link. Via.
4. And who doesn't like a good Brezhnev joke:
When Brezhnev took over as Soviet chairman, he found two letters in his desk from his predecessor, along with a note to open them only in times of emergency when he didn't have an excuse.Via.
Brezhnev got into trouble, and opened the first one. It said "Blame everything on me."
When Brezhnev got into trouble the second time, he opened the second letter, and it said "Sit down, and write two letters..."
Find more weird news here.
*Buy "Wacky Laws, Weird Decisions, & Strange Statutes" at Amazon.
Homer Simpson stars in this parody of the Mad Men opening:
For reference, here's the actual opening to Mad Men
*Previously: Boba Fett encases the Simpsons in carbonite.
*Buy Simpsons toys and collectibles at eBay.
The Invisible Man, Frankenstein, and The Bride grace Nighthawks in this theme post for a Halloween Photoshop contest at Worth 1000.
*Previously: Lego Nighthawks.
*Buy "Staying Up Much Too Late: Edward Hopper's Nighthawks and the Dark Side of the American Psyche" at Amazon.
Attack of the Kraken by ~chosetec on deviantART
"Attack of the Kraken" papercraft made from one piece of paper by Brian Chan. He takes commissions and also sells prints, such as this image of a Nekobus papercraft creation:
By comparison, check out this dime-sized Tinkerbell, made from 20 pieces of paper.
*Previously: Totoro clock.
*Buy Studio Ghibli art books at Amazon.
Halloween-themed toys on sale at Hong Kong Disneyland. Go here to see photos of the park's Halloween parade.
Skeleton Clutching Your Face paper mask. Go here for the template and instructions. Via.
Emily the Strange paper toy.
Monster jack-lantern. More here.
Stormtrooper and cat pumpkins. Click through to see ho great they look lit up.
General Grievous stands in for Jack Skellington in this rejected concept for an ILM Halloween party invitation.
"Halloween in the Time of Cholera" photo gallery.
How to make a Batman mask out of duct tape. Via.
Creepy monster desktop icons.
*Find many more Halloween links here.
*Buy Hong Kong Disneyland toys at eBay.