Thursday, May 28, 2009

"Racially segregated proms have been held in Montgomery County — where about two-thirds of the population is white — almost every year since its schools were integrated in 1971"


When the actor Morgan Freeman offered to pay for last year’s first-of-its-kind integrated prom at Charleston High School in Mississippi, his home state, the idea was quickly embraced by students — and rejected by a group of white parents, who held a competing “private” prom.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Big Trouble in Little China t-shirt

Big Trouble in Little China neon sign t-shirt on sale for $45.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Abraham Lincoln and the tree of mystery

Some collectibles from Mark Ryden's Tree Show. First up, the $4,000 limited edition Tree of Mystery print with hand-carved wood frame.

If that's a little out of your price range, also available for $400 is the The Tree Show Special Edition Exhibition Book:

This Special Edition of the Tree Show Exhibition Book features works from Mark Ryden's major solo exhibition at the Michael Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles. The hard-bound book includes over 130 color images of paintings, drawings, studies and sculptural works as well as a wealth of Mark's inspirational reference materials. Each signed and numbered Special Edition book comes in a handmade clamshell box covered in a fine Japanese silk. The edition also comes with a collection of "Vintage Souvenirs" including a miniature postcard set, commemorative pin, pennant, bookmark and pencil.

And finally, there's more affordable choices available at Amazon. The book of postcards is $9.

And the 128-page Tree Show hardcover is $30.

*Previously: Abraham Lincoln, vampire hunter.

*Buy Mark Ryden art at eBay.

Tycho sculpture

Sculpture by Aquanaut of Tycho as he looks in Penny Arcade's On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness. Lots more photos in this thread.

*Previously: Lego Fruitf*cker.

*Buy Penny Arcade books at Amazon.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Friday, May 22, 2009

Man kills giant octopus to impress a girl

With a little help from his buddies, a man kills a giant octopus to impress a girl. Ad for Pepsi by CLM BBDO.

*Previously: Giant octopus t-shirt.

*Buy octopus toys at eBay.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Emma Frost as drawn by Roger Hargreaves

Emma Frost drawn by Steven Anderson in the style of Roger Hargreaves' Mr. Men and Little Miss series. Just part of a series by Anderson, who has also drawn the Watchmen and other comic book heroes

*Previously: Obama and McCain as Mr. Men.

*And don't miss: The characters from Kick-Ass by Roger Hargreaves.

*Buy books by Roger Hargreaves at Amazon.

Custom Metroid Wii

Custom Metroid Wii - - one of several custom consoles by Morpheon Mods.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Little door of mystery

Little door spotted at We Love You so. A fun way to make a room special would to be to place a little door like that in an unobtrusive spot.

*Previously: Install a miniature parallel world on your ceiling.

*Buy dollhouse miniatures at eBay.

Plush Tauntaun with frozen Luke Skywalker

Plush Tauntaun with frozen Luke Skywalker by Heidi Kenney. Luke can be removed and inserted into the Tauntaun's belly, which has a zipper. More photos here, and here's Heidi's store.

The Tauntaun will be part of the Stitch Wars exhibit:

opening July 18 at Bear and Bird in Florida.

*Previously: Tauntaun sleeping bags.

*Buy Tauntauns at eBay.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Video of Charles Barkley hitting a bystander with a golf ball

Video of Charles Barkley hitting a bystander with a golf ball.

No Doubt concert poster

Poster by Kevin Dart, who was assigned the task of portraying the band "in a 60's suspense-movie poster based on the song Spiderwebs."

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Muscle March: The absolutely must have WiiWare game

Muscle March by Namco for the Wii, where the goal is to catch thieves who steal your protein supplements. Lots of screenshots here.

I think now's a good time to repost my alltime favorite video, for Powerthirst, available in Rawberry and Shockolate:

*Previously: The Veidt Method exercise program.

*Buy exercise equipment at eBay.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Friday, May 8, 2009

"We used to call [Hugh Jackman] Chicken Legs."

When we were building Hugh up for the Wolverine movie, we got a call from Baz Luhrmann who was directing Hugh in the movie Australia. Baz said, ‘Come on, guys, back it off! He’s getting too big.’ And you can see Hugh getting bigger in the film.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Golgo 13 sleep mask

Golgo 13 sleep mask on sale for about $12 here.

Krang and his android papercraft

Krang, nemesis of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, inside his android body. Download the paper toy here.

*Previously: Krang's Anroid Dunny.

*Buy TMNT toys at eBay.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Monday, May 4, 2009

Friday, May 1, 2009

New series from Genndy Tartakovsky

Sym-Bionic Titan.

The robot apocalypse will be flavored with lychee

Terminator toys and themed-slurpees at 7-Eleven: "Apocalyptic Ice is a blood orange-flavored Slurpee with a hint of lychee, a sweet, tropical fruit popular in Asian countries."