Friday, July 31, 2009

"Former lab worker accused of destroying research project"


Investigators say she removed more than 4,000 cryogenically frozen crystal protein samples from cold storage on July 18. The samples thawed over that weekend and were ruined.

Learn to dance like Peanuts characters

Accordion foldouts by Candy Chang and Kyra Porada show how to dance like Peanuts characters. See also: Fold-out guide with rules for New York street vendors. Via these sites.

*Previously: You've got crabs Charlie Brown.

*Buy Peanuts toys at eBay.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Hand-crafted Adventure Time weapons

The Adventure Time crew posted a gallery of hand-crafted weapons. Pictured is a sea urchin mace by Sevonne Tuvia.

Meet the heroes and villains of the European Union

The European Union apparently spends millions of dollars on propaganda, including animated heroes (blond) and villains (evil brunettes). You can learn more about Captain Euro, Dr. D.Vider, and the rest of the characters here.

*Previously: Euro Disneyland posters.

*Buy propaganda posters at eBay.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Promotional gauntlet

Some of the work on display at OneMannBand. The comments to the decorated gauntlet say:

2008 New Business mailer sent to the Royal Armouries.
The carving in the wooden box reads "Are you up for the challenge?" When opened, the box reveals a rather unique paper gauntlet and a scroll, both sitting carefully on a red velvet cushion. The gauntlet reads "Pit OneMannBrand against your current creative and see who comes out on top. The gauntlet, though made of paper, is constructed with pins that allow it to move exactly as a real gauntlet would. Its engineering took some time and a couple of test dummies to get right but everyone who has seen it thus far has been impressed.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Advertisement for Mr. Cluck's Outback Roasters

Hurley stars in this advertisement for Mr. Cluck's Outback Roasters. Go here to find out what this means about the upcoming season of Lost.

Relatedly, you can buy merchandise from "Lost University" here.

*Previously: Vintage episode of Mysteries of the Universe featuring the Dharma Initiative.

*Buy Dharma Initiative merchandise at eBay.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Alice in Wonderland Experience photo gallery

Great gallery of photos of the Alice in Wonderland Experience at Comic-Con.

*Previously: Alice in Wonderland opera.

*Buy Alice in Wonderland toys at eBay.

Papercraft "Grograsaurus Rex" (link roundup)

I'm not sure what a "Grograsaurus Rex" is, but you can download the paper toy here.

And a few more links:

1. The type of swimsuits used in the last Olympics (to much controversy) have been banned for international competition. Via.

2. Marvel has acquired the rights to Marvelman. I have a few of the old trade paperbacks. They really are fantastic.

3. "What's wrong with my snake?"

*Previously: Danica Patrick's tattoo airbrushed out in SI Swimsuit Issue.

*Buy Miracleman comics at eBay.

Vintage episode of Mysteries of the Universe features the Dharma Initiative

Vintage episode of Mysteries of the Universe featuring the Dharma Initiative. Yes, there's a new Lost ARG. Via.

*Previously: Dharma Initiative advertising.

*Buy Dharma Initiative merchandise at eBay.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Deliverance t-shirt (link roundup)

The latest t-shirt at Last Exit to Nowhere honors "Deliverance" and would be perfect for your company's next bonding retreat (if there's a company left with money for retreats).

And a few more links:

1. Cake Wrecks rounds up cakes featuring images of unborn babies, Google Ad hilarity ensues.

2. Alex CF has a new art book, which looks like this.

3. Archaeologists used sonar to find a "'graveyard of five pristine ancient Roman ships" near an Italian island. Via.

*Previously: Wife, mother suffered massive brain hemorrhage, became hypersexual, slept with a "bloke in the graveyard."

*Buy ships in bottles at eBay.

Furlough Friday road sign

Funny road sign message honors state workers suffering through "furlough fridays." Spotted here and generated here.

*Previously: Funny Chipotle sign.

*Find vintage signs at eBay.

Katamari Forever desktop wallpaper (link roundup)

Katamari Forever desktop wallpaper plucked from the game's Twitter page. Via.

And a few more links:

1. New book cover for Simon Kernick's "Deadline" was clearly designed to fool people into thinking it was written by Dan Brown.

2. Nighthawks and a very angry anteater.

3. Good article by Philip Kennicott:

The nostalgia for Cronkite is nostalgia not for a lost golden age, but for a brief time when three large media corporations held a monopoly on the airwaves, when trust could be sorted out easily and quickly with the shorthand of race, class and education.

4. Fan site for (fictional) vintage sci-fi show "Sargasso Planet" is apparently an ARG for new show "Day One." Via.

*Previously: Katamari Damacy/Shadow of the Colossus mashup.

*Buy anteater toys at eBay.

Nightmare on Elm Street poster (link roundup)

Nightmare on Elm Street poster via these sites.

And a few more links:

1. Bunch of new stuff on sale or available for preorder at Tenacious Toys including plush donuts and Uglydoll Glow-in-the-Dark Ice-Bats.

2. Here are three articles to get you up to speed on the depressing corruption arrests in New Jersey. The scandal involves mayors, rabbis, money laundering, and the sale of human body parts.

3. Allergy warning on package of eggs warns that the package "contains eggs."

4. Article says Zappos didn't want to sell to Amazon, but was forced to by venture capitalists.

*Previously: Rally Rabbi bobblehead.

*Buy Uglydolls at eBay.

Papercraft Carl Fredricksen from Up (link roundup)

Download the Carl Fredricksen from Up paper toy here.

And a few more links:

1. There's an Assassin's Creed 2 Twitter game, complete with special edition of the Fail Whale.

2. You can see a still from the video game based on Burton's Alice in Wonderland here. Via.

3. Photo tour of a Netflix distribution center. Via.

4. Photo gallery of new iPod Touch and Nano cases indicate they will have built-in cameras. Via.

*Previously: Altair amigurumi.

*Buy Assassin's Creed action figures at eBay.

Bit.Trip fan art (link roundup)

Commander Video from Bit.Trip by Ty 'Glitch Ritual' Dunitz. See also, creepy Obama. Via.

And a few more links:

1. Holographic bird cage.

2. Camera for the blind.

3. Clever idea - - a drawer with a slide out step.

4. Check out the inside of the Great Buddha statue at Kotoku Temple in Kamakura, Japan.

*Previously: Inside the heart of every Lego enthusiast beats a heart made of plastic.

*Buy vintage cameras at eBay.

This poster is bigger on the inside than it is on the outside

"Step Into My TARDIS Baby Doctor Who Poster" on sale at Etsy. Via these sites.

*Previously: Instructions for making a Lego K-9 from Doctor Who.

*Buy Doctor Who toys at eBay.

Adam & Eve laptop skin

The Apple logo is cleverly put to use in this laptop skin by Adria Fruitos. Here are some Alice in Wonderland illustrations by Adria.

*Previously: Video of Meredith Vieira licking a MacBook Air on the Today show.

*Buy illustrated Bibles at Amazon.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

More Bioshock action figures, Bioshock 2 booth

This Flickr gallery has lots of photos from Comic-Con, including the new Big Daddy, Big Sister, Little Sister, and Splicer Bioshock action figures from NECA. Toy News International also has a good gallery of the NECA toys, including this delightful Blanka.

And here's a photo gallery of the Bioshock 2 booth at Comic Con, which ties into the Something in the Sea website:

*Previously: Little Sister desktop wallpaper.

*Buy Bioshock toys at eBay.

Blade Runner hat and more (link roundup)

Last Exit to Nowhere now has embroidered hats on sale including the terrific Tyrell Corp. logo.

And a few more links:

1. New Google themes include Hellboy, Sandman, and Mutts.

2. A modern interpretation of the Greek myth "Orpheus and Eurydice."

3. Tron/Sora cosplay from Kingdom Hearts.

4. TechCrunch explains how Twitter got hacked.

*Previously: Philip K. Dick book cover gallery.

*Buy Kingdom Hearts toys and collectibles at eBay.

G.I. Joe Accelerator Suit, a half pipe, and some terrible special effects

In this viral ad for G.I. Joe, a guy in a Delta 6 accelerator suit does some extreme tricks on half pipe. Unfortunately, the accelerator suits are ridiculously lame, and the animation is distractingly jerky. Via.

For a skateboarding ad that actually makes the brand look cool, check out this ad for Nike starring Ice Cube and P. Rod:

*Previously: Viral ads for Transformers 2.

*Buy G.I. Joe toys at eBay.