Tuesday, March 31, 2009

NES-style box art for Dead Space and Gears of War




There's a large gallery of modern video games with classic NES-style cover art here.

Fake names that made it on TV



A roundup of fake names that made it on TV.

Sewing Tattoo Group at Flickr



There's a sewing-themed tattoo Flickr group. Sew or Die belongs to Katy.

Dharma Initiative advertising



An entire gallery of vintage Dharma Initiative advertising.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Solid Snake toy by Mchael Lau now on sale





You can now buy the Michael Lau Solid Snake with Crocodile Cap toy ("Gardener Square Snake").

I Love It When You Talk Retro



I Love It When You Talk Retro: Hoochie Coochie, Double Whammy, Drop a Dime, and the Forgotten Origins of American Speech by Ralph Keyes. You can read an interview with Keyes here. One fun nugget from the interview:

I was surprised to find out that there were no "secret decoder rings." There were secret decoder pins, but no rings.
And the book is 34% off at Amazon.

The Tin Noses Shop

Sir Harold Gillies, sculptor Kathleen Scott, artist Francis Derwent Wood and others worked together during World War to create masks for British troops disfigured during World War I. The official name for the facility was "Masks for Facial Disfigurement Department." But the troops called it "The Tin Noses Shop."

Saturday, March 28, 2009

The Runit Dome



"Nuclear testing by the US totaling more than 30 megatons of TNT took place during the cold war; in 1977–1980, a concrete dome (the Runit Dome) was built on Runit Island to deposit radioactive soil and debris"

Deep Sea Dresser



Deep Sea Dresser by Alicia Cornwell and Tony Bevilacqua of Chroma Lab on sale at Etsy.

Friday, March 27, 2009

New toys by Sucklord






New toys unveiled by Sucklord.

Kitty Pryde art show



Kitty Pryde by Ana Galvan. It's part of a Kitty Pryde-themed show organized by Oni Press and Floating World Comics to raise money to research hemophilia. Here's another Kitty Pryde by Bryan Lee O'Malley. And here's one by Zachary Baldus.

Bible Bars, made from the seven foods highlighted in Deuteronomy






The Bible Bar by Logia Foods is a kosher food bar made from the seven species of foods that God calls "good" in the Book of Deuteronomy (wheat, barley, vines (raisins), figs, pomegranates, olive oil, and honey). Also available: "Bible Bread."

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Up toys available for preorder



The description says:

Imported from Japan! Disney and Pixar take audiences on an imaginative journey this summer in Up! Carl Fredericksen, an elderly man who dreams of big adventures and open country, and Russell, a young Boy Scout, take flight and explore the world. The film's characters come to life in two Chara-Cororin figure sets, featuring deformed sculpts. This set includes both Carl/Kevin/Beta and Russell/Dug/Alpha packs. Each figure stands approximately 2" tall.
Available for preorder at the Big Bad Toy Store.

Mounted Velociraptor head



Mounted Velociraptor head on sale at eBay.

Maryland's women's college basketball team has the motto "Eat Kids"

For example, if they're doing well, at halftime, one player will say, "We're halfway through the kids' body now, keep going." Or if the first half didn't go particularly well, "you already had the head, you already had the hair." It's an homage to Mike Tyson's famous line.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Porcelain Laura Palmer




Porcelain Laura Palmer in The Black Lodge by Kiersten Essenpreis.

Other Mother sculpture by Paul Pape





His webstore.

Lego Tumbler





Batmobile by mahjqa.

If Walt Disney made the Lord of the Rings



Desktop wallpaper sized version here.

Vampire ad with breakaway stakes



Clever ad for vampire series True Blood features breakaway stakes. More photos here.

Lego Mystery Machine



Lego Mystery Machine by Nathan Proudlove. He also created Scooby Doo and the rest of the gang out of Lego.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Rear Window poster by Amanda Visell



Amanda Visell's birthday party is going to include a screening of Rear Window, and she made this poster for the event. Details here and here.

OctoMom sculpture



OctoMom sculpture by Daniel Edwards available here for $200. You can see more of his sculptures here.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Plush Rorschach



By kittyzilla. Check out the plush Doop from X-Statix she also recently posted. And here's her Etsy shop.

Homemade Coraline boxes



My Little Mochi set up a homemade Coraline box swap. Several of the finished boxes have been posted, and they're just bursting with great stuff including homemade Coraline dolls. The Coraline box you see above is by Nani Kora.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Intellectual property donor sticker




Clever Intellectual Property Donor sticker. Download one here and place it on your driver's license to donate your intellectual property at death.

Solid Snake cosplay



Solid Snake with his crocodile cap camouflage cosplay. More photos here.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Breakable china vending machine



It's a vending machine full of china. Buy an item and watch it drop and shatter. The Yarisal and Kublitz website is full of playful furniture, including a collapsing table and chairs built on a hidden seesaw. Go here to watch those projects in action.

"a team at Google couldn’t decide between two blues, so they’re testing 41 shades between each blue to see which one performs better"

"Today is my last day at Google."

Thievery Corporation concert poster by EMEK



Thievery Corporation concert poster by EMEK.  You can see it animated here, to get a better sense of the fact that it's printed on plexiglass.

Giant cardboard Ultraman




Jimbo Matison makes giant cardboard figures, including Ultraman, and takes commissions.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

"Indiana Smith"

From the 1978 Raiders of the Lost Ark story conference with Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, and Lawrence Kasdan:

L — Do you have a name for this person?
G — I do for our leader.
S — I hate this, but go ahead.
G — Indiana Smith. It has to be unique. It's a character. Very Americana square. He was born in Indiana.
L — What does she call him? “Indy?”
G — That's what I was thinking. Or “Jones.” Then people can call him “Jones.”

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Friday, March 13, 2009

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Nikes with very cool insoles (link roundup)




Can't say I'm crazy about the look of the Nike SFB boots, but (what I believe are) the inside pads sure look cool.

And a few more links:

1. Imagine smelling smoke as you're driving, opening the hood of your car, and spotting a large bird's nest inside.

2. A suggestion that Watchmen has failed at the box office because the ad campaign made no attempt to attract anyone who didn't already love the story. I do believe I said that way back in July.

3. Seven-year-old girl survives having six organs removed. Via.

4. So what kind of hobbies do you have? Oh, I pose naked for photos in abandoned buildings. Via.

*Previously: Thunder God Nike sneakers.

*Buy surgical tools at eBay.

Batman's got them right where he wants them




Batman stars in today's Tee Fury t-shirt by Evan Yarborough.

*Previously: Batman redesigned.

*Buy vintage Batman toys at eBay.