Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Best of 2012: February

The coolest stuff I posted in February 2012.

John Carter poster by JC Richard. It's the rare Mondo poster that's cheap at ebay.

Lego tribute to the The Secret World of Arrietty by Iain Heath.

Playing Metroid with a homemade arm cannon.

Young Kate Beaton.

You Shall Not Pass stamp for teachers (I don't know if it ever actually went on sale at Etsy).

Motorhead boxed set available at Amazon.

Clockwork creatures in glass by malueram.

Rejected Star Wars merchandise ideas.

24-hour cupcake-dispensing ATM at Sprinkles in Beverly Hills.

Wind-up toys based on The Wire.

Dr. Seuss-style animals as mounted heads by Carl Turner.

Stock photos of women looking remorseful after sex. (Or maybe unfulfilled.)

The Alamo Drafthouse unveiled  "Bottle of Wits" line of wines and hosted a special Valentine's Day screening of The Princess Bride.  The wines are available online.

By Next Level Painting, a Warhammer 40k Chaos army based on the video game Doom.

Karate school advertisements by Grey.

Lego Cyborg Darth Maul.

Vincent Van Gogh costume.

Disguised entrance to a secret office and home in London.

Chuck Taylor Gorillaz Collection.

Shark sleeping bag.  (Sold out.)

Wonder Woman #611 original cover art by Joshua Middleton.

Sculpture of the Milkman level from Psychonauts.

Comin' at Ya! movie poster by Jay Shaw, available at ebay.

Show your support for Bowser and hate for Super Mario with these propaganda posters by Fro Design.

Cloud and Legend of Zelda posters by Olly Moss. The Zelda and Cloud prints are available at ebay.

And top stories:

1. Six Months, Three Days, a short story about falling in love when you can seen the future by Charlie Jane Anders.

2.   Assassin of Secrets was supposed to be a hot new spy novel, but then readers started to recognize entire passages lifted from other novels. The resulting investigation into the mysterious author is almost certainly more interesting than the novel itself.

3.  Recruiting scandal in the world of college chess.

4. "An undercover police officer 'chased himself round the streets' for 20 minutes after a CCTV operator mistook him for suspect."

5.  Mark Cuban's advice:

Never follow your dreams. Follow your effort. It’s not about what you can dream of. That’s easy. It’s about whether or not it’s important enough to you to do the work to be ready to be successful in that business.

And best videos:

1.  Jerry Seinfeld as a bad comedian on Benson.

2.  Walking the keel.

3.  Space stallions.

4.  The Watchmen as a saturday morning cartoon.