Sunday, March 31, 2013
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Bioshock Infinite edited as a three and a half hour movie, focusing on the story and editing out the fighting. (I'd gladly pay for an official video like this.)
*Buy the Bioshock Infinite special editions at Amazon.
First, there's a little over one day left to bid on the Plush Jon Snow and Ghost (with White Walker hand) by Mick Minogue at ebay.
And speaking of Mick, here's his contribution to Gallery 1988's Saturday Night Live-themed show - - Sinead O'Connor with action feature:
Here's a few of my favorites from the same show:
Friday, March 29, 2013
1. I'm giving away a copy of The Castaway by Frank Huyler at the Super Punch Tumblr. It's a chilling modern fairy tale about a cargo ship's crew that quickly comes to regret rescuing a monstrous little boy.
Design is becoming a prerequisite for business success, but with a year at a top-flight school like RISD easily costing more than $53,000, that learning doesn’t necessarily come cheap. Luckily, education marketplace Skillshare has created a new online school of design with world-class teachers that only costs $20 per class.3. Million dollar bus stop:
The professors at the Skillshare School of Design are a talented and ecclectic bunch. Stewart Scott-Curran, who designed World Cup uniforms for Nike, is teaching a class on fashion. Jessica Harllee, a designer at Kickstarter, is teaching a course on wireframing for the web. Chris Delorenzo, the lead designer for uber-hip street fashion brand Johnny Cupcakes, is teaching a course on the art of the t-shirt.
A new bus stop on Columbia Pike cost more than $1 million to build, according to a county spokeswoman. The new prototype “Super Stop” at the corner of Columbia Pike and Walter Reed Drive cost $575,000 for construction and fabrication and $440,000 for construction management and special inspections, according to Arlington County Department of Environmental Services spokeswoman Shannon Whalen McDaniel.Via.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Egypt's military arrests divers cutting undersea Internet cables4. Win one of Anthony Petrie's Cobra propaganda posters.
Coast-guard patrol arrests three divers in the act of sabotaging communications cables that connect Africa with Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, a military representative says.
Lovecraft-themed zine kickstarter - - $5 gets you a download of the 72 illustrations.
Matteo Scalera posted several new commissions including Black Widow and Loki.
Battlefield 3 wallpaper.
Alien poster by Adam Juresko on sale at Etsy.
*Buy sketch cards at eBay.
1. Review of Mouse Bird Snake Wolf, an upcoming book illustrated by Dave McKean:
Harry, Sue, and Little Ben live in a world whose lazy gods have made creatures like whales and camels but have given up their work, leaving blank spaces, “places filled with emptiness.” The children discover that they can create animals themselves, using sticks, leaves, and clay; Little Ben makes a mouse; Sue, a bird; and Harry, a snake. But Harry and Sue aren’t satisfied. They create a terrifying wolf that turns on them and eats them, and Little Ben must summon the courage to save them.Preorder for half off at Amazon.
2. Deep Adventure Time dungeon.
3. "Heartwarming Olive Garden Receipt [posted at Reddit] Allegedly a Fake, Devious PR Stunt." I'm suspicious of this, too.
4. "The little Hamster action figure that came with the Kia Soul press kit."
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
1. New batch of Tiny Games, this time recommending activities for commercial breaks. For example:
When the ad break starts, each player puts one finger somewhere on the screen and leaves it there. Whoever’s finger touches more people’s faces during the ad break wins.2. "Evil spirits may not exist, but there are phenomena in nature that act nearly the same… or worse."
The “evil wind” in question is well-known invisible killer: carbon dioxide. Emitted by volcanic vents in active regions of Africa, the gas can settle in low-lying areas such as ditches, producing an unseen toxic area that can incapacitate and kill humans who wander within. It is estimated that 100 people die every year in the region around Lake Kivu from such Mazukus, which can be especially dangerous at night, when people sleep close to the ground.3. Bioshock Infinite playthrough.
4. Available for preorder at the BBTS: Real Action Heroes Link by Medicom.
5. New batch of custom Muppets figures at Tenacious Toys (including Beaker and Bunsen Honeydew).
Monday, March 25, 2013
Abe Sapien by Jim Rugg.
House Stark poster by Rogan Josh.
Mistral from Metal Gear Revengeance by Rob Laro.
Sonic and All-Stars Racing wallpaper.
Blade Runner and Aliens by Eduardo Risso via.
Pacific Rim poster via.
Almost a perfect score at Metacritic based on 29 critic reviews.
*Buy the Bioshock Infinite special editions at Amazon.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Saturday, March 23, 2013
1. "I also heard from my source that the staff at Lucasfilm Animation were shocked by what they perceived as tepid fan reaction to the cancellation of The Clone Wars."
2. The first chapter in the new BBC radio production of Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere is now available for download as a podcast (available this week only, and then part 2 will be available).
3. Speaking of iTunes, I saw a lot of praise for iOS game Ridiculous Fishing this week. It's ok (the shooting half of the game is a chore), but inferior in every way to Super Mole Escape, which uses the same basic playing style and is free.
4. High school football benchwarmer puts together brilliant highlight reel.
5. 30% off hoodies at Last Exit to Nowhere this weekend with the code HOODIE30.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Robots by Soren.
Naboo starfighter and Alice in Wonderland-themed mecha by Bartosz Sasiński.
Space: Above and Beyond transport ship by Chris L.
Golden Mecha by Moko.
Faster Than Light cuusoo project.
*Buy Lego minifigs at Amazon.