Friday, December 31, 2010

William Gibson is the dad in Calvin and Hobbes



Via William Gibson.

Wooden octopus puzzle



ImagiPLAY Counting Octopi on sale at Amazon.

"Nissan Has Turned Real-Life Driving Into an Environmentally-Friendly Game"

Gizmodo:

achievement system Nissan worked into the Leaf's software, which ranks your energy efficiency against other owners.

In addition to comparing the amount of miles you can travel for every kilowatt hour consumed, it will also give you platinum, gold, silver or bronze distinctions for maintaining a certain standard on the road.

Stanley Kubrick's Lord of the Rings, Starring the Beatles



By Jason Chalker.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Hidden Mother photos



In the 1800's, mothers would take photos with their children, cover themselves with fabric, and then be cropped out of the photos with mattes or frames. But remove the matte and frame, and you get some very creepy photos.

"Social dungeons"

From a review of Mass Effect 2:

The first thing I notice when I’m playing the second time is that interactions aren’t decisions — they’re social monsters that need to be killed to pass quests. When they die, you get experience toward paragon or renegade levels, which allow access to higher level conversations, which are basically social dungeons. The second thing I notice is, once you know, for certain, that someone won’t add any interesting new information to their initial, perfectly clear summary statement of their role in the story and your expectations regarding them, the game gets alot shorter. Except for when these people are expositing about some shoehorned summary that seems completely out of context, unless you pumped them for redundant information, earlier.

Adidas Ronan Black/White/Red






Adidas Ronan Black/White/Red on sale at Premier.

Angry people in local newspapers (the blog)




Angry people in local newspapers (the blog).

Monday, December 27, 2010

Dracula Lego Cubedude



Gary Oldman Dracula Lego Cubedude by Angus MacLane.

Panther swimsuit





"We Are Handsome's black panther-print swimsuit is a fierce poolside piece."

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Wolves in Sweden

From an article in Rolling Stone about Stieg Larrson:

As a boy, Stieg lived in his grandparents' cottage in the woods. At the time, an old Swedish law was still in effect that barred children from attending school until they were seven. Written a century earlier, the law was intended to protect little boys and girls from being devoured by wolves while walking through the forest on the way to school.
Also, there was a serial killer in Sweden known as The Laser Man.

Secret Cinema showing of Alien




There was a Secret Cinema showing of Alien Halloween 2009.

DC Comics: The 75th Anniversary Poster Book



300 covers, although only 100 are poster-sized.  34% off Amazon.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Lego alien





Lego armored alien by Legohaulic.

Domino and Lil' Deadpool



Deadpool Max #6 cover by Kyle Baker.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Zarana



Zartan's sister, Zarana, by Chris Johnston.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Wine celebrating the rescued Chilean miners




Chilean Winers:

To celebrate the rescue of the 33 Chilean Miners during the autumn of 2010, Unreal have created a limited edition of 33 bottles of Chilean Wine. Each bottle is named after one of the rescued miners and numbered in order of their resurfacing. Each bottle comes in a tube representing the Fénix 2 rescue capsule, and is buried beneath a layer of rocks. As recipients dig out their wine, they reveal a replica of the message sent up to rescuers which exclaimed "Estamos bien en el refugio los 33", meaning "We are okay in the refuge, the 33 of us".

Laura Palmer Bearbrick




Sunday, December 19, 2010

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Time Travel Mart Goods

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Some of the goods on sale at 826 LA's Echo Park Time Travel Mart.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

"Kosovo's prime minister is the head of a 'mafia-like' Albanian group responsible for smuggling weapons, drugs and human organs through eastern Europe"

"Figures from Thaçi's inner circle are also accused of taking captives across the border into Albania after the war, where a number of Serbs are said to have been murdered for their kidneys, which were sold on the black market."

Monday, December 13, 2010

New rules for the boring board games everyone owns



The Boardgame Remix Kit:

Liven up your Christmas by remixing the boardgames in your house to make brand new games. The Boardgame Remix Kit works with all the great family favourites. It's got twenty five games that you can play using the boards and pieces you've already got. As well as smoothing out or speeding up a standard game, the kit can turn Monopoly* into a family poker tournament, Trivial Pursuit* into a surrealist parlour game; Scrabble* into fight between a wasp and a robot, and Cluedo* into a zombie invasion.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Venture Bros. storyboards and crew jacket up for bid



Stephan DeStefano was hit with a huge medical bill for his cat, and put up a bunch of Venture Bros. storyboards and other goods fro sale.