Monday, April 30, 2012

Saturday, April 28, 2012

New Super Best Friends Forever short (Grounded)

Here's the latest Super Best Friends Forever short - - "Grounded."

Friday, April 27, 2012

Link roundup

1. Destructoid posted a bunch of animated gifs from Grim Fandango.

2. Think the war on terror is over?

3. Steve Jobs wanted to do Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in real life:
Steve's idea was to do a Willy Wonka with it. Just as Wonka did in the movie, Steve wanted to put a golden certificate representing the millionth iMac inside the box of one iMac, and publicize that fact. Whoever opened the lucky iMac box would be refunded the purchase price and be flown to Cupertino, where he or she (and, presumably, the accompanying family) would be taken on a tour of the Apple campus.

Steve had already instructed his internal creative group to design a prototype golden certificate, which he shared with us. But the killer was that Steve wanted to go all out on this. He wanted to meet the lucky winner in full Willy Wonka garb. Yes, complete with top hat and tails.
4. I'm really sorry I posted about (and bought) the Marvel vs. Capcom 2 iOS game the other day. I'll just assume Capcom games are trash for now on.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Cup for optimists

The "Optimist Tumbler" is on sale here. Via.

Link roundup

1. From a Metafilter thread about the misery of school, here's an anecdote about a high school class where the students put together lists of their favorite classmates:
In the end, out of the twenty or so of us in the class there were a couple names that ended up on every list (the two kids who had gotten perfect SAT scores, naturally.) I came in 3rd or 4th, which I was quite happy with. But then there was the girl, Shannon I believe was her name, who appeared on only two people's lists. Last in the class. She was a shy and awkward redhead with a default expression of looking like she wanted to be anywhere else, and now the eyes of everyone in the room were on her, bottom of the list in our sanctioned, last-day-of-school popularity contest.

So to Shannon, I want to apologize for being part of the very vocal minority who got that horrible game rolling. I can't imagine how heartbreaking that must have been.

But there's a reason I'm praising Mr. Core so much, and it's how he handled things from there. He ran through the names at the top of the rankings, giving the obvious reasons he knew we had been chosen. And then he asked the two girls who had chosen Shannon - two girls who both sat right next to her - why they had picked her. They talked about her positive qualities and the fact that while she doesn't talk much, they know her well enough. He then asked the rest of us why we hadn't, trusting in our assessment of how embarrassing this must have been that we would be kind, and we were. We weren't purposefully excluding anyone, and certainly not her, but we just didn't really know her.

And so Mr. Core then transformed this horrible situation into making a spotlight for Shannon, while also teaching her that people genuinely liked her if they got to know her. By the end, she wasn't looking hurt, or like she wanted to be anywhere else. She was, for the only time I ever saw it, smiling.
Via these sites.

2. Now available for preorder at the BBTS, a Star Wars Vintage case including the Bounty Hunter and Darth Malgus from The Old Republic, as well as Galen Marek/Starkiller from The Force Unleashed 2. (I posted photos a while back.) (I assume scalpers are going to continue to snap up those figure and resell them at eBay.)

3. And speaking of toys, there's a few more days to support Tenacious Toys' Kickstarter.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Link roundup

1. The best and worst NFL draft picks over the last 10 years.

2. If like me, you were wondering who Kevin is in The Cabin in the Woods, here's the answer.

3. Cute webcomic by Liz Prince.

4. Depressing thought:
"The best minds of my generation are thinking about how to make people click ads."

Monday, April 23, 2012

Soundwave accessory for a GI Joe figure?

GI Joe action figure with an old school Soundwave/cassette player accessory. I have no idea if these are one offs, or part of a GI Joe/Transformers cross-over series.


Friday, April 20, 2012

Butterfly swarm by James Jean

Butterfly jewelry by James Jean on sale here.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Watch otters chase a girl back and forth in an aquarium

Video of otters playfully chasing a girl. Via.

*Previously: Little girl vs lion.

Sean Young's home movies from the making of Dune

Six minutes of video of the making of Dune, filed with mostly negative comments by Sean Young. Via.

Monday, April 16, 2012

The manga-inspired episode of Batman: Brave and the Bold translated into Japanese

Watch Bat-Mite Presents: Batman's Strangest Cases! translated into Japanese (embedding disabled). Via.

Hologram Tupac performs at Coachella

Video of hologram Tupac performing at Coachella. Snoop joins him at 2:40 (adult language).

*Previously: Holographic map.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Business card designed to be viewed under a microscope

Business card for Enfants Terribles:
Ebolaindustries is the digital nickname of Enfants Terribles. Ebolaindustries was the first viral Italian agency. Since its inception in 2006, Ebolaindustries’ professionals introduced themselves with a pseudonym: mr white, mr blue, mr orange, mrs green, mrs silver… The new Ebolaindustries’ business cards emulate the lab slides. In addition to the pseudonym, and the image of the Ebola virus in the reference color, there are also the names of the real professionals, but these are visible only under a microscope.

Laura Palmer

Laura Palmer by Megan Brain for the Twin Peaks show at Copro.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Babycakes Pie Pop Maker

Babycakes Pie Pop Maker:
The Babycakes pie pop maker bakes sweet and savory bite size pies on a stick. Add a favorite filling and a stick between 2 crust circles and bake 6 pie pops in 4 minutes or less. The non-stick coating make baking fruit pie pops or savory pie pops quick and easy. The Babycakes pie pop maker comes complete with all the accessories you need to bake pie pops. The manual includes recipes, hints and suggestions that will be sure to delight friends and family.
$25 at Amazon. Via.

Model of the town of Twin Peaks (and more)

From next week's Twin Peaks-themed show at Copro:

Rick Zar & Meesha Golderg: One Eyed Jack's Neon Sign

Frank Kozik: Bob

Jessica Joslin: Waldo

David Lynch: Print #1 (map)

Bruce Bickford: Twin Peaks

Combat photographer velcro patch

"Soul Stealer" velcro patch for combat photographers on sale here. Via.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Metroid, Borg Cube, and Sandperson cosplay

Cliff Nordman's latest excellent cosplay gallery features a Metroid, Borg Cube, Sandperson, and much more.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Video of a corgi enjoying being vacuumed

Video of a corgi enjoying being vacuumed. Via these sites.

Lego Ultramarine

Lego Ultramarine from Warhammer 40k by Mark Stafford. Vote here if you'd like to see this become an official set.

Instagram logo figurine by Laika

Instagram logo sculpture given out as a promotion for Paranorman.

Purchase details for threeA's Real Steel Ambush

The Real Steel Ambush and controller will be on sale 4/17 for $290.

*Buy threeA Toys at eBay.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Mars Attacks spaceship Christmas ornament

Mars Attacks spaceship Christmas ornament available for preorder at the BBTS.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Link roundup

1. There's a few more days to try to win the DC Iconic Cover contest, and win the custom made figurine.

2. And speaking of contests, check out this steampunk costume contest - - the grand prize:
Winner’s likeness in costume made into a 1/35 scale (50mm) figure kit. Two copies of your kit with the option to have one pre-painted by a figure modeler. One copy of the upcoming Squid-Shaped Submersible model kit.
3. Mattel canceled the terrible Young Justice toy line.

4. Mars Attacks paper doll.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Jack White's new vinyl single available only by helium balloon

Jack White's new vinyl single Freedom at 21 available only by helium balloon. (You can preorder the album at Amazon.) Via these sites.