Friday, August 30, 2013

Cakenweenie: Celebrating Tim Burton with cakes by 100 artists



Cakenweenie: 100 artists were asked to create cakes in honor of Tim Burton's 55th birthday.  Above are cakes by Sideserf Cake Studio, Nancy's Cakes, Cakes by Doreen, and Highland Cakes.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Link roundup

1. Gawker:

Did Cory Booker Make Up a Newark Drug Dealer?
2. Gothamist:
Anthony Weiner Reportedly Paid Actors To Pose As Supporters
3. Deadspin:
How An ESPNer Found Out The "Battle Of The Sexes" Was Probably Fixed

Doom miniatures



Bethesda announced earlier this week that they were reissuing Doom miniatures.  Coincidentally, Jay Adan just posted these miniatures that he painted on commission.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Link roundup

1.  Guardian:

Police 'super recognisers' to keep watch over Notting Hill carnival
Specialist officers have been selected for their ability to remember hundreds of offenders' faces
2.  Kotaku reviews the Bioshock Infinite board game, in which "you split into teams controlling either Comstock's founders or the Vox Populi rebellion as both sides wrestle for control of the board's districts":
Which is horrible/awesome, but nothing compared to the horror of Booker and Elizabeth. 
You know what? Scratch what I said earlier. The Siege of Columbia's crowning achievement is that it makes you hate these terrifying vandals just as much as every NPC in the video game. Not controlled by any player, this pair traverse the board instead according to the steps of a randomly selected timeline sheet. More importantly, Booker will randomly aggro and do his best to flatline everything where he stands, and as you might expect, you do not fuck with Booker. Exactly like the Sky-Line, these fights are hilarious when they happen to your friends, but are, of course, absolute bullshit when they happen to you.
3. "The piece captures antlion hunting strategy perfectly. The sand pit by itself is only a partial trap; most insects can climb out on their own. But not with the predator churning sand and hurling debris."

BT & Fractal - Letting Go



BT and Fractal - Letting Go.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Pinnacle Baseball Christie Brinkley Collection




A few gems from the 16-card 1996 Pinnacle Baseball Christie Brinkley Collection, available at Amazon.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Art roundup


Art by Tony Siruno for an ocean-themed show at QPop.



Book cover by gray318.



Cat in a shark suit riding a roomba and chasing a duck by Iain Heath.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Link roundup

1.  "Flyers goalie Steve Mason will have a historical-themed zombie invasion of Philadelphia set during the time of the Declaration of Independence on his new goalie mask."

2.  Underwater nightmare.

3. "A guide to the ravenous hellbeast that is the carnivorous caterpillar"

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Art roundup


Jake the Dog engagement ring designed by Josh Adams and made by Paul Michael Bierker.





Awesome Bear by Philip Lumbang on sale here.




Art from the Edgar Wright-themed show at Gallery 1988 is now online, including a board game by Nick Stokes.





Batman tie at Threadless.





Galactic Empire tees.





Custom TMNT action figure based on Mike Dialynas's design.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Vintage-style Peanuts figurines



Vintage-style Peanuts figures by Medicom.

Link roundup

1. Former web heavyweight Worth1000 is on the verge of closing.

2. Gawker:

Pei-Shen Qian, a Chinese artist whose acclaim in China faded once he immigrated to New York City, is at the center of a scandal that allegedly had him fabricate hundreds of paintings by prominent modernist painters, including Jackson Pollock and Robert Motherwell.

The 73-year-old Qian, who lived in Woodhaven, Queens, kept his windows covered at all times while federal investigators believed he created around $80 million worth of forgeries.
3. Wired:
Florida prison officials say a computer “glitch” may be to blame for opening all of the doors at a maximum security wing simultaneously, setting prisoners free and allowing gang members to pursue a rival with weapons. 
But a surveillance video released this week (see above) suggests that the doors may have been opened intentionally — either by a staff member or remotely by someone else inside or outside the prison who triggered a “group release” button in the computerized system. The video raises the possibility that some prisoners knew in advance that the doors were going to open. 
It’s the second time in two months that all of the doors in the wing opened at once, officials say, raising questions about whether the first incident was a trial-run to see how long it would take guards to respond.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Dune



Dune art by John Schoenherr.

Link roundup

1.  60 Minutes:

"60 Minutes" has learned that members of New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez's inner circle in February obtained and leaked documents that implicated Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun as well as his own Yankees teammate, catcher Francisco Cervelli, in the doping scandal that has enveloped Major League Baseball.
2. WSJ:
Top chefs Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken have a talent for collaboration. They have a business partnership that has endured more than 30 years, built on the success of their Border Grill group of high-end Mexican restaurants and their frequent television appearances.
Also, their homes were designed by the same architect...who they've both been married to.

3.  Forbes:
At 40 [Isabel] Dos Santos is Africa’s only female billionaire, and also the continent’s youngest...

For President Dos Santos it’s a foolproof way to extract money from his country, while keeping a putative arm’s-length distance away. If the 71-year-old president gets overthrown, he can reclaim the assets from his daughter. If he dies in power, she keeps the loot in the family. Isabel may decide, if she is generous, to share some of it with her seven known half-siblings. Or not. The siblings are known around Angola for despising one another.

LIPS - Everything To Me (Faustix & Imanos Remix)



LIPS - Everything To Me (Faustix and Imanos Remix).  Via.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Watch episodes 1-3 of DC Nation's Wonder Woman







Enjoy the first three episodes of DC Nation's Wonder Woman shorts, featuring Wonder Woman in short shorts and an invisible muscle car.

*Buy Invisible Jets at ebay.

Rudimental - Feel The Love (Kill Paris Remix)



Rudimental - Feel The Love (Kill Paris Remix)

Gerbil spies

"It was recently revealed that back in the 1970s - at the height of the obsession with traitors - MI5 trained a specially bred group of Gerbils to detect spies."

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Link roundup

1.  TIL:

the most powerful commercial radio station ever was WLW (700KHz AM), which during certain times in the 1930s broadcast 500kW radiated power. At night, it covered half the globe. Neighbors within the vicinity of the transmitter heard the audio in their pots, pans, and mattresses.
2.  Carrots are good for healthy eyes, but they won't improve your vision. If you think otherwise, it's because of a successful British propaganda campaign during WW2. Britain didn't want the Germans to know that RAF pilots were using a newly developed onboard radar to shoot down fighters, so the Ministry spread the word that the best pilots were eating lots of carrots to improve their vision.

3.  Chicago:
Chicago Public Schools officials today released maps of routes where security will be provided for the thousands of children going to new schools this year. 
The so-called "safe passage" routes are designed to smoothly shift students from 47 schools being closed this year to nearby schools. 
Parents have voiced concern about children crossing rival gang territories and passing empty buildings and vacant lots.
4.  Hugh Jackman says he ate 6,000 calories a day to get in shape for Wolverine.

5.  Otters are monstrous.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Power fists



Strength Figma Figure TV Animation Version available for preorder.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Disclosure - You & Me ft. Eliza Doolittle (Baauer Remix)



Disclosure - You & Me ft. Eliza Doolittle (Baauer Remix). 69 cents at Amazon.

Sam Kieth-style Venom custom action figure



Sam Kieth-style Venom custom action figure by loosecollector.

*Buy Venom toys at Amazon.

Custom action figures based on the Alien vs. Predator arcade game




Aliens vs. Predators video game custom action figures by John Mallamas, who has custom action figures on sale at ebay.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Art roundup


DmC screencap by Dead End Thrills.



Wasteland print on sale here.



Irrational posted a detailed shot of Elizabeth's new Rapture outfit to encourage cosplayers.



Glow in the dark vodka bottle.

Foxsky - The Whip



Foxsky - The Whip:

This is music from a Zelda game of tomorrow, A Link to the Future 2099. You'll find yourself air pianoing this song after the first listen. It's 8 bit cinematic floor filler at moombahton tempo that ends with victorious, "we're heading home, we won the mission" vibes.

A Space Love Adventure







80's soundtrack-style synth pop by A Space Love Adventure.

Best Vines 2013



Best Vines 2013.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Lego Hydra



Lego Hydra by Monster Brick.

Link roundup

1.  Undercover cop discovered because she was popular on Twitter.

2.  I saw this mentioned a few days ago and thought it had to be false, but nope, it's true;

Xerox will disable a scanner setting in some of its WorkCentre products that can sometimes result in figures being altered in scanned documents. 
The problem was uncovered last week by a computer science student in Germany. He used a Xerox WorkCentre scanner to create a PDF of a building floor plan, and noticed some of the fine print in the document had been reproduced incorrectly in the PDF. The text that gave the area size of each room had been duplicated in some cases, so that all the rooms were given the same area.
3. Vice:
If you have the right kind of knowledge, enough free time and a penchant for misanthropy, the internet can provide the means to make someone's life really fucking miserable. A perfect example is last week's case of internet security journalist Brian Krebs being sent a package of heroin in an attempt to frame him for a drugs charge.
...
But, like something out of a 2.0 Douglas Adams novel, Krebs had already infiltrated Fly's private carding community forum and found the post detailing his plan.
It's like a Spy vs. Spy comic strip in real life.

4. Nightmare fuel: infected insects and other horrors.

Art roundup


Aaron Beck:

This image was my very first design on the first day of working on Elysium.



Murals by Shok-1.