Thursday, October 31, 2013

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Teen Wolf sculpture by Gary Ham.

Link roundup

1. Reuters:
How badly does Google want to keep under wraps a mysterious project taking shape on a barge in San Francisco Bay? Badly enough to require U.S. government officials to sign confidentiality agreements.
2.  Pink Underwing Moth Caterpillar.

3.  Nightmare fuel.

4. Amazon's Kindle MatchBook feature is now active. Simply sign in and you'll get a list of books you can download for $3 or less based on your purchasing history.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Second generation Google Glass

Second generation Google Glass.  Meanwhile, in July, Google Glass designer Isabelle Olsson posted these:

"Why Are Reindeer Eyes Golden In Summer But Blue In Winter?"

"In the summer, reindeer eyes are golden. In the winter, they become a deep, rich blue."

Link roundup

1. "Two officials in China have been sacked after unauthorised 'restoration' work left centuries-old Buddhist frescos ruined, state media report."

2.  Multi-faced mask; Sugarplaum Fairy from The Cabin in the Woods.

3.  Derrick Rose says he's added five inches to his vertical.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Custom action figures

Scooby-Doo Snow Ghost custom action figure by LooseCollector, who also recently posted this custom Olivetti-style Wonder Man for sale at ebay:

American Outlaws

Logos for various branches of the American Outlaws.

Samus and Dredd

By Tyler Champion, who has an Adventure Time print on sale here.

Google created a Minecraft mod to teach quantum physics

qCraft is a mod that brings the principles of quantum physics to the world of Minecraft.

Psychic Stones by Friends With You

Friends With You:
The new edition of Psychic Stones debuting at PK SHOP includes theEverything, Evil Expel, Future, Golden Spell, Happiness and Nature spells; each accompanied by a unique magical ritual designed by the artists, along with instructions for their use and care.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Friday, October 25, 2013

Hot Toys Space Pirate Captain Harlock

Hot Toys Space Pirate Captain Harlock (with or without throne) available for preorder.

McDonalds and Heinz split up

"McDonald's Corp on Friday said it plans to end its 40-year relationship with ketchup maker H.J. Heinz Co, since that company is now led by Bernardo Hees, the former chief executive of hamburger rival Burger King Worldwide Inc."

The brush-antlered deer

This prehistoric species carried with it one of the most impressive set of antlers of any animal on Earth, living or dead, each one stretching to around 1.7 metres long, and ending in no less than 12 prongs, or tines.

Cleveland Indians hat.

Genuine new Cleveland Indians hat.

Hard Case Crime has released the pulp thrillers Michael Crichton wrote under a pen name

"Long before he wrote Jurassic Park, before he scripted blockbuster movies like Twister, before he created the groundbreaking TV series ER, Michael Crichton was an honors student at Harvard Medical School—and writing paperback suspense novels on the side, under the top-secret pen name 'John Lange.'"

Grave Descend:
Diver James McGregor is used to exploring sunken ships. But there's something strange about the wreck of the Grave Descend. No one aboard tells quite the same story about what happened. Then there's the mysterious cargo they were carrying...

In one of the most beautiful places on Earth, a sinister plot is about to unfold. And if McGregor's not careful, he may find himself in over his head.
$6 at Amazon.

Easy Go:
Beneath the sands of the Egyptian desert lies treasure beyond imagining. And when a professor of archaeology finds clues to the location of a Pharaoh's lost tomb in ancient hieroglyphs, he hatches a plan to find the burial site - and plunder it.

But can a five-man team of smugglers and thieves uncover what the centuries have hidden? And even if they find it, can they escape with it...and with their lives?
Easy Go is probably most interesting for this anachronism:
Lord Grover, fifth Earl of Wheatston, was a huge man.  He was nearly six feet tall and weighed over 200 pounds.
$6 at Amazon.

Political radical John Wright is plotting an act of mass destruction - and federal agent John Graves has him under surveillance, trying to figure out what the plot is.

When a government computer is hacked and a high-security shipment of nerve gas gets hijacked, Graves puts the pieces together - but can he stop Wright from unleashing his weapon before it kills a million people...including the President of the United States?
$6 at Amazon.

Scratch One:
To prevent an arms shipment from reaching the Middle East a terrorist group has been carrying out targeted assassinations in Egypt...Portugal...Denmark...France. In response, the United States sends one of its deadliest agents to take the killers down. 
But when the agent is delayed in transit, lawyer Roger Carr gets mistaken for him. Now, with some of the world's deadliest men after him, will he survive long enough to prove his identity?
$6 at Amazon.

Hard Sci-Fi Movies

Athena's shield


Thursday, October 24, 2013

Link roundup

1. "But was the Lone Ranger actually based on the exploits of a real life black hero? The evidence points to a resounding yes.  That person was Bass Reeve." Via.

2. "Popular [Scandal tv show] fan blogger exposed as ABC employee."

3. "A town in Norway has placed giant mirrors on top of the hills surrounding it, to beam light into the valley in the dark winter months."

4. "6 Pretty Messed Up Things You Can Do In Star Wars: The Old Republic."

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

"Pope Francis Suspends 'Bling Bishop' for $55 Million Home Renovation"

"which includes $20,000 on a new bathtub"

Link roundup

1. "[L]eading health scientists say the radiation from Fukushima has been relatively harmless, which is similar to results found after studying the health effects of Chernobyl."

2. "After spending $297 million to develop a craft that could hover over an area as long as three weeks, the Pentagon quietly sold it for $301,000 to its maker."

3. The 25 scariest fantasy and scifi tv episodes.

4. The Stanley Parable ask me anything.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

"The Mercurial IX boot features an all-over digital print of the Star Vela Supernova and includes a seven star path print, paying homage to Cristiano's shirt number"

Nike's new shoes for Cristiano Ronaldo:
“When we got back to the design studio we got to thinking about CR7’s style and how similar it was to the definition of a supernova - a celestial body that radiates energy - and that was it, we had our inspiration." 
"The concept of a star that burns brighter than others reflects Cristiano's style, speed and the idea that as a player he plays without limits, much like the outer reaches of the galaxy. 

Monday, October 21, 2013

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Villains show at Gallery 1988

From the villains show at Gallery Nucleus:


Marz Jr


Just outside of Mexico City sits Teotihuacan, a vast ruined city of pyramids and palaces. Teotihuacan is not its original name, but rather one invented by the Aztecs, who gave it a title that would dislocate the tongue of anybody trying to speak it in order to hide it from the civilized world. You see, the Aztecs did not build Teotihuacan, they discovered it ... 500 years after it had been completely abandoned....The Aztecs couldn't comprehend how such a vast city had just appeared in the middle of nowhere, so they assumed the gods had built it (Teotihuacan literally means "place of the gods").
Here's Wikipedia's entry.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Predator sort of started as Rocky V

For a few months, following the release of Rocky IV, a joke was making rounds in Hollywood. Since Rocky Balboa had run out of earthly opponents, he would have to fight an alien if a fifth installment of his boxing series were to be made. Screenwriters Jim and John Thomas took the joke seriously and wrote a screenplay based on the joke. The Thomas script for Predator was originally titled Hunter.

Witch King

Witch King by Stjepan Sejic.

Fat mascots

Fat versions of all 32 NFL team logos by David Rappoccio.