Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Tiny Lego Slave One



By Do-Hyun Kim.

Mr. Han Enter the Dragon custom figure



I found one for sale at ebay. Via.

A solid fan-proposed concept for Star Trek 3

From the full plot:

On the Enterprise, the unknown probe has been brought aboard and is being studied by Chekov and a team of engineers. They're perplexed by the technology as it is both incredibly advanced and apparently very old. Switching scan modes on his tricorder, Chekov triggers the probe's reactivation protocol and it snaps to life, killing several crew members in a matter of moments. Chekov is able to narrowly escape death but the probe, now having sprouted mechanical legs, rips open the door and escapes into the corridor. 
As the probe tears through the Enterprise, crew members are scrambling to get out of its way. With razor sharp manipulator arms, it cuts through bulkheads (and unfortunate crewmen) like paper. Security teams are unable to stop it from reaching its goal: the Enterprise computer core. With the probe interfacing with the core and now protected by a forcefield, the Enterprise leaves orbit and jumps into warp for parts unknown.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

What if Bilbo's magic sword started glowing when it was near an open wifi network?



Here's how to make your own modern version of Sting. Via.

The hundred funniest Tweets of 2014

For example:




A whole bunch of weird photos were just added to the White House Flickr account



For example.

Outrun poster



Available here.

Apparently Carl Weathers is not like his character on Arrested Development

NECA on whether they will make a Predator action figure based on his character:

Monday, December 29, 2014

Lil' T-1000



A Redditor posted a photo of his niece taking a game of tag a little too seriously, and got a great photoshopped response.

New short animated film by McBess for Nike




You can get your own personalized version if you use Nike+.

*Buy McBess Dunnys at ebay.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Adversarial pinball



From this large collection of video game oddities:

Like this wacky two-player pinball game in which one person is on either side and must alternate between offense and defense. This is achieved by a tilting board, much like a seesaw…

Thursday, December 25, 2014

A look at Wonder Woman's costumes through the years



Erica Henderson has been posting illustrations.

French commercials by Shane Carruth




For a homeopathic sleep aid. And here is Carruth in a the trailer for a short film called Everything and Everything and Everything:

In this visionary statement about the meteoric rise and catastrophic falls of consumer culture, the oppressively vapid life of sad sack Morgan (Primer and Upstream Color director Shane Carruth) takes a sudden turn when he discovers a mystical blue pyramid that produces doorknobs.



Via.

Transparent Firefox phone



By KDDI. Via.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

"5,000 RTs and I'll dunk on the priest"

"If you've ever stopped to charge your cell phone in a Metro station, you should know that Metro considers that stealing and it's not okay with them. "

Los Angeles:

Metro spokesperson Paul Gonzales confirmed to KPCC that three people have been arrested and charged with theft of utilities for doing just that. 
... 
Update, 1:45 p.m.: Mayor Eric Garcetti, who is also Metro Board Chair, has told Metro to stop arresting people for charging their phones

Surprisingly dystopian Hot Wheels commercial





Hot Wheels short film with a pretty dark twist at the end.

The Cards Against Humanity Island is apparently something out of Myst

An adventure:

There was some ice to break so the 20m cross took ~15 minutes and we got to the island around 3:30 PM. 
South side had a fire pit and a small shed. The shed contained the MASSIVE safe (as you can see). I was screaming, it was awesome. 
Searched the rest of the island and tried to take pictures of anything not natural.

The funniest athlete tweets of 2014









A long list assembled by The Cauldron.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Batgirl sculpture



By Jesse Farrell.

Bioshock-themed aquarium



Everything in this city of Rapture fish tank is custom-built, and you can see how it was made in this video:

Sunday, December 21, 2014

The Nest



Sculpture by Nemo Gould.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Tim Duncan's Punisher car





Friday, December 19, 2014

Billy Dee Williams as Two-Face



From the alternate reality where Tim Burton's Batman series continued. By Jordan Gibson.

The Instagram Rapture

The Verge on a culling of spambots:

Ma$e committed Instagram's version of seppuku, deleting his account after freefalling from 1.6 million followers to around 100,000.

"I Know" from last night's Episode V live read





A tender moment from The Empire Strikes Back live read, featuring Jessica Alba and Ellen Page as Leia and Han.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

ThreeA's Judge Death



2000AD 1/12th Scale Collectible Figure Series

Available for Pre-order on January 14, 2015 at Bambaland
$60 USD

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Adult Swim's latest short is what we we're hoping the Twin Peaks sequel will be like



Terrifying in the exact same way as Bob.

The pipe organ in the Haunted Mansion is the same one Nemo plays in the 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea movie

Recycling at Disneyland.

Make your own cardboard Baby Groot




Articulated, too.

$350 million an counting wasted on a rocket engine test chamber that will never be used

WaPo:

The reason for the shutdown: The new tower — called the A-3 test stand — was useless. Just as expected. The rocket program it was designed for had been canceled in 2010.

But, at first, cautious NASA bureaucrats didn’t want to stop the construction on their own authority. And then Congress — at the urging of a senator from Mississippi — swooped in and ordered the agency to finish the tower, no matter what.

The result was that NASA spent four more years building something it didn’t need. Now, the agency will spend about $700,000 a year to maintain it in disuse.

New tell-all book about Marissa Mayer's misadventures running Yahoo

The NY Times has a lengthy excerpt from Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo!. For example, when Yahoo employees grew upset at a performance review system:

As concerns with Q.P.R.s escalated, employees asked if an entire F.Y.I. could be devoted to anonymous questions on the topic. One November afternoon, Mayer took the stage at URL’s as hundreds of Yahoo employees packed the cafeteria. Mayer explained that she had sifted through the various questions on the internal network, but she wanted to begin instead with something else. Mayer composed herself and began reading from a book, “Bobbie Had a Nickel,” about a little boy who gets a nickel and considers all the ways he can spend it.

“Bobbie had a nickel all his very own,” Mayer read. “Should he buy some candy or an ice cream cone?”

Mayer paused to show everyone the illustrations of a little boy in red hair and blue shorts choosing between ice cream and candy. “Should he buy a bubble pipe?” she continued. “Or a boat of wood?” At the end of the book, Bobby decides to spend his nickel on a carousel ride. Mayer would later explain that the book symbolized how much she valued her roving experiences thus far at Yahoo. But few in the room seemed to understand the connection. By the time she closed the book, URL’s had gone completely silent.

2015 Lacrosse All-Name Team

Griffin Woodfinlevine only made second team.

Monday, December 15, 2014

"The Ten Worst-Sounding Black List Scripts"

BAD:

7 THE MUNCHKIN
Will Widger
A little person private eye investigates the disappearance of a young actress in 1930s Hollywood, leading him to uncover conspiracies involving THE WIZARD OF OZ and Metro Goldwyn Mayer brass.

Black Hole cover



By Matt Dorfman.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Modern Farmer



Modern Farmer, the donkey issue.