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Apr 26, 2011

Movie Parts Posters

Canadian graphic designer and artist Emma Butler created her Movie Parts poster series as a response to reductive representation of pop culture pieces craze. She says, "This poster series was inspired as an alternative to the ever-popular "minimalist movie poster" trend currently floating about on the web. On the opposite end of the spectrum, these posters are made up of all the memorable parts, pieces & props that feature in some of my favourite movies."

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Apr 26, 2011

In Case You Haven't Heard, Sitting Is, Like, Really, Really Bad for You

Of course, exercise is good for you. Movement is best. Being sedentary all day is, of course, the opposite. Duh, right?

But it's not just non-activity that's harmful. The actual position of sitting, like in a chair, is, basically, the worse thing you can do to your body. Even if you engage in regular exercise, even daily, it might not be enough to counteract the damage from resting on your rump all the livelong… read more


Apr 25, 2011

The Edible Color Palette

Blue No. 1. Yellow No. 5. Red No. 40. "Without them, soft drinks would be clear, Cheetos would be beige, Froot Loops would just be Cheerios, and Easter eggs wouldn’t be nearly as much fun."

Such begins IDSGN's fascinating look at the actual colors that go into those foods that you'd like to say you don't eat, but color your tongue all the same.

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Apr 25, 2011

Oh My Goodness, These Wonderfully Creepy Sculptures are BANANAS!

created at: 12/01/2010

Some sculptures opt for clay, some welded steel, and some plain old garbage. Japanese artist  y_yamaden's medium of choice?

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Apr 22, 2011

Infographic of the Day: Pizza Consumption Around the World

Did you know that men who wear muscle shirts when answering the door are three times more likely to order pepperoni pizza than any other kind?

Or perhaps that 17% of all restaurants are pizzerias? Or that 93% of U.S. citizens eat pizza at least once a month?

You will once you check out this sweet infographic from… read more


Apr 22, 2011

Children Dressed as Mr. T

I'm pretty sure the title says it all on this… read more


Apr 22, 2011

10 Food Television Shows You Should Be Watching Right Now

The explosion of the "food porn" T.V. scene has finally calmed down. The Food Network has dissolved into two separate channels, with the Cooking Channel featuring actual cooking, and the original Food Network with "Cupcake Wars" and Guy Fieri driving around with sunglasses on the back of his head.

Which means two things: 1) the best cooking and food-related shows have weathered the storm, sticking around and 2) you can't just flip on a single channel when you're feeling hungry and want to know what to make. Turns out, the best food shows span across channels like PBS (duh), Bravo, ABC, and, one little guy left on the Food Network (Nice job,… read more


Apr 20, 2011

Take The Test: Can You Hear Me Now?

How about now? No? What's wrong with you?

created at: 04/20/2011

Is it possible that I only speak on a frequency you can't hear? No. But it's likely that when you take this fun hearing test, there will be frequencies inaudible to you. And if you're over 25, it's cause you're old. Or cause you listen to a lot of music. 

"Here is a list of tones that go from 8Hz all the way up to 22,000Hz. It’s fairly common for people who are over 25 years of age to not be able to hear above 15kHz, so this will help you find out where your high frequency hearing cuts off.

Musicians have a much higher risk of hearing loss that most people do, and manyread more


Apr 20, 2011

How Do You Know Dictators are Bad? They've Written Terrible Books!

I mean, I guess it makes sense: The kind of person who violently claws and maims one's way to evil autocracy is likely the kind of person who can get themselves published.

And by "published," I mean, write a really terrible book and get it printed. Name a despot, and dude's got a book. A bad one.

  • Muammar al-Gaddafi - Hallucinogenic stream of consciousness
  • Saddam Hussein - erotic allegorical fiction
  • Kim Jong Il - revolutionary film criticism
  • Joseph Stalin - Georgian pastoral odes
  • Ayatollah Khomeini - Persian mystical poetry

And the… read more


Apr 20, 2011

Blow My Mindsday: April 20 , 2011

created at: 04/17/2013

Each Wednesday, I post some of my favorite can't-miss links, images, and otherwise mindblowing goodies from across the web.

Five generations of Batman, chillin'read more


Apr 19, 2011

Sad Stuff on the Street

Sad Stuff on the Street is a new photo blog featuring...sad stuff on the street. These are no plastic bag, elegantly floating against a stone wall, lilting in the wind. These are, presumably, actual dropped scoops of ice cream, lost toys, and misplaced personal items. 

Fascinating stuff.

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Apr 18, 2011

Back of a Webpage

Back of a Webpage imagines what's going on on the otherside of your favorite webpage.

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Apr 18, 2011

The Last Supper...but on Skateboards, and Featuring Mexican Wrestlers

created at: 12/01/2010

Tonight is Passover, which makes this Thursday "Maundy Thursday," the celebration of the "last supper." This event has been most famously recorded by Leonardo Da Vinci as a buncha dudes sitting on one side of a super long table. [Fun fact, it's likely that they were lying on their sides in a square, in order of status. Neat, huh?]

So, while Leonardo's version is most famous, it's also dead wrong. So, since it's so historically unlikely, and obviously an artistic interpretation, why not have a little fun with it.

You know, by depicting the disciples as Lucha Libre wrestlers and painting the whole thing on skateboards. Yeah, that… read more


Apr 18, 2011

Penis Museum Scores Cool New Penis

So, I guess the first item of buisness is: yes, there's a penis museum. Sigurdur Hjartarson runs the Phallological Museum in the tiny Icelandic fishing town of Husavik, known for its whale watching and, well, the fact that it has a penis museum.

Since its founding in 1974, it's reguarly brought thousands of visitors each year, with its  "170-centimeter (67-inch) sperm whale penis preserved in formaldehyde, lampshades made from bull testicles and what the museum described as an "unusually big" penis bone from a Canadian walrus." But, despite its success over the last thirty-five years, it's still lacked one essential specimen: a human… read more


Apr 15, 2011

Amazing Photos from Japan: One Month Later

created at: 04/15/2011

You need to see these.

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