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Dec 08, 2011

Googly-Eyed Street Art

created at: 12/04/2011

I love how simple it is to transform mundane objects into hilarious, Muppet-like creatures. All it takes, really, is a set of eyes (in this case, styrofoam balls with pupils drawn on them).  

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Jun 28, 2010

Stick With Me, Baby! Customize Your MacBook's Apple with Stylish Stickers

created at: 06/28/2010

It used to be that you could simply show up at a coffee shop and whip out you silver PowerBook or just-cleaned white iBook and totally outshine the black Dells and Compaqs of those surrounding you, desperately trying to keep their wi-fi connected.

But, with the homogenization of MacBooks and Pros under a single design, and the fact the Apple's laptops are outselling PCs in higher education settings, we're swimming in a sea of silvery style.

Which is not a bad thing...but admit it, design blog readers - that white logo on polished aluminum in front of a Scandanavian white wall with perfectly placed colorful magazines is getting a little

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Feb 05, 2010

Snowmen Disasters: Calvin and Hobbes Come to Life

I refuse to read email forwards and chain letters. Even if they're actually hilarious, or educational, I simply skip past them on principal...sorry, Dad.

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Well, except for one. Each year, around this time of year, someone passes along a collection of the macabre snow art of Calvin and Hobbes, and I'm instantly transported back to the heyday of Bill Watterson's excellent work, and I'm thankful to have been a kid in the eighties and early-nineties.

And I'm also thankful for these clever, cold-weather peers, who've taken some inspiration from young Calvin and made their own real life nightmare-ish snowmen.  

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Jan 28, 2010

How To: Properly Use a Semicolon

How to use a semicolon, the most feared punctuation on earth.Remember everyone: A ManMade reader is punctuationally-attuned reader.

Tongue-in-cheek art site TheOatmeal wants to help you know the best times to use a semicolon, "the most feared punctuation on earth."  From connecting independent clauses to super-commas and high-fiving dinosaurs, this is one grammar lesson you'll never forget.

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