Is this the worst piece of marketing ever? — “Cut carbon emissions, or we’ll blow up you and your children.”
Earlier this year, the folks behind the 10:10 organization must have been sitting in a meeting room somewhere trying to figure out how to advance their cause. A good cause, too — the group aims to pressure individuals, organizations, and governments to reduce carbon emissions ten percent by 2011.
So suddenly someone at this meeting says:
“Let’s blow up children!”
Continuing on the music theme, Law and Order: SVU‘s Richard Belzer has put out a music video called “The Vampire Song.”
Some people are confused about this video. Why would Richard Belzer put out a weird, campy, seemingly completely out-of-character video about Vampires?
Well, to clarify, here is a short FAQ I put together on the video:
What’s the song about? Vampires.
Why did he put it out? To sing about vampires, stupid.
Hope that helps.
(“Richard Belzer Has Made a Music Video About Vampires,” Vulture)
Image via KD_space on Flickr
If you ever asked me “What’s a USB fish?” I’d probably say: “It’s a fish with a USB connector for a head, stupid.”
Then I’d show you the following video:
Combine great comic artists with Pokémon and you get the SUPER EFFECTIVE tumblr meme Portrait-Dex. The graphics alone are great fun, and the abilities/descriptions make for hilariously cute self-criticism. For example, the creator of the awesome comic Dresden Codak Aaron Diaz’s pokémon “can learn ‘Update’ if you feed him caffeine, but it must rest for one month after using it.” We know the feeling.
Catch ’em all and study their web comic abilities. Ash Rembrandt is counting on you.
Image via The Impossible Project
Darkslides are the pleasant pieces of paper ejected from a Polaroid camera every time a new film cartridge is inserted. Since the Polaroid integral film was invented in 1972, the darkslides have served only one purpose: To protect the precious film underneath. Now that the geniuses at the Impossible Project have resurrected the Polaroid medium, the darkslide has become a work of art.
The Impossible Project and Alice Severin, a design student at Zurich University of the Arts, turned the darkslides into collectible cards. The first batch of cards was called “61 Impossible Projects.” Each one features a thought provoking saying and a number. Here are some my favorites:
Ron Livingston stars as Keyboard Cat in this excellent video homage. That is all.
Why? The Internets. That’s why.
Now to make this blog post a little more robust, here’s the original Keyboard Cat and one of the greatest movie montages in the last ten years:
MESH archictectures’ pipe lights should have a broad range of potential buyers: steampunk nerds, serial killers, people who live in lofts in Brooklyn, pipe-fetishists (“ooh! it glows!”), mad scientists, and me. Yes, I would gladly buy these pipe lights because they are freaking awesome, and I demand my light fixtures not look at all like light fixtures.
The lights come in a number of shapes and configurations, and can be made from aluminum, stainless steel, galvanized iron, or rough iron. MESH sells the lights to the masses on Etsy.
Why am I posting a video of Godzilla doing a flying kick?
Perhaps because it represents what the world would collectively like to do to a psuedo-anthropomorphized manifestation of BP?
Or what I would like to do drunk college kids yelling out their car windows?
Or what Jesus would like to do to Satan (Satan is evil)?
All reasonable possibilities. But . . . no.
The fact of the matter is, it’s Sunday evening. Tomorrow we have to work. And this is a video of Godzilla doing a fucking flying kick. Enjoy.
Images and video via facadeprinter.org
Via the always illuminating Wooster Collective:
The Facadeprinter is a simple, software controlled robot. It consits of a two axis turn table and an airpressure printhead. The printer shoots the artwork from a distanced position dot by dot onto the chosen area. Using this method, inaccessible and also uneven surfaces can be printed on. Buildings can be displayed without costly scaffolding.
The Facadeprinter is a large scale communication tool. Print-aesthetics and method are distinguishly different from conventional print- and advertising techniques. Artworks are applied directly onto walls, like the drawings of a ‘magic pen’. At present, the maximum print distance is 12 meters, the maximum print height is around 8 meters. The shooting frequency is up to 5 dots per second.