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16 Nov 00:00

I Can't Wait To Play In This Fantastic Clay-Animated World

by Mike Fahey

I Can't Wait To Play In This Fantastic Clay-Animated World

When the Kickstarter backer exclusive gameplay debut for the spiritual successor to The Neverhood hit the web, developer Pencil Test Studios sent out a hi-res version to share with the class. Here's our first look at Armikrog in action.

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16 Nov 02:59

Festive Yarn Bombing Puts Ugly Holiday Sweaters on Iconic Portland, Oregon Statues

by Rebecca Escamilla

Portland Sweaters

Visitors to Portland, Oregon’s Pioneer Courthouse Square now through December 25, 2014 will be greeted with the sight of the surrounding area’s iconic statues looking a little more festive and cozy in holiday sweaters. Fiber artists knit and crocheted the outfits in bold colors and patterns to fit Animals in Pools, Allow Me, and Kvinneakt. The yarn bombing was unveiled by Portland Mayor Charlie Hales on November 13.

While last year’s sweater on Allow Me was stolen shortly after it was installed, the plan this year includes wardrobe changes for the statues every Thursday until Christmas Day. Residents can help keep Portlanders transitioning out of homelessness warm by donating clothing to Transition Projects.

Portland Sweaters

Portland Sweaters

Portland Sweaters

Portland Sweaters

photos by Frank Escamilla

14 Nov 16:36

‘Star Wars Art: Posters’, A Book Featuring Amazing ‘Star Wars’ Movie Posters and Art Prints From Around the World

by Justin Page

Star Wars Posters
cover art by Drew Struzan

Star Wars Art: Posters, by authors and artists Drew Struzan and Roger Kastel, is the fifth book in Lucasfilm and George LucasStar Wars Art series. It features an amazing collection of Star Wars movie posters and limited edition art prints from around the world. The book is available to purchase online from publisher ABRAMS Books and Amazon.

Few pieces of artwork distill the passion for ‘Star Wars’ as do posters. From Tom Jung‘s iconic one-sheet for Episode IV to Roger Kastel’s Gone with the Wind–inspired painting for Episode V and beyond, ‘Star Wars’ has enjoyed nearly four decades of poster art from some of the most renowned artists working in movies. The fifth book in the George Lucas–curated Star Wars Art series, Posters collects the best artwork from all six ‘Star Wars’ films, the ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ animated television series, and limited-edition prints. This collection unites all of the action, artistry, and drama of a galaxy far, far away into one lavishly produced tome.

Olly Moss
artwork by Olly Moss

Kia Asamiya
artwork by Kia Asamiya

John Alvin
artwork by John Alvin

Ralph McQuarrie
artwork by Ralph McQuarrie

Steve Thomas
artwork by Steve Thomas

images via Star Wars

via Star Wars

14 Nov 22:37

The First-Ever English Translation of the Original, Uncensored Grimms’ Fairy Tales

by Rebecca Escamilla

Princeton University Press recently released The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm: The Complete First Edition, a collection of Grimms’ famous fairy tales translated into English from the first edition for the very first time. Translated by Jack Zipes and illustrated with papercut-style art by Andrea Dezsö, this edition features all 156 original stories free from censorship that brought us the watered-down versions of “Rapunzel,” “Hansel and Gretel,” and “Cinderella.”

The original tales take on a darker, more morbid air than the stories modified and turned into popular Disney films. In this translation, Snow White has no evil stepmother. The evil queen is in fact Snow White’s biological mother, who is so corrupted by jealousy that she orders the huntsman to “stab her to death and bring me back her lungs and liver as proof of your deed. After that I’ll cook them with salt and eat them.”

Zipes recently spoke with The Guardian about the importance of rejecting censorship.

It is time for parents and publishers to stop dumbing down the Grimms’ tales for children… [The Grimms] believed that these tales emanated naturally from the people, and the tales can be enjoyed by both adults and children. If there is anything offensive, readers can decide what to read for themselves. We do not need puritanical censors to tell us what is good or bad for us.

Grimms' Fairy Tales
image by Andrea Dezsö

Grimms' Fairy Tales
image via Princeton University Press

via The Guardian

14 Nov 23:00

Far Cry 4 Has A Great Hidden Easter Egg

by Nathan Grayson

Far Cry 4 Has A Great Hidden Easter Egg

And it'll only take you 15 minutes to unlock.

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11 Nov 18:55

How Much Money Big Cable Gave the Politicians Who Oversee the Internet

by Sarah Zhang

How Much Money Big Cable Gave the Politicians Who Oversee the Internet

Minutes after President Obama unveiled his plan for net neutrality yesterday, Republicans leaders like Ted Cruz came out swinging . You can chalk up the backlash to more than just partisan spite; Cruz has taken his share of campaign money from telecom giants. And he's far from the exception.

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10 Nov 18:29

Marnie the Long-Tongued Shih Tzu Spins in Circles for Her Dinner

by Lori Dorn

Marnie, the adorable little senior rescued dog with a long tongue and a lopsided grin, spins in happy circles whenever her human says that it’s time for dinner. A day later, Marnie, who loves to go shopping, went to the pet supply store with her human and somehow wound up right next to the kitty litter.

Marnie and Kitty Litter

photo via Marnie The Dog

10 Nov 18:44

I Rode A Bike On Water, And It Was Incredible

by Jordan Kushins

I Rode A Bike On Water, And It Was Incredible

Walking on water? Pssh. I rode a bike on water. And it was glorious.

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10 Nov 19:12

The Pantone Hotel, A Hotel in Brussels With a Vibrant Design Inspired by Pantone Colors

by EDW Lynch

The Pantone Hotel

The Pantone Hotel is a boutique hotel in Brussels, Belgium with a vibrant design scheme that echoes the colors of the Pantone color matching system. The 59-room hotel features seven color schemes, as well as colored-coded bicycles, chairs, and meeting rooms. In addition to its colorful interior, the hotel features a Pantone gift shop with Pantone mugs, cuff links, and more.

Here are some of our other previous Pantone-related posts.

The Pantone Hotel

The Pantone Hotel

The Pantone Hotel

The Pantone Hotel

photos via Pantone Hotel

via Design Milk, Fast Company

10 Nov 19:30

The Mantra that Just May Transform Your Home

by Shifrah Combiths
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I've written a lot about the struggles of keeping a house in order. I let certain things go and try not to feel remiss about not having a pristine house at all times, but truth is, I am usually in a much better state of mind when my home is in order — and if Mommy's happy... you know the rest. Once I've reached a point in the day, month, season in which my house feels reasonably clean and orderly, there's a line I remember that really helps me keep in that way.

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10 Nov 20:32

Transforming Gift Wrap Means You're Actually Giving Two Presents

by Andrew Liszewski

Transforming Gift Wrap Means You're Actually Giving Two Presents

If you've ever looked at a mountain of shredded wrapping paper after a birthday party or Christmas morning and felt guilty about the waste—even if you intend to recycle it all—then you'll surely appreciate Nendo's alternative gift wrap that turns into a reusable tote afterwards.

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10 Nov 21:44

Dear Senator Ted Cruz, I'm going to explain to you how Net Neutrality ACTUALLY works

by Matthew Inman
11 Nov 00:00

Daryl Hall featuring Chromeo: I Can't Go For That

by Alissa Walker

A few weeks ago I had the distinct pleasure of seeing Daryl Hall and John Oates in concert. But when they performed what is probably my favorite Hall & Oates song, "I Can't Go For That," I wasn't digging their live arrangement. I realized it's because this version, recorded in Hall's garage, will probably be my favorite forever.

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08 Nov 19:51

A Shih Tzu Dog Wearing a Walking Teddy Bear Costume That Was Made Especially For Her

by Lori Dorn

This past Halloween, a little Shih-Tzu named Munchkin dressed up as a walking teddy bear, a costume that her human Cindy Roth made especially for her. Cindy has since generously shared how she made the adorable costume.

Measure your dog in the front from feet to top of head (Munchkin is 14″). Buy a teddy bear in similar color to your dog in their size (I got hers on Amazon for $30). Cut the face off, cut the bottom of the feet off, cut open the back. Take all the stuffing out except for the arms. Bear only goes on front part of their body/legs and back half is exposed. Put a string or velcro through the back behind the neck to tie/close. The bear’s arms hung down, so I sewed them up a bit higher so they stuck out to sides more instead of hanging down. Took me maybe 15 minutes to make!

Munchkin Teddy Bear 4 Panel

Munchkin Teddy Bear

Walking Teddy Bear GIF

images via Munchkin the Shih Tzu, Cindy Roth, BuzzFeed

via BuzzFeed

05 Nov 22:12

Remember Code Name STEAM?

by Patricia Hernandez
chapinc

oh man, gonna play this so hard

Remember Code Name STEAM ? Here's some new footage of its tactical action—and now we have a vague release date, too. Spring 2015, for the 3DS.

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01 Nov 08:30

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L’Gin and Juice

L’Absinthe (1876), Edgar Degas / Gin and Juice, Snoop Dogg

01 Nov 12:00

4 Ways to Get Yourself to Do Something Around the House You Don't Want to Do

by Adrienne Breaux

Hey it could be finally organizing your closet. Starting the unenviable task of tearing down the Halloween decor you went overboard on this year. Maybe it's taking on that list of DIY home repairs you've been putting off for weeks. Whatever it is around the house you are soooo not in the mood to do this weekend, here are four tips that might trick you into doing them anyway.

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31 Oct 17:52

Go Pre-order Those Optimus and Megatron Classic Console Transformers

by Andrew Liszewski on Toyland, shared by Brian Barrett to Gizmodo

Go Pre-order Those Optimus and Megatron Classic Console Transformers

Takara Tomy has found the best way to suck the cash from our wallets save for some kind of reverse-ATM tractor beam. First teased earlier in the year , you can finally pre-order the toymaker's homage to robots and classic gaming consoles with these updated Optimus Prime and Megatron figures that transform into the original Sony Playstation and the Sega Genesis respectively.

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30 Oct 23:28

Krang Cosplay Is Perfect, Wins Halloween

by Luke Plunkett on Cosplay, shared by Luke Plunkett to Kotaku

Krang Cosplay Is Perfect, Wins Halloween

From head-to-toe, the only way this Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cosplay could have been any more authentic is if guimancreative had stacked on 30 pounds.

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29 Oct 17:15

Terminator Genisys' Insane Plot Reveal Is A Total Nightmare

by Meredith Woerner on io9, shared by Tina Amini to Kotaku
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wut.

Terminator Genisys' Insane Plot Reveal Is A Total Nightmare

Behold the brand new, totally rebooted cast of Terminator Genisys. They look fine. I mean, it's a cover of a magazine — it is what it is. However, the plot reveal inside the actual magazine issue is a WHOLE OTHER FUCKING MATTER. Spoilers ahead.

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29 Oct 21:30

Read These Comics to Prepare for the Next Five Years of Marvel Movies

by Evan Narcisse

Read These Comics to Prepare for the Next Five Years of Marvel Movies

Marvel announced a ton of movies yesterday , revealing the characters who'll be joining their silver-screen universe over the next five years. Some of the new heroes, however, aren't as well-known as big-leaguers like Iron Man, Thor and the Hulk. If you don't know who Captain Marvel, Black Panther and the Inhumans are, we've got a reading list that will help you learn.

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28 Oct 18:35

How the iPhone's UI Would Look If It Acted Like the Apple Watch

by Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan

How the iPhone's UI Would Look If It Acted Like the Apple Watch

One of the most intriguing things about Apple Watch is its non-orthogonal user interface, where app icons are organized in a circular, zoomable jumble. And it turns out the good old iPhone might be able to learn something about legible UI from its smaller, younger cousin.

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28 Oct 17:40

A Proposed Mandatory Shopping Label by Doghouse Diaries That Indicates the Value of Items in an Apocalypse

by Rollin Bishop

Shopping Label Comic

“New Shopping Label” is an amusing comic by Doghouse Diaries that proposes a new mandatory shopping label that indicates the value of items in an apocalypse.

image via Doghouse Diaries

28 Oct 20:09

‘Every Day Is Scary’, An Animated Music Video by Fox’s ADHD and Eric Moneypenny About the Horrors of Adulthood

by Glen Tickle

Every Day Is Scary” is an animated music video by Fox’s Animation Domination High-Definition and Eric Moneypenny about the horrors of adulthood. It compares silly childhood fears to the real world anxieties adults face like managing relationships, money, and health.

27 Oct 20:00

Here, Have a Happy Pill: OK Go's New Video

by Janel Laban

I just saw this on Jezebel and had to share. I'm thinking we could all use a small coffee-break sized pick me up right about now and this is a visual spirit-lift (more like a blast-off) for sure: its got mini-Segway dancing, synchronized umbrella choreography, and it all looks like a giant kaleidoscope thanks to the fact that it was filmed by a drone. We're living in the future, people!

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I just saw this on Jezebel and had to share. I'm thinking we could all use a small coffee-break sized pick me up right about now and this is a visual spirit-blast-off for sure: its got mini-Segway dancing, synchronized umbrella choreography, and it all looks like a living kaleidoscope thanks to the fact that it was filmed by a drone. We're living in the future, people!

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27 Oct 20:25

George R.R. Martin Reveals The Worst Fate That Could Befall Westeros

by Charlie Jane Anders on io9, shared by Tina Amini to Kotaku

George R.R. Martin Reveals The Worst Fate That Could Befall Westeros

Since pretty much page one of A Game of Thrones, a terrible threat has been hanging over the land of Westeros — the Others, those supernatural butchers who raise the dead. And now at last, in his new book The World of Ice & Fire, George R.R. Martin gives us details about what would happen if the Others win. Spoilers ahead...

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27 Oct 21:47

‘The Immortal Zoo’, A Solo Exhibition of Bone and Metalwork Animal Sculptures by Jessica Joslin

by EDW Lynch

The Immortal Zoo by Jessica Joslin

Back in 2011, we wrote about the fantastic bone and metalwork animal sculptures of artist Jessica Joslin. Joslin’s latest works are on display in The Immortal Zoo, her solo show at Firecat Projects in Chicago through November 22nd, 2014.

The Immortal Zoo by Jessica Joslin

The Immortal Zoo by Jessica Joslin

The Immortal Zoo by Jessica Joslin

The Immortal Zoo by Jessica Joslin

photos via Jessica Joslin

via Hi-Fructose

24 Oct 21:23

The only thing better than watching these cakes get made is eating them

by Jesus Diaz on Sploid, shared by Jesus Diaz to Gizmodo

The only thing better than watching these cakes get made is eating them

If you are into cooking you probably know about silicone molds. If you are not, it doesn't matter. Just look at how they peel from the cake—and then how the cake gets build into various patisserie wonders. It's such a satisfying process.

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24 Oct 11:19

These stunning trailers for an animation short left me craving for more

by Omar Kardoudi on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

These stunning trailers for an animation short left me craving for more

I really like these two trailers from Tant de Forêts—a short film by France-based directors Burcu Sankur and Geoffrey Godet. The animation starts simple and colorful but all of a sudden, that happy world turns dark and intriguing. Enough to leave me craving to watch the entire thing.

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25 Oct 15:15

The Most Striking Piece Of Halo Art I've Seen In Ages

by Mike Fahey

The Most Striking Piece Of Halo Art I've Seen In Ages

I was going to call "Master Chief and Arbiter (Gods Among)" by Sita Navas fan art, but the "fan" label feels cheap when applied to this Maya-style masterpiece. This is just art.

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