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26 Oct 19:25

witsradio: Good morning.

Chelsea Pearson

SPOOKY table tennis.



witsradio:

Good morning.

25 Oct 20:39

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Chelsea Pearson

I'm talkin' picante.



















28 Oct 05:05

skintervention

by kris

20141028-cryptkeeper

“we knew things had gotten bad when he introduced himself to someone as ‘the crypt-creeper.’ his name was already scary”

 

This Week’s Podcast

This week’s amazing Halloween episode of the podcast is up — Mikey went all out on this one. We perform a full-length original audio drama of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, along with guest voice Molly Lewis! It’s equal parts creepy, funny and thrilling, and it’s an amazing 60 minutes.

Don’t listen to it alone. Or headless.

22 Oct 04:44

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Combined GIFs [imgur]

Previously: Reversed GIFs

17 Oct 18:54

where indeed

by kris

20141017-carmensandiego

i know we had a lot of fun finding her, but let’s not forget, she did kill 35 patients in her care over the past 8 years

hey, i got an erotic mention in today’s penny arcade. it’s everything i wanted it to be

20 Oct 14:30

Jughead Jones

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Chelsea Pearson

Ssssssssssssssssssssssss

Link (thanks, Ryan!)

11 Oct 16:49

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14 Oct 06:27

get off me assholes

Today on Married To The Sea: get off me assholes
06 Oct 16:32

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30 Sep 22:15

The Entrancing Cinemagraph Creations of Julien Douvier

by DL Cade

The cinemagraph genre is one of the most exciting to follow because, unlike almost every other type of “photography” (in quotes since you they aren’t photos in the traditional sense of the word), it’s not yet oversaturated with phenomenal work.

Almost everywhere you turn you’ll find a great street photographer, or landscape photographer, or fine art photographer. But when you stumble across a master at creating cinemagraphs, he or she is one of only a handful. Julien Douvier is one such photographer.

As you might remember, earlier this month we featured a number of Douvier’s cinemagraphs of moving water.

Douvier is based out of Strasbourg, France, and his ability to combine well-crafted photographic compositions with just a touch of motion somewhere in the frame makes his cinemagraphs some of the most compelling we’ve run across.

Not limited by one genre, his photographs range from landscapes and nature scenes to street photography, sometimes augmented by only the slightest bit of motion, and at other times completely wrapped up by it. Below are some of our favorites from his sizable cinemagraph portfolio:

To see more of Douvier’s work or follow along as he creates more, head over to his website or give him a follow on Tumblr and Behance.

(via My Modern Met)


Image credits: Cinemagraphs by Julien Douvier

11 Oct 00:42

Mãe papagaia com Alzheimer.

by Zanfa

Y1zCkQC

15 Oct 15:30

The Only Thing Holding You Back is You

Chelsea Pearson

Put your mind to it and you can juggle anything.

The Only Thing Holding You Back is You

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15 Oct 07:18

Life Decisions

by DOGHOUSE DIARIES

Life Decisions

Exceptions to the rule include, but are not limited to, robbing a bank, building a time machine, or having imaginary children.

10 Oct 00:22

#ghostboysters

by kris

20141009-ghostboysters

it’s official, the new ghostbusters screenplay is moving forward with an all-woman team

i have ghostbusters 1 and 2 on blu-ray, dvd, laserdisc AND vhs. i watch each one every night and check to make sure NO ONE is taking those precious ghostbuster dicks away from me

06 Oct 11:27

Beautiful Chemistry: Amazing Chemical Reactions Filmed with a 4K UltraHD Camera

by Christopher Jobson
Chelsea Pearson

This camera loves chemicals so much you might as well call it Walter White!

Beautiful Chemistry: Amazing Chemical Reactions Filmed with a 4K UltraHD Camera macro chemistry

Beautiful Chemistry: Amazing Chemical Reactions Filmed with a 4K UltraHD Camera macro chemistry

Beautiful Chemistry: Amazing Chemical Reactions Filmed with a 4K UltraHD Camera macro chemistry

Beautiful Chemistry is a new collaboration between Tsinghua University Press and University of Science and Technology of China that seeks to make chemistry more accessible and interesting to the general public. Their first project was the creation of several short films that utilize a 4K UltraHD camera to capture a variety of striking chemical reactions without the usual clutter of test tubes, beakers or lab equipment. I definitely would have paid a bit more attention in chemistry class if we’d had the opportunity to watch some of these. Filmed and edited by Yan Liang.

26 Sep 08:15

bebinn: youngmarxist: So if we have to show women what the baby looks like in their womb and tell...

bebinn:

youngmarxist:

So if we have to show women what the baby looks like in their womb and tell them how the process works before allowing them to get an abortion, does that mean we should teach our soldiers about the culture of the lands we’re invading, and explain to them that the people we want them to kill have families and feel pain, just like Americans?

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01 Oct 14:30

Professor Duck

Professor Duck

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Tagged: bribe , bread , ducks , college , web comics
01 Oct 14:00

Works Everytime

Chelsea Pearson

get in the zone - the friend zone.

Works Everytime

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Tagged: men , friendzone , funny , love , women
26 Sep 19:48

Great Job, Internet!: Read This: Oregon Trail LARPing is a thing now, and it sounds awesome

by Christopher Curley
Chelsea Pearson

Roller derby girls with pool noodles is how I always ended up dying.

The Oregon Trail, better known as the only educational game on school computers that was actually fun, entered the minds of thousands of nascent gamers in their K-12 days. Now, it’s fording the river of our hearts again in the nerdiest way possible—in the form of live-action role-playing (LARPing). And it sounds terrific. Emily Grosvenor at The Atlantic offers an in-depth account:

Here’s how it works: Teams of 2-4 people, many in pioneer garb, build a wagon out of paper and dowel rods before tackling ten challenges inspired by the computer game—things like floating the wagon across a kiddie pool, shooting at game with nerf guns, competing in a three-legged dysentery race to an outhouse. Instead of finding shelter, we built a tarp tent while volunteers sprayed us with water. We survived being pummeled with pool noodles by roller derby girls at the Platte River station ...

10 Sep 17:55

tracer bullet marries stupendous man

by kris

20140910-calvin

(between sobs) miss wormwood bequeaths the school to hobbes, who (sputtering, crying) turns it into a foster home for orphaned f-4 phantoms

i don’t have enough flying tear symbols in the world to show how beautiful this is and what a fitting real ending to calvin and hobbes this is

11 Sep 16:00

One Chance Might Be the Bleakest Game You Have (Never) Played

by RemyCarreiro

Image Via AwkwardSilenceGames

One Chance is a game quite unlike any you have ever played online. It is about a scientist who created a pathogen that is inadvertantly wiping out all mankind on Earth. You then have six in-game days to decided how you will spend the rest of your life. Will you stay at the office and do all you can to find a cure? Will you finally step away from the office and spend some time with the family you have been neglecting? Or will the madness and impending doom jusr cause you to lose your mind?

What really sets One Chance apart is that you really only have One Chance to play it. The game picks up on your I.P and unless you have multiple computers with multiple I.P's, you really only do get one chance in One Chance, which is part of what makes it so spectacular.

Quick warning, though. It is also quite bleak, so make those choices carefully. Games like this prove why you don't need sixty dollar video games and next-gen machines to be blown away by the medium.

Newgrounds

24 Sep 02:19

magnus-thegreat-redundancy: I believe that every american...















magnus-thegreat-redundancy:

I believe that every american should at least watch this monologue from The Newsroom

02 Sep 11:00

The Most Accurate Review of Pre-Skeleton Life

23 Sep 10:52

at the matinee

by kris

20140923-tickets

i’ve been at this business long enough to recognize that i’m very proud of this comic and believe it’s a new high watermark, but most people will go “it’s fine”

19 Sep 16:02

Exclusive Interview: Kyle Thompson Discusses His Haunting Photography

by Nathan Spoor
Kyle Thompson is a young photographer on the rise. He began shooting at age 19 in his hometown of Chicago, Illinois, and in the last couple years has amassed a substantial body of work that shows a surprisingly adept and concise voice for such a young artist. This work, just released in a book titled Somewhere Else is comprised mostly of self-portraits taken in various abandoned locations found while on a road trip traveling the country.
04 Sep 17:31

Tiny Shrimp-like Organisms Try to Illuminate the Insides of Fish That Eat Them

by Christopher Jobson

Tiny Shrimp like Organisms Try to Illuminate the Insides of Fish That Eat Them science fish biology

Tiny Shrimp like Organisms Try to Illuminate the Insides of Fish That Eat Them science fish biology

Tiny Shrimp like Organisms Try to Illuminate the Insides of Fish That Eat Them science fish biology

No, these aren’t light vomiting fish, though you would be forgiven for thinking so because that’s exactly what it looks like. What you’re seeing is the defense mechanism of a tiny crustacean called an ostracod, a shrimp-like organism about 1mm in size that some fish accidentally eat while hunting for plankton. When eaten by a translucent cardinalfish, the ostracod immediately releases a bioluminescent chemical in an attempt to illuminate the fish from the inside, making it immediately identifiable to predators. WHAT. Not wanting to be eaten, the cardinalfish immediately spits out the ostracod, resulting in little underwater fish fireworks. What an incredible game of evolutionary cat and mouse. The clip above is from a new show on BBC Two called Super Senses. If you’re in the UK you can watch it online in HD for a few more days. (via For Science Sake)

09 Sep 15:31

Artist Kevin Weir Creates Ghostly Animated GIFs Using Archival Photos from the Library of Congress

by Christopher Jobson

Starting this month Verizon FiOS customers can get upload speeds every bit as fast as their download speeds. Since that means faster, easier sharing of high-res illustrations, designs, and photos, FiOS is sponsoring a series of posts on Colossal to help us commission and share these super hi-res animated GIFs from some of the most amazing artists we could find.

Artist Kevin Weir Creates Ghostly Animated GIFs Using Archival Photos from the Library of Congress history gifs black and white animation

Artist Kevin Weir Creates Ghostly Animated GIFs Using Archival Photos from the Library of Congress history gifs black and white animation

Artist Kevin Weir Creates Ghostly Animated GIFs Using Archival Photos from the Library of Congress history gifs black and white animation

Artist Kevin Weir Creates Ghostly Animated GIFs Using Archival Photos from the Library of Congress history gifs black and white animation

Artist Kevin Weir Creates Ghostly Animated GIFs Using Archival Photos from the Library of Congress history gifs black and white animation

Artist Kevin Weir Creates Ghostly Animated GIFs Using Archival Photos from the Library of Congress history gifs black and white animation

Art director and designer Kevin Weir uses historical black and white photographs forgotten to time as the basis for his quirky—and slightly disturbing—animated GIFs. His path to online GIF superstardom began when he was in high school. He tells us that “my parents’ boss bought me a copy of Photoshop and I decided I wanted to be some kind of designer.” Having mastered the software, he found himself five years later “making black and white GIFs as a way to occupy myself during the downtime of an internship I had during grad school.” He shared the images on his Tumblr, Flux Machine where they quickly went viral.

Weir makes use of photographs he finds in the Library of Congress online archive, and is deeply drawn to what he calls “unknowable places and persons,” images with little connection to present day that he can use as blank canvas for his weird ideas. Perhaps it’s the nature of his imagination, or maybe a result of the medium’s limited frames of animation to communicate anything too serious, but despite the creepiness factor, it’s hard to not to smile at the absurdity of his ideas.

Weir is now an art director at Droga5 in NYC, he also also animates music videos and sassy birds.

Artist Kevin Weir Creates Ghostly Animated GIFs Using Archival Photos from the Library of Congress history gifs black and white animation Artist Kevin Weir Creates Ghostly Animated GIFs Using Archival Photos from the Library of Congress history gifs black and white animation

09 Sep 16:45

A mesmerizing pendulum wave demonstration with 16 bowling balls in a North Carolina forest

by Christopher Jobson

A mesmerizing pendulum wave demonstration with 16 bowling balls in a North Carolina forest video physics math kinetic sculpture

If you’ve ever been to a science museum or taken a physics class, you’ve probably encountered an example of a pendulum wave. This video shows a large-scale pendulum wave contraption built on private property in the mountains of North Carolina, near Burnsville. The mechanism relies on 16 precisely hung bowling balls on a wooden frame that swing in hypnotic patterns for a cycle of about 2 minute and 40 seconds. Via Maria Ikenberry who filmed the clip:

The length of time it takes a ball to swing back and forth one time to return to its starting position is dependent on the length of the pendulum, not the mass of the ball. A longer pendulum will take longer to complete one cycle than a shorter pendulum. The lengths of the pendula in this demonstration are all different and were calculated so that in about 2:40, the balls all return to the same position at the same time – in that 2:40, the longest pendulum (in front) will oscillate (or go back and forth) 50 times, the next will oscillate 51 times, and on to the last of the 16 pendula which will oscillate 65 times.

Because the piece is outdoors, a number of factors prevent the balls from precisely lining up at the end, but it’s still easy to get the idea. In a perfectly controlled environment you get something like this.

Update: The pendulum was built by Appalachian State University teacher and artist Jeff Goodman.

19 Aug 13:19

Shakespeare Viewing Tip

Chelsea Pearson

YYYYYIIIIT'S BEEEEEEN

19 Jul 13:13

Cool Hand Luke

by Steve Napierski
Cool Hand Luke

While this, Star Wars/GTAV mashup, might not be the best Photoshop manipulation I have ever seen, it did make me laugh and that’s the true measure of internet humor.

source: deviantART