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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

Submitted by: (via Rishankp)

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

05 Aug 17:34

it’s a guy thing

by kris

20140805-sarcasm

you wouldn’t understand, ha ha

for @ryanhartmanwins

26 Aug 05:42

DID IT HURT

by kris

20140826-modolk

WHEN YOU FELL FROM HEAVEN

a reminder! i will be at PAX this weekend in bandland, and all the details on my appearances and panels are in this handy post.

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
16 Nov 23:13

The Unsettling GIFs of a ‘Cloned’ Erdal Inci

by Danny Olda
Turkish artist Erdal Inci has a peculiarly unnerving style.  He mixes videos and special effects to create trance-inducing GIFs.  Inci uses a strange cloning effect on short snippets of video he often shoots in and around Istanbul, then turns these videos into the animated image file.  The numerous cloned figures coupled with the never-ending loop of the GIF results in a very unsettling animation.  It's difficult to stop watching though the simple scene endlessly repeats.  The infinitely long line of figures walking in lockstep or perpetually repeating objects lend a feeling not unlike that of a fever dream. See more of Erdal Inci's GIFs after the jump.
21 Jan 18:14

We always keep an emergency stash.

Chelsea Pearson

Nacho problem.



We always keep an emergency stash.

13 May 23:21

They mostly come out at night, mostly...

by Iain

H. R. Giger has passed away unexpectedly, at age 74. For the few that do not recognize the name, Giger was a surrealist artist and sculptor who applied his unique “machine/human hybrid” style of work to the design of the iconic monsters from the Alien movie franchise.

Regular readers will know that many LEGO builders have recreated creatures, scenes and vehicles from the Alien movies over the years. So it seems fitting for us to celebrate Giger’s life with some Alien-themed LEGO builds. The two shown here, by the Arvo brothers, are no doubt familiar to many of you.


But instead of reviewing a lot of older builds, I’d like to show you some completely new ones! Flickr member Missing Brick has carefully recreated memorable scenes from the 2nd movie in the franchise using customized minifigs, huge sets, creative lighting, and vehicle designs adapted from the work of fellow builders.

Click below the fold to see them all. WARNING: What follows is several pages of glorious LEGO Aliens movie scene-porn! Revel in it at your own peril, and remember to nuke the site from orbit afterwards. It’s the only way to be sure.

“Hey Bishop, do the thing with the knife!”

“Well I can operate that loader over there…”

The marines prepare to get their asses handed to them by a bunch of aliens…

“Stop yer grinnin’ and drop yer linen!”

“I’m telling you man, they’re inside the perimeter!”

“There must be an explanation, something we missed…”
    

SCUTTLE SCUTTLE SCUTTLE SCUTTLE

“You always were an asshole, Gorman”

“Hold on Newt, we’re coming for you!”

Excessive dramatic tension scene number 47

Punch it, Bishop!

Dropship and APC (based on designs by Larry Lars and others)

25 Aug 10:30

Jonpaul Douglass: Pizza in the Wild

by Editor@juxtapoz.com (Mary Slinkert)
Chelsea Pearson

Squirrel heaven.

Jonpaul Douglass: Pizza in the Wild
What if pizzas grew on trees, or suddenly appeared out of thin air? Pizza in the Wild by Jonpaul Douglass, shows a series of photographs taken of pepperoni pizza in odd places. Clean compositions of whole pizzas and the occasional slice hanging, balancing, slipping, and melting off all kinds of random things, including the back of a pony. 
16 Aug 19:27

Photo

by High Noon in the Garden of Good & Evil


11 Aug 14:20

Photo



18 Aug 16:41

Watch incredible ‘electronic makeup’ change and transform human face


 
A jaw-dropping short video of Nobumichi Asai‘s real-time face tracking combined with projection mapping of “electronic makeup” applied to a model’s face.

I see a new Björk or FKA twigs video using this technology in the near...

23 Jul 06:35

via @ajlobster​

Chelsea Pearson

There is no dana.

15 Jul 18:01

Jason Edmiston tackled my Fanboy Just Like Us, with this awesome...

Chelsea Pearson

#lifeisfragile



Jason Edmiston tackled my Fanboy Just Like Us, with this awesome little “collaboration” which will be available at #SDCC from either Jason (booth #5015) or me (booth #2743)

Edition of 100 - $30

17 Jul 17:18

Great Job, Internet!: Giant movie monsters trash classical landscapes in “The Ancient Kaiju Project”

by William Hughes

The tendency to mash modern pop culture together with images from a more conservative past—exemplified by “thrift store painting,” the trend of picking up old cheap motel art and then painting stormtroopers or whatever over it—has an element of ironic mockery that often undercuts some of the fun. That’s part of what makes Oliver Wetter’s “Ancient Kaiju Project” so refreshing. Wettel has taken digital images of classic landscape paintings, like Thomas Moran’s “The Juniata, Evening,” and added in giant monsters and other creatures from pop culture, like the kaiju from Pacific Rim. By working only with digital files, and by concentrating on emulating the style and brushwork of the original art, Wetter creates images that manage to be reverent to the original artists, even while they depict Godzilla stomping around their handiwork.

You can see more of “The Ancient Kaiju Project” on Wetter’s blog ...

15 Jul 19:30

Types of Commas [thenamenononehas]







Types of Commas [thenamenononehas]

15 Jul 13:33

The Thing With the Blue Milk

by nobody@flickr.com (Avanaut)

Avanaut posted a photo:

The Thing With the Blue Milk

Little Known Fact: The Tusken Raiders, A.K.A. The Sandpeople, were a little too keen on drinking the blue milk. Their metabolism caused it to act like alcohol in their body and, well, you know what happens when you refuse to serve another drink to someone who's had too much. The Mos Eisley Cantina had a roof full of blaster holes.

The band, The Modal Nodes, they were jumpy from all the shooting and could not perform for another week – again. Han Solo, on the other hand, was not bothered at all, he played another round of Sabacc with Greedo as if nothing had happened. Yeah, they were both badass gamblers.

I've tried to get this to work many times ever since my second Lego image (well, second and third) uploaded to Flickr. The reflections from a live laser beam make the camera sensor go awry, the sensor just cannot read the parallel waves of laser light coming at it, and as a result the reflections appear as noise. One just has to accept that, or just photoshop the beam in. I didn't want to photoshop the beam in, hence the noisy reflections.

Oh well, moving on...

17 Jul 17:46

War & Pizza! Print for the iam8bit ’COWABUNGA! 30...

Chelsea Pearson

Go for the glory!



War & Pizza!

Print for the iam8bit ’COWABUNGA! 30 Years of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ gallery show in LA - opening this weekend! Detail HERE!