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18 Dec 20:20

The Complete History Of Earth In One Tidy Infographic

by George Dvorsky

The Complete History Of Earth In One Tidy Infographic

Graphic designer Juan David Martinez has captured our planet's entire 4.6-billion year history in this rather clever wheel-like chart.

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19 Dec 17:50

Watch This Freaky Robot Arm Move Like a Snake Hanging in Mid-Air

by Andrew Liszewski
Chelsea

skynet.

Watch This Freaky Robot Arm Move Like a Snake Hanging in Mid-Air

As it demonstrates its incredible ability to precisely follow a pre-determined path while seemingly hanging in mid-air, OC Robotics' Series II - X125 system snakebot is also doing a really good job at being incredibly unsettling. Especially for those of us who hate snakes (robotic or real) and now realize there's pretty much no place left for us to hide from them.

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19 Dec 19:30

A Chart Of When "Dirty" Words First Appeared In The English Language

by Lauren Davis

A Chart Of When "Dirty" Words First Appeared In The English Language

English is rich with clinical, silly, and sometimes filthy words for our naughty bits and the things we do with them. But when did words like "fart," "prick," "spunk," and "moon" enter the English language?

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20 Dec 17:35

MERRY CHRISTMAS from Charlie the venus flytrap!!!

20 Dec 18:19

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20 Dec 19:50

Beautiful Balanced Stones Sculptures by Miha Brinovec

by EDW Lynch

Stacked Stone Sculptures by Miha Brinovec

Slovenia-based artist Miha Brinovec creates precariously balanced stone sculptures in rivers and streams by painstakingly stacking stones by hand. According to Brinovec, the process of stacking stones is his favorite form of meditation, and he recommends everyone try it out. Photos of his stone sculptures are available for purchase. Brinovec’s sculptures are reminiscent of the work of Colorado-based artist Michael Grab.

Stacked Stone Sculptures by Miha Brinovec

Stacked Stone Sculptures by Miha Brinovec

Stacked Stone Sculptures by Miha Brinovec

Stacked Stone Sculptures by Miha Brinovec

photos by Miha Brinovec

via Bored Panda

19 Dec 19:30

Ferguson Riot Cleanup: Artists turn boarded windows into beautiful art

by Lidija Grozdanic
20 Dec 11:08

Blow drying a Chow Chow

19 Dec 13:34

The Most Popular Emojis Used On Twitter Might Surprise You

by Brittany High
The Most Popular Emojis Used On Twitter Might Surprise You

Emoji Tracker is a site that details all emojis used on Twitter in real-time. It’s pretty interesting. And apparently, potentially seizure-inducing! That said, these are the top 100 emojis used on Twitter as of June 2014. Personally, I’m genuinely disappointed that Party Ghost didn’t make the cut. Seriously, people? If you ain’t using Party Ghost, you’re emoji-ing […]

The post The Most Popular Emojis Used On Twitter Might Surprise You appeared first on Incredible Things.


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20 Dec 04:27

How I view our elected officials.

19 Dec 14:27

Hiding from your family when you go home for break

19 Dec 15:00

Rejected Christmas Card Design

by Miss Cellania

Killhouse was asked to design a Christmas card for his office. They nixed his first idea, despite the fact that it goes above and beyond to be all-inclusive and offend no one. He said,

This is the second, cleaned up, version so anyone can use it if they want to, so my hard effort doesn't go to waste.

They had me draw a Santa hat beside some cookies and a glass of milk instead. It was pretty boring.

I’m sure that your clients will enjoy a card with a Santa hat and cookies… while the internet enjoys the Bumble and his nonsensical holiday greeting.

19 Dec 14:04

Quote Unquote: Margaret Keane (The Real Mrs. “Big Eyes”) Talks

by Trey Speegle
Chelsea

can't wait to see this! (hopefully w/my mom) http://youtu.be/YOavDSErmak

Walter Keane Tim Burton Phyllis Diller Joan Crawford Natalie Wood MoMA Margaret Keane Film big eyes

Walter Keane Tim Burton Phyllis Diller Joan Crawford Natalie Wood MoMA Margaret Keane Film big eyes

Amy Adams in Tim Burton’s Big Eyes

Margaret Keane is 87 years old. She was recently in NYC for the MoMA premiere of Big Eyes, the new Tim Burton film about her husband, and the lies he told, passing her paintings off as his own, making them rich and famous. Walter Keane’s 1983 memoir The World of Keane was filled with lots of swinging 60s stuff in it, with three-ways and celebrities skinny-dipping in their pool. She told New York Magazine;

“That was all in his imagination. That did not happen in my house. I stood up for a few things. After I left, I don’t know what he did. But I don’t think there is a single true line in that whole book. He did sometimes bring celebrities in the house, but nobody was swimming in the nude… I remember Phyllis Diller swimming in the pool, but she had on a bathing suit. Natalie Wood was wonderful. And Joan Crawford was an extremely good friend. In the beginning, when she thought Walter did the paintings, we were unknown artists, she promoted us. Our first show in New York, she sponsored it. She invited the people, she got the press there, she did it all. I can’t believe that she was such a bad mother! I don’t know if it was true or not, but she was certainly good to me.”

I cannot WAIT to see this movie which premieres on Christmas Day. To see Margaret’s work (or buy me a print) go here. You can read the full story in New York magazine here.

Walter Keane Tim Burton Phyllis Diller Joan Crawford Natalie Wood MoMA Margaret Keane Film big eyes

Walter Keane Tim Burton Phyllis Diller Joan Crawford Natalie Wood MoMA Margaret Keane Film big eyes

Walter Keane Tim Burton Phyllis Diller Joan Crawford Natalie Wood MoMA Margaret Keane Film big eyes

Walter Keane Tim Burton Phyllis Diller Joan Crawford Natalie Wood MoMA Margaret Keane Film big eyes

The post Quote Unquote: Margaret Keane (The Real Mrs. “Big Eyes”) Talks appeared first on World of Wonder.

19 Dec 11:39

LEGO Ad for Christmas

by Donnia

Pour la campagne de Noël, la marque LEGO a demandé à l’agence canadienne Brad de réaliser une série de trois posters représentant des LEGO utilisés comme des substitutions d’objets du monde réel et mettant à l’honneur l’imaginaire des enfants ; c’est ainsi que le nez du chien se retrouve remplacé par une brique rouge.

Credits :

Agency: Brad.
Vice-President and Creative Director: Carle Coppens.
Copywriter: Maxime Richer.
Art Director: Pascal Gagnon.
Account Services and Agency Production: Stéphanie Beaudin.
Photography: Alain Desjeans.

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19 Dec 13:00

Christmas, Handmade in China: A Photo Essay

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This post includes photos and an excerpt from the photoessay Christmas, Handmade in China originally published by Make Works. Make Works is an organization based in Scotland championing local manufacturing by making it easier for designers to work with manufacturers and makers. Photos and the original article are by designer Gemma Lord, documenting her experience on as part of the expedition program of Unknown Fields—a nomadic design studio exploring behind the scenes of the modern world, visiting manufacturing landscapes, mines and infrastructural fields.

It's the most gallingly consumeristic time of year, and (for anyone with even the slightest understanding of modern day globalized production and manufacturing) it takes, I'd suggest, a feat of remarkable mental strength and endurance to block out the social and ecological impact of season (squirming uncomfortably in the back of our minds) and actually enjoy it. Fortunately for us, a lot of the new objects appearing in our stores—santa hats and the latest plastic kids toys dropping like some Christmas bloody miracle every year without fail—shield our innocence and let us get on with the admittedly important task of celebrating with our loved ones.

On a mission to shine a light on the realities of global manufacturing practices and make a path for new forms of localized production, Make Works have recently published a photo-essay by designer Gemma Lord documenting her experiences as part of an Unknown Fields expedition project, posing as a European buyer inside a Christmas 'decorations' factory (of course, during the height of summer in advance of the season) supplying vast quantities of jolly tat to the Western world. As well as a fascinating look behind the scenes with some stunning photography, the piece is a much needed reminder of the impacts of Christmas consumer behavior. Whilst the conditions might not look too appalling (grim, definitely, but not the worst by a long stretch), perhaps the most troublesome thought that these pictures provoke, is that so much human life is spent dedicated to the production of something so trivial, to be shipped half way round the world and in landfill by New Year's.

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Imagine a Poundland store so enormous that it takes two whole days to walk from one end to the other. Even then, you'll have missed an aisle or two. Well this is Yiwu International Trade Market. Covering over 4 million square metres it is the "largest small commodity wholesale market in the world."

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18 Dec 17:00

Tech Support for Mom [Comic]

by Geeks are Sexy

mom

Been there, done that. Except for the part with the cliff.

[Source: For Lack of a Better Comic]

The post Tech Support for Mom [Comic] appeared first on Geeks are Sexy Technology News.

18 Dec 20:00

An Age Analysis For Disney's Beast

by Zeon Santos

Most animated features are created with the assumption that the young viewers watching the film won’t actually look for truths, check the math, or otherwise deconstruct the facts presented in the movie looking for absolutes. The creators know there will be incongruities in every film but don’t bother fixing it when the viewers don’t really seem to care.

But an artist named Xibira proved she cares enough to do the math behind a little Disney film called Beauty and the Beast, and the results are shocking.

According to Xibira's carefully fabricated calculations from way back in 2011, findings which she presented in eyeball friendly comic form, Prince Adam was cursed and assumed his new beastly form when he was only eleven years old! Think that’s a shocker, check out Xibira's fantastic visualization of what a young Beast might have looked like:

-Via Geek X Girls

19 Dec 02:00

A Collection Of Juggalo Themed Paintings By Lucy Owen

by Zeon Santos

In the future Juggalogians will surely tell the tale of the art show that brought their clowny subculture into the fine art limelight, and the paintings which would shape the very landscape of what it means to be a Juggalo.

Future generations of Juggalos will have artist Lucy Owen to thank for shedding a humanistic light on their clown white crews and tearing down their painted walls, exposing the disenfranchised youth lurking within.

Lucy fully immersed herself in Juggalo culture when a conversation with a young Juggalo, who spoke of being ridiculed on a daily basis, inspired her to explore their fringe fan culture and see what makes them tick.

The result is a series of rather remarkable paintings called Where The Juggalos Roam, which not only capture the visual essence of the subculture but also succeeds in conveying the emotional state of the people wearing the face paint.

Will the first ever Juggalo themed art show at the Start Gallery in Detroit change the way people treat the Juggalos? Probably not, but now they can find work as art models!

-Via Dangerous Minds

18 Dec 21:17

Shadow Knives: Silhouette Artwork Cut from Butcher Knives by Li Hongbo

by Christopher Jobson

Shadow Knives: Silhouette Artwork Cut from Butcher Knives by Li Hongbo silhouettes sculpture knives food
Cheetah, Metal, 35 x 9.8 x 1.7 cm, 2014

Shadow Knives: Silhouette Artwork Cut from Butcher Knives by Li Hongbo silhouettes sculpture knives food
Wasteland, Metal, 35 x 9.8 x 1.7 cm, 2014

Shadow Knives: Silhouette Artwork Cut from Butcher Knives by Li Hongbo silhouettes sculpture knives food
Gaze, Metal, 35 x 9.8 x 1.7 cm, 2014

Shadow Knives: Silhouette Artwork Cut from Butcher Knives by Li Hongbo silhouettes sculpture knives food
Hawk, Metal, 35 x 9.8 x 1.7 cm, 2014

Shadow Knives: Silhouette Artwork Cut from Butcher Knives by Li Hongbo silhouettes sculpture knives food Hunting, Metal, 35 x 9.8 x 1.7 cm, 2014

Shadow Knives: Silhouette Artwork Cut from Butcher Knives by Li Hongbo silhouettes sculpture knives food
Lotus Pond, Metal, 35 x 9.8 x 1.7 cm, 2014

Shadow Knives: Silhouette Artwork Cut from Butcher Knives by Li Hongbo silhouettes sculpture knives food
Bones of a Snake, Metal, 200 x 38 x 9 cm, 2014

Artist Li Hongbo, whose flexible paper sculptures we’ve admired many times here on Colossal, recently created a new series of silhouette artworks as part of a solo show at Contemporary by Angela Li in Hong Kong. Each piece is delicately cut from the knife leaving a complementary negative space from which it appears to rise. Hongbo says the pieces are meant as a warning, that “human beings will eventually destroy themselves because of their gluttony and their abuse of animals.” You can see more from the series here. If you liked this technique, also check out paper sculptures by Peter Callesen. (via My Amp Goes to 11)

19 Dec 00:47

Merry Kirbmas

18 Dec 20:58

My friend went to the White House yesterday and this was Barack Obama's reaction to a gift of his first legal Cuban cigar

18 Dec 16:53

‘Here’s to 2014!’, An Illustrated Mashup of Memorable Pop Culture News Events From 2014

by Justin Page

Here’s to 2014
(larger)

Beutler Ink commissioned Los Angeles-based graphic designer Noah Smith of Scrap Labs to create “Here’s to 2014!,” an illustrated mashup of memorable pop cuture news events from this past year. The illustrated piece is follow up to their poster from last year, “Here’s to 2013!“. A full list of the items included in Beutler Ink’s collage is available to view on their blog.

From hotels that are Grand, to divas that are Grande, from the siblings Smith to award-winning Swift, from new Google Glass to Kim Kardashian’s… wedding, this year was filled with news and pop culture events that almost broke the internet. Check out the full mash-up illustration featuring the highs and lows of 2014.

submitted via Laughing Squid Tips

18 Dec 13:18

Here is the post that made me join imgur. It is EPIC.

18 Dec 16:23

As someone who only uses tumblr for porn...

18 Dec 16:23

Says who?

18 Dec 10:33

Tumblr

by walkman
18 Dec 06:18

10 famous characters each drawn in the style of 10 famous cartoonists

by Jesus Diaz

10 famous characters each drawn in the style of 10 famous cartoonists

10 characters (Asterix, Calvin, Donald Duck, Captain Haddock, Batman, Heimo Vesa, Corto Maltese, Moomintroll, Garfield, and Lucy) each drawn in the style of 10 cartoonists (Uderzo, Watterson, Disney, Hergé, Adams (possibly!), Jarla, Pratt, Jansson, Davis, and Schulz) for a total of 100 perfect renditions!

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18 Dec 10:00

Rudolph’s Revenge

by Miss Cellania

They say that living well is the best revenge. However, when you suddenly have power over those who tormented you in your youth, it’s hard to resist the temptation for a little payback. Unfortunately, it turned out to be difficult to get all those toys delivered by Christmas morning that year. This is the latest comic from John McNamee at Pie Comic.  

18 Dec 13:00

12 Christmas Cards Every "Game Of Thrones" Fan Will Appreciate

To celebrate the fact that Sky Atlantic are showing every episode of GoT over 12 days from Saturday 20 December, here are 12 Christmas cards anyone in Westeros would love to receive. If they had Christmas in Westeros, that is.

Sky Atlantic / Matthew Tucker / BuzzFeed

Sky Atlantic / Matthew Tucker / BuzzFeed

Sky Atlantic / Matthew Tucker / BuzzFeed

Sky Atlantic / Matthew Tucker / BuzzFeed


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18 Dec 05:00

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