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The ultimate staple of every record in Weird Al‘s discography has to be the polka medley. While the rest of the tracks are parodies, the polka is the only time where he actually takes the lyrics from the originals, reintroducing them for the contemporary polka audience. In his latest, “NOW That’s What I Call Polka!” from his freshly released Mandatory Fun, he covers several pop smashes we’ve all heard, or overheard.
Miley Cyrus – “Wrecking Ball”
Foster The People – “Pumped Up Kicks”
One Direction – “The Best Song Ever”
Psy – “Gangnam Style”
Carly Rae Jepsen – “Call Me Maybe”
will.i.am – “Scream & Shout” (Feat. Britney Spears)
Gotye – “Somebody That I Used To Know” (Feat. Kimbra)
Pitbull – “Timber” (Feat. Ke$ha)
LMFAO – “Sexy And I Know It”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – “Thrift Shop” (Feat. Wanz)
Daft Punk – “Get Lucky”
You’ll notice that some of these are dated, but it doesn’t seem like the singer/parodist is too tech-savvy. I mean, he doesn’t even have a SoundCloud page. Check out “NOW That’s What I Call Polka!” below:
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Here is a short list of some rather unknown but really special places on earth to add to your ‘must see’ list. The last few sites are absolutely magnificent.
The Swarovski Crystal Worlds (Swarovski Kristallwelten) is a museum, located in Wattens (Austria). The museum was built in 1995 in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Austria based crystal company Swarovski
It’s hard to believe that this jaw-dropping room is located in an abandoned castle in Tuscany, Italy. Built in 1605 and once housed kings, Sammezzano Castle now sits atop a hill in a Tuscan oak tree grove. [Some More Amazing Castles]
The city of Myra is well known for its amphitheatre (the largest in Lycia) and the plethora of rock-cut tombs carved in the cliff .
Housed in the rock, overlooking the Adriatic Sea, Hotel Ristorante Grotta Palazzese Polignano a Mare is located in a stunning landscape of rocks and caves that have wowed visitors since the ancient times.
Mont Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France
Taormina is a a very popular tourist destination on the east coast of the island of Sicily, Italy, in the Province of Messina, about midway between Messina and Catania.
One of Thailand’s most beautiful and certainly the most photographed one caves
The Singing Ringing Tree is a wind powered sound sculpture resembling a tree set in the landscape of the Pennine hill range overlooking Burnley, in Lancashire, England.
Pangong Tso, Tibetan for “long, narrow, enchanted lake”, also referred to as Pangong Lake, is an endorheic lake in the Himalayas situated at a height of about 4,350 m. It is 134 km long and extends from India to Tibet.
Hitachi Seaside Park is a sprawling 470 acre park located in Hitachinaka, Ibaraki, Japan, that features vast flower gardens including millions of daffodils, 170 varieties of tulips, and an estimated 4.5 million baby blue eyes (Nemophila). The sea on blue flowers blooms once annually around April in an event referred to as the “Nemophila Harmony.”
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Perfect for a night of clicking through films you have no intention of watching.
Batman holds a gun to his own head at the edge of an empty swimming pool. Captain and Mrs. America sip mixed drinks under palm fronds. Spiderman naps on the couch. These are our Superheroes, candidly captured in their off hours. But they’re not the Superheroes we’re used to underneath their familiar suits. These Superheroes are aged, white-haired and wrinkled, and somehow completely wrong. The characters we know may die, but although they live for decades they never grow old. Our heroes stay perpetually strong, alluring, and complicated, and always, always young.
Lina Manousogiannaki’s costumed heretics of “Superheroes Gone Old” represent more than the inevitability of old age. To her, the aging superheroes they serve as reminders of the damaged Greek political system, one that politicians and people of her parents’ generation have been unwilling or unable to change.
[The series] was conceived as homage to the generation of my parents, the same one as our politicians. They have been pretending to be heroes ever since the collapse of the military junta but time has caught up with them. My heroes are old and they are afraid of everything that they can’t control. … The heroes of another time can no longer save me as they have pretended to do for so many years.
There is anger in Manousogiannaki’s writing that isn’t reflected in her images. These heroes are worn out, slightly absurd, certainly pathetic. And yet, there is the suggestion of pride here, of perseverance. They haven’t divested themselves of their worn finery. They haven’t stopped fighting. In a country with a struggling economy and generational discord, the heroes are stooped and sad. Manousogiannaki’s intent may be to put them aside and lead her own fight, but these archetypical heroes seem to be saying that it will be harder than she thinks.
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Máster Diseño Gráfico 2012-13. Proyecto personal de Sara Maese incluido en la Entrega Final de Máster: serie de carteles Studio Ghibli-Hayao Miyazaki (1984-2008). Incluye:
- Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984).
- Laputa: Castle in the Sky (1986).
- My Neighbor Totoro (1988).
- Kiki´s Delivery Service (1989).
- Porco Rosso (1992).
- Princess Mononoke (1997).
- Spirited Away (2001).
- Howl´s Moving Castle (2004).
- Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea (2008).
I need these.
The one with the snowy roofs.
Nature Park Kaunergrat. This beautiful Austrian natural park is characterised by the high mountain area of the Oetztal Alps.
Lake Faak or Faaker See is an alpine lake in the Austrian state of Carinthia. With an area of approximately 2.2 km², it is the state’s fifth-largest lake. Lake Faak is a popular vacation and swimming destination, known for its clear turquoise water
A stunning deep blue lake in the Vilsalpsee Nature Reserve. It is one of the most popular destinations in the Tannheimer valley.
Alright, so I had hoped to have a FEW prints lined up for SDCC, and that quickly turned into many. I’m really excited about these prints and I hope you guys are too!
Each print will be available at the start of each day in limited quantities (so those who can only make it on certain days will still have a shot). I’ll also have a SDCC exclusive t-shirt which will be available in limited quantities. Nucleus will be releasing an exclusive print, Mondo will also have a new (yet to be announced) Just Like Us, as well as the Joker record.
You can find me at the Gallery Nucleus booth (#2743) where I’ll be with the huggable Scott C. and the fabulous Frank and Becky (also huggable). Please stop by and say hello, pick up a free postcard and see the Lil Mikey figure in person!
SDCC SUPERpac 2014: Five pack, Edition of 100 - 4x6 - $50
Pinkman: Edition of 50 - 6x8 - $25
Flail & Buckler (pickle dude): Edition of 200 - 8x8 - $25
Poleaxe (coffee dude): Edition of 200 - 8x8 - $25
Segway: Edition of 150 - 8x10 - $35
Puppies: Edition of 150 - 8x10 - $35
Skully Cosplay(s): Editions of 100 - 8x10 - $30
Purple-crowned Fairywren: Edition of 250 - 8x10 - $35
*names & prices may change
Ze Frank presented a brief quiz for determining which members of the audience were human — a sort of reverse Turing Test — in his latest TED appearance. The list ranges from silly questions about booger-eating to heartfelt reflections on lost love.
Have you ever lost the ability to imagine the future without a person who was no longer in your life?
The full list is available in a TED blog post from earlier in the year.