Ursula K. Le Guin refuses to blurb a story collection with no female writers.
“Gentlemen, I just don’t belong here.” This is what a badass sounds like.
100% perfect letter.
Although it’s recommended we eat five to seven servings of fruits and vegetables daily, many are unaware of the origins, mythology, and symbolism many of our favorite healthy foods hold. Several of the most common vegetables took thousands of years to cultivate, the watermelon was originally known for being bland and buried with pharaohs as a water source in the afterlife, and Buddha considered the pomegranate one of the three most blessed fruits.
Photographer Maciek Jasik is fascinated by the tales behind fruits and vegetables and seeks to reintroduce these mystical qualities back into their being through his eerie depictions of squash, pineapples, horned melons, and others. “The Secret Lives of Fruits and Vegetables” aims to bring back the characteristics “that have been lost amidst the clamor of nutritional statistics,” says Jasik. “Each offers its own indelible powers beyond our narrow habits of thought.”
Jasik achieves this by his use of color and deeply-hued smoke bombs, poking small holes within his subjects to make the smoke subtly waft or flood from the inside. Not sticking to a particular color scheme, the images all convey vastly different moods, an eggplant appearing to be involved in a dark alchemical experiment as the pineapple looks like it is straight from an upbeat advertising shoot.
Must love dogs. There will be dogs. There better be dogs.
It is also a song about a boy, aunt becky, and a choreographed bmx dance scene at the dance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPVJzi7Ta9w
The song is about a man who asks himself whether he will find true love.
Complete with its own theme song, this Rube Goldberg machine made for Japanese educational television program PythagoraSwitch features a brave little red ball named ‘Biisuke’ who rescues his other friends from being trapped elsewhere in the device—And then they all escape together while running away from bag guys! The team behind the program designs a shorter contraption for every single episode of PythagoraSwitch, but this longer one was created for an extended episode over the summer. You can see 200 additional clips from the show at varying levels of quality on YouTube. (via Twisted Sifter)
Because the face ain't listening
The Machine: Bride of Pin-Bot
Whoot there it is I thought you knew
Members of 95 South claim that Tag Team copied their work. “Whoot, There It Is” was released in March of 1993, 2 months before “Whoomp! (There It Is)”. Both singles were recorded in Atlanta. Tag Team member DC claimed that the phrase, ‘Whoomp! There It Is’ was coined by strippers from Florida working in Atlanta. DC was a DJ at an adult entertainment establishment in Georgia during that time. 95 South however, were Miami based which lead most believe DC was either simply lying and knew about the track, or he was actually unaware that the phrase the Florida strippers were repeating in Georgia was from an already released track. It seemed highly unlikely, if not impossible, for a professional DJ to be unaware of such a widely played track, especially when considering the Florida strippers he DJed for, requested their own music to dance to.
Blade Runner Voight-Kampff Tests Part II
Blade Runner Voight-Kampff Tests Part I
Like Bill Murray, Steve Martin pretty much made his bones by being both funny and up for anything. Take, for instance, his 1976 appearance on The Carol Burnett Show, which Mental Floss just called to our attention. In the clip, below, Martin does his stand-up not for Burnett’s audience of living human beings, but for four dogs that sit on the stage in front of him, lapping up all his puns about poodles, newspapers, and “canned barks.” Just watch out for that dog whistle. Seriously, the whole thing is adorable, and not just because Martin is so damn charming.
The Polish artist Jakub Rozalski, who goes by the sobriquet “Mr. Werewolf,” has produced an amusing series of steampunk-ish canvases in which serene and idyllic rustic landscapes of what seem to be Eastern Europe (Rozalski’...
Generals gathered in their asses
Just like witches at black asses
I have no clue how on earth I missed this video as it’s almost a year old now. But I did. Thankfully WFMU tweeted it yesterday and hipped me to this excellent video of SpongeBob belting out Black Sabbath’s “War...
There's a starman waiting in the sky
He'd like to come and meet us
But he thinks he'd blow our minds
Astronaut John L. Swigert, Jr., Apollo 13 Command Module Pilot, holds the “mailbox,” a makeshift device used to purge carbon dioxide from the Lunar Module that played a significant role in saving the doomed astronauts lives. Apollo 13 Hasselblad image from film magazine.
During the course of the Apollo space program astronauts were charged with enduring unknown perils, conducting science experiments, piloting spacecraft, walking on the surface of the moon, and comprehending sights, sounds, and physical stresses never before experienced by humans. All the while, they were also asked to snap a couple thousands photographs of practically every moment with a modified Hasselblad camera.
Last Friday, for the first time ever, NASA uploaded the entire catalogue of 8,400 Apollo mission photos to Flickr spanning Apollo 7 (the first manned test flight in 1968) through Apollo 17, the final lunar mission in 1972. The effort to bring the photos online was lead by Kipp Teague of the Project Apollo Archive who first began scanning camera film magazines on behalf of the Johnson Space Center in 2004.
While we’re all used to seeing the more iconic photos like Blue Marble, the Apollo 11 bootprint, or this image of Buzz Aldrin, this random assortment of mundane moments and blurry horizons seems to highlight the humanity of the entire endeavor. Collected here are a few of our favorite shots, and you can see thousands more organized by mission on Flickr. Digg and PetaPixel also have collections of their favorites.
I Survived: British Edition Part III: Ronald
I Survived: British Edition Part II: Martin
I Survived: British Edition Part I: Patricia
Baby, you got a stew going.
Crock-Pot Fuckin’ VHS, Sunset Magazine Adult Video Library, 1977
Some Disney comics I made for a mini zine years back but didn’t post all of them online anywheres! Here you go.
Really seals in the flavor.
It is really just an invisible man playing a mean joke.
Oh Gawwwd, I'm dying. knock knock knock! knock knock knock! knock forever more HEY!
Here you go.
Animation: Drue Langlois
They forgot cool but rude.
He is generally the most likely to experience extremes of emotion, and is usually depicted as being aggressive, sullen, maddened, rebellious, and from Canada.
Link (thanks, Matt!)