For many of you reading this post you know what today is already.
One year ago today a friend, father, visionary, profound human being, and founder of BME Shannon Larratt passed away. Writing this one year later the idea of Shannon’s passing hasn’t fully set in for me or many of the people who were lucky enough to know him. It is hard not to say what has already been said about a man that changed so many lives. Many people, myself included, never got the opportunity to have a personal relationship with Shannon for one reason or another, however he was someone who impacted my life more than he could have ever known. All over my social media today it is apparent how profoundly loved and appreciated he is.
I will keep this post short and sweet as it is a tough day for many folks. I will however make a motion to spend today thinking about how Shannon and BME have impacted your life. Whether it be directly or indirectly, where would you be without Shannon or BME? Today should be a day of appreciation and memories, I encourage all of you who read this in passing to share in the comments a bit about the effect he had on you.
We have all probably read and re-read Shannon’s final post on his Zentastic blog, I leave you with a very small excerpt.
“As much as these last years have been the most difficult I can imagine, and there are still many deeds to be done, please know that I have had a wonderful adventure and enjoyed it immensely on the whole.”
While that isn’t the most striking part of his entire entry, the words “There are still many deeds to be done.” strike me as particularly important. What Shannon started didn’t leave with him. We are all still here continuing his fantastic legacy and building off the foundation he has given us. I never in a million years thought I would have the opportunity to carry the torch for ModBlog and carry the legacy of BME onwards. I am eternally grateful and I wholeheartedly say thank you Shannon, and thank you to everyone who continues to make BME what it is today.
Another year, another glow in the dark art show at New York City’s Bottleneck Gallery. Last year’s event drew massive crowds, there to admire pop culture art made with glow in the dark inks, and this year should be more of the same.
When The Lights Go Out 2 opens Saturday March 22 and remains on display through April 9. As is the case with most group shows, a huge number of artists tackled a huge variety of properties. What makes this one different is every few minutes, the Bottleneck team turns off the regular lights and turns on a barrage of blacklights to show the treasures hidden in every single piece.
Below, we’ve got a bunch of work from the show including posters for Preacher, Akira, Spirited Away, Big Trouble in Little China, Despicable Me and They Live. Plus, we’re proud to exclusively debut popular artist Mark Englert‘s piece for the video game Bioshock. It’s a stunning work that must be seen to be believed (that’s just a taste above). Check it all out below.
First up, here is Mark Englert’s Bioshock piece called “New Eden”. It’s a 6 color screenprint measuring 20 x 30 inches. The regular is an edition of 200 but a variant, which looks the same except the glow in the dark is different, is an edition of 50. They cost $60 and $75 respectively.
And here’s just a small sampling of other pieces in the show, with the artist name available via mouse over. We’ve included the normal and glow in the dark inks for each piece. There are well over 60 pieces in the show and you can see it all online Sunday March 23. Details below.
When the Lights Go Out 2 opens at 7 p.m. March 22 and will remain open through April 9. It’s located at 60 Broadway, Brooklyn. Find more information at www.bottleneckgallery.com, and that’s also where the show will go on sale online at noon EST on March 23 at that link.
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Have you seen my triceratops? He's fantaassstic!
Many of us recall Christopher Walken’s legendary one-man dance off in Fatboy Slim’s “Weapon of Choice” music video, but the Hollywood icon has been busting moves on-screen since the early days of his career, as evidently shown in this dance mash-up montage compiled by the Huffington Post.
Remember these guys?? #thegentlemen #buffy #buffythevampireslayer
.. Heh... more like.. Christopher.. Dancin'.... heh... am I right?
Unless you’ve seen every one of Walken’s movies — and there are a lot of them — you might not realize just how many times he has danced on screen. Whether it’s a song-and-dance extravaganza such as 1988′s “Puss in Boots,” or a quick jig inserted into an otherwise serious role, such as 1990′s “King of New York” (which was reportedly improvised on the spot), the man simply loves to dance. And we love to watch him. In honor of the national treasure that is Christopher Walken, here is a music video of him dancing his way across the silver screen and into our hearts.
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This is Seattle right now.
Comedy network Above Average has released a fool-proof idiots guide to talking to smart people about music. They suggest not wearing a t-shirt of the band you are going to see in concert, being very specific when stating your favorite genre, and more. This animated episode of Above Average’s Idiot’s Guide To Smart People web series was written and created by The Bilderbergers with animation by Mack Williams of Pig Apple Productions.
Only smart people can love music in a way that takes all the fun out of it. For anyone who has ever tried to say something intelligent about the latest ______ album, the Idiot’s Guide is here to help you out. Here’s a tip: leave your Vampire Weekend shirts at home.
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How to Speak Dothraki, A Parody of ‘Game of Thrones’ and the Muzzy Language-Learning System for Kids
It is known.
Nacho Punch has created “How to Speak Dothraki,” a funny parody that brings together HBO‘s popular TV series Game of Thrones and Muzzy, the BBC‘s language-learning system for kids from the 90s. They guarantee that “humans, giants, and even bastards” can easily learn Dothraki language.
Before Rosetta Stone, children relied on Muzzy, a lovable cartoon character who taught them how to speak in different languages. They included Dothraki, Valyrian, Hodor and White Walker.
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Sounds like an interesting premise.
The Sundance sci-fi The Signal, almost a mystery as much as it is a science fiction piece, played really well at the festival this year. While I didn’t get to see it, Peter loved the film, and it was quickly set for a summer release by Focus Features. But The Signal remains a mystery to most potential audiences — and that’s where these new images and a viral video come in. None of these materials will give away what’s going on in the film, but they probably will make you a lot more curious about seeing it.
Here’s the video, which points to the website RUAGITATED.COM, from which the images originally came.
Here are two more images, via the Film Stage:
The Signal is set for a June release.
Three college students on a road trip across the Southwest experience a detour; the tracking of a computer genius who has already hacked into MIT and exposed security faults. The trio find themselves drawn to an eerily isolated area when suddenly, everything goes dark. When one of the students, Nic, regains consciousness, he is in a waking nightmare… The Signal stars Brenton Thwaites, Olivia Cooke, Beau Knapp and Laurence Fishburne and is directed by William Eubank.
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“My name is now MC HateMail.”
BuzzFeedVideo explores a number of things rappers do that would be creepy if other people actually did them. For example, using a hype man when going through a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation is just weird.
reblogging here for that tag. always be wary of people who don’t respect your space. always.
Back in 2012 we posted about “Alternate Perspectives,” the mind-boggling distorted panoramas of filmmaker and photographer Randy Scott Slavin. Slavin recently released a second part of the series, which includes many more of his digitally composited images. Prints are available on his website.
Would love to see a production of this.
A group of dedicated disciples of bOING bOING contributor Robert Anton Wilson are orchestrating a stage production of RAW's "Comsic Trigger: Final Secret of the Illuminati," a fantastic memoir of high weirdness that had a massive influence on my own life. Leading the charge is Daisy Eris Campbell, whose father adapted RAW's The Illuminatus! Trilogy for live theater in the 1970s. The Daily Grail has the scoop: "Pulling The Cosmic Trigger"
In other news... Fnord.
I have never actively yelled at a fictional(ish) character as i did Leo's depiction of the Wolf of Wall Street.
Eclectic Method has remixed Matthew McConaughey’s odd chest-thumping song from The Wolf of Wall Street, which was only a few steps away from being a hit club song anyway.
Surprisingly unique animation style. I approve. Vaguely Aeon Flux, which I am a big fan of.
Batman takes on Skynet from the Terminator science fiction film series in this video by animator Mitchell Hammond.
Is it strange that I identify with the ideology and ideas of a 22 year old baby girl kinkster model? (not Nkiki, the maintainer of this blog).
You tell them Nikki!
Might have previously shared, a nice visual guide to spanking.
As legend has it, the absence of snakes in Ireland is due to Saint Patrick chasing them all into the sea because of a snake attack he had experienced during a 40-day fast he was partaking in on the top of a hill. I'm sure that if the snakes were as beautiful as these, he would have thought twice about banishing them from the land.
African Bush Viper
California Red Sided Garter Snake
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First heard about this on Game Grumps.