Oh, look. You knew I was gonna use that one. But seriously, it’s not every day we get cool merchandise featuring Christopher Eccleston’s Ninth Doctor—and this new figure looks pretty damn good.
Two of my heroes. The issues are Creepy #11 and Dracula Lives #4.
Lee passed away on June 7, 2015. Earl Norem, who painted the cover of the issue Lee is reading, died on June 19, 2015.
(Images via The Peter Cushing Appreciation Society UK)
Sewing a button seems like a simple task, but if you’re not careful, sewing it on without spacing it properly will make your clothes tight and the button difficult to open and close.. Make sure your buttons always lay correctly by using a toothpick to add the right amount of thread slack.
For those of you who are allergic to tomatoes, can't eat nightshades, don't care for marinara, or are simply looking for an alternative to ubiquitous red sauce, here's an idea: braised onion pasta sauce.
Taking influence from mythology and medieval woodblock prints, Denver, Colorado-based illustrator Evan Lorenzen created a series of tiny handcrafted books and cards, each one inch or less in height. His collection of works has grown considerably since we featured his Mini Book of Major Events last year. Works in his Tiny Art collection include A Field Guide to Cereal, Tiny Tarot, and The Little Book of Big Ideas.
images via Art & Such Evan
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The complete Tim Truman mini comic in which an ambitious necromancer discovers the lair of a vampire, defeats him, collects enough blood to make a potion, then fights off some prowling werewolves to escape. Later in a safe place he drinks the potion to prepare his body for becoming a lich. (From 3 articles in Best of Dragon Vol. II, TSR, November 1981.)
|Initiation mask, Papua New Guinea|
|Ekoi headdress, Nigeria or Cameroon, early 20th C|
|Zapotec dog being totally metal.|
|Bhurkumkuta, Tibet, 15-16th C|
|He is not holding a duck in each hand I think he's holding|
a flame in each hand. Which as a professional I can tell
you is not easy to do during a scene.
|(It has a whole spiritual meaning which there are|
a lot of people on the internet dying to tell
you about if you're into that kind of thing.)
|Plaosan Temple, Java, 9th C|
|Prambanan Temple Complex, Java, 9th C|
|I believe those are Garudas|
|Batak divining rooster|
|Malaggan Mask, New Ireland. The morphology's like|
nothing else I've seen outside Yellow Submarine.
It's often overlooked how important individual expression
is in pushing tribal art beyond being just an example of a local style.
|Malaggan mask, New Ireland|
|I have never seen a korwar like this. I am, in fact,|
a little dubious, but that's what the website says it is.
Either way: it is incredible.
|This is the god Gou, made from scrap metal some time before|
1858 by an artist named Akati Ekplekendo
|Bronze, 16C, Yoruba|
|Fang mask for the ngil ceremony|
|Tsogo people (from Gabon)|
|Mask of the Ekpo Society, from Gabon, a sort|
of masked spiritual secret police, if I understand correctly.
Requires research, but definitely D&Dable. This is one
example of African art being mysterious and scary
on purpose--even to people within the
|Silver, from the Fon people, 19th C|
|Mictlantecuhtli, God of the Dead. 600-900 CE, Mexico|
|Aztec--the repeating geometric patterns help identify it|
|Zapotec funerary urn|
|There was a Zapotec "neighborhood" in Teotihuacan. The|
Zapotecs were around a long time and their stuff is super
This is quite possibly the best product tie-in ever created, ever. MAC Cosmetics is unleashing a Rocky Horror makeup line—and yes, Dr. Frank-N-Furter has his own lipstick color, of course.
Even though we learn a great deal in school, some of the most essential skills we need as adults aren't universally, formally taught. Here are some of the subjects and skills we wish we'd learned in school early on (and which you can still learn now. It's never too late!).
Mac OS X has several amazing features that are hidden from the user. If you have been using Mac for a couple of years then, we are sure you would have stumbled across a few Mac hidden features. Many users are unaware of these secret Mac functions even after several years of using the Mac OS X. In this article, we have gathered 15 useful, lesser known Mac features that are sure to surprise you.
You can easily merge the contents of two identically named folders but dragging one folder onto another prompts a Replace dialog message. So, the trick to merge two folders is to use Option – Dragging the folder which prompts an additional choice to merge folders. One folder containing contents of both source and destination folders will be created.
It is easy to add a signature to your document in Mac. Open the document in preview and open the Annotations toolbar. Click on the Signature button and choose the Create Signature from Built-in iSight option. Follow the on-screen instructions to add a signature to your document. You can save your signature for future use as well.
You can quickly access the dictionary in Mac systems with these shortcut options. In older version of Mac OS, use ⌘⌃D to bring up the definition of the world while hovering over the word. You can find the definition of a word by double tapping with three fingers in Lion version. Quick access to dictionary helps users find meanings to obscure words immediately.
Scroll bars by default are hidden in Lion version and are visible only when a user begins to scroll the page. This could be confusing at times and hence many users prefer to have the scroll bars on. You can have the scroll bars visible always by changing the default setting. Go to System Preferences, under General Category; select Always under Show Scroll Bars option.
It is extremely easy to insert emoticons in Mac OS X. It comes with a built-in emoji which allows users to insert special characters. Press ctrl +⌘ + space to open the window. This window contains an exhaustive list of special characters. You can choose the special characters and emoticons that you need from this window.
Dictation-typing in Mac OS works amazing well. You can convert your speech-to-text by pressing the function (fn) key twice and begin speaking. Your voice gets converted to text when you press function (fn) key one more time. The OS X types out as you speak.
With this shortcut, volume and brightness control can be achieved quite easily. Hold ⇧ + ⌥ together to change the brightness in small increments. You can change your volume control without affecting the brightness control by just holding the ⇧ key.
Do you have trouble with spellings? This hidden feature will help you spell difficult words correctly as you type in iChat or TextEdit. Press F5 or Option + Escape to bring up an auto complete menu that provides a list of possible spellings to the word that you have started typing. This feature is extremely useful when you are typing official documents.
Many of the apps on Mac lack the option of “Save As” to duplicate an open file. There is a way to achieve duplication of an open file without opening the File menu. Click on the filename at the top. This drops down a menu of options. Click on the option Duplicate which allows you to replicate the file.
This feature allows you to trigger certain events by touching the corner of your screen. You can enable hot corner setting by navigating to System Preferences -> Desktop & Screen Savers ->Screen Saver Tab -> Hot Corners. It is a very useful feature which allows you to disable screensaver, launch notification center and open applications.
Running apps take up a lot of RAM space and slow down your system. Here is a quick solution to close your running apps on Mac. Simply hold ⌘ + tab and continue holding ⌘ and tab through all open apps. When you reach the app that you want to quit, press Q. If you want to hide the app, press H.
Open your Notification Center and scroll down the side-loading bar until you find Do Not Disturb toggle feature. Turn it on and you will not receive any notifications for a day. It is a convenient way to focus on your work without being disturbed by notifications that pop-up quite often. You can also schedule Do Not Disturb feature to be turned on for a specific period of time or for a particular event. For example, you can have it turned off when display is mirrored to a projector output.
Deleting apps using Launchpad is an easy way to cleanup old apps. Open Launchpad interface and hold down Option to launch the iOS –style wiggle mode. This will activate the close icons on apps installed through Mac App Store. You can click on the cross icon to delete unused old apps from the system.
Previewing files is really simple with this trick. Hold down the space bar when you select a file to preview the file. You can even preview image and video files with this option. You can switch between files while in preview by pressing the arrow keys.
Mission Control is a cool new feature in Lion. In Mission Control, you can create a new desktop easily. A ‘+’ tab appears at the top right while you hover your mouse in Mission Control. If you want to move a window to a new desktop, you can drop them into the ‘+’ tab. You can have a dedicated desktop by simply dragging and dropping windows into this tab.
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This is a clay model of the final design for the life-size statue of Edgar Allan Poe that will be unveiled on October 5, 2014 at 2pm, at the corner of Boylston Street and Charles Street South in Boston, which is also named "Edgar Allan Poe Square." It's got Poe with his coat flapping in the wind, a suitcase, and raven heralding his arrival.
What is a hero without a villain?
What is a villain without a hero?
Cosmic Machine: A Voyage Across French Cosmic & Electronic Avantgarde (1970-1980) is a fantastic new compilation showcasing the musical matrimony of experimental electronica with freaky disco. Among lesser known artists, you'll find tracks by Serge Gainsbourg, Frédéric Mercier (whose song above, "Spirit," was sampled by Jay Z), and Daniel Vangarde (DVWB) who just happens to be the father of Daft Punk's Thomas Bangalter. This underexposed genre of diverse dance (and some chill) music will delight fans of Giorgio Moroder, Daft Punk, Kraftwerk, and the history of the future.
Winona Ryder just spilled the beans that she probably going to return as the great Lydia Deetz for Beetlejuice 2. Okay, she didn't outright SAY that, but the implication is there, and it is awesome. Three important questions remain: What is Lydia Deetz up to now? What is she wearing? And where can I buy it?
Cellulose nitrate was used to make dice from the late 1860s until the middle of the twentieth century, and the material remains stable for decades. Then, in a flash, they can dramatically decompose. Nitric acid is released in a process called outgassing. The dice cleave, crumble, and then implode.
From Dice: Deception, Fate & Rotten Luck by Ricky Jay and Rosamond Purcell, 2002.After reading that I immediately checked my box of D&D dice, which have been sitting on the shelf for years. They all seem to be intact.
|Because, honestly, how could I not include this?|
|Because, again, how could I not include this?|
Turns out there’s a difference between being illiterate and ill literate. Sparky Sweets, PhD hosts Thug Notes a weekly series of gangsta speak dissertations on classic literary works via YouTube. Sweets delivers genuinely insightful, erudite reviews of books by the likes of Orwell, Huxley, Hawthorne, Dostoevsky, and even Tolkien. Along the way we get a kind of thesaurus of streetwise synonyms for “kill”. Murk, cap, ice… it turns out there’s a lot of murder in classic literature.
Join me as I drop some of da illest classical literature summary and analysis that yo ass ever heard. Educate yo self, son.
Dr. Sweets’ critiques touch on foils, motifs, themes, symbolism and all that. While he has major literary knowledge, he clearly brings a minor in philosophy–dropping Nietzsche quotes like they were über hot and explaining Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 with a pertinent dose of Heidegger. Here are a few choice off-the-shelf examples:
“Thug Notes” debuted on YouTube earlier this year. The name is a play on “Cliffs Notes” the original literary summary series for lazy high school students.
Sweets, who is from LA, claims to be a legit PhD and have an agenda to deflate the exclusivity of academia. In an interview he says he wants to inspire teachers:
Sometimes you have to seize it, and I hope Thug Notes inspires teachers to explore alternative methods to really engage their students. On a larger scale, I also hope that people realise that comedy is a powerful tool for education!
It seems to be working:
We forreal just watched Thug Notes in my English class #ThugNotes
— Chase C. Coleman ? (@TrippCHunnit) October 14, 2013
Thanks Tony Campanale!
Todd Kent’s two-year-old daughter Katie dressed up as all eleven Doctors for Halloween this year to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who. To see the rest of her outfits, head over to Kent’s blog. In previous years, Katie dressed up as every member of The Avengers and every Lantern color.
images via Todd Kent
via The Mary Sue