Friday, July 30, 2010

Photoshop Time Travel

Very cool. For the rest see here.

Russian photographer Sergey Larenkov took some old photographs from World War II and combined them with new perspective-matching photos. The result are a series of time portals that help us contextualize the war into our current reality.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Dolphins, Sharks, Sardines, Oh My!

Forgot them diving swimming birds...only because I wasn't sure what kind they were. Very cool video:

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Monday, July 26, 2010

Oldie, but a goodie

I've seen these many times before, but thought I'd post, since i was amused afresh today.

The following short quiz consists of 4 questions and will tell you whether you are qualified to be a professional. The questions are NOT that difficult.
1. How do you put a giraffe into a refrigerator?

Correct Answer: Open the refrigerator, put in the giraffe, and close the door. This question tests whether you tend to do simple things in an overly complicated way.
2. How do you put an elephant into a refrigerator?

Did you say, Open the refrigerator, put in the elephant, and close the refrigerator?

Wrong Answer.

Correct Answer: Open the refrigerator, take out the giraffe, put in the elephant and close the door. This tests your ability to think through the repercussions of your previous actions.
3. The Lion King is hosting an animal conference. All the animals attend.... except one. Which animal does not attend?

Correct Answer: The Elephant. The elephant is in the refrigerator. You just put him in there. This tests your memory.
Okay, even if you did not answer the first three questions correctly, you still have one more chance to show your true abilities.
4. There is a river you must cross but it is used by crocodiles, and you do not have a boat. How do you manage it?

Correct Answer: You jump into the river and swim across. Have you not been listening? All the crocodiles are attending the Animal Meeting. This tests whether you learn quickly from your mistakes.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Compendium o' Links

I'm going to try to sort these. No promises:

The story of Katie Davis, missionary to Uganda. Her blog, and her website.

The passion of the crust? The bread of life? The crucifixion in art, as expressed with...toast?

Amazing guitars: here, here and here.

Rihanna's Rude boy transformed by the dhol.


Man, that deer is fast!

Remember those watches with transparent faces? The ones where you can see the gears turning. This is kind of like that. Sort of.


I once knew a guy who was researching artificial blood. Wondering if he is a part of this.

Wanna explore? How about these abandoned asylums and hospitals--see where labotamies were all the rage!

That too creepy? Then, how about cool hotel pools?

That too boring? Then, how about the world's most dangerous countries?

What's most detrimental to your health? Pirates? Zombies? Ninjas? Wonder no more!

If this is real, this is probably the coolest and scariest (think Skynet) thing in today's list.

The story of a perfect bid in the showcase showdown of the Price is Right.

Very cool: Super mario blended with reality.

Sign me up! Singing plasma!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Unique Use of Pop Music

Animatronic Cover of MGMT's Electric Feel. Very well choreographed.

The 80s Gary Numan plays his only hit, on (you guessed it) cars. Well, if you like 80s music, you would have guessed it. But I suspect that my 3 readers won't know. But I digress.

And if you want the original song, click here.