"I INHABIT IMAGES" is the Instagram bio chosen by David Henry Nobody Jr., the playful yet apt moniker of New York artist David Henry Brown Jr. Nobody‘s artwork often involves being totally engulfed by food, pigments, advertisement cutouts, or household items, sometimes to the point where he is only recognizable by a glaring eye or wide smile. While this project has been documented on Instagram and ongoing for three years, David Henry No
A life-size animatronic Tyrannosaurus Rex at a Colorado dinosaur theme park went down in flames yesterday. Zach Reynolds, co-owner of Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience, says it was probably caused by an electrical malfunction. Although the 24-foot-tall T-Rex is a big loss to the park, Reynold‘s had a sense of humor about it when he joked, ‘We knew he had a temper, but today he blew his top.‘ He added, "it made for some specta
Silversea Cruises has sliced their massive Silversea ship in half so that they can inset a 15 meter (50 feet) extension and increase the ship‘s capacity by 15 percent. While this kind of thing is commonly done to convert regular automobiles into stretch limos, the company describes this undertaking as a "rarely performed feat of maritime architecture." From CNN: The elaborate engineering feat, underway at the Fincantieri Shipyard in Pal
RC Lover San built this killer model rocket that uses a standard engine to launch before firing up its nosecone quadcopter to stick a vertical landing. "Landing a Rocket Vertically, Without Being a Billionaire Aka Rocket Drone" (Instructables via MAKE)
I feel kinda bad about enjoying this video of kids smashing trikes into things, and other minor mishaps. This did not stop me from watching it, however.
Rodney Brooks is the father of the Roomba, the founder of iRobot, and the creator of both the Baxter and Sawyer product lines from Rethink Robotics. He‘s arguably the world‘s most accomplished roboticist. And if he‘s not and I personally can‘t think of who could challenge him for that crown he‘s definitely the top roboticist to be profiled in an Errol Morris documentary (1997‘s Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control
This wonderful litter trapping pad keeps litter from being scattered all over my home. I figured out my cat needed a 2nd litter box, and felt pretty smart. A few days later my home office was full of litter that had escaped the box on his paws and fur, I had forgotten to put a pad under the front of the box. I felt pretty silly. I tried a towel, because towels are pretty useful, but it didn‘t really help much. This rubber mat does the t
Well, can you feel it? My poor, poor husband.I ‘Morissetted‘ him for over a month.But let me ask you this, how the hell could I ever stop? pic.twitter.com/R6UVdjmHuL- Lisa Shmeesa (@LisaRieffel) March 21, 2018
The Imagine Village is what you‘d call a super group. Over the years, its lineup has included members of the United Kingdom folk music royalty such as Billy Bragg, Eliza Martin Carthy, Simon Emmerson, The Trans Global Underground, Chris Wood and dhol drum master Johnny Kalsi. Each of the musicians comes to thecollective with decades of musical excellence under their belts and an extensive catalog of tunes of their own. The re-imaginat
‘Every classroom has been equipped with a five-gallon bucket of river stone," says David Helsel, superintendent of the Blue Mountain School District, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. "If an armed intruder attempts to gain entrance into any of our classrooms, they will face a classroom full students armed with rocks and they will be stoned." From WNEP: ‘At one time I just had the idea of river stone, they`re the right size for hands,
Companies are always looking for creative ways to reach their audiences, and oftentimes, this involves designers whipping up stunning images and photos to make the connection happen. As such, having an understanding of the industry‘s leading design tools can take you far if you‘re on the job hunt. TheGraphic Design Certification Schoolwill familiarize you with three top programs.With a trio of user-friendly courses, this bundle is des
I met science illustrator Paul Mirocha through a personal Discord server I set up and when Paul started posting his illustrations in the "Show your creations" channel, I was blown away. His style reminds me of the old Giant Golden science books, which I love. Paul‘s illustrations celebrate both the diversity and the surprising strangeness of nature. He lives in the Sonoran desert in Tucson, Arizona. I asked him to tell me a bit about his
This is a fun video introduction to feeding yourself in Japan, even if you don‘t know Japanese. Really, it‘s pretty easy to get food in Japan if you‘re a foreigner, but this video shows you different options, from konbini (convenience stores, which are much better than the ones in the US), to chain restaurants (again, usually tastier than US chains), to shopping mall food courts (beautiful and mind bending), and actual non-ch
Did the scene in the new IT movie where Pennywise bites Georgie‘s arm, only for the camera to cut to an exterior shot of the drain, leave you frustrated and hankering for more? If you want to dwell on the boy‘s dismembered fate on an indefinite basis, this animatronic prop at the TransWorld Halloween & Attractions Show in St. Louis this week should be right up your sewer. You might be fortunate enough to see this at your local ha
This cool geometry teacher didn‘t take offense when a student told him his class was boring. Instead, he asked her, "Would it help if I breakdanced?" She said "Yeah," and even offered to bake him a caramel apple pie if he did. So he got down on the floor and showed off his breakdancing moves to delighted students. Now give that man his pie!
Naomi Klein‘s l(ooooo)ongread in The Intercept about the state of play in Puerto Rico is the comprehensive summary of the post-Maria fuckery and hope that has gripped America‘s colonial laboratory, the place where taxation without representation, austerity, chemical weapons, new drugs, and new agribusiness techniques get trialed before the rest of America are subjected to them. (more)
Zarinah Agnew lives at the Red Victorian, a modern-day commune in San Francisco‘s Haight neighborhood. Six months ago, as an experiment, she and her roommates thumbtacked 80 in cash on three different corkboards (at the Red Vic and another local intentional community called The Embassy). They then attached small pink signs that read, ‘Take what you need, leave what you don‘t!‘ They called each of their experimental corkbo
Strip the funky music from this Spider-Man 3 scene, add some more "realistic" audio, and Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) just seems like a cocky douchebag strutting down the street. Awkward. Ok, he seemed douchey with the music too: https://youtu.be/SPN1BvR02Xo Spider-Man 3 Dance Scene with "Realistic" Audio - (No Music) by Mix Minus (2016) (reddit)
Designer Irina Blok lives in Silicon Valley and is the creator of Google‘s now-iconic green Android logo. A couple of years ago, she started producing Only in Silicon Valley, a line of on-point greeting cards for "geeks." She writes that the cards are designed to "celebrate tech culture of Silicon Valley, without taking ourselves too seriously." Take a look... She‘s got lots more over at Zazzle. Cards are 2.96 each. Previo
There‘s a new TV show where celebrities lip synch to other people‘s songs, and they‘ve put out a clip of Michael Bolton uneasily mouthing Coolio‘s Gangsta‘s Paradise to offer a taste of what‘s in store. It‘s not really my cup of tea but do wake me up when Dean Stockwell goes on.
When legendary (and deeply private) New York Times street style photographer Bill Cunningham died in 2016, he left behind a photo archive valued at 1M. His family soon discovered he left the world another gift, a photo-filled memoir he penned secretly. It‘s titled Fashion Climbing and is due to be published in September. The New York Times reports: But aside from some scenes of family discord, Mr. Cunningham‘s memoir is a rosy accou
Los Angeles-based food entrepreneur Emily Williams is hoping that the next best thing since sliced bread is... sliced ketchup. With her business partner Thac Lecong, she‘s currently crowdsourcing funds to bring her Bo‘s Original Slice of Sauce ketchup singles to market. The creator of Slice of Sauce was experimenting with family recipes given to her by her father, a restaurateur in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. She ended up de
There are a lot of comedy specials on Netflix and I do my best to watch them all, as I have a voracious appetite for seeing professional comedians perform their craft. Now, I don‘t normally do this but I feel compelled to share the one I watched last night with you. It‘s called Gad Elmaleh: American Dream and it‘s showing on Netflix right now. This is the first special the Moroccan-born comedian has done in English, though
The personals section of Craigslist was shut down indefinitely by its management on Thursday, a response to Congress‘s passage of a law that holds websites liable for users who misuse personal ads. That means no more "casual encounters" or "missed connections" (or anything under the ‘personals‘ umbrella) for anyone until much-further notice. It‘s all just gone. Here‘s what it now reads when you try to click on any