Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Michael Kenna















Source: Michael Kenna

Wrong Tattoo



Sorry but I giggled a little bit like a five-year-old who laughs at words like "pussy cat"

SHAME ON YOU, SHAME ON YOUUUU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Honestly, I feel sorry for the victim. I bet he felt like the GIANT penis tattoo was scarred on his heart and pride instead of on his back :/

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Rainn Wilson has an ARTGASM!



Artgasm (n.): The overwhelming experience of viewing, pondering, or discussing a truly fabulous piece of art.

Ahaha I love him from the Office (US version)

Monday, 8 November 2010

Foam Printer

MovieReshape: Tracking and Reshaping of Humans in Videos



Interesting Youtubers' comments on this video:
"Next thing ya know there's gonna be digitally resized penises."

"Seeing is no longer believing. Is there anything REAL anymore?"

"10 years from now the incredible self-abandonment of actors like Christian Bale in "The Machinist" will be completely devalued. The Machinists will take over for him.
I am a technology enthusiast but this just unethical! No wonder many people are losing their fascination for movies. How can you expect to experience "suspension of disbelief" if you know that NOTHING is real anymore?"

"UGH. THe last thing we need is more distortion of reality giving the masses unrealistic expectations of themselves and consequently, depression!"

"this is cool. if only they could reshape fat bitches in real life and get rid of their cottage cheese. so nasty to see at the beach ... i hate fat bitches"

"This is technically amazing but socially really really awful. The Media has a huge impact on social norms. When western media was introduced to Fiji in the 90's eating disorders skyrocketed. I can see this being used to morph already nonstandard actors into ideals of complete perfection.. get ready for another increase in eating disorder, bullying, suicide, and depression."

Source: Movie Reshape

Young Joon Park (Ethan)





"After studying publishing and computer graphics at Tongmyong University of Information Technology in South Korea, Ethan moved to the UK to undertake an MA in Communication at Kingston University. He is currently working on a range of web, motion graphics, print, font and installations projects, as well as working with Virgin Records UK as a freelancer designer. Ethan's real passion is typography, and his work is experimental, such as type made out of bead. He has been recognized in many international design competitions, including winning a merit award at the 84th New York Art directors club. He was also finalist in the 2005 International Output Students Competition and a finalist in the Moscow international Bienniale of Golden bee 6. From 'Handmade graphics by Rotovision 2009'" ~About Ethan Park at flickr








Young Joon Park


Source: Blog, Website, Flickr

Sylvain Meyer







Land art



Source: Sylvain Meyer flickr

WW2 Pilots

Mark Mawson















Source: Mark Mawson, Koikoikoi

Studio Wieki Somers

Sculptures Made from Human Ashes







hmm... I'm not sure if I want to be remembered as dung beetles or a toaster...

Source: Wieki Somers, 1-800-Recyling

Sunday, 7 November 2010

"Bottle" by Kirsten Lepore



awww...

Chinese rural dwellings















"A photographer (Ryan Pyle) captures the traditional "apartments" of China's Hakka minority." ~GlobalPost








Source: GlobalPost

Трасса М23 Нападение волков на пост ДПС!!!



Inside the car:

Six Amazing Pop-Up Paper Sculptures

Lola Dupré







Photomontage artist in Glasgow, Scotland.

I can't believe these works were not done digitally...
Imagine how many pictures and papers the artist had to cut to create one work!





Source: Lola Dupré

Michael Wesely





"When I first heard about Michael Wesely’s project to photograph the entire construction of the Museum of Modern Art as single three year exposures I was amazed and intrigued. The concept of making a three year exposure is quite bold and daring; Wesely was able to achieve spectacular results. Unfortunately, my technical curiosity on how it was accomplished was not answered. I suppose he needs to keep his secretes.

In 2001, the Museum of Modern Art under went a three year renovation and expansion; they invited German photographer Michael Wesely to bring his unique vision to this significant change. Wesely setup his custom made cameras in four locations around the museum construction site. Unfortunately, he had some issues and had to take a few cameras down prior to their finish; as his images show with the passage of time, things change.

I saw the Open Shutter exhibit at the MoMA, the exhibit was three wall sized photographs each showing an amazing detail and the intricacy of change. The photos contain the ghosts of the buildings as it is constructed; streaks of the sun throughout the sky; and hundreds of little nicks, trails and instances that elude to something happening during the long exposure. The surrounding buildings stand solid and unchanged, a constant presence in the otherwise changing environment.

I look forward to seeing more of Michael Wesely’s work in the future. He talks of ten, twenty and even forty year exposures; definitely bold and daring." ~Photo Slaves






Source: itchyi, Photo Slaves

1990 Match Sprint World Championships

AWESOME



Look at 4:22

Intense grilling...

One youtuber comments, "Damn hipsters and their fixies." LOL

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Best Customer Review at Amazon

funniest shit I've ever read from Amazon customer review.

The Worst Book Ever Written--The Shadow God, by Aaron Rayburn, January 19, 2007 by C.



"Trapped under a beam with the countdown ticking away, the monster just on the other side of the battered door, and my friends are trying to free me, I look up at them and yell, "Go on without me. I'll be alright. I'll hold him off while you escape!" And my friends, because they know my sacrifice won't be in vain, make their getaway and when the monster breaks through just as the explosives go off, I know I died saving the lives of my dearest friends."

That pretty much sums up my experience reading Aaron Rayburn's novel, THE SHADOW GOD. I took one for the team, so the rest of you would NEVER have to be subjected to this beast. I beg you, don't let my selflessness be for nothing. Heed my warning. This is the worst book ever written.

The back cover copy reads "Craig Johnson had two best friends, two caring parents, a hot girlfriend, and a nice truck--not bad for a twenty-year-old." Already we're in trouble. The author photo shows Rayburn in all his mid-20s virginal glory. Manson contacts, a black cap turned backwards with a red 666 monogrammed on it, he's posing next to what looks like a rubber demon. His bio includes the line "He also says that he owes a great deal of gratitude to the Devil . . . for filling his mind with such horrific images."

If this book is the most horrific thing the devil can come up, I think humanity is safe from the threat of hell.

There are so many things wrong with this book, I decided to keep notes so I could present them in an orderly fashion, with quotes to back me up. I don't want you to take my word for this novel's horridness, I'm going to let Rayburn speak for himself. We'll start with the plot.

Craig Johnson was cursed at birth when his parents left the town church led by the possibly-evil Father Spiers. Spiers then tricked Craig's father Matt into strangling him, only in the end, Matt had killed, not Father Spiers, but one of the doctors. So Matt's been in jail Craig's entire life. Shortly after Craig's 20th birthday he begins to notice a blue light emanating from his bedroom closet. He calls for his mommy (I'm not making that up, it's on page 14), but she doesn't see any light, so he plays it off like he'd seen a rat, and asks her to check in his closet. After she leaves, Craig is compelled to enter the light, which takes him to the Dark World, which is sometimes like a vast black void, paved of course cuz you have to have something to walk on in a void, and sometimes is like Craig's own neighborhood, complete with the houses of his friends. Those friends, Todd and Mark, are also pulled into the Dark World, but they make their escape and then begins the action as the three try to solve the mystery of the blue light and the dark world. To sum up--this book is 454 pages, okay?--Craig is the reincarnation of Abel, the Shadow God is Cain, and Father Spiers is Cain's acolyte, sent to prepare for his return to the real world. In the midst of all this Mark is killed and resurrected by Ridley, a club owner/satanist (he runs The Satanist Group Association. Again, I wish I was making this up!) and servant to Spiers and the Shadow God.

Craig's girlfriend, his mother, his father, as well as Mark's sister Margie and Todd's parents, are all killed and the cops think Craig did it. One cop does, anyway, Detective Jim Underwood, son of the doctor Craig's father Matt strangled to death 20 years earlier. DUN-DUN-DUN!!! There's a showdown where Craig is sucked into another portal to face Cain, who then becomes a dragon, and Todd jumps in to help his friend, they all die--except Craig--and we live happily ever after.

Okay, I know it doesn't seem THAT bad from the plot. But I haven't begun quoting yet. Mark Twain said, "The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug."

Rayburn wasn't even close.

"Spiers's eyes popped extraneously from their sockets, as his face turned from a deep red to a sickly purple."

"Extraneous" means "irrelevant." I don't think that's what he meant. At least, I hope not.

Here's my favorite:

"The lamp's glow was very weak compared to the blue glow emancipating from the basement."

Emanating, Rayburn, EMANATING. When will people learn never to trust their SpellCheck without verifying it's the word they meant??? There are, in total, 11 instances of Rayburn using the wrong word, and believe me, each one is funnier than the last.

Okay, one more.

"It infiltrated his lungs, filling them with a kind of innovativeness he had never felt before."

To be honest, I don't know what word he meant, but I keep seeing Craig's lung filing patents for a dozen new inventions, getting promotions for discovering an even newer formula for Tide laundry detergent, or finding the cure for cancer.

Then there are the characters. Craig and his buddies are all 20, they're in college, and they have cars and money. Craig bribes the guard with hundred dollar bills when he's trying to get in to see his father in
prison. Yet never in the entire book do these men go to class, nor to a job. Where did Craig get his "nice truck"? His mother works "odd jobs", so I doubt she co-signed the loan.

And the dialogue. Oh dear, the dialogue.

"That's probably the fiercest dragon known to man," Craig tells Todd toward the end. Because, you know, we have so many different kinds of dragons in the world with which to compare.

Okay, so he uses the wrong word and his characters are morons. You can overlook a misused word here and LOTS of writers are horrible with characters. Hell, I'm guilty of this myself. But sometimes he just
plain gets his facts WRONG:

"The stranger was beastly in size with thick, bushy eyebrows, a prominent protruding forehead, and a thick, black coarse beard. His gait was that of a mammal--a Neanderthal."

I know I never went to college, but um . . . do you think Rayburn knows HUMAN BEINGS are mammals as well?

And later we learn that Cain and Abel were Neanderthals who lived in the stone age, feared dinosaurs, and that Cain was kicked out of the Garden of Eden for slaying his brother. Dude, Cain and Abel weren't born until a LONG time after Adam and Eve--the only two people who ever lived in the Garden of Eden--were kicked out.

And not only is this the worst book ever written, it's also the worst-written book ever.

Behold:

"Of all the things to think, he never thought he'd think that."

And:

"Already, he knew he wouldn't be able to do it. In fact, he KNEW he wouldn't."

???

Wasn't that already established in the previous sentence?

"Eubanks looked annoyed. He exhaled annoyingly and said..."

You know what? I could do this all night.

THE SHADOW GOD is the perfect example of everything that's wrong with publishing in today's world. Anyone with the notion--talent or not--can write a "book", then contact a place like AuthorHouse ("publisher" of this fine volume and, I'm sure, Rayburn's second novel which I don't care enough to look up the title to), and unleash this mess on an unsuspecting world. And then we wonder why no one reads anymore. Why should they? If this is the kind of stuff they're being subjected to.

Used to be a writer had to learn to WRITE before they could get published. Now, all you need is a couple thousand dollars and you got yourself a book. Talent? Who needs it? Skill? What for? Learning to write? Are you kidding me? Forget about it, I've got this here manyooscript and an address I can get it printed, I'mma be one of dem novelists. Riches, here I comes!!!

It's enough to make aspiring writers want to give up seeking legitimate publishing venues. Please don't. Just be sure to write better than this guy. God knows it won't be difficult. Or should I say, God knows it won't be deficit.

____________________________________________________________________________________
Some of the comments of this review:

"Best. Review. Ever."

"Can we get a novelization of this review instead?"

"seriously! and the amazing thing is, this book had to have gone thru editing before getting published. can you even imagine what that FIRST DRAFT must have been like? *shudders*"

"The funniest thing of all here is that the book costs 33.50. Seriously? 33.50?"

"LOL MY GOD AMAZING REVIEW HAHAHAH"

"I've never been so tempted to get a book just to laugh at it."

Source: Amazon

20 Ways To Maintain A Healthy Level of Insanity

1. At Lunch Time, Sit In Your Parked Car With Sunglasses on and Point A Hair Dryer At Passing Cars. See If They Slow Down.

2. Page Yourself Over The Intercom. Don't Disguise Your Voice.

3. Every Time Someone Asks You To Do Something, Ask If They Want Fries with that.

4. Put Your Garbage Can On Your Desk And Label It "In."

5. Put Decaf In The Coffee Maker For 3 Weeks. Once Everyone Has Gotten Over Their Caffeine Addictions, Switch To Espresso.

6. In The Memo Field Of All Your Checks, Write "For Sexual Favors"

7. Finish All Your Sentences With "In Accordance With The Prophecy."

8. Don't Use Any Punctuation

9. As Often As Possible, Skip Rather Than Walk.

10. Ask People What Sex They Are. Laugh Hysterically After They Answer.

11. Specify That Your Drive-through Order Is "To Go."

12. Sing Along At The Opera.

13. Go To A Poetry Recital And Ask Why The Poems Don't Rhyme

14. Put Mosquito Netting Around Your Work Area And Play Tropical Sounds All Day.

15. Five Days In Advance, Tell Your Friends You Can't Attend Their Party because You're Not In The Mood.

16. Have Your Co-workers Address You By Your Wrestling Name, Rock Hard.

17. When The Money Comes Out The ATM, Scream "I Won! I Won!"

18. When Leaving The Zoo, Start Running Towards The Parking Lot, Yelling

"Run For Your Lives, They're Loose!!"

19. Tell Your Children Over Dinner. "Due To The Economy, We Are Going To Have To Let One Of You Go."

Source: Native American Jobs

David Jablow (Do It Yourself Doodler)





"David Jablow, whom I met at the Philly Alt Comic Con, sent over a note to check out this intense project that he is working on painstakingly filling in all 38 sheets of a 1960s doodle pad that all have the same image of a woman with bits missing." ~Meathaus


Source/More DIYD Images at: David Jablow flickr

Philippe Faraut

Amazing sculptures from Philippe Faraut













Source: Philippe Faraut