Friday, April 30, 2010

on the subject of zombies...

Thought you guys may get a laugh out of this and maybe this.

Jonathan Coulton's Re: Your Brains

I guess this song has been sitting in my itunes since I heard Still Alive at the end of Portal. Downloaded a bunch of Coulton but just got around to listening to it today, thought you all might enjoy.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Tim Gunn shows you how it's done

LEGO Pop-up Kinkaku-ji

Even at the risk of making this blog all about LEGO, I couldn't not post this lovely, transcendent thing. The original building, Kinkaku-Ji (Temple of the Golden Pavilion), is here.

Via Epic Win FTW.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

I am here

Found in Volcanoes National Park, Pepeiao Cabin Guestbook. First entry I opened to.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Roger Ebert simply will not believe that video games can ever be art.

As loathe as I am to give Ebert even more press than he already gets,this interested me.
As a functioning artist and gamer, this mystifies me. I feel there have already been several experiences of art as video game. Perhaps it is because I am not an art critic that I am mistaken? Perhaps some video games are potentially an evolution of art? I like that idea.

Do we have to discuss everyone's interpretation of the word "art"? Or the word "game"?

Shall we?

Discuss: Y/N

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Monster Engine

Have we talked about this? A college friend tipped me off about this tonight. It's quite the bad-ass.
I'm probably going to give my sons' art the same treatment.

Link here


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Fun with Star Wars Action figures also never ends here.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Discussing heaven

From a review of a new book on heaven, "Heaven: Our Enduring Fascination With the Afterlife" by Lisa Miller. (via Andrew Sullivan)
Heaven is constantly shifting shape because it is a history of subconscious human longings. Show me your heaven, and I'll show you what's lacking in your life. The desert-dwellers who wrote the Bible and the Quran lived in thirst--so their heavens were forever running with rivers and fountains and springs. African-American slaves believed they were headed for a heaven where "the first would be last, and the last would be first"--so they would be the free men dominating white slaves. Today's Islamist suicide-bombers live in a society starved of sex, so their heaven is a 72-virgin gang-bang.

Mr. Plinkett Reviews Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

Part One of Nine:

Awesome standing cat

Seven Evil Exes

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Dr. Horrible in 8-Bit

At the risk of posting another thing about human relationships, here's Act One of Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, performed in 8-Bit, by DoctorOctoroc. (See the original here.)

EDIT: Also playing from the ShoutBox. Good work, Galspanic!

EDIT: Look, it's the soundtrack.