9 Must-Have Cliches In Movies
That's movies, mind you, and not films. The New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) wants you to know the difference, so they made this set of minimalistic-ish promotionals for their upcoming film festival in and around NYC. [Via The Buzz Brewery, which has more on NYILFF.]
Ron Swanson Approved: 8 Xtreme Eats
The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has just handed out their 8 Xtreme Eating Awards "dishonorees" for 2011. The winners, unveiled in their Nutrition Action Healthletter, include burgers topped with pork belly and fried eggs, meatballs stuffed with provolone, and grilled cheese sandwiches stuffed with deep-fried mozzarella sticks. So unless you're Ron Swanson, eat at your own risk. [Via The BuzzBrewery]
Stained Glass Comic Book Covers
Brandon Michael Barker makes stained glass versions of famous comic book covers. He attempts to use patterns in the colors of the glass to give the pieces a sense of dynamic energy, such as the lines in the orange of Superman's Action Comics #1. If you like what you see, many of them are available here for $300. (via The BuzzBrewery)
Obama Unwittingly Narrates Bizarre New Fable
Dan Warren, a 39-year-old scientist as well as a fan of Barack Obama's policies and his speaking voice, dissected the audiobook of the President's autobiography, "Dreams From My Father" and reconstituted it as a 32-minute audio fable entitled "Son of Strelka, Son of God." This "audio odyssey" takes thousands of one- to ten-word small phrases and uses them to tell the story of Stanley, an ugly dog-faced demigod who recreates the world after it is destroyed. (Via The BuzzBrewery)
Konapun: Tiny DIY Japanese Fake Food
These videos will blow your mind. Konapun is a popular toy from Japan that allows you to create inedible tiny realistic plastic food replicas. Each set comes with all of the "ingredients" you need to make the dishes from the kit plus teeny tiny utensils and cooking implements that make the process more realistic. [Via The BuzzBrewery]
52 Weeks of paper fandom. After a four month hiatus, graphic designer and paper artist Meghan Stratman is back working on her one-a-week project Nerd Love. Stratman says that the goal of Nerd Love is to post a new, nerdy paper fan art piece every week for 52 weeks. She's at week 20 now - so far, so good.
Art For Joplin
Moosylvania assembled a series of limited-edition posters at BigCartel to benefit relief efforts in the tornado-stricken city of Joplin, Mo. Each poster is signed by the artist, numbered and screen printed by hand. Each poster is $25 and 100% of proceeds will be donated to the Southwest Missouri chapter of United Way to aid in economic reconstruction.
My Daguerreotype Boyfriend
A collection of splendid looking young chaps from the days of yore. My Daguerreotype Boyfriend brings you black-and-white public domain photographs of cute boys from way back when - many of whom are well known. I'll bet you never knew Hermann Rorschach looked so much like Brad Pitt. (Via The BuzzBrewery)
More Real Life Pokemon
A fresh set of Real Life Pokemon from Steven Lefcourt. Lefcourt says that he attempts to create hybrid realistic creatures that are somewhere between the actual game characters and real animals. Frankly, I think they're the most imaginatively real take on Pokemon tribute art I've seen yet. (Via The BuzzBrewery)
So You Want To Start A Website...
Before I started my site I did all sorts of research, read all sorts of books and visited all sorts of other sites and I'm still not clear I know how to be successful at it. But I will say this - I learned more from 5 minutes of reading this chart than weeks of research. Click to Embiggen. It's huge. [Via The BuzzBrewery]
Man-Cans, Candles For Men
These ain't your mommy's aromatherapy candles. These are MANLY damn candles. For men who just want their stuff not to stink there are Man-Cans, candles for men. They smell like manly things. Stuff like sawdust, bacon, New York-style pizza, fresh-cut grass and Grandpa's pipe. Oh, and did I mention that the company was started by a kid with $100 he got from delivering newspapers and that he donates a portion from each candle to a local soup kitchen? True story. [Via TheBuzzBrewery]