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Oct 19 2013

State of the Web October 19, 2013

This week on the web…

  • I Don’t Believe It: Fifty Unbelievable Facts About Earth
    Let me lay out a scenario for you. It’s your first time meeting your girlfriend’s parents and it turns out that they are both published pop culture biographers and you are about to play Trivial Pursuit. How screwed are you? The answer is very, unless you are a reader of Uncanny Flats, in which case …Continue reading »

  • Well Done: Awesome Post-Apocalyptic Powerpuff Girls Cosplay
    In a world where the apocalypse has already happened, and the Powerpuff girls and Professor Utonium are actually normal sized adult humans, and photographers still like to apply colored filters tot heir pictures. Three ladies and their guy friend dressed up to go to ComiCon, I’m guessing. Bubbles, Blossom, Buttercup and Professor Utonium get a …Continue reading »

  • Rick Rolled in Klingon
    If you’ve never been Rick Rolled you’re mistaken. Everyone in the world has been, you may have just not known it was happening. Maybe you liked the song, which is fine, I’m not here to comment on your taste in music. But you should know that your friends were laughing at you, not with you …Continue reading »

  • Iconic: Shanghai Bubble Building
    In a proposal on the “renovation of a common, old and unattractive building” 3GATTI‘s proposal places inflatables made of white antibacterial technical outdoor nylon, in front of the windows on the existing building. It certainly does make the building recognizable. And I suspect it will also make it a target for bad skydivers and bored …Continue reading »

  • Yeti Lives: New Evidence Suggests Yetis are Real
    In news that every fourth grader could have guessed. Scientists think Yetis might be real. Recent (10 years ago) DNS evidence collected from a Himalayan hunter and a French film crew suggest that the Yeti may actually be a decendent of an ancient polar bear. Research by Professor Bryan Sykes, a geneticist from the University …Continue reading »

  • More Talented Than Me: Skydiver Solves Rubik’s Cube
    I’ve commented before on how you set world records these days. You come up with something that hasn’t been done and do that. There is no way you’re ever going to break any existing records so you have to come up with something completely new, or take something old and add to it. Take for …Continue reading »

  • Fragile: Glass-Dust Butterfly Displays
    Michael Crowder has a unique way of creating art. He likes to take small particles of stuff like glass, sugar, ash, chocolate, etc. and stick them together to build stuff. The results are very delicate and fragile as you might expect. He must have some steady hands and nerves. I’ll bet he kills when playing …Continue reading »

  • Naked Birds Somewhere: Sculptures Made From Feathers
    Artist Kate MccGwire is a fan of birds. Especially their feathers. She likes to collect the feathers and glue them together into uncanny sculptures. My parents always got mad at me when I’d bring home feathers, because they were afraid we’d all catch lice. Luckily that didn’t ever happen and now that my mom is …Continue reading »

  • Making it Better: Updating Art with Super Heroes
    Remember yesterday, yeah I was at home dying instead of at work not working. Somebody got me sick, I have my suspicions on who did it and when I find out you’ll read about a murder in the paper. Yesterday I also found the strength to post an article on old art updated with Star …Continue reading »

  • If Only The Great Artists had Seen Star Wars
    Have you ever played the game of outrageous hypotheticals? How about just “The Game?” Everyone loses. Well, consider this for a moment. If Star Wars had come out a long, long time ago in a place far, far away, Italy for example, how would that have changed art history? The first thing I would hope …Continue reading »

  • Missed Their Letter To Hogwarts: Owl Smashes Into Window
    It’s a sad day for one of the children of Lisa Loader, 41, of Bridport, Dorset, England; they just missed their letter to Hogwarts. How and why did they miss it? Well, the how is that they apparently have no chimney, mail slot or other openings in their home that a letter can get into. …Continue reading »

  • Going For It: Elephant Steals the First Kiss From Bride
    A couple visiting Thailand to have their wedding got a bit of a surprise at the ceremony. Why else would you have your wedding in Thailand unless you were hoping for some sort of surprise? The elephant at the wedding tried to eat the brides face off. Photographer Abraham Joffe, said: “She wasn’t injured. It …Continue reading »

  • Idiot-Moron Blows Up His Own Shop, Almost Dies
    CCTV footage from the Wentworthville Hotel in Sydney, Australia shows a shop owner lighting a 10 liter (about 2.5 gallons) can of gasoline and blowing up his store with it. Amazingly, as is the apparent theme of the day, no one was killed. The man is accused of causing the explosion that devastated his Jomaa …Continue reading »

  • No One Was Killed: Police Chase Ends in Car Hit By Multiple Trains
    A car fleeing police in Utah was stuck by not one, not two, not three, actually yes two trains. This happened Sunday morning at about 8:20. Wood Cross is a suburb of Salt Lake City. Actually I have no idea where Woods Cross is and I can’t be bothered to look, but the whole state …Continue reading »

  • Boom, Headshot: NERF Sniper Rifle
    First let me say this, if your parents bought you NERF guns as a child I hate you. That being said, you can still be my friend so long as you let me play with your NERF guns when I come over. As you might guess, I never had one. Even if I did I …Continue reading »

  • Lies, It’s All Lies: Your Brain is Lying to You
    If you haven’t figured this out by now I have some bad news for you. Everything in your life is a lie. Don’t feel bad though. Everything in my life is a lie too. BuzzFeedVideo came up with a video, of all things, to demonstrate this. I highly recommend you watch the video after the …Continue reading »

  • It’s That Time of Year: Mike Myers Bowie Knife
    It’s been a while since I’ve featured a project by Tony Swatton and the crew from Man at Arms. But it’s getting to be Halloween time and he just made Mike Myers’ bowie from Halloween 2. Actually this is the second time he’s made this knife since he made the one used in the movie …Continue reading »

  • How To: Successfully Steal Cookies From Coworkers
    Full size version here. If you’re not familiar with The Art of Manliness you should check it out an familiarize yourself with it. You’ll learn a lot I promise. Even the ladies out there, go learn what the men in your life should know and help them learn it. Let’s get back to a more …Continue reading »

  • Doesn’t Sound Crappy At All: Sonic 3′s Ice Cap Theme Played on Floppy Drives
    YouTube magician MrSolidSnake745 has put together another floppy drive symphony for the world. This time around he’s playing the Ice Cap Theme from Sonic 3. My favorite part is how it sounds. “Really, you like how music sounds.” Yeah, that’s the best part. “Well, I guess it’s better than how it looks most of the …Continue reading »

  • Is There a Chance the Track Will Bend? Google Monorail
    Does everyone remember the Simpson’s episode with the monorail. Do you remember how that turned out. Yes, as a classic. I’m guessing that’s the reason behind Google’s Sydney office’s decision to buy a monorail of their own. Unfortunately though, their won’t be operational. A joke suggestion was submitted by one of the employees at Google’s …Continue reading »

  • State of the Web October 12, 2013
    This week on the web… Oh That’s Nasty: Weatherman Eats Cat Vomit on Live TV You and I have always known that TV weathermen were part of a different breed. I mean look at them, there’s a group of people who are okay with being wrong everyday. Not only are they okay with it, they …Continue reading »

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