Chris Landreth is the creator of the Academy Award winning animated short "Ryan" and Sam Chen is the Creator of the film "Eternal Gaze" which won the Best Animated Film at Siggraph '03. They both make stories about tortured artists, they both are leaders in their feild and teh dialogue between the two is interesting.
Thursday, April 06, 2006
Here is a great article that is an interview with the people responsible for the Special effects in the upcoming movie Slither. THe effects all seems quite fun, they look like they were fun to create and that could mean that they will be fun to see.
Friday, March 31, 2006
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
The one... the only... COOP shows you exactly how he makes this painting in his blog. Fascinating stuff. So now everyone can rip him off more accurately. Keep up the good work coop imposters there is only one original, and he doesnt mind giving away his secrets. Also... I really like the custom colt .45 he has pictured in his blog. Here is a link to that blog.
Here are some of the anthropomorphic machines illustrations of Boris Artzybasheff from the 1950s, absolutely stunning work... the likes of which would be readily at home in current animation houses. Seriously imagine if a guy like this had access to Maya. It would be amazing.
This next link is a compendium of his work, there is a bunch of fantastic stuff on here, one that I like in particular is titled "Improved Design for Modern Man" and "Cybernetics". This guy did amazing work.
Here is some more of his work that is shared from the ASIFA, this set is based on mental disorders, it is called Neurotica. Enjoy.
For those of you who dont know, John K is tthe creator of Ren & Stimpy. He has started his own blog. The man knows his stuff when it comes to cartoons and comics. His insights are quite welcome and entertaining. Check it out.
Here is a small collection of strange buildings. I have actually been to one of these buildings and indeed it was amazing... and crazy. (Wonderworks) Although the list is small the buildings are bizarre. Some dance, some are very warped, some move floors around, others... were just built upside down. One looks like a robot.
One of the peices of the delicious bullet shaped candies in this set comes "loaded" with a super hot chili pepper.
Seated in individual compartments, twelve chocolate bullets lay waiting to be bitten into. Although eleven of the sweet little slugs contain delicious praline centres, one conceals a seriously red hot chilli that's guaranteed to blow your head off - metaphorically, at least.
Wonderfully whimsical gift for your chocoholic or suicidal friend... either way, show them you care by causing them pain.
Wednesday, February 01, 2006
Where else but Gold Teeth America can you get a gold image of pac-man eating pot leaves in gold to wear on your teeth. It is the ultimate in ghetto-chic. My favorite thing on the website was found in the FAQ:
"What if I have some missing teeth?"
No problem! We can still make them as if there were no missing teeth at all.
It just screams classy. Although I would totally wear model #1927 out on a job interview. Nothing says "hire me" like the word "HEAD" written in gold across your teeth. And with my big ol' teef... you could read that from space. I also cant say how amused that I am that they can make them "while you wait" and then pay them with western union. Enjoy.
The one the only ZUG.com self proclaimed "the world's only comedy site" has a thorough description of the stressful events that go along with shipping a box with a three ring binder with glued on keys and a drawn on screen across the ocean over to london. It always makes me laugh when scammers get screwed over. (this happened a while ago and I remember reading it then, it is still just as awesome. SoI felt like sharing.) I was really sad to see how eBay dealt with this situation... but the outcome is hilarious. Please, check this funny article out. My description does it no justice.
Monday, January 30, 2006
I have to say, this site is the place for super cool modern kitchen tools, I really like the amount of creativity required to design a spice rack on sticks. Also check out the pizza cutter and the peeling tool. Nice.
[Link] Pizza Cutter
[Link] Fruit Knife
Tuesday, January 24, 2006
This is the (apparently) famous, Galactika Luminous toilet seat. It features LEDs embedded inside of the plastic seat. I must say that I am impressed most with the wonderful translations found on the website. Seriously check it out.
I dont know if they got the hair exactly right, and it seems to be suffering from an overwhelming lack of rhinestones, but this plastic tape dispenser claims to be inspired by "the King's" dance moves. Well, I say shimmy on you tiny plastic scotch tape master, shimmy on.
Nudibranchs are basically sea snails that are born with shells but lose them during metamorphasis. Thise wacky Australians, one in particular named Gary, has been documenting and studying these brightly colored strange little creatures. His website can explain what they are in detail. Fascinating.
How adorable is this, it looks like a headless sheep. This is the Mr. Wooly Stool, and it is pretty expensive but it somes in two different colors, white and black. Wouldn't this be great to help fulfill that Austrian Sheep Herding Fantasy you have, with a room brimming with headless white sheep with one black one. Adorable.
Why didnt someone come up with this before, this is a brilliant product. This is a blanket that has sleeves that you stick your arms through so you can do things like changing the channel with the remote or typing on your laptop without getting your feet cold while struggling with adjusting the blanket. And at $64.95 you can sign me up for one.
Monday, January 09, 2006
Some very interesting stuff going on in WoW, especially in patch 1.9, in this patch there is a War Effort to open the gates of Ahn-Qiraj. This war effort calls for all of the members of either side and sometimes both sides to come together to gather the following substantial amounts of supplies in order for the gates to open.
Want to know what the various items to turn in for Ahn'Qiraj are? Predictably, prices for these items are rapidly rising in the AH. The first time you turn something in, you obtain ten commendation signets that can be turned in for a reputation boost as well as a Ahn'Qiraj War Effort Supplies crate that typically contains a scroll and a green/blue item; subsequent turnins only net one commendation signet and one supply crate. Ten commendation signets net a 75 point reputation bonus, which means you could net a 1125 reputation bonus just for turning in one of each!
Alliance and Horde have different turnin items and quantites.
The list is below:
90000 Copper Bar
28000 Iron Bar
24000 Thorium Bar
26000 Purple Lotus
20000 Arthas' Tears
180000 Light Leather
110000 Medium Leather
80000 Thick Leather
800000 Linen bandaids
600000 Silk bandaids
400000 Runecloth bandaids
14000 Rainbow Fin
90000 Copper Bar
22000 Tin Bar
18000 Mithril Bar
26000 Purple Lotus
80000 Thick Leather
60000 Heavy Leather
60000 Rugged Leather
250000 Wool bandaids
250000 Mageweave bandaids
400000 Runecloth bandaids
10000 Lean Wolf Steak
17000 Spotted Yellowtail
10000 Baked Salmon
Definitely an interesting way to get everyone involved in a world event. Farmers are taking notice and AH item prices are rapidly rising, as well as shortages in other areas, such as bags, since one can obtain a better price selling off the leather at the AH then from the final item. The numbers were borrowed from wowinsider.
So everyone needs to jump in and do their part.
Well apparently the world of modern acedemia has stumbled headlong into the arena of the psychology behind character creation and race roles in mmorpgs. Their current article up at Terra Nova (an intellectual place. no sarcasm.) raises the questions that raise questions about the person/persona of someone who would choose to be an "evil" race, is it to avoid the sucrose laden panderings of the alliance quest for the "light" or is it the possiility of truly nefarious intentions of those who roll undead warlocks. Read and find out... (They actually dont answer anything, like true academics they are charged with raising more questions. Enjoy none the less.)
Friday, January 06, 2006
So this is apparently the must have gift for the holiday season, for those of you who just dont have the integrity to end a relationship like a responsible adult.
The kit contains traces of an imaginary affair. These are tools and probes which leave traces on the body such as bite-marks, carpet-burns or bondage marks. It also contains probes which can be left on either body or clothes, such as perfume, hairs and lipstick.
My thought is this, wouldn't it just be easier to HAVE an affair. Oh yea... the moral implications, like intentionally lying and deceiving someone are so much better or different. I think that this is only slightly more subtle than bitch slapping someone across the face with a used condom. Oh well, enjoy.
The only real requirement, for being able to make these interesting if not ephemeral drinking vessels, is the ability to fill a container with a liquid, and access to a freezer. I just worry about "friends" who would use personal fluids to make "pee slushies" or the more devious "Chlorox vodka shots" but really are those the people you want to be drinking with anyway? No. These could be cool in the right hands.