Thursday, September 30, 2010

The BC-52s Meet the Flintstones



Flintstones 50th anniversary? Immediately think of the B-52s. What a production. haha

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Fan-Made 3D "Operation: Cargo Drop"

Apparently this is old, and the 3D is annoying...  but the ending is totally worth it


The Solo Adventures 3D from Daniel L Smith on Vimeo.

Simpsons Stephen Hawking animated gif

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL! (I'm going straight to hell...)


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Aunt Beru and Uncle Owen action figures

Monday, September 27, 2010

Friday, September 24, 2010

Paper does what?


Ah, that's how it's supposed to work.

Hello Newman!


"A Philadelphia postal carrier has been sentenced to probation after admitting he stored more than 12,000 pieces of undelivered mail in his garage." (link)

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Star Wars is back, baby! Can't believe it's been 11 posts!


SneakerFreaker.com just released photos of the latest addition to Adidas’ Star Wars line of athletic wear, a set of high tops inspired by our favorite Wookiee, Chewbacca. Lined with fur and sporting an image of the old furball on the tongue, these will probably set you back almost $200. You might think that accessorizing these kicks might post a challenge, but Adidas has you covered with a matching Chewbacca jacket.
So, whatcha got, Star Trekfans? Didn’t think so.

Gettin’ Money With a Mouse and a Wacom Pen

Not sure this is Cheesy, but it's geeky and that's usually good enough for us. 


Money Money Money - "Gettin' Money With a Mouse and a Wacom Pen (Fuck Comic Sans Fuck Papyrus, Too)" from Brad Chmielewski on Vimeo.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Monday, September 20, 2010

GAME OVER - Human Pac-Man Stop Motion Performance



Never seen these before I don't think, but they've been doing them for years. If you thought that was c00l, check out more from the GAME OVER Project, including TETRIS.

There's also this Swiss-German making-of news report from KulturPlatz on SF1 TV.

Freak out and get your nerd on

Working Week - stop motion video



a stop motion journey through a week in the life.....

Captured during the week of 21 June - 25 June 2010.
(Inadvertently via an IM webcam avatar caching phenomena)

Sequencing and Editing by ChrisArchitect.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Is your cat constantly stomping around driving you crazy?

Is your cat making TOO MUCH NOISE all the time?

Since we're on Transformers so much lately... Jesus!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Happytron

Optimist Prime vs Negatron: FIGHT!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Star Wars Portraiture.

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These gorgeous Victorian-styled paintings of Star Wars characters--hello! Jabba the Hutt as a 19th century robber baron!--were done by 23-year-old Alameda resident Greg Peltz. Peltz is technical director at Pixar.
I like that Civil War painting of Vader. Do you think Vader would have fought for the North or South?
The South. Because they lost.
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Did you ever figure out how Boba Fett keeps his coattails from catching fire when using the jet pack?
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I got a couple great suggestions including asbestos lining and button back cut-a-ways. But my favorite was from a fellow who asserted that since these are Victorian era portraits, the jet pack would obviously be steam powered...leaving Boba with immaculately steam-pressed coattails at all times. Yes indeed.
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What did you paint with? Did you use actual, physical paints, or are the images pure Photoshop?
These images were painted entirely in Photoshop. Typically I'll do a few quick sketches in my sketchbook, and once I get something in the area of what I'm going for I'll scan it and start going to town. While I like working with traditional media, the speed and flexibility that the computer affords really lets me get an idea out quickly. Above all, that's why I love the computer...I can visualize what's in my head super fast without being limited by materials.
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Jabba looks so debonair with the mustache. Was that your idea?
The whole concept for Jabba as a robber baron type, from the mustache down to the cigar, was the idea of the individual who commissioned the piece. At first I thought facial hair might break the look of the character, but I learned an important lesson through this painting, and it is this: Jabba was born to rock the whiskers.
If you could be any character in the Star Wars world, who would you be?
One of my favorite characters in the Star Wars universe is Vader, but I can imagine it would be a real drag actually BEING Vader despite his awesomeness. I think Han Solo's got a good thing going on...dashing good looks, really cool space ship, princesses swooning over him...and I bet he's great with comebacks when somebody ticks him off in a cantina. I wouldn't mind spending a day in his shoes.
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All photos courtesy of Greg Peltz

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

It's a map!

It’s a trap! No, wait...it's a map!!! (Sorry, Admiral Ackbar). Welcome to Rebecca Crane’s United States, in which each state has been reimagined as one of the planets from Star Wars, in order to form a more awesome union. According to Crane, “Planets were assigned based on partial terrain, landmarks that correlate with the planet and state, types of people in the state and planet, famous landmarks, or slightly randomly selected (but loosely based on facts) from my brother and myself.”

You can check out the complete list of states and planets on her blog, as well as a larger version of the map. Also, while we’re curious about why South Carolina has the distinction of being the Death Star of the S.W.U.S.A., as inveterate geeks we’re more concerned with wondering whether the Death Star actually counts as a planet...(and there’s at least one Jedi Master who would argue that it’s not even a moon). Then again, who are we to quibble with greatness? Best. Star Wars Map. Ever.