November 17, 2010

Super Mamika

"A few years ago, French photographer Sacha Goldberger found his 91-year-old Hungarian grandmother Frederika feeling lonely and depressed. To cheer her up, he suggested that they shoot a series of outrageous photographs (en français, but I'm sure you can figure it out) in unusual costumes, poses, and locations. Grandma reluctantly agreed, but once they got rolling, she couldn't take the smile off her face."
posted by ocherdraco at 11:06 PM PST - 40 comments

Addicted to mad graffin'

Bliss N Eso - Addicted features some amazing stop-motion graffiti and just a pinch of NSFW language. The bonus is seeing how it was done.
posted by Raunchy 60s Humour at 10:22 PM PST - 6 comments

Lost In The Garden of the World

Lost In The Garden of the World is a documentary shot at the 1975 Cannes film festival. It contains interviews with Paul Bartel, Tobe Hooper, Steven Spielberg, Werner Herzog, Martin Scorsese and Dustin Hoffman.
posted by brundlefly at 9:52 PM PST - 3 comments

I was certain he'd never come home . . .

But that was [yesterday] is a flash game about learning to move forward.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 9:36 PM PST - 50 comments

Eeeeeeeeeeee...

Dogs don't understand basic concepts like moving: The adventures of simple dog and helper dog. [more inside]
posted by emilyd22222 at 8:09 PM PST - 96 comments

Stefan Zweig

Stefan Zweig (November 28, 1881 – February 22, 1942) was an Austrian novelist, playwright, journalist and biographer. At the height of his literary career, in the 1920s and 1930s, he was one of the most famous writers in the world. [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese at 6:55 PM PST - 8 comments

Subprime microcredit?

India's microcredit industry may be near to collapse [more inside]
posted by Forktine at 6:10 PM PST - 54 comments

Spell My Name with an M

Lisa Murkowski has become the first successful write-in candidate for the US Senate in more than fifty years. Lisa mounted a write-in campaign after she narrowly lost Republican nomination to Joe Miller, a candidate supported by the Tea Party faction of the Republican Party. Her campaign team ran this adorable spelling bee advertisement (also these) after Joe Miller demanded the exclusion of any ballots in which Ms Murkowski's name was misspelt.
posted by Joe in Australia at 5:02 PM PST - 114 comments

Mostly Not Guilty

The first former Guantánamo detainee to be tried in a civilian court was acquitted on Wednesday of all but one of more than 280 charges of conspiracy and murder in the 1998 terrorist bombings of the United States Embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. (SL NYT)
posted by bearwife at 4:42 PM PST - 73 comments

Let's Play Cars

Let's play cars.
posted by Fiasco da Gama at 2:55 PM PST - 23 comments

It happened to me that I drank one beer after another

Michael Jackson 1989 (not the singer, the beer guy) documentary about beer; pivo, bier, ale, in heaven there is no bier so we drink it here, Germany, California.
posted by Gratishades at 2:34 PM PST - 10 comments

How to REALLY play with the Millenium Falcon

Travis Stevens has created the ultimate guitar for Star Wars fans. While the Cargo Bay shows an impressive list of Star Wars-inspired musical gear manufactured by Fernandes Guitars, Stevens' one-of-a-kind instrument is... slightly different. [more inside]
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 1:47 PM PST - 19 comments

The Cthulhu Mythos, as drawn by children

David Milano, who ran an art project for a children's choir in the weeks before Halloween, exposes kids to the world of Lovecraft. We've seen students in higher education do this, why not elementary school kids?
posted by Apocryphon at 12:58 PM PST - 26 comments

"Do you carry Utne Reader's Digest?"

Magazine mashups at Panopticist.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 12:45 PM PST - 5 comments

The Adventures of Unemployed Man

It's a bird. It's a plane. It's unemployed... It's Unemployed Man. There was a snazzy flash feature on the main site, www.unemployedman.com, but it cost $20 a month and being unemployed, the authors couldn't afford it... Hence the main link to a preview thread on CNN. A comic about the Adventures of Unemployed Man and his heroic colleagues Wonder Mother, Good Grief, and Fellow Man.
posted by ShadePlant at 12:12 PM PST - 24 comments

T-shirts

Literally T-shirts. [more inside]
posted by chairface at 11:32 AM PST - 33 comments

Diseases of Affluence

Diabetes is overwhelmingly the most common cause of male impotence in the developed world. Men and women are designed to move, and when we do not, our immobility reduces us in every respect. A long, enjoyably rambling piece about urbanization, faux survivalist sailors, self-sufficiency, and the problems caused by the creeping spread of the modern Western diet and lifestyle. Also, the difference between Canadian and Afghani guts.
posted by r_nebblesworthII at 11:23 AM PST - 85 comments

Everybody hates cancer.

Ladies, do you love the idea of Movember but find yourself distraught that you can't directly take part? Well, mark your calendars for tomorrow, because that's the day you too can make a difference. [more inside]
posted by jbickers at 11:04 AM PST - 49 comments

Whatever happened to the heroes?

Dear Everett True, NME and Q don’t love music any less than you do… a revealing blog entry on the music press. From Collapse Board, who also do an awesome song of the day.
posted by Artw at 10:12 AM PST - 49 comments

Whoever Said Newspapers Can Never Return To Their Glory Days Never Joined A Korean Cult

Whoever Said Newspapers Can Never Return To Their Glory Days Never Joined A Korean Cult [via mefi projects]
An epic story of flower-selling, mass weddings, insane sex rituals, swashbuckling Cold Warriors, white supremacists and neo-segregationists, Barney Frank & Vince Foster, closeted gay Republicans and where the money goes when you order from a sushi restaurant…
posted by JHarris at 9:36 AM PST - 16 comments

Earth as Art

Wired has selected a few of their favourite "enhanced" images of Earth taken by the Landsat 5 and Landsat 7 satellites. [more inside]
posted by gman at 9:24 AM PST - 24 comments

made in china

Traditional patterns exquisitely turned into objects of little worth l car | tv | polo shirts by Li Xiaofeng | Twisted porcelain | The Porcelain War Museum and more by Charles Krafft | Manga Ormolu by Brendan Tang | Ming meets the tin can by Lei Xue. [more inside]
posted by nickyskye at 7:20 AM PST - 7 comments

A thousand words can improve an image

What Matters (Flash based) is a book published in 2008 combining imagery and essays to tell stories highlighting contemporary issues benefiting from both images and text. The book was edited and curated by David Elliot Cohen (Wikipedia) including 17 essays (TOC, pdf) covering such issues as the Price of Oil Addiction (pdf) and Shop till You Drop (pdf). The complete book is available for free as a series of PDF documents. [more inside]
posted by michswiss at 7:16 AM PST - 4 comments

Bike Parkour

Bike Parkour from Danny MacAskill
posted by the cuban at 7:06 AM PST - 54 comments

First living Medal of Honor recipient since 1976

Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore "Sal" Giunta became the first living recipient of the U.S. military's highest decoration since the Vietnam War on Tuesday when President Obama awarded him the Medal of Honor. [more inside]
posted by morganannie at 6:52 AM PST - 38 comments

The End of the World As We Know It

Change is coming. Get ready for tubeless toilet paper. Say good bye to craft projects. Some environmentalists say this is not the answer.
posted by Xurando at 6:04 AM PST - 65 comments

Where we're going we don't need...actually, we'd benefit from some attractive brick paving.

Tiger Stone is a Dutch company (site is in Dutch) which is promoting a technology which allows you to "print" 300-400 meters per day (roughly a mile every four days) of attractive brick roadway. [more inside]
posted by maxwelton at 2:28 AM PST - 34 comments