Twenty Seven pieces of artwork that defy comprehension
; not because of the quality of work, which is amazing, but for the quality of work performed in the mediums used. [more inside]
A full hour-long musical based on Breaking Bad and inspired by Andrew Lloyd Webber, as performed last month at the Upright Citizens Brigade theater in Los Angeles: Walter White And The Amazing Blue Crytal Meth
Ken Imhoff wanted a Lamborghini Countach, but didn't have the money to buy one. So, over the next 17 years, he built one in his basement.
Before thawing out their former cold-storage facility, Fulton Market Cold Storage (now Hasak Cold Storage
) invited nature photographer Gary Jensen to document their abandoned building full of ice
.) [more inside]
, "the World's First Science Fiction Magazine", founded by Hugo Gernsback in 1926
and cancelled in 1995, and resurrected in 1998 and again in 2004 before being cancelled again by Paizo Publishing in 2006
, is back -- again
Amazing is now a website, claiming to have "more than 50 bloggers covering the field from more than 50 different perspectives
". The idea is to develop an online following and release a print version.
Bonus cover galleries from the Golden Age
Every minute a new impossible thing is uploaded to the internet and that improbable event becomes just one of hundreds of extraordinary events that we'll see or hear about today. The internet is like a lens which focuses the extraordinary into a beam, and that beam has become our illumination
We decided to have a little fun with the app and see how many fake followers vocal celebrities on Twitter have.
"Earlier this week we discovered Status Group's new app that allows users to find out how many fake Twitter followers you and your friends have.
We decided to have a little fun with the app and see how many fake followers vocal celebrities on Twitter have."
Jamie Summerlin is running across America.
He started in Sunset Bay, OR on March 26th. He'll finish on July 4th in Annapolis, MD. Right now, he's somewhere in Missouri.
If you're doing the math, it will take him 100 days to go from coast to coast. If you're still doing the math, you'll realize the former Marine is running more than a marathon a day for 100 straight days
for Wounded Warriors. News coverage here
SLYT: Brenda Hewlett: 5'3", 59 years old, has never held a hockey stick before. At an Akwesasne Warriors hockey game, however, she finally did hold a hockey stick in an attempt to win a new Ford truck by shooting a puck at a goal from 114 feet away. You probably see where this is going. [more inside]
It started because of an odd ad for denture containers, Tooth Garage
(for sanitary, safe parking of false teeth
), and became one of the gags in Marvin Glass
' collection of novelty products (whose gags would include fake vomit
], Rock ’Em Sock ’Em Robots, and more
] ); usually an inexpensive prank item or toy, but valuable when used as a promotional item for The Rolling Stones
: Yakity-yak Talking Teeth
, the history.
21 year old Brandon Wright found himself trapped under a burning BMW
after his motorcycle collided with it on a highway outside Salt Lake City. What happened next
has to be seen to be believed.
Caitlin Burke solved a 27 letter puzzle having seen only one letter revealed
on the November 5 episode of Wheel of Fortune. Many are saying it was a miracle or dumb luck, but could it have been the work of a master puzzle solver
OK, sweetie, here's your pony. Love ya.
I know this is not only a first post but a single link "news" post to a story with a video. But given the pony mystique, and the general level of hysteria we have attained, I thought I'd take the chance. vis FelixSalmon
Earlier today, NASA released the first photos taken by the Hubble Space Telescope since it was refurbished last May
- and the results are absolutely stunning.
Amazing Pooktre Sculptures
. A gallery of living art.
. (with bonus extra Previouslies inside!)
Do-it-yourself film manufacturing.
"Can't buy the film you want any more? Just make the stuff!
In this set you will find random photos and information on a project a friend has undertaken - a machine to make his own camera film.
Plastic and goop go in one end, and camera film comes out the other end. This is not a trivial undertaking."
Fans of Futbol
(Links to futbol vids) should enjoy this short vid of some amazing skillz
. [more inside]
has made at least one indie music lover reconsider his antipathy for her music. She
may be partially responsible for Obama's recent electoral successes. She
is an international force for good. (For certain values of the word "good"). What else can you say? Céline Dion is amazing!
. (That last YouTube link has a bit of NSFW language. I can't tell you whether or not Céline herself is NSF anything around you. Your call.)
Flamenco guitarists on YouTube: Paco de Lucia
, Vicente Amigo
, Niño Ricardo
, Manolo Sanlucar
, Paco Peña
, Carlos Montoya
, Gerardo Nuñez
, Diego Del Gastor
, and of course, the legendary Segovia
Remember Lasse Gjertsen?
Now he's helping cellist Giovanni Solima
, and has created an awe-inspiring multi-armed
music video for his piece, 'DayDream'. (video links youtube)
The smallest sculptures can only be measured in thousandths of an inch
which is why they can sit, very delicately, on a human
hair three thousandths of an inch thick. When working on this scale [Willard Wigan] slows his heartbeat and his breathing dramatically through meditation and attempts to harmonise his mind, body and soul with the Creator. He then sculpts or paints at the centrepoint between heartbeats for total stillness of hand. He likens this process to "trying to pass a pin through a bubble without bursting it." His concentration is intense when working like this and he feels mentally and physically drained at the end of it. (previously)
Watermelon Carving Creations
with some instruction
on how to carve your own swan
. From whimsical
to just plain awesome
. I bet this one
took a really long time to carve while this one
was funnier and faster. In the end, if you can think it
, it can be carved into a watermelon
. Yes, even that
Fixing a Flat Tire without Hands
A series of photos of a man, who cannot use his hands, patching, repairing and reseating a bicycle inner tube. Why? Apparently its his job.
Somehow my little problems don't seem so insurmountable anymore.
The World's Most Amazing Dog
(YouTube) A clip from Montel Williams' show about a dog born without front legs. The owner has trained it to walk upright. As my boyfriend said, "After watching this, I'll never complain about anything in my life again."
WorldCupfilter: clipshow of some staggeringly fancy footwork. Even non-fans should love this. (youtube)
How the hell did Fuzzy sink this hole-in-one
?! It hangs for looooong seconds in the rough, then accelerates
directly to the hole. I swear, there were magnets involved!
Quite possibly the most amazing hole-in-one ever.
You desire new music? How fortuitous! Look what your fellow mefites
have been up to:
- The 23rd Century
, addictive psychedelic pop from tcobretti
- Both Ends of a Gun
, a shotgun-produced country album by Miko
- Congratulations to the Young Men of Nelson
, creepy tortured music-toy electronica by nylon
- MAXX KLAXON
, ass-bumping orwello-euro electropop by Artifice_Eternity
, an electronic EP by phylum sinter
- Vector Trio
, atmospheric jazzers, and just one client of turtlegirl's Scully Sound
- Fractures EP
, some lush electronic stuff by nthdegx
- The Earl Stoner Band
, countrified tunes by xowie
- Red On Strike
, XX-fronted punk rock by InfidelZombie
- The Scarring Party
, foot-stomping old-timey tunes by drezdn
- Soplerflo Archives
, sundry musical noises by soplerflo
(via...wait for it...waaaaaait for iiiiit...Projects!
Viva la Projects
has an enormous
collection of science fiction magazines to share with us. AWESOME!
Fantastically obsessive & detailed
recreation of Bag End (Bilbo's home from The Hobbit
) in dollhouse scale. Pictures from the start of the project here
Mating Leopard Slugs entwine
- one of the untold wonders of the animal kingdom captured on video....
The BBC gets up close and personal
with Life in the Undergrowth
in their new wildlife documentary. A must see for any animal, insect or
David Attenborough fan...
(If the main vid link doesn't work for you try it from here
- realplayer needed)
... every cover of this seminal sci-fi pulp magazine, from 1926 to 1967, plus
Big Fish! 14 year old Bobby Capri Jr. catches a 52 pound striped bass
in a kayak off the Atlantic City shore. But he's not the first kid
to reel in a big fish. The adult world record
for striped bass was also caught in New Jersey. So, who here has the best fish story?
Puppetry of the Penis: Tackle Happy (2001)
Any Australian Metafilterians care to explain this? I found a rave review of this DVD on Amazon.com's Future Bestseller's list. "Organ Origami", "The Fine Art of Genital Manipulation" and "Performances with Road Companies at Major Festivals Throughout The World"? I think the world's citizen's are owed an explanation.