Tuesday, 21 October 2014
From a height of three meters, porcelain figurines are dropped on the ground, and the sound they make when they hit trips the shutter release. The result: razor-sharp images of disturbing beauty—temporary sculptures made visible to the human eye by high-speed photography technology. The porcelain statuette bursting into pieces isn’t what really captures the attention; the fascination lies in the genesis of a dynamic figure that replaces the static pose. In contrast to the inertness of the intact kitsch figurines Klimas started out with, the photographs of their destruction possess a powerfully narrative character.
[Image and caption found here. More at the link.]
Monday, 20 October 2014
There are exactly three urinals in that restroom that I would never use.
[Found in here.]
Saturday, 18 October 2014
The Yoshida Brothers rock. Here’s their Wiki entry if you’re curious. [via]
Mean Mary James rips traditional song “Cripple Creek” on banjo live at WPRK. You want a faster version? You won’t find it.
Sarah Jarosz on mandolin, with Alex Hargreaves on fiddle and Nathaniel Smith on cello, recorded April 2010, is a nice version of Tom Wait‘s song from “Mule Variations” (1999). Personally, I like Waits’ version better because gravel and petunias work for me on happy songs.
There are some great tunes hidden in the back of Tom Waits’ attic under the Swanson TV Dinner trays, matchbox covers, PEZ dispensers and Bazooka Joe coupons for free 6-inch long telescopes.
Have a great weekend, folks. We’re gonna post something else that’s completely inane tomorrow.
Friday, 17 October 2014
[Found here, here and here.]
Wednesday, 15 October 2014
Stumped for a costume? Be a bitch with zits.
Years ago, had I attempted this simple costume, I’d have figured out a way to load the zits with shaving cream so I could pop them.
[Stockphoto found here.]
Tuesday, 14 October 2014
This is NOT a photoshop as far as you know.
[Images found here and here.]
Monday, 13 October 2014
“… so we got a whole week of bad luck.”
[The Friday the 13th snark was coopted from Walt Kelly's classic comic strip Pogo. Image from here - it's a charcoal sketch by Vincent Van Gogh captioned "Worn Out: At Eternity's Gate."]
Sunday, 12 October 2014
Horse rocks out to crappy dance music [via].
“Welcome to Kansas: Not as Flat as Delaware!”
How to multiply numerals with multiple digits graphically. Very cool. Now I can get rid of my TI Datamath.
Sorry to have to state the obvious, but the people who marched for “Climate Change” are idiots.
Interesting timelapse of Arizona weather [via].
Planets inside water droplets.
A Tribute to Pugsley Addams.
Very cool audio/visual display of pendulum motion [via]. Visual demo of sound waves, mathematical sine wave congruences, electronics, physics, gravity, art and bowling all in one. Surprising stuff happens about 1:00 in. There’s medical info in the video as well – one of the kids has whooping cough. I haven’t heard that sound since I was in 3rd grade. [A screencap of the video is the source of the top image.]