Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The Dance of the Flight Attendant

I am a big fan of cartoon/comic/line art. Here is one panel from a very graceful description of the flight attendant's ballet during the safety lecture that takes place all the time, all around the world. There are probably thousands happening right now.

Click the picture below to view the entire performance.

By Jen Wang
Here is another one that I like from Wang, Touch Food

1960's Batman Special Effects

Like many of my generation, we grew up loving the old 60's Batman series. As a kid, I never realized how tongue-in-cheek it was. I just thought it was really cool. The one thing they never got by me was the fact that they shot the climbing scenes with the camera tilted on its side. I did always wonder, "...why just one rope?".

A few years ago I bout the 60's series movie for my then 4 year-old daughter. You know, the one where while on the Bat-copter ladder over the ocean, a shark grabs onto Batman's leg. He can't shake it off until Robin puts the Bat-copter on automatic pilot, hangs upside-down and hands Batman the Bat-Shark-Repellent. I asked my daughter if that was a real shark. She said "No!", like I was stupid. Maybe I am, because I could see my child self arguing with the school yard kids that it was real. I don't know if I thought it was real but I am sure I wanted it to be.

See the full photo.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Funk Water Tower

Originally uploaded by phoenix firestarter
I think I might like living in this town.

Funk Ambigram

For those who may not know, an ambigram is a graphical representation of a word that is exactly the same when viewed right-side-up and up-side-down.
I found this one spelling Funk, one of my favorite words. defines ambigrams as such:

"An ambigram, also sometimes known as an inversion, is a graphical figure that spells out a word not only in its form as presented, but also in another direction or orientation. The text can also consist of a few words, and the the text spelled out in the other direction or orientation is often the same, but can also be a different text. Douglas R. Hofstadter describes an ambigram as a "calligraphic design that manages to squeeze two different readings into the selfsame set of curves."..."

Check out NastyBasty's Flickr Photostream for more.

Friday, August 1, 2008

There Is Something Strange Here

I find it strange to see a Hummer with a handicap tag. Nothing really wrong with it, just wierd.

I took this picture myself, it's not Photoshoped except to hide identifying numbers.

Have You Ever Really Listened To Cheese?

Listen closely to the Cheese Master my friends, and he will tell you the aged tale of the Cheese-producing algorithm. Seriously, go check out my friend's interesting site and find out all you didn't know about cheese and it's relationship to sound and music.

"Q: What is this thing you call “CheeseCast?”
A: The CheeseCast is a live stream of random 0’s and 1’s. It is being generated in real time by a home-made Cheese-producing algorithm. It is not pre-packaged Cheese product streaming off some stale server."

Click for the CheeseCast