Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Opening Credits Finally Get Their Respect

Did you ever realize the time and dedication of the opening to a movie? Sure most of the budget and talent for movies goes into hiring the big name stars and blowing up oil tankers, but there really is an art to some opening credits. It sets up the movie and gets you ready for the ride your about to take.

This blog goes into the detail of all the hard work that goes into the credits. From the type of camera they used to the way they shot it or storyboarded out the ideas. It’s incredible the detail that often gets overlooked.

One of my favorite opening credits is to Tenacious D and the Pick of Destiny, it’s so epic and rocking and I love the devilish Tarot card theme.

Check out the blog dedicated to the first few minutes of movies right here.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

More Simpsons Characters

A few years back The Simspons released a poster featuring a huge cast of characters from their ever expanding line-up. For the release of their 20th season premier on DVD they have released another poster with even more of their lovable yellow characters. Check out an even larger version of the poster here.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Hey Disney, are you cool?

So today Disney unleashed a slew of cool new updates from some of their big movies next year.

The first being a god-awful concept starring a god-awful actor from a (more times than not) god-awful producer. Why make an awesome cartoon segment like Mickey Mouse fighting magic broomsticks and turn it into a movie starring Nic Cage.

The second is an awesome new poster from their Tron sequel. Top Notch right?

So the question is, hey Disney, are you cool?

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

I Got a Second Interview

My color will be yellow and my name choices are Masaccio, Brunelleschi, Titian, Tintoretto, Bellini, Botticelli, Caravaggio, Ghiberti
or Giotto.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Why you Gotta Be So Sexy Mr. Peanut?

Every once in a while a brand gets stale and they need something to add freshness to it’s less relevant brand identity. Such is the case with Sun Maid Raisins as they decided to make the raisin girl a bit “saucier.”

Here are a few more brands that needed to sex up their image.

"Damn girl! Why you gotta be so sexy with that strawberry"

"You such a tease you magic pixie."

"Your coffee is truly as sexy as your mustache."

"Yeah, teach me Spanish you dirty girl."

Also on deck are planned updates to Mr. Peanut (no!!!!) and (get ready for it) a new sexier and younger Foreigner for I Can't believe It's not Butter to replace Fabio.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Movie stars being movie stars while not being movie stars

I wish this magazine wasn't so geektacular, but every once in a while they have such a gem of a feature. They had that amazing find the 50 movies which I posted earlier this year. Now they have a great little gallery of recreated famous movie scenes with the original actors out of costume. Here are a few of my favorites, but check out their site for the full gallery.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Finding Urine in Unexpected Places

One of the joys of life has got to be using public restrooms. They’re disgusting, smelly, and usually full of some sort of hidden surprise.
Take for instance today as I walked into the restroom to relieve myself from the mornings coffee. Somehow, someone had managed to get urine all over the freshly whitened porcelain. But not on the sides or the bottom where it would make sense, but on top. Where the flusher is.

Now at first thought you may glance over this as, yes disgusting, but just another joyful moment of using a public washroom. However if you really think about it, like I did, it’s really quiet an amazing feat.
This could have transpired in a multitude of ways, but I’ve narrowed it down to three very unique possibilities.

The urinator has one of those pee’s on deck that are so powerful it causes a stiff penis, not a boner, but a pee-boner. They must stick it up in their boxers to avoid being seen in a meeting with their massive uri-ner. Now once they relieve themselves they don’t quiet have the time to bend it down into the urinal trough, but instead end up peeing straight up, where a dabble lands on the top portion of the urinal (see figure 1).


The urinator has a very powerful stream. I’m talking gunshot speed. The urinator has their pee aimed somewhat down and their powerful pee stream ricochet’s off the back of the urinat off their chest and onto the top of the urinal, leaving them slightly embarrassed and requiring fifteen minutes of cleanup to avoid smelling like Chicago’s Red Line. (See figure 2).


Finally the urinator has a problem with playing with himself while urinating, and really that’s not so much of a problem as many people find themselves doing this from time to time. They shape the outline of the urinal cake, they try to fill up the pool, they spell their name. Well, as they were “playing with pee” they got distracted and let go for a brief second, squirting everywhere with tiny pee molecules, which collected and formed said urine puddle on top of the urinal.

Three Hypothesis. Any other ideas? Feel free to share.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Space Water

Ok, so all weekend I’ve had something on my mind. It’s been bugging me ever since I first read about it and I can’t seem to get it out of my brain.

Water is officially on the Moon. Our Moon, which we have been to dozens of times, has water on it. Now while being an incredible discovery that will surely lead to much more research to learn more, there are a few things, that have me concerned.

1. One of the articles I read said we could now consider taking the moon water and use it for Earth. Why??? We have water on Earth. In fact it covers 71% of our surface. Do we need to risk destroying our crater-faced friend just to get a few extra gallons of water? Plus, last time I checked, flights to the Moon are a bit pricy ($100 million roughly) So unless this Moon water cures cancer, or is the real location of The Fountain of Youth (Which would explain why Pounce de Leon never found it), I see no reason to potentially destroy our planet for a few glasses of refreshing space water.

2. What if there are tiny little creatures in that water? They could be tiny microbial creatures, but what if there are like Space jellyfish, or sharks deep within the core of the Moon? If we did find life in that water, is it Alien? If it is that’s totally amazing and freaky-deeky.
3. Last time I checked the Moon has no Oxygen, yet my high school Chemistry teacher taught me that water is two parts Hydrogen, and one part Oxygen. Something’s not right with this. Is the inside of the moon full of oxygen?
4. If there is water on the moon, how many years til there will be a moon water park. Because that would kick ass.

I’m excited to follow this story and see what develops, and if everything works out as planned, we’ll al be inner-tubing some craters soon enough.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Clash of the Trailers

It’s been a while since I posted something, but having a real job isn’t like having an internship. You actually have real assignments, real meetings to go to, and real deadlines. But attendance disregarded, let’s move on.

Last weekend I watched the original Clash of the Titans with my lady. And by watched, I mean fell asleep for a half hour during it. Before playing it we had n idea when it was made. Based on when we remembered first seeing it, special effects and overall feel of the movie, we placed the date of this movie as early 70’s at best. What a surprise it was to find out this was made in 1981, three years away from Ghostbusters, after Star Wars, and right around the time when Indiana Jones started kicking Ass. We were dumbstruck by how bad this movie looked considering the greatness around the time period.

Now of course Hollywood is ready to give us the remake it (and in this case I truly do think it does) deserves. Here is the epic trailer for the remake of Clash of the Titans.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Spooky Cast

A pseudopod are are temporary projections of eukaryotic cells. This is what they sometimes look like.

Pseudopod is a horror story podcast where user submitted stories are professionally read by creepy throated storytellers. This is what pseudopod looks like.

I strongly suggest a listen despite the fact that Halloween is over and we're all a bit "spooked out." Check out the link and give it a shot.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Crazy People have Good Grammar

Remember a few weeks ago when I was talking about all the horrible things that Facebook has to offer? Well today I found perhaps my favorite part of Facebook.

When you are friends with a decently intelligent person who has somewhat similar interests as you, it’s an amazing way to share and discover incredible new things. And the great thing about it, is you don’t even have to necessarily know the person who posted it. Because Facebook networks everyone, you can see posts from people who aren’t even friends.

An example is this fantastic blog Emails From Crazy People. This site takes incredibly ridiculous emails sent to or mailed by people who are a bit on the iffy side.

Check out a few, and make sure to visit the site.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Stuff You Should Know

What’s really a hangover? Do toads really cause warts? Are there really dead bodies on Mt. Everest?

Two great hosts who seem to know everything, take you through a real persons description of things an everyday person should know. Interesting talking points for your next party or a great way to pick up chicks, all within a half hour. Check it out.

They also have several other great informative, brain growing podcasts like stuff you missed in history class and Brain stuff (A super short version full of fun facts).

Friday, October 16, 2009

The Crazy Things that Pet Owners Do

Working on cat food has let me come across some very odd things that pet owners do to shore their love and affection. I am hearby starting a new feature where every Friday I bring you one of these crazy pet owner things.

The first:
Clown cat.
Piss your cat off on Halloween too!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Tarantino isn't the only one who can mash up genres

I love when people mix and match different genres. Especially when they mash up a classic genre with a relatively new movie. Obviously this is how Tarantino makes movies (I just saw Inglorious Basterds and loved the Spaghetti Western feel), but many people besides ludicrous, over zealous filmmakers do this all the time.

Take this for example. Spider-Noir

Also Count Batman

Also sometimes creative people get bored so they insert their favorite character into another movie. Here are a few that i enjoyed.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Shit You Can't Regift

Let me first start out by saying I love Facebook. It’s great for keeping up to date with people far away from me, which is basically everyone now, and a fun way to stalk people without getting those pesky restraining orders. However there are several things about Facebook that I would be thrilled if they got rid of.

First thing I’d like to get rid of, are the Facebook quizzes. Sure at first I enjoyed taking a quiz to find out what horror movie character would kill me. Then I grew up. I don’t mind seeing a few in the news bulletins, some I even find humorous, but when the same person does thirty quizzes in a row and posts every single result, it clogs up my news feed and starts to piss me off a bit.

Second thing I hate about Facebook are the stupid gifts. Kara has given you a piece of sushi! Ben has given you a cup of coffee! Unless you’re actually giving me things in real life, I don’t care. And what are the rules for re-gifting and not giving back. Do I have to gather enough credits, clicking and annoying all my friends, just to give you a butterfly because you were bored at work last Tuesday and decided to give me a bumblebee?

Facebook might as well be called amateur night. Unless you’re a comedian and have aspirations to try stand-up comedy, don’t use Facebook to muse poetically, or try to write funny quips on your wall for people to “like (thumbs up). You’re not a comedian and you’re not a tortured poet, so stop pretending you are.

Finally,(though I could go on forever with all the things that annoy me about Facebook) people that don’t understand how Facebook works. There is a difference between sending a mail message and writing on your wall. It’s not hard to figure it out, so figure it out; it’s not MySpace for a reason people.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Food Flags

A very, very cool idea executed perfectly. Australian Advertising Agency, WHYBIN/TBWA made these flags out of the regional food from that Country.








South Korea





What exactly would an American Flag look like? Hamburgers don't really make good stripes and stars.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Best Halloween Costumes

Another great part of Halloween is the creativity that people put into their costumes. I never, ever will buy a store brand costume, the beauty of it is making your own. Here are few exceptionally awesome costumes to inspire your own Halloween creations.