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Rubikcubism

Here’s a follow up to that Rubik’s Cube art post from the other day. It’s pretty incredible. According to the video this kind of artistic endeavour is called rubikcubism.

The video was in the original post – but something didn’t quite work and it’s worthy of its own post. Apologies if you’ve seen it already.

Creature Features: Pygmy Jerboa

When it comes to internet phenomenons I don’t normally go for “cute”, and I’m not one of those animal people – unless the animal tastes good. But this little critter is awesome. It’s a Pygmy Jerboa. Robyn will no doubt now ask me to get one as a pet…

My old old man

We’re in Brisbane this weekend to celebrate dad’s 50th (which was a couple of weeks ago). I made this video. It’s now on YouTube.

Happy belated birthday dad.

YouTube Twosday: Segway segue

Lets face it. Despite my constant references to the gyroscopic personal transport device Segways have not taken the world by storm.

Perhaps the underlying technology was just not used to its full potential. Maybe. Just maybe. Someone should have considered how much more awesome a segway would have been were it based on an octopus. With tentacles instead of wheels. What do you mean someone has already done that?  Why are all the good ideas taken? It’s called the Cajun Crawler – and here it is in action…

YouTube Tuesday: Super Smashing Pumpkins Brothers

The Smashing Pumpkins have been one of my favourite bands since Ben introduced me to them in grade 11. He incessantly talked about them. They were impossible to avoid.

Super Mario Brothers is one of my favourite games of all time. How can you not enjoy taking the guise of a plumber and running around a world full of walking fungus and drain pipes filled with treasure?

So combining the two is pure awesomeness.

YouTube Tuesday: A video about ping pong

The thing is, and I don’t want to spoil it for you if you haven’t watched it yet, he isn’t even celebrating winning the game…

This did remind me of the opening scene from Baseketball. Which I dug up – as a bonus.

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What would Jesus watch?

It’s an age old question – as old as moving pictures. But I’m not going to dwell on it now – except to say: Not this. I think it’s safe to assume Jesus has taste. 

Here’s a pretty scathing review from Christ and Pop Culture. This is real. And it is a complete ripoff of High School Musical.

Here’s the trailer from YouTube.

Sadly, it’s probably not the worst Christian kid’s programming on YouTube. No, that probably goes to this one:

Like everyone else – I laughed lots when John Safran pitched “Extreme Mormons” in John Safran vs God.

But it turns out the orthodox Christian church isn’t much better when it comes to sheltering Christians from pop culture. Because we all know that Disney’s High School Musical is dangerous. It contains dancing. Oh, so does Sunday School Musical.

Awesome skillz

“You know, like nunchuku skills, bow hunting skills, computer hacking skills… Girls only want boyfriends who have great skills.”

Not since Napoleon Dynamite waxed lyrical about the virtues of the nunchuck have the ancient ninja weapon been so cool. Ok, I guess when Bruce Lee played ping pong with them they were cool too:

But butane lighter/flashlight combo cool? No way. These were so cool they’re now discontinued. Out of spiteful awesomeness.

nunchucks

We will become silhouettes

Silhouette is a fun word to write. The title of this post is also a great song by the Postal Service. I don’t blog about music enough. You should check out the Postal Service. They’re quite literally one part Death Cab for Cutie, one part awesome.  

The etymological source of their name is quite awesome too. Here’s the story from wikipedia:

“The band’s name was chosen due to the way in which they produced its songs. Tamborello wrote and performed instrumental tracks and then sent the DATs to Gibbard, who edited the song as he saw fit (adding his vocals along the way), sending them back to Tamborello via theUnited States Postal Service.”

Here’s the video clip.

They also famously signed a distribution deal with the Postal Service during a legal challenge over their name. 

That’s a very long, and tangential introduction to the real purpose of this post – a great collection of silhouette art. It’s clever, and it’s the kind of thing I’d like to hang on my wall. You can buy them as framed prints. Check out my favourites:

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