Archive for July, 2011

The Precious…

Posted: 30th July 2011 by 7ucyClark in cultural, humor, movies

there is nothing that I can add to this… I can only pass it on found via Super Punch

I Am Both Intrigued…

Posted: 30th July 2011 by 7ucyClark in cultural, movies, travel

and alarmed. Universal Studios is looking to branch out.  Apparently not content to monopolize the wizardly world, they’re looking to capture the realm of torture porn. If this report is accurate (and the source appears to be Universal Studios…) they’re planning a Hostel themed maze.  That is: a maze (something difficult to escape from), base […]

The Force Is Strong In This One…

Posted: 30th July 2011 by 7ucyClark in cultural, design, geek stuff, movies

Artist Peter de Séve created this [moving, quite frankly…] illustration for the Star Wars Visions collection. I don’t think that I’ve ever seen anything so visually poetic. Incidentally? de Séve is the fellow who designed Scrat– the best part of the Ice Age films. via Scott Beale/Laughing Squid

The Anatomy of Childhood Icons

Posted: 30th July 2011 by 7ucyClark in cultural, design, geek stuff, the List

Jason Freeny is a an artist with some interesting perspectives. His style looks a bit like a mix of Robert Williams and Ed Roth (heavy on the Williams). The recurring theme with his work is that he doesn’t restrict himself to the project’s surface; in a great many pieces, both drawing and sculpture, Freeny describes […]

Mr. Hawthorne Would Like a Word…

Posted: 30th July 2011 by 7ucyClark in cultural, not a sports blog, tv

So, there’s this program on MTV called Bully Beatdown.  I’d heard of it… a friend of mine is rather fond the show (the whole ‘comeuppance’ thing appeals to her; scarred past, I imagine). Honestly, the way she described it to me sounded pretty cool… victims contact the producers, and the TV show approaches the offending […]

Pie-day

Posted: 29th July 2011 by affehaus in food stuffs, review

Todays Pie: apple The crust was another in a long run of perfect crusts… a character and flavor that would stand as a treat on its own. The only thing it couldn’t do was stand up to the pie mangler’s ministrations (that’s not a fault of the crust, but rather ta testament to the mangler’s […]

meta costuming

Posted: 28th July 2011 by 7ucyClark in cultural, geek stuff, tv

Molly Quinn, dressed as Malcom Reynolds. She’s doing the whole ‘dress for Comic Con’ thing. Now… anyone dressed as Capt. Reynolds is automatically, by its very nature cool; what makes this exponentially cool is that Ms Quinn is the actress who plays Alexis Castle on the not-quite eponymous TV program; Alexis, naturally, being the daughter […]

T-shirt Harvest

Posted: 28th July 2011 by 7ucyClark in cultural, design, geek stuff, humor, things I need

Pretty good crop today… from Woot, you can pick up the Black Knight Coat of [no] Arms, by Kari Fry I particularly like the way the jets of blood turn into heraldic flourishes.   and over at Ript, they’re selling the Mordörhead tour shirt, by Heartjack…     and the advent of these t-shirts see […]

“I’d Buy That for a Dollar!”

Posted: 27th July 2011 by 7ucyClark in book, cultural, geek stuff, movies

At dinner recently, I’d mentioned that I’d learned the movie Idiocracy was based on The Marching Morons, a short story by C. M. Korbluth… and a friend of mine volunteered that he had an anthology in which this story was collected. So I read it, and by-golly, but there are many cultural touchstones that appear […]

Everyday…

Posted: 27th July 2011 by 7ucyClark in book, design, geek stuff, the List

I’m forced to add a new person to the list of people I hate. This is a jealous hate, mind you; nothing personal, beyond the fact that these people are gifted in someway that causes my spleen to go all Krakatoa. Meet Mr. Wesely Remory. He’s currently crafting a sort of Necronomicon. Hand written and […]