Archive for August, 2011

What Goes Around Comes Around

Posted: 25th August 2011 by affehaus in cultural, design, geek stuff, movies, things I need

Darth Vapour, as seen at The Greatest Steampunk Exhibition. According to the display card, the piece “represents the Imperial aspirations of European powers in the 19th century.” So– Star Wars borrowed the design from the Germans… and the Europeans borrow it back.  Pretty cool execution. I want.   via Fashionably Geek  

Oh… This is Toooo Cool.

Posted: 25th August 2011 by affehaus in cultural, design, geek stuff, movies

It almost justifies breeding.  Almost. But, seriously? If I had spawn, I’d carry it everywhere just as an excuse to wear this. via Fashionably Geek

Feynman

Posted: 25th August 2011 by affehaus in book, comics, geek stuff, things I need

[Update]: the Girl in the Yellow Hat sent me this: The Big Idea, where Ottaviani speaks on the inspirations and challenges of creating the work. Thanks Girl. _________________ So– there’s this, from First Second Publishing. Ummm… I like comics.  And I’ve always heard that this Feynman fellow is worth reading about.  Honestly, his autobiography has […]

Umm… Yeah

Posted: 24th August 2011 by affehaus in comics, cultural, food stuffs, humor

This seems pretty accurate.   via Scott Beale/Laughing Squid

No Escape

Posted: 24th August 2011 by affehaus in games, geek stuff, movies

Fan-film of the Portal(esque) universe. It takes a little while to gain momentum… but once it does, it rolls with a pretty good head of steam.  And the production values are unbelievable.  What was their budget!? I’m thinking this was a ‘pitch’ film; whoever made this is trying to parlay their efforts into a feature-length […]

Lucy & I saw this when we were in Florida… For me, it evokes a number of images, none of which inspire me to go in the door. A dentist covered in ink? An orthodontist that specializes in enamel illustrating? Hervé Villechaiz’s animated corpse filling cavities? Umm… now that I think about it, that one […]

Nothing Like an Earthquake

Posted: 23rd August 2011 by 7ucyClark in miscellaneous

…to give one a firm appreciation of the stability of one’s dwelling. VA just had a 5.8, and we were able to ‘ride the wave’ all the way out here in Baltimore. Our apartment building has the structural integrity of Jello.  I am truly surprised it didn’t slide down the hill into traffic. Not disappointed, […]

OK Go, with a ‘Muppet’ theme

Posted: 23rd August 2011 by 7ucyClark in cultural, geek stuff, humor, music, tv

OK Go’s Muppet Show Theme Song, as heard on the Green Album now had a video.  It’s worth a watch. via Topless Robot

Want Want Want

Posted: 23rd August 2011 by 7ucyClark in design, things I need

Why should kids get all the fun toys? Alex Woolley designed this umbrella squirtgun… the concept is that rain filters in through the top to fill the reservoir for the gun. He calls it Encouraging Adults to Play in the Rain. I’d buy that for a dollar.         via Scott Beale/Laughing Squid

This could be fun…

Posted: 23rd August 2011 by 7ucyClark in games, geek stuff

Lucious: game where you play as devil spawn.  That, in itself, is interesting.  But the goal of the game is to eliminate all of the tenants in the house, using your demonic gifts.  Now that’s a concept I can embrace. Lucius is the son of the devil who has to clear the mansion of it’s […]