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Archive for December, 2012

2012 In 4 Minutes

(YouTube link) Ryan James Yezak  edited together the events of 2012 into one quick-moving video -and there are a lot of events crammed in here!  -via Buzzfeed

Boba Fett Star Wars Hooded Bathrobe

Boba Fett Star Wars Hooded Bathrobe (front and back shown) Are you looking for the perfect robe to slip into after an exhausting day of bounty hunting? You need the Boba Fett Star Wars Hooded Bathrobe from the NeatoShop. This soft robe features incredible embroidered and appliqued details.  Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more [...]

The Blind Dog and His Seeing-Eye Cat

Here’s a story sure to melt your heart. When Judy Godfrey-Brown’s 8-year-old dog Terfel got cataracts and became blind, an unexpected animal came to its rescue. He got a seeing-eye cat! Eight-year-old Terfel kept bumping [...]

A History of Sequins from King Tut to the King of Pop

Thank goodness for New Year’s Eve parties, because for many of us, it’s the only excuse all year to wear a sequined dress! Sequins have been catching eyes since as least the time of King Tut. The monarch’s tomb held clothing with gold discs sewn right in! Not everyone could afford gold, but travelers sewed [...]

Urban Double Take

Mentalgassi, an art collective based in Berlin, Germany, recently installed pieces for a yearly Spanish photography festival. The group uses large photographs in outdoor urban settings, referencing objects in the environment of each installation in humorous ways.  See more images at Colossal. Link 

The Late Movies: Songs About Eagles Coach Andy Reid Getting Fired

I’ve mentioned several times that I’m from Philadelphia and while I’m not a big football fan, it’s awfully hard to miss the most talked-about story of the season: How awful the Eagles have been. For months, the city has been speculating that Coach Andy Reid would be out after 14 years heading the team without [...]

Little Shop of Horrors Skeleton by Tim Price

Tim Price of Forgotten Boneyard specializes in creating otherworldly skeleton sculptures from real animal skeletons. Take this one above, titled Audrii muscipula, which uses Mink vertebrae, box turtle shells, skunk skull, coyote teeth, and [...]

Mario Warfare Episode 2

(YouTube Link) We waited in anticipation for this series to debut, having nothing but a trailer to whet our appetite, and now like they promised Beat Down Boogie is bringing the goods with episode 2 of Mario Warfare! Things are getting mad real in the Mushroom Kingdom, will Mario and Luigi make it out before they lose [...]

The Best Pickpocket in the World

Photo: Martin Schoeller The first time magician Penn Jillette of Penn and Teller met Apollo Robbins, he was unimpressed. After all, pickpocket acts are a dime-a-dozen and Jillette already knew all their tricks. “Come [...]

Ringing in 1950

(YouTube link) This New Year greeting was shown in theaters among the pre-feature shorts in December of 1949. (via Nag on the Lake)