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Monstrous, Angelic, Unusual Bridge Sculptures

“QUANTUM SHOT” #801 Link – article by Simon Rose and Avi Abrams Monstrous, Angelic or Just Plain Weird – Unusual Bridge Sculptures, Part One There are bridges in every country, all over the world, each one serving a very functional purpose, so it’s nice to know that some of the [...]

Niche Blogs for the Dog Days of August

Are you tired of the Olympics already? Are you tired of U.S. presidential election news? Are you bogged down with back-to-school preparations? The maybe you need some lighthearted distraction! Of course, you’ll always find interesting and informative posts at mental_floss, but in addition, here are some wacky and oddly specific blogs that might bring you [...]

Andrew W.K.’s Cheesy Custom Guitar

What could possibly make Andrew W.K.’s already cheesy persona even cheesier? A custom made guitar that looks like a big ol’ sloppy slice of NYC pizza pie, that’s what! Andrew built and painted the guitar as an homage to one of his fav foods, and he made sure to include his favorite topping on the pizza- [...]

40 Awesome Tributes to Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad might not be a comedy, but we think these fan tributes are pretty funny. “BREAKING BADMAN: Heisenberg & Pinkman” by Brian Lipko Left: “Breaking Baddies” by Smapte at Xanadoodle Right: Bruce Lowell (bruceywan) at Flickr Alex Jones (“Orion Pax”) at Flickr someecards.com Renae DuHaime (RenDuH) at Craftster Kyle Hilton at Flannel Animal Kyle Hilton at Flannel Animal Left: Trent Reznor as [...]

17 Famous Literary Characters Almost Named Something Else

“Bladorthin the Grey” just doesn’t have the same ring to it as “Gandalf the Grey,” does it? Good thing J.R.R. Tolkien decided to do some name swapping. Turns out he’s in good company: here’s the story of Gandalf and other famous characters who experienced an identity change before publication. 1. The only Pevensie child [...]

The Little Library Project

Would you install a tiny library outside of your house? Sure someone might just take the books without putting out new ones, but if you’ve already read them and weren’t going to do anything with them, does that really matter? If you’re interested in putting out your own library then you too can join the Little [...]

SOLIPSIST

(vimeo link) SOLIPSIST is an experimental film by Andrew Thomas Huang that won the the Special Jury Prize for Experimental Short at the Slamdance 2012 film festival. It’s a colorful special effects mix of live action, animation, computer effects, and imagination. No doubt, many, many hours of work went into it. -Thanks, Andrew!

T-Rex Sculpture Made Out Of Recycled Metal Parts

As if T-Rex, the big daddy of dinosaurs with a serious appetite to match, isn’t badass enough in the scaly flesh, now he’s been built out of scrap metal parts by sculptor Andrew Chase. And, while this over two foot tall, and six foot long, metal sculpture is far from life sized, he would be no [...]

Summer Job Working At An Indian Call Center

What did you do for a summer job? Andrew Marantz got himself something quite unique: he worked at an Indian call center. Did you get your printer fixed over the phone? Talked to someone about refinancing your mortgage? Perhaps you’ve spoken to someone like him. Andrew told his tale over at Mother Jones, which includes some [...]

Michael J. Fox’s Middle Name is Andrew

Image credit: Maureen Donaldson/Getty Images Michael J. Fox was born 50 years ago today. But as Stacy Conradt once told us, he wasn’t Michael J. back then. He was Michael A. Fox, for Andrew. There was already a Michael Fox in the Screen Actors Guild, so I suppose Michael decided “J.” sounded better than “A,” eh? To [...]