Archive for Visual Evidence

You Know You Have Problems When …

… even your “it’s broken” page is broken.

Realistic Umbilical Cord iPhone Charger

I have no idea what to say about this. It’s an iPhone charging cord shaped in the form of an ultra-realistic umbilical cord with the phone embedded in a throbbing placenta.

Really. Click on the link if you want to see more, including pulsating video.

Yikes.

We Are Not The Dead

This is photojournalism at its absolute best. Raw portraits of soldiers before, during, and after their deployments to Iraq. Powerful enough on their own, but when combined with the near-forgotten art of real journalism – recording the thoughts of the subjects and letting them stand on their own – this moves into the realm of truly outstanding. Everyone who tries to understand anything about the Afghan conflict should start with this and look long and hard at the eyes in the “after” photos.

Bloody brilliant.

Free Postcard Day – February 7, 2012

The folks at Sincerely, Ink are running a promotion on February 7, 2012 to give all of the users of their partner apps their a free postcard. Free, as in beer. No lie. Just use any of the apps listed here (regular readers of this blog will recognize Colour Effects, Halftone, and Postagram as recurring favorites) and you will be able to send one awesome postcard on the company’s dime.

And that’s it. No snarky comments, no half-baked witticisms, none of the dreck you I usually fill space with. Just something fun and free. So get busy and make someone’s day.

Just Say Moe

Three words: Bring it on.

Finally! Official LEGO Lord Of The Rings Minifig Goodness!

I have no illusions about my writing skill. I know that I am not one of the great wordsmiths of our generation – or, quite frankly, any generation – but I do have what I would consider a basic competence in this arena. However, limitations or no, there is absolutely nothing I could write that would even begin to let you know how stoked I am about this.

Nothing.

After months of hints and oodles of blurry might-be-real-might-be-not photos of supposed packaging and designs, the LEGO people have released the official images of the first sets of their Lord Of The Rings mini figures. To say that these are cool is probably the understatement of the century.

LEGO LOTR Minifigs - The Fellowship

The Fellowship Of The Ring

These are a total home run in every sense of the word. It’s a toss-up as to what is the single most awesome bit – the scowls on Boromir and Aragorn, the faceless void under the cowl of the ringwraith, or the groovy waistcoats on the hobbits.

LEGO LOTR Minifigs - The Forces Of Sauron

Sauron's Assorted Mopes

And I must have, no matter what, a full-size print of this sweet Gollum “movie poster”. Wow.

LEGO LOTR Promotional Poster Featuring Gollum

My precious ...

Happy Birthday, Rat & Pig

Pearls Before Swine is the best comic strip in the newspapers today. I never saw the very first strip, but Stephan Pastis was awesome enough to repost it on his blog over the weekend. And it explains a lot.

A lot.

Pearls Before Swine -First Ever Strip

Ice Cream Sandwich User Security

A modern comedy in three acts:

Act 1: Twitter, October 18.

Act 2: Twitter, October 19.

Act 3: YouTube, November 8:

Rubik’s Cube Extreme

Can you juggle? Yeah? Can you solve Rubik’s Cube? Yeah? Can you do both at the same freaking time?

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He can.

CSI: Legoland

No description needed. It’s freaking CSI: Legoland!