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…It’s Movie Monday: Marry Me?

Marry Me

Marry Me is a cute short about “a little girl who likes a little boy and a little boy who likes his BMX bike”.

It was directed by Michelle Lehman, and was actually inspired by the true story of how a 5-year-old Michelle would chase a boy named Jason Mahooney around their school in a pretend wedding dress. (Her mother’s nightie.)

It was also the winner of last year’s Tropfest Australia film festival, features a rather sweet mullet, and is definitely worth a watch:

…Cookie Composites make beautiful helmets?

Cookie Composites ROK

During an Australian vacation, I had a chance to stop by the Cookie Composites shop with a friend that’s an active skydiver so that he could pick up a new lens for his skydive helmet/camera rig.

Seeing this small company that operates on a global scale up close and personal really gave me an appreciation for their hands on approach and handmade quality. Each piece is made with precision and care, and they were happy to show us around even though we showed up at their door essentially unannounced.

Cookie Composites ROK Design

In 2006, Cookie Composites decided to reshape their brand, and hired a team of media and advertisement specialists to develop the brand’s new values. During that time, Ricardo Sa Freire was brought on to develop a range of new helmets that would translate those new values into a signature shape for their new products, and he shared that process online.

The ROK helmet is what came out of that process, and it’s a helmet designed for swoop canopy divers and base jumpers, with air intakes in both sides that are used to measure the speed through the sound of the wind.

Cookie Composites ROK Detail

Since the process behind the end result is no less impressive than what they created, it’s a fantastic read that gives you a glimpse into the world and work of a real designer as he creates a product that is designed to look good, save lives, and function in some of the most extreme environments imaginable.

[Cookie Composites]

[Ricardo Sa Freire]

[Via: NOTCOT]

…It’s Movie Monday: Mankind Is No Island?

Mankind Is No Island

Tropfest is the world’s largest short film festival.

Founded at Sydney’s Tropicana café in 1993, it now has an attendance of over 150,000 in Australia each February, and thousands more in other cities through out the world at other local Tropfests.

This year, the $20,000 first prize at the Tropfest in New York went to a film called “Mankind Is No Island” which was shot entirely with a cell phone camera.

The music is perfect, the effect is simple yet powerful, and the end result is a very emotional film that challenges the way we look at the world.

Enjoy:

[Via: Lens Culture]

…You don’t have the balls to cook with testicles?

Testicle Cookbook

The Testicle Cookbook will have you cooking with balls in no time.

Seriously.

Serbian chef Ljubomir Erovic is releasing the book, which is sure to cause quite a bit of controversy as it shares his favorite testicle treats, such as Testicle Pizza, Testicle Goulash and White Wine Testicles.

According to chef Erovic,

    “The tastiest testicles in my opinion probably come from bulls, stallions or ostriches, although other people have their own favourites.”

In addition, testicles are rich in testosterone and are believed to be a powerful aphrodisiac in countries such as Serbia and China.

Again, to quote chef Erovic,

    “The best for aphrodisiac properties are sheep and stallion testicles.”

Don’t for a second think that Erovic is a nut off the street though. Since 2004, he as been the organizer behind the World Testicle Cooing Championship, held annually in Serbia, which draws in chefs from Australia, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Norway and Serbia. During the competition, over one metric tonne of testicles are prepared.

Think you’ve got what it takes to grab the bull by the balls and test out these recipes?

Don’t say I didn’t warn you:

If that isn’t enough, be sure to check out Complex for the top five private part dishes from around the world.

[Via: Complex]

…It’s Things Thursday: Waboba Ball?

Waboba BallThe Waboba Ball is a cool new invention that actually bounces on water.

Made of polyurethane with a lycra coating, the mix of different polyurethanes allows the ball to bounce along the surface of the water until it runs out of energy, at which point it just floats, waiting for you to pick it up and throw it again.

The Waboba Ball was perfected by the Swedish inventor Jan von Heland, and grew in popularity on the beaches of Australia.

According to Jan: “I first got the idea when I was throwing a frisbee upside down on the water trying to get it to bounce, I thought it would be good to get something that used the water to bounce off and began to experiment.”

[Waboba Ball]