Tag Archives | Famous

…Automations can tase too?

Don't Tase Me Bro

Jon Haddock’s Don’t Tase Me Bro, a hand cranked Automaton of Andrew Meyer’s famous incident, is probably the best use of wood, casein and paper mache that I’ve ever seen:

[Via: MAKE]

…South by Southwest wants to give you free music?

SXSW Music

If you couldn’t make it to South by Southwest (aka #SXSW for the Twitter-ites) but you still want to keep up with all the latest and greatest in the semi-undiscovered music scene, then check out the fully legal, DRM-free, RIA-safe collection of music that’s been released by the festival’s promoters through the torrent world.

The torrent, which is the fifth such collection to be put out on the ‘net, contains more than 6 GB of music, or 1267 MP3s spanning multiple genres and levels of famous-ity.

Granted, not everything is going to match your specific tastes, but there are plenty of songs to try out, so open your mind and be prepared to discover, because you never know what’s going to be the next big thing.

(Just one warning: There are so many songs here that it will probably crush your current collection of music, and if you try to use the random function on your MP3 player ever again, you’ll still end up listening to 10 SXSW songs between every normal song, so be prepared. Not that that’s a bad thing, just don’t expect your best of Michael Jackson collection to string together like it used to ever again.)

[SXSW Collection]

[Via: Torrent Freak]

…It’s Website Wednesday: Film the Blanks?

Film The Blanks

Film the Blanks is “an ongoing experiment in deconstructing and abstracting film posters”.

The blog’s author takes famous, and not so famous movie posters, abstracts them, gives you a clue, and then your goal is to guess in the comments what movie the poster is from.

With projects like this, I think it’s interesting to see just how much information you can actually remove from something without loosing the meaning of that thing, so click over and see how many you can recognize.

[Film The Blanks]

…It’s Things Thursday: Headhoods?

Headhoods

Headhoods are ‘meticulously designed and hand-printed’ hoodies that feature profiles of famous people on the side so that when your hood is on, you can hide from the world and stare back at it at the same time.

Headhoods Detail

They’re also made by ‘one devoted individual in his bustling studio located in a not so desirable part of Brooklyn, New York’ who got the idea ‘from a good coffee buzz’.

[Headhoods]

[Via: Josh Spear]

…Flickr is reenacting the Far Side?

Far Side Reenactment

Fans of Gary Larson and his Far Side comics should appreciate the Far Side Reenactments pool on Flickr.

In it, fans recreate their favorite comics using original or retouched photos that mimic Larson’s famous drawings, and the results are often impressively accurate and surprisingly funny.

[Flickr – Far Side Reenactment Pool]

[Photo Via: Capt. Tim]