Archive for August, 2011

Why hide it, if you’re Hunter S. Thompson, you write a $ 2 million check and you write “Cocaine” in the memo field. 🙂

 

 

 

 

… as in a post-it art war which has been going on in France between the Ubisoft HQ and a bank across the street since July. And its getting artistic and weird.

Below is some of the action that is going on in France, and some simpler pieces that are popping up at this Tumblr, Post’It War.

A series of comparisons between the classic pinup girls and photos that have served as models for achieving them.

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In March 2011, artist Candy Chang has launched a public art project inviting passers by to chalk their own ending to the sentence: “Before I die I want to …” on a disused building in New Orleans that has been transformed into a giant chalkboard.

Before I Die” started life as part of an exhibition called Freeriding, by Subtext Projects in a gallery before taking to the streets. Chang selected a large, boarded-up corner building in New Orleans to transform into an enormous blackboard.

She recruited a gang of friends to help her to daub the building in chalkboard paint and then stencil the first part of the phrase over and over again onto each wall. Chalk holders attached to the wall meant that passers by could immediately pick up a piece of chalk to add their own aspirations. Responses ranged from the humorous to the profound, including “be a YouTube sensation”, “go 200 mph” and “be completely myself.”Chang was “blown away” by the outpouring of responses. The entire wall was filled out within 24 hours. Some of her favorite responses include “Before I die, I want to eat a salad with an alien” and “before I die I want to marry this person,” accompanied by an arrow pointing to the last response.

Here is the just released letter from Steve Jobs:

PRESS RELEASE: Letter from Steve Jobs

August 24, 2011–To the Apple Board of Directors and the Apple Community:

I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.

I hereby resign as CEO of Apple. I would like to serve, if the Board sees fit, as Chairman of the Board, director and Apple employee.

As far as my successor goes, I strongly recommend that we execute our succession plan and name Tim Cook as CEO of Apple.

I believe Apple’s brightest and most innovative days are ahead of it. And I look forward to watching and contributing to its success in a new role.

I have made some of the best friends of my life at Apple, and I thank you all for the many years of being able to work alongside you.

***

Now this the end of an era.

😐

for Apple…

Steve Jobs introducing Macintosh in 1984.

Notice how epic the song is. 🙂 Oh, and the tagline cracked me up: “MACINTOSH-INSANELY GREAT”  =))

Born in Abidjan, Ivory Coast and now living in Belgium, Ben Heine is an amazing artist who overlaps hand-drawn works of art with photos to create stunning images.

 

 

Everybody knows the internet is full of cats. It should be called caternet. It doesn’t even matter if they are real cats or cartoons or fiction cats or alien cats :)) Anyhoo, here’s one more proof of that.

Pop music favorites get the kitty cat treatment on the ‘Kitties and Bullsh*t’ Tumblr. Created by Sofia Falcon, the site showcases artwork that uses song lyrics and replaces key words with cat-themed lyrics. As Falcon explains on the blog, “I guess it’s like Al Yankovic, only all about cats.” The illustrations are simple but purrfectly hilarious.

 

So here are some of the “if you watch it backwards” memes.

If you watch Jaws backwards, it’s about a shark that throws up so many people, that they have to open a beach.

If you watch Mr. & Mrs. Smith backwards, it’s about two assassins who both decide to live a boring marriage life.

If you watch Pinocchio backwards, it’s about a boy who hangs out with a pedophile who turns him into a wooden puppet sex toy.

If you watch Osama Bin Laden’s life backwards, it’s about an ocean zombie who builds skyscrapers out of airplanes.

If you watch Dracula backwards, it’s about a blood donor with really strange methods who decides to return to his homeland Transylvania after saving people in England.

If you watch Lord of the Rings backwards, it’s about a midget that gets a ring from a volcano and spends 9 hours walking home.

If you watch The Blair Witch Project backwards, some guys leave their holiday cottage, hike through the woods, find a map and go home.

If you watch The Sound of Music backwards, Julie Andrews divorces her elderly husband, and plots to drive a wedge between him and his kids by boring them all shitless with her singing. Mission fulfilled, she fucks off and joins a convent.

If you watch Star Wars backwards, it’s about this guy who knows this chick is his sister, but wants to do her anyway.

If you watch World War II backwards, Hitler proves himself to be one of the greatest humanitarians who ever lived when he uses magical gas chambers to bring over six million Jews back to life, rebuilds half of Europe with his amazingly fast blitzkriegs and brings democracy to Germany.

If you watch Superman backwards, it is about a guy who flies around, putting people into precarious situations, then hiding.

If you watch Saw backwards, it is a truly amazing and touching story about one man providing countless limbs for the disabled.