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.

The Vogue Princesses

Dante Tyler‘s mock-up Vogue covers featuring Disney Princesses as glamazonian models is at first funny, then a bit unsettling. With Pocahontas as a fierce Beyonce look-alike and Belle staring smoky-eyed from behind her top five novel recommendations, you have to wonder how far removed the marketing plans for Vogue and Disney really are from one another.

 

New Condoms is devoted to repurposing well-known brand slogans into the context of condoms just for your pleasure. The results are somewhat hilarious…

The world’s largest salt flat is located in Salar de’Uyuni, Bolivia. During the rainy season the water turns it into the world’s largest mirror. The reflection of the sky creates a sense of infinity, like you’re walking among clouds.

Banksy is a well-known English graffiti artist, possibly named Robert Banks. His artworks are often satirical pieces of art which encompass topics from politics, culture, and ethics. His street art, which combines graffiti with a distinctive stenciling technique, has appeared in London and in cities around the world.

Possibly born in Bristol in 1974, Banksy began as a freehand artist before switching to stenciling around the year 2000; his anti-war, anti-establishment and pro-freedom graffiti images began springing up on city walls in the late 1990′s. Although he has given numerous interviews and even published several books, Banksy’s true identity remains unknown.