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Wouldn’t you like to be my neighbour?

06.11.2012

In: Movies & TV

We all need more neighbours like this. Symphony of Science’s John “Melodysheep” Boswell teamed up with PBS Digital Studios to produce “Garden Of Your Mind,” a remixing of the famed PBS television host and cultural icon Fred Rogers.

The video, which can be found on PBS Digital Studios’ YouTube channel , has received more than 600,000 views within a day of being released.

 

portraits in plastic

06.07.2012

In: general

Many have been immortalized in history using mediums including canvas, clay and oil but to those in the know the only way to go in the post modern word is to preserve the plasticity of our botoxed lives is by using the medium itself. Introducing portraits in plastic via Lego, Seen at Paul smith stores in the United States and available online by Sean Kenney.

nate berkus

nate berkus in lego

Jeff Bridges too big for role

05.24.2012

In: general, Movies & TV

n the movie Tron, Jeff Bridges filled out his computer outfit a little bit too much. The bulge of his crotch was too big, and he was forced to wear a dance belt to conceal it. A similar thing happened years later with Brandon Routh in the new Superman movie; in that case, his crotch was made smaller with computers.

Though the film itself was an initial failure, the arcade video games based on the movie were a great success. They actually out-grossed the film! The cult success to the movie led to Tron Legacy, which was released a couple of decades later!

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Jeff Bridges in Tron

Too big for role

mopop quote

05.22.2012

In: general

I’d never try to be that distinctive from the Bee Gees’ sound. I’m very proud of being a Bee Gee and am always aware that I’ll be identified as a Bee Gee.

—Robin Gibb

fresh up with 7-up camper

05.22.2012

In: general

7-up trailer

Underoos are back on top

05.15.2012

In: Design, fashion, general

Underoos, the infamous line of underwear for children and small adults alike, produced by the Fruit of the Loom company in the late seventies is back. Yes you heard it here first. Although updated for kids of today, the much adorned original line included a matching super hero top and bottom, resembling the likeness of characters from pop culture including superman, R2D2 and Wonder Woman. It was one of my favourite escapes (I’m not telling you which outfit I had). Like a superhero who wears their costume under their street clothing, Underoos empowered children to believe they had the ability to believe and do anything. Sort of like an earlier version of Oprah for underwear.
… When is the last time your Stanfields accomplished that?

Rubik’s Cube Commercial

04.23.2012

In: advertising, Toys

Gotta love the classic Rubik’s Cube commercial. It’s hard to believe that Newton can unravel the mysteries of gravity yet can’t figure out how to peel the stickers off and move them around to solve the puzzle;) Hey, is that a young Judge Judy?

New sour patch kids game sweet

04.15.2012

In: general, Toys

Like butter ‘flavoured’ popcorn at the movie theatre, the new sour patch video game is a sweet indulgent, if not slightly artificial nod to the candy aisle of the Friday night movies. Product endorsement aside, Sour Patch Kids Gone Sour is a sweet game of giddy indulgence. As you move from the dark seat of the theatre to the overly lit lighting of the candy stand, art imitates life in this new sweeter than reality game.

Like butter ‘flavoured’ popcorn at the movie theatre, the new sour patch video game is a sweet indulgent, if not slightly artificial nod to the candy aisle of the Friday night movies. Product endorsement aside, Sour Patch Kids Gone sour is a sweet game of giddy indulgence. As you move from the dark seat of the theatre to the overly lit lighting of the candy stand, art imitates life in this new sweeter than reality game.

 

Dumb and Dumber 2 – The Real Sequel

04.06.2012

In: Movies & TV

That’s right, the classic comedy is rumored to have secured Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels for the “true” sequel (Dumb and Dumberer didn’t quite cut it) 18 years after the original! Remember this face? How could we forget?

Western Spaghetti

03.11.2012

In: general

Using familiar everyday objects, director PES uses everyday pop culture objects to create his own version of Western Spaghetti.

 

 

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