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How the US women won gold in the women’s cross-country team sprint

2 weeks agoHumor / odd :

One of my favorite moments from the 2018 Winter Olympics was the US team of Jessie Diggins and Kikkan Randall winning the women’s cross-country team sprint. In this episode of How the Race Was Won, Cosmo Catalano deftly breaks down how...Show More Summary

Rihanna with a Pearl Earring

2 weeks agoHumor / odd :

Japanese graphic designer Shusaku Takaoka takes famous artworks and cleverly incorporates them into movies scenes or celebrity photos. If you scroll back through his earlier photos, 1 you can see him experimenting with various techniques...Show More Summary

Miyazaki’s layouts for Howl’s Moving Castle

2 weeks agoHumor / odd :

Howl’s Moving Castle is my favorite Miyazaki movie, and maybe my favorite movie, outright; I wrote a little bit about why in this essay. Every frame of the film is magnificent, as these layouts help to show (I’m only including one, from one of my favorite scenes, plus the finished version; there are more at the Ghibli Collector Tumblr). (Via Thomas Houston.)

A week without plastic

2 weeks agoHumor / odd :

The Guardian asked four writers to try to minimize their use of plastic and keep a diary of how much they used over a week. To no one’s surprise, it’s difficult to avoid plastic altogether, but I suspect anyone would be stunned at just...Show More Summary

The history of “I am,” “to be,” “it was”

2 weeks agoHumor / odd :

Arika Okrent is one of my favorite writers. She’s a linguist who specializes in breaking down experientially rich but conceptually knotty problems in language for a lay audience. For the last few years she’s been writing for Mental Floss...Show More Summary

The sounds of an Antarctic glacier

2 weeks agoHumor / odd :

Peter Neff is part of a team drilling ice cores from glaciers in Antarctica to look at how the climate has changed. But after they’ve done their work, they have a little fun dropping chunks of ice down the bore holes to make really cool...Show More Summary

How ants build bridges using very simple rules

2 weeks agoHumor / odd :

Check out these army ants building an ant bridge across a gap that suddenly widens: Army ants have tiny brains and no one’s in charge. So how do they organize themselves into building bridges? They rely on their strength in numbers and simple rules. To see how this unfolds, take the perspective of an ant on the march. Show More Summary

Flowers freezing, flowers burning, flowers blooming

2 weeks agoHumor / odd :

In his short film Dance Dance, director Thomas Blanchard represents all four seasons by showing flowers blooming, submerged in water that freezes over, burning, and shrouded in clouds of colorful inks. I could have watched the flowers freezing over part for many more minutes. (via colossal) Tags: Thomas Blanchard video

Profile of 21-year old film student Ryan Coogler

2 weeks agoHumor / odd :

In 2007, the East Bay Times profiled a 21-year-old Ryan Coogler, director of Creed and Black Panther. He graduated this year with honors from Sacramento State University. Next month, he begins a three-year master’s program at the University...Show More Summary

Trailer for Wreck-It Ralph 2

2 weeks agoHumor / odd :

The original Wreck-It Ralph came out in 2012 and was the first inkling of Disney Animation’s revival that has continued with Frozen, Zootopia, and Moana. In Wreck-It Ralph 2 (which is properly titled “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It...Show More Summary

The cool futuristic typeface from the Black Panther ending credits

2 weeks agoHumor / odd :

If you’ve seen Black Panther, you likely noticed the distinctive typeface used for the location labels and, more prominently, in the ending credits: The typeface is called BEYNO and was designed by Swiss designer and illustrator Fabian Korn. Show More Summary

One Hour One Life

2 weeks agoHumor / odd :

Jason Rohrer, one of the most well-regarded indie video game makers out there (he made Passage, which is incredibly poignant for a video game that lasts only 5 minutes), has just released his latest game, One Hour One Life. Rohrer bills the game as “a multiplayer survival game of parenting and civilization building”. Show More Summary

3000 years of art in just three minutes

2 weeks agoHumor / odd :

This short film from 1968, set to Classical Gas, shows 3000 years of fine art in just three minutes. As the final frame of the film says: You have just had all of the Great Art of the World indelibly etched in your brain. You are now cultured. As mesmerizing as the film is, especially for 1968, the backstory is perhaps even more interesting. Show More Summary

Dazzle camouflage

2 weeks agoHumor / odd :

In a new video for Vox, Phil Edwards talks about one of my favorite low-tech technologies: dazzle camouflage. Instead of trying to hide warships with paint the color of the ever-changing sky or sea, dazzle camouflage aimed to confuse the enemy by disguising the silhouettes and headings of ships. World War I ships faced a unique problem. Show More Summary

All the typefaces used on the iconic Huy Fong sriracha label

3 weeks agoHumor / odd :

Fonts in Use took a crack at identifying the crazy quilt of typefaces used on the label of Huy Fong sriracha. The most prominent Latin text elements are rendered in a variety of informal script typefaces released by American Type Founders in the 20th century, namely Balloon and its shaded counterpart, Balloon Drop Shadow, as well as Brody. Show More Summary

A Winter Olympics wrap-up written with a predictive text keyboard

3 weeks agoHumor / odd :

The folks at Botnik used their Predictive Writer app to write an article about the 5 Most Memorable Moments of Pyeongchang 2018. People couldn’t stop talking about all the flawless jewels scattered on the ground: Whose jewels were they?...Show More Summary

Jelly Super Mario Bros

3 weeks agoHumor / odd :

What if World 1-1 in Super Mario Bros was made entirely of Jello? It would look a little something like this: That’s from Stefan Hedman’s Jelly Mario, a playable demo of Super Mario with really elastic in-game physics (up arrow to jump, left and right to move). Show More Summary

Fahrenheit 451

3 weeks agoHumor / odd :

Coming to HBO in May is an adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s novel, Fahrenheit 451. It stars Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon. In a future where the media is an opiate, history is rewritten and “firemen” burn books, Jordan plays GuyShow More Summary

Famous scenes from 2018 Oscar-nominated films recreated by three young girls

3 weeks agoHumor / odd :

Since 2015, the Storino sisters have been reenacting scenes from Oscar nominated films. This year, Sophia, 7; Sadie, 5; and two-year-old Sloane, have recreated stills from Get Out, Call Me By Your Name, The Post, The Shape of Water, and several others. Show More Summary

Tiny origami

3 weeks agoHumor / odd :

Origami artist Ross Symons makes tiny origami creations and posts them to his Instagram account, White on Rice. The account became pretty popular and Symons was able to turn his hobby into his full-time job doing installations, exhibitions,...Show More Summary

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