June 2008

Dave from boringloser.com takes some time to explain what the hell is this Tumblr thing anyway?

tumblr. – The Documentary from DaveAOK on Vimeo.

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Last night I caught this TV commercial and it was cool enough to elicit 2 reactions simultaneously:

  1. I said “That’s a great commercial” out loud, to nobody in particular.
  2. I wished that I had gotten to work on it.

Either of these reactions by itself would normally warrant posting, but to have both at the same time takes something special. Now NOTCOT tells me it is by Psyop, which makes perfect makes sense and also deepens the envy. Watch it, you will enjoy it.

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Work delays make me a little late to the party on this, but let’s risk the so-five-minutes-ago disdain for those who might have missed this particular gem: The Website is Down, the strange, sad (and far too funny) tale of a much put-upon IT monkey and the sales guy who bugs him.

Thanks to AFK for the original heads-up.

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sausageLit 101 Class in Three Lines from McSweeney’s – Worth it for the summation of Narnia alone.

The New York Time’s Magazine asks ‘What’s the Best Pixar Movie of All Time‘ – and doesn’t come up with the Incredibles at #1. Bastards.

Charlie Six takes on the absence of suppressive fire in First Person Shooters – I have to say, I like this idea. I think he’s not taking it far enough, though. Cater to the Xenu crowd and include suppressive persons to really drag down morale.

For the Buckaroo Bonzai who has everything – The Terra Wind Amphibious RV.

The Disadvantage of an Elite Education – Perhaps the most surreal bit of navel gazing I’ve read in a while, detailing how the Ivy League just can’t relate to the workin’ man.

Comic book artist Michael Turner passed away early Saturday morning at the age of 37, having succumbed to his years long battle with cancer. – Now, I’m more than willing to admit that I wasn’t a fan of Turner (in fact I’d go so far as to state I actively disliked his style and influence), but by all accounts he was a fighter until the end. G’night, Michael.

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by alphamonkey on June 30, 2008

in Short Film

Alex Montoya wrote and directed this clever short about a woman who takes a chance to tackle xenophobia and racism in a less than straightforward manner…

ABIMBOWE (HD version) from polplanells on Vimeo

Watch ‘Ambimbowe

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Let’s start things off with some eyeball love by way of painter and illustrator Dan McCarthy, whose work makes my ocular bits all tingly with delight. It’s a sparse and beautiful style, and incidentally enough makes for some pretty sweet band posters. Give ’em a looky-loo.

Dan McCarthy - Taking

The World Wide Web Organization of Dan McCarthy.

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Your our pals over at RazorFine have got you all set for the weekend. Stop by RF to check out our different reviews for the new action flick Wanted. Although I enjoyed the film, December found it…wanting. And, if you haven’t already, check out our review for Mike Millar’s original comic. But Wanted isn’t the only flick out today and Ian gets you all set with his glowing review of the latest Pixar flick, Wall-E.

There’ll be spectacle. There’ll be fantasy. There’ll be derring do, and stuff like you would never see. Hey! Two movies! Yeah! We’re gonna review two movies starring everybody – just for you!

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Longtime ‘buddha pal AFK sent along this heads up: “Seeing as you’re such a big fan of Joss Whedon, I knew you’d want to see what he’s up to” which, it turns out, is a three part web series about a more-than-slightly inept super villian (The always enjoyable Neil Patrick Harris) and his trials and tribulations.

So with that, dig on teaser action for Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog:

Teaser from Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog on Vimeo.

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Scene-Stealers have posted the second part of their epic 3 part interview with Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne, covering the completion of Coyne’s seven-years-in-the-making film Christmas On Mars.

Check part one below (or here) and then head on over to Scene-Stealers for part the second.

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Mathijs Geijskes’ 2003 short film ‘Stop!‘ takes a cinematic freeze tag approach, jumping from genre to genre as the narrative pulls back farther and farther during the telling of this tale of production woe.

Clever stuff, and a great example of how scoring and lighting make all the difference in a conveying a mood.

Watch ‘Stop!

Thanks to hasitottfa for the find.

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