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Month: February 2009 (Page 1 of 3)

That’s the future, man

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Vintage Dude A:
“So you’re saying people will “tweet” what they’re eating for breakfast?”

Vintage Dude B: “And upload pictures  of their breakfasts to a ‘Facebook’?”

Vintage Dude C: “And other people will look at the breakfasts and make comments?”

Future Man: “Sorry to burst your bubble, dudes, but you asked. Yes, that’s the future.”

Vintage Dude D: “No offense Future Man, but is everyone in your time retarded?”

Hahahahaha.That’s the funniest thing I’ve seen in a while!

Slumdog Millionaire

“So dude, if we go and have fun with the visuals and music and throw in a really shitty script, do you think the shitty script would make-up for the good stuff? I mean, I really can’t get myself to do something really shitty in all aspects just to snag an Oscar, and those Hollywood dudes are shittier than my grade 9 art teacher. They just love a half-ass cliche job. But I’m really not that attached to good scripts anyway. It’s a movie dude. If you want a good script go grab a darn book.”

The movie is a brilliant piece of visuals. I haven’t enjoyed watching a motion graphic in such a long time. Really, absolutely fantastic directing. It manages to make you jump with the events, smell the smells of Bombay, and enjoy the colors.

The soundtrack is also beautiful, and I’m not the kind of person who usually even notices a soundtrack in a movie.

But the story? Blehhhh. So many gaps, so many exaggerations, it really takes away from the overall experience.

So would I recommend you waste a couple of hours of your precious day watching Slumdog Millionaire when you can just read the plot in 5 minutes on Wikipedia?

I would say yes, because Danny Boyle is a damn good director. Also watch, 28 Days Later. The scenes of abandoned London are my favorite movie scenes ever.

Crayons as pixels

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How beautiful is this? I thought I thought it was pegs but then I read that it is a crayon pixel drawing by Christian Faur. I really have the urge to put a white sheet of paper on top of these crayons and run something hard over it to see the impression that will be made.

Via the always amazing Boing Boing.

Can you hear this?

Train Horns

Created by Train Horns

Update: Here’s a cool link shared by Mesh on other sounds that other age groups can’t hear. I couldn’t hear anything lower than a 19khz, and I am 24. What can you hear from these?

Sorry for Disturbing Your Creativeness: A Low-Quality Photo Essay

All photoshooting done at the Syntax Headquarters, Wadi Saqra. Art work and not-so-art-work are done by Syntaxers, as well as a few arte-povera compilations by the same artists. Sorry For Disturbing Your Creativeness© photo essay directed by Roba Al-Assi using expired technology and pixel-eating resizing tools. All artworks reproduced without permission from their owners..

Note: this exhibition is only exhibited on the world wide web at this time.

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I know this is old but it still cracks me up every time

Oscar Outfit Frenzy, Part Trois

Like I’ve said after last year’s Oscar’s, as well as after those of the years before, the only thing I find remotely amusing in the ceremony is the drapes that they call dresses. Some of them are just so fricking funny that I have a field-trip googling red-carpet attire the day after. Remember last year’s mermaid?

Fantastically enough for me, there are more gut-wrenchingly funny outfits this year than ever. 

And now, for the moment we’ve all been waiting for, Hollywood’s plastic wonder people. Presenting:

The Went-to-the-Oscars-

Drunk Group:


Miley Cirus (whoever she is) with the ugliest dress I have EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE. Dude, I cannot think of a single good thing to say about this dress. The black and silver glitter clashes horribly with the nude-colored fabric. The tenticles grazing the red carpet look like they’re about to eat someone. The belt looks like something you’d find in downtown Egypt. Dude, where the hell did she find that?


Meen inta? Mfakerli 7alak Gus? Only Gus can pull off that look.

Wow. Who would have thought that Heidi Klum could look this bad? The material of the dress is an absolute disaster. It reminds me of my Barbie’s outfits when I was a kid, they used to shine with different colors from different angles. When I was 6, I thought that was sooooo cool. I don’t think it is anymore. Especially when it looks like it is the lining of the dress, and the real dress is still supposed to come.

Hahahahaha.

Hahahahahahahaha. You know the little wedding dresses with all the ruffles that little Arab girls who come to weddings wear? Well, this looks just like that.

That’s just ugly. Multi-GRADIENTs in one dress? Black and royal blue? Beads? Not cool.

Nicole Kindman finally figures out that she looks more like a mummy than a human being. White feathery stuff to accentuate her discovery. Thumbs up.

The Fire-Your-Stylist Group:


I actually really like the color of the dress. But that’s really about it. It looks like she wasn’t sure whether too dress classy or go all-out, and so she bought a dress that’s half this way and half that.
It’s pretty funny cause I’m imagining if the entire dress looked like the right side of it, it might not be too bad.

This probably should belong in the category above. She did, after all, steal my grandmother’s drapes to make it. But I think it’s pretty bold, which is why I’m not suggesting that Beyonce was drunk hen she chose the dress.

“Oh, God, wait. The dress is kind of boring, and it might as well be an abaya, I know I’m old and my flesh isn’t as sexy anymore, but what do you think of flipping the collar  of the dress inside out? Just a little? Oh, wow, now I look good baby, don’t I?”

Jessica Biel, which Nox claims in the hottest woman on earth, proves that she can be just as frumpy as the rest of us.

Yawn. We all already know that Sarah should have fired her stylist 10 years ago.

The Wow-You-Look-Good-


Tonight Group:


The dress is gorgeous. And Anne Hathaway does look gorgeous. But I think she’s dying to get married, cause the dress is really more of a wedding dress than a red-carpet dress. Plus, it’s kind of like last year’s fashion. But she still looks pretty good. Which is why she’s staying in this list.

Although that dress is playing it too safe, gotta admit that Angelina looks fantastic.

This is my favorite Oscar dress this year. Especially since it’s a prettier version of Kidman’s Chanel No5 dress. It’s so feminine and all the pieces fall just in the right place.

Another beautiful white dress, worn by beautiful actress, who also happens to think she’s attending her own wedding.

Yes, yes, I know this dress is severely hideous, but hey, it’s Whoopi Goldberg. It’s WHOOPI GOLDBERG, and her dress matches her name and her character. And that’s just cool.

I actually really like this dress. It’s simple and classy, and it fits Evan Rachel Wood so perfectly.

It took me a while to decide whether I like this dress or not. In the end, I decided that although it’s not a particularly nice dress, it really does make her look good. And different from everyone else.

Dinner with a Stranger

Check out this really cool illustrated essay on dinner with a stranger by Canadian artist/author/green person Franke James.

An excerpt:

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Recycle all the way: the beer bottle temple

Temple of a Million Bottles - Beer temple built using recycled bottles

Using beer bottles, some Buddhish monks in Thailand have built a whole collection (20 actually) of buildings made from beer bottles. Wat Pa Maha Chedi Kaew, also known as Wat Lan Kuad or ‘the Temple of a Million Bottles’, is in Sisaket province near the Cambodian border, 400 miles from the capital Bangkok.

The bottles do not lose their colour, provide good lighting and are easy to clean, the men say.

Article.

Obama Sushi

Hahahahaha.

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