If you never heard of Jason DeCaires Taylor, or his under water sculptures let me brief you real quick. He creates cement figures from models and then places them underwater as artificial reefs, where sea sponges and worms can collect on the hard surface and attract fish and other underwater residents searching for a stable home. Check out the images I’ve inserted below the video of the works changing over time, it’s both eerie and beautiful how the sea overtakes the forms. Now to some this is old news, but what I wanted to inform you about was phase 2. Phase 2 consists of over 400 sculptures entitled: “The Silent Evolution”. Taylor plans on inserting his next phase of sculptures into the ocean in 2011, and it looks like it is going to be a massive installation which we are excited to see go down. You can check out Taylor’s website here for more information on his work.
Dogs sometimes smell, slobber, and relieve themselves indoors, but if there’s one complaint we hear from dog owners more than any other, it’s that their dogs can’t grow facial hair. In particular, a classic and timeless handlebar mustache.
Dog owners rejoice! Your prayers have been answered! The answer is the Humunga Stache Durable Dog Toy. One bite of this non-toxic rubber ball and your dog will transform into something so old timey, you’ll instantly feel under dressed. You can buy yours here for a measly $15.
We have featured some impressive album cover art in the past which included record covers positioned with actual people so that they seemed to be one. This edition is similar, but more a collage with all covers, and no people. The visual pioneer is Christian Marclay and he might just take Bowie and put him together with MJ or the Black Eyed Peas with Nirvana. No sexism from his side, ladies are caught up in the mix as well. The following are some works from him. Art is ever changing and growing, and these have a fresh visual effect.
Performing live is something that can easily go wrong and when it does it tends to go really wrong. The following are examples of some of the craziest and most shocking events to ever happen at a concert.
1. Milli Vanillii, Bristol, CT July 21st, 1989
This duo had their career ruined when their vocal track began to skip at a concert. Yes it was discovered that the duo did not actually sing at their concerts or on their albums. This caused a public outcry and the group was eventually forced to return their Best New Artist Grammy.
2. L7, Reading Festival, England, Aug. 28th, 1992
This all girl-grunge band was performing on stage to a rowdy crowd and the problem got worse when the band experienced technical difficulties. Donita Sparks, the lead singer guitar player for the band, got angry when the crowd began throwing mud at the stage and decided to throw something back. Her object of choice? Her own bloody tampon, showing that you should never mess with a female rocker when she is on her period.
The Keyboard Cat comes back with modern beat and he’s got a conga drum, yes a god damn conga drum for crying out loud. This cat really knows how to rip up the keys for sure. The awesomeness of this video almost rivals that of the original Keyboard Cat, almost. Fatso the original cat is reincarnated as “Bento”. He comes with Fatso’s approval, support, talent and spirit. It is truly time to celebrate!
Boombox (feat. Julian Casablancas) became the fifth song from The Lonely Island to get the video treatment. If you don’t know who Julian Casablancas is, he is the lead singer of the band The Strokes, which makes his cameo pretty rad.
Spanish architecture firm A-Cero sent us some snapshots of their latest modern custom house design near Madrid, Spain – an amazing travertine house that’s about as grand as they come. Set on a hillside slope, this three story house has a modern, minimalist exterior featuring alternating layers of marble and glass walls. Wide windows blur the boundary between indoors and out, illuminating interiors with natural light and providing a direct connection to nature. Inside, the high ceiling of the open-to-above living room introduces a modern edge with real livability.
I was a guy that grew up a kid in the 90′s, which meant I liked WWF wrestling. If you weren’t a complete looser and liked the WWF as well then you remember playing with WWF wrestling buddies. You would practice your leg drops and have full blown wrestling matches with them, they were pretty rad. Now you can get one of those made to look identical to yourself, YESSSSSSSSSSS. Now you get the chance to send your photo to IAmAStuffedAnimal and their crew will design you a stuffed “animal” version of yourself for $65. The best thing is that your stuffed buddy will look surprisingly similar to you. This is a great gift you can give to friends and family for birthday or the holidays.
So some people are saying this is Ben Folds, but the youtube user claims right on his description that it isn’t him. Either way if it is or isn’t Ben Folds this is pure awesomeness, and hilarious. And not to mention I don’t know enough about Ben Folds to know if this is him I just wanted to make sure you all know I’m on top of everything because that’s what I do. Anywayyy “backwards hat guy” at the very end rules, just to give you a heads up. The guy claims his name is Merton and manages to make Chat Roulette relevant again for the time being by improving piano songs to go with the random person that pops up, check it out.
I dont have any real information on this project, who did it, or what for, but I think its great. One thing we really try and promote is doing what makes you happy, because life is short, and before you know it, it will be over. How will you look back and remember yours?
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