You might think you have mad mountain-climbing skills, but nature’s got you beat. I don’t know how they do it, but these mountain goats climb on to the most precarious places.
We here at Zoot are massive LOST fans. Like, the biggest. So big I actually played sick a few weeks ago and postponed a date, because I had mistakenly set it up for a Tuesday. Girls come and go, but LOST on Tuesday nights is forever. Or another 10 episodes. Whatever. We present to you 101 LOST T-Shirts For The Ultimate LOST Fanatics. Check out some of our favorites, and be sure to hit the site for the rest. Full purchase information is also available.
Peter Gronquist’s Sculpture + Weapons series features guns, grenades and chainsaws (disabled first, of course) that he’s glitzed up and slapped with fashion’s biggest designer logos. Though not all designers appreciate the social statement—Louis Vuitton actually issued a Cease and Desist—Gronquist keeps on keepin’ on, partly because the popularity of his weapon sculptures has brought in the cash flow. “I’m a whore,” he admits. “I’m a victim of the rampant consumerism that I parody. It’s all very confusing.” You can check out more of his art and sculptures over at his website found here.
That is the face of a man who’s seen the horror of a place so vile, it makes me shiver in terror at the mere thought of it…..Let’s hope we don’t have to see something this violent in the near future. Party it up, have a good weekend.
Working Replica of Noah’s Ark Opened In SCHAGEN, Netherlands . The massive central door in the side of Noah’s Ark was opened the first crowd of curious townsfolk to behold the wonder. Of course, it’s only a replica of the biblical Ark , built by Dutch Creationist Johan Huibers as a testament to his faith in the literal truth of the Bible. The ark is 150 cubits long, 30 cubits high and 20 cubits wide. That’s two-thirds the length of a football field and as high as a three-story house. Life-size models of giraffes, elephants, lions, crocodiles, zebras, bison and other animals greet visitors as they arrive in the main hold. A contractor by trade, Huibers built the ark of cedar and pine. Biblical Scholars debate exactly what the wood used by Noah would have been.
Huibers did the work mostly with his own hands, using modern tools and with occasional help from his son Roy. Construction began in May 2005.
Alex Queral is a Philadelphian sculptor best known for using old phone books to carve their pages into celebrities faces. Some of the celebrities he’s made sculptures of include Barack Obama, Jack Nicholson, Marilyn Monroe, and Patrick Swayze. The process takes at least a couple of weeks to complete. He begins by sketching the famous person’s face on a piece of paper and laying it over the phone book, after that he uses a razor blade, patiently carving away at the thousands of pages that lie within phone book to create the 3D portrait. He then paints each face with a monochromatic wash to distinguish the portraits from the pages. Queral says that creating these portraits is a very tense process because it takes so long to do, and if you “cut something away you can’t get it back again.” You can check more of his projects here.
After going through this list you might feel that these animals are far luckier than you are. Some of them are just staring and others are full blown getting some, that’s how you do it guys. You think just starring isn’t that lucky, but I’d like to see you get 6 inches from a girl’s chest and stare her boobs down for 15 seconds straight, it’s not going to work out to well for you I promise.
Graffiti Analysis is an extensive ongoing study in the motion of graffiti. Custom software designed for graffiti writers creates visualizations of the often unseen motion involved in the creation of a tag. Motion data is recorded, analyzed and archived in a free and open database, 000000book.com, where writers can share analytical representations of their hand styles. Sounds confusing right? Well thats because the concept kind of is. Influential graffitis artist such as SEEN, TWIST, AMAZE, KETONE, JON ONE and KATSU have had their tags motion captured using the Graffiti Analysis software. What Martha Cooper did for archiving graffiti on film, and Chalfant/Silver did for archiving graffiti in video, Graffiti Analysis intends to do for archiving graffiti in code. The project aims to build the world’s largest archive of graffiti motion and bring together two seemingly disparate communities that share an interest hacking systems, whether found in code or in the city.
There was time in east coast hip hop, just after the days of tight jeans, white Reeboks and silver boom boxes on shoulder and just before the flashiness of bad boy records, puffy and glamorous hip hop. This is when the rough, rugged and raw side of east coast hip hop began to emerge into the spotlight. The videos of the time consisted of harsh amplified emotion by artists who resembled street soldiers usually in dark places, looking ready for war. Wu-Tang first emerged in this era and was able to stand the test of time, other groups like Das Efx, Heltak Skeltah and Gravediggaz fell off in the mid-late 90′s when flashy hip hop re-emerged. This side of hip hop lives on but doesn’t get much credit because the songs certainly don’t hold up in the club ready, bling manufactured world hip hop has become. The instinctive raw emotion of hip hop began here.
1. KRS One – Sound of Da Police
2. Run DMC – Down with the King
Individual stats like Facebook passing the 400 million user mark, Twitter hitting 50 million tweets per day, and YouTube viewers watching 1 billion videos per day are impressive on their own, but what if we looked at Internet-related stats collectively? Jesse Thomas did just that in his video State of the Internet. The video — created and animated by Thomas with data from multiple sources — highlights some remarkable figures and visually depicts the Internet as we know it today. It’s a must-watch video for anyone trying to wrap their minds around just how immersed web technologies have become in our everyday lives.