A lot has happened in the past year, and almost all of it was caught on video. In the world we now live in, if you mess up or make yourself look like a fool, chances are someone will be there to capture it on video and expose it to the world. Here is a video the compiles most of the popular viral videos from the past year, and a few that are a bit older and just too funny to let fade away. Enjoy.
Herb Williams was born in Montgomery in 1973, and then received a BFA in sculpture from Birmingham-Southern College. In 1998, he started his unique creation, that is, creating original sculptures out of individual crayons that may require as many as hundreds of thousands. He received The Joan Mitchell Foundation Museum Purchase Grant in 2004 and the Next Star Artist Award in 2008.
Herb Williams is one of the only individuals in the world with an account with Crayola. His works have got highly laudation by numerous news papers and museums, and have reached many countries as America, China, England, Canada, Belgium, Germany, Australia, Croatia, and Japan. You can check out Herb’s website here for more of his work.
Feeling rebellious – or want to drink from the fountain of celebrity? Print may fade and news grows cold, but keep a smile from the expense of pinched celebs – the rich and famous captured forever on porcelain. This is just another addition of, “why the hell didn’t I think of that”, mugshots+coffee mugs= cash money. Well this is another one we missed the train on, but we can jump on it and sip our mourning hazel nut out of our miserable looking Hugh Grant mugshot coffee mug (Did they really have to include the gross prostitute he got with, geez ruthless). You can get yours here for around $10.00.
Back in September we did a little preview of the A-Team movie with a character comparison for the new A-Team cast vs the tv show. http://www.zootpatrol.com/index.php/2009/09/the-a-team-movie-2010/
We are not really into giving history lessons, and thats mainly because there is no way we can be as entertaining as our Sophmore year teacher. This guy was the man. He would stand on desks, shout, act out stories, roll on the floor after a fake arrow pierced his chest, and all to make us realize that what he was saying, was actually important. I came across an interesting mission called Operation Corn Flake, and thought it was awesome how creative some of the Anti-Nazi groups got in trying to get their point across.
Operation Cornflakes was a World War II Office of Strategic Services PSYOP mission in 1944 and 1945 which involved tricking the German postal service Deutsche Reichspost into inadvertently delivering anti-Nazi propaganda to German citizens through mail.
The operation involved special planes that were instructed to airdrop bags of false, but properly addressed mail in the vicinity of bombed mail trains. When recovering the mail during clean-up of the wreck, the postal service would hopefully confuse the false mail for the real thing and deliver it to the various addresses.
The content of the mail often included copies of Das Neue Deutschland, the Allies’ German language propaganda news sheet. In addition, the postage stamps used were subtly designed to resemble the standard stamp with Adolf Hitler’s face, but a close examination would reveal that his face is made to look like an exposed skull or similarly unflattering imagery.
The first mission of Operation Cornflakes took place on 5 February 1945, when a mail train to Linz was bombed. Bags containing a total of about 3800 propaganda letters were then dropped at the site of the wreck, which were subsequently picked up and delivered to Germans by the postal service.
Sorry Germans. You just got owned by the Postal Service.
I thought this chart/graph/illustration of 20 things that happen in 1 minute was really interesting. It really puts into perspective some of the things that we may not think about on a daily bases.
A picture says a thousand words, but music is what can truly heighten emotions. Whether it is an dramatic score like the one from ET, an eerie repitition like that of Jaws, or some circus music like in the next clip shot in Boston’s North Station.
The test is to first just watch the clip to see what kind of emotion it evokes. Then, reach down.. grab your head phones and give a simultaneous listen..things can go from really scary to really funny.
Of course I am relieved that our fallen angel was not injured, the patrons were there to help and the train conductor acted so swiftly. But mostly, I just cant stop laughing.
Artist Mike Stilkey is painting artistic images on the spines of stacked books. His art is called “book sculptures”. Stilkey uses acrylics and colored pencil to form one image of beautiful and elegant humans and animal that reminds of German expressionism. The sculptures are also inspired by fairytale. I especially liked Stilkey’s art because really its 2010 who reads books anymore, better off using them to paint on. You can check out Stilkey’s website here for more sculptures and art using books.
Now for the one millionth time we hate to bring you concept cars because we all know they won’t look the same when they hit the market, but Audi promises to change that. The new e-tron packs four electric motors and a lithium-ion battery pack with a fairly tame-sounding 313 hp but an insane 3,319 lb-ft of torque. The run to 62 mph takes 4.8 seconds, but rolling acceleration from 37-75 mph takes just 4.1 seconds thanks to the e-tron’s massive amount of twist. While acknowledging that electric vehicles are still far from economically viable volume production vehicles, Audi is nonetheless working on electric technology, both for hybrids and pure EVs. The pack sports a 53kWh capacity of which 42.4 kWh is usable. The pack weighs in at 1,036 pounds out of a total vehicle weight of 3,527 pounds and is mounted ahead of the rear axle and liquid cooled. Each of the axles sports two electric motors allowing the e-tron to retain Audi’s signature quattro all-wheel drive. The e-tron has an estimated range of 154 miles on the EU combined driving cycle. Audi tells us that they will be putting this car into production in no more than two years, so the wait is on. Peep the video after the jump to keep your mouth watering.
The publication Print Magazine recently came out with a few packaging designs of how marijuana would look if it were to be sold in stores. This might seem silly to some, but with New Jersey (REPRESENT!) recently being the 13th state to give medical marijuana the nod, its only a matter of time before weed is flying off the shelves faster than sour patch kids. The following pictures are designs and ideas of what the packaging might look like.