I Want That! Bob Turek’s Body Stereo

21 Dec 2009, written by Revelation 0 Comments

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Detroit designer Bob Turek’s been focusing his work on “transforming the way we view the objects we make music with”. He also happens to have made a stereo from naked people and that’s what the Body Stereo is all about.

It’s easy to take his latest piece as titillation but actually I’d quite fancy having this 36″ x 18″ x 12″ audio art creation sitting on my shelf. I don’t suppose sound quality was the first thing on his mind but provided he’s put some reasonable drivers in, it should be ok.

No mention of whether or not he’s managed to jam a sub-woofer where the sun don’t shine and I’m a little curious as to what that second jack is at the front – anatomical correctness, volume control or just another input?

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God Is A HARD Act To Follow

21 Dec 2009, written by Riz 0 Comments

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 A billboard at a New Zealand church depicting a bummed out Joseph lying beside Mary in bed and the heading “God is a hard act to follow” provoked more than the intended reconsideration of the meaning of Christmas.

The sign was defaced by a paint-wielding vandal just hours after it was erected (HAHA!)  Thursday outside the St. Matthew-in-the-City Anglican church in Auckland, and triggered passionate and sometimes angry debate on talk radio and the Internet.

Church vicar Archdeacon Glynn Cardy said the billboard was intended to challenge stereotypes about the way Jesus was conceived and get people talking about the Christmas story.

“This billboard is trying to lampoon and ridicule the very literal idea that God is a male and somehow this male God impregnated Mary,” said Cardy, who described his church as having very liberal ideas about Christianity.

“We would question the Virgin Birth in any literal sense. We would question the maleness of God in any literal sense,” he said.

On the billboard – painted to mimic the fresco style commonly used in church murals – Mary and Joseph are in bed side-by-side. Joseph is looking down. Mary, looking heavenward, appears sad. The caption reads: “Poor Joseph. God is a hard act to follow.”

Auckland Catholic Diocese spokeswoman Lyndsay Freer said the billboard implied the Virgin Mary and Joseph had just had sex and was inappropriate, disrespectful and offensive to Christians.

“We would see a billboard like that being used by an anti-Christian group to actually poke fun at the divinity of Christ,” Freer told National Radio.

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7 Amazing Snow Sculptures

21 Dec 2009, written by Revelation 0 Comments

If you’re lucky enough to live in a snow-prone part of the country, chances are you’ve already dug out your winter boots and oversize jackets, which means chilly temperatures will soon bring flurries to the skies. If you think your annual snowman is impressive, check out these 7 phenomenal snow sculptures that will have you wishing for your own winter wonderland.
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Idaho’s McCall Winter Carnival featured this uniquely carved forest made of snow. The creation, which includes individual facial expressions for each tree trunk, was from the 2009 festival.
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The Sapporo Snow Festival in Japan has attracted sculptors from all over the world since it started in 1950. This extravagant palace was one of many works created at this event.
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Travel Through The Known Universe

18 Dec 2009, written by Revelation 0 Comments

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Take a journey billions of light years away and back home again. The American Museum of Natural History has this video called The Known Universe that starts near snowy Mt. Everest and, like Powers of Ten, pulls out and away from Earth to the rest of what we know is out there.

The structure of The Known Universe is based on precise, scientifically-accurate observations and research. The Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History maintains the Digital Universe Atlas, the world’s most complete four-dimensional map of the universe.

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The Official Chuck Norris Fact Book: 101 of Chuck’s Favorite Facts and Stories

18 Dec 2009, written by Revelation 0 Comments

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According to Norris, he was asked repeatedly over the past few years by various publishers to write about his favorite Chuck Norris Facts, those hyperbolic and mythical sayings about the nature of Chuck Norris that have made him an Internet and superhero sensation. (I’m certain picking 101 favorites was not easy for him, being that there are literally tens of thousands.)

Under each of Chuck’s 101 favorite Facts in the book is a related short story (titled “Let’s Be Honest”), a related quote from contemporaries to classic figures (titled “They Said It”), and a final section summarizing a life principle that is based upon what he just wrote (titled “Chuck’s Code”). Examples of a few are: “If you work in an office with Chuck Norris, don’t ask him for his three-hole punch”; “Chuck Norris was born in a cabin that he built with his bare hands”; “Sweating bullets is literally what happens when Chuck Norris gets too hot”; and “Chuck Norris can gargle peanut butter and blow bubbles with beef jerky.”
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Ricky Knowles On Religion

18 Dec 2009, written by Revelation 0 Comments

I can still remember being a little boy sitting in church and being absolutely shocked at what was coming out of the priest’s mouth. The most disturbing part of mass was when it came time for the Eucharist. When I heard that he was turning the wine into blood and the bread into Jesus’ body, I leaned over to my mom and said, “Drink my blood, eat my body, he’s kidding, right mom?” What kind of sick dog and pony show is this guy trying to run here? The next Sunday I was placed into pre-school CCD. Only two types of kids go to CCD before kindergarten, either Ned Flanders types or little heathens. I was in the latter category. However, I’ve grown to have a great deal of respect for religion in general.
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If used properly, there is no better moral guide than religion. It doesn’t matter if your Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, a die hard Kiss fan, or a scientologist; the message is quite similar. Simply live a clean honest life and be good to one’s neighbor. These two concepts pretty much wrap up every religion into one Voltron of morality. However, the more I learn about the history of the Catholic Church, the more disgusted I get. It wasn’t very Jesus-like for two separate popes to spring up and have wars against each other to see who the true WWF World Pope champion was at SummerSlam 1013. It is also disappointing to read about different pope’s sons warring over inheritances. As you know, even priests, let alone popes, can’t even jerk off, let alone have a couple of strapping pope spawned warlords. However, when push comes to shove I don’t want to change my religion because Catholicism is the original Christian religion. There’s so much rich history no matter how shitty some of it is.
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Man Puts Rocket Launchers On His Motorcycle

17 Dec 2009, written by Revelation 0 Comments

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I don’t really know why anyone would want to put a rocket launcher on their motorcycle, but it’s bad ass fit for a sci-fi movie. Though not very practical, this rocket pod-equipped motorcycle is sure to get your attention, and most certainly in trouble with the law if fired on public roads.

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Funny Roller Coaster Faces

17 Dec 2009, written by Riz 0 Comments

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Ever since I was a little kid, I would always try to figure out where the camera was on a roller coaster. I just think its so funny that when you finally pick yourself out of the seat and dry off the piss from your jeans, you get another dose of embaresment when you get to go look at the photo of you making the sour patch kid face. Here are some funny roller coaster faces that I had to share.
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Revelation’s Crib Of The Week: The Paraty House

17 Dec 2009, written by Revelation 0 Comments

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No I did not spell party wrong, this weeks crib was designed by Marcio Kogan Architects in the city of Paraty and Angra dos Reis (between São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro). The name of the house should just drop one of the A’s though, and be named the Party House, because it is clearly set up for entertaining and partying.
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10 Creepy Santas We Want Nothing To Do With

16 Dec 2009, written by Revelation 0 Comments

It’s getting close to Christmas which means the legion of creepy Santas are making their way to their local malls to have kids sit on their laps for 8 hours straight. The whole concept is a little weird, having your child sit on a drunk strangers lap and ask for things they won’t get, but it doesn’t look like its going away any time soon. We have put together a collection of the worst Santas ever, Merry Christmas.
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Downright probably the creepiest Santa I have ever seen. If the black eye Santa doesn’t scare you, the taxidermied donkey your kids get to sit on will.
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Can this guy at least try to look like he is jolly Santa, or is he just so hung over he doesn’t give a shit.
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