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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Thursday Top 5

PACT underwear
New company PACT makes undies with low global impact. Here’s a good article about them at GreenerDesign: “PACT Underwear Blends Organic Cotton, Nonprofits and Short Supply Chains”.

Report non-humans
Teaser for the film District 9, which came out last week. The science fiction film looks like an interesting take on racism. [Sorry about the auto-play, can’t disable it.]

10 Things You Mother Should Have Told You About Photoshop
Some good Photoshop CS4 tips here, some of which I knew, but a few of which I always forget about. Good to have reminders about Masks and the new(ish) Adjustment Layers capabilities. I really should use those more.

Secret Identity: The Fetish Art of Superman’s Co-Creator Joe Shuster
Comics historian Craig Yoe examines the kinks in the crusader’s cape.

Cats that look like Hitler

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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Thursday Top 5

Pixar – A Human Story of Computer Animation
A long (101 minutes!) but really interesting panel discussion at the Computer History Museum featuring the guys who invented texture mapping and alpha channels back in the early 1970s. They would later do early computer graphics for some films you may have heard of (like the original Star Wars) and go on to found a little animation studio you also may have heard of: Pixar.

The Best Ventriloquist in the World 1984
Dan Horn and Orsen circa 1984.

Custom engraved Moleskine books

Geek test

Am I Not Pretty Enough?
I usually detest this sort of talent show crap, but these guys deserve props indeed.

Top 5 update: Donnie Hoyle unmasked
Back in March I told you about the hilarious "You Suck at Photoshop" tutorials by Donnie Hoyle. Time magazine last week revealed the creators of the series as Troy Hitch and Matt Bledsoe.

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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Thursday Top 5

Ryan Shupe & the Rubberband: "Dream Big"
I never heard of this band before, but I like this song. Almost-but-not-quite too country for me.

This site takes good old-fashioned penpals into the Internet age. Users from countries all over the world have exchanged nearly 1 million postcards (real ones, not e-cards) using this site.
Flickr stream of some of the postcards:

You Suck at Photoshop
Tutorials can be boring, but Donnie Hoyle's seven (so far) Photoshop tutorials provide, um, maybe a little too much insight into Donnie's life.

Metal Knight Rider
Because the only thing that could make Knight Rider more badass is if the intro song was redone metal-style.

Bush vs. Zombies
"They are a threat to your children David."

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