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Disney's Animation Clones
Somebody had a lot of time on their hands - and compiled the cloned dance moves and character behaviors from across the whole Disney video catalog. Some sequences were used as templates, and I don't see a problem with that... This is however a valuable glimpse into the animation kitchen of Disney's "dream factory":
Today's pictures & links:
Gotta love that word... The whole smorgasbord of steampunk art and sculpture from the Anachrotechnofetishism event in Seattle was put out for sale at one point. Some highlights:
"Mechanical Womb with Clockwork Fetus" by Molly "Porkshanks" Friedrich:
"Aether Spirit Containment Apparatus" by Quentin Ziplash:
(images credit: Lara, Ziplash)
The "artifacts by pioneers of american steampunk" include work by Datamancer, Jake von Slatt, Quentin Ziplash, Molly "Porkshanks" Friedrich... You can see some of the pricetags attached to popular items (alas, most are sold or not available, but you can track the artists and check out their new work)
A Good Grasp
A brain regarding an ax
A deeply disturbing picture from the movie "The Brain From Planet Arous" (1957):
Cool Shot of the Day
(in cooperation with National Geographic magazine)
(image credit: National Geographic)
Photo by Colin Purcell - Peddling souvenirs on Varadero Beach in Matanzas, Cuba.
Mixed fresh links for today:
Perhaps the best steampunk picture, and musical group site - [cool site]
The Bugatti of Worms, update, test - [computers]
Sad, haunting: abandoned houses in Detroit - [gallery]
TED Talk: The Coming Ultimate Reboot - [fascinating]
Design your own ultra-cool Tokyo clock! - [gadgets]
Pretty Cool Eco-Friendly Van - [design]
The "Wicker Man" set to the Fifth Symphony - [fun video]
Classic Japanese Pranks Collection - [fun video]
Is this how people are going to dance in the future? - [fun video]
Make stunning Flash websites for free! - [promotion]
This Year in History
(insightful and hilarious peeks into the future past, from Locus sf&f magazine.)
April 10, 2054
Burning Man statehood.
Ratification celebrations ("rat races") erupt at Black Rock City as 51st state prepares to select two senators via art car drags .
April 22, 2227
Gore Glacier burns.
A careless camper is blamed for igniting the 280-square-mile Sierra aquastorage field, named after the 49th President. The century-old Thermosynth (tm) grid, the first of seven artificial glaciers installed in the California Snowpack Replacement Initiative, was riddled with dry caves and due to be replaced.
A dog is not a dog when it thinks that it's a turtle
"Psychiatry for Dogs". Diagnosis: delusions of persecution, combined with claustrophobia.
More Mono-Wheel Vehicles
Cool addition to our Mono-wheel Transport article: 1873 monocycle replica, from Burgos, Spain (it was on eBay at some point for a cool price of $13,000) - more info
Octopuses, octopi, octopods, octogenarians...
Um, no octogenarians there, but plenty of octopuses on the covers of pulp magazines and recent sf art. See the whole collection here:
Middle East Surprise: Syrian Lingerie
Perhaps you might see this the next time you are underwear shopping in Damascus... See more here
When space technology was a chick magnet
Perhaps it still is... (one hopes in our Moon-landing-was-a-hoax cynical times) Here is a Russian spacecraft at 1960s exhibition. Fashionable?
By the way, check out this fascinating page about Soviet Moon Effort and designing the Moon Landing Module - click here
Watch Your Step
Something's definitely going on here... Any ideas?
UPDATE (but perhaps not the whole truth): - Well, according to this wonderful French site, this is pretty much what it looks like:
The first WC atomic tests in the USA
"Six volunteers, under the watchful eye of a secret service agent, were testing these revolutionary toilets for 72 hours. After monitoring data from the six cabins, here is the verdict: With their tanks pure radium, these toilets are kept clean and free from all germs, bacteria and odors. Only drawback: the cost (more than 800 0000 dollars per bowl). Note: all six volunteers died in a few hours after this photo was taken."
Hmmm... somehow I don't think this account is true, so let's dig deeper.
SOLVED! "This must be in church in some high security prison. Prisoners are guided to church hall individually and seated in separate chambers, so they can't contact with each other, and all they can see is priest in front. If I remember correctly, this was first used in New Zealand."
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