Contest: Win Some Signed Graham Coxon Vinyl!

We're giving away a signed live vinyl bit from Graham Coxon, former guitarist for Blur, to highlight the fact that his latest is available on iTunes for your downloading and dancing pleasure.

For all the skinnee, plus how to win, just follow your nose. It always knows.

By |March 13th, 2007|Contests|0 Comments

Podcast Review: Bonnie McCaffery Quilt Demos

For those of you who enjoy video podcasts and are interested in any kind of fiber arts (quilting, wall art, etc.), do yourself a favor and check out Bonnie McCaffery's awesome (a word I rarely use!) podcast: "Bonnie McCaffery Quilt Demos." Very exciting, creative, inspiring stuff!

The first one, for example, has her playing with Tintzl, which is an interesting sort of tinsel that you can add to your fiber arts. She has several example quilts using this stuff, mainly pictoral, but some abstract works. But even cooler, she shows various ways to use it, including melting and sandwiching, that I never would have thought of, and really make the stuff more a real tool for creating than just an embellishment. I love seeing how flexible a given substance can be in the hands of a real artist; it's then I can really see the possibilities.

Given how trite and predictable (not to mention purely ugly) quilts can be if you're not careful, McCaffery's willingness to try something with real artistry and creativity is a breath of fresh air a long time coming; think more Quilting Arts magazine and less country/cutesy.

You can find information on the feed and how to subscribe at her website.

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Aliens vs. a PT Cruiser: How to Get the Right of Way Anytime You Want

Alien PT Cruiser

Autoblog points out a badass PT Cruiser that appeared at the Moscow Motor Show. It's either a most excellent job or an unused prototype from the new Alien & Predator flick, which has been re-imagined as a totally whacked buddy movie. Don't think that script hasn't been pitched. Don't dare think it. Check out the full Autoblog post for more of the image.

Found via Neatorama.

P.S. And no, I'm not talking about a feature film version of this. Just for the record.
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By |March 13th, 2007|Stimuli|0 Comments

Contest: Win Swag From Let's Go Sailing!

The band is Let's Go Sailing, and along with Filter, they've all made it possible for you to win the new album along with some other tasty swag. It's a swag-a-thon. All aboard.

By |March 13th, 2007|Contests, Music|0 Comments

Jeremy Reid and The Oklahoma Land Run

We've talked about people building their own roller coasters before, but this one looks to be a bit faster and crazier. We respect that. To check out another video, take a stroll over to Shurebit or check out the creator's website.

Found via Neatorama.

P.S. The title of this post is a decent name for a band.

By |March 13th, 2007|Stimuli|0 Comments

24: The Complete Second Season (2004) - DVD Review

Film:
DVD:

Series Created by: Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran
Starring Kiefer Sutherland, Sarah Wynter, Sarah Clarke, Elisha Cuthbert, Xander Berkeley, Dennis Haysbert

Features:

  • Original extended version of the series premiere
  • Cast/crew running audio commentary on selected episodes
  • 44 branched deleted scenes with optional commentary track
  • Featurettes: "On the Button: The Destruction of CTU"; "Making of an Episode: Production"; "Making of an Episode: Post-Production"
  • Multi-angle studies: Scene 1, Scene 2

Released by: Fox.
Region: 1
Rating: NR (some violence may be unsuitable for young audiences)
Anamorphic: Yes.

My Advice: Own it.

Jack Bauer (Sutherland) has been out of the counter-terrorist business for about a year now. He got out of said business because one of his fellow agents killed his wife while he was trying to save president Palmer's (Haysbert) life. Well, this particular morning, the NSA has uncovered a plot to detonate a nuclear bomb over Los Angeles sometime before the end of the day. Jack Bauer's life gets a lot more complicated when the president requests that he be re-activated as an agent to head up the field work for this investigation.

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By |March 13th, 2007|Reviews, TV|0 Comments

Benedict Radcliffe: Car With the Worst Safety Record Ever

Okay, well, no--not really. It's a full-sized wire frame sculpture of a car.

By |March 13th, 2007|Art|2 Comments

Mystery Box Winner!

In all of the ongoing melee, we almost forgot to give Cynthia Browning of Indiana a pat on the back. She won the February Mystery Box. So yay. And stuff.

More contests! More winning! On, huskies!

By |March 13th, 2007|Contests|0 Comments

Podcast Review: Animal Voices

If you're at all interested in your own health, animal rights, or veganism, then the Animal Voices podcast by Lauren Corman and Rob Moore. The podcast is actually the audio of a radio show from Toronto and betrays the high production values you would expect from a professionally-designed and researched program. Moore and Corman talk about the nuts and bolts of living a compassionate life, without resorting to the terribly ineffective and offensive shock-tactics all too often used by certain elements within any activist movement, throughout the political spectrum. Past episodes have included interviews with authors and politicians, discussions of recipes, parenting issues, eco-tourism, and even the Iditarod.

Basically, if you're interested in animals, even if you don't call yourself an "animal-rights activist," then please check this podcast out. It's a great source of information and inspiration for the Animal Planet fans among us. Programs can be found via iTunes, several other podcast distribution centers, or from the Animal Voices website.

By |March 12th, 2007|Reviews|0 Comments

300 (2007) - Movie Review

It's supposed to be a sort of hyper-fantastical sword and sandals piece, so you can believe in giant ogres with axes and crazed war rhinos and shit.

By |March 12th, 2007|Movies, Reviews|2 Comments