Movie Review - Hugo (2011)

Hugo exists not only to entertain, but hopefully to inspire a child's imagination and wonder about the history of film.

It's A Christmas Photoship Miracle

Observe the power to digitally enhance beauty with a dash of holiday spirit.

Funny Beans

Animated short with great visuals, action, and a little comedy.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Uniquely Geometric Tattoos

Peter Aurisch is a Berlin based tattoo artist. His creations are like nothing I have seen before. He uses shapes, lines, and even colors to create such vivid images. It is no wonder he only sees one patient per day and reservations have to be made months in advance.

You can see more of his artwork on his site and Tumblr!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Real Women Warriors

Virgin women protecting a powerful man is not something that Sacha Baron Cohen invented, it is actually quite historically accurate. Though they were not from the "Republic of Wadiya" and were not scantily clad. Sorry.

The Dahomey Amazons originated from the African Kingdom of Dahomey (obviously), which is present day Republic of Benin. At first, King Houegbadja created this group to hunt elephants. When his son took over, he came up with the idea to use them for militia. I guess if they can take down an elephant, a man would be no problem!

In order to be apart of the Dahomey Amazons, which at the time were known as "Mino (Our Mothers)", the women had to have aggressive characters. Some were recruited from among the king's wives. Others were involuntarily drafted because their husbands or fathers complained of their behavior. An the rest came from volunteers. Once apart of the Mino, they were not allowed to have children or  be apart of married life, which is why many were virgins.

In 1721, King Agadja (Houegbadja's son) used the Mino to battle the neighboring kingdom of Savi. The battle resulted in complete success. For hundreds of years they were known as fearless warriors and their skill equal to any male elite.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

"Surrealistic Pillow" Project

Ronen Goldmen uses his dreams to inspire these surrealistic pictures.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

YOLO by Lonely Island (feat. Adam Levine and Kendrick Lamar)

You only live once! So be careful...

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Beethoven Flashmob

If you like Beethoven, flashmobs, and feeling warm and fuzzy, you will enjoy this video! (watch it full screen, it's better :)

Friday, January 25, 2013


MS MR has released Fantasy, the first song to their upcoming album. Check it out!

Fallen Princesses

What if they didn't live happily ever after? "Fallen Princesses" by Dina Goldstein

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Late Success

Harland Sanders (aka Colonel Sanders) did not open KFC until he was 65 years old.

Harland Sanders, 20.
Let's just say his road to success had a lot of bumps, cracks, and pot holes. From the very beginning he ran into a lot of obstacles. After  his father passed away, at 12, he had to drop out of school (6th grade) and help take care and cook for the family. But then it get's worse. His lonely mother decides to get remarried and of course his step-father turns out to be a horrible child abuser. When Sanders had enough of the beatings, his mom allowed him to move out of the house and live with his uncle.

Before creating his secret chicken recipe, Sander's had a huge array of jobs. At 15, he falsified his age and signed up for the U.S. Army, which he surprisingly completed as a mule handler in Cuba. He then worked as steamboat pilot, insurance salesman, railroad worker, fireman, farmer, amateur obstetrician, (unsucessful) political candidate, gas station operator, and motel operator.

Sanders is a pimp! (no, that's not his wife.)
During his career search, he married Josephine King at 18; however, after 3 children she soon left him. His brother stated that no woman had the right to be with a man who couldn't hold a job.

At 40, he found his calling. He opened a service station and would cook meals for his customers in his house. He became more popular and opened his own hotel. Everything was going great! Then Interstate 75 was created, which took most of his business elsewhere forcing him to close down.

Will Sanders ever have a stable job?!

YES, he is finally 65!! After years of perfecting his chicken recipe (pressure frying instead of pan frying). He is able to invest his first social security check into franchises, which became a success! Hurray!

Sadly, I do not think his chicken is what it used to be anymore...

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

It's all about perspective!

Jonty Hurwitz forms seemingly abstract sculptures. However, do not fret! You do not need to be an art critic to understand the "deeper" meaning of his intense artwork. All you need is a cylindrical mirror and its form can be easily translated.

His process?
 "The Binge Thinking Collection is my study on the physics of how we perceive space. Each piece is the stroke of over 1 billion calculations and draws upon a unique way in which our brains interpret the spacial information they receive. I usually start by expressing a concept using mathematical tools, often involving billions of calculations and many months of preparation. I then explore ways to manifest these formulae in the physical world. Each piece is both an engineering and artistic challenge. The mediums I have worked with are perspex, steel, resin, powder, copper and acrylic."[source]

He also plays with perspective in other ways.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Worst Serve Ever in Pro-Tennis History?

Li Na, woman's rank number 6, hits one of the worst serves in tennis history. Check it out!

Fantasy meets Reality

Johan Thörnqvist transforms ordinary photos into an inhabitable utopia where little people go about their daily lives.

 These photos were only taken with his phone. 

Here are some of his other work

 Check out his process!