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  • These Are the Darkroom Techniques Photoshop’s Tools Are Based On

    02/26/2015 7:23:30 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 26 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | 02/26/15 | Michael Zhang
    As a tribute to Photoshop for its recent 25th birthday, Lynda created this “before there was Photoshop” video that shows the darkroom tools and techniques that were used by film photographers before Photoshop and digital photography arrived on the scene. Photographer Konrad Eek works on a print by dodging, burning, adding gradients, using masks, feathering, and more. If you’ve never made a print in a darkroom before, this video could be quite illuminating.
  • WATCH: "Equal Pay" Feminist Myths Debunked... Thoroughly!

    02/26/2015 4:17:44 PM PST · by StevenCrowder · 14 replies
    LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 02/26/2015 | Steven Crowder
    You’ve all heard the Patricia Arquette Oscars speech. You’ve all heard the statements about the “gender gap” and how women deserve “equal pay”. The problem is that it’s based on a premise… that’s entirely untrue. I prove it in the video.
  • Police Raid the Lesbians Who Trolled Russia's Leading Anti-Gay Politician

    02/26/2015 2:09:04 PM PST · by redreno · 14 replies
    http://globalvoicesonline.org ^ | Posted 26 February 2015 | Kevin Rothrock
    Being gay is dangerous business in Russia, but it’s especially risky when you troll the country’s leading opponent of gay rights. The owners of a St. Petersburg lesbian nightclub, raided today by police, are learning that lesson. Infinity is a “girls-only” nightclub for “St. Petersburg’s most stylish young women.” On February 1, one of the club’s owners and several of her friends were flying from Moscow to St. Petersburg, when they spotted Vitaly Milonov, a lawmaker famous for initiating Russia’s crackdown on LGBT rights. Not fans of his conservative politics, the girls photographed themselves kissing one another in front of...
  • Crazy cat people [pix]

    02/25/2015 12:10:22 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 76 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 2/24/15 | Andreanne Lupien
    These are the hilariously imaginative pictures of people in purr-fectly normal scenarios surrounded by playful felines. The photographer has put together this quirky set of photos to celebrate her love of cats. Andréanne Lupien, the 23-year-old photographer from Canada, believes in fairy tales, happy endings, magic — and cats. She said: “I had fun taking pictures of myself with my cat and putting it around me in the room.” (Caters News)
  • When Art Stopped Caring About Humanity (Dada)

    02/25/2015 8:36:05 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    National Review Online ^ | February 25, 2015 | David Pryce-Jones
    The centenary of the artistic movement known as Dada is coming up in 1916 and it ought to produce a lot of nonsense. The word “Dada” is supposed to come from the Kru language in Africa, and refers to the tail of a sacred cow. Up till then, the purpose of art had been to say something about humanity, and how to be a human being. Dada had the contrary purpose that there is nothing to say about human beings. The artist’s mockery and nihilism is supposed to be proof of his superiority to the stupid public.
  • Multiple Camera Drones Were Lost for This Imagery of a Volcano’s Insides

    02/24/2015 8:28:59 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 22 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | 02/24/15 | Michael Zhang
    Explorer Sam Cossman recently employed the help of multiple drones to capture photos and footage of the Marum Crater in an active volcano on the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu. He ended up losing multiple drones in the process, but he left the island with spectacular images that will help provide a better understanding of the volcano and the life that exists around it.
  • World’s Most Powerful Camera Receives Funding Approval

    02/24/2015 6:17:46 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 51 replies
    SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory ^ | January 9, 2015 | No Attribution
    Menlo Park, Calif. — Plans for the construction of the world’s largest digital camera at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have reached a major milestone. The 3,200-megapixel centerpiece of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), which will provide unprecedented details of the universe and help address some of its biggest mysteries, has received key “Critical Decision 2” approval from the DOE.
  • Leonard Nimoy Rushed To Hospital After Severe Chest Pains!

    02/23/2015 2:29:16 PM PST · by Mmogamer · 105 replies
    Epic Times ^ | 02.23.15 | Epic times
    Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy has been rushed to the hospital after experiencing severe chest pains. After a 911 call, the legendary star was transported to UCLA Medical Center last week. No word yet on his current condition…
  • Oscar Ratings Hits Seven-Year Low, Viewership Worst Since 2009

    02/23/2015 12:19:32 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 98 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | 2/23/15 | Dominic Patten
    All the awards have been given out and it looks like the final numbers for the 87th Oscars are in. Running from 8:30 PM to 11:48 PM ET last night, the Neil Patrick Harris hosted show garnered a 10.8 rating among adults 18-49 with 36.6 million viewers. Among the key demo that’s a 17% drop from what the final ratings for the 2014 Academy Awards were and the worst the AMAPAS ceremony has done since 2008.That show had a 10.68 rating. The total viewership for last night’s Oscars were down 18% from last year to hit a 6-year low. The...
  • 2015 Oscars

    02/22/2015 5:31:45 PM PST · by hole_n_one · 371 replies
    2/22/2015
    Best PictureAmerican Sniper Birdman Boyhood The Grand Budapest Hotel The Imitation Game Selma The Theory of Everything WhiplashBest Director Alexandro G. Ińárritu, Birdman Richard Linklater, Boyhood Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel Morten Tyldum, The Imitation GameBest Actor Steve Carell, Foxcatcher Bradley Cooper, American Sniper Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game Michael Keaton, Birdman Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of EverythingBest Actress Marion Cotillard, Two Days One Night Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything Julianne Moore, Still Alice Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl Reese Witherspoon, WildBest Supporting Actor Robert Duvall, The Judge Ethan Hawke, Boyhood Edward Norton, Birdman Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher J.K. Simmons, WhiplashBest Supporting Actress Patricia Arquette, Boyhood Laura Dern, Wild Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game Emma Stone, Birdman Meryl Streep, Into...
  • Vintage PHOTO: "Pupsicle" ... A World-Weary Puppy In Antarctica, Circa 1912

    02/22/2015 2:23:50 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 36 replies
    Flickr via IO9 ^ | circa 1912 | Frank Hurley
    A World-Weary Puppy In Antarctica, Circa 1912 This poignant image (cheer up, buddy!) of a pup named "Blizzard" was taken in 1912 by Antarctic adventurer Frank Hurley, who two years later would be the photographer on Ernest Shackleton's famed Endurance Expedition. This shot is from the First Australasian Antarctic Expedition, which set out in 1911. Over a period of years, Hurley visited the frozen continent six times and came away with a trove of stirring images.
  • 2015 Oscars: Nominees - 87th Academy Awards Nominations

    02/22/2015 10:40:20 AM PST · by EveningStar · 64 replies
    The Oscars ^ | February 22, 2015
    ABC - Tune In Live Sunday Feb 24 7e|4p Nominees -- The 87th Academy Award Nominations for the 2015 Oscars
  • Developer and philanthropist Henry T. Segerstrom dies at 91

    02/20/2015 3:04:06 PM PST · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | February 20, 2015 | Staff
    Henry T. Segerstrom, the arts philanthropist and visionary behind South Coast Plaza who helped turn his family's lima bean fields into one of the most successful shopping malls in the United States, died Friday . He was 91. Segerstrom was known for his charitable giving – he made the largest single private donation in Orange County history, $40 million in 2000 to expand the Orange County Performing Arts Center – and for luring high-end retailers to Orange County. In 1978, he successfully courted Nordstrom, persuading the luxury department store to open its first location outside the Pacific Northwest, forever changing...
  • Fashion Week or Photoshop? [JimmyKimmelLive clip]

    02/20/2015 12:46:05 PM PST · by Colofornian · 2 replies
    Some of the fashions at fashion week are so crazy it’s hard to tell if they’re real or not. So we had some of the guys in our graphics department make some fake ones..
  • 100 Years of Iranian Beauty

    02/19/2015 7:27:03 PM PST · by beaversmom · 25 replies
    You Tube via Imgur ^ | February 19, 2015 | aristotlewasborninmacedonia via Cut Video
    Composite gifs from video via Imgur Source Video via You Tube
  • Happy Birthday, Photoshop! Here’s a Look Back on 25 Years of Digital Photo Editing

    02/19/2015 6:33:43 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 19 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | 02/19/15 | Michael Zhang
    Today marks the 25 year anniversary of Adobe Photoshop being launched and changing the way we see the world. Here’s a look at how Photoshop started and how far it has come in the past two-and-a-half decades. The birth of the software can be traced back to 1987, when developer Thomas Knoll created a simple pixel imaging program called Display. It was able to display grayscale photos on a black-and-white monitor.
  • These Historical Paintings Are More Disturbing Than Most People Would Think

    02/19/2015 9:36:34 AM PST · by EveningStar · 33 replies
    Viralnova ^ | January 16, 2015
    It's strange that many people don't consider television shows, films, and video games to be "art" because of their violent and provocative content. But, have you ever looked at some of the most famous classical paintings? Some of the most famous paintings of the old world are downright vulgar. Nudity and disturbing images of violence such as deities eating babies whole, women having sex with animals, and even beheadings plaster the walls of art museums everywhere. Not only that, but these paintings are nearly priceless. People view them sipping on wine and possibly even adjusting their monocles. When you really...
  • TERRAGEN FREEWARE TERRAIN GENERATOR

    02/18/2015 11:59:59 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 4 replies
    I started a thread on this years ago, been too busy and forgot about it.TERRAGEN generates landscapes. Depending on your effort they can be amazing.
  • Unretouched photo of Cindy Crawford leaked

    02/16/2015 7:16:45 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 104 replies
    An unretouched Marie Claire photo of Cindy Crawford leaked on Friday, in which the 48-year-old supermodel looks pretty amazing posing in a black bra, undies, a furry coat and a hat. Marie Claire commented on the photo, sharing that its origins are actually from a December 2013 cover story from Marie Claire Mexico and Latin America. "No matter where the photo came from, it's an enlightenment -- we've always known Crawford was beautiful, but seeing her like this only makes us love her more," the magazine writes."[The photo] is real, it is honest, and it is gorgeous."
  • Father recreates famous images with his 5-year-old daughter as model

    02/15/2015 10:01:28 PM PST · by UnwashedPeasant · 28 replies
    billgekas.com ^ | unknown | Bill Gekas
    Stunning photos! Really, really cool and beautiful.
  • Beaver walking about on two legs while carrying sticks

    02/15/2015 6:45:09 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 65 replies
    i.imgur.com ^ | 2/15/15 | Mrs. Beaver
    Beaver walking about on two legs while carrying sticks
  • Leaked FAA Doc Discusses Upcoming Regulations for Camera Drones

    02/14/2015 9:26:05 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 15 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | 01/14/15 | Michael Zhang
    A newly leaked document by the Federal Aviation Administration may offer a first look at upcoming regulations for drones, and the laws discussed appear to be somewhat favorable for photographers who fly camera drones.
  • Gaffney Peachoid Getting A Makeover

    02/12/2015 5:48:31 PM PST · by Resettozero · 27 replies
    WSPA.com ^ | Updated: Feb 06, 2015 1:48 PM EST | Chris Abbotts
    GAFFNEY, S.C. - No, the Gaffney Peachoid isn't covered up because it's cold. The water tower is draped in a protective curtain as crews work to give it a facelift. Last year, work began to give it a makeover. Workers prepped the giant peach-shaped landmark by putting up a support system that allowed them to hang the curtain safely for sandblasting and painting. Now that the cover is up, they will start the make it look shiny and new. The project is expected to be finished by the end of the month.
  • 'Lost' Leonardo da Vinci painting seized by Italy

    02/12/2015 8:23:23 AM PST · by C19fan · 13 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | February 10, 2015 | Nick Squires
    A long-lost painting attributed to Leonardo da Vinci was confiscated from a bank vault in Switzerland after Italian police said it had been exported illegally and was in danger of being sold for up to Ł90 million. Swiss police, acting on a request by their Italian counterparts, seized the portrait of Isabella d’Este, a Renaissance noblewoman, from a private bank vault in Lugano on Tuesday. After being lost for centuries, the painting was rediscovered in 2013 in a collection of 400 artworks kept in a Swiss vault. The authorities then were alerted to the existence of the painting, but it...
  • Photographer Spends Years Creating New ‘Historical’ Photos of Old Warships

    02/11/2015 7:51:36 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 10 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | 02/11/15 | Michael Zhang
    Danish photographer Thomas Bangsted sits on the opposite end of the spectrum from “spray and pray” photography. The Brooklyn-based artist often spends months or years completing individual pictures through researching, traveling, shooting, and post-processing. The 7-minute video above offers a glimpse into how Bangsted creates his art.
  • The Vatican Conspiracy Its Real

    02/11/2015 7:41:16 PM PST · by purcre · 117 replies
    Gloria tv ^ | 12/2/2015 | pucre
    The Vatican Conspiracy now happening shows the true nature of what and how people in this church are treated. A second shroud has been discovered in the Veronica Veil held at St Peters and they are refusing to tell their people and the world.
  • Imgur Does Away with Pro Membership (truncated)

    02/10/2015 8:11:22 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 9 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | 01/09/15 | Michael Zhang
    Imgur Does Away with Pro Membership, Now Offers Free and Unlimited Photo Storage for All After being started back in 2009 as a gift for Reddit users, Imgur has quickly become one of the Web’s most dominant forces in image hosting. Yesterday marked the service’s sixth year in existence, and to celebrate, Imgur has decided to phase out Pro subscriptions. The benefits of paid membership are now completely free for every user.
  • Hovering happy face smiles down on us from space

    02/10/2015 10:55:26 AM PST · by Red Badger · 9 replies
    www.newscientist.com ^ | 13:47 10 February 2015 | Jacob Aron
    This smiley face hovering in space looks like it was beamed into the heavens by a celestial keyboard. Captured by the Hubble Space Telescope, it was in fact created by a quirk of general relativity known as gravitational lensing. The glowing eyes are bright galaxies that are part of a galaxy cluster known as SDSS J1038+4849. The massive structure warps space-time, bending light like a lens to create a stretched image of distant galaxies, called an Einstein ring. The well-positioned circular shape creates the outline of the face and the wry grin.
  • Affinity Photo is a New Pro Photoshop Alternative for Mac Users: Get It for Free

    02/09/2015 6:28:27 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 27 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | 02/09/15 | Michael Zhang
    Affinity Photo is a new program that was launched today by the England-based software company Serif. It’s designed to be a powerful alternative to Adobe Photoshop for professional photographers and retouchers who work on a Mac.
  • Vanity: Does anybody sell on Etsy.com?

    02/08/2015 4:12:46 PM PST · by goodwithagun · 29 replies
    I was thinking about selling my arm knit infinity scarves on Etsy. I've discovered I need to get a fed tax ID number, register my business with my state (Ohio), create a sales tax payment account on the state's tax site, get a vendors license, and potentially charge and pay local sales tax. All this for what I'd consider my "egg money"? If you sell on Etsy or know somebody who does, could you share the experience?
  • A Blast from the Past: How the World of Photography Was Changing Back in 1887

    02/07/2015 10:49:50 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 15 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | 01/07/15 | Michael Zhang
    Back in 1887, a photography instructor named Edward M. Estabrooke published a book titled Photography in the Studio and in the Field. It was “a practical manual designed as a companion alike to the professional and the amateur photographer.” Filled with detailed information on how to practice photography with the equipment and technologies of the time, the book also contains interesting passages that describe how the world of photography was changing.
  • Aircraft carrier steams through a rainbow

    02/06/2015 5:34:03 PM PST · by iowamark · 55 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/6/2015
    Navy photographer Ignacio Perez likes to shoot landscapes but never dreamed he'd shoot an amazing one on the deck of an aircraft carrier. But on Tuesday around 10:30 a.m., as the USS John C. Stennis cruised in the Pacific Ocean, he got the shot of a lifetime: the 115,000-ton, 1,100-foot-long warship steaming through a rainbow. "As a photographer I am used to documenting operational events like aircraft launches and recoveries," Perez, a 21-year-old mass communications specialist third class, said in an email. "But when I saw the rainbow I was excited because it was different. I knew the odds of...
  • Closer view of Ceres shows multiple white spots

    02/06/2015 1:41:53 PM PST · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    phys.org ^ | 02-06-2015 | by Bob King, Universe Today
    NASA's Dawn spacecraft has acquired its latest and closest-yet snapshot of the mysterious dwarf planet world Ceres. These latest images, taken on Feb. 4, from a distance of about 90,000 miles (145,000 km) clearly show craters – including a couple with central peaks – and a clearer though still ambiguous view of that wild white spot that has so many of us scratching our heads as to its nature. Get ready to scratch some more. The mystery spot has plenty of company. Take a look at some still images I grabbed from the video which NASA made available today. In...
  • Gauguin Painting Is Said to Fetch $300 Million

    02/06/2015 1:28:03 PM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    NY times ^ | February 5, 2015 | Scott Reyburn and Doreen Carvajal
    A sensuous Paul Gauguin painting of two Tahitian girls has been sold from a Swiss private collection for close to $300 million, one of the highest prices believed to have been paid for an artwork, according to European and American art world insiders with knowledge of the matter. The sale of the 1892 oil painting, “Nafea Faa Ipoipo (When Will You Marry?),” was confirmed by the seller, Rudolf Staechelin, 62, a retired Sotheby’s executive living in Basel, Switzerland, who through a family trust owns more than 20 works in a valuable collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art, including the Gauguin,...
  • Actress-Singer Mary Healy, Who Starred Opposite Orson Welles, Dies At 96

    02/05/2015 6:47:45 PM PST · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    AP via CBS Los Angeles ^ | February 4, 2015
    Mary Healy, a versatile actress and singer who starred with Orson Welles on Broadway and opposite her husband Peter Lind Hayes for nearly 60 years on stage, screen and radio, has died. She was 96.
  • Queen Mary To Have Royal Rendezvous In Long Beach With Queen Elizabeth II

    02/05/2015 9:16:29 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com) — Royalty will meet Thursday for the first time in the Port of Long Beach. The Queen Mary will be visited by her “niece” when the Queen Elizabeth II, which is in the midst of a global cruise, pulls into a nearby dock around 7 :30 a.m. It is the first time a modern Cunard liner will dock and disembark passengers in the Long Beach harbor. The Queen Elizabeth is a replica of the original ship, which, along with the Queen Mary, made more than 2,000 trans-Atlantic crossings while in service.
  • 8-Month Time-Lapse Shows How an Acorn Grows Into an Oak Seedling

    02/04/2015 9:25:41 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 27 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | 02/04/15 | Michael Zhang
    Scientific photographer Neil Bromhall of Right Plants 4 Me created this time-lapse showing the birth of an oak tree. It reveals how an acorn turns into an oak seedling over the course of 8 months from September through April.
  • SI Swimsuit Rookies Reveal (Warning: CPU Overload Alert)

    02/04/2015 2:42:28 PM PST · by goldstategop · 46 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | 1/29/2015 | Rebecca Shore
    Erin Heatherton:
  • Closest Images Asteroid P/2010-A2 Vincenzo Giovanni Ruello

    02/04/2015 8:40:21 AM PST · by purcre · 7 replies
    Gloria tv ^ | pucre
    Another processing of the experimental photographer Vincenzo Giovanni Ruello revealing the actual asteroid in close up P/2010-A2 originally photographed by Hubble telescope in 2010
  • The Devils Brigade - Boehner sobbing

    02/04/2015 5:12:02 AM PST · by wbarmy · 24 replies
    MSN ^ | 2/4/2015 | MSN
    Members of the WW2 special forces unit, forerunners of the Navy SEALS, receive a Congressional Gold Medal.
  • Does the Art Market need Regulating?

    02/03/2015 8:25:09 AM PST · by woofie · 8 replies
    Blouin Art ^ | 2/3/2015 | MOSTAFA HEDDAYA
    Denunciations of the art market are a dime a dozen, the bogeymen equally manifold: speculative collectors, corrupt dealers, artists enlisted to mint an alternative currency for global circulation. But when one of the world’s most high-profile economists calls for the art market’s regulation, as Nouriel Roubini did last month at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, people tend to listen. Speaking at a lunch event hosted by the weekend edition of the Financial Times, Roubini denounced the use of art “for tax avoidance and evasion.” “While art looks as if it is all about beauty, as a business it...
  • It Looks Like Someone’s Solargraphy Camera Just Got Blown Up by an Atlanta Bomb Squad

    02/03/2015 12:06:23 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 21 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | 02/02/15 | Michael Zhang
    If you’re looking to do a solargraphy project by leaving a pinhole camera in a place for months, a bridge above a busy freeway is not a smart location choice.
  • Good Times Are Back! Nile Rodgers and Chic Sign New Deal, Album On the Way

    02/02/2015 5:43:02 PM PST · by 9thLife · 27 replies
    Showbiz*411 (Hollywood on the Hudson) ^ | February 2, 2015 9:19 am | by Roger Friedman
    Freak out! Nile Rodgers and Chic are back, officially. I knew some time ago that Rodgers was signing up with Warner Music, and now it’s official. A new Chic album is due shortly. Rodgers signed a deal with Warners, and they will distribute all the new music from his label Land of the Good Groove, which he has with Michael Ostin. Michael’s dad, Mo Ostin, of course, was the long time leader of the real Warner Bros. Records back in the day. Michael is an accomplished A&R man himself, with loads of great credits. Nile is one of pop music’s...
  • Michelangelo's bronze panther-riders revealed after 'Renaissance whodunnit'

    02/02/2015 12:55:31 PM PST · by Red Badger · 35 replies
    www.theguardian.com ^ | 02/01/2015 | Mark Brown
    Sculptures to be displayed at Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, thought to be the only surviving bronzes by the Renaissance artist Two handsome, virile naked men riding triumphantly on ferocious panthers will on Monday be unveiled as, probably, the only surviving bronze sculptures by the Renaissance giant Michelangelo. In art history terms, the attribution is sensational. Academics in Cambridge will suggest that a pair of mysterious metre-high sculptures known as the Rothschild Bronzes are by the master himself, made just after he completed David and as he was about to embark on the Sistine Chapel ceiling. If correct, they are the only...
  • Neil Young's PonoPlayer: The Emperor Has No Clothes

    02/02/2015 12:29:06 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 72 replies
    Yahoo Tech ^ | January 29, 2015 | David Pogue
    It was one of Kickstarter’s most successful campaigns. Its inventors sought $800,000 in funding from the public — but raised a gigantic $6.2 million. The project: the PonoPlayer, “a revolution in music listening.” It was designed to play back music files that use up to 20 times more data than the MP3 files that gave the first pocket music players a bad name. “Everyone who’s ever heard PonoMusic will tell you that the difference is surprising and dramatic,” Pono wrote on Kickstarter. “They tell us that not only do they hear the difference; they feel it in their body, in...
  • Left Shark was the real Super Bowl MVP (The comments are worth the price of admission)

    02/02/2015 9:32:23 AM PST · by raybbr · 38 replies
    SBnation.com ^ | 2/2/2015 | Rodger Sherman
    Right Shark had crisp, coordinated moves. Left Shark is drunk: Left Shark failed out of choreography school. Left Shark fell asleep during the meeting where the moves were planned out, but nobody noticed (sharks sleep with their eyes open and remain mobile while asleep) and nodded his head when the dance instructor asked if he knew what he was doing. Left Shark only got this gig after threatening to bite the person in charge of casting. But despite all his failings, Left Shark continued to fight. And that's beautiful. The New England Patriots may have won the Super Bowl, but...
  • A Visual Representation Of The Relationship Between Science And Music

    02/02/2015 7:56:39 AM PST · by Robe · 30 replies
    San Francisco Globe ^ | December 18, 2014
    Nigel John Stanford is a musician from New Zealand who is well-known for his work in the genres of Ambient and New Age music. In the video below, you can see a range of his musical abilities as he plays both a drum set and a piano while also rigging makeshift instruments from things like playing cards. This video is entitled 'Cymatics,' and cymatics is the science of creating visualizations of audio frequencies.
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('80S)

    02/01/2015 3:52:05 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 60 replies
    me | 2/1/15 | me
    ROUND 2 of the greatest hits of the '80s begins! Due date: Sunday, Feb 8 @6:00 pm (Eastern) Had to cut short the Round 1, as the response wasn't enough. Will try weekly rounds from now on. This Round takes the top 6 songs of each year of the '80s, and pairs them in brackets along with the best #7s as voted in Round 1.
  • Looking for a picture

    02/01/2015 11:30:02 AM PST · by MNDude · 24 replies
    I remember seeing a picture of a Nazi propaganda poster. It had two pictures side-by-side. The first picture was a picture of a large state hospital and the second picture was of a lot of cute little homes within the community. The message was basically "how would you rather our state money be spent? " I have been trying to find this poster on the Internet, but have not been successful. Does anyone know where I can find this picture?
  • Police Mistake Large Crowd Of Photographers With Rave Revelers

    02/01/2015 7:29:16 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    Police confronted a large group of people Saturday night and reported that they were unruly and possibly creating mayhem. They suspected the crowd of nearly 1,000 had been kicked out of a rave. LAPD later clarified that they belonged to the Flask Mob photography group. “Everyone just meets up and takes photos, roam the streets of L.A. and just shoot,” photographer Mason McDaniels said. They were drawn to the area, at Mission Road and East 7th Street, by postings on social media sites