I hope you all had a fabulous 4th of July. Now it’s back to the grind with no more holidays until September. But at least it’s Friday right? On with the Goodie Wrap!
I want this. Anyone who knows me, knows how I can tear through a hair dryer. It’s the curse of hair that looks like Bon Jovi circa 1986 that has to be straightened every day. Anyway, this hair dryer is sadly only a concept but what a cool concept it is. If this thing were available to buy at a decent price, I’d totally get it. But only if the sound it makes is the Vader breathing sound. Although that could be unnerving to the roomies. And possibly the cat. (via Nerd Approved via Tembolat Gugkaev via Waylou)
What Nightmares Are Made Of:
Mike Puncekar is an illustrator who clearly has a crazy warped vision when it comes to the characters of the Super Mario realm. He’s got a whole collection of his interpretations on them and they are rather evil….no scratch that…they’re EVEIIIILLLLLL looking. These are the things that my nightmares are made of. Check out his website to see all of them. (via Nerd Approved)
While this is cake, and I’m sure it’s delicious, it’s going under this section because it’s creepy. If you come across a door that says “Don’t open, dead inside” you can bet your ass I’m not going to open it. Ok, I may try to take a peek because I’m a curious soul and can’t help myself. This cake was made for one of the cast members of The Walking Dead and I’d say it’s somewhat appropriate. I wonder what flavor it was. (via Boing Boing)
So last week I showed you the Lego version of Sauron’s tower. Well this week it’s the Lego version of Middle Earth. As in…..all of it. No way could I possibly fit all of the pictures that are available, so I’m just showing you Rivendell. But you can go to this website to see all the rest. Everything from Hobbiton to Isengard to the beacon towers. The coordination and logistics that went into this project astounds me. (via Topless Robot)
Any one who uses any type of creative outlet, be it drawing, sculpting, writing, or any of the other hundreds of things that are out there, knows what it’s like to hit a mental block. You get to a point where you sit down to unleash your creative fury and find you’re just coming up blanks. It’s natural and everyone goes through it. Austin Madison from Pixar knows this and has written a letter to artists everywhere encouraging you to push on through. It’s nice to know that even the geniuses at Pixar are just as much human as the rest of us. (via Letters of Note)
If you’re a cycling fan chances are you watch the Tour de France on television. If you do, chances are good that you’ve seen the guy in the picture below on what seems like every stage through out the 21 stage race. This guy is everywhere. I’ve always wondered who the heck he is, and now my question has been answered. His name is Didi Senft, and he makes his appearance every year at the TdF as well as the Giro d’Italia. I haven’t seen him yet this year, but if memory serves, we’ll see him once the race reached the mountain stages. What’s funny is I’ve been watching the Tour for years now and I’ve become accustomed to watching for him. It just wouldn’t seem right if he weren’t there. Now if I can just find out who the guy is that had the helmet with long horns and runs along the cyclists during the Tour of California. (this was emailed to me by a friend. Thanks Augustine!)
This kid is the real Gambit. The video showcases his crazy mad business card flinging skills and it’s really nothing short of amazing. I would really hate to be on the receiving end of one of these cards. Ouch!
Random News & Tidbits:
Watch what happens when someone walks around NYC and recites Bill Pullman’s speech from Independence Day ON Independence Day.
Wow….technology is an amazing thing when it’s used for good and not evil.
New details emerge on the upcoming Dr. Who episode “Let’s Kill Hitler.”
The minute I saw this article, two thoughts jumped into my head. It’s like the Kino from Stargate Universe and having this thing in Disneyland during peak times would be a frakking nightmare! Then I read the comments and found out I wasn’t the only one who has either of those thoughts!
Speaking of Disneyland being crowded, I’ll leave you with this photo. This was taken December 28, 2010 near the Pirates ride. It was misery. The park stopped letting people in to either park by 10:30 that morning and according to one of the cast members, capacity is just over 100,000 people. Do yourself a favor, don’t go to Disneyland right after Christmas. Take it from me folks. Now imagine this crowd with those thingies from the last link. Nightmare!
That’s it for this week. Have a lovely weekend!Tags: Darth Vader Hair Dryer, Disneyland, Dr. Who, Middle Earth Lego, Mike Puncekar, Pixar, Star Wars, Stargate Universe, Super Mario Bros., The Walking Dead cake, Tour de France devil