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Randomness for 3/4

1) Admiral Akbar leading the votes to become new sports mascot at Ole Miss. Shockingly, this particular “rebel” has students threatening to transfer if he shows up at games. Because that’s what important about college: the sports mascot.

2) Major retailers caught selling used lingerie. Oh, Victoria’s Secret, you’re so sexy!

3) Another way to lower health care costs. Quote: “Only about half of patients who are prescribed a medication for a chronic condition are still taking the drug regularly after a year, says Daniel Touchette, assistant professor of pharmacy practice at the University of Illinois at Chicago.”

4) Comic artist accused of copying another artist, with added moral complications. Lightbox ftl.

5) All 137 years of Popular Science Magazine in a searchable online format.

6) Quote of the day: “The problem with hockey is that everyone has a stick.” From http://www.postcardsfromyomomma.com/

7) Movies condensed into six-panel comics. Spoilers for various and sundry.

Mirrored from Twenty Palaces. You can comment here or there.


( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
Mar. 4th, 2010 10:54 pm (UTC)
RE the plagiarism thing, one thing often not mentioned: artists often use other artists' work as guidelines. Manga, comic, whatever.
Mar. 4th, 2010 10:57 pm (UTC)
The article has a link to an LJ community where they overlaid the images. They're pretty close matches.
Mar. 4th, 2010 11:01 pm (UTC)
Well, yes, they would be, if you're using that image as a guideline. The question is whether most of his images are like that, or only, say, one out of ten. If he's telling a different story and using mostly his own images, it shouldn't be an issue. If he's telling a similar story and 90% of the images are drawn from someone else's, that's bad.
Mar. 5th, 2010 12:03 am (UTC)
Most of the images are direct tracings, yes.
Mar. 5th, 2010 12:28 am (UTC)
If only he'd put porn actresses on his lightbox, he might still be working.
Mar. 5th, 2010 12:37 am (UTC)
Then that's bad.

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    Oh, yeah, excellent point.
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    The creepiest part is that some of them are actually well meaning.
  • 14 Jan 2019, 19:08
    Yeah. It's godawful what people will do when they have authority and no fear about using it.
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