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Randomness for 8/8

1) The alphabet, carved on the tips of pencils.

2) Kanye West Tweets combined with New Yorker cartoons. It’s not exactly Nietzsche Family Circus, but, um…

3) I don’t even know what to say about this news story. My initial shock at reading it has lessened as I realize this sort of thing isn’t unusual. It wouldn’t be newsworthy at all if not for the Facebook connection.

4) What a bestseller’s marketing push looks like. Someday, this will be me.

5) Amazing Lego Animation. Not for some technical razzle dazzle, but because it is so simply shot and effective. Video

6) It’s hard to believe this isn’t partly cgi in post, but this is a 3D projection onto a building, and it’s mindblowing. Video.

7) “But now, I have successfully shown that I was the best slave.” A New York high school valedictorian delivers a controversial speech against the public school system in which she excelled.

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

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barbarienne
Aug. 9th, 2010 02:11 am (UTC)
The carved pencils are amazing! Knowing how difficult it is to carve jeweler's wax, which is intended for carving, I can imagine the patience it must take to work teensy graphite.
burger_eater
Aug. 9th, 2010 05:20 am (UTC)
The graphite carving was pretty crazy. I can't really imagine the size of the tools used.
geniusofevil
Aug. 9th, 2010 09:49 pm (UTC)
1) something to do with those left over funeral ash pencils
4) yes it will
5) put that on my kid's lego playlist
6) you can trick our eyes so easily
7) it was fine people, let it go
burger_eater
Aug. 9th, 2010 11:06 pm (UTC)
7) She doesn't have to let it go! She's only 18! She graduated a few weeks ago.
geniusofevil
Aug. 10th, 2010 04:00 am (UTC)
I was talking to her critics!
burger_eater
Aug. 10th, 2010 04:14 am (UTC)
Hmph!
geniusofevil
Aug. 10th, 2010 04:23 am (UTC)
as if the woman who can't spell would ever defend education!
burger_eater
Aug. 10th, 2010 05:58 am (UTC)
Who are you kidding? You're part of the *system* now!
geniusofevil
Aug. 10th, 2010 09:01 pm (UTC)
all I am is just another brick in the wall
blackhanddpants
Aug. 10th, 2010 04:27 am (UTC)
If you're not aware of it, there's a BBC TV show called James May's Toy Stories, and on tonight's episode he had a two-story house built entirely of Legos. Even the kitchen implements and the toilet were 100% made of Legos. He then lived in the house for 24 hours.

You can probably find it online somewhere. It might be of interest to you and/or the boy.

Aha! I found a piece on it: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1214729/James-May-size-Lego-house-wants.html
burger_eater
Aug. 10th, 2010 06:01 am (UTC)
Thank you for that. I did post about it a while ago. I even posted about the destruction of the house.

Apparently, May was annoyed that the Lego people said they would take the house to one of their theme parks after the show was done, and the Lego people were annoyed that May built it without talking to them about how it could be put together and then taken apart for the move.
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Comments

  • 14 Jan 2019, 21:47
    Oh, yeah, excellent point.
  • 14 Jan 2019, 21:46
    Oh yeah. Like the lawyers who get obvious really venal criminals off because it makes their success rate look good. But those are not the ones I am referring to in meaning well. These guys are mixed…
  • 14 Jan 2019, 20:37
    This reminds me of the time my wife was injured and the insurance guy handling her case did everything possible to deny and stall the payment. We had to put her surgery on a credit card because this…
  • 14 Jan 2019, 19:24
    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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