Monday, May 31, 2010

Music Video Mondays

This week's "Music Video Monday" is a fun one. There isn't much to say about this video.

This week's video is "Bohemian Rhapsody", from Queen, as done by the Muppets. It's a cute video. Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Awesome Art

This week's Awesome Art is brought to you by the wildly talented artist Jo Chen.

Jo Chen is one of the cover artists for Dark Horse Comics Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Season 8. She has created some iconic covers with her full, rich & detailed painted covers.

This particular cover is to BTVS:S8 # 36 (I think), which features Spike, a vampire that is in Buffy's "circle of turst". Spike is played by James Marsters (a picture of him as Spike has been added to see the likeness that Jo Chen has incorporated into her work)

Monday, May 24, 2010

Music Video Mondays

This week's Music Video Monday selection is from the great folk trio band, Peter Paul & Mary .

Albert Grossman was the man responsible for the creation of Peter, Paul and Mary. In 1961, after auditioning several singers in the New York folk scene, he decided on the trio of Peter Yarrow, Noel "Paul" Stookey, and Mary Travers. Shortly after their "rehearsal phase", Grossman booked them into The Bitter End, a coffee house and popular folk music venue in New York City's Greenwich Village. They recorded their first album, Peter, Paul and Mary, the following year. The album was listed in the Billboard Magazine Top Ten for 10 months, including seven weeks in the #1 position.

This week's song selection is one of their most popular songs, "Puff the Magic Dragon", which has always been a topic of talk, due to the nature of it's lyrics. Often assumed that the song is about drug references, Peter Yarrow (co-writer of the song, along with Leonard Lipton) states that the song is purely about the loss of a child's innocence.
The group incorporated the song into their live performances before recording it in 1962; their 1962 recording of "Puff" reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in early 1963.

The video is a live rendition of the song (I believe in 2003 or 2006), where Yarrow does clearly state the meaning behind "Puff"....

I just watched the video below, from what appears to be the 60's, and DAMN do they sound the EXACT SAME?!
WTC(What The Crap)?!
How is that even possible?!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Awesome Art

This Awesome Art is by Alex Ross. It is for the upcoming coming book, "The Last Phantom", by Dynamite Entertainment. It's creepy and cool both at the same time!
I must admit, based on this cover, the comic looks very intriguing...

Thursday, May 13, 2010

What is a Makerbot?

So, I came across this video while surfing the web! I thought this was really fascinating and cool as hell!

You can find out more about Markerbot here


MakerBot Industries is a company founded in January of 2009 by Bre Pettis, Adam Mayer, and Zach “Hoeken” Smith producing an open source 3D printer rapid prototyping machine called the Cupcake CNC. The Cupcake incorporates the ideas of the RepRap Project with the goal of bringing desktop 3D printing into the home at an affordable price, partially due to being able to produce some of its own parts. It allows people to make their own bots that can build almost anything up to 4"x4"x6". They print with acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) , high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and polylactic acid (PLA) plastics.

Cupcake CNC machines are sold as do it yourself kits. The circuit boards are already soldered, requiring only minor soldering on non-critical parts from the user.
MakerBot Industries has an online community called Thingiverse where users can post files, document their designs, and collaborate on open source hardware. The site is not just for MakerBot, but rather for anyone with a digital fabrication device to share their designs.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Batman: Under the Hood Preview

This is DC Entertainment's newest direct to video offering. It deals with a storyline from a little bit ago. I wasn't fimiliar with the story, so I went to the library to read it. Gotta say, not bad! Hopefully, the movie will live up to the storyline; so far, it looks promising!

**Unfortunately, I can't figure out how to shrink these particular videos down without messing them up. Best to get it in full screen and watch them that way.***

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

"Rojo" Johnson in Action

Meet Billy Ray "Rojo"Johnson, this is his debut for the Houston Astros Triple-A squad, the Round Rock Express.

This was his first appearance....was it his last as well?

Monday, May 10, 2010

Eclipse Trailer

Here is the trailer for the newest movie isn the "Twilight" series, Eclipse

I am merely posting it for the benefit of others...

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Darth Vader does TomTom

Man, if I only owned a TomTom Navigational GPS Device!!! If I did, I could have Darth Vader giving me directions to my destination! That would be awesome! Here is a behind the scenes video of the recording process.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Burnout & Inspiration

As readers of this blog have seen (or haven't, as the case may be), I haven't beeen "Mr. Active Blogger" as of late. I'm not going to bore anyone with specifics, but the general reason is because of burnout. I'm burntout, plain and simple. I come home from work and the last thing I want to do is anything, which is sad, because I love to blog.

Last week, I got a burst of inspiration, and started to set up all of these posts to go and post. So, I think I am in a good place to start it up again. I know the last thing anyone wants to hear is my whining about this, so I will leave it at that! I'm also not going to say that I'm going to try to keep up, because I will only let people down, myself included, when I don't. Hopefully, this new found burst of inspiration lasts a good long time! So far, I have about 13 new posts coming up, and I'm gunning for more! I also updated my list of links, including among them, a couple of webcomics that I have just discovered. How long will this last? Only time will tell!