Looks like Cartman was spotted in Iraq… 😉
The BBC has an informative article with details on the upcoming Star Wars TV series, revealing that it takes place in the twenty years between episodes three and four and “will run to at least 100 episodes.” I think the success of this series will hinge on whether George Lucas decides to get involved or not. And I’m only half-kidding. ;-p
Print your own lens hoods! If you own an SLR and don’t have lens hoods for your lenses, they are definitely worth it to cut down on lens flare in certain situations. However, they can be surprisingly expensive. These cardboard versions are obviously not as sturdy as the real thing, but as the site points out, you can always print out another ;-). Most lens manufacturers are covered (no Minolta for you yet, shaft) with a surprising selection of lenses available.
The animated image above is seen on bicycle wheels via the phenomenon known as persistence of vision, which creates an illusion of motion when a series of images are displayed in quick succession. The Instructables post SpokePOV: LED Bike Wheel Images includes detailed step-by-step instructions on how to build your own POV rig on a bicycle.
SACKS10 held a contest in which artists submitted their interpretations of Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids. Most of the entries were very cool, and the one above is one of my favorites (although not the winner)…
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Not sure what to make of this, but I am not in the mood to explore too deeply right now…
Check out the American Prospect Online article The New New Gore:
Five years ago, Al Gore was the much-mocked pol who blew a gimme with his stiff demeanor and know-it-all style. Today? C’mon, admit it: You like him again.
The article examines what Al Gore has been up to for the past couple of years. You might be surprised…