Are you crafty? Want to learn a cool and simple trick for spicing up thank-you notes or home-made greeting cards? Kate at Minieco Tutorials has published a swell “how-to” on the subject. It requires minimal supplies including: paper, an exacto knife, a metal ruler and a needle.
Here is a quick breakdown on the steps, but to really learn how to do it, you need to head over to Minieco Tutorials.
Walter LeCat was a pretty decent addition to the cat food advertising world. I think he was supposed to be a spoof of famous newsman Walter Cronkite, but I am not sure I see/hear the connection besides the glasses and name.
Walter is no Morris, but I am a sucker for a puppet trying to sell me anything.
Our celebration of the art of this wonderful book continues. Last week we looked at the American Mythos and the Arthurian Heroes, today I would like to show you the art from the section of Babylonian Mythos.
I always fixated on this section mostly because of the swell image of Marduk battling Tiamat. That dragon has all sorts of charisma.
We did not do much roleplaying in a Babylon-themed world sadly, but I could definitely see enjoying playing a Cavalier who worshiped Marduk.
Marduk vs. Tiamat
Nergal and his Shield
Gilgamesh takes no bull
Worst Combat Stance
In this piece by Drew Wise, we get a pixelated look at some of sci-fi movie classic in retro arcade form. Too few classic films in this genre ever got turned into arcade games, although they all probably could work really well as one.
How many can you name?
Love the image? Why not get it turned into a shirt?
I will not argue that Cracker Jack is a great snack. Individual sized boxes were sometimes bought as a treat in my house when I was growing up and I still indulge in a box from time to time nowadays. What I have never been sold on is the Cracker Jack as a family snack. The reason behind this is simple. The prize.
When you are a kid, one of the highlights of eating Cracker Jacks is the prize. So what do you do when you have more than one prize seeker? In this commercial they just skip over the potential drama of a “prize fight” by having both kids reach for the bowl — One reaches for the prize, the other a handful of Cracker Jack. Maybe they take turns or flipped a coin before hand, but I think this is simple a sanitized version of reality.
Have you ever tried to give one kid a toy and not the other? It can be a nightmare.
That is why I suggest you stick with individual boxes. They are fun to eat, allow for some portion size management and more importantly give you a prize in each one.
In this wonderful video from Joe Penna, the classic video game Super Mario Bros is recreated using mix media stop motion animation. It is a remarkably well-done recreation of level 1-1 that is capped off with an unexpected twist.
I would really enjoy seeing Joe try to take on the first level of the original Sonic the Hedgehog at some point in the future.