May 29, 2008

Ghost Goblets:

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These "Ghost Goblets" ($75 for 4 at Cocktail Vibe) achieve a nice effect with a double-chambered tumbler in which the inner chamber is shaped like a traditional goblet. LINK

May 19, 2008

Dawn Of The Dead Goes 3-D:

George A. Romero's "Dawn of the Dead" will be dimensionalized to stereoscopic 3-D for a planned theatrical release. New Amsterdam Entertainment has tapped 3-D company In-Three, which will use its proprietary dimensionalization process to turn the 1978 indie horror flick movie into 3-D. The project is expected to be completed within the year.
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So far the only legacy 2-D film that has been converted and re-released in digital 3-D is Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas," which Disney released in October 2006 in 168 theaters, grossing $8.7 million. Disney reissued the film in October and plans to repeat this year and in 2009. There are slightly more than 1,000 3-D-ready digital screens in the domestic market, and that number is expected to grow.

May 14, 2008

Darth Vader Attacks Jedi Church - SRSLY:

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HOLYHEAD, Wales (AP) ― A man who dressed up as Darth Vader, wearing a garbage bag for a cape, and assaulted the founders of a group calling itself the Jedi church was given a suspended sentence Tuesday.

Arwel Wynne Hughes, 27, attacked Jedi church founder Barney Jones - aka Master Jonba Hehol - with a metal crutch, hitting him on the head, prosecutors told Holyhead Magistrates' Court.

He also whacked Jones' 18-year-old cousin, Michael Jones - known as Master Mormi Hehol - bruising his thigh in the March 25 incident, prosecutors said.

The two cousins and Barney Jones' brother, Daniel, set up the Church of Jediism, Anglesey order, last year. Jedi is the faith followed by some of the central characters in the "Star Wars" films.

The group, which claims about 30 members, says on its Web site that it uses "insight and knowledge" from the films as "a guide to living a better and more worthwhile life."

"We all love the films and what they stand for. Obviously some people are going to laugh about it," the Wales on Sunday newspaper quoted Barney Jones as saying last month. "But a lot of people do take it seriously."

Unfortunately for Hughes, his March attack was recorded on a video camera that the cousins had set up to film themselves in a light saber battle.

"Darth Vader! Jedis!" Hughes shouted as he approached.

Hughes claimed he couldn't remember the incident, having drunk the better part of a 2 1/2-gallon (10-liter) box of wine beforehand.

"He knows his behavior was wrong and didn't want it to happen but he has no recollection of it," said Hughes' lawyer, Frances Jones.

District Judge Andrew Shaw sentenced Hughes to two months in jail but suspended the sentence for one year. He also ordered Hughes to pay $195 to each of his victims and $117 in court costs.

In the 2001 United Kingdom census, 390,000 - 0.7 percent of the population - listed Jedi as their religion.

May 12, 2008

Black Metal Cupcakes:

The Black Oven, a blog devoted to gloomy baking ("Immaculate confections succumbed to northern darkness") presents us with this fabulous recipe for Black Metal Cupcakes:
Le Petit Gateau du Les Legions Noire - Traditional cupcakes inspired by untraditional black metal:
In a perfect world everything would be as stark and void of color as these cupcakes. They are baneful in their absolute disdain for your tastelessness, and are true misanthropes as far as baked goods go.

May 10, 2008

Massive Guitar For Sale:

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Landscape artist Mike Shubic can make you a humongous guitar like the 12-foot-long beaut seen here. This particular style starts at $6500 plus shipping. From his eBay listing:
This is an acoustic style guitar sculpture that can be made in any size, finish or style, and, you can actually strum it. The strings are piano wire in various sizes and the piece can be tuned (to some degree).

May 09, 2008

NES Coffee Table Controller:

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Kyle Downes of the aptly named "Ultra Awesome" blog built this genius coffee table that's an enormous, working NES controller! It opens to reveal storage space for tons of game-carts. LINK

May 06, 2008

Illinois Man Orders custom Beer Can Coffin:

SOUTH CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. - Bill Bramanti will love Pabst Blue Ribbon eternally, and he's got the custom-made beer-can casket to prove it. "I actually fit, because I got in here," said Bramanti of South Chicago Heights.

The 67-year-old Glenwood village administrator doesn't plan on needing it anytime soon, though.

He threw a party Saturday for friends and filled his silver coffin — designed in Pabst's colors of red, white and blue — with ice and his favorite brew.

"Why put such a great novelty piece up on a shelf in storage when you could use it only the way Bill Bramanti would use it?" said Bramanti's daughter, Cathy Bramanti, 42.

Bramanti ordered the casket from Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home in Chicago Heights, and Scott Sign Co. of Chicago Heights designed the beer can.

May 01, 2008

Japanese Anatomy Illustrations From 1819:

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These two happy individuals are featured in the Kaibo Zonshinzu anatomy scrolls from 1819. Pink Tentacle has more on the scrolls, painted by a physician named Yasukazu Minagaki. PINK TENTACLE LINK