“If you can’t love yourself, how the hell you gonna love somebody else?” - RuPaul - - - - - - - - - - - “if by a "Liberal" they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people -- their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties -- someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a "Liberal," then I'm proud to say I'm a "Liberal.” - John F. Kennedy - - - - - - - - - - - - “Imagine finding someone you love more than anything in the world, who you would risk your life for but couldn’t marry. And you couldn’t have that special day the way your friends do – you know, wear the ring on your finger and have it mean the same thing as everybody else. Just put yourself in that person’s shoes. It makes me feel sick to my stomach …. When I shared a picture of my tattoo on my Twitter page and said, ‘ALL LOVE is equal,’ a lot of people mocked me – they said, ‘What happened to you? You used to be a Christian girl!’ And I said, ‘Well, if you were a true Christian, you would have your facts straight. Christianity is about love.’ The debate resulted in a lot of threats and hate mail to people who agreed and disagreed with me. At one point I had to say, ‘Dude, everyone lay off.’ Can’t people have friendly debates about sensitive topics without it turning into unnecessary threats?” - Pop star Miley Cyrus on her marriage equality tattoo - - - - - - - - - - -

Friday, January 13, 2012

What Would A Child’s Drawing Look Like If It Were Painted Realistically?

Being that I love art, artists and anything visually aesthetic, I had to share the following images with you.  In response to the question above, illustrator Dave DeVries answers that simple question for you in his own words:
"It began at the Jersey Shore in 1998, where my niece Jessica often filled my sketchbook with doodles. While I stared at them, I wondered if color, texture and shading could be applied for a 3D effect. As a painter, I made cartoons look three dimensional every day for the likes of Marvel and DC comics, so why couldn’t I apply those same techniques to a kid’s drawing? That was it… no research, no years of toil, just the curiosity of seeing Jessica’s drawings come to life.” He describes the process as follows: “I project a child’s drawing with an opaque projector, faithfully tracing each line. Applying a combination of logic and instinct, I then paint the image as realistically as I can.” 
Here are a few images from his gallery.  Feel free to check out the rest here.

Disney Prince of the Week 001

Starting today, and every Friday thereafter, I'll be posting a Disney Prince of the Week.  Can you guess the movie and name of the character who played the Prince?

Zac Efron Can't Keep His Shirt On - Geez.

What was the best part of the movie, 17 Again?  And be honest, don't lie.  I know you remember... It was a about a guy whose life didn't quite turn out how he wanted it to and wishes he could go back to high school and change it. He wakes up one day and is seventeen again and gets the chance to rewrite his life.

 Yeah, this was the best part.

Building Implosions

On Monday I posted a couple videos of a building at my place of employment that was demolished with such precision that only a few fragments were sent flying and broke a couple of nearby windows.  All that remains is a pile of rubble in a small, confined place, and I mean literally just a few feet from the building I work at.  Here are couple images courtesy of Zachary Magnuson (a Facebook friend and fellow employee at MD Anderson Cancer Center), of the building's remains.

So......  since we are on the topic of implosions, I wanted to post the following video.  It is from the International Society of Explosive Engineers (ISEE) conference that was held in Las Vegas in January of 2003.  The video highlights the implosions from the previous year. Unfortunately, the ISEE eventually alienated the structural blasting component of the society, so these highlight videos were discontinued.  According to their YouTube description,  "Implosionworld's footage is now mostly seen on Discovery Channel and National Geographic documentaries, etc."

The difference between explosions and implosions is that one tends to go outward, and the latter inward.  And regardless of how fascinating these images are, the amount of technique and precision that goes into this job is extremely vital.  When engineers are hired to implode a structure, "the technique involves the firing of precisely placed demolition charges in specific timed intervals that use gravity to cause the center of the building to fall vertically while simultaneously pulling the sides inward, a process often erroneously described as an implosion." [source]

It's a pretty cool video, so check it out.  You'll see huge structures coming down, from bridges and sport stadiums to office buildings and Hotels.

Post Secret Fridays - Issue 090

PostSecret is an ongoing community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a homemade postcard.

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Read a special message from Frank Warren of PostSecret.com about him closing down the Post Secret App after the jump.

Movies to Watch - Chronicle

I'm always skeptical of watching movies like the Blair Witch Project and Paranormal Activity (both of which I haven't seen).  I ended up watching Cloverfield, and I wasn't too impressed.
But I have to say this might be a movie Ryan and I will have to watch.  At first when I started seeing the trailer to Chronicle, I was like uh, whatever, nothing's different.  But then you're like WTF, WTF, what's up with that?  Based on what I read on IMDB, "three high school friends gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery. Soon, though, they find their lives spinning out of control and their bond tested as they embrace their darker sides."

I surely hope I'm not disappointed when I see this movie.

Here's the trailer:

OMG Hilarious! - Quick With The Gun, Slow With The Mind

I'm Han Solo and Gandalf - Get Over It!

Based on the popular shirts, "I'M GAY. GET OVER IT!" come the celebrity "Get Over It" Tees! LMAO.
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- Blade 7184 aka Peter