Thursday, July 20, 2006

Boingboing is still rockin the science tip... behold these fiery fotos!

And now you want to be a scientist!

Friday, July 14, 2006

This competition has a pile of undersea photos that you wish you took.

Like this "piglet squid."

Thanks to the fountain of boingboing!

Thursday, July 13, 2006

German children's books? We have covered this world before. But wait, there's so much more! Look! its Sibylle von Olfers!

What it is, is like really spooky charming art-nouveau 1908-era stuff that is still in print. With a plethora of insects, à la Starewicz. Yow!

Those Germans!
OK! OK! Yes it's true, the guy from Congo with the electro-thumb-piano is coming to Boston. And yes, my hip brother told me about it first. And now it's in the Dig.

And now it's even here, at AFATECS! Whoo-hoo!

Monday, July 10, 2006

Is there a whole lot of raunchy, sex-crazed material on the WFMU blog? Yep.

Is it still worth checking out regularly, even if you have no use for raunchy sex-crazed material? Well, I have my strongly kept opinion. And you?

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Azur et Asmar is the latest from Michel Ocelot, the wizard who came up with the great Kirikou.

This man really has a knack for bringing gorgeous 2D illustrations into 3D, but just barely. It always feels like when you were a kid, and you could lose yourself in a well-illustrated book because the pictures had a life of their own.

Plus, he's got a droll, gentle sense of humor that makes this stuff immensely appealing to softies like myself. Take a look, it's free!

Friday, July 07, 2006

Hoorah! Here is the latest iteration of my animation must-see list - since there's so much amazing material that has become available on DVD from other planets and eras since my last update.

My heartfelt plea: anyone out there with a soul should at least eyeball this stuff. There are some inspiring and hilarious items that don't get the exposure they deserve, especially my new #1 guy Yuri Norstein (at left), who is, strangely, alive and making stuff.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

If you, like me, have ever gazed dreamily at the Milky Way and just let your mind wander, imagining What would I do if I had a hundred dollars? then this is fuel for that fire, right here: ~ Bleep Labs ~

(In case anybody missed it at BoingBoing.)

Which, really, brings me back to the classic endearing/noisy electronic noisemaker/gizmo, the Drum Buddy. For those of you bold enough to wish for a thousand dollars. Dream on, gizmo lovers, dream on!!

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

I have collected my confused musical recommendations in one place, again... for those of you with too much money and an ear for inspired madness.

This illustration is by Elisa Arguilé. It has nothing to do with the list, but it's pretty nice, innit?

Monday, July 03, 2006

Waah! Waaah! We can't make animation as dumb as the videos they show on MTV2 and BET and stuff! It can't be done! Animation is too smart to do it!

Hey MALARKEY! Look at this stuff. As dumb and stupid as anything Christina Aguilera can do in real time, but painstakingly recreated with dolls. Willis O'Brien would be wicked proud!! Thank Fous D'Anim for keeping us up-to-date.


controlroomcopycan, originally uploaded by froodmat.

Froodmat bringin it to you from Germany. Again and again and again and again. Nobody does it to a digital camera like the FROODMAT.

Gangpol und Mit is just like the Bran Flakes, except that instead of being from Australia they are from Germany, or France, or something. Alright, France then. But don't worry about it. They sound like they're from Liechtenstein if you ask me.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

I think this fits in pretty well. With other post-Deeee-Lite bands like, er, The Avalanches or something? Ladies and gentlemen, The Bran Flakes!
It is July, the air is heavy, and your hi-fi is begging to whisper the peaceful melodious sounds of tropical paradise. Oblige the old thing, will you? Xtabays World is a whole grass hut packed to the palm-tree rafters with old technicolor LPs to download, massage gently into your scalp, rinse, and repeat.

The links alone will sustain that feeling of floating in Don Ho's kidney-shaped pool, for weeks on end.



Saturday, July 01, 2006

Pretty arrsome student flim here, entitled Astronauts - a winner at Annecy, I'm told.

Check out the amazing Rabbit also, if you haven't seen it.

Thanks to cartoonbrew!

PS check out the mysterious contents of THE THING at the Secret Fun Spot. It's, umm, not what I had guessed... I don't know about you.