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Apologies for the radio silence. This employment lark is not as much fun as I was led to believe. Anyway, hope to be writing more from now on. The republican line up is providing material faster than I can even process it, let alone write about it. And I’m just barely keeping the lid on a simmering rant about PETA, which should be…. interesting.
But as far as today is concerned, take a look at these! Remember the art nouveau Firefly posters I’ve written about before? Well Quantum Mechanix has just released posters of the gentlemen of Firefly. Unfortunately I don’t like them quite as much as the ladies. Some of these seem a little forced, especially when you compare them to things like the Jaynestown poster. But they’re still pretty excellent.
I’ll be back tomorrow Puffin. No really, I will.
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As you know, I have a dear love for weird and wonderful language. Especially collective nouns for groups of animals. On that note, here are some of my favorites from this site, which is the most complete list of names I have yet found. See the rest here.
|Badgers||Cete, Set, Company|
|Bees||Grist, Hive, Swarm, Nest|
|Cats (General)||Clowder, Clutter, Pounce, Dout, Nuisance, Glorying, Glare|
|Cats (Kittens)||Kindle, Litter, Intrigue|
|Crows||Murder, Horde, Parcel, Storytelling|
|Eels||Swarm, Bed, Fry|
|Ferrets||Business, Cast, Fesnying|
|Fox||Skulk, Earth, Lead, Troop|
|Hawks (Flight)||Kettle, Boil|
|Horses (General)||Team, Harras, Stable, Troop|
|Jays||Party, Scold, Band|
|Magpies||Tiding, Gulp, Murder, Charm|
|Moles||Labor, Company, Movement|
|Monkeys||Troop, Barrel, Carload, Cartload, Tribe|
|Otters||Romp, Bevy, Family, Raft|
|Peacocks||Muster, Ostentation, Pride|
|Rooks||Building, Clamor, Parliament|
|Snails||Escargatoire, Rout, Walk|
|Swans (Flight)||Wedge, Flight|
|Turtles||Bale, Nest, Turn, Dole|
|Zebras||Crossing, Zeal, Cohorts, Herd|
This is my favorite word ever. An implausibility of gnus. Wtf, awesomesauce:
And this, Puffin, is for you:
There are tons more here. Now what I want to know is this. What is the collective noun for us MacGuffins? A pointlessness? An ennui? An ignorance? What are your thoughts on this important matter?
Well Puff, hopefully this represents the end of my radio silence.
Despite rumors to the contrary, I am still alive! My brain, however, has not not yet recovered, so rather than launching into my new rant about reproductive rights or my collective bargaining health care conspiracy theory (I will fill you in later Puffin but spoiler alert: I’m pissed at everyone except Antony Weiner) I will instead drop an awesome-bomb on you in the form of assorted Doctor Who stuff. Am I excited about the new season, which starts on Saturday? You bet! Will I be able to watch it? Of course not.
This is an AMAZING Dalek propaganda poster, by the fantastic Francesco Francavilla.
This is another one which was actually produced by the BBC themselves. Of course, it was a tie in to my least favorite episode ever. Honestly, Victory of the Daleks was awful. But the poster is good, and can be downloaded in hi res here. You can also get it as a tee shirt from, sigh, Hot Topic, which I refuse to link to.
Here is a Skaaro Institute of Extermination mug that I obviously need to own.
This one has a bit of a German/Weimar Republic feel to it. From deviantartist LycanLauren.
These are a series of Doctor Who travel posters, or the closest thing I can find to them. Follow the link to find a few more. With all the crazy worlds the Doctor visits you’d think there would be tons of awesome posters, like Steve Thomas’ wonderful Star Wars advertising posters and Middle Earth travel posters. But this seems to be pretty much it.
This is from the vault, and I may or may not already own the first one, but they’re still my favorite things ever so I will continue to blog them every couple of months until I grow up a bit and stop feeling the urge to show off. From Bill Mudron. Purchase info is here.
This is a fantastic French Tom Baker era poster. Unfortunately it’s a terrrrrrible quality pic. From flikr.
Next we have a mild riff off the Social Network’s extremely repurpose-able poster. From tumblr.
And this is just to settle an argument I’ve been having with certain truly stupid male relatives. Karen Gilliam is HOT, ok? End of story. Pics or it didn’t happen? Fine. From a photoshoot for Marie Claire. (I know at least 3 people who are going to need to change their trousers after looking at this.) Her legs alone warp the space time continuum.
This is a Tardis infographic. Click to embiggen and make it, you know, legible and stuff.
And to finish off I present you with possibly the most impressive thing I have ever seen. A Tardis cake that is a) incredibly pretty and accurate and b) is bigger on the inside!!!!! How is that possible???? Well, as far as I understand it, the cake-engineer (I don’t even know who this person is, but I want them to be my friend forever) did something clever with mirrors to make the inside seem bigger than the outside. Puffin I cannot even cope with awesomeness of this magnitude.
I am flabbergasted Puffin. Flabbergasted. I hope the season premier is awesome enough to live up to all this crazy coolness. Watch it for me.
Other geek stuff roundups:
Thor roundup, because May 5 is way too far away,
Poster art roundup 1 (Ghostbusters, Naria, Tron etc)
Poster art roundup 2, movie posters as icons and some Formula One stuff
Poster art roundup 3, Back to the Future and more
Vintage Star Wars posters by Steve Thomas
Check out the poster art tag or the category in the drop down menu to the left. Also, please submit stuff! I love nerd-phenalia, so drop stuff in comments, send it to tumblr, whatever. I’m always looking for more.
And is this the best vintage Ghostbusters poster ever? You tell me Puffin.
Oh well. The downside of that hanging nest is that I wouldn’t have been able to hang art in it. So I suppose it’s just as well.
I desperately need a palate cleanser after that last piece, which brought so much bile to my throat that I think I permanently damaged my teeth. So here is a change of pace, or perhaps a return to form, since I think this blog is evenly split between my movie poster obsession and our various political rants. So here we have some pictogram posters of famous movies by artist Viktor Hertz. Follow the link to see many many more.
And a great painting of Quorra by Peter Breese. I like that he even got her highly improbable shoes right.
These are fantastic Formula 1 Grand Prix posters from PJ Tierney. I love the way he integrates the shape of the car into the dominant shapes of the flags. Especially the one for Japan. Although now I want to see rip offs featuring the Stig.
I think these are great. Full props to Safwat Saleem at BunchofCrock.
That, my friends, is the BEST TATTOO EVER.
Must read: Anna Holmes, The Disposable Woman in the NYTimes.
Weirdest yogurt ad ever features Willem Dafoe doing a Doctor Seussian voice over and a yogurt bull exploding out of a sun burst of ….. yogurt? Here.
Misleading headline: Spider infestation leads to recall of 65,000 Mazdas. I took that to mean that the cars were infested and I freaked the fuck out. Fortunately it turns out its just something with the webs that will make the fuel tank seize up. Or something.
Cutest iPhone case ever is made of felt and is a Tardis. That is all you need to know. You can buy one on Etsy Here.
I cannot stress this enough: everyone should read this.
I want to live in this house. It is 12 ft square, has no power, and is heated with wood. Its adorable and I love it.
And finally, Star Wars travel posters and also lightsabers. From here.