Yeah, Baroque Star Wars is pretty much the greatest thing to ever come out of Sweden. The artist, Mattias Adolfosson, should probably be knighted. I like the two images above best, but there are a lot of really great ones in the gallery.
So let's see...powerful, scary-looking dog that's comfortable and fearless amidst the chaos and enjoys the excitement? Shows up just as a riot starts? Seems like Cerberus might still be hanging around his old stomping grounds.
Have you been following this issue? If you love the intertubes and want to keep them the wonderful, open playground of innovation that they currently are, then you probably have. If not, and you just use Facebook and AOL, then you might want to read up, because its a harbinger of things to come and its definitely not a good thing from an economic, cultural, consumer rights or privacy perspective, among other things.
Basically, if the under-informed, misdirected politicians behind this act have their way, the internet, as we currently know it, will be no more. All so the government can prop up the hapless, broken business models of old media empires.
This Briton got a little creative with his response. I like the politics, but mostly I like this video because he says "m'lord" and the chorus reminds me of Parklife-era Blur.
This is Picher, Oklahoma, the most poisonous town in the United States. Why so poisonous? Maybe it's the lead paint, or acid rain. Or, oh I don't know, maybe its the GIGANTIC PILES OF MINING WASTE LOOMING OVER THE ENTIRE TOWN.
"Mountains of mining waste contaminated with lead and pocked with sink
holes loom over the nearly empty town of Picher, Oklahoma. The Tar Creek
that runs through the area is burned red by acidic water that seeped up
from the underground mining tunnels. Once a town with a population of
20,000 and the world's richest lead and zinc mining field, fewer than 25
people remain in what was called the most toxic place in the United
States by the EPA."
The amazing thing is that a few people actually still live there. The high school closed, but its last graduating class left in 2009. Presumably to all go work for a mannequin factory in the next town over. Nowhere to go but up!
Yesterday in balmy Adelaide, Australia, a 45-year old comic book store owner named Michael Baulderstone stopped a thief from stealing a $150 book, The X-Man Omnibus. Big deal, you say? I forgot to mention that Baulderstone was dressed as Spiderman. And that he was assisted in his citizen's arrest by two Jedi Knights (as if the Jedi couldn't have arrested them on their own, puhleeeeez). And the best part is, they actually used their lightsabers as weapons.
"My Spider-sense was tingling," Baulderstone said. "I didn't want to
scare him off so I followed him around the store and eventually said:
'Are you right there mate?'"
I'm a tiny bloke, but I just grabbed his bag and looked in it and
there was the book," he said. "I had 50 people in the store so I just
shouted for someone to guard the front door and it just happened that
the Jedi Knights were there and they had their light sabers out so they
held the door until the police arrived...it really was a team
The nice thing about a lightsaber wound is that the blade instantly cauterizes the injury, preventing massive blood loss. That thief should be thanking his lucky stars that the two Jedi weren't dressed as Aragorn and Gimli.
When the apocalypse comes, gas costs $40,000 / gallon and all the horses have been eaten, I want this guy on my team. There's no better way to get from point A to point B then on this man's totally flat head.