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Jake and Amir, watch Jake and Amir

It’s been a long time since Jake and Amir were regularly making videos.  I remember it like it was yesterday honestly, I can’t believe it’s been 3 or 4 years.  Any Hootie and the Blowfish, they recently joined back up on Patreon and are uploading Jake and Amir watch, Jake and Amir, it’s like director commentary on DVDs back in the day.  Just pop it in, press play and enjoy the ride.

Or, pay them some money and watch them watch themselves.  This above video is from Milk Man I and II with Ben Schwartz.  I’ll be honest, I wasn’t a big fan of the Milk Man set, but it’s fun to watch them reminisce about times past.  I almost want to sign up and watch,but they’re only like 20 episodes deep and they have over 800 to total.  Or that’s what I heard.  It seems right.

I remember stumbling to the videos years and years ago.  Remember stumble-upon.  Man those were good times.  I know Tuesdays and Thursdays I was refreshing the homepage waiting for the new video to drop.  Then before I had found the reddit community, I would hope to be one of the first to add a comment to their page.

Many good times watching them.  I still use many of the phrases in my common every day words.  It’s impressive, kind of.  Some people don’t really get it, but I do, and that’s what matters.

Check it out, pay them.


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I cannot view photos of real life hipsters without being reminded of Hipster Hitler.  Since it’s been quite awhile since I’ve had a post about Hitler, I feel this mention of him will do.


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Wooden People

Wooden Woman

Peter Demetz is an Italian sculptor of an unusual medium – wood.  I’d say that wood is potentially more difficult to work with than marble or stone.  Wood can split very easily, and if it isn’t dried well, then the entire thing can get ruined.  Marble and stone can do the same, but at least you can drop wood and not really destroy too much of it.  Hmmm, ok, maybe marble or stone is more difficult of a medium.

This one is pretty good, look at the detail in the person.  You can see the grain in her back.  It’s pretty neat.

Wooden Woman walking

{Bored Panda|My Modern Met}

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Alternate History Thursday: Mars

On the 69th anniversary of the Roswell Incident, I bring you news of this mushroom cloud formation discovered on Mars.  It was taken last year by the Indian Space Research Organization’s Mars Orbiter and I’ve been sitting on this news ever since then.  Forgive me.

Mushroom Cloud

It looks like a mushroom cloud doesn’t it.  It also looks like there’s a crater below it, and another couple of craters nearby.  What could this be??

Let’s speculate!!!!!!!!

{Tech Malak}

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Rope Trees

blue rope tree\

Brazillian artist Janiana Mello and Daniel Landini unwind rope to create these beautiful leafless trees diagrams.  Some are pretty neat, some are pretty abstract.  The one with the giant root is kind of in the way and more arty than necessary.  I like the blue one above with the tangle of roots below, very much like a tree in my mind.

corner rope tree

{Met|Mello + Landini|Barbara Picci}

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Secret Wooden Rings

Tiny Snow Forest

The above looks like a tiny interesting snow globe right?  Maybe an odd shaped thing.  Well, you would be wrong.  It’s actually a ring.  A hand made wooden ring with beeswax and jewelry resin making the designs inside.  Canadian jeweler My Secret Wood has created these works of art.  The two I’m showing here are nothing, they have a couple dozen different varieties.  All of them are cool.  I like the colored ones better than the clear ones.  And the small city like designs in them.  There’s a green one that says it’s underwater, but I can’t help but see Sequoias in it.

The one above is called Tiny Snow Forest, you can buy it for $110 USD.  This one below, the swirl is called Oasis Forest, it’s also on sale for $110 USD.

Oasis Forest

I wonder how difficult it would be to make something like this myself?

{Design World}

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36v Plasma Cutter

Did you know you can use 4 9v batteries some foil, and a piece of graphite/lead from a mechanical pencil to make a mini plasma cutter?  I didn’t.

plasma supplies

It turns out that you can, and it’s quite straightforward too.  In case you don’t believe this will work, here’s a video of it:


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Landscape Art


Artist Stand Herd uses the land as his canvas, creating giant “crop circles” except, they are rarely circles, and are sometimes advertisements.

The above is a recreation of Vincent Van Gogh’s Olive Trees, it took a massive effort of weeding, planting, digging, mowing, and other earthscaping techniques to get the work of art visible from the Minneapolis airport and covers 1.2 acres.

I like the State Quarter of Kansas one he did:

Kansas Quarter


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3D Folded Canvas Art

Canvas Art 1

At first glance this looks like an elaborate painting.  And it’s true to a sense.  It has been painted, but it’s many individual pieces of canvas that have been folded onto themselves that then has been painted.  Here, take a closer look:

Canvas detail

This is the artwork of painters Stephen Stum and Jason Hallman, known as Stallman.  The two of them work together to create these works of art by layering and folding canvas, and then painting them with different colors to get the natural look that you see above.  They have lots of different works on their site, and if you have a few thousand dollars, you can buy one of them.  Some are pretty cool, I know I wouldn’t be able to make that.  And the three dimensional aspect of it itself is nice.  I like it, but you probably can’t touch it.

{My Modern Met|Colossal}

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Curved Origami


Vietnamese artist Hoàng Tiến Quyết makes origami.  But these aren’t your ordinary origami.  He uses a technique called wet-folding, which as it’s name implies, adds water to the paper before folding.  This technique adds an additional layer of skill to origami as you now need to get the right balance of wetness to the paper so that the paper doesn’t dry to quickly, or get too wet to tear too easily.

Blue Horse

The wet-folding technique is most often used for complex organic works, mainly animals.  Overall, I think the pieces are pretty neat.  I don’t think I would ever be able to make one of those though, I can’t even do regular origami.  I think commissioning some of these for a party would be cool though, if it weren’t expensive that is.