Posts Tagged ‘happymutants’

Travel posters for comic book cities

07 Dec
Justin Van Genderen's vintage style travel posters for the storied cities of comicbookland are on sale for $18.03 each.

Gallery: ComicTravelLocations (5 images) (via Super Punch)


Delightful science fiction story in review of $6800 speaker cable

27 Nov
Nestled amongst the many funny and delightful reviews for the AudioQuest K2 terminated speaker cable, an 8-foot audio cable that sells for $6,800.00 (a $1,650.00 savings!) is this wonderful short science fiction story by Whisper, an Amazon customer in California:
We live underground. We speak with our hands. We wear the earplugs all our lives.

PLEASE! You must listen! We cannot maintain the link for long... I will type as fast as I can.


We were fools, fools to develop such a thing! Sound was never meant to be this clear, this pure, this... accurate. For a few short days, we marveled. Then the... whispers... began.

Were they Aramaic? Hyperborean? Some even more ancient tongue, first spoken by elder races under the red light of dying suns far from here? We do not know, but somehow, slowly... we began to UNDERSTAND.

No, no, please! I don't want to remember! YOU WILL NOT MAKE ME REMEMBER!

Click through for the exciting finale!

I have only a little time..., (via Making Light)


Cut-up artist alphabetizes the newspaper

08 Nov

Kim Rugg is a Canadian visual artist with a very sharp knife and a lot of patience and glue: she newspapers, stamps and other paper ephemera up, letter by letter, and makes does delightful and demented art like newspapers in which all the type has been rearranged in alphabetical order. The work is a beautiful and provocative commentary on the form and content of print media.

Kim Rugg - A London artist's knife skills and knack for precision

Kim Rugg, Mark Moore Gallery


Lincolnbot Mark I

05 Nov

Disney's put the original Abe Lincolnbot Mark I from the 1964 New York World's Fair on display at the gallery at Disney Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World.

Walt Disney: One Man's Dream Reopens With New Magic, Fond Memories at Disney's Hollywood Studios


The Star Thrower: sweetly moving comic

21 Jul

I found Jake Parker's short comic "The Star Thrower" to be sweetly moving and well, just lovely. What a nice way to have started my morning.

The Star Thrower (Thanks, Fipi Lele!)


Swedish Chef sings “Popcorn” (shrimp!)

15 Jul

Some of the best neomuppetry I've seen in recent years: The Swedish Chef performs the pioneering electronica classic "Popcorn."

The Muppets: Pöpcørn


Futures for SF writers that aren’t the Singularity

01 Jul
Rudy Rucker's tired of the Singularity (Vernor Vinge's conceit of a future in which people cease to have recognizably human motivations after they marry their minds with ever-accelerating computers). So he's come up with some other veins for SF writers to mine. Here's a couple (click through for the whole lot):
The Afterworld
I've always thought there should be more SF that speculates about what happens to people after they die. This can shade into fantasy, of course, but giving it an SF slant would be interesting. Certainly it's nice to speculate that there's some kind of underworld...rather than nothing.

Quantum Computational Viruses
The current trend is to view any bit of matter as carrying out a so-called quantum computation. These computations can be as rich and complex as anything in our brains or in our PCs. One angle, which I explored a bit in Postsingular and Hylozoic, is that ordinary objects could "wake up." Another angle worth pursuing is that something like a computer virus might infect matter, perhaps changing the laws of physics to make our world more congenial to some other kinds of beings...

An Infinite Flat Earth
What if Earth were an endless flat plane, and you could walk (or fly your electric glider) forever in a straight line and never come back to where you started? The cockroach zone! The kingdom of the two-headed men! One night there'll be a rumble and, wow, our little planet will have unrolled, ready for you to start out on the ultimate On the Road adventure.

Fresh SF Futures (via Futurismic)

(Image: Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah, a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from markhillary's photostream)