Category: culture

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Autumn Spectrum by David Leclerc

Since DC isn’t known for its leaves changing color in a spectacular fashion, I’ll have to make do with this piece by David Leclerc. My picture for 10/10/10. I love our autumn, full of colors. Thanks to vanou and johanne...

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Jem Trek: To Boldly Go… Truly Outrageous!

I think The Mary Sue said it best on their Tumblr blog. OH MY GOD WE NEED THIS SHOW IMMEDIATELY Jem Trek. Seriously, someone please make this happen. As the movie was a terrible flop at the box office, this...

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Julio Salgado: POC TV Show Takeover

Artist Julio Salgado has engaged in a POC TV Show Takeover! Recently there was some outrage–which I got caught up in a little bit–about a supposed “group” of Star Wars fans who were upset over Episode VII: The Force Awakens...

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Back to the Future is History

Today’s the day, but I noticed this gem earlier this week. http://just-shower-thoughts.tumblr.com/post/131382899149/after-this-week-back-to-the-future-will-take After this week, Back to the Future will take place entirely in the past. Yep, the events that took place in The Back to the Future Trilogy are...

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Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie… Finally!

Not that poser-ass Absolutely Fabulous series from a while back, but the real deal! Fox Searchlight Pictures and BBC Films have released the first image from comedy “Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie,” what has started to shoot on location in the...

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Machines are Writing Clickbait

This is slightly terrifying. In a post earlier this week, I joked that clickbait headlines and not CAPTCHA will be the one thing that helps separate man from machine. Well, developer Lars Eidnes has created a recurrent neural network (RNN)...

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Dressmann #JustTheWayYouAre

I don’t think I have enough words to express how much I love this ad from Dressmann: Underwear for perfect men, “At Dressmann we believe that everyone is perfect just the way they are. #JustTheWayYouAre” For All 3.4 Billion Perfect...

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Campaigning for Dick

Many moons ago, when I visited the Smithsonian’s American History museum as a lad, one of the things I remember most about that trip was seeing the section on political memorabilia. From Eisenhower’s “I Like Ike” ad to many customized...

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Weather Channel 2015-16 Winter Storm Names

Even though there’s still a little contention over their doing so, The Weather Channel has released their list of 2015-16 Winter Storm Names with explanations of the names. “It’s simply easier to communicate about a complex storm if it has...

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NASA’s Exoplanet Travel Bureau

I was alerted to this yesterday on twitter–by which tweet, I cannot recall–but it’s amazing. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, primarily responsible for construction and operation of planetary robotic spacecraft, has designed an Exoplanet Travel Bureau. It features destinations that mankind...