Friday, July 29, 2011

Weekend Strip: Famous

Grumpy old superheroes
Ford's 40 films
Doubting Paul
Cinderella's Basic Instinct
via Shoebox Blog and Popped Culture

Coffee Break Poem: Anahata

aside from faith,
as far as you know,
you will never have another heart.
better to grow the one you were born with.
fill it with blood & love. risk.
let the strange world sneak inside.
accept all of life in your chest.
death is the end of percussion.
breathe deeply, the music
will function. listen close.
freedom thaws in your ribcage.
dance with vehemence
to feel its fast-pumping.
tempt two lips to greet your throat
& take note: your racing pulse
will laugh & kiss back. god is strong
in the clock of your desire.
every tick, my friend, divine
confirmation: you are alive. beat. yes!
you are alive

by Lenelle Moïse
from The Poetry Center at Smith College
© 2008-2010

Thursday, July 7, 2011

The best from "Overheard in the Newsroom"

Editor: “I don’t want to go to a social media meeting. I already know how to use Facebook, and I will always hate Twitter.”

The photo chief, after being told on Friday it was too early to discuss an article running Tuesday: “Why plan now when you can scramble later?”

Photographer on local television station’s new operation: “What they lack in professionalism they make up for in mistakes.”

Reporter on the phone with a source: “He was wearing a suit, you say? No, that doesn’t sound like a reporter.”

Coffee Break: How to develop film with coffee

This is too good to resist. In fact, I'm going to use a word I have never used through my blogging history: awesome.

It combines two of my favorite things: coffee and photography.

For those who still remember how to do it (develop film, that is), or have been contemplating on setting up a darkroom but hesitate because chemicals are either hard to find or too expensive -- here's a nifty solution.

Make's Matt Richardson demonstrates. I have to admit I am a tad skeptical, but heck, I have heard of stranger things.

Link via Foodiggity

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Food Porn: Another website made entirely of chocolate

Last time we featured a website made entirely of chocolate. Now here's another one from Whittaker's, which turns out to be the first website of the sort.
Link via Foodiggity

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Weekend Image Dump: Famous

Winnie the Pooh and Tigger. Link via Neatorma
Bill Murray as a religious icon by artist N.C. Winters called “The Wisdom of the Llama.” (via Neatorama)
Original Cover Painting for Tarzan Comics by Mo Gollub - (Dell, 1955). Link via Drawn

Saturday Strip: 1st birthday

The best from "Overheard in the Newsroom"

Managing Editor, after hearing a large glass break in another part of the building: “What was that?”
Photographer: “I think that was our stock.”

Editor: “Journalists and money never go together.”

“I just asked the governor a question on Twitter, I feel gross.”

New Reporter to Editor-in-Chief: “Are all of the pictures taken naturally out of focus, or is that the printer’s fault?”

Newsroom secretary: “Who do I refer this lady to on the phone who says the sunrise and sunset times are wrong in the paper?”
City editor: “God.”

After apologies for being sent a steady stream of error-riddled copy:
Copy editor: “I appreciate imperfection. It pays the rent.”

Reporter: “I don’t write inverted pyramid. I write … square.”

Dateline NBC cameraman filming newspaper reporter for segment: “Used to be that newspaper people looked down on TV people.”
Reporter: “They still do.”

Photog on phone accepting a compliment from caller: “Yep. I am leaking awesome all over this desk.”