Monthly Archives: June 2012
I’m not going to lie there is a good to very good chance that if you wear this I will immediately fall in love with you. I’m not sure that’s a good endorsement but it is the truth. Check out this sweet Knight in Shining Armor Hoodie made by Chadwick John Dillon.
Check it out. It appears that Marvel and Reebok have teamed up to create some pretty kick ass footwear. Which one is your favorite?
Here is the first level of the original Mario complete with high definition gore. Enjoy!!
If you want to be the coolest parent probably ever in the universe you will teach your kids the alphabet with this. When husband-and-wife designers Emma and Brandon Peat learned they were to be first time parents they decided that they wanted to start their child out on the right path and created this alphabet series comprised completely of Star Wars characters.
For those who are easily entertained such as myself here is a video of monkeys and other animals laying down some fresh beats….or trying to eat the beatmaker. Is it sad that this may be just as good as some of the music I have heard on the radio? Well anyway enjoy!
Here is an even bloodier trailer for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
This is just awesome. I pretty much love the marriage of LEGOs with anything and everything fantasy/sci-fi.
When I was a kid a few boards in a tree that gave even the slightest shelter against the elements was considered a treehouse and we left it to our imagination to fill in all the gaps. These treehouses take the cake though, there are a few that I think we can all agree are more like treemansions. Take a look!
The top image which depicts a treehouse resembling a Christmas decoration is known as the Yellow Treehouse and is located in New Zealand. The treehouse that is suspended by scaffolding is now completed and is a Treehouse Hotel located in Sweden that for $600 dollars a night you can enjoy.
I’m particularly impressed aesthetically with the treehouse in the top left corner. It reminds me of something out a JRR Tolkien novel.
If you ever wanted to live in the trees fulltime then there is a company called Blue Forest that can make your dreams come true. The company specializes in producing fully functional and totally liveable treehouses. The bottom photo is called the Canopy Cathedral and is located in Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania.
The top photo is a more modern treehouse design while the two bottom photos illicit thoughts of treehouses from fairytales.
The top photo could be considered the mother of all treehouses. Known as the Minister’s House it is considered the largest treehouse in the world, and is located in Tennessee. The second tree, is also a multi-level treehouse and is part of Treehouse Village Resort in Kavieng, Papua New Guinea.
One of these is not actually a real treehouse. Can you guess which one it is? If you guessed the one that is set up on top of the giant tree trunk then you would be right. It is actually a Japanese restaurant that is a totally concrete made structure which customers get up to via elevator. While not an actual treehouse it is very interesting nonetheless.
Awhile back my grandmother sent me an email with all these old photographs. I’m a bit of a history geek and I thought they were very interesting to look at and imagine how people lived back before the interwebs and smartphones. I thought some of you might like them as well and have decided to share them. I hope you enjoy as much as I did.
This is a picture of 23 men posed outside Yukon Gold Co. Dawson, 1914. It was created in 1914.
Here`s a stunning image of Titanic survivors on way to the rescue ship Carpathia. It was taken in 1912.
This is an important picture of a Slaves Reunion. Pictured are Lewis Martin, Age 100; Martha Elizabeth Banks, Age 104; Amy Ware, Age 103; Reverend S.P. Drew, Born Free. It was taken in 1917 by Harris & Ewing.
John Davison Rockefeller was an American oil magnate. Rockefeller revolutionized the petroleum industry and defined the structure of modern philanthropy.
The photograph illustrates Lt. O.T. Davis, Sergt. J.D. McQuade, George Fowler of Internal Revenue Service and H.G. Bauer with the largest still ever taken in the national capitol. It was made in 1922.
The picture above was taken on October 3, 1862. Lincoln is shown standing on the Battlefield of Antietam. The following day, October 4, 1862 his Emancipation Proclamation appeared for the first time on the pages of Harper’s Weekly, the most widely distributed newspaper of the day.
Again I’m going to get on my weather girl geek soapbox. This map produced by NOAA depicts the tracks of tornadoes over the last 56 years in the United States of America. The brighter the line stroke the more severe the storm was that produced the tornado. Basically what it seems like is if you live anywhere east of Colorado you’re getting jacked up by severe weather during the spring/summer months. Personally I’m from SW Missouri and have been in a few tornadoes in my day and I can assure you that it’s not nearly as fun as the movie Twister makes it seem.