The SXSW music festival is one of the largest of its kind in the world, so when you’re invited to perform, it’s a dream come true. But when you’re asked by fast food giant McDonald’s to perform without pay, then we’ve got problems.
Loading luggage in the snow for hours on end must get boring. No matter the elements, you are required to heave heavy luggage on and off planes quickly for hours. On top of that, you have to endure seeing all the happy passengers travelling to far off exotic places everyday. So, while stuck there inhaling exhaust and going deaf from the plane engines, you might as well have some fun, right?
Every winter for the past four years, three brothers continue a tradition they started right in their front yard. Austin, Connor, and Trevor Bartz of New Brighton, Minnesota make massive snow sculptures that take days, if not, weeks to complete. This year, they created a 12-foot-tall sea turtle! In previous years, they made a shark, a walrus, and a blowfish.
Melbourne-based trio, ScotDrakula, is blasting the local scene with their grunge, garage tunes. With a new single out, O’Clock, ScotDrakula keep the tambourine steady and the vocals screechy. Frontman, guitarist and vocalist, Matt Neumann penned a list of his favourite songs that influence their sound today.
Make balloons, not war. German artist Hans Hemmer’s medium of choice is air. And what better way to visualize and quantify this unconventional medium than balloons! One of his most popular works is a balloon tank installed way back in 2007. Called German Panther, it deflates ever so slowly, showing its impermanence and fragility before […]
As part of a NASA research program, one lucky (ok, that’s questionable) man is being paid $18,000 to lie in bed for three straight months. This man’s name is Andrew Iwanicki and in August he lost his job, so there’s no better time to lie in bed and get money for it, right?
Redditor austindlight has created a series of fun and lighthearted illustrations that are from popular movies. One difference to his illustrations? Each drawing is from a movie title, missing just one letter.
Gentlemen, if you’re gonna marry someone, might as well shoot for the stars and propose to a Disney princess, right? And while you’re at it, why not propose to five of them! Blaine Gibson of Austin-based production studio Rooster Teeth did just that when he went recently to Disney World.
Seriously, what isn’t made better by bacon? We’ve had bacon lube, bacon floss, canned bacon, bacon art and now a bacon-fueled motorcycle. It’s been built by Hormel, which makes SPAM lunch meat (yes, that’s the edible kind of SPAM), and is the soon-to-be star of a documentary called Driven by Bacon featuring the road-tripping adventures of a self-proclaimed bacon-phile travelling between Austin and San Diego.
Not A Burger Stand, a Los Angelese restaurant, has a weekly chalkboard promo that has one condition: order in the voice of the chosen character. If you’ve got a mean voice impression of popular characters like Stone Cold Steve Austin, Oberyn Martell, Petyr ‘Littlefinger’ Baelish, Gandalf, and Nicolas Cage, then congratulations, you just got a discount!
As part of his preparation for his Taxi Driver role, Robert De Niro not only learnt how to drive a taxi, heeven spent some weekends driving a real cab. Apparently a passenger recognized the method actor and remarked rather astutely, ‘Well, that’s acting. One year the Oscar, the next you’re driving a cab!’
‘Wet Dog’ is a series that captures the down and out faces of our beloved pooches as they experience the harrowing experience called: bath time. In this exclusive interview, the photographer behind the series, Sophie Gamand, explores the relationship between humans and dogs in her body of work that includes dog high fashion, dog pageant, and dog rescues (she really loves dogs.) [read our original post about Wet Dog here.]
Just breathtaking. That’s about all we can say about this short video by Terjes shot atop El Teide, Spain’s highest mountain (3,718 metres) over 7 days between April 4th and 11th, 2011. It gives you a frontrow seat to some stunning nightly activity, awash with colour, light and action.
The secret to longevity: KFC. Ok maybe not, but that’s what keeps the world’s oldest cat going and going and going. Poppy, a 24-year old cat – that’s 114 in human years – from Bournemouth, England, was recently recognized as The Guinness Book of World Records’ oldest living cat.
Reddit user yoderaustin, purportedly the son of artist Andy Yoder, recently started a thread with pictures of his dad’s pet project: a rather huge globe (over half his height) painstakingly constructed from matchsticks in the last two years, with each matchstick head individually colored to reflect clouds, the sea and land mass. It even comes […]