The title of the upcoming Rolling Stone article on HBO’s hit show True Blood is called “The Joy of Vampire Sex,” and unless you watch the show then it’s probably hard to understand just how awesome this is. The show deserves all the recognition it gets, and the cover of Rolling Stone is about as good as it gets…particularly for a TV show!
Some have found the cover “distasteful” and “inappropriate”. Um, watch one episode of the show and you’ll understand what those two words really mean. Personally, I could do with a little less male nudity on the cover, but, like viewers of the show know well, this is no different than the show itself, which shows more male ass than a locker room of ____ [insert joke that I don't feel like thinking of right now here]. So peep the cover, watch the show and f’ing enjoy:
Don’t you love the internet? You can take two stupid things that no one cares about (i.e. Legos & history), put them together, and, bam, you’ve got yourself the next viral phenomenon. Well, I’m a sucker for the internet (as well as Legos)(history: not so much), so consider yourself a victim of this latest internet craze, though you can actually probably call this one “art” and completely get away with it, so stop bitching and read my blog. Mike Stimpson, an active participant on Flickr, as well as a big fan of, um, positioning Legos in famous poses, has combined his two favorite hobbies and created an incredible set of photos on Flickr that depict Legos positioned in the identical fashion as some of the most famous photographs of all time.
I’ve selected three to show you below, but you can check out the rest of the set (43 in all) here on Flickr. For the three that I’ve chosen to showcase, I decided to place the original photo that the “Lego-version” is based off of right next to the “Lego-version,” both in case you are stupid/not familiar with the famous photograph and, moreso, to take up a bunch more space on my blog.
Click on any of the photos for a much better look at them (and then press “right” or “left” on your keyboard to cycle through the whole set):
I suppose the applicable word here would be “cute:”
Remember burnt sienna? Well, I do. This is pretty dope:
Here’s an article on how the colors changed over the years, i.e. the above chart translated into words.
For example, look how Crayola added the fluorescent colors right before the 80′s started; nice move:
Colors Available 1972-1989
Number of Colors: 72
All colors previously listed plus the following fluorescent colors added in 1972.
Can you believe that such free/hilarious speech as depicted below, considered completely appropriate when published 70 years ago, would be considered “inappropriate” in today’s society?! Where have our rights as Americans gone?
Oh yeah, well I guess it’s kinda sexist. But it’s still hilarious isn’t it?!
For more sexist vintage advertisements, hit up here and here.
[via oobject & The Stupid Net]
I’ll let this guy talk because the Gizmodo writers are better than me, but this shit is crazy:
There’s not much to say about these images of the Hoover Dam Bypass except expletives mixed with a dozen shades of amazement. It’s not the longest or the tallest or the biggest or the complexest, and still, it’s stunning:
Learn more about my newfound discovery and see much better pictures than mine at Gizmodo.
Just take a cue from Toyota and start making cool shit like this, and I promise the whole U.S. automotive market will turn around…or something.
Quickly moving on from stuff that I know nothing about (e.g. current events, the recession, etc.), the Midnight Rider Tundra Tailgater (pictured below) was developed through Toyota’s partnership with Brooks & Dunn. Now, this truck is a tight ass truck. Brooks & Dunn, on the other hand, are…well, I have no freaking idea what/who they are, aside from a country music duo whose “involvement” in the design of this vehicle was probably equivalent to Eminem and Jay-Z’s “involvement” in the just-released DJ Hero (i.e. lend name to project, do nothing & reap benefits, namely in the form of cash money). Or maybe they’re awesome, hand-built every single one of these trucks and financed the entire operation; I have no idea though because, well, I don’t give a fuck about Brooks & Funn. I DO give a fuck about this truck, however, and officially want one (hint, hint – Chanukah is coming up friends…), so peep it here and the specs below:
(as always, click the picture for a not-much-closer look)
The Ultimate Tailgating Experience® occurs when you slide out the tailgate, exposing a Grill N Chill® cooking area from Go! Products. The pull-out Grill N Chill features a cooking space with countertops, infrared barbeque, beverage tap and ice chest. An electronically operated tonneau cover enhances your tailgate party with a bed-installed 42-inch flat screen TV and sound system by Kicker. The sound system features a dual subwoofer system and a separate amp, four two-way speakers with tweeters and separate crossovers, and dual two-channel amps with separate equalizers and speaker control units.
[via Toyota and Like Cool]
So we can go back to times like these when people were so God damned cool (exhibit A: a letter from Mick Jagger to Andy Warhol):
[via (the almost entirely bomb ass) Letters of Note]