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There are plenty of words

Sunday, February 29th, 2004

to describe these sites but I’ll settle for captivating: follow Youmiko through The Secret Garden of Mutabor, enjoy the portfolio pages and I think Moccu is the “business end”. [Thanks to Citrus Moon for the links.]

To celebrate the snow

Sunday, February 29th, 2004

A couple of cartoons from the inbox, see circa 1999.

This one has nothing to do with snow but it made me giggle.

Homemade movies update

Saturday, February 28th, 2004

I should have known you guys would come up with some crackers – the gallery has been updated but there’s room for plenty more so get those creative juices flowing guys.

p.s. If Bailey, MB and Betty are reading this, that means you too!

Homemade movies – the gallery gets going

Thursday, February 26th, 2004

Jo over at Counting Sheep has stayed with the sheep theme for this wonderful version of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

While Fi has gone for the biggest block buster of all time (forgive the pun) with King Kong.

Later that day… we now have Julia‘s pole dancing koala bear put to good use in Striptease.

Keep ’em coming folks!

Drag and drop

Thursday, February 26th, 2004

Something to keep Steve amused while he gets better (and Photoshops his homemade movie entry…?)

NOT WORK SAFE!

BlogJet

Wednesday, February 25th, 2004

I’ve just installed the beta version of an interesting application called BlogJet [via Michael]. It’s a Windows client that works with TypePad, Blogger, etc.

You can switch easily between “Normal” and “Code” view – will let you know how I get on.

Okay, I’m going to post this and see what happens…

Homemade movies

Wednesday, February 25th, 2004

Okay, the first one’s up. Didn’t have time to fiddle with pipe cleaners so I raided the garage instead. Three Men in a Boat is better known as a book, I know, but necessity is the mother of invention.

So – it’s over to you guys now. No rules – all you need to do is create a homemade representation of the movie of your choice.

You can use any medium (photos [manipulated or not], pipe cleaners, sticky back plastic, etc.) and choose any film/book.

Post your pictures on your own site and I’ll come ask permission to steal display it in the gallery.

Thai fisherman’s pants

Wednesday, February 25th, 2004

pants-thai-construct.jpg

Via Scriptygoddess comes a link to media tinker‘s great post on illustrated MT templates.

Scrolling a little further I came across the pattern and instructions to make these wonderful fisherman’s pants. Great for making cheap cotton trousers for the kids this summer?

Apologies

Wednesday, February 25th, 2004

for the slowness in page loading, more about it seems that all TypePad blogs are affected.

Strike while the iron’s hot

Wednesday, February 25th, 2004

Why oh why do I procrastinate so much? I had a great idea for a competition to run this week but it’s being done right now on the dvd forum [registration required].

“Motion Picture”

Take a picture that mimics a scene from your favourite movies.

Try something that would capture the moment of a film, I doubt many of us can do a Matrix shot without Neo in it or Touching the Void without climbing some peak. But a simple yet effective shot of a Sunset could remind someone of the scene in Forrest Gump or a good concert shot in the style of Almost Famous.

Suggestions so far include My Left Foot and Pitch Black:

A black rectangle

You know, thinking about it, that’s not really what I had in mind – I was thinking more along the lines of cobbling together some pipe cleaners, bits of paper and plastic to recreate famous movie scenes.

So how about it? Any volunteers?

In the meantime, Lump has a great quiz going on right now – name those pants.

Update: Or we could concentrate on “imaginative things to do with food” [via Mindy]

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