Posts Tagged ‘Venus and Mars’

Brain Recharge: Bitchy Mark Twain, Stoned Botticelli, Newborn Cheetos, & More…

BRAIN:  Summer’s almost here…are you excited?

YOU:  Absolutely.  I’m looking forward to getting involved in some new projects.

BRAIN:  Great…tt’s nice to see you engaged and ready to apply yourself.  What projects?

YOU:  ‘America’s Got Talent’, ‘Toddlers and Tiaras’, ‘The Bachelorette’, ‘Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami”, and drumroll please…’Jersey Shore 2′!   I can’t wait to see what trouble that lovable and precarious Snooki gets into this year!

BRAIN: … I think we have a Situation on our hands.


* I know it’s hard to believe, but Cheetos (my ultimate favorite) aren’t natural.  I know, crazy.  Find out how a silo filled with cornmeal becomes a delectable guilty pleasure.  And if anyone knows how I can become one of the ‘quality control’ experts on the assembly line, please let me know. – Wired

* This is the true story of 3 mental patients who each believe they’re Jesus Christ, picked to live together in a mental hospital and have their lives observed, to find out what happens when delusional people stop being crazy, and start being…well, they’re still crazy at the end. - Slate

* With hi-tech 3D graphics being shoved down our throats lately, why are so many designers still attracted to crudely simple 8-bit pixel art?  Is it simply nostalgia, or the challenge of representing an image with as little information as possible? – Ars Technica

* Are the lovers in Botticelli’s “Venus and Mars” high on aphrodisiac drugs, the Renaissance equivalent of popping Ecstasy pills?  According to an art historian, it’s absolutely possible.  Break out the glow sticks and pacifiers.  - Guardian

* Legendary American author Mark Twain wrote an autobiography with strict orders for it to not be published until 100 years after his death.  Time’s up, and we’re about to learn some dark secrets about him.  Let’s just say he wasn’t always Mr. Nice Guy.  - Independent

* Warning!  Cuba is overrun with condoms!   Don’t worry…Cubans have invented countless non-traditional uses for condoms, like smuggling alcohol into clubs, doubling as beach balls, attaching messages to the legs of messenger birds, becoming missiles in kids water balloon fights…the list goes on and on. – Global Post

* Surveillance cameras are only useful when a pair of eyes are actually watching the footage being recorded.  But whether you like it or not, the future is finally here, and it’s not humans doing the monitoring…automated computer brains have taken over in many areas. – Popular Mechanics

* Attention geeks:  It’s been 28 years since Mario first appeared in a video game.  Enjoy this essay which explains what it is about that little mustached Italian that keeps us coming back for more koopa-stomping and Princess-saving fun. - 1 Up


06 2010