Other Ten Percent 11/27/13

Nov 27 2013

Welcome to my Tuesday that is your Wednesday a week from now. Thanksgiving update: if you are supposed to give a fuck about that you should probably get on that before tomorrow because that plan is NOT going to work out well for you. I’ve still got time here in the past though so that’s pretty cool for me.

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Famous Historical Photos Transformed into Selfies for South African Newspaper Ad Campaign
Okay so this is a good bit for a kinda weird purpose.
via Laughing Squid http://laughingsquid.com
November 18, 2013 at 11:05AM
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Use Paper Clips as Temporary Bookmarks While Studying
I feel like this is one of those tricks that everybody has independently discovered on accident once or twice and then just decided they were kinda bored with it even though it worked pretty well and thus it has continually been rediscovered for as long as paper clips have existed.
via Lifehacker http://lifehacker.com
November 18, 2013 at 12:30PM
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A ‘Swarm’ of Quadcopters Goes on Late-Night Adventures in Lexus Ad
At first I was really disappointed this is all faked up (it is right? Like these LOOK super computer generated but a lot of quadcopter POV footage also looks like CGI so I just don’t know anymore) but then I kinda got into it because of what a strange expression of the zeitgeist it is that we can have an ad that’s basically “drones you guys…buy Lexus.”
via Laughing Squid http://laughingsquid.com
November 18, 2013 at 12:41PM
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Characters in Zelda: Ocarina of Time Who Hate Their Jobs
Still strangely more optimistic than Wind Waker where everybody loves their job but their job is to tell you to get back in your boat and not come back until you’ve got a shit ton more money to pay them with.
via The ToastThe Toast http://the-toast.net
November 18, 2013 at 01:00PM
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Learn to Set a Formal or Informal Table for Your Thanksgiving Meal
Last minute info for your every day lives! I’m super glad I got this in before next Thursday.
via Lifehacker http://lifehacker.com
November 18, 2013 at 01:30PM
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Lady Gaga Plays an Old, Lonely, & Forgotten Future Version of Herself in the Year 2063 on ‘Saturday Night Live’
If you missed the Lady Gaga episode of SNL at this point that’s probably because you had no desire to see it and for the most part that’s totally fair because both the episode and Gaga’s new album are pretty dire about 2/3rds of the time. This sketch though is pretty brilliant. I think my favorite part is that in 2063 she’s actually still talented.
via Laughing Squid http://laughingsquid.com
November 18, 2013 at 01:29PM
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Christmas Is Cancelled: It’s A Wonderful Life Sequel in Development
Okay guys let’s…I mean on the one hand yes this is kinda awful and I really hope that when the granddaughter learns that even sixty years later the town is presumably still just a long slog of misery except for your family she just goes a head and jumps to spite the jerk angels but on the other hand, who cares? Seriously, after the prequel trilogy why does anybody still talk about the ability to ruin something by making a shitty sequel? You think this thing’s going to get added to the yearly double feature even if it’s somehow insanely good? The worst case scenario is that this is kinda okay and performs modestly well at the box office so other people decide to make sequels to old movies you also don’t have to watch.
via io9 http://io9.com
November 18, 2013 at 01:55PM
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Video of a 15-Foot-Long Airbus A380 Model Plane Taking Off and Flying
Is it weird that I actually find it harder to believe this can take off than an actual full sized airplane? It just looks so stupid at that scale.
via Laughing Squid http://laughingsquid.com
November 18, 2013 at 02:29PM
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Blade Runner, as recreated in 12,597 gorgeous watercolor paintings
Oh THIS is what that Scanner Darkly movie was going for.
via io9 http://io9.com
November 18, 2013 at 02:20PM
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The Trashed Remains of Abandoned Disney Projects
Sooooo apparently all my favorite parts of Epcot because an abandoned dystopia as soon as my family stopped going to Disney World on the regular? This…makes a weird amount of sense.
via io9 http://io9.com
November 18, 2013 at 02:54PM
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