Other Ten Percent 12/17/12

Dec 17 2012

Wooooooo weekends. I had a very nice dinner at my parent’s place last night. I also JUST BARELY had enough links this morning to write up Other Ten Percent so that’s nice too.

How To Make an Asphalt Angel

Oh look, it’s a way better way to market/frame a Superman movie than the one that’s currently going on. Seriously, why does every Superman movie try and make it about how tough it is to be Superman? You can’t do a “great power, great responsibility” schtick with him because it’s actually “with absolute power comes absolute responsibility.” Superman works way better when you make him a metaphor for what people CAN do instead of what they can’t. Oh well though I’m sure Zack Snider and a Superman that’s constantly got the sads in a bunch of shots that are tinted a deadening blue will do really well.

via Laughing Squid http://laughingsquid.com

December 15, 2012 at 07:30AM

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Against Security: a sociologist looks at security theater

The one political thing Cory Doctorow and I are still totally on the same page about.

via Boing Boing http://boingboing.net

December 15, 2012 at 11:51AM

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Holiday Spirit of the Day

I can’t decide if this is a better Peanuts parody or a better Louie parody.

via The Daily What http://thedailywhat.cheezburger.com/

December 15, 2012 at 02:45PM

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Short film Tempo forces a scientist to turn his velocity-warping gun into a weapon

Okay so first of all, obviously, I would play this game. Second of all considering that it’s basically just a glorified SFX showreel can somebody explain to me why the plotting/acting was better than it is in most web shorts?

via io9 http://io9.com

December 15, 2012 at 03:00PM

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Singing Terrified Jingle Bells While Riding Around Race Track in a BMW

I could have done without the last 4 seconds of this but I suppose it was necessary since it’s technically an advertisement and not just there for my amusement.

via Laughing Squid http://laughingsquid.com

December 16, 2012 at 09:06AM

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Urban Gridded Collection, Jewelry Designed to Look Like City Grids

Laser cut stuff is awesome. We all already know this but you’re probably shopping for Christmas gifts right now so maybe this will remind you that you can buy stuff like that for people.

via Laughing Squid http://laughingsquid.com

December 16, 2012 at 10:32AM

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Cereal Killers, Live-Action Breakfast Cereal Mascot Parody Film Trailer

They had me at…actually I don’t want to ruin that joke I liked it so much. You will know the character name joke when you hear it.

via Laughing Squid http://laughingsquid.com

December 13, 2012 at 06:30PM

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Tumblr’s Tommy the Pomeranian Having an Adorable Sneeze Attack

New party theme: just watching this on loop for 5 hours.

via Laughing Squid http://laughingsquid.com

December 13, 2012 at 09:05PM

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Hobbit Dwarves Cheat Sheet

A flowchart of reasons why I’m probably not going to see The Hobbit in theaters.

via Laughing Squid http://laughingsquid.com

December 14, 2012 at 07:01AM

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Hark, a Vagrant: Cinderella

Guys Kate Beaton is back and she has created the best adaptation of Cindarella in human history!

via Hark, A Vagrant! http://www.rsspect.com

December 16, 2012 at 10:53AM

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