Esse Quam Videri


Illustrations by 7ofDiamonds, MeatyElbow, and mutasly.

Fun stuff yesterday on reddit, with the folks over at SketchDaily collaborating with malefashionadvice to create illustrations based on WIWT fit pics.

Redditor 7ofDiamonds was kind enough to sketch me (I’m the guy in the suit). I don’t actually have a fit pic in that pose and outfit; 7ofDiamonds created it by looking at a bunch of my old WIWT pics and coming up with something original. Really cool, really talented.

You can see all of the sketches in the SketchDaily/MFA thread. They’re pretty awesome.

It’s a hundred and six miles to Chicago, we’ve got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it’s dark, and we’re wearing sunglasses.

ElwoodBlues (via giantbeard)

The first time I ever heard the word “content” used in its current context, I understood that all my artist friends and I — henceforth, “content providers” — were essentially extinct. This contemptuous coinage is predicated on the assumption that it’s the delivery system that matters, relegating what used to be called “art” — writing, music, film, photography, illustration — to the status of filler, stuff to stick between banner ads.


my semester’s design project


A dynamic “second skin” which articulates a wearer’s need for personal space by responding to and exaggerating his body language. The piece changes position depending on the movement the wearer makes with each arm.

We used a combination of digital fabrication techniques and handcrafting to get this result.

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A record breaking gathering of golden retrievers met up at the Guisachan Estate near Beauly in the Highlands of Scotland - the estate belonged to Lord Tweedmouth who originated the breed there in the 1860s. - Daily Mail

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Loading Ready Run has been making weekly comedy shorts for almost TEN YEARS now.  

Think about that…how many TV shows - good or bad - managed to drag on for more than a DECADE?  Not many.

And - although opinions may vary - they’ve manage to keep from ‘jumping the shark’ in all that time.

But they know that quote from Ecclesiastes, so to ‘bow out gracefully’ while still on a positive note, they’ve started (and funded) a Kickstarter to bankroll their last 11th season of sketches - this will allow the core people to not worry about day jobs and office rental and sets, props, etc. and let them focus on making the best comedy videos for their final ‘regular’ year that they can.

Yes, it’s already met its goal, but here’s the thing: you might know Loading Ready Run for their charity gaming marathon Desert Bus For Hope - an event where you can bid on cool things in auction, or just put up a challenge - $10 for the crew to sing a song for you, or do something silly.

…and that wacky awesomeness has found its way over to the LRR Kickstarter, in the backer rewards…AND the stretch goals.

And that’s what comes into play here - right now, they’re less than $5000 away from their first stretch goal: bringing back their super-short comedy series, Crap Shots.

So more donations definitely won’t go to waste with this - the more you pledge, the more they’re gonna do!

So watch the video above, go take a look at their Kickstarter page, and see if there’s anything that appeals to you, and give ‘til you can’t give no more! ;)