Wednesday, November 25, 2009

the dark shall RISE AGAAIIIN!

November hasn't been good to us as of late. Little to nothing of value to speak of, that is until, THIS happened. Some of the first photos of Tim Burton's showing at MoMa came out. The exhibit features everything from props and character designs from his movies, photography hes done and even sketches he kept from when he was very young and it all answers the age old question, Yes, you can be born goth. For all the east coast action rangers, we envy you and the rest of us hope the exhibit goes on tour. In the meantime, here it is.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

This kid is badass!

Behold! The newest Honorary Vice Presidential Action Ranger. XD

Via Queerty comes a story from the Arkansas Times about Will Phillips, an elementary school student who refuses to say the pledge of allegiance in school because of discrimination against gay people:

"I've always tried to analyze things because I want to be lawyer," Will said. "I really don't feel that there's currently liberty and justice for all."

After asking his parents whether it was against the law not to stand for the pledge, Will decided to do something. On Monday, Oct. 5, when the other kids in his class stood up to recite the pledge of allegiance, he remained sitting down. The class had a substitute teacher that week, a retired educator from the district, who knew Will's mother and grandmother. Though the substitute tried to make him stand up, he respectfully refused. He did it again the next day, and the next day.

A columnist for the Arkansas News has stood up for Phillips against his angry substitute teacher. Predictably, fellow students have taunted the kid and called him a "gaywad," but he says he doesn't see his quiet act of protest ending any time soon.

UPDATE: the kid has since done a CNN interview.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Vimeo Update!

This update was a long time coming, and in the hopper for a bit because we wanted the last post to sink in. Though frankly the state of things is so macabre that here it is, helping you forget the sky falling around you! So lets do it! XD

The Astronomer's Dream (2009) from Malcolm Sutherland on Vimeo.

ARS ELECTRONICA animation festival 2009 - TRAILER from Claus Helfenschneider on Vimeo.

Hecq Vs Exillion - Spheres Of Fury from Tim.Chris.Film on Vimeo.

this is pretty funny

King Bleso - Peaches & Gumbo from zava on Vimeo.

Showdown with Zeus -- a lightning storm timelapse from Lucasberg (Joey) on Vimeo.

I Love xkcd from NoamR on Vimeo.

JESUS2000 from jesus 2000 on Vimeo.