When I first uploaded it in 2007, youtube had a maximum video quality of 240p, and the compression looked like someone had chewed up the video and spat it out. That has always bothered me with this video, so here it is again with more pixels. I also went to the trouble of extending it to 16:9 and fixed a few bits, which was a lot more work than I anticipated.
– Cyriak Harris
California artist and teacher Russell Powell has created a series of gorgeously detailed portraits that he’s drawn onto his hand and can be transferred onto paper while the ink is still wet, thus creating a mirror image of the stunning artwork.
images via Russell Powell
via My Modern Met
Calvin and Markov is a project by Josh Millard that uses a Markov chain process to remix classic Calvin and Hobbes comic strips into something even more surreal. Millard details the process behind the project in a lengthy blog post on his site.
So far I’ve marked up the 1985 and 1986 strips, or about 14 months total. That adds up to about 1300 separate lines for Calvin (I peeked, it’s 1,268 lines containing 10,832 words total), a few hundred for Hobbes, 100+ each for Calvin’s mom and dad, and on the order of dozens for the other recurring characters.
images via Calvin and Markov
In their most recent comedy sketch, comedians Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal of Rhett & Link compete to see who can come up with the most overly complicated coffee order at a coffee shop. The two get pretty carried away with their orders before finally revealing their true plan. The sketch features actress and writer Melissa Stephens and actor Harley Morenstein of Epic Meal Time.