Stephen Colbert Steps in as Guest Host of ‘Only in Monroe’, A Michigan Public Access Talk Show

Stephen Colbert recently stepped in as the guest host of Only in Monroe, a Michigan public access talk show presented by MPACT. Colbert said he was growing impatient waiting for the theater for his new show, The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, to be ready.

That show will premiere on CBS on September 8, 2015.

A Continuing Series of Playful Illustrations Centered Around an Adorably Cooperative Bull Terrier

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Visual artist Rafael Mantesso has continued his series of wonderfully playful illustrations that center around his very cooperative dog “Jimmy Choo” (who’s also known as Jimmy the Bull), creating unlikely situations in which an adorable bull terrier would find himself in the real world. The inspiration for the project came about when Mantesso’s wife left him on his 30th birthday.

She took their cookware, their furniture, their photos, their decorations. She left Rafael alone in an empty all-white apartment. The only thing she didn’t take was their bull terrier, whom she’d named after her favorite shoe designer: Jimmy Choo. With only Jimmy for company, Rafael found inspiration in his blank walls and his best friend and started snapping photos of Jimmy Choo as he trotted and cavorted around the house in glee. Then, when Jimmy collapsed in happy exhaustion next to the white wall, on a whim Rafael grabbed a marker and drew a new world around his ginger-eared pup. Suddenly, Rafael felt his long-dormant inspiration—for drawing, for art, for life—returning.

A collection of these illustrations can be found in Mantesso’s first book, “A Dog Named Jimmy“, which is available for purchase on Amazon.

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Love
XRay

Muscles

Barber

images via Rafael Mantesso

via My Modern Met

PopUp & Notifly, Novel Designs for Tracking Events and Notifying Users About Them

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PopUp and Notifly are two novel designs for tracking events and notifying users about them. PopUp is a beautiful calendar app that uses event and location data to alert users to potential nearby opportunities for joy, and makes use of circular designs. Notifly is a unique device that alerts users to appointments by blowing bubbles rather than more traditional alarms sounds or flashing lights.

PopUp and Notifly are part of the design project MonYay!, which is a series of projects meant to make Mondays, considered by many to be the worst day of the week, more fun. MonYay! was worked on collaboratively by designers Karin Soukup, Erika Lee, Top Tulyathorn, and Ingrid Fetell.

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Spoiler Movie Posters That Reveal the Endings of Popular Films

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Warsaw, Poland-based artist Dawid Fratczak has created a clever series of spoiler movie posters that reveal the endings of popular films. He spoils movies like Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Donnie Darko, 300, and others. Fratczak’s entire collection of posters are available to view on Behance.

Lord of the Rings

300

Donnie Darko

Kill Bill

American History X

images via Dawid Fratczak

via DesignTAXI

A New Trailer for the Steve Jobs Biopic Starring Michael Fassbender Features Jobs at Odds With Steve Wozniak

Universal Pictures has released a new trailer for Steve Jobs, the biopic about the late Apple cofounder starring Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs and Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak. The new trailer features Jobs at odds with Wozniak and the Apple board.

The film is scheduled to release in theaters on October 9, 2015.

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photo via Steve Jobs

Arrestingly Beautiful Portraits of Exotic Animals Staring Directly at the Camera

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Photographer Brad Wilson has captured the arresting beauty of exotic animals in his gorgeous portrait series “Affinity I” and “Affinity II“, many of which have been included in his book “Wild Life“. Individual prints can be purchased through Wilson’s site.

In the midst of our modern human civilization with all its technological complexities, animals still remain stark symbols of a simpler life and a wilderness lost. Perhaps these images can stand as a testament to this other fading world, and remind us, despite the pronounced feeling of isolation that too often characterizes our contemporary existence, that we are not alone, we are not separate – we are part of a beautifully rich and interconnected diversity of life.

Caracal

Chimpanzee

Elephant

Spectacled Owl

Wildcat

images via Brad Wilson

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Compassionate Man Responds to a Mother’s Call to Rescue Her Brood of Ducklings From a Sewer

When maintenance worker Gary Bartoszewski encountered a panicky hen whose brood of ducklings fell through an open grate sewer in Doncaster, South Yorkshire UK, the compassionate man took time out of his busy day to rescue the tiny fowl and reunite them with their worried mom.

He saw a duck looking upset and quacking non stop. Upon further investigation he saw that all her 10 duckling had fell down a storm drain!!!! 30 minutes later, this was the result!!! Feel free to share, not many people would have spent half an hour rescuing some ducklings, especially after the RSPB said to just let nature take its course!!!

via Pippa Tetley, Daily Picks and Flicks

SoundWorks Collection Interviews the Sound Team Behind Pixar’s Animated Film ‘Inside Out’

For their latest interview, SoundWorks Collection talked with director Pete Docter, producer Jonas Rivera, and supervising sound editor Shannon Mills from Skywalker Sound about the fantastic sound work done on Pixar‘s animated comedy-drama film Inside Out.

‘Creed’, A ‘Rocky’ Movie Sequel Where Apollo Creed’s Son Finds Rocky Balboa and Asks the Retired Boxer to Train Him

Warner Bros. has release the first trailer for Creed, an upcoming seventh film in the Rocky series written and directed by Ryan Coogler. The sequel will follow Apollo Creed‘s (Carl Weathers) son, Adonis Johnson Creed (Michael B. Jordan), as he tracks down Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) in Philadelphia and asks the retired boxer to train him for the ring. Creed is scheduled to hit theaters on November 25, 2015.

Adonis Johnson (Jordan) never knew his famous father, world heavyweight champion Apollo Creed, who died before he was born. Still, there’s no denying that boxing is in his blood, so Adonis heads to Philadelphia, the site of Apollo Creed’s legendary match with a tough upstart named Rocky Balboa.

Once in the City of Brotherly Love, Adonis tracks Rocky (Stallone) down and asks him to be his trainer. Despite his insistence that he is out of the fight game for good, Rocky sees in Adonis the strength and determination he had known in Apollo—the fierce rival who became his closest friend. Agreeing to take him on, Rocky trains the young fighter, even as the former champ is battling an opponent more deadly than any he faced in the ring.

With Rocky in his corner, it isn’t long before Adonis gets his own shot at the title…but can he develop not only the drive but also the heart of a true fighter, in time to get into the ring?

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photo by Barry Wetcher for Warner Bros. Pictures

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