Samsung is holding its “Unpacked Episode 2” Galaxy Note 4 launch event simultaneously in New York, Berlin, and Beijing on September 3rd at 9:00AM ET. The event will be live streamed through Samsung’s YouTube channel. To promote the event and the Note 4, Samsung released a video showing the historical significance of the pen, a key feature on their Note line.
German designer Milan Vuckovic imitated the style of famous graphic designer Saul Bass to create an alternate opening sequence for HBO’s Game of Thrones. Saul Bass created some of the most iconic opening credit sequences and posters in the history of film, working with filmmakers like Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, and Martin Scorsese. Last year Bass was honored with an elaborate Google Doodle on what would have been his 93rd birthday.
Instructions for Life (Now With Pictures) is an illustrated guide to life’s toughest questions by Laughing Squid Senior Contributing Writer EDW Lynch. The series looks at philosophical and sometimes unanswerable questions, and tries to answer them anyway. Topics covered so far include “How to Apologize to Whales for Everything,” “How to Explain a Brunch Line to a Child in a Refugee Camp,” and the most recent “How to Leave Your Worries Behind.”
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Space Shuttle Endeavor’s last trip to the International Space Station in May, 2011 afforded a rare opportunity for a photograph of the two together. Typically, photos of the space shuttle in space were taken from the ISS and photos of the ISS were taken from the space shuttle, but during Endeavor’s last trip a departing Soyuz TMA-20 supply ship was able to capture this image of the shuttle and station docked together.
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The Idiot’s Guide to Smart People is a web series that jokingly claims to offer, “practical advice to idiots perplexed by the behavior of obnoxious intellectuals.” In the first episode of its second season, the series explains the college experience and why smart people will do anything to prolong it. The Idiot’s Guide to Smart People was created by sketch comedy group The Bilderbergers and is distributed by Above Average.
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Artist Jessica Siskin has built a business out of sculpting and decorating Rice Krispies Treats into custom shapes for customers. She posts her works to the Instagram account mister_krisp, which now has dozens of photos of the uniquely shaped treats. Interested parties can contact Siskin through the email address listed on her Instagram account, and it appears she will be launching a dedicated site for the Mister Krisp business, but the page is currently password-protected.
images via Jessica Siskin
“W-ORD Channel 7 News” is a parody of a news broadcast hosted by John Oliver and Cookie Monster. It was co-produced by Sesame Workshop and Mashable to help promote Sesame Street’s new “Words are Here, There and Everywhere” initiative to help improve children’s vocabularies. The video also features Kate McKinnon, Nick Offerman, and Al Roker.
In support of “Sesame Street’s” newest vocabulary resource, “Words are Here, There and Everywhere,” Mashable has teamed up with Sesame Workshop once again to encourage families to explore the wonderful world of words. Watch the special W-ORD report above, in which John Oliver and Cookie Monster (and a few surprise guests) tackle the hard-hitting word news you need to know.