Super Creepy Hologram-Like Projected Woman at the Kings Cross Railway Station in London

Last week while visiting London we came across this super creepy hologram-like projected woman at the Kings Cross railway station. First she waves at you, then points in your direction and gestures for you to come over. Once close enough she politely instructs you not to take your luggage on the escalator.

In 2012 I encountered a similar projected woman at the Newark Liberty International Airport.

Powerful Broken Arch Cover of ‘The New Yorker’ by Illustrator Bob Staake In Response to Unrest in Ferguson, Missouri

The New Yorker

The December 8, 2014 issue of The New Yorker features a powerful “Broken Arch” cover illustration by Bob Staake in response to the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri.

“I wanted to comment on the tragic rift that we’re witnessing,” Bob Staake says about his cover for the December 8 issue, arriving next week. “I lived in St. Louis for seventeen years before moving to Massachusetts, so watching the news right now breaks my heart. At first glance, one might see a representation of the Gateway Arch as split and divided, but my hope is that the events in Ferguson will provide a bridge and an opportunity for the city, and also for the country, to learn and come together.”

Back in 2008 Staake created the iconic “Reflection” cover illustration of The New Yorker after President Obama was elected to office.

Laughing Squid Celebrates 19th Anniversary

Custom Engraved Wooden Coaster with the Laughing Squid logo by WoodLab Designs

This week we are celebrating the 19th anniversary of Laughing Squid. The journey that started back in 1995 has been pretty amazing so far. We’re all looking forward to where it takes us next.

We would like to give a big thanks to our family, friends, blog readers and blog writers and editors, web hosting customers and the web hosting team. None of this would have been possible without you.

Here’s some history on our the origins of our name and company logo.

photo: Custom Engraved Wooden Coaster with the Laughing Squid logo by WoodLab Designs

Help Support Us by Advertising on Laughing Squid

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Laughing Squid Circuit Board by Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories – photo by Scott Beale

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Doggie Diner Stencil Art by Scott Williams

Doggie Diner

On a recent trip to San Francisco, John Law was showed me some of the artwork he’s collected over the years, which includes this wonderful Doggie Diner stencil art by legendary stencil artist Scott Williams.

photo by Scott Beale

Wonderfully Creepy Winking Coffee Face

Coffee Face

Today I needed a GIF to test out posting on Ello. Of course the first place I checked was Giphy and came across this wonderfully creepy winking coffee face GIF by Dunken K Bliths.

Groot From ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Learns a Lesson In Password Security the Hard Way

Groot Password

The New Yorker imagines what it would be like if Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy used a weak iCloud password and become one of the many victims of “The Fappening” in this cartoon by Benjamin Schwartz.

image via The New Yorker

An Exclusive First Look at the New iPhone 6

Joey Romaine (aka Doldo411) of The Second City Network presents an exclusive first look at the new Apple iPhone 6. The upgraded bun design is really innovative.

‘The Sopranos’ Opening Recreated in Grand Theft Auto V

8-Bit Bastard recreated the opening credits of the HBO TV series The Sopranos in Grand Theft Auto V, where gritty New Jersey is replaced by scenic Los Santos. Here’s a side-by-side comparison.

Delta Ad Campaign Adds USB Ports To Uber Cars to Promote Availability of UBS Ports on Long-Haul International Flights

Delta USB

Delta is running a clever ad campaign that I spotted during a recent Uber trip in NYC. The Uber car we were riding in was equipped with Delta-branded USB ports attached to the top of the passenger seat, making it easy for riders to charge their USB powered devices. The ad campaign promotes the availability of USB ports on Delta’s long-haul international flights.

photo by Scott Beale