A truly sweet, smiling Jack Russell terrier who lives in Thailand with his humans and canine siblings very patiently allowed a gentle but slimy brown snail to cross over his little black nose and onto the other side of his face without a blink.
OppoSuits has released a two powerful looking Star Wars themed suits, “Strong Force” and “Stormtrooper,” that come equipped with matching ties. The suits are available to purchase from the OppoSuits website. We previously wrote about their dapper Pac-Man suit.
Strong Force: Are you looking for the latest fashion trend on Tatooine? Do you want to know what everybody is talking about on Naboo? Wear this official Star Wars™ suit from OppoSuits and the Force will show you. Suit up, you must.
Stormtrooper: Close the blast doors! We know there’s a bit of darkness inside of you. We can sense it. Wear this official Stormtrooper suit from OppoSuits and show your allegiance to the Empire. The Empire wants you.
images via OppoSuits
In effort to save the slowly dwindling population of rhinoceroses from extinction, camera giant GoPro has partnered with Rhinos without Borders, a partnership between Great Plains Foundation and &Beyond to create the short film “The Last of the Rhinos“. The organization hopes spread the word about the vicious havoc that poachers wreak in their useless mission to obtain a white rhino’s horn – an extremely expensive resource whose curative properties are only mythical.
Dereck and Beverly Joubert answer the call to save a group of rhinos from poachers in South Africa. Join us in supporting them on their journey to save one of Africa’s most iconic species. Despite decades of research to the contrary, a myth persists that the horn of a rhinoceros has medicinal qualities for humans. Even today, one rhino is poached for its horn every 7.5 hours worldwide—and only 20,000 rhinos remain in the wild. Rhinos without Borders is a partnership between Great Plains Foundation and &Beyond. Together, they are on a mission to find the right formula of conservation, communities, and commerce that will make a lasting, sustainable difference to the world’s wildlife. Rhinos Without Borders program is relocating rhinos on a scale never before seen, moving 100 of them from the highest-density poaching areas in South Africa to the safest regions in Botswana. Three calves have already been born to the relocated rhinos. Protecting them will lead to a thriving ecosystem that affects all animals around the rhinos, right down to the lowly dung beetle. It’s a model the organization hopes to expand across Africa.
Donations can be made to this important cause through the Great Plains Foundation
Ol Pejeta Conservancy is the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa and is home to three of the world’s last remaining northern white rhinos. Much like Great Plains Foundation, Ol Pejeta generates income through wildlife tourism, enabling conservationists, individuals, and industry professionals to roll up their sleeves and give the world’s few remaining rhinos a chance to thrive.
“The Last of the Rhinos” – Baby Ringo
“The Last of the Rhinos” – VR
“The Last of the Rhinos” – Inside the VR Shoot
On this third anniversary of the Breaking Bad finale, Evan “The Nerdwriter” Puschak takes a look at the excellent antepenultimate episode of the series entitled “Ozymandias“. Showrunner Vince Gilligan, writer Moira Walley-Beckett and director Rian Johnson named the episode after the Percy Bysshe Shelley sonnet of the same title. The poem starts with a narrator who shares a story he heard from a traveller, who spoke about a the sculptor who interpreted his subject and created a great statue of Egyptian pharaoh Ramesses II. This same style of hearsay was skillfully employed within the episode. Rather than directly showing the final crumbling of Walt/Heisenberg’s empire, the episode tells the story by using the reactions of the characters around him.
The narrative of the show is its own kind of chemical reaction brought about by choices, like Walter’s choice to make crystal meth to raise money for his cancer treatment, like the first lie he’s rehearsing to tell his wife about this that lead to the horrifying consequences we’re about to witness. Director Ryan Johnson makes these things explicit in another way … Johnson has visuals. Visuals like the slow fading of past elements that show the passage of time and the disappearance of the people and the things that once were. What we see in this episode is effectively the bloody end of Heisenberg’s reign, but what’s interesting is how not bloody it is. Walley-Beckett and Johnson place the focus instead on reactions, reaction shots and so we get an episode of gazes. Quizzical gazes, angry gazes blank gazes, penetrating gazes.
The Simpsons‘ 28th season premieres Sunday, September 25th, 2016 on FOX. The first episode, titled “Monty Burns’ Fleeing Circus,” will feature a fantastic Adventure Time themed couch gag that takes us on a mathematical trip through Springfield and gives us a look at Bart the boy and a dog named Homer.
What time is it? It’s Simpsons Time.