An Eerie Mashup of Three Different Interpretations of the Same Scene Between Will Graham and Hannibal Lecter

Recovering the Mindset” by Matthew Morettini, is a beautifully eerie and wonderfully seamless mashup that uses a singular scene between the characters Will Graham and Dr. Hannibal Lecter from three different interpretations of the now-classic Thomas Harris novel “Red Dragon” – the film Manhunter by Michael Mann, the film Red Dragon by Brett Ratner, and the television series Hannibal by Bryan Fuller – demonstrating how different each version of the characters are, even though the words they speak are the same.

I’ve focussed on the scene where FBI profiler Will Graham visits the cannibal psychiatrist Hannibal Lecter ostensibly to ask for advice on a serial murder case but really to “recover the mindset” of a killer so he can catch this new one. Most of the dialogue from the three adaptations come directly from the source novel so it was possible to seamlessly recreate the scene using the three productions. I think it is a very interesting way to compare and contrast the different methods used by the filmmakers. Also, other than filmed works of Shakespeare, I can’t think of another pop culture creation that has been interpreted so faithfully three separate times

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Google Unveils New Logo and Takes a Look Back at How They Have Evolved Over the Last 17 Years

Google Logo

Google takes a look at the evolution of the company over the last 17 years as they unveil their new logo.

Today we’re introducing a new logo and identity family that reflects this reality and shows you when the Google magic is working for you, even on the tiniest screens. As you’ll see, we’ve taken the Google logo and branding, which were originally built for a single desktop browser page, and updated them for a world of seamless computing across an endless number of devices and different kinds of inputs (such as tap, type and talk).

It doesn’t simply tell you that you’re using Google, but also shows you how Google is working for you. For example, new elements like a colorful Google mic help you identify and interact with Google whether you’re talking, tapping or typing. Meanwhile, we’re bidding adieu to the little blue “g” icon and replacing it with a four-color “G” that matches the logo.

Google Design talks about some of the design considerations that went into evolving the Google identity.

Stephen Colbert Lends His Voice as a Guidance Option in the Waze Navigation App

Stephen Colbert, host of The Late Show, is the newest voice guidance option for the popular Waze navigation app. Users can select Colbert’s voice from the list of options in the app’s “Sound” settings to receive funny turn-by-turn navigation from the comedian.

Colbert announced the option in a video posted to the Late Show YouTube channel. The app is available now in the iTunes App Store and Google Play Store.

Suburban Sons, A Silly ‘Sons of Anarchy Parody’ About a Gang of Dads Who Terrorize Their Neighbors in Minivans

The “Suburban Son”s series by the comedy site Above Average, is a humorously silly parody of the motorcycle-centered F/X Networks saga Sons of Anarchy that features the Willow Drive Devils, a gang of dads who terrorize their neighbors, bully soccer coaches and keep other suburban dwellers in line while cruising around their pre-fab town in their sensible cars and minivans.

The “Willow Drive Devils” deal out justice when people don’t mow their lawns properly, they sell Soda Streams out the back of their Hyundai vehicles and drive their cars at a kind-of-fast speed around the Target parking lot. Watch out.

Chewbacca and Yoda Play the ‘Cantina Band’ Song in the Kitchen Using a Clarinet and an Oven

Australia-based Jess Bauer has recently shared “When Leia Isn’t Home,” a wonderful video featuring her dad (Chewbacca) and brother Toby (Yoda) playing the hit “Cantina Band” song from Star Wars using a clarinet and kitchen oven. Jess’ father and brother have popped up in the past on her YouTube channel to jam out to random songs for the ongoing When Mama Isn’t Home series.

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Brave Electrical Engineer Uses His Tongue to Test How Electric Frequency Relates to Pain

Electrical engineer Mehdi Sadaghhdar from ElectroBOOM used his tongue to test how electric frequency relates to pain. After attaching electrodes to his tongue, Sadaghhdar adjusted the frequency of the current and used his hand to indicate the level of pain he was experiencing. As the frequency went up so did the pain, but only to about 2kHz, at which point the pain lessened as the frequency rose.

Electric Frequency Pain Chart

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