Laughs »Alternate Universe Movie Posters

by Sean Hartter

Thanks Mike for showing me these hilarious Alternate Universe Movie Posters. They kind of remind me of our “Development Hell” category over on Rotating Corpse, but I certainly can’t claim my slapdash photoshopping compares to these clever and detailed masterworks.

I’ve only posted a few favorites here, be sure to check them all out – and dream of a world where Tim Curry plays the Joker, here.

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Posted on January 18, 2011

Web Sites »Least Wanted

A Flickr Photostream

Browsing through the impressive collection of mug shots from Least Wanted, aka Mark Michaelson is a fascinating trip. I added a few favorites here, but really, you could spend a big chunk of your day going through his flickr albums (and I recommend you set that time aside).

He published portions of his collection in a hardcover book also called Least Wanted and currently creates eye catching street art based on the images.

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Posted on December 3, 2010

Laughs »On the Bro’d

Every Sentence of Jack Kerouac’s On The Road, Retold for Bros.

Most of you may have already seen On The Bro’d, an ingenious retelling of On the Road for today’s bro: Full of references to Bud Light Limes, Axe Body Spray, Big Dog tees, and beer bongs.

The author, Mike Lacher, is featured in McSweeney’s, The Huffington Post, and more and his web design is just as funny as his prose (see the The Geocities-izer). His other work can be found here – where you too can become an instant fan.

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Posted on November 23, 2010

Web Sites »Every Person In New York

“I am trying to draw every person in New York.”

I adore Every Person In New York (the site that is, maybe not in the literal sense). A charming experiment where artist Jason Polan is “trying to draw every person in New York. I will be drawing people everyday and posting as frequently as I can. It is possible that I will draw you without you knowing it. I draw in Subway stations and museums and restaurants and on street corners.”

The simplicity of his drawings reminds us how much emotion and personality can be conveyed with a few lines. Once you’ve browsed through the substantial number of sketches, you can get more of your Jason Polan fill by visiting his website that features books, prints and other goodies to buy including a life size giraffe drawing and a thirteen dollar bill.

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Posted on November 12, 2010

Web Sites »The Girl Who Ate Everything

A Blog About Food

If you’ve ever looked up a restaurant on flickr, chances are that one of the mouth watering images you’ve seen will have come from roboppy – aka Robin, the blogger behind the food blog The Girl Who Ate Everything. There are over 1600 pages in her flickr photostream (!) so believe me when I say that the few images I’ve included only scratch the surface of her bright and appetizing photos… just be sure not to go through them on an empty stomach.

The blog itself is charming and not limited to the city. Her travels will surely offer good ideas for where to eat abroad and elsewhere in the US. My only complaint is that it’s a little difficult to browse the extensive archives.

She also writes for one of my favorite blogs, Serious Eats and recently became a fan of exotic short hairs (Tiptoe loves having fans). What a gal!

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Posted on October 20, 2010

Web Sites »French Book Covers

A Lovely Collection

While I can’t read any of the information on the lovely French Book Covers website, the gallery of images ranging from sci-fi to noir, classic literature to smut is intriguing to browse through. I’ve added a few favorites here, but any lover of design should take a look at the extensive (and growing) site. I only wish there were more.

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Posted on October 10, 2010

Web Sites »Advanced Style

Proof from the wise and silver-haired set that personal style advances with age

We live in a society that makes getting old seem like a fairly horrible thing. A recent Independent Living catalog we were somehow sent only solidified my own fears that I didn’t even know I had. But blogger Ari Seth Cohen knows much better – that life and style can get better with age and his lovely street style blog, Advanced Style is a fashionable argument for that fact. As he says: “Respect your elders and let these ladies and gents teach you a thing or two about living life to the fullest.” I could never imagine loosing my love for unique clothes and accessories as I get older (it might be genetic – my great Grandma King left this world in her feathered heeled slippers) and as the creative and intriguing men and women photographed here show, you can even get more fiercely independently awesome as time goes by. I personally see lilac hair and lots of huge necklaces – which I am already collecting.

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Posted on October 5, 2010

Web Sites »Found Footage Blog

Champions of VHS Since 2004

I am a huge fan of the Found Footage Festival and force anyone I can watch the dvds so when I learned they had a blog, I knew it would be golden. My only complaint is that I wish there were more.. more discontinued merchandise, more semi celebrity meetings, more guys that take hot dogs, more movies called Fart!

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Posted on September 18, 2010

Laughs »Imaginings Of The Smurfs Movies

At Rotating Corpse

Mount Smurfmore, the Blue Man group, Josh Duhamel, purple epidemics, hip hop cruises, gut busting pizzas, and a new Wimpy Smurf voiced by Woody Allen. These are all things you will not see in The Smurfs movie that comes out this holiday season

You will find them all in Rotating Corpse’s latest collaborative project though.

It’s still wildly stunning to me that a 3D animated/live action Smurfs movie is actually happening so I decided to ask all the Rotating Corpse contributers tell me what they would do if they were in charge of the project.

The results will blow your mind, probably as much as Hank Azaria’s will be blown once he realizes what he’s done.

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Posted on September 18, 2010

Web Sites »My Mom, Style Icon

Their Style Was Born Before We Were

My Mom, The Style Icon is a simple concept from the mind of blogger Piper Weiss but it’s a brilliant one and the site is an awesome way to loose yourself in style inspiration. Be sure to submit your own fashionable photos of your mom from the past. The blog will become a book this year published by Chronicle Books.

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Posted on September 5, 2010

Web Sites »Ugliest Tattoos

The Gallery of Regrets

Thank you Brandon for passing the site Ugliest Tattoos along my way. It really speaks for itself but I have to say I am profoundly shocked how many people permanently apply disgustingly rendered penises to their bodies. A few great ones are below/after the jump and they are nsfw.

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Posted on August 29, 2010

Web Sites »Scouting NY (and an Adler Hotel Update)

Film Scouting in NYC

Shaun turned my on the Scouting NY, a fascinating and beautiful blog described by it’s author thusly:

“For the past four years, I’ve worked as a New York City location scout finding locations for feature films. I’ve been pretty much everywhere, from the highest rooftops to the deepest subway tunnels, from abandoned ruins to zillion-dollar luxury penthouse apartments.

What always amazes me about New York is how much there is to see if you take the time to look. Every street has a hidden gem or two, and yet they go largely ignored by thousands of passersby daily who simply don’t have the time to pay attention.

As it happens, my entire job consists of paying attention, and I’ve started this blog to keep a record of what I see.”

The images are amazing and it’s great to learn about all the secret hidden gems in and around the city that we walk by every day. He’s even made a google map of all the places featured on the blog, if you care to no longer walk pass them without a second glance and really take in all the interesting and marvelous locations that are virtually around every corner.

As a bonus web entry this week, also in the vein of abandoned, beautiful buildings.. here’s a great flickr series sent to me from that amazing Adler Hotel Jim and I visited a while back.

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Posted on July 18, 2010

Web Sites »Berlin Beatet Bestes

A blog mainly about odd German 45 rpm records. New records every Thursday.

I have the quite interesting site, Berlin Beatet Bestes to thank for this week’s song, but there’s much more the in pages of this German based collection of odd records. There are high res images of albums you’re very unlikely to see anyplace else as well as information about the artists and illustrator when blogger Andreas is able to find it. He also made a visit to our very own neighborhood record/junk shop The Thing! I’ve posted just a handful of personal favorites below/after the jump, but the extensive archives are worth browsing yourself. A great random find during a google image search.

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Posted on July 11, 2010

Web Sites »The Selvedge Yard

Inspiring Images

The Selvedge Yard has a definitive stylistic point of view and among other things, is a great online stop for images and musings on rugged, American male style. Author JP describes his site as “about all the things that interest me– a menswear product, presentation & branding guy with a passion for people, places things & ideas of enduring heritage, quality, authenticity & character.” The site never fails to inspire, and the archives are great to browse. I’ve included a few photos below/after the jump, but there’s so much more to be found and read at the site itself.

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Posted on June 27, 2010

Web Sites »Wrong Side of the Art

Horror, sci-fi, exploitation, cult, trash, B-movie posters

The fabulous site, Wrong Side of the Art comes up constantly in my google image searches offering gems from their substantial archives of B and cult movie posters. I’ve included a few greats below/after the jump, but any fan owes it to themselves to just sucked into a few hours of browsing the incredible art featured in this site organized into categories like lucha libre, German sex comedy, hicksploitation, and cannibal.

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Posted on June 20, 2010

Web Sites »Awful Library Books

Librarians, bibliophiles and lovers of nostalgia are all welcome here.

I ran across Awful Library Books during a random image search and was instantly hooked. The amazing collection of dated, funny, and amusing libraries books are compiled by two actual librarians from Michigan who I have to thank for entertaining me with books like Make Your Own Vests: 90 Ways to Jazz Up Your Wardrobe, Will Dad Ever Move Back Home?, To Be Old and Sad: Understanding Depression in the Elderly, and Born to Run: The O.J. Simpson Story.

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Posted on May 23, 2010

Web Sites »The Storque

Etsy’s Handmade Blog

I have to say, I was most taken with the Etsy Blog, The Storque by the perfectly timed entry “Quit Your Day Job” which jumped out at me almost as a sign, because, as some of you might know, I recently did just that – not become an etsy seller, but to start my own business and a more happy and flexible working life for when my baby comes. (The Quit Your Day Job is actually a series that includes many stories of people who have successfully made careers on their own).

But enough about me, Storque is a frequently updated blog with a plethora of articles, videos and interviews about all aspects of the craft and diy movements.

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Posted on May 16, 2010