Forgotten masterpiece: Original hand-colored printer’s proofs of ‘The Night Before Christmas’ from Panic #1Posted: December 24, 2016
Original magazine illustration by the great Alex Raymond, source unknown, circa 1930s.
— Variety (@Variety) December 7, 2014
Since adults can’t get excited about the Easter bunny anymore, (spoiler alert: he’s not real!), there are certain types of bunnies those over the age of 18 can legally get excited about.
From The Daily Caller: If you are a single, white female who is planning to pop in your 2004 copy of “The Notebook” into your DVD player on Valentine’s Day night and go to town on some Pinot Grigio, just remember that “The Notebook” is terrible.
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Bursting with love, but want to be an originalist instead of a conformist? Prefer to avoid consumerist holiday corporate brainwashing? For the enterprising self-motivated romantics out there, MAKE magazine’s Stett Holbrook has some hands-on suggestions:
Valentine’s Day is Friday… plenty of time to come up with a gift idea. But an idea is not enough. You need to deliver on it. You could go the flower-and-candy route, but that’s hardly originally and unless you grew the flowers and made the candy, and it’s certainly not very makerly. But we’re here to help. Here are 10 DIY Valentine’s Day gift ideas to get your creative juices flowing…
This week, over 200 million people have begun traveling home to celebrate the spring festival, chunjie, or Chinese New Year, part of the world’s biggest annual mass migration which invariably strains the country’s transportation system with days-long traffic jams, flight delays, and near-riots over sold-out train tickets.
This year should be especially bad. Transportation officials estimate that China’s 1.3 billion people will take an average of three trips each by rail, air, and road over the 40 day period that marks the holiday, for a record total of 3.62 billion trips (link in Chinese). That’s 200 million more trips than last year.
From RD Brewer at Twitter, it looks like someone ticked off the lighting crew…
Man Leaps to His Death in Shopping Mall After Girlfriend Insists on More Shopping
CHINA – a 38-year-old man leaped to his death after an argument with his girlfriend who insisted they continue shopping. CCTV captured Tao Hsiao and his girlfriend in a mall in Xuzhou, Jiangsu province, east China where they had reportedly been shopping for five hours or so before he hit his limit.
Eyewitnesses said Hsiao could be heard telling his girlfriend that they already had more bags than they could carry, but she insisted on hitting one more store where there was a sale on shoes.
An eyewitness said: “He told her she already had enough shoes, more shoes that she could wear in a lifetime, and it was pointless buying any more. She started shouting at him, accusing him of being a skinflint, and of spoiling Christmas. It was a really heated argument.”
Goli Mohammadi reports: We spied this amazing Day of the Dead costume online today. The dress is skillfully made of “cups, plates, and plastic utensils,” and it looks like the suit is made of garbage bags. Not sure how “recycled” the materials are, but a great re-imagining of those form factors nonetheless. Do you know who these makers are? If so, let us know in the comments so we can give them the credit they deserve. It was just too good not to share. (Contact goli Mohammadi at goli (at) makermedia (dot) com.)