Ah! What a nice, plaid group of humans

Chinese photographer Zhang Bojun has a nice collection of plaid designs in his portfolio. These “designs” are digital manipulations created from overhead images from the vast sea of humans that are Beijing’s streets. The artist photographs the swarms of people that throng the streets of Beijing and repeats observed patterns, while reducing the actual image to a bird’s eye view. These images take the form of interlocking designs that are usually seen in plaid fabric.

Weeping Angel Mask

The weeping angels are the scariest of Doctor Who antagonists. There are Daleks and Cybermen, but they can hardly compare with the sheer terror of being taken out in the blink of an eye. I’d say Blink ranks pretty close to the best episodes of the new Doctor Who series. That, and The Empty Child. The mask is available on Amazon for $15.

“Don’t Blink
Blink and you’re dead.
Don’t turn your back.
Don’t look away.
And DON’T blink.”

Graphing what’s cool and what is so very uncool

It’s always good to know what’s cool, and what’s not. The easiest way to get around to that, is by seeing a graph. Well now, graphs about the coolness of several things are not so very easily available, but the persevering find a way. Or, you could just rely on these humorous graphs by RC Jones. The website Coolness Graphed has a series of bar charts dedicated to defining what’s cool, and what’s not. A selection of these bar charts has also become a book, now available on Amazon.