A reboot/prequel to The Planet of the Apes is in the works, and of course, it is all full of apes trying to take over the planet. Official plot synopsis of the movie calls it a “reality-based cautionary tale” warning humans of experiments with genetic engineering that could lead to development of intelligence in apes and an onset of a war of supremacy between the species. The movie is set for release on August 5. Hit the jump for more images of monkeys battling humans, and the official movie trailer.
A Star Wars fan is canvassing to build a “real” life-size AT-AT. Michael Koehler wants to build a full scale replica of the empire’s All Terrain Armored Transport; yes, he isn’t canvassing for a statue, but a fully functional AT-AT. Koehler believes the collective movement to build the AT-AT will show the world “”our brain power, our manufacturing prowess, our organizational skills and our geek-fueled eye for detail.” Also, it will show the rebels their place. Fund raising for the project is expected to start soon via Kickstarter. Well, if it got Detroit its robocop, it could get USA its AT-AT as well.
UNICEF put up a “dirty water” selling vending machine in NYC, aiming to raise awareness about the millions grappling with the shortage/ unavailability of clean drinking water. The water is available in various “flavors” like malaria, cholera and typhoid. Obviously no one wants a sip of that water, but the campaign has managed to raise $1 million to support UNICEF water programs in developing countries.
Insects seem to be an odd choice for dresses, but this is no ordinary dress. The dress was worn by legendary theater actress Ellen Terry for her portrayal of Lady Macbeth. The passage of time saw the dress deteriorate, including loss in strength of the fabric and missing jewel beetle wings that had fallen over the years. It took nearly 1300 hours, and a whole lot of insect wings to restore the dress and give it back its greenish beetle glow.
Why would you ever carry a jacket, tent and sleeping bag separately when you could get hold of all that in one simple package. The waterproof but breathable fabric has numerous chambers that you can unfold and use as you find fit, taking it from a jacket to a full blown tent. It must be a bitch to deal with though. Costs $250.
Each alphabet in this image is represented as a superhero whose name begins with that particular alphabet. I’ll say Zorro kind of made the mark on this one. The prints of Fabian Gonzalez’s illustration can be bought cost $14.
Millions of youth around the world wear T-shirts with Che printed on them. Some for support towards the revolutionary’s ideas, most without any idea whatsoever what a Che is. If you could draw a Venn diagram for this bust, it would be for the intersection of those who love Star Wars, and those who follow Che. The revolutionary-wookie bust is 6 inches tall and priced at $40.