Axis of Awesome. The first thing I saw from them was this awesome medley of four chord songs. Now, for you regular nerds out there, “Rage of Thrones.”
The beard suits him.
Criterion threw this picture up on their Tumblr:
Since 2004 England-based Simon Beck has strapped on a pair of snowshoes and lumbered out into the the freshly fallen snow at the Les Arcs ski resort in France to trample out his distinctly geometric patterns, footprint by footprint. Each work takes the 54-year-old artist anywhere between 6 hours and two days to complete, an impressive physical feat aided from years of competitive orienteering.
Here’s a picture of the badass:
Huge respect to Christopher Jobson for Tweeting this on Christmas Morning. Cheers to him and Happy Holidays to all!
Someone created a stop motion advent calendar. I can try to describe some of it for you, but words cannot properly express the madness that is on display. Be sure to click the image to continue to the site. You will find the 25 portals to Christmas there.
Whew! It’s still Red Shirt Week.
This image is courtesy of George Takei (I also saw it on other social sites, but it’s mother-fucking Takei.) on Facebook.
Thankfully, he never went on away missions.
Catherine, like Scott and I, has a birthday that follows the super-cool formula for awesomeness: m x 3 = d where m = numerical month and d = date.
It’s a pretty cool way to figure out who your friends are. (Suck it, other people; especially Kosmo, but especially Wil.)
Here’s a picture I took of Catherine and I eating dinner later tonight:
Just one week late for Dog Mic Beard Week, but still close to our hairy hearts, the Australian band The Beards created a hilarious animated video for their song Got Me A Beard.
Continuing on with Red Shirt Week I am giving a plug to Dragon Chow. Lyndsay is the dynamo behind the machine and she has some fantastically geeky designs. What does this have to do with Trek?
Wesley Crusher’s sweater design! (I added the Wil Wheaton head*) I’ve never had a dice bag before, but I saw this and thought, “That’s it.” It’s not something that will jump out to the uninitiated, it’s really a drab design for a sweater, but will guarantee a laugh (or groan) from those familiar. And that red D20 in the photo, she added that as a bonus**. You can never have too many D20s.
As I mentioned, this is my first dice bag, but I think it’s well crafted. It’s flat-bottomed and the seams create a great form to allow the bag to open up much like a paper bag. You can’t see it, but the brown/red/yellow/green is on the bottom as well. As an added touch she wrote “Hooray! It’s Here!” on the package, highlighting the excitement one gets from receiving a package in the mail. Seriously, who doesn’t love that? That was just a signal to me that she likes what she’s doing. She’s having fun and isn’t that what having your own small business is all about?
I hope this lasts me years and, if a replacement is needed in the future, I selfishly hope Lyndsay and Dragon Chow are still operating so I can grab another.