Eight Types of Hecklers and the Comedians Who Shut Them Up In the 2007 documentary Heckler, Joe Rogan says that “the number one thing about hecklers is 100% of them are douchebags.” A stand-up comedian’s act depends on the audience reaction by nature, but when someone attempts to derail the performer’s work, well, that’s something a douchebag would do. Still, heckling creates exciting moments of discomfort for the audience, and hecklers have instigated some great moments in comedy (Bryson Turner’s comeback) as well as some terrible moments (Michael Richards incident). Whether the outcome is funny, awkward, or awful, the eternal battle between heckler and stand-up is always fun to watch. 1. Joe Rogan embraces hecklers like few other comedians, and his confrontation with this strange young woman is another drop in the bucket. 2. Rule #1: Always say yes. 3. They’re called servers, not waitresses. 4. Okay, this isn’t a stand-up clip, but the way Kevin Smith handles a guy who tells him his recent movies suck is worth watching. 5. 6. 7. 8.
Emperor Norton Joshua Abraham Norton (c. 1817–1818 – January 8, 1880), known as Emperor Norton, was a citizen of San Francisco, California who in 1859 proclaimed himself "Norton I, Emperor of the United States" and subsequently "Protector of Mexico". Born in England, Norton spent most of his early life in South Africa. He immigrated to San Francisco in 1849 after receiving a bequest of $40,000 (inflation adjusted to $1.2 to $1.5 million in 2014 US Dollars) from his father's estate, arriving aboard the steam yacht Hurlothrumbo. Norton initially made a living as a businessman, but he lost his fortune investing in Peruvian rice. After losing a lawsuit in which he tried to void his rice contract, Norton left San Francisco. Early life Genealogical and other research indicates that Norton's parents were John Norton (d. Most likely, Norton was born in the Kentish town of Deptford, England, which is part of present-day London. Declares himself emperor Later years and death
Colour theory explained | Colour Colour is such a pervasive part of everything we visually encounter in the world, that for many designers it becomes an intuitive choice. If you think back to school though, you'll recall being told at a young age that there are three 'primary' colours – Red, Yellow, and Blue. We were all taught that any colour can be created by mixing these three colours in varying quantities. It turns out that this isn't quite right (although it's still workable enough in practice to be taught the world over to five-year-olds). Get Adobe Creative Cloud How colour is formed Understanding how colour is formed and, more importantly, the relationships between different colours, can help you to use colour more effectively in your designs. The Bauhaus school understood this in the 1920s and 1930s, with staff and students going on to develop colour theories for evoking particular moods and emotions through choice of palette in design and architecture. Colour systems 01. 02. The colour wheel
25 Awesome Tools for Choosing a Website Color Scheme 25 Awesome Tools for Choosing a Website Color Scheme As a designer, color management should be an integral part of your workflow. A website’s color scheme helps shape its identity and therefore should not be carelessly thrown together. Here are 25 online, desktop and iPhone applications to help you live and breathe color management no matter where you are. Online Tools There are simply a ton of free color tools available on the web. Kuler Kuler is one of the best free online color scheme creation tools out there and my personal favorite. Color Scheme Designer Color Scheme Designer has a beautiful interface that helps you create beautiful color schemes in seconds. colorblind simulation is built in so you can ensure usability will be optimized for all users. Colour Lovers An online community where color aficionados can create, share and browse color schemes. Pictaculous The guys at MailChimp created this excellent free service. Color Spire Daily Color Scheme Instant Color Schemes Color Explorer Loupe
10 Phrases You Won’t Learn in Spanish Class I studied Spanish for years and taught it for several as well. The problem with formal education of a foreign language is you never get to learn the good stuff. Now that I am no longer on any education-related payroll, I can finally impart my knowledge of malas palabras en Castellano, Castellano being the type of Spanish spoken in Argentina. Andáte a la mierdaLiteral translation: ”Walk yourself to the shit”. Photo by Jorge FarahLiteral translation: ”The slut/bitch that birthed you” Practical use: This is one of my all time favorites. Rease Kirchner a staff writer/Travel Adviser for Travelated.
Upgrade Your MacBook Pro's Hard Drive - The First Steps - How To by ExtremeTech It might seem incredible, but today Apple only sells a single MacBook Pro that still uses a hard drive. As of Apple’s update in October, all of the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros — aside from the single non-Retina display model — have all moved over to solid-state storage. And that lone 13-inch MBP, with its 500GB 5400 RPM hard drive is clearly not long for this world. At $1200 the last-man-standing non-Retina Pro is only $100 cheaper than the next model up and it lacks both the Flash storage and high-resolution display that make the new MBP so good. If you’re here you’re probably not in the market for a new MacBook Pro. Even if you wouldn’t think twice about cracking open a desktop to drop in a new video card, you might pass on doing anything with a laptop — their cramped interiors and specialized hardware are instant turn-offs. Don’t let that stand in your way. Since this story first ran in 2007(!) Upgrading the MacBook Pro’s hard drive
Microwaved Ivory Soap When I came across the idea to microwave Ivory soap on The Cyber School Mom Diary’s fantastically comprehensive Supermegatotally Thrilladelic Not Bummer Summer list, I was instantly intrigued. “What happens when you microwave Ivory soap?” I asked. “Try it and see!” Chrissi told me. “It doesn’t damage anything and it’s cool.” I immediately added it to our summer fun list and once Wyatt saw it he was dying to see what happened. Soap! It definitely did not disappoint. We started off with a hunk of plain old Ivory soap . How cool is that? I’d also like to take a moment to note that I’m mortified by how dirty my microwave is in this picture. Anyhoo, the kids were thrilled by this project and have been begging me to do it again since the first exciting result. Have you ever microwaved Ivory soap? If you’re visiting Wendolonia for the first you may be interested in checking out some of my other kid-centric posts:
Theory Part 1: The Meaning of Color Color in design is very subjective. What evokes one reaction in one person may evoke a very different reaction in somone else. Sometimes this is due to personal preference, and other times due to cultural background. This is the first in a three-part series on color theory. Warm Colors Link Warm colors include red, orange, and yellow, and variations of those three colors. Red and yellow are both primary colors, with orange falling in the middle, which means warm colors are all truly warm and aren’t created by combining a warm color with a cool color. Red (Primary Color) Link Red is a very hot color. Red can be associated with anger, but is also associated with importance (think of the red carpet at awards shows and celebrity events). Outside the western world, red has different associations. In design, red can be a powerful accent color. Examples The dark shades of red in this design give a powerful and elegant feel to the site. Orange (Secondary Color) Link Yellow (Primary Color) Link
Six Tips For Designing a Memorable Brand | Co.Design When clients call on Yang Kim and Kevin Budelmann, principals of branding firm People Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan, they usually ask for a new logo. "But the logo is just the tip of the iceberg," Budelmann says. Usually, what they really want is a redesigned brand. Kim and Budelmann should know. Since leaving design jobs at Herman Miller 12 years ago, the pair has steadily made a name for themselves with clients such as Steelcase, Whirlpool and ArtPrize. "You never see a logo by itself," Kim says. "It's definitely our point of view," Kim adds. Here's six lessons drawn from their book: 1. WordWorld by Siegel + Gale So many companies strike out because they don't do their homework. 2. Kapulica Studio by Bunch Can you have a constant logo that is still recognizable but also for its variety? 3. The Mob Museum, Wall-to-Wall Studios The authors say this submission is funny, appropriate and cool. 4. 5. Here, Kim and Budelmann selected marks that draw on cultural symbols to make their points.
Bad ass LEGO Tattoo – Pilot Extra-fine Bad ass LEGO Tattoo – Pilot Extra-fine A awesome ad for ball-pen “Pilot Extra-fine“, with some crazy Bad ass Tattoo on LEGO figurines ! I love it ! 20 Questions To Ask Clients Prior To Designing A Logo Before starting any project it’s essential to get the right preliminary information from your clients. This will help pave the way to a successful project, assist in bringing client’s vision into perspective and build a lasting relationship. Many of the questions below will also help in putting together an accurate quote for your client. Since my primary focus in is logo design, below are 20 questions to ask your clients prior to beginning their new logo design. Company-related questions 1- How would you describe your services and/or products? 2- What are the long term goals of your company? 3- Why do you want a new logo? 4- Who are your main competitors? 5- How are you different from your competitors? 6- What’s the age range of your target customer base? Project-related questions 7- Do you have a tag line? 8- Do you have any specific imagery in mind for your logo? 9- Do you have any color preferences, or existing brand colors? 10- Do you have any colors that you do not wish to use?
9 Most Devastating Insults From Around the World A responsible traveler won't set foot in another country without knowing how to viciously insult the people in their native language. Odds are, you won't even make it out of the airport before a situation arises that requires obscenities. But "obscenity" is an ever-moving target. It's an amalgamation of cultural taboos, the impact of current events and your mom. Accordingly, every country has developed a uniquely beautiful set of curses and insults that set it apart. While some insults are broadly accessible, like your mom, others will require a little background for the new student. #9. Who Said That? Dear God Why? Other helpful Spanish phrases: When dookie is used for even the most pedestrian exclamations, more heated applications escalate the filth factor pretty rapidly: "I shit on your dead" (Me cago en tus muertos) "I shit on God" (Me cago en Dios) "I shit in/on your whore mother" (Me cago en tu puta madre) Note that's "in" or "on," we guess depending on how she likes it. #8. #7. #6.
How to Choose Colours Procedurally (Algorithms) Changing the colours of art can be a great way to increase the amount of content in your game, and add variety and richness. It is relatively easy to implement. What is not always as easy is to get a set of colours that looks nice. This article gives some ideas for choosing colour palettes that look nice. A few things about colour Colour is surprisingly complex. Although you don’t need to know all about the physics, biology, and psychology of colour vision, it is useful to have some background information (which you can find references to at the end of this article). For palette choosing, there are a few important points. Digital colour theory differs considerably from theories based on pigments (or chemicals, or metals in crystals). Vector distances in RGB and many other colour models don’t correspond to differences in perception. Edit: Turns out I have fallen prey to the very thing I talk about. Brightness These greys are equally spaced. Hue differentiation. Colour harmony theory. 1. 2. 3.