EL MEJOR ANIME DEL SIGLO XX (Spanish) Reseña complicada, de las más complicadas que he tenido que hacer en este blog. Esta serie larga, es densa y es compleja, pero decir que la recomiendo sería quedarse corto. No es un anime que recomiende. Esta es una serie que ya no solo dignifica el normalmente infravalorado mundillo del anime elevándolo hasta cotas inimaginables, esta es una "obra" que trasciende géneros, como lo trascienden los grandes libros o las grandes películas. Esta es una serie se eleva por encima de cualquier tipo de nacionalidad, formato o prejuicio. Es cultura, arte, refinada en su más disfrutable forma. Así pues, comienza mi reseña que, como es previsible tras tan grandilocuente primer párrafo, no será corta. Legend of the Gallactic Heroes Comenzaré por los defectos, que son pocos y casi inevitables. Y ahora pasaré a las virtudes de este anime, y en las más de 50 horas que lo componen (110 OVAs de unos 25 minutos) hay espacio para muchas virtudes. Por Ernest Mecklinger. Por Ernst von Eisenach.
11 cheap gifts guaranteed to impress science geeks Science comes up with a lot of awesome stuff, and you don't need a Ph.D, a secret lab, or government funding to get your hands on some of the coolest discoveries. We've got a list of 11 mostly affordable gifts that are guaranteed to blow your mind, whether or not you're a science geek. Click on any image to see it enlarged. 1. Aerogel Also known as frozen smoke, Aerogel is the world's lowest density solid, clocking in at 96% air. Aerogel isn't just neat, it's useful. Price: $35 2. Inside these sealed glass balls live shrimp, algae, and bacteria, all swimming around in filtered seawater. EcoSpheres came out of research looking at ways to develop self-contained ecosystems for long duration space travel. Price: $80 3. NASA has been trying to figure out how to get a sample of rock back from Mars for a while now. Every once in a while, a meteorite smashes into Mars hard enough to eject some rocks out into orbit around the sun. Price: $70+ 4. Price: $150 5. Price: $110 6. Price: $80 7. Price: $15 8.
- StumbleUpon Midnight in Paris Woody Allen’s latest places starving writer Owen Wilson in Paris with his fiancée, Rachel McAdams. Searching for inspiration for his incomplete novel, Owen begins taking strolls around the city at night where he discovers an unexpected group of people. I wish I could be more specific, but it would ruin the surprise. Let the Right One In The best vampire movie ever made in my opinion. Watch Let the Right One In for FREE on Amazon Instant Video The Man From Earth Holy &#%@ this film’s plot is fascinating! Garden State This is my absolute favorite film. Waking Life It’s impossible for you to grasp Waking Life without actually watching it, but I’ll do my best to explain it. Watch Waking Life for FREE on Amazon Instant Video Closer This film is a rather dark, yet comedic story about the twisted relationships between Natalie Portman, Jude Law, Clive Owen and Julia Roberts. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Le Scaphendre et le Papillon) Sin Nombre Snatch Spirited Away The Descent Once
Princess Mononoke Princess Mononoke is a period drama set in the late Muromachi period (approximately 1337 to 1573) of Japan, but with fantasy elements. The story follows the young Emishi warrior Ashitaka's involvement in the struggle between the supernatural guardians of a forest and the humans who consume its resources. The term "Mononoke" (物の怪 or もののけ?) is not a name, but a general term in the Japanese language for a spirit or monster; a closer rendering of the title into English would be "The Mononoke Princess" or "The Spirit Princess". Princess Mononoke was first released in Japan on July 12, 1997, and in the United States on October 29, 1999. It was the first Studio Ghibli film to be a major hit outside of Japan and began Ghibli's worldwide attention. Plot In Muromachi period Japan, an Emishi village is attacked by a demon (祟り神, tatari-gami?). Soon after, San infiltrates Irontown to kill Eboshi, but Ashitaka intervenes, knocking them both unconscious. Cast Production Themes
25 clever ideas to make life easier Via: amy-newnostalgia.blogspot.com Why didn’t I think of that?! We guarantee you’ll be uttering those words more than once at these ingenious little tips, tricks and ideas that solve everyday problems … some you never knew you had! (Above: hull strawberries easily using a straw). Via: apartmenttherapy.com Rubbing a walnut over scratches in your furniture will disguise dings and scrapes. Via: unplggd.com Remove crayon masterpieces from your TV or computer screen with WD40 (also works on walls). Via: athomewithrealfood.blogspot.com Stop cut apples browning in your child’s lunch box by securing with a rubber band. Via: marthastewart.com Overhaul your linen cupboard – store bedlinen sets inside one of their own pillowcases and there will be no more hunting through piles for a match. Via: realsimple.com Pump up the volume by placing your iPhone / iPod in a bowl – the concave shape amplifies the music. Via: savvyhousekeeping.com Re-use a wet-wipes container to store plastic bags. Via: iheartnaptime.net
Dream Big by Peter Fecteau “Dream Big” was a year-long project in which Pete created a mosaic of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. using 4,242 Rubik’s Cubes. > petefecteau.com marina bay sands hotel singapore may 06, 2011 marina bay sands hotel singapore marina bay sands hotel singapore images courtesy of marina bay sands marina bay sands complex consists of three hotel towers connected by the magnificent sands skypark. designboom’s editors had the great opportunity to stay and test out the newly opened hotel. with over 2,500 rooms and suites, it is the biggest hotel in singapore. the sands skypark with pool is built at the height of 200 meters. its lush, landscaped gardens are home to 250 trees and 650 plants and offer a total of 12,400 square meters of space – big enough to fit three football fields. hotel guests have the exclusive use of a 150-meter infinity swimming pool, the world’s largest outdoor pool at that height. sunset at the pool images courtesy of marina bay sands night view images courtesy of marina bay sands anita hackethal (of designboom) enjoys a nighttime swim in the pool at the skypark image © designboom bedroom images courtesy of marina bay sands jin shan image © designboom
Dogtooth (2009) L.A. Zombie L.A. Zombie is a 2010 queer cinema zombie film written and directed by Bruce LaBruce. It premiered in competition at Locarno International Film Festival in Switzerland in 2010. The film exists in two versions, an hour-long one that was showcased at various festivals and theatres, and a one-hundred and three minute hardcore cut released on DVD. Plot An extraterrestrial zombie (who may just be a schizophrenic vagrant, and whose appearance constantly shifts between that of a corpse, a tusked beast with irregular genitals, and a normal man) emerges from the sea, and begins making its way to Los Angeles. The zombie reaches Los Angeles, and after perusing shopping carts full of discarded objects, ventures to the L.A. The zombie steals some clothing, and finds the dumped body of a gang member who was shot in the head. Cast Production Release On January 30, 2010, the film had a sneak preview at the Peres Project Exhibit in Berlin, Germany as part of the show L.A. L.A.
Sketchbook Secrets: 50 Beautiful Sketchbook Scans The sketchbook is—to borrow a term from the new millenniums’ popular discourse—an artist’s BFF. It’s a diary for the visually inclined—a place where artists can most comfortably explore their personal thoughts, work out their visual needs, practice, maintain a visual history, and hopefully create the unpolished work that will eventually lead to amazing work for the world to see. But, sometimes, when we’re lucky, we get to see the process. Below are 50 beautiful sketchbook scans from 35 talented artists. Allen Sutton Mattias Adolfsson Laura More Amore David Fullarton Irena Zablotska Rafael Bertone Alena Lavdovskaya Beka Pkhakadze Christian Borku David Sossella f1x Grino Anna Rusakova Hanna Viktorsson Ignacio Veiga Irina Vinnik Jenkins Jenkins Jose Domingo Betancur Gomez Joshua Philippe Julia-Grigorieva Katia Petrunina Kyle Letendre L Filipe dos Santos Luishock Mamz Hu Michael Murdock Nacho-Yague Nicolas Cuestas Ooli razead Roger Haus Sabine ten Lohuis Taylor White Timothy Duong Trevor Henry Yissus Galiana Author: Shane Ward
Your Daily Life in GIFs (4.16.12) It’s time once again to take another look in the animated mirror! Special thanks to Jonotron for submitting this first one. When everyone laughs at a joke you don’t get: When someone offers a witty insight: When someone says you can have a bite of their food: When people you don’t know tell you their problems: When you’re feeling crummy and someone tries to get you to hang out with them: When someone tells a dirty joke: When you accidentally walk in on someone who is naked: When friends talk about something you weren’t invited to: When the teacher says you can’t write the essay the day before it’s due: When you get a great new hair cut and can’t stop looking at it: When you come home after hours without being on the computer: When you come home drunk: When you really like the song, but don’t know the lyrics yet: When it’s your birthday and you sit back to watch the notes roll in on Facebook: When you were little and your mom brushed your hair: most of these come from here, here, here and here.
Photographer Martin Schoeller 5 World Changing Decisions (Made for Ridiculous Reasons) Rome wasn't built by accident, and Hitler didn't decide to invade Poland on the flip of a coin. Society is shaped by powerful men with a vision, for better or worse. Well, mostly. The Mayflower Lands at Plymouth Rock for a Beer Run Everyone knows the Pilgrims settled in Plymouth because they were searching for a place that would let them practice religious freedom (and that wasn't the Netherlands). The Arbitrary Reason: Actually, it was about beer. "It's not beer, it's just a rock!" The more standard story is that the bad weather made navigation almost impossible and people were getting sick, so they had to stop somewhere. "We could not take time for further search or consideration, our victuals being much spent, especially our beer" -The First Goddamn Americans (1622) Since beer was boiled, it was cleaner than what passed for regular water at the time and therefore safer to drink (especially during long trips). The World-Changing Consequences: As did their obsession with beer.