Posts Tagged “cool”
by Matt Wharton on June 24, 2011
Brilliant recreation of the awesome Adam Hughes picture. She makes a great looking Selina Kyle.
by Matt Wharton on June 3, 2010
The BBC reports on Patrick Stewart’s knighthood ceremony and how he paid tribute to the teacher that first encouraged him to perform.
The Yorkshire-born star said he would be celebrating his knighthood with Cecil Dormand, the teacher who first encouraged him to consider acting as a profession.
“He was the one that put a copy of Shakespeare in my hand [and] said, ‘Now get up on your feet and perform’.”
Although a republican I think that this is a very well deserved honour to bestowed upon him.
by Matt Wharton on March 31, 2009
by Matt Wharton on February 27, 2009
The Gamburtsevs are a set of peaks equal in size to the European Alps, but they are hidden deep under the ice in the middle of the Antarctic continent.
by Matt Wharton on February 26, 2009
Thought provoking presentation given by Matt Jones on urbanisation.
by Matt Wharton on September 15, 2008
So cute and amazing!
by Matt Wharton on September 8, 2008
This amazing simulation of a spider is both cool and pretty creepy (you can place flies for it to scuttle over and eat).
Also it reminds me of what I think is my only phobia – the fear of giant spiders. I couldn’t find a term for it anywhere so I’ve coined Gigantarachnophobia.
I have no problem with spiders generally but once they get to be the size of a cat or larger then we enter phobia territory. Thankfully as long as I keep away from the jungle of The Congo I don’t think I’ll ever encounter a spider big enough to be scared of. And even then I don’t think the J’ba fofi as the Baka people call them really exist.
by Matt Wharton on August 16, 2008
Also a video tutorial of how to do it.
Imagine what would happen to Pulp Fiction if when Jules looked into the briefcase, he "woke up" in mid-scene
by Matt Wharton on May 18, 2008
- imagine what would happen to Pulp Fiction if, when the character of Jules looked into the briefcase, he “woke up” in mid-scene and not only realized that he was a character in a movie, but also realized that he “was” also Mace Windu and Shaft and a bunch of other characters in realities he can scarcely comprehend, while also glimpsing an uber-reality where all of those realities are just movies and he’s an actor called Samuel L. Jackson.- dizfactor
I think this is a brilliant concept and is as good as any description for what Grant Morrison is trying to portray in The Invisibles and The Filth.
by Matt Wharton on January 26, 2008
Hitting the random article button at Wikipedia can often yield very interesting results.
A launch loop or Lofstrom loop is a design for a belt based maglev orbital launch system that would be around 2,000 km (1,240 mi) long and maintained at an altitude of up to 80 km (50 mi). A launch loop would be held up at this altitude by momentum of the belt as it circulates around the structure, in effect it transfers the weight of the structure onto magnetic bearings at each end which support it.