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Mad Quickies: Bowie’s Blackstar in Sunlight, The Woman Card Is Real, Art Crimes and Way More!

Hey kids, we’ve made it to the middle of the week and there’s so many cool stories to share. So let’s dive right in, shall we? David Bowie is the gift that keeps on giving – it turns out that if you leave the gatefold artwork of his last album, …

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Mad Quickies: The Dearly Beloved Edition

Well, my friends, a lot of people have remarked sadly that it’s been a tough year. And I have to agree. Today the world is purple while we come to terms with having lost one of the rare true originals. I try to use the word “visionary” sparingly but there’s …

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Mad Quickies: OK Go Behind The Scenes, SNL Beyoncé, Mummy Clues, Tool Tattoos and More!

You guys- I did a tradesies with Bri and I will be your Quickies server today. So that guy and his art crimes and awesomeness will be back Friday… but for now ONWARD! Korean tattoo artist Oozy etches elegant tattoos of tools celebrating skilled-hands professions. Simply gorgeous. Via Skip Clark …

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Mad Quickies: The Space Oddity Edition

When you make a list of personal heroes—true artists who crossed lines and changed everything—David Bowie surely has to be at the top. At least he is for me. Jon Pareles gives us this memoriam on how Bowie transcended music, art and fashion but I submit to you it was …

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Lab Track: Rocketman by Iron Horse

In general, I tend to shy away from old classics as Lab Tracks in favor of new science-themed songs that few people know about, just because I like introducing people to new songs and artists. It’s not to say old classics aren’t just as worthy of having their own feature; …

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Mad Quickies 10.4

It’s the late night Friday Quickies! Cocktails down- surf’s up! This will be the best thing you read all day. The fantasatic Gavin Aung Than aka Zen Pencils has comic-ized Phil Plait’s “Welcome to Science.” Please share this link with everyone! And even add this to your holiday gift list! …

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Lab Track: Space Oddity

As one of his last acts on the International Space Station before touching down on terra firma tonight, astronaut and musician Chris Hadfield recorded his own take on David Bowie’s Space Oddity. The footage stands as the first music video ever recorded in space (while still leaving room for others …

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Mad Quickies 1.2

In case you didn’t know it, Maki is a rockstar! Resolution – at xkcd NASA considers building $2.6 billion asteroid-grabbing space robot. Gary Kumparak built a little TARDIS and it’s bigger on the inside. {via Madfishmonger} An interactive guide to blog typography. 100 wooden toy cars by 100 designers. Super …

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