Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: Helen Reddy Surprise, Snail Drawings, Zen Pencils, Oscar Noms and More!

You guyz, I promise that the Quickies won’t be a constant Trump-a-rama but I can’t help myself just yet. That said, I’ve also got some pretty things for you so let’s get started…

On the twitterz, @ladyhaja said, “Draw me like one of your French girls.” That’s one of the comments on Trump’s photo writing his inaugural speech.

15 of the Most Powerful Women In the Weed Industry happen to be some badass human beings. Via Courtney

Something new from the wonderful Zen Pencils! DAVID BOWIE: Go a little further. Via Geo

Scientist Horace-Bénédict de Saussure wanted to climb Mont Blanc and measure the sky’s hue accurately. So he invented the cyanometer.

Engineering graduate student Armin VahidMohammadi won a Science As Art competition with a Voldemort image and it’s glorious.

Everybody has their obsession. Photographer Daniel Ranalli’s has been charting the movements of snails for two decades. The result is his Snail Drawing series.

This. Just in! Star Wars reveals title and release date of next movie.

This. ALSO just in! All “Arrival” and No “Deadpool”: The Oscar Nominations Are Here… but hurray for all the “Moonlight” and “Hidden Figures”!

In recent discovery news: The First Dinosaurs’ Surprise Neighbors: Lagerpetids. Includes a really cool illustration by paleo artist Maurílio Oliveira.



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Published on Jan 21, 2017

Jamie Lee Curtis is the host. Helen Reddy spontaneously breaks into an acapella version of I Am Woman! Helen’s song encapsulated the women’s movement in the 1970s as it still does today! Amazing woman… amazing performance!

Also present for the festivities were Alfre Woodard, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda.


Painting Stars | Star Trail | National Gallery

Via Dr. Ray

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National Gallery curators and experts discuss different representations of stars throughout the history of Western European art. Let them guide you on a journey from the Renaissance to the night skies of the Impressionists through this one element: the star.


Featured image is an excerpt from “The Nightmare” by Mark Bryan. Copyright 2016 Mark Bryan | All Rights Reserved. Found via Summer Brennan.












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