Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: Macro Insect Masks, Natural World Pokémon, Lemonade Emmy Noms, Doll Part Assemblages and More!

Hello, my friends, I’m glad to bring you happy links and fun things to surf on this beautiful Friday. Like you, I’m feeling pretty subdued after the Bastille Day attack. So today we carry on, finding and making beauty where we can. Here are some of the lovely and amazing things happening in the world today…

You can watch the Emmmys this year on September 16th. We hope that’s when Queen Bey’s “Lemonade” wins four awards. Via Dr. Ray

This 14-Year-Old’s Explanation Of White Privilege Is Chilling. Via Amy

Sculptor Freya Jobbins creates disturbingly beautiful assemblages made from discarded doll parts . Cue the nightmares. Via Sarafina and Courtney

GoT fans: Illustrator and animator Eran Mendel has taken season six and turned 10 of its most brutal moments into adorable minimalist Gifs. Via Liz

Cartoonists pay tribute to people killed in the Bastille Day truck attack. #JeSuisNice

Copyeditor Marks explained.

Photographer Pascal Goet shows us the masked figures found in macro insect photography. Absolutely stunning.

An awe-inspiring and humbling look at sperm whales as Tony Wu swims and photographs them: A Gathering of Giants.

Made In Space owns and operates a 3D printer on the ISS. Now they have plans to create a superior optical fiber in microgravity. FYI: Made In Space has an online store where “100% of Made In Space profits go towards building a multi-planetary civilization.” AWE. SOME.

Retail find: Star Wars Geeki Tikis .


AsapSCIENCE turns to the natural world to search for Pokémon in real life.

Found at Laughing Squid.


Have this nice, warm cup of your personality.


Featured image is an excerpt from an attack on France cartoon by the brilliant political cartoonist FadiToOn.



Geologic Universe, vault-keeper. Sheer Brick Studio, principal. Empty Set, designer. Bethlehem Mounties, media. WDIY 88.1FM NPR station programmer. Skepchick.

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