Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: Moonlight Madness, Paxton Tribute, Midi Unicorn, Paper Pipe Organ and More!,

Good day, mateys! I’ve got some current events and some groovy links for you on this lovely Monday. Let’s get to them!

One of the most glorious moments of the Oscars happened right at the start when the night was fresh and free of stupid sketches. Mahershala Ali is the first Muslim actor to win an Oscar—ever.

At Pajiba: Twitter reacts to the bizarre La La Land/Moonlight twist. A doozy of a reaction post.


At Vox: a great explainer of the mixup.

A closer look at that Oscar-winning animatronic horse puppet. [Video shorts included]

Goodnight, Bill Paxton– you were a wonderful actor- warm, endearing, and always exactly right for the roles you played. Storm chasers unite to give Paxton an epic tribute. Via @Summer_Ash

Spiderman art thief gets eight years for €100 million heist of works including Matisse and Picasso. Via Amy

Design Nerdz: Areaware has come up with a pocket-sized gazing device, a Rule of Thirds Finder.

When cats get inspired by watching The Empire Strikes Back.


And now…

A tiny pipe organ made entirely out of paper (and a balloon)

Via Beth

Story at NPR.



A song made from a unicorn drawing

Story about Andrew Huang’s composition.


Featured image is Moonlight receiving their Oscars win, image by Getty.



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