Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: Soba Tattoos, Ancient Octopus Art, Design Facts, Oni Press, Breakdance Reunion and More!

You guyz- I’m keeping this short and sweet because I have lots and lots and LOTS of show recaps to catch up on. Let’s get to it!

Laughing Squid is always killing it with the breadth of their incredible finds. Who’s a huge fan? This gal. There are so many things I want to share from their recent crop of posts, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t share their most meta post to date. A Stunning Illustration of a 95 Million Year Old Octopus Drawn With Its Own Preserved Ink.

“Scott Pilgrim” Oni Press debuts new line of sex ed and erotic comics.

Check out these Japanese tattoos that are temporary and detect soba allergies.

Photographer Aaron Sheldon imagines his son as a tiny astronaut doing everyday things.

Domino builder Kaplamino created an ingenious Rube Goldberg Machine from magnets and marbles. [For you young folk, here the skinny on the Goldberg reference.]

“The New Yorker” continues to amaze me. They seem to do the impossible— stay true to their voice and tradition and yet keep relevant and tech forward. Their cover “On The Go” by Christoph Niemann is an augmented reality experience.

Says creator Shane Bzdok, “Design Facts is a platform for sharing the inspiring, shocking, passionate, brilliant, revolutionary, carefully crafted and relatively young history of our craft, all in bite-sized servings.”

Here’s your feel-good moment for the day. This Guy Found Them 30 Years Later In 1986, there was a breakdance battle in the USSR. This guy found them 30 years later. RAD! [Video below]

Retail bling find: Harley Quinn checkered print watch. Quite stylish… and affordable, too!


Breakdance reunion guys

from the page

A sweet treat from

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox

Via Dr. Ray

The band:
Haley Reinhart – vocals
Lemar Guillary – trombone
Mike Rocha – trumpet
Jacob Scesney – sax
Adam Kubota – bass
Tony Austin – drums
Scott Bradlee – piano

View the video on youtube for tour dates.


Featured image is by Aaron Sheldon.



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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