Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: Suncream Smokescreen, Red All Over, Emoji Dick, Sad Animal Facts and More!

“So that was Mrs. Lundegaard on the floor in there. And I guess that was your accomplice in the wood chipper. And those three people in Brainerd. And for what? For a little bit of money. There’s more to life than a little money, you know. Don’tcha know that? And here ya are, and it’s a beautiful day. Well. I just don’t understand it.” —Marge Gunderson. Words to live by! And Happy Monday to you, too. Onward!

The anonymous British graffiti artist Mobstr ‘experimented’ with authorities in the case of one building. This series of photos shows the hilarious escalation. {via Anne S.}

And then there’s this. Also, a British graffiti artist, this one called DS. Also damn funny. Graffiti Removal Guy Faces Existential Graffiti-Removing Dilemma. {via Geo}

I love these Citizen Science-and-Art stories in the news of people quietly going about being awesome! Differently-abled artists created marine-themed artwork to raise awareness of the damaging impact of litter and pollution in world waters. {via Surly Amy}

Information is Beautiful reports that “temperatures may be increasing around the world, but general understanding of sun protection is not.” In a simply informative infographic, they offer the The Suncream Smokescreen.

“Solar Superstorms” is a 24-minute science documentary about the dynamics of the sun that features data-driven visualizations. The 2-minute press release video of solar plasma interacting with Earth’s magnetic field is stunning – and you can watch that footage here. {via Surly Amy}

Illustrator Brooke Barker brings you her charmingly illustrated Sad Animal Facts. Follow the tumblr!

From the Now I’ve Seen It All Dept.: Emoji Dick. As in, the whale story. Fer chrissakes get your minds out of the gutter.

Retail find: Bubble chamber coaster. Handmade by Proton Paperie.

Retail find: Eight bucks will get you this incredibly cool Sugar Skull Spoon by Hundred Million, and their Kickstarter success story.

Bonus: Cuteness alert. 30 Days Of My Baby Bunnies Growing Up by Ashraful Arefin, a fine aret photographer in Bangladesh.

From the Annals of the Most Noteworthy Moments in Administrative Red Tape: Apollo 11 astronauts had to go through customs after return from moon landing.


And now for your moment of zen. My suggestion is put this on mute [not loving the Dante addition] and choose other ambient sounds and lose yourself in this sea creature magic.

Alex Soloviev’s

Endless Gravity

from the page
Magic Lantern RAW 14bit video.
Graded in Davinci Resolve.
Music by Astrópılót.
Poem by Dante Gabriel Rossetti 1869.


Featured image is by Javier Pérez.



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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