Dyng Hard Speaks Louder Than Words by Mark Marianelli
It’s always fun and games until somebody dies hard! Faced with eternal Die Hard film title derivatives, Mark decided to float a few groanworthy idioms of his own and prove that a picture is worth a thousand Die Hards. Because making bad word-plays always comes down to a simple choice: you either get busy living or you get busy dying hard.
Meanwhile in London of the Day: Bluth’s Banana Stand is Going On Tour
To promote the upcoming season premiere of Arrested Development on May 26th, Netflix has launched a pop-up shop tour of Bluth’s Original Frozen Banana Stand, which will serve up real frozen bananas and photo ops with cast members in various locations across Great Britain and the United States, starting with London (as seen in the picture) this week and a few more pit stops in New York and Los Angeles in the following week. Is there any money in it? Perhaps you should find out!
The late Ray Harryhausen, the Hollywood special effects legend who died Tuesday at age 92, talked to Terry Gross in 2003 about his favorite monsters to animate:
My favorite monsters are the more complicated ones. Like the hydra had seven heads, which you had to animate, and the seven skeletons took a lot of time and, of course, Medusa in Clash of the Titans. She was a fascinating image to animate. I had to keep 12 snakes in her hair, all animated to be moving in harmony with the rest of the body, besides giving her a bow and arrow and a rattlesnake’s tail. So these more complicated images I find much more interesting to animate than the simple, normal figure, I suppose you’d call it.”
Exquisitely detailed enough to be crafted in the forest realm of Lothlórien, this beauteous guitar was not forged by elf nor man, but by 16 year Vivian Xiao with sharpie markers! Depicting Nazgul, Minas Tirith, and even the all-seeing Eye of Sauron, this divinely-engraved instrument could surely inspire even more Led Zeppelin songs. Check put Vivian’s website for details on purchasing and commissions.
A Little Bit On The Dynamic Dunny Display Side: This shelf by architectural office and furniture designer Atelier 010 will beat up your IKEA shelves and eat them for breakfast. The only thing that would make this even more awesome is if the lights had a flashing multicolored “disco” setting.