Thought Bubbles

Watch a Wonderful Lost Video of Jim Henson Teaching Kids to Make Puppets — Vulture

A display case about Jim Henson, creator of &q...

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Watch a Wonderful Lost Video of Jim Henson Teaching Kids to Make Puppets — Vulture.

Watch a Clip From the First Opera Performed Entirely in Klingon — Vulture

Watch a Clip From the First Opera Performed Entirely in Klingon — Vulture.

Thought Bubble – Rating the Practicality of Female-Action-Hero Fashion – Vulture

Rating the Practicality of Female-Action-Hero Fashion, From Alien to Resident Evil 4 — Vulture.

Behind ‘A Great Day In Harlem’: Jean Bach On Piano Jazz : NPR

Cover of "A Great Day in Harlem"

Cover of A Great Day in Harlem

Behind ‘A Great Day In Harlem’: Jean Bach On Piano Jazz : NPR.

Thought Bubble – CryptoKids (nsa.gov)

CryptoKids

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This NSA CryptoKids site is really interesting – teaching kids about how codes operate.

Thought Bubble – The Most Influential Women in Technology | Fast Company

Women are trained to do precise and vital engi...

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The Most Influential Women in Technology | Fast Company.

If anyone is going to build a time machine, it will be one of these women.

Thought Bubble – OK Go’s Rube Goldberg Machine | Wired.com

OK Go

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Extremely cool.

How OK Go’s Amazing Rube Goldberg Machine Was Built | Gadget Lab | Wired.com.

This OK Go video is seamless. Thanks to Gadget Lab | Wired for documenting it.

Thought Bubble – ‘Balloon Boy’ Just One Of Many Media Hoaxes : NPR

San Francisco Examiner

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Here is an article from NPR from last year, regarding the Balloon Boy (remember him? Well it has been a year already!) and media hoaxes.

An old friend of mine did one of the more infamous media hoaxes from twenty years ago.  He formed a fake coalition to protest the re-release of Disney‘s Fantasia. They were “against” the movie on the grounds of: drug references, the ridicule of overweight people, misrepresentation of classical music and being just too darn scary. The protest (and/or reveal of the hoax) made in onto The The San Francisco Examiner, The Oakaland Tribune, Entertainment Tonight, The Wall Street Journal and Time Magazine. There were a lot of angry journalists after this event (look halfway down the page for story).

‘Balloon Boy’ Just One Of Many Media Hoaxes : NPR.

Icon of the Day – Genre of the Day – “Chick Flick”

Chick Flick

Once in a while I will make an exception to my design rules.

All icons must be black and white, vector, not raster, no gray, no color.

Except Road Film, which HAD to have a splash of bright orange for the distant mountains.

And this. How can you convey “Chick Flick” without a mirror? You can’t. So I allowed a 50% gray.

Thought Bubble – Chick Flicks – Oprah.com

This is a really good list.

I love Oprah.

Chick Flicks – Oprah.com.