Cult of Ignorance

There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge. -Isaac Asimov

There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge. -Isaac Asimov

I’ve never understood people who seemingly take pride in being ignorant. It happens an awful lot with technology, whenever I someone asks what I do, and I tell them I’m a computer programmer, they immediately say “I know nothing about computers” it’s a conversation stopper, but also they seem to take pride in not knowing anything about computers. The same applies to science, I just don’t get how anyone can’t want to at least try to learn a little about anything.

via Blue Dog’s eyes.

I Am Iron Yoshi!

When Yoshi inhaled Iron Man and his powers, the Mushroom Kingdom was no longer the same. Awesome Marvel / Mario Bros. mash up by Nekoixa.<br />
Iron Yoshi by Nekoixa (YouTube) (Flickr) (Twitter)<br />
Via: noahbodie | deadlydelmundo

Tony Stark Meets everyones favourite 16 Bit Dinosaur, in this piece by artist Iron Yoshi by Nekoixa (YouTube) (Flickr) (Twitter). I think Rampaged Reality seem to have confused Yoshi with Kirbi with their interpretation of how this came to be though…

When Yoshi inhaled Iron Man and his powers, the Mushroom Kingdom was no longer the same. Awesome Marvel / Mario Bros. mash up by Nekoixa.

via Rampaged Reality.

Andrew Licoln Keeps his Promises

It hadn’t occurred to me that Rick from the Walking Dead was played by the guy who plays the guy in that chick flick that I keep on getting forced to watch…

I’ve been reading the Walking Dead Compendium, the comic is actually better than the TV show at points and different enough that it’s worth experiencing both separately.

Via Far Away From This World

More Roy Lichtenstein Costumes

Sarah Hoke Thomson (Click Image For link to Facebook Album)

90% of my traffic comes from people looking up Lichtensten costumes, that’s a fact. I thought I’d pander to anyone who is looking for more Roy Lichtenstein costume images who isn’t satisfied by my other two posts

The image above is I think of a Redditor, the images below are taken from the Neatorama and reddit comment threads.

Also special mention goes to Robots in disguise’s music video for featuring themselves in Lichtenstein esque make-up (23 seconds in):

 

Shannon Brook

Neatorama Commenter Britanny
Redditor xSubmerged's Facebook friend...

 

Neatorama/Reddit

These images are of Ashley B from Passedina Texas:

Homemade Lichtenstein Comic Book Pop Art CostumeHomemade Lichtenstein Comic Book Pop Art Costume

Homemade Lichtenstein Comic Book Pop Art Costume

After too many years of the same tired ‘ole remakes and trashy costumes everywhere, I decided to liven things up a bit! This Roy Lichtenstein comic book Pop Art really pops to life (get it?) with this homemade ensemble.

I spent hours polka-dotting myself silly and adding bold comic lines around my features. I sewed heavily colored fabric together to make the dress and lined pleats with fabric paint. I painted heavy lines on high heels and created a foam poster board “thought bubble” that read “Later that night…”GEE, I HOPE I WIN” (a nod toward any costume contests I would enter ;) and hot glued it to a headband that I bought at a local craft store.

I created another foam board sign that read “GASP” to complete the comic look! On my legs I drew in knee-caps and added a “cross-hatching” effect. It took a good while, but I was stoked with the end result!

These by Erin English of Littl falls NJ:

Homemade Roy Lichtenstein Comic Girl Costume

Homemade Roy Lichtenstein Comic Girl Costume

Homemade Roy Lichtenstein Comic Girl Costume

Homemade Roy Lichtenstein Comic Girl Costume

This is a picture of the woman in the Roy Lichtenstein painting as an actual comic book character.

For this homemade Roy Lichtenstein comic girl costume I purchased a yellow wig and painted black lines in it. I also purchased white stockings and painted polka dots on it. The earrings I made out of cellophane balls. The dress was just a polka dot dress that I have laying around the house. I coated my face with white paint and put red polka dots. I outlined all my features with black liquid eyeliner. I continued the polka dots on my arms with red acrylic paint.

I printed out one of Roy’s paintings and attached it with black ribbon with ribbon arm bands.

And these are by Lupita From Sacremento California:

Homemade Comic Book Pop Art Costume

Homemade Comic Book Pop Art CostumeHomemade Comic Book Pop Art Costume

 This Homemade Comic Book Pop Art Costume was inspired by Roy Lichtenstein pop art. Every year my goal is to wear a costume that’s original. I hate spending too much money on costumes sold at the store for two reasons, (1) the material is cheap, (2) 87 other people will probably be wearing it as well. This year I decided to do be Comic Book Pop Art which involved paint, make up and markers. I used some clothes that I already had and painted my wig yellow at the ends. It took me about 2 hours to create this cartoonish look. The dot placement and black outlining were key to creating the pop art style seen in comic books. I outlined my eyebrows, eyes, lips, nose, collar bone, cleavage, chin, cheeks, ears, arms, elbows and even my feet and created a “POW” out of markers and poster board paper.

This costume is for sure one of the coolest costumes that I have created.

Apparently Skyrim has Killed the Internet

abovetheriver:</p>
<p>past week or so for me…</p>
<p>Skyrim is stuff!

I’m noticing a trend of comics/images on the net implying that people are dropping everything to play Skyrim, it is a good game but I think people are taking it a little too far. Either that or the suspension on this band wagon is going to fail fairly soon as far too many people seem to be jumping on it…

Futurama Fry - Not sure if friends are dead or playing skyrim

bendrawslife:</p>
<p>Diary of a Dovahkiin.<br />
Been playing a bit of Skyrim. Really don’t know why he doesn’t just leave right after that first incident. But, I guess that would make for a shorter game.<br />
Enjoy. (?)<br />

It&#8217;s tough to finish a comic strip properly when you are too busy venturing through the province of Skyrim slaying dragons!<br />
I&#8217;m a Level 63 Procrastinator by theWAREHOUSE (Facebook)<br />
Via: thedailywhat

Land of Rapture Video Game Jewelry

Image of Please Stand By...Image of Aperture Science NecklaceImage of Mario 1UP Mushroom Necklace
 

Image of Fallout 3 / Fallout New Vegas Brass CufflinksImage of Bioshock Plasmid Rings Pt2
Land of Rapture have some very classy looking video game related jewellery, for sale, they may just be printouts of game icons on resin in lockets, rings, cuff links Etc… but they are none the less really cool. They also seem to have pixel microbead things, but everyone and their dog on Etsy is selling those…

Via it8bit

Image of Beating Chest CameoImage of Autumn Owl Cameo
Image of Mario Mushroom Earrings