Saturday, October 29, 2011


A blog that looks at the designs of the Magic Kingdom assembled by Indianapolis based graphic designer, Richard Terpstra (a.k.a. Retro 71).

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Kari Byron: Mythbuster Mom

Kari will be sending GeekMom regular updates on life as a MythBuster Mom.

“Holy crap. I am a mom!”

That is seriously what I was thinking as the dust settled around me from shooting a .50 caliber rifle. On my first experiment back from maternity leave, I found myself perched on a hill in a rock quarry aiming a huge firearm at a remote-controlled SUV covered in phone books. But how come I still felt like me? I figured once you become a mom, you settled down and let the waistline of your jeans slowly creep north.

— excerpt from Kari’s first entry.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Back to the Start

Chipotle restaurants commercial advertisement.

Coldplay's haunting classic 'The Scientist' is performed by country music legend Willie Nelson for the soundtrack of the short film entitled, "Back to the Start." Download the song now available on iTunes. Label and proceeds benefit The Chipotle Cultivate Foundation.

 The film, by film-maker Johnny Kelly, depicts the life of a farmer as he slowly turns his family farm into an industrial animal factory before seeing the errors of his ways and opting for a more sustainable future. Both the film and the soundtrack were commissioned by Chipotle to emphasize the importance of developing a sustainable food system.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Cartoon Network – Resurrecting Bankrupt Heirlooms Circa 1997

Cartoon Network – Resurrecting Bankrupt Heirlooms Circa 1997
by J. J. Sedelmaier · on Imprint

“I’d get yearly mailings from Cartoon Network and they were always smart, fun and clever, but the unsolicited package I received in 1997 was a little bigger this time. I opened it up and inside was a 5” X 9” box with a lid consisting of a collage of Hanna-Barbera cartoon characters done in graphic styles that I’d never seen HB characters done in!” — J. J. Sedelmaier

Read the whole article on Imprint

Batman: Brave and the Bold - Space Safari

Sunday, October 16, 2011

The Thing

The Thing [R]
2011 Universal
Directed by Matthijs Van Heijningen Jr.

Grade: A- 
Up-graded from B.

+1: Mary Elizabeth Winstead (as Kate Lloyd) channels her inner Ripley (“Alien”).
+1: Creature effects.
-1: Clarity of keeping track of bearded Norwegian researchers.
par: Alien space ship.
+1: Installment in the franchise.

Note: Extra epilogue scenes into the credits, but before the credit roll.

[link: Overview on Fandango]

Sunday, October 9, 2011

The Best of Steve Jobs

G4’s “Attack of the Show” top five Steve Jobs Moments.

1983 Apple Key Note- The “1984” Ad Introduction.

Apple Steve Jobs The Crazy Ones.

MAC vs PC (Viruses)

Steve Job’s 2005 Stanford Commencment Address (with introduction by President John Hennessy)

iPhone Announcement

[link: G4 Article]

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Killer Elite

Killer Elite [R]
2011 Open Road Films
Directed by Gary McKendry

Grade: B- 
Down-graded from B

+1: Danny Bryce (played by Jason Statham) can fight while tied to a chair
-1: Bringing a rookie on the job
 +1: Making it look like an accident with a tile enrobed hammer and radio controlled trucks
-1: Not so twisty plot of who is working for whom
-1: Yvonne Strahovski (as Anne; a.k.a. Sarah from “Chuck”) doesn’t get to hit anybody

[link: Overview on Fandango]


Moneyball [PG-13]
2011 Sony
Directed by Bennett Miller

Grade: C+
Up-graded from C

+1: Underdog story
+1: Application of math
par: Mid-film montage
par: Story of Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) interspersed with in main story
-1: Better as a one-hour television documentary.

[link: Overview on Fandango]

Monday, October 3, 2011

The Toy Art Gallery is the first gallery of its kind to showcase and consult on high-end art toys and sculptures. Their goal is to showcase exciting, original, and new artists who use figurative sculpture as their primary medium of expression. Toy Art Gallery also focuses on showing, collecting, and producing high end, limited edition, custom, and life-size toy sculptures. Their showroom and gallery is located in Hollywood, California.

7571 Melrose Ave.
(corner of Melrose & Curson)
Los Angeles, CA, 90046


Damon Lindelof’s History of ‘Lost’

Damon Lindelof’s History of ‘Lost’ (A Show He Longed to Quit)
By Tim Molloy
 Published: September 23, 2011 on The

“If it seemed like the writers were making things up as they went along, by the way, they often were.”

Read the whole article at the