Stuff You Should Be Seeing

Every once in a while I like to gather up a bunch of internet nonsense that I have a hunch you will love.

Let’s dive right in.

Chris Sims at Comic Alliance presented the world with Hipster Superheroines, the natural next step after hipster Disney princesses: “Hipster Superheroines: An Infinite Crisis of Irony.” In a bid to send the memes viral, he supplies readers with blank graphics so we can create our own. Or at least you can.

Just so you know, hipster Jean Grey/Phoenix is wearing a D.A.R.E. shirt.

In the land of movies and the people whose love for them leads to odd but entertaining projects, I have two websites for you.

Famous Objects from Classic Movies is an online game in which the player is presented with an iconic prop and hangman-like spaces for guessing the movie. Simple, but entertaining. Especially since the hangman style allows for possible winning even when confronted with an object that you do not recognize.

Remember, “E” is the most common letter in the English language. Start there.

MovieBarCode takes each frame of the given film, compresses it to one “bar” in the “bar code,” resulting in… Well,  it’s pretty self-explanatory with the image. Pretty cool. You can also buy prints of the bar codes on the tumblr site. The image above is for Black Swan.

Speaking of Black Swan… If you are not already giggling over Second City alum Brian Gallivan’s “Sassy Gay Friend” YouTube videos allow me to introduce you via his latest masterpiece. Warning, the whole thing is a Black Swan spoiler. If you don’t want it to be spoiled, just check out some of his other videos. I’m a fan of the Hamlet sketch.

In the land of photography, you should check out Irina Werning’s “Back to the Future” project, in which the artist has subjects reenact a photo from their past. The results range from poignant to hilarious to eerie. Love it. I want to reenact too!

So now you know what you should be seeing in this internet world of ours.

I have to thank Tim, Kelly and Kim for bringing magical things to my attention on a regular basis.

In the world of random things to know…

Paul McCartney has written a ballet for the New York City Ballet. Part of it takes place under the sea. He’s calling it “Ocean’s Kingdom” and it is a love story. It will premier at their gala in September.

According to BUST Magazine, March is National Craft Month—so get on that. Google it if you are not creative enough to come up with your own ideas.

Daniel Radcliffe is starring on Broadway as the corporate-climbing lead in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. This occurrence apparently has something to do with Radcliffe’s propensity during the run of Equus to run around backstage singing selections from Sweeney Todd (you have to read the New York Times article).

If I had a dime for every person I’ve seen/heard running about backstage singing Sweeney… well, I would have a few dollars, OK? That’s actually a fair number of people.

It might have something to do with my name being Johanna.




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2 responses to “Stuff You Should Be Seeing

  1. winewithbreakfast

    Hipster heroines=my favorite thing of the week. Possibly the month, stay tuned. Also: I’m holding out hope they make a Movie Bar Code of “When Harry Met Sally.”

    • See now, if that Movie Bar Code existed… probably it would be featured. As it is, I went with Black Swan because I already had it tagged for Sassy Gay Friend. / I kind of want to buy a print for my fictional apartment.

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