Stuff I found while looking around

A collection images of things that are real, but not quite real — mockups, practice drills, lifelike works of art, simulators, puppets, models, prototypes, automatons, and more.

OBEY, A Montage of Christian Kids Singing by Everything is Terrible. You guys, God is so fun.

Running for Wounded Warriors:

On March 26, 2012, I will start a 100-day cross country run as a fundraiser to support my fellow military members through the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) and other Veteran’s organizations. It’s going to take 30-40 miles a day to complete the run, starting in Coos County, Oregon, where my wife is from, and finishing on July 4, 2012 in Annapolis MD, a total of just over 3300 miles.

Hack the Cover, for those of us in love with the art of book cover design:

I like to think that digital is forcing our hand back into this classic, holistic book design ethos. An ethos that considers the design of a book in its entirety instead of in pieces.

– “This last Sunday, for the first time in its history, there was a specifically Mormon section of the Utah Pride Parade. A few hundred people, most dressed in their Sabbath attire, marched at the front of the parade under the banner of Mormons Building Bridges, to show their love and respect for the LGBT community.” And now I am bawling like a damn baby.

– Know your rights as a photographer: just an FYI, as a lawyer, to fellow photobloggers.

A monkey tea party in celebration of the queen’s diamond jubilee

Free social media icons for bloggers

– I’m loving these custom illustrated portrait calling cards.

Illustrations that mash up old and new pop culture.

22 Pixar story rules: #19 Coincidences to get characters into trouble are great; coincidences to get them out of it are cheating.

An insightful take on Bloomberg’s attempt to ban large servings of sugar-sweetened beverages in New York:

For sure, the government doesn’t always act in our best interest when it comes to nutrition — an understatement, really — but Big Food never does, nor should we expect it to. If somebody with some real political clout is willing to stick his neck out for the public health of his city, then good for him and lucky for us.

– A few of my favorite recent tweets: