The Cameraman's Revenge (1912) is a 13-minute experimental Russian stop-motion animated short directed and written by Wladyslaw Starewicz. This animation was one-of-a-kind when it was created for its use of real dried-out insects as characters. The film includes beetles, grasshoppers, dragonflies, and other fine specimens. The bugs live like humans in a little town. They even ride bikes. At 6:02, you can see a grasshopper making a painting on a tiny little canvas. Who knew that dead bugs could be so darling?
While it may not be hard to get a license to carry a gun in many of the United States, the 'Good guy with a gun' scenario seems very rare in relation to the insane number of school and other mass shootings this country is willing to suffer. Jordan Klepper demonstrates. Image: Screen grab READ THE REST
On Polygon, tabletop game historian, Jon Peterson (Playing at the World, The Elusive Shift) looks at the "Satanic panic" of the 1980s, which serves as one of the themes in season 4 of Stranger Things. It is an interesting piece about how TSR certainly flirted with real-world occultism and demonology as they knew interest in… READ THE REST
As anyone who has enjoyed a Ramune — the Japanese soda sealed with a marble — knows, it's not always easy to open. You need to slam the lodged marble into your drink with an included plastic tool to open the bottle. Even with instructions attached to the lid, there are more than a few… READ THE REST
Whether it's winter or summer, there is something so inviting about a fire. It's a great way to create intimate lighting, adds to the coziness of an atmosphere, and enhances the aesthetics of any situation. We haven't even gotten to the s'mores benefits of fires yet! But the reality is that fires can be frustrating… READ THE REST
There's nothing quite like sipping on a chilled glass of wine on a hot summer day to take the edge off and wind down. This summer, instead of spending $10 to $20 per bottle, you can get an assortment of 15 good-tasting wines from Splash Wines for only $50. An amazing way to prepare and stock up… READ THE REST
Even if you've spent hours scrolling through Pinterest and Instagram looking for interior decor ideas to no avail, perhaps something a little "otherworldly" would give your space that something special. Whether it's your kid's room or your living room, a quick transformation doesn't have to be as complicated as you think. Before you start painting… READ THE REST