Artist Lucian Freud, known for his thick application of paints in painstakingly created, highly stylized portraits, has died at the age of 88, his publicist said Thursday. He died Wednesday night of an unspecified illness
at his home in London.
This is a nice little short film that has been grabbing up a slew of awards at recent shows. You can pick up all the credits on the project at the Vimeo page.
Robber who broke into hair salon is beaten by its black-belt owner and kept as a sex slave for three days… fed only Viagra. Yes this is a real story
. Our planned cross country robbing spree in Russia could turn out to be really interesting.
Japanese scientists have engineered an edible meat using solid human waste
. It’s perfectly nutritious and apparently tastes like beef. Be sure to ask for flys with your crappy meal.
Dr. Jack Kevorkian who had been hailed as both a savior and a devil in his lifetime for his pioneering work in assisted suicide passed away
from a dislodged blood clot. He sparked an ongoing debate in our country that has yet to be resolved.
Real estate money mogul Donald Trump drops his bid
for the 2012 presidential race. Thank God.
Software giant Microsoft has purchased the online telephone network Skype for $8.5 billion. Why exactly is the big question
Prolific American Film Director Sidney Lumet passed away
over the weekend at the age of 86. His life’s work will be remembered and enjoyed for many generations to come.
Motion designer/director Danny Yount spoke recently at the Semi-Permanent event in Hong Kong about producing motion design for Hollywood, and what it takes to break into the close-knit world of Hollywood as a motion designer. Danny is someone we really look up to and I know we are not alone in our respect for him when it comes to what he has achieved in recent years as a motionographer.
One of the largest earthquakes ever recorded rocked Japan
today causing a massive tsunami that swept away homes, farms, cars, roads and possibly thousands or more victims across a 1300 mile swath of coastland. The 8.9 quake stretched hundreds of miles from it’s epicenter shaking cities as far away inland as Tokyo. Ripples from this quake will no doubt be felt around the world including possible smaller Tsunamis striking the Hawaiian islands and the west coast of the United States. Our hearts go out to our brothers and sisters in Japan.
Protesters flooded the streets
of Bahrain’s capital Sunday rejecting the King’s appeal for talks and refusing to end the country’s two week crisis.
Amidst a wave of revolution another country, Oman erupts in demonstration
as police fire on protesters killing 2.
Libyan revolutionaries have seized the city closest to the capital
after a week of civil war. After 40 years it appears possible that Muammar Gaddafi’s reign may be drawing to a close.
in response to South Korean demonstrations to oust dictator Kim Jong Il as well as American military drills, North Korea has threatened to attack both South Korea and the U.S.
In a historic move that will echo throughout the Middle East, Hosni Mubarak has stepped down
from his position as President and handed power over to the military. Power to the Egyptian people.
The answer to campus shooters? More shooters, of course. Leading the charge
to remove institutions of higher learning from the list of gun-free zones is…wait for it… Texas! In the words of one university president, “Mixing youth, handguns and partying is, in my view, a mix for serious concerns about safety on campus.”
The upheavals sweeping the Arab world have arrived in Jordan
. In the wake of protests King Abdullah abruptly fired his entire cabinet. Yet another autocrat appears ready to fall as something extraordinary takes hold of the region.
Try as it may
with too little after much too long a period of time the Egyptian government has so far had little to no success mollifying the protests that have erupted in the streets of Cairo. The people demand their freedom.