Two Italian fellows tried to nonchalantly walk out of the Mahmoud Khalil Museum in Cairo today with the Van Gogh painting ‘Poppy Flowers’ worth $50 million. Surprisingly they actually made it out with the piece undetected, by cutting the canvas from it’s frame, only to be caught at the Cairo Airport.
This is not the first time this painting has been stolen. Back in 1978 ‘Poppy Flowers’ was heisted from the same museum and finally found nearly two years later in Kuwait.
I think it’s time for the museum to put better security in place. Don’t you agree?
Edit: As of August 23, officials say the painting is still missing.
Now available for a VERY limited time from Riptapparel, is this ‘E.T. Wars’ t-shirt with cool graphic of Darth Vader and Yoda silhouetted, riding a speeder bike against the backdrop of the planet Death Star.
Only $10 bucks. Get it while you can.
When Goldsmith Alexis Kostuk was requested to design a zombie head as a unique birthday present for the client’s boyfriend she jumped at the opportunity. She considered designing the piece out of just wax. Instead, she used a product called Sculpy, which is oven-baked clay, after which she made a mold, injected the mold with wax and used the lost wax process to cast the piece herself, adding a patina to darken the head and sharpen the details.
Stages of the process (in photos) and finished piece…
The words of everyday sounds are collected in this fantastic video titled ‘Words’ made by Everynone (in Collaboration with WNYC’s Radiolab & NPR) and directed by Daniel Mercadante and Will Hoffman.
Every shot blends together seamlessly with the next, forming an interconnectivity, out of no connection at all, and shows everyday life in all it’s mundane glory, which in turn makes life seem extraordinary. Check it out.
Original Score by Keith Kenniff (unseen-music.com)
Let’s face it sequels to horror movies usually suck. Unless of course you’re a ‘Saw’ film, and it takes till the 4th installment to bore you. Cabin Fever 2, directed by Ti West, doesn’t.
It starts off where Cabin Fever (2003) left off, Eli Roth’s first gore-fest film, but it stands alone and becomes another film entirely with only three main connections, the back story, and two film characters. One of which gets killed off right away, so that leaves really only two.
The film opens with the introduction of a lone flesh-eating disease infected Paul (Rider Strong, from the first film), who stumbles onto a country road, as a school bus heads right towards him and ultimately gets turned into a bloody goulash dish served cold on the asphalt. Automatically this sets the tone for what’s to come and you’re suppose take it for what it is…a goriffic horror comedy.
Winston, the kooky police officer, also from the first film, is first on scene after the demise of poor Paul, proceeds to tell the bus driver he merely hit a moose and not to worry, in his standard filthy mouthed, sex-on-the-brain tirade.
On a recent trip to Washington, DC, we made it a point to visit the Arlington National Cemetery (America’s most revered burial ground) and would like to share with you the journey, through photos and videos we took, showing the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns, also known as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, a monument dedicated to American servicemen who have died without their remains being identified, JFK’s burial site and Arlington House.
You will also learn some American history in the process, as we have added as much information as we could about everything you’re about to see.
The following few shots are of the headstones, which are a sea of white in every direction. They all line up in a row perfectly no matter where you are standing. They are suppose to represent soldiers standing at attention, and to save space. Arlington National is still an active cemetery, holding anywhere from 20 to 30 funerals daily.
They say the cemetery will run out of room by the year 2060, however they have recently or are currently trying to purchase additional land. All these headstones shot were taking as we were cruising along on our mobile tour.