A funny and creative short animated story called ‘The Fantastic World of Fantástico Morales‘ by Zumbakamera. It tells a tale of a man with strange nasal fluid powers.

As per their website, CleanKeys tells us we can revolutionize the way we work with this new keyboard that is wipable and waterproof. (It might not be that new, but it’s new to us). Is there anyway to hook it up to my laptop? My keyboard cover just doesn’t cut it. Every time I wipe it down it loses a little something, whether it be the sticky hold factor or just the form fitting shape. Not to mention its propensity to having a never ending love affair with Mr. Dust; I just can’t break them up. This relationship is killing me.

The keyboard responses only to touch (that’s nothing new), but…you can set its sensitivity with an integrated circular track pad so you can wave goodbye to the mouse. They suggest it can withstand anything no matter where you use it.

Considering keyboards in offices are use by all, their claim that CleanKeys is antiseptic is a major plus. Not only is it hygenic, it has won many design awards including, British Safety Industry Federation and the Societal Impact ASTech Award.

Why do we say it’s sexy? Well just take a look at it.

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Go to CleanKeys to check it out.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is currently holding a comprehensive exhibition, (in the Dorrance Galleries), of Pablo Picasso and his artistic period between 1905 and 1945, including drawings, paintings, sculptures and printings from the museum’s collection of Picasso, as well as works loaned by private american collections, totalizing two hundred and fourteen objects.

the_three_musicians_pablo_picasso The exhibition, running from February 24 – April 25, 2010, follows the trajectory of Picasso’s career from his early experiments with abstraction to his pioneering role in the development of Cubism, as well as his dialogue with Surrealism and other important art movements in the ensuing decades. The exhibition will also explore the important role that the city of Paris played in the history of modern art during the first half of the twentieth century, when artists from around the world followed Picasso’s example and moved to the French capital. It will include works by expatriate artists like Marc Chagall, Jacques Lipchitz, Patrick Henry Bruce, and Man Ray, who collectively formed a vibrant, international avant-garde group known, for posterity, as the School of Paris.

One painting highlighted is titled “Three Musicians”, an exploration of Synthetic Cubism in which Picasso seems to cast himself and his poet friends Guillaume Apollinaire and Max Jacob as players in a radical form of Cubist concert.

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Budding screenwriter? Or just avid movie fan. Want a litte insider information on what makes dialogue and brings together a great screenplay? Well the folks over at Filmaking.net have written an article on just such a topic.

Here’s taste:

“Dialogue works best when it’s short and straight to the point. There is a time and place for speeches and/or monologues, but understand early on when that is. Movies are filled with memorable speeches, but remember the context of those moments. These moments work best when interspersed with visuals or other characters’ reactions. Take Johnny Depp’s characterization of Hunter S. Thompson in “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” (screenplay by Terry Gilliam, Tony Grisoni, Tod Davies and Alex Cox) for example. He is given to long, rambling speeches, but there is always something going on in the background, even if it is a hallucination. The dialogue plays off the images, alternating between comic and harrowing but reinforcing the impact for both.”

If you want to read the entire article and glean some knowledge, you can read the rest of it here.

Tired of your boring plain manilla file folders or the lackluster pastel pink, blue and yellow post its? How about necessary paper office supplies in general? Knock Knock can supply you will some cool conversation pieces and maybe cause a little ruckus at your next meeting. Take a look.

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Check out more of their fun supplies at the Knock Knock website.

Beware! Don’t Drink the Water!

The Crazies Movie Review

Rated: R

Directed by: Breck Eisner

Ogden Marsh, with a population of 1,200, is just like any other small farm town, until the town drunk walks on the baseball field during a game with a shotgun in hand and a mysterious unsettling look in his eye. After a mysterious toxin contaminates the town’s water supply, death and mayhem ensue. The question is…who will survive?

Having never seen the original I came to this film with nothing to reference or compare and for this I was thankful. I was just hoping I wouldn’t be able to make a grilled cheese sandwich with it after I was done watching. Thankfully Breck Eisner’s (the son of ex-Disney head Michael Eisner) remake of George Romero’s 1973 movie does not resort to any cheesy ploys to get our attention.

What makes a good scary movie?  Suspense, blood, horror, interesting plot twists, frenzied action, cat and mouse hide and go seek chases, and the probability of the storyline actually happening. The Crazies has all of this and not one, but two central villains to worry about.

After the first incident when Sheriff David Dutton (played by Timothy Olyphant) must shoot a despondent Rory Gunfield, the town drunk, the movie picks up speed and never lets down.  The action is a slow motion snowball effect, creepy and unsettling, too calm at first, but this is what makes us frightened. You never know where danger lurks until it’s right upon the characters, and you jump in your seat. If you live in a small town and it unfortunately becomes contaminated by toxins, trust me, you’re not safe. The scariest aspect of the film is it could actually happen.

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Something out of the title sequence of Twilight Zone and reminiscent of a roulette wheel, this innovative clock uses no hands to tell time. Instead it uses two balls to indicate time with their positions on the spiral design of the clock itself. The spiral moves over the course of time and voila the Aspiral Clock. Invented by Will Aspinall and Neil Lambeth, each clock is handmade and sells for 350 pounds. If your trying to figure out how on earth it works you can check out further details at the Aspiral Website. You can choose from dozens of design or choose your own.

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