Sunday, December 25, 2011
Do you know what the golden stripe on top is? That is the side benefit to cooking a goose: a quart of goose fat! I shouldn't have to explain to you why this is awesome.
This goose hasn't been handled as much as Lindsay Lohan, but it's close.
Stock. Guess what you wind up with here? Stock. And more fat!
I have never seen fat separate this well. This is unfiltered, and this isn't cloudy, either.
First trip into the oven.
Look at that. Such vibrancy.
And then someone had to break out the oil. Apparently we're in the studio with Prince, recording the Batman soundtrack.
Post second trip in the oven. Breast down and covered to start, up and bare to finish. Just like the beach in San Tropez.
Gravy roux. Roux may be my favorite word ever.
Goose fat: It's like 12 days of Christmas.
Group photo. It was awesome. Merry Christmas!
If you're going to have vegetables involved, they should be good ones. These are.
Bread and bacon. Food groups: covered.
Bacon: about to do what it does best.
Put this with the bacon, and you'd have yourself a nice side dish. But that's not enough for today.
This is probably too hot for the kids to see.
Look at all that goodness. I see apples, wild rice, chestnuts? Yes.What's all this for? Time for the big reveal:
Oh yes. We went there.To be continued…
Thursday, December 22, 2011
What is this movie about? Good luck discerning anything from this poster. From the title, it's probably a concert film. From the look on the kid's face, it may be about an eating disorder. Nothing about this makes me want to find out.One of the reasons this is such a disconserting image is because the hands are miserably Photoshopped over the kid's face. Go to a mirror, and try and replicate this. You can't, and it's not because you have bigger or smaller hands, or don't feel like throwing up at this moment. It's because it's an impossible pose. The hands are essentially floating over the plane the face is on, and the shadows are just miserable, the scale is wrong. It's surprising that this got approved, considering the pedigree of the film.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Thursday, December 08, 2011
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Dude on the Left (DL): That's, um, a lot of light bloom.Dude on the Right (DR): Hadn't noticed, I'm totally checking out that hot guy on the other side of the bad head strip. DL: You're looking outside the poster? That's so breaking the fourth wall. DR: Huh? DL: So I suppose you don't see that half-assed title treatment? DR: What? Is that his name? DL: This is the last poster I share with you. DR: Do you have his number?
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Bus and train tickets:If you buy bus or train tickets for me, do not give my name! BigBrother has no right to know where I travel, or where you travel, orwhere anyone travels. If they arbitrarily demand a name, give a namethat does not belong to any person you know of. If they will check myID before I board the bus or train, then let's look for another wayfor me to travel. (In the US I never use long-distance trains becauseof their ID policy.)
Thursday, September 01, 2011
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Monday, July 25, 2011
Monday, July 11, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
"Besides, Google did a couple of sessions at IO comparing web app development to native app development. They all concluded that web app development was better for content-playing applications, and that for productivity apps you need native software. And native software is exactly what Chromebooks won't run."
A nearly perfect poster. Color palette, layout, oh-so-gorgeous rendering on the title. My only complaint is that the billing block type feels too horsey.Our hero is obscured enough that it's too early to tell if this look is going to drown in the uncanny valley along with The Polar Express, but for now it looks like it may be right on. Snowy has been knocked out of the damn park, no matter what the people end up looking like.
Look, I've seen the originals. I've even (unfortunately) sat through all the prequels in a paid seat in the theatre.This painting doesn't make any sense. At least, not without an explanation, and that's kind of not the point with illustrations. But kudos upon kudos for going with an actual honest-to-god illustration on a major live-action home release.
Thursday, May 05, 2011
This one is marginally better than the last one. The tilted horizon doesn't bug as much. But Sebastian Shaw (Kevin Bacon) seems to have a very bad case of restless leg syndrome. Or he's really hurrying to make it into the shot.And whatever you do, don't really look at what's going on with the angles on everyone else's feet and legs. Or you will go mad.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Apparently the moment that changed the world is the introduction of Photoshop, allowing legions of under-qualitified designers to perform un-licensed head strips. This is truly a horrifying concept, and we must send a Terminator back in time to terminate George Lucas before he founded ILM, thereby stopping Photoshop before it could be created, saving legions of illustrator's jobs and making the world a little prettier.Also, X-Men 2 did this concept (if you can call it that), much, much better:
If you told me these were fan-created, I would believe you. If you told me they were official, I might have a breakdown. Please don't do that to me.
These are sort of colorful, and don't feature blatant Photoshop disasters, but are fairly underwhelming, especially the taglines.
It's kind of sad that the logo poster is the least offensive one for a picture of this size. Actually, this one isn't offensive, the metal rendering is quite nice.