Thursday, September 24, 2009

Top 5 Sexiest Men... in no particular order

Today's winner?
Jemaine, from Flight of the Conchords, and the rumor is HBO is talking about a third season... swoon...
I do love me a guy with
1. dark scruffy hair
2. bearded
3. uber dorky
4. glasses a BIG plus
5. musical
6. somewhat surely

Arial v. Helvetica (again...)

wonderous blogger swissmiss found this uber visual chart that covers the differences between the two
chart created by Raynor

Sunday, September 20, 2009

I hate tweazing those bitches...

I do hate eyebrow upkeep, and that always makes me think, How important are they? well a recent study showed more important than I thought!

According to a study by Javid Sadr and his colleagues at MIT, eyebrows are a crucial part of facial identification. The behavioral neuroscientists discovered that faces without eyebrows are like land without landmarks. The study: Volunteers were asked to identify fifty famous faces, including that of former U.S. president Richard Nixon and actor Winona Ryder. The photos were digitally altered and shown either without eyebrows or without eyes. When celebrities lacked eyes, subjects could recognize them nearly 60 percent of the time. However, when celebrities lacked eyebrows, subjects recognized them only 46 percent of time.

I Got a Wii!

That's right! I am now a wii owner! so if you are one too, Let's be wii friends! Befriend me! my number is 7758 7093 1786 1648

Thursday, September 17, 2009

6 Fonts that Piss People Off

A furor erupts when Ikea changes its official typeface. Here are five other controversial fonts, involving Nazis, incest, and comic books.
this might be my fave exert...
Germans argued for literally hundreds of years over which font was more German: Antiqua, or Fraktur. Antiqua was descended from old Latin typefaces; Fraktur was invented in the 17th century, and was used in Germany's first newspapers. Otto von Bismark wouldn't read anything that wasn't printed in Fraktur; on the other side, Goethe, Nietzsche and Jakob Grimm (of the brothers Grimm) all decried it, in favor of Antiqua. Hitler eventually settled the dispute: The Nazi's banned Fraktur due to its (untrue) "Jewish" origins. (Nazi buffoonery, as always, was on full display; the dictate against Fraktur was printed in Fraktur.) The Allies then resuscitated the font, in the money printed by their interim government.

Urban Dictionary

I am not the biggest football fan, but I have always been a fan of people watching, and at a University of Tennessee football game its always at it's A-game. Regardless of personal pride for my alma mater you can't help but get caught up in the excitement. And with the replacement of ol' Phil (aka the Great Pumpkin) with the hottie Lane Kiffin, I figure this might be 'our' season... but then ut goes and starts lame Jonathan Crompton. BUT! some cleaver alumni decided to give him the best put down ever, an entry in Urban Dictionary.
Thanks for the classic sass and diss-ing! Be sure to check it and thumbs up it!

1.Crompton13 up, 1 down love it hate it
1) To throw an object 10 yards above a person's head or 10 yards short of their feet.

2) To perform a task well in a non-consequential activity but poorly in a real-life scenario.
Man, I would have caught that beer if you hadn't Cromptoned it!

5 Tips for Raising your Girl Geek..

I can't believe this wasn't around back in the day! As a proud Geek Girl, I truely identified with this article . . .

being a geek kid isn’t easy; and being a geek girl might even be harder. Here are some things to keep in mind if you are raising a geek girl that might help her–and you–get through the school years.

Listing cute categories such as The Book Factor, The Pop Culture Factor, The Boy Factor, The Self-Image Factor... adorable! thanks wired! (via)


Let it begin! I have officially become 'jobless'. I have filed for unemployment and food stamps (yes, that's right, I have no shame). So this blog will go 1 of 2 ways (more posts or a complete fall off). Wish me luck in my new adventures. and stay tuned!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Eye Candy (part III)

Stumbled upon Marek Haiduk, a Graphic Designer and Illustrator from Germany. His flicker page and website is total inspiration... The use of collision and montage is great, with a nice lil' nod to constructivism (my fave)... Here's a few I found on his flicker page.

mizmargauxxx's mixxx

It's Dance Dance Music Time! These are the songs helpin' me through the day...

Amanda Blank featuring Spank Rock - Gimme What you Got
I can't get enough of this chick! I first fell for her in the Diplo remix of Santogold's I'm a Lady, but now her coo-ing and me-ows are stuck on me... swoon

Tiesto featuring Tegan and Sara - I feel It In My Bones
Is gearing up for another tour. I can't wait! Tiesto: I'll See you in Nashville! xoxoxo

Kid CuDi featuring MGMT and Ratatat - Pursuit of Happiness
a sweet lil' mix, bringing together 3 of my newest fave artists. This one has probably played like 12+ times today!

Graphix competition

Thanks Dianna for this lil' link I might try to enter! everyone check it! Plus the site is called LOG! (via)

Distractions That I Don't Need...

Google (the master of my life) is teaming up with Hasbro for a version of Monopoly using GoogleMaps. There officially goes the 10% of efficient work I had left.

The preview site reads:

On the 9th SEPTEMBER, a world of property empire building on an unimaginable scale will be launched! A live worldwide game of MONOPOLY using Google Maps as the game board. The goal is simple. Play to beat your friends and the world to become the richest property magnate in existence.

Own any street in the world. Build humble houses, crazy castles and stupendous skyscrapers to collect rent. Use MONOPOLY Chance Cards to sabotage your mates by building Hazards on their streets.


Welx Back Hubble!

I didn't know I was missing you until I saw these...
Thanks for coming back and bringing us these great images (via)

Above: Butterfly Emerges from Stellar Demise in Planetary Nebula NGC 6302

Above: Stars Bursting to Life in Chaotic Carina Nebula

These two images of a huge pillar of star birth demonstrate how observations taken in visible (top) and in infrared light (bottom) by Hubble reveal dramatically different and complementary views of an object.

Composed of gas and dust, the pillar resides in a tempestuous stellar nursery called the Carina Nebula, located 7,500 light-years away in the southern constellation Carina.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The People of Walmart

Mashable found this great site, The People of Walmart. I have to say, I don't really need another reason to mock walmart and it's shoppers, but (in a GOB fashion) 'Come On?!' This is really a knee slapper. Unfortunately, I have not been able to connect to the actual site and Mashable is reporting due to a fortunate story of the site in TIME the site hasn't been able to handle it's new traffic. (via)

White On Rice!!

Hello mizmargauxxx followers!

Adoo and her fiance are moving on over to China soon and are starting their own blog White On Rice. So if you want to learn a little about China or want to know what we are doing there, take a gander!

Dancing and Twirling

Timelapse - Los Angeles Wildfire from Dan Blank on Vimeo.

'Tis the Season

Design Vagabond (a fave blog of mine) has been posting some outstanding color palettes lately. Most recent of which is a beautiful Vintage-esque Autumn Palette I just can't get enough... I anticipate some future painting of my place in this palette!

Notes on Becoming a Famous Architect

above: The image is of unrestrained self indulgence... bling bling that is... I mean, come on! Foster is sorta a boob, right?

Ever wonder how to make it big? In these uncertain economic times you have to be willing to do anything to make it, especially as an architect. I mean, you can't become a Star-itect over night (even Maya Lin didn't have it easy, that whore!). Luckily there are guidelines for makin' it big. Notes on Becoming a Famous Architect is a great lil' site with great lil' illustrations on takin the architecture world by storm! Enjoy! and definatly check out the diagram on #62

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Dearest Gmail

Gmail is down! my world is ending! luckily I can still chat via gtalk... but its not the same, its not the same I tell you! luckily mashable told me I wasn't alone
Dear Gmail,
I can't live without you. It has been about 20minutes and I feel empty inside. Please come back to me.

Eye Candy...

Xrays of game controllers...
here are a few of my favorite... (via)

Disney Buys Marvel?!!?

what the F is wrong in the world? lame lame lame... I expect many great comics and heroes (and villains) to no longer be as awesome. watch out, here comes the Jonas Brothers are the next XMEN... boo btw - best xmen character eva!, psylocke! (via)
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