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A Cute Parrot Sings the Adventure Time Song ‘Bacon Pancakes’ With a Little Help From His Human

A wonderfully vocal Quaker parrot named Milo performed a customized cover of the chorus to the song “Bacon Pancakes” from the animated series Adventure Time. Milo’s devoted human helpfully supplied the other lyrics for the song. Singing is just one of Milo’s hobbies.

I am a Quaker parrot from Halifax, Nova Scotia. I like to sing, eat, and destroy computer keyboards and important documents. I am a good bird.

Here’s the original version of the song.

via reddit

Clever Anthropomorphic Book Sculptures

Book and Wire Character Sculptures by Terry Border

Artist Terry Border uses metal wire to transform classic books into whimsical characters inspired by the content of the books in his series “Wiry Limbs, Paper Backs.” We previously posted about Border’s antropomorphic object sculpture series, “Bent Objects.”

Book and Wire Character Sculptures by Terry Border

Book and Wire Character Sculptures by Terry Border

Book and Wire Character Sculptures by Terry Border

Book and Wire Character Sculptures by Terry Border

photos by Terry Border

via My Modern Metropolis

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Wonderful Speed Sketches of People in Tokyo by Hama-House

When he’s not doing illustration work for clients, Tokyo-based artist Hama-House creates wonderful speed sketches of people in Tokyo. You can follow along on Instagram.

via Spoon & Tamago

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Artist Adds Geeky Pop Culture Characters and Objects to Old Thrift Store Paintings

Fall of the Empire - Star Wars
Fall of the Empire” – Star Wars

Rochester, New York artist Dave Pollot has added a great collection of geeky pop culture characters and objects to old paintings that he finds at thrift stores. Prints of his paintings are available to purchase online from his Etsy store. We previously wrote about a similar concept where artists Chris McMahon and Thyrza Segal added monsters to dull thrift store landscape paintings.

Intelligent Design - LEGO
Intelligent Design” – LEGO

Why Not? - Futurama
Why Not?” – Futurama

Stay Puft Man - Ghostbusters
Stay Puft Man” – Ghostbusters

Modern Warfare II - Apple vs. Android
Modern Warfare II” – Apple vs. Android

On a Bender II - Futurama
On a Bender II” – Futurama

images via Dave Pollot Art

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1839 Daguerreotype by American Photography Pioneer Robert Cornelius is Likely the World’s First Selfie

World's first selfie

Earlier in November Oxford Dictionaries crowned “selfie” the word of the year. To add some historical context, the Public Domain Review recently posted about a photograph that is quite possibly the world’s first selfie—a self-portrait daguerreotype taken by American photography pioneer Robert Cornelius in October 1839 (the daguerreotype process was new, having been unveiled in January of that same year). Cornelius took the photograph outside his family’s lamp store in Philadelphia. He had to hold his roguish pose for quite a while as early daguerreotypes required exposures of 3 to 15 minutes.

photo via the Library of Congress

via Open Culture

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Richard Nixon Fighting a Giant Saber-Toothed Tiger

Richard Nixon Battling a Giant Saber-Toothed Tiger

Walnut Creek, California-based artist Jason Heuser (aka “SharpWriter“) has created an fantastic illustration of the 37nd President of the United States “Richard Nixon Fighting a Saber-Toothed Tiger.” Prints are available to purchase online at Etsy. Previously, we wrote about Jason and his impressive collection of presidential artwork.

When Richard Nixon first traveled through time there was a considerable malfunction with his time machine, he was transported back to the ice age where he ended up battling a saber-toothed tiger.

Richard Nixon Battling a Giant Saber-Toothed Tiger

images via Jason Heuser

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Talking Heads, Photo Portrait Book of Ventriloquist Dummies

dummy

Celebrity photographer Matthew Rolston shot portraits of ventriloquist dummies from the Vent Haven Museum in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky for his new book, Talking Heads, The Vent Haven Portraits. More photos from the book can be found at CBS News.

Using techniques he has honed over decades of celebrity portraiture, and marking his first foray into the world of fine arts, Rolston has captured the inherent humanity of a rarely-seen collection of unique entertainment figures: ventriloquist dummies.

Dummy

Dummy

photos by Matthew Rolston

via CBS News, FEARnet, Bonnie Burton

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String Mirrors, Mixed Media Sculptures by Hong Sungchul

String Mirrors by Hong Sungchul

String Mirrors by Hong Sungchul

String Mirrors by Hong Sungchul

String Mirrors by Hong Sungchul

In South Korean artist Hong Sungchul’s “String Mirror” series, images of people are printed across hundreds of elastic strings for an intriguing segmented effect. Hong’s works are on display at the Art Seasons Gallery in Singapore through March 25. For more photos see Hong’s pages at the Albemarle Gallery and Hada Contemporary Gallery.

Hong’s current body of work revives his string concept – a visual representation of what ties humans together from the earliest stage of life – the umbilical chord. These strings, upon which an image is printed, are staggered in his works and interlace to reveal a final representation – one of support or loneliness.

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Know Your Rights, An Animation About Photographers’ Rights

“Know Your Rights” is a musical animation about photographers’ rights by open-collaborative production company hitRECord, featuring music by The Gregory Brothers (of Auto-Tune the News) and actor/hitRECord director Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The animation was created in collaboration with the ACLU—see the ACLU site on photographers’ rights for more information.

via Wired

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