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Tiiiiiiny lobsters!

(It's a theme. Go with it.)
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Gakked from [livejournal.com profile] somniesperus:

Forbes Magazine, known for its humor (WTF?!?!), has listed The Forbes Fictional 15, the fifteen wealthiest fictional characters.

Willie Wonka, Lex Luthor, C. Montgomery Burns, Lucius Malfoy (singled out for a profile piece as well -- omg, he has holdings in Wal-Mart, Microsoft and Halliburton!), Lara Croft and more each have a mini-bio well worth reading. Whoever put these together sure knows their stuff -- the Bruce Wayne bit is particularly delicious.

Be sure to check out who's dropped off the most recent list. You know Charles Foster Kane won't take this lying down!
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Gakked from [livejournal.com profile] slodwick --

Superheroes and villains incorporated into fine renaissance art

Man, some of this stuff is un-freaking-believable. The filter work is amazing.

Personal favs: Captain America, the Van Gogh bat-signals, the Dalek, Gainesborough's Robin, anything involving the Incredibles, Supergirl (omgfabulous!), Mr. Fantastic (surreality never looked so good), Phoenix (brilliant concept!) -- oh, just go look for yourself!
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Gakked from [livejournal.com profile] ingrid_m and well worth spreading the word: The First Annual MySpace Stupid Haircut Awards. Emo/goth kids and the fugly Marvel characters they resemble. OMGWTFweretheythinkingLOL. I mean it.
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I wouldn't be surprised if some of you have seen this before ::eyes [livejournal.com profile] av_lad:: but I found it absolutely fascinating:

PowerPoint Does Rocket Science

Basically, when PP becomes the reporting tool of choice for scientific and engineering information, accuracy and credibility go down the drain. The implications of its wholesale adoption at NASA is depressing and mind-boggling.

As someone who has created a lot of PP presentations (no technical info, thank heavens!), I can see where I have always tended to fight against the rigid hierarchy PP tries to impose. I've fooled with font size, changed default spacing, un-orphaned the last words of paragraphs, etc. It really tries to turn everything passive and plays into the all-too human impulse to rank everything and, that done, consider each ranked list equivalent to the others.