Netflix received another redesign. It feels bland and needs more red. The biggest difference is the logo. It is simple. It works. I prefer the old logo, but I am sure that after a few weeks I will stop caring about it.
Amazon Prime Music Initial Impressions
I saw some tweets last night that indicated that Amazon Prime Music had launched.
- Vampire Weekend
- Arctic Monkeys
- Arcade Fire
- Red Hot Chili Peppers
- Frank Sinatra
- The Who
- The White Stripes
- Caravan Palace
Trending on BuzzFeed: Drawing Human-looking Cartoon Characters as Human-looking Cartoon Characters
BuzzFeed posted this article today: “A Tumblr Artist Reenvisioned A Bunch Of Awesome ’90s Cartoons As If They Were Made Today”
The art is so uninspired. It is a disgrace to the original shows. Look at how much of a mess that article is. Why do only some pictures have a list of the characters that appear? More confusing is the headline, a “Tumblr artist”. Nowhere in the article is a link to the artist’s Tumblr. The source for each image is just a link to the artist’s deviantART profile. The person writing the article didn’t even take the time to link to each individual image. So lazy. This is not the first time BuzzFeed has posted an article like this.
BuzzFeed posted an article in July titled “This Is What The Rugrats Look Like Now“. Which article am I supposed to believe and why are people so interested in what the Rugrats would look like grown up? There was an entire TV series based off of that premise. I guess there is a novelty seeing memorable cartoon characters being redrawn in various art styles, but the drawings that BuzzFeed is showing off in both of these articles are uninteresting. It just seems redundant, redrawing human-looking cartoon characters as human-looking cartoon characters.
Redrawing cartoon characters so that they look like a human works best if the characters in question are not human to begin with. Take a look at this creepy drawing of SpongeBob, Patrick and Squidward as humans. It may not be a particularly pleasant drawing to look at but at least it tries to capture the spirit of the characters instead of merely creating a generic caricature. With the way BuzzFeed is publishing articles, I would not be surprised if there is an article showing off “cool” drawings of Rugrats as babies. How far is it going to go?
I Had a Weird Dream Last Night
The Best Omegle Chat I Have Had
I was rearranging some files on my computer and came across an Omegle chat-log that I had saved from earlier this year. I am impressed that the conversation lasted as long as it did and the other person was able to catch onto all of the references I was making.
Stranger: are you now or have you ever been a dolphin?
You: Is this you?
You: OMG I finally found you
You: I was getting worried for a moment
You: Will you take care of the evil monsters of the dark?
Stranger: of course.
You: What is your favored technique?
You: Bow staff?
Stranger: i grow a fist and falcon punch them
You: Well, it does solve teen pregnancy.
Stranger: but yet we still have that 16 and pregnant show…
You: So…you do some shopping?
Stranger: yeah, i’m in the need of a new pair of rain boots
You: Do they hide your ankles from those embarrassing flood pants?
Stranger: yes, that is a contributing factor as to why i wear them.
Stranger: i want some with a bunch of poka dots
You: Do they squeak when you walk?
Stranger: i always de-squeak them.
Stranger: it’s a challenge
You: Oh, I’m guessing you don’t like the sound you get when you rub two pickles together
Stranger: i do…with my…
You: I bet they provide excellent results when playing with mayonnaise
Stranger: No Patrick mayonnaise is not an instrument.
You: What about
You: Horse raddish?
You: Chuck Testa!
You: His profession is rather odd
You: You would think that by now they would have found a way to perform taxidermy on humans.
Stranger: I once read a story about a guy who lived in the attic of a hotel, and whenever someone would stay in a certian suite he would kill them and stuff them.
Stranger: and he had this huge collection of people.
You: Oh, I think I know what you are talking about
You: Is that room 613 of the Tipton hotel in Boston?
Stranger: No no no you’re thinking of the crazy lady who throws shards of mirror at people.
You: Yeah, that’s it. I always get those two confused.
Stranger: it happens to the best of us.
You: True, but it is still sadistic
You: Especially if you don’t have a goal
Stranger: my goal is to spread my wings and turn into a tree
You: I want to be the very best
You: Like no one ever was
You: To catch them is my real test
You: To train them is my cause
Stranger: i will travel across the land
Stranger: searching far and wide
You: Each Pokemon to understand
You: The power that’s inside
Stranger: GOTTA CATCH EM’ ALL
You: You teach me and I’ll teach you!
Stranger: I wonder what it would be like if i really could catch them all, and carry them around with me. and stuff
You: I could fly across the world free of charge
Stranger: that would be wonderful
You: Yeah, no need for American Airlines anymore.
Stranger: i’m saying. 😀
You: One day the Pokeball will be invented
You: and when it is, rich celebrities will use them to carry dogs in purses -____-
Stranger: god i hope not…
You: The soundtrack to Inception makes everything sound more epic
You: Not sure if it is more epic than the Guile theme, but still enjoyable
Stranger: It’s kind of like how i drive to school listening to my StarWars soundtrack.
Stranger: it gets me through the morning.
You: Hmm…I guess it puts bread on the table
Stranger: for the most part.
You: Are you a volunteer policeman?
Stranger: Not generally.
You: Sounds like you have tried before
You: Or maybe just maybe you are a super hero
You: *cough* umm…yeah alien hunting
You: No, we better not talk about that, if we do they’ll know we are on to them.
Stranger: yeah, you know how they are, watching conversations and all/
You: It’s all a scam by Major League Baseball
You: Mark McGuire is watching our every move
You: via satellite images
Stranger: damn, that means i have to put my shirt back on.
You: uhh…you do that.
Stranger: oops, i said too much.
You: I’m assuming you were changing from your super hero costume to your normal clothes
Stranger: you assumed right.
You: Were the dolphins after you again?
Stranger: there every where man!
You: Tell me about it, I was at the mall last week and I found one in the fountain
You: He ate my penny
You: Now my wishes will never come true 😦
Stranger: those bastards.
Stranger: don’t worry, i’ll get your wishes back!
You: That’s great!
You: Just like Frosted Flakes
Stranger: i’m here to help.
Stranger: and eat cereal
You: Mold mereal?
You: I got it on the internet?
Stranger: philip! nooooooo!
You: He was my favorite nickel!
Stranger: nickels are for squares, like pants!
You: No pants are for morons
Stranger: oh blah blah blah your needs. -.-‘
You: My shiny teeth and me
Stranger: icky vicki.
You: ooh ooh
You: Chip Skylark FTW
Stranger: is it sad that i remember most of the words for shiney teeth and me?