Meme movies, cool Facebook covers, and an obit that says it like it is. Here's our pick for best things across the web this week.
What would you do during a 14-hour flight? Read? Sleep? Glare at the baby crying in your ear? For artist Nina Katchadourian, it was the perfect time to create some Flemish art.
Actually, it was by accident.
“While in the lavatory on a domestic flight in March 2010, I spontaneously put a tissue paper toilet cover seat cover over my head and took a picture in the mirror. The image evoked 15th-century Flemish portraiture. I decided to add more images made in this mode and planned to take advantage of a long-haul flight from San Francisco to Auckland,” she wrote.
Check out the many self-portraits she created using only her iPhone, clothes on her body, and lavatory items.
Engagement photos aren't for everyone...
He's finally popped the question, and suddenly you find yourself in a whirlwind of wedding planning, tufts of tulle, and, of course, the engagement photos. But these days, photos for your Save the Dates aren't mere look pretty and smile kind of pictures. Instead, you're climbing trees, jumping in the air, holding balloons, and performing ridiculous feats that your photographer swears are all part of the wedding trend. Amazingly enough, they generally result in some pretty fantastic photos. But when they don't, they might look a little awkard, like these unfortunate shots.....
Baba Yaga can kiss his dead butt
Flathead told it like it was, even after his death. His obit read that 'he enjoyed booze, guns, cars and younger women until the day he died,' and he listed his cat Chopper as one of his sons. Obviously, Flathead lived a full life. However, this might just be the only case of an obit ad going viral - or that a funeral will consist of material not suitable for minors. But if history serves well, the originality of this will wane as future old codgers tell people off in their obits - like this one.
Memes in the movies
Who could forget the poetic words of Antoine Dodson, who warned the world that an intruder was lurking in the shadows of Lincoln Park, and that you better hide yo kids, hide yo wife, hide yo kids, hide yo wife.... Thanks to meme movie posters created by artist Stefan van Zoggel, you can relive the moment through art forever. While only a few of them are actually for sale, he's looking to add more to the shop should they prove to be popular.
Touched by Facebook
By now, whether you wanted it or not, everyone has the newly updated Facebook profiles. That means you get to decorate your page even more with a huge picture. You could put a larger than life photo of your dog, a picture of what you ate for lunch, or you can make it actually interesting like these people did.
What’s What: Meme movies and cranky obit
Friday, April 20, 2012