Friday, July 27, 2012

Olympic Art and Issues

In honor of the opening game of the Olympics today, I thought I'd share some of my favorite Olympic art, video and issues of the last couple of weeks. In addition to the great art, and articles, be sure to watch the Boris Johnson video from Cassette boy

Starting today, hopefully we can enjoy the sport as well.

street art of javelin thrower using missile




Bill board stating with a number of words banned from use because of the games
 


Oddbins Ani-Olympics campaign: Lodnon 2102;

Street art of Ronald McDonald with various commercial endoresements on torch and outfit with cash flowing from his pockets

McDonald's Olympics French Fry Monopoly: Sponsorship Deal Bans Other Vendors From Selling Fries

Street Art of two police officers guarding McDonalds Symbol over the Olympic rings and the words "I'm lovin' it"


 Boris Johnson Olympic Welcome


Olympic Vermin from Leo Bridle on Vimeo.

Two images, one of tattoo spelling Olympic wrong and picture of woman holding Olympic torch
Olympic torchbearer gets tattoo spelt incorrectly

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Amazing Macro Photos from Nicky Bay

The blog is called Macro Photography in Singapore, so you shouldn't expect less than some amazing close up photography. Nicky Bay is the photographer and his blog is full of excellent photographs of a range of unique insects, spiders and other critters.

I'd come across it on another blog that was featuring a shot of his, the ladybug mimic spider.   It didn't take long for me to get sucked into the blog and going through months of pictures.   

trilobite larvae largely black with orange tips on the bumps on its body.
Trilobite larvae
Multicolored millipede  blue and black body with pink and yellow legs
Millipede
Multicolored millipede  blue and black body with pink and yellow legs
Millipede
close up of Damselfly
Damselfly
close up of head and eyes of a damselfly
Damselfly

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Jellyfish lake in Palau

Amazing video of a lake called Jellyfish lake on Eil Malk part of Palau where snorkelers can swim with hundreds of jellyfish which inhabit the lake. According to United Air, I could get there from Boston via Houston, Hawaii, and Guam for roughly $2300.
For now I'll have to be satisfied with this amazing video from Sarosh Jacob. (The music is Radiohead "Nude".)
JELLYFISH LAKE from Sarosh Jacob on Vimeo.
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