Dinosaurs Eat The Avengers
This weekend dinosaurs once more ruled the earth. Jurassic World beat out all comers to take not only the weekend crown but the all time 3 day opening weekend win previously held by The Avengers with a $209 million North American tally. World wide it went on to make over $515 million, another record, previous held by Harry Potter. Will Chris Pratt now become this generations Harrison Ford? Let's wait and see what he does now.
If you're looking to get into the art of photomanipulation, these 10 tips should prove to be helpful.
The Sun Has Got His Hat On
The sun has got his hat on, hip-hip-hip-hooray, The sun has got his hat on and he's coming out today. Now we'll all be happy, hip-hip-hip hooray! The sun has got his hat on and the European Space Agency Rosetta's lander Philae has woken up today! When the lander landed on the comet 67P in November, it was a great success, until the comet rotated and the lander could no longer get any sunlight on it's solar panels. It went to sleep. But yesterday the ESA got a signal. The comet was closer to the sun and even though the lander was in a crator it received enough sunlight on its panels to power back up. Today it is back to work. Hopefully now they can get a strong enough signal to figure out exactly where Philae landed as when it first touched down it bounced nearly half a mile before it touched down. The Rosetta orbiter is taking detailed pictures of the surface but still hasn't found it.
Better Know a Deviant
For over 17 years, David Darchicourt worked with the National Security Agency as a graphic designer and art director, illustrating top-secret documents about government surveillance programs. Now the former NSA employee’s work is featured as part of a project called Secret Power, created by New Zealand artist Simon Denny for this year’s Biennale international art show. David didn't know that Simon was working on the exhibit when he reached out to him and commissioned a piece of art, a map of New Zealand, that he would actually use in the show. Denny set out to do this to show how powerful these artists work can become working for governments in this fashion.
Ever since newspapers began, the owners of the papers have used their power in one way or other, whether it is for power or reinforce their personal beliefs or philosophy. Things haven't only not changed since then, they've gotten far worse. With so much money in politics now (Dark Money) and big media wanting it, especially during election times, everything is for sale. Rupert Murdoch has always fancied himself a king or queen maker. He helped Margaret Thatcher get to power and helped keep her there. So just as the tide of public opinion has turned very much in Edward Snowden's favor, the Sunday Times runs a hatchet piece on him. It quotes anonymous government sources about his putting people at harms risk, with the British Government going as far as saying he has blood on his hands because of the leaks and then go on to say that as of yet no one has been harmed. The thrust of the piece is the suggestion that the US and British governments have received work that both China and Russia have hacked Edward Snowden's files while offering no evidence as such. Click on the title of this piece and read Glenn Greenwald's rebuttal of the Sunday Times piece on The Intercept website.
Line Of Action
Buying the collector's edition of Fallout 4? You're in for a treat. But if you're not getting the collector's edition, there's still the Pip-Boy app to download. Yes, its E3 this week, so we may have a little more game announcements than usual, but we promise to be good and not go overboard.
Deev Want To Smash Puny Car
Why can't I play with one of these? It looks awesome! I bet its pretty healthy to get some of that anger out of your system by totalling a few old cars.
Discover DeviantArt Writers
Tara Shultz is a student that is easily offended. After taking a literature class and finding that the course's instructor had included graphic novels among the books that would be discussed, young Tara did what many American's that believe in free speech would do, voice her distain for these books and call for all graphic novel material to be removed from the library. Her parents, who obviously raised her well, joined in on her chorus to remove said titles. She also complained that the sky was blue and she'd prefer it to be a warmer shade of lavendar. That last part was a joke, but I'm sure she'd ask for it if it was possible. This is the third year Ryan Bartlett had taught this course. All the students were given a list well beforehand of all the titles being discussed, but I'm sure Tara didn't think she actually had to read that before she attended the lessons. Seeing as her parents agree with her it might be an awesome idea if they were to home school her from this point on.
Turning The Light Back On Afghanistan Art
A Chinese couple embarked on a mission to bring back some of the massive statues destroyed by the Taliban. They didn't have the ability to recreate the massive statues that were destroyed but they were able to give the local people a wonderful reminder of what they had lost. Check out the video.
In the Forums
We're revisiting a forum we featured before because it's so fun, and it's extremely viral! Back in March, we invited you to get yourself 'muffined' by taranee4545 and boy did you respond! The thread is still active, she's STILL turning people into muffins and it has over 1000 replies! So what are you waiting for? Be the muffin you've always wanted to be.