Touching Strangers

November 14, 2008


What if a photographer approached you and asked you to pose for a photo right there on the street- holding hands with a complete stranger? Richard Renaldi did this; here is a neat article about it.

You know, I like to think of myself as the kind of person who would totally be cool and play along if someone asked me to do this. But to be totally honest, it would depend on who the other person was- or more specifically, what the other person smelled like. People who smell like products- even annoying products, like Axe body spray or Opium perfume or something overpowering like that = fine. People who smell like food, or up to a couple days’ worth of sweat = also okay. People who smell like pee = not okay. I’m just being honest here. I do like these photos a lot though.




Pixar short: Burn-E

November 14, 2008


This is a special feature from the Wall-E DVD- a little short film about Burn-E, the robot who got stuck outside the spaceship Axiom around the midpoint of the film. If you’ve already seen Wall-E , you’ll love how this short runs parallel to the feature- but Burn-E is still awesome even if you haven’t seen Wall-E.

Also, go rent Wall-E, it absolutely rocks. ~7 min.

Burn-E is online-E here-E.

Update: the link keeps breaking (thanks for the note, Anonymous). Probably because Pixar would prefer that you watch Burn-E after buying the Wall-E DVD. Which of course you will eventually do, obviously, right? It’s seriously, no guff, one of the best movies of the year and probably one of the best animated features of all time. But if you’re determined to watch it online, there should be some working links somewhere in here, or just do some googling.