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December 30 at 10:21am

Cool Cars #9: Insect Car

Everything is too big to fit conveniently into our own bowls, right?  And as our brood of beasts continue to spawn and overpopulate the planet, how are we going to fit all this stuff we think we need into our hovels?  Either we all are going to have to stop accumulating so much useless junk, or we are going to have to start to get smaller.  Having our stuff get smaller is a decent start too.  That’s we love the Scarab.  Is this a car for tomorrow or what?!

This is the guy who designed it.  Pretty smart chap if we do say our self.  His grasshopper bike rocks too!  Let us know once you have given The Scarab a spin!


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December 29 at 11:03am

Make The Most Of Least

The Box Doodle project is a website that allows you to doodle on boxes and post them to the site.  It’s also a great inspiration for a rainy day.  Grab those boxes and get doodling before someone else snags them!

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December 28 at 11:02am

See How They Draw (And Add Your Own!)

Sketch is fun website (click to open) where you can see how others draw.  Someone draws a picture, and the site animates it so it is drawn before your eyes.  Like magic!  It also has tools to draw your own, and it’s really simple.  Lots of colors too.  Give it a whirl!

You have to add your name to access it, so check with your parents.  I just kept hitting “random” and looked at many beautiful and funny drawings.


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December 24 at 11:24am

Let’s Dance!


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December 22 at 10:59am

Junkbot Music Video

The Bowl thinks every home needs its own junkbot.  One day we will figure out how to help ours save the world.  As supporters of equal rights for robots, we found a soft spot for this tale of robot rebellion.  Its all about the love after all.

This music video is another one from Walter Robot who made the Mystery Man animation we featured here.  This one is for the band Modest Mouse and their song “Missed The Boat”.


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December 21 at 11:01am

Freak Machine

When I was a bit bigger than a wee boy, boy did I enjoy playing Exquisite Corpse. 

“What’s that?” you say?  C’mon you know: I draw the head, fold the paper over but continue the neck so the next player/drawer can see where to start; they draw the body, fold it over but continue so the last player/drawer can see where to start, and so on for the feet.  I suppose you could do it with the entire class but we kept it to three generally.  Maybe that had to do with the number of kids in our family.
Anyhoo, Exquistie Corpse has come to the Internet, but with a much cooler name.  Give it a play right here (click to link), and send it on to an email friend.  Freak Machine will post once complete.


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December 20 at 11:26am

Little Nemo


The Champion Cartoonist Of All Time has got to be Windsor McKay.  He created Little Nemo In Slumberland, Dreams Of A Rarebit Fiend, and Gerty The Dinosaur, to name but a few.  He was one of the original pioneers of cinema and used to do a trick act where he performed live on stage as if he was training Gerty, who was actually nothing more than a filmed dinosaur.

Little Nemo is hours upon hours of fun for any kid of any age.  McKay drew with architectual precision.  He had full page panels that would work equally well upside down as right side up.  His imagination knew no bounds.
We feel safe in saying that none of other hero drawers could do the work they have accomplished without him to pave the way — so imagine how dull that world would be: No Miyazake, no Tex Avery, no David Weisner, no Chris Ware, and so on and so on and so on.
There is a great collection of his work on-line at the Comic Strip Library.


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