Daniel Savage brings Chris Van Allsburg’s classic picture book to life in this simple yet effective experiment."In 2nd grade my teacher showed our class 'The Mysteries of Harris Burdick', a picture book by Chris Van Allsburg. She instructed us to choose one of the illustrations and tell a story around it. I remember being amazed, and it has stuck with me ever since. My mom remembered me talking about it, and recently bought it for me. It inspired me just as much as when I first saw it in 1992. The potential of eBooks is something that fascinates me, this video demonstrates what could be done, even without interactivity. Music: Erik Satie - Gnossienne No.1"
A funny ranking, of course full of Pornsaints. "From earning PhDs to starting small businesses, here are the smartest, geekiest and most driven p**n stars of all time. P**n Stars are often derided for being unintelligent and shallow, but let's be honest, they were smart enough to make a living at something we all do for free. These women have been successful academically as well as financially, from founding succesful enterprises outside of the p**n industry to leading an Oxford debate team to victory. These 13 adult film stars prove they have big brains to match their other large assets.". Asia Carrera is the "winner".
(via The Rumpus) The New York Times recently ran an article about an Egyptian blogger named Aliaa Magda Elmahdy who posted a naked photo of herself on her blog, to the distress and disgust of her fellow Egyptians (liberals and conservatives alike). What follows is a love letter to Elmahdy and to her tantalizing courage.
To read it, click the image, then zoom toward the text at the center of the graphic.
“We don’t know why porn stars should not teach children, why it’s OK to watch porn but not be in it, why we should have to hide our involvement in pornography, or why we should be ashamed of it. These arguments apply, in differing degrees, to sex itself.”