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Flippin’ Awesome: Best LEGO music video ever

The official music video for the Afterlife remix by Camo & Krooked.
Animation by Namchild (based on ‘Duel’ by Lohenhart)

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Feel Good: Another use for old toys…

Barbie Foosball via yada yada.

Filed under: Feel Good, Toys,

LEGO Crawler Town

Who says the end of civilization has to be totally drab? Dave DeGobbi’s massive eco-punk crawler city brightens up the post-apocalypse, looking like a Mardi Gras float designed by Master Blaster himself.

Its started out as going to be a steam-punk land dreadnought/battleship but evolved into a roaming city where self sustainability and Eco efficiency became the theme. I ended up calling it “Eco-punk” due to its Steamy inspired roots.

via LEGO Crawler Town |

Now I want to build my own LEGO city of future – maybe some sort of scale model of an arcology

illustrations of a typical arcology

Obviously, this is going to take a lot of legos to build – so if you have any sitting around gathering dust, let me know…

And Legos are not the only toys being used to enact visions of future urban environments: Marc Gauthier » Blog Archive » Simcity + Arcology

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Upcoming Bay Area Films of Interest

  • Omen at Balboa Theater October 27, 2016 at 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Balboa Theatre, 3630 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
  • Halloween Cartoons at Balboa Theater October 29, 2016 at 10:00 am – 11:00 am Balboa Theatre, 3630 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
  • Rosemary's Baby / The Sentinel at Castro Theater October 30, 2016 Castro Theater
  • An Autumn Afternoon - Ozu at BAMPFA October 30, 2016 at 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, 2155 Center St, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
  • Do the Right Thing at BAMPFA November 5, 2016 at 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm BAMPFA
  • Killer of Sheep at BAMPFA November 10, 2016 at 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm BAMPFA
  • I Know Where I'm Going! at BAMPFA November 20, 2016 at 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm BAMPFA
  • Red Shoes at BAMPFA November 26, 2016 at 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm BAMPFA
  • Fruitvale Station at BAMPFA December 1, 2016 at 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm BAMPFA
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is an over-caffeinated and under-employed grad school dropout, aspiring leftwing intellectual and cultural studies academic, cinéaste, and former poet. Raised in San Francisco on classic film, radical politics, burritos and soul music, then set loose upon the world. He spends his time in coffee shops with his laptop and headphones, caffeinating and trying to construct a post-whatever life.


What's in a name... The handle "zerode" is a contraction of Zéro de Conduite, the title of Jean Vigo's 1933 movie masterpiece about schoolboy rebellion.



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