This time on Like That.... the word edition (which is only slightly odd for a photographer).
My Little Ponies Physics Presentation
When I saw the headline on Good.is Nerds Rule: Watch This Kid Destroy the Dubious Physics of "My Little Pony" I could not resist.
I'm a little surprised I never did anything like this in my advanced physics class back in the day. And I'm pretty sure had I watched a whole episode before, I would be using words like dubious too.
Save The Words
This is a funny little effort to raise awareness for words that drop out from common English language over the years. It's amusing (at least to me) to pop in and learn a few new words and definitions. The sample sentences tend to be a bit sarcastic. You can even adopt a word and protect it from extinction. Of course you could also argue there's a reason these words disappear. And then I'd have to tell you to be quiet and just have fun with this.
Favorite recent finds:
oporopolist: a fruit-seller
nubivagant: moving throughout or among clouds
(You might want to turn your sound down if you don't want to hear the words yell out for you to pick them.)
I like typography. And I like a good quote. And I like when people put them together in pretty ways.
This one on the left is actually a print available from blimpcat on etsy. I do not know blimpcat, but I like how the words are ready to burst out of their confines. It's like overflowing happiness and yet at the same time a note to just try to fit this in to your busy life.
I also like this moving typography from David Shiyang Liu over on Vimeo. It's a nice anecdote from Ira Glass about storytelling (and more about the creative process in general). Also it's true. I remember going to some photo classes thinking, "This is not it. This is getting closer but this is not yet it. It's all I have to show right now though... so..."
Oh, man. My nerd card was totally showing throughout this whole post, wasn't it?
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