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The Orgasmic Persona 4 Opening Cinematic

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It’s very funny (and odd too) that a video that has zero sexual preferences can send a shiver down my spine just by gawking at it. It’s the same sensation when Star Trek geeks meet William Shatner in person, or when bitter Republicans crave to have sadistic sex with Ann Coulter. It’s disgusting, but it feels darn good. Oh Atlus, why you are so good to me?

What Would Children’s Illustrations Look Like In Real Life

Korean photographer Yeondoo Jung‘s series that recreates scenes found in children’s drawings is probably one of the most creative works I have ever seen. Some are funny, some fantastical, and some are simply surreal but all of them are beautiful. If these are indeed based on actual drawings by children, one wonders how close the photos came to the original scenes envisioned in each child’s mind.

Here are some photos along with captions I came up with.

Art #1: The Flying Witchman & The Shelf of Teacups

Art #2: My Life Is a Sitcom

Art #3: The Princess That Stands In Pink

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MacBook Is Thin Enough!

The Secret Of Mona Lisa’s Smile

For hundreds of years, art critics have mused over why the Mona Lisa‘s smile seems so mysterious. Now the Harvard neurobiologist Margaret Livingstone has a fascinating answer: It’s because Da Vinci painted her face in colors that play tricks on the eye.

Livingstone’s work has long examined the way that different cells in the visual system process different types of information, such as form, color, depth and movement. When she analyzed the Mona Lisa, she found that Da Vinci painted her smile almost completely in low spatial frequencies, and these are best picked up in your peripheral vision. The result, as she notes on her web site, is a nifty illusion:

These three images — [pictured above!] — show her face filtered to show selectively lowest (left) low (middle) and high (right) spatial frequencies.

So when you look at her eyes or the background, you see a smile like the one on the left, or in the middle, and you think she is smiling. But when you look directly at her mouth, it looks more like the panel on the right, and her smile seems to vanish. The fact that the degree of her smile varies so much with gaze angle makes her expression dynamic, and the fact that her smile vanishes when you look directly at it, makes it seem elusive.

Interesting, yes?

KFC Colonel Sanders Is So Kawaii!

The wildfire success of Kentucky Fried Chicken in Japan is the stuff that makes business textbook writers giddy. An all-American institution was successfully turned into a staple of Japanese fast food thanks to cultural awareness, adaptation, and clever marketing. Among the things done in KFC’s eastward expansion was to position the chain’s founder, Colonel Sanders, as something of a mascot figure. Many Japanese KFC branches still have a life-size statue replica of the Colonel somewhere on the premises.

However, things got a little bit outlandish in the very youthful district of Akihabara. Many KFC owners started to dress the all-time American Colonel into a very otaku-oriented maid uniform. However, for those of you who aren’t into cross-dressing, rest assured, as the KFC headquarters in America told the Akihabara branch to stop dressing Colonel Sanders in a maid costume apparently, so he has been returned to his original self. Although, there’s something really attracting in that maid uniform. You know you shouldn’t be gawking at it, but it’s just so bizarrely compelling that you can’t turn away…

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Pieter Bruegel Artwork

An informative documentary on the European master painter Pieter Bruegel. The level of detail in his paintings has always astounded me and this episode pointed out some details that I had not been aware of. Something nice and laid back to start off your Wednesday for those who live in Kuwait, or simply to anyone who appreciates fine art.

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Oprah’s Va-Jay-Jay

Courtesy of The Soup

The Damn “Sleep With Me” Application

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Bahh, why people keep sending me the “Sleep With Me” application to my facebook account? They just keep coming no matter how many times I ignore them. It’s like the other person is hitting submit and screaming, “sleep with me God dammit!” every time I reject to install the damn thing. Do people want to experience my sexual side that much? The scary part is that I receive them from people I barely know and even from couple of guys who I know they are straight as arrow. I thought the “Sell Your Friends” application is the worse thing ever, but this is just plain ridiculous. Of course, not to mention the constant invitations I receive to support the current candidates for the Kuwaiti parliament, which I don’t recognize even half of them. Me want the old facebook back!

The Last Supper!?

The Last Supper – Star Wars

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The Last Supper – Battle Star Galactica

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The Last Supper – Super Smash Bros. Brawl

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HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE

Hot Girls With Douchebags

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This blog sure has put a smile on face. The premise of the blog is quite simple really. The author simply post some pictures of hot girls with total and complete douchebags from the US. The commentary is funny but the poses are funnier. Check it out yourself. Girls, prepare to be either disgusted or turned on. Allow me to share with you my top 3 douchebags:

#1 Douchebag: Are You Looking At Me?

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#2 Prom Date With Extremely Tanned Douchebags

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#3 A “Waxed” Douchebag

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Doesn’t this guy reminds you of this guy?