Sunday, October 30, 2011

He Speaks for the Trees!

The Lorax is one of my favorite Dr. Seuss stories. I always thought the whole "take a children's story and make a film that's nothing like it" thing was odd but I guess if you plaster the familiar name on it you draw in more ticket sales. It's nearly impossible to make a Dr. Seuss book last 90 minutes and unlike other films, the Lorax at least looks amusing. And Danny Devito as the Lorax himself? Strange but still adorable when he can't even reach the doorknob in the trailer.

Show Me Where Ya Noms At

I'm about 99% sure that anyone who has not experienced the greatness that is My Drunk Kitchen will not enjoy a minute of this. But all of you who love MDK will love this. And don't worry, the song is available on Itunes for those who can't get enough.

Desktop of the Week

In celebration of Halloween, this photo brings in one of the best ghostly stories. Honestly, I love the Disney Adventures of Ichabod Crane much more than Sleepy Hollow but this image was too awesome to pass up. I love that you can see the skull in the full moon.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Favorite Pumpkin Carvings

 People are getting more and more creative with pumpkin carving each Halloween. These are some of the best I've seen so far.

How can you not love Oogie's smile? It's pure evil! And the best part about this pumpkin? Megatron herself carved it.

Studio Ghibli's Latest Film

The Secret World of Arrietty (basically an anime of The Borrowers) will be coming to the US in February. I was extremely excited to get this news but as my Japanese roommate has told me, this movie is actually hella old. I guess it came out in Japan during Summer of 2010. So sad that us poor Americans have to wait so long to finally see it...With some luck I'm willing to bet this won't be as disappointing as the latest films to be released by Ghibli (*cough*Ponyo*cough*). It seems to have the more cutesy factor of films like Kiki's Delivery Service but at least it looks watchable.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Say Something Nice

If you guys don't know about them already, definitely check out They do a bunch of awesome events in New York but some of the best are the Grand Central Station freeze and their Mp3 experiments. This particular video above is a great way to start the day right. Good to know people can still be sweet to complete strangers.

Real Disney Princesses

Alright, it's all over the internet so we had no choice but to join the bandwagon and include these awesome pictures on our site too. Jirka has created a masterpiece with each and every one of these Disney princesses. My personal favorites are Jasmine and Esmeralda but there are several more on the actual site. There are a bunch of others to view though so I highly suggest you click the pictures themselves to see the full gallery. Megara, Ariel, the gang's all here and I'm sure with all the publicity Jirka has been getting we can expect to see many others completed in the near future.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Oh Adele, You So Silly!

I'd like to think that this is what Adele does with all of the free time she has from cancelling tours. She's so great I'm not even mad.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Desktop of the Week

Here at The Solar Surfer, we usually stay out of politics and stick to actually interesting topics. However, the resemblance is uncanny! I couldn't resist.

Friday, October 21, 2011

More "Star Stuff"

So in the spirit of TheSolarSurfer's recent post I thought I'd make you all aware of the Golden Record.  These records were incorporated onto the Voyager Space missions of the 1970's.  Designed by Sagan, they contain representative sounds of life on earth such as whale calls and babies crying.  Cool eh? I think so.
 Anyway, if someone important should comment, I can give you a quote from President Jimmy Carter about these records: "This is a present from a small, distant world, a token of our sounds, our science, our images, our music, our thoughts and our feelings. We are attempting to survive our time so we may live into yours." Legit.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Symphony of Science

Sagan and friends teach us all about science through the power of music. Has anyone else heard how Bill Nye is supposed to be a huge asshole in real life?

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

My Kind of Advertising

This seems like a good way to make kids drink Vodka...And yet, also effective for everyone else. I'm sold. Time for a nice big bowl of Smirnoff' and Cheerios!

Je Suis Moi

Super weird/cool video and to top it all off it's in french! This group is called SHY'M but from what I can tell they are just a french Destiny's Child. I love the part halfway through when her head starts bleeding. Certainly odd but I can't stop grooving to the song!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Photoshop or Real?

Every once in a while I come across a picture that very easily could be real or photoshopped and I have no idea how to tell either way. I certainly hope this Totoro really is at the bus stop because I can't help but giggle at his grin. And it certainly does look like an actual costume so I'm leaning more towards a real life encounter. Any thoughts on this?

Pixar Cosplay

Not exactly the most practical of costumes...

Monday, October 17, 2011

Theatre de la Labyrinth

Awesome shirt on teefury today. All Bowie/Labyrinth/Jim Henson fans need to check it out right now. The shirt disappears after midnight Eastern time so don't miss out on your chance!

Sunday, October 16, 2011


I've been loving playing Super Paper Mario on the Wii for the last week.  I just love the man in the overalls and red hat.  Here's a throwback to the Supernintendo Mario we all know and love.  I've got to say, the detail incorporated in the photo is awesome! I keep finding things I hadn't seen before.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Desktop of the Week

This was posted on the Chive weeks ago but I just stumbled upon the picture in my library  today. Not even sure where this was taken but it certainly is gorgeous. If anyone knows where this is be sure to let me know. Because I must go there.

Lego My Ego!

No words are necessary. This photo is amazing.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Titanic 3D Hitting Theaters in 2012

That's right people. In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Titanic sinking, Jim Cameron will be re-releasing his epic to the world on April 6, 2012. Just imagine if he manages to break records again! I'm pretty sure his god complex can't get any crazier. Yes, Cameron certainly loves money but that's okay because people seem to love giving it to him. Say what you want, Titanic is a phenomenal film and I will be there opening day with all other fans to welcome 3D for what it is: the fool-proof way to double profits on the same movie. Certain 3D scenes have already been released to the press and from what moviefone has to say about it, that ticket might actually be worth your hard-earned money. Full article below!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

New Avengers Trailer

Wow. May cannot possibly come any sooner. While I can totally see the possibility of Tony Stark getting all of the good lines in this, the ensemble cast seems to work well together. We just have to hope that the preview will translate well to an overall film.

Anyone Else Find This Interesting?

It's quite awesome to see flip books being used in such a cool way. I was beginning to think they were but a thing of the past.

Monday, October 10, 2011


Not the biggest Bleach fan but if for no one else, this had to be posted for Megatron. She painted an egg just like this earlier this year and perhaps after seeing the image she will share her art with the world. That's right Megan, I'm calling you out.

However, even on its own this has to be appreciated. If that really is makeup instead of photoshop then this girl deserves some sort of prize for dedication.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Magnemite in Yugoslavia?

Apparently, this is an old Yugoslavian War Monument. Looks to be an inspiration for a certain pokemon, no? Magnemite, anyone? Just look at it!

Looks quite similar to me....

Grimm Looks Promising

What the ef? How have I not seen ONE preview and this show comes out in a couple of weeks?! Seriously, the only reason I know about this is due to my friend Amy who demanded I look it up. As usual, this show looks to be possibly awesome but due to how shitty NBC is, they will most likely cancel it in the first season before it even has a chance to get a following.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Latte Art at its Finest

Posted on Imgur today, I have to admit this is one of the best ones out there. As a former barista, I can honestly say that images this detailed are a bitch to make with foam. Finally, something to overtake the batman latte!

Homage To Everyone's Favorite Skelleton

Thought I might get in the "spirit" of things and share with you this fantastic Nightmare Before Christmas video.  It is especially fitting with the Manson version of Sweet Dreams, because we've all heard his rendition of This is Halloween. (if you are unfortunate enough to not have, click here). They are certainly a match made in heaven...or hell...Whichever you prefer.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Super Cool Halloween Decor

 Wish I was this clever. Anyone else thinking of Monster's Inc. right now?

Monday, October 3, 2011

Arrested Development Renewed for One Last Season

Alright, it's been all over the internet since yesterday but being such huge Arrested Development fans, we believe it is our duty to make sure all of you who live in a box realize that this is the greatest news imaginable. Mitchell Hurwitz, the show's co-creator, finally announced yesterday that all of the Bluth family will be returning in a short season to lead into the Arrested Development movie, set to come out in 2013.

Yes, 2013 is way too far away but we have waited this long, what are a couple more years going to do? Until then, I've included the link to a more detailed article about the situation. Just sit back and wait for the greatness. This Solar Surfer is going to go celebrate with some cornballs and a martini...And the chicken dance. Which every Bluth reenacted at the New Yorker Festival yesterday.

Full Article:

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Desktop of the Week

Completely reminiscent of Princess Mononoke, this photo was actually taken in Sri Lanka. Seriously, NatGeo takes the absolute best landscape photos. Bigger view available by clicking the photo.