Mark Zadroga

Halloween, and other things I hate

Article: Halloween, and other things I hate

I hate Halloween. Before you cascade me with weak metaphors and insults that don’t really break the surface, hear me out. Think about all that Halloween represents:

Kids: Your child is neither cute nor charming, and throwing a bed sheet over the poor kid’s head still doesn’t make it cute or charming, it just makes it look like a Klan member.

And hey, parents, great idea to let your kids dress up and ask strangers for a “trick or treat,” (Halloween must be an unthinkably grand holiday for pedophiles) and run through traffic on a corn syrup high (in “fun-sized” portions, of course) on a quest to accumulate enough candy to clinch type 2 diabetes before the age of ten…

How to defeat zombies using sex toys

Article: How to defeat zombies using sex toys

One of our favorite sex toy retailers across the pond, Love Honey, really knows how to have fun with holidays. A few Halloweens ago they sent us a bunch of “Death by Orgasm” bullet vibes packaged in cute little coffins that we gave out to our Halloween Haiku contest winners (Lo also awarded one to the best costume winner at her annual Halloween party). This Halloween, they’re doing it again with a video series entitled “How to Defeat Zombies Using Sex Toys.” The production value is almost as good as…

Art Buzz: Occupy Museums protestors & North Korea's singing, dancing, human mosaic

Article: Art Buzz: Occupy Museums protestors & North Korea's singing, dancing, human mosaic

North Korean Mosaic: In 2005, German photographer Werner Kranwetvogel attended North Korea’s traditional “mass games” — basically large-scale dance routines with thousands of synchronized participants and singers. Now available in his book, “A Night in the Pongyang,” Kranwetvogel reveals the intricacy of these traditional tableaus which, at the time of his visit, required 30,000 schoolchildren holding as many mosaic tiles to pull off…

Take This Lollipop: personalized scary movie generated by your Facebook account

Article: Take This Lollipop: personalized scary movie generated by your Facebook account

Take This Lollipop is an entertaining, interactive viral marketing site for a brilliantly “executed” upcoming horror film that also smartly addresses issues of privacy, or the lack thereof in our modern, digital era where pretty much every new website or app tries to gain access to our personal information stored in Facebook…

Best of Kickstarter, 10/24

Article: Best of Kickstarter, 10/24

We scoured the pages of Kickstarter to bring you this week’s best projects. Have a great Kickstarter project of your own or see one you think deserves some extra attention? Let us know about it the comments and we may just feature it in our weekly roundup.

DESIGN

Imagined Cities: Architecture collective Hither Yon is calling for images of intimate and inspiring spaces (be it the house where you grew up or the church your parents were married in), which they will then manipulate and re-attach to form a “hybrid” city. From these renderings, the collective plans to create a three-dimensional model of the unusual metropolis for display in a Berlin gallery…

Proposed Coal Plants Equal 18 Millions Tons of Ash Annually

Article: Proposed Coal Plants Equal 18 Millions Tons of Ash Annually

WASHINGTON, DC, March 16, 2009 (ENS) – Fifty-four coal-burning power plants on drawing boards across the United States would produce nearly 18 million tons of waste each year, including toxic metals, according to a new analysis by the nonprofit Natural Resources Defense Council. Nearly 130 million tons of coal waste from existing plants already is…

World Water Forum Opens to Scarcity Fears and Protests

Article: World Water Forum Opens to Scarcity Fears and Protests

ISTANBUL, Turkey, March 16, 2009 (ENS) – Global demand for water is greater today than it has ever been and demand will increase in the future, thousands of delegates to the Fifth World Water Forum in Istanbul heard at their opening session today. Driving the demand for water are population growth and mobility, rising living…

Indymogul@sundance#5: The Zellner Brothers, A/v Teachers And More!

Article: Indymogul@sundance#5: The Zellner Brothers, A/v Teachers And More!

In this video blog post, Erik has the pleasure of interviewing David and Nathan Zellner, directors of GOLIATH. We also get the low down on a high school field trip to Sundance, but not before getting attacked by a terrible monster! For more info on Indy Mogul, check out the original post in the festival…

Indymogul@sundance: David Wain And Jason Kohn

Article: Indymogul@sundance: David Wain And Jason Kohn

Indy Mogul has arrived at the Sundance Film Festival and are taking no prisoners! Erik and Justin get inside an exclusive Microsoft party, talk to comedian/director David Wain about his online projects and chat with 2007 Grand Jury prize winner Jason Kohn about his start in filmmaking. If a picture is worth a thousand words,…