One Thing I’ve Learnt campaign is all hands on. The hand puppet extreme is a clever way to get your message across and attention at the same time.
On August 23rd, 1938 an American icon was created by an unknown artist who is known as only Brooks. He created the Indian Head used later as a TV Test Pattern when television stations signed off after certain hours. Baby Boomers were greeted with the Indian Head Pattern as early as 1947. The Indian has long been retired since all stations are perpetually on for 24 hours. You can buy the vintage pattern since it was rescued from a trash bin by a New Jersey worker. The faithful old Indian made his final appearance as analog signals ceased to be for the final time between February 17 and June 12, 2009 and welcomed the digital television transition.
He took the artwork home, not really knowing what he had rescued from a trip to the local dump! Over 30+ years later, he decided to find out more information on what he had found. He asked a few local TV stations, and did an internet search. Eventually he found ME! He offered to sell me the artwork. After a few offers went back and forth, I bought it! Its really that simple!
The world’s bloodiest fiction contest is back. It’s a bare-fisted fight to the finish (because it’s tough to type with boxing gloves on); one writer will emerge victorious and the rest will be pulverized and smeared all across the Internet for our amusement – so send us your best stuff for the chance to win kick-ass prizes and eternal notoriety. Click here to enter>>
A personal thank you for our new readers for the recent tripling of traffic for Sandbox World. Today we sent out to the printer our latest business card, which in my opinion is pretty cool. Sandbox World is branching out beyond the Net with a few surprises by the end of the year.
Learn something everyday is the road to a healthy brain. The sharing of knowledge could not better served than the site by the simple name of Learn Something Everyday. The concept is quite simple. You submit your kernel of knowledge bit to the site and it will be illustrated for all to see in glorious fluorescent bright colors. Simple doodles of daily thought to get you through the day.
The biggest news today is that Walt Disney bought Marvel Comics for four billion dollars. This acquisition will increase licensing deals and new amusement park attractions. Disney is positioning themselves as one of the biggest entertainment units in North America. They just keep getting bigger and diversifying to different tastes globally. Many licensing deals will be re-examined and the 5 movies deals will stay as they are right now, Disney will have their hands full with the greatest collection of super-heroes characters ever assembled under one roof.
If you are a member of a G8 nation or maybe in a bigger worldly cosmopolitan, you might have access to some of the world’s best magazines. There are many imports from both Australia and England making the rounds in North America. One of the coolest offerings is for all those walking billboards there who have some sort of logo or identity on their t-shirts that signify the image of the said person who wears one. T-WORLD: THE JOURNAL OF T-SHIRT CULTURE from Australia is a cornucopia of richly illustrated pictures with people adorned in some of the wildest t-shirts. T-World will soon set up shop on the net. If you are lucky to pick up one, it will give you cool ideas for your own t-shirt.
It’s not everyday a TV show can capture the essence of super-hero
folklore. The growth of Comic-Con has spilled over into Hollywood and
garnishing box office gold year after year. 2008 being the best so far.
There is no stopping this juggernaut. From ITV in England comes a new
series that emulates series such as Spaced and The Office with a
different spin. The twist being that it is based on the sad state of
reject heroes with sub par powers. This series is very reminiscent of The Legion of Substitute Heroes
where the jilted heroes formed their own club and had hapless
adventures. No Heroics is the title of this paltry six episode series
that awaits renewal and basks in great fanfare from around the world.
America is where this series will take life or remain in comatose right
now. With YouTube spreading the word and the writing of the show, good fortune will be bestowed on this series. Watch trailer>>