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Monday, April 13, 2009
We already know Lions Prefer Blondes and make great Photojournalism dramas but other than the Grizzly Man we had very little explicit visual information about the human oriented culinary preferences of bears in general and polar bears in particular. Thanks to CNN News, we can now report that polar bears prefer unstable chubby young women. This preference is clearly demonstrated here with a German 32-year-old lady during a casual visit to the Berlin zoo and, well... after climbing into the moat surrounding the bear pen during feeding time.
Swimming. watching (via cri.cn)
According to local police the woman jumped into the water-filled ditch that separates visitors from the enclosure that houses the bears. Not surprisingly we should say, one of the bears dived into the water and "mauled the woman" a little bit causing "serious injuries". Above: bear is eating (via nydailynews)
Luckily for our young friend a few brave Zoo workers came to the rescue and tossed their always waiting rescue rings to hoist her out.
The polar bears swam nearby and the whole scene was captured on cameras, video included.
Official police spokesman said that "The woman has proved herself to be careless by jumping into the enclosure." adding that "Logic tells us that polar bears will do this type of thing in this situation." We tend to agree with the German police in this case only we are not sure if that's a matter of logic or a simple appetite for a chubby meal. Rescue video below.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
If you live in New York City you may have noticed a new street-art campaign in the last couple of months, commenting the current state of economy via stickers and posters. Thanks to Patrik from The Big Apple for sharing Enjoy Subprime Lending with CultCase.
Just in case you are not a great fan of Subprime lending, perhaps you'd enjoy a small Stimulus Package.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
In most cases, transportation and parking issues included, having no policy is better than not being sure about it. Take this street corner in Portugal for example. Details below.
Above: Detail, left side. Below: Detail, right side.
By António Flórido, via Opalhetas
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Saturday, February 7, 2009
As you probably know Yoga is a lot about breathing. Actually, one of the five basic principles of Yoga is a special breathing exercise named Pranayama designed to promote proper breathing. Anyways, greetings to the avid CultCase reader who asked to remain anonymous but sent us the intriguing snapshot shown above, taken during her baby's Yoga class in The UK. You must have noticed yourself how the guy on the right has an obviously great future with the art of Pranayama. The best thing about that snapshot, however, is that the seven samurai are lined up according to their birth order, left to right.
Friday, February 6, 2009
Everyone wants to be loved. Perhaps that's one of the reasons why we had to come up with the idea of a special day in which we "show" how much we love someone by giving him or her a present. The need to give and receive Valentine's Day presents - preferably surprisingly original ones - is amazingly strong. Last year, for example, eight million Americans admitted they have sent themselves their own Valentine's Day gifts. So, be it yourself or someone else, here are 7 creative though unconventional Valentine's Day gifts for the one you love: from the most artistic to the sexiest.
Artistic: Light Art Prints
If you are a regular reader on CultCase you may have already met Ryan Warnberg and Michelle McSwain from M::R::I. ("Long exposures. Bright lights."). The regular stuff from the M::R::I couple usually includes fabulous kaleidoscopic slightly sexy portraits but for this year's Valentine's Day they came up with 3 special digital metallic prints. Size: 8x10 Inches.
If you feel Valentine's Days tends to get your morbid sides loose you may want to place an order with the folks from BitterSweets who have taken the "honest approach" quite far with their view of the holiday:
"For most, there is no crueler day of the calendar year than that of Valentine's Day. While a tiny fraction of the population can look forward to a holiday of wine and roses, poetry and song, the vast majority of us can anticipate a day of nausea and grimacing, trauma and grief. A day in which minutes seem like hours, and hours like days, as we reflect sorrowfully on yesteryear's romantic indignities, today's loneliness, and the unknowable but certain heartbreak that will be visited upon us repeatedly in the years to come."
The sweets you see here are available in three unique collections, namely; "Dejected" with sayings such as I MISS MY EX, PEAKED AT 17 and SETTLE 4LESS; "Dysfunctional" with sayings such as P.S. I LUV ME, I DO MY DISHES and AWFUL INLAWS and; "Dumped" with sayings including HE FIT U FAT, BACK 2 KENNEL and SHE IS 22!. For those of you who tend to over thinking things over, notice that "supplies are limited. But the pain that accompanies them may not be". BTW, the sweets are made in "a facility that processes nuts and peanuts". We we've certainly noticed about the nuts.
If showing your dog how much you care sounds like a good idea for this coming Valentine's Day perhaps this 5"x5", polyester and cotton set, promised to "bring the sweet side out of any hound". Heart Shaped Box of Chocolates Plush Dog Toy includes three sumptuous and soft "truffles" nestled on top of the heart-shaped toy.
Well, we can think of a few better expression of our kind of love but guessing for some this can be considered as a way to say I REALLY Love You. $14.95 (per roll) and you are on your way to heaven. Jeff Block of JustPaperRoses.com reports 50 rolls are already sold before the Valentine's Day rush even started and plans to sell 200 to 300 rolls before this Valentine's Day. Good luck Jeff!
For those of us with unresolved issues with the ex this Voodoo doll candle may help. Designed to "relish every moment as you light the wicks and wish them the very worst" this perfect Valentine gift for the recently dumped may indeed be a damn good therapy.
Why waste precious time and energy trying to control the thoughts and actions of your significant other when you can automate the process? Just push a button and let our talking remote controller do it for you. The remotes deliver a riot of verbal one-offs and funny sound effects sure to keep your spouse on the right track. Features 18 saying including (men control) "Time to listen!", "What about my needs?", "What were you thinking?" (Women control) "Zip it!", "Clean up on aisle four!" and "All right, hand over the credit cards!". Get both for only $34.95.
Indeed a true Valentine's night delight, the Candy G String is made of approximately 330 fruit-flavored candy pieces, and has just 60 calories so don't worry about it affecting the diet. We particularly liked the note to the women: "He treats for dinner, you treat for dessert. Show off your body and your equality."
ideas for Valentine's Day gifts try here
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Unfortunately, nothing about the upcoming elections in Israel can be looked at as a light of hope, that is if peace is what you are hoping for. Therefore we are guessing the spectacular rainbow that showed up outside the main CultCase headquarters at Kfar Netter about three hours ago must be related to the newly announced president of The United States of America. We just can't see any other reason why we got so lucky to have it.
For those of you who know but would like to refresh their memory according to Wikipedia a rainbow is:
"An optical and meteorological phenomenon that causes a spectrum of light to appear in the sky when the Sun shines onto droplets of moisture in the Earth's atmosphere. They take the form of a multicolored arc, with red on the outer part of the arch and violet on the inner section of the arch."
Technically the colors of the rainbow are absolutely not as distinct as we see them but instead span a continuous spectrum. Traditionally, however, and as is illustrated in the below detail, the sequence can be "quantized" as red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. Sometimes (not in this case) rainbows are caused by non-rain water such as mist, spray, and dew.
Pictures: CultCase (Nikon CoolPix 8800)
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
He replicates urban elements, transforms them into something else and then installs them in the streets. Sharpened by his skills and experience as an acclaimed graffiti artist in Madrid, Spain the urban sculpturing of artist SpY takes a somewhat weird though definitely unique point of view at modern urban environments. Active since the mid 80s, SpY was already experimenting with large posters and modified billboards for more than a decade before coming up with what what he now refers to as Urban Furniture and Urban art Interventions.
Above: Bricks, Urban Furniture project min the city of Zaragoza for the Segundo Asalto event as a part of the En la Frontera culture festival in Spain. Below: Coloring Intervention project titled Ramp.
According to SpY's site, his work:
"...want to be a break in the automate-like inertia of the urban dweller. Bits of thought that hide in a corner for whoever wants to let himself be surprised. Full of both irony and a positive sense of humor, they appear to inspire a smile, a thought, to help a conscience a little bit more lucid."
Above: Intervention project titled Cow. Below: Fresh paint. We can see some humor here, all right. Just wonder about the the lawful owner of the vehicle.
For questions and inquiries please refer to http://www.spy.org.es
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
With a nice looking well-made sandwich, some folks at the office might be shameless enough to, well... pirate it as a pre-lunch snack.
The above photos of a simple reuse solution in the form of a plastic bag arrived by email from a dedicated CultCase fan named Avi. P.S. please do not share this with any known sandwich pirates.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Israel's most widely circulated paper Yedioth Ahronoth has amazed the country last Sunday with a huge photograph on its cover, showing a senior Neonatal nurse smiling to the camera with, well, a premature baby inside her uniform pocket. Apparently the photograph was taken as a "humorous gesture" during a hospital teaching presentation at the Bnei Zion Medical Center in Haifa. Here is a closer look:
Furthermore - believe it or not - senior management of Bnei Zion Medical Center confirmed that the photos, were also published on the hospital's intranet website. The nurse, in case you wonder, now faces disciplinary action for her somewhat premature sense of humor.
Original story on Yedioth's website (Hebrew)
Friday, October 24, 2008
Unless you have your own Pug, keeping the front-side of any monitor clean has never been a very easy task. Dusting the back side of an old CRT monitor, however, can be a real tedious nightmare.
Here is one way to help you keep up with this task. No Pug required. Only a Grasshopper.
Images via (our own) Flickr and Nikon Coolpix 8800.
Sunday, March 16, 2008
In continuation with our latest exploration into the subject of humans and lions sharing the same territory we stumbled upon the above photograph of a busted sign taken by Father Dan as he was hiking Coal Canyon November last year. The sign explains what should we do if encountering a mountain lion. We thought that's pretty coherent with the Lions Prefer Blondes photojournalism drama. People and lions just don't mix that well but they sure are able to provide excellent photo ops.
Sunday, February 10, 2008
It's coat encrusted with dried red mud, looks up briefly while grazing on a patch of short grass in the Pongola Nature Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. White Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum). What a sweety!
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Monday, January 28, 2008
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We all met the yellow New York City Taxi Cab. If not while taking one for a ride around Manhattan then through countless of TV shows and motion pictures. Now this iconic symbol is reproduced in a pair of hand crocheted booties. Tailored for your tiny offspring it even has a gentle elastic keeps booties from falling off your treasure. Sized for up to 12 months housegeckos. $33.00 at spoonsisters.com and they are on your toddler.
Friday, January 11, 2008
Just out from the oven and titled "Pitapocket" this pita cotton wallet is also a new creation by Israeli designer and photographer Anat Safran. Logo label designed by Oded Ezer, a top Israeli typographer, type designer and artist, already reviewed on Individual@Home August last year. Ad says:
"The most Israeli wallet, designed by Anat Safran, arrives to you straight from the oven. Instead of Falafel - small change. Instead of fried eggplants - mp3 player. This pita is made out of cloth and you may fill it up as you like."
It is no wonder Safran picked up the Pita image for her metaphoric functional art creation. Pita is not just of the most popular food items in every Israeli kitchen. It also symbolizes our life here in the holy land: heavily mixed, stuffed up in a too small pocket and about to be torn apart any second. In case you live on Mars and have no idea what Pita bread might be, the photo below, taken by Israel Talby, is of a few real eatable Pitas.
Pita is of course popular not just in Israel but across the entire Mediterraneans and is no Israeli invention in any way (see Wikipedia). According to Saad Fayed, editor of the Middle Eastern Food Blog, this particular food item is served at just about every meal in Middle Eastern dining. That's a lot of people, though I am not so sure most of them will be interested with the bag version. Meanwhile, if you feel like making your own home Pita bread already try this easy pita bread recipe from Fayed. You are promised to "say goodbye to store bought pita forever". More none Pita cool bags at Safran's site and more amazing logos and typo graphics at Oded Ezer's.
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
It was on November 6, 2001 when Fox Network launched their later to be Emmy and Golden Globe award-winner TV series 24 and the idea of an Afro-American president to the USA was still a futuristic "what if" Hollywood experiment. Dennis Haysbert looked convincing and promising as David Palmer, commander of the world's most powerful armed forces. But it was just a TV series.
In just a few hours from now Air Force 1 will be landing in Ben Gurion airport and I wonder if it might has anything to do with the fact that today, six years and two months of George W Bush later, Israel's second popular daily newspaper Maariv had the front page of its print version covered with one of the most amazingly ridicules titles any Israeli daily ever came up with.
A scan is here on the left but as you probably can't read Hebrew I'll freely translate it. It says "Concern in Jerusalem: Obama Gets Closer to Presidency". Concern in Jerusalem??! I know for some, perhaps most, Israelis saying goodbye to George and his - how shall I put it - "approach" towards the Palestinian issue, Middle East and conflicts in general must be sad. I know Obama is Afro-American. I know he is a democrat. But concern? It sounds a bit dangerous when Israel is "concerned" over something, isn't it?
My guess is that someone at Maariv came up with an idea to use this half-threat half-complaint and convince Americans they just have to make this minor adjustment to their constitution and have George elected for just four more years. Otherwise we'll all be far more concerned soon. We might all have a Palmer-Obama as our next commander of armed forces and he might just not like using them as much as we want him to.
That would be horrible. It might end up with a little peace in the Middle East.