Ünnecessary Ümlaut


A surplus of geekery by :: Fred Abercrombie

Busy Beard: Jack Passion in Short Film and Jeremy Fish Audio/Visual Piece

Jack is one busy, bearded guy. We met up in NYC this summer where he was hard at work promoting the competitive beard-growing reality show, Whisker Wars. Then he was off to Pennsylvania to host the National Beard and Moustache Championship. All the while being featured in a Jeremy Fish art piece and in a beauty of a short film, Passion. See them both below.

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Mashup: Fantastic Mr. Fox x Inglorious Basterds “Inglorious Animals”

I’d so see this. Maybe a double feature with that Matrix x The Big Lebowski mashup. (via BoingBoing)

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Beer Güt Shirt

WTF MP3: Fugazi + Wu-Tang Clan = Wugazi
Mashup: The Cure x Bob Marley “Waiting In Heaven”
Whole Lotta Sabbath: Epic Led Zeppelin x Black Sabbath Mashup
WTF: Don Draper vs. Samwell “What What (In The Butt)”
Mashup: Pink Floyd x Bee Gees “Stayin’ Alive In The Wall”
Mashup: The Matrix x The Big Lebowski

Teaser: Radical Face Song in Aamion Goodwin Family Surf Doc

No word on the official soundtrack but this Radical Face tune, used in a Nikon spot in the past, suits this teaser like a custom score. Currently titled The Goodwin Project, the movie is literally an adventure in the making which follows the Goodwin family—surfers Aamion and Daisy, with their two children in tow—around the world. One of my friends is on the crew documenting their travels and it sounds pretty damn interesting. See where they’re at now at The Goodwin Project.

Radical Face “Welcome Home” [follow]
from Touch The Sky

Radical Face has a new album out today (10/4) on iTunes, The Family Tree: The Roots.

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Art: Mike Shine’s Surf Shack Opening Tonight
TRON: Uprising Animated Trailer Looks Sick!
Watch This: The Social Network for Call of Duty Elite w/theLEGENDofKARL
Family Guy: It’s A Trap! Trailer
SXSW: Beer Labels x Indie Rock Mashup
MP3: Friday Five with Surfer Blood
Play: Bikini Karate Babes 2
Ben Cooper: Incredible Hulk “Fun Poncho” is Literally Retarded

Sold Out: Amazing True Grit Poster by Aaron Horkey / Burlesque

Fresh off the presses. Ben LaFond at Burlesque just posted this pic as he finished the run of True Grit posters by Aaron Horkey. Too bad the poster’s already sold out.

I’ve seen Aaron‘s amazing typography showcased in Hi-Fructose and am always enthralled. But at 15″x 39″ this print is a particularly impressive beast. Especially when you know the following fact:

Aaron does not use a computer.

Here’s an early “rough” sketch to prove it.

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Peep the final poster and color variant

More print pics and info at MondoTees »

Read Aaron‘s Hi-Fructose interview.

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I Am: 250 Movie Character Intros

“… Rush chairman, damn glad to meet you.”

What’s your fave?

MoPapparani created this back in August but I’m only just now getting through its amazingness. Read the credits list at Exophrine. (via KottkeDevour)

Watch: The 100 Greatest Movie Insults of All Time
Remix: “Upular” Made Entirely From Pixar Up Samples
Holy Shit: Kubrick vs Scorsese
RIP: John Hughes, Brat Pack Memorial Montage
Tribute: Martin Scorcese Montage from Golden Globes
Watch Out: A Collection Of Near Misses and Cheating Death

KYEO: Lo Pan Ate Your Posse

If you haven’t seen Big Trouble In Little China I don’t know how you’re even breathing right now.

We spotted this sticker on the side of a podium in Saturn CafeSanta Cruz. Breathing new life into Andre the Giant Has a Posse sticker ripoffs. The likes I haven’t seen for years.

KYEO indeed »

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Y’ouch: Shane Sings 5 Octaves
LA Street Art: Mike Giant on Melrose & Shepard Fairey / Obey Giant on Sunset
Art: Obamis Prime UDPATE
Watch: The 100 Greatest Movie Insults of All Time
KYEO: LA Street Art by Buff Monster, Invader, Cali Killa, Mr. Brainwash, Alec, Shark Toof
Just In: Ünnecessary Ümlaut Stickers from Sticker Robot

Skateistan: To Live And Skate Kabul

“… this beautifully shot film follows the lives of a group of young skateboarders in Afghanistan. Operating against the backdrop of war and bleak prospects, the Skateistan charity project is the world’s first co-educational skateboarding school, where a team of international volunteers work with girls and boys between the ages of 5 and 17, an age group largely untouched by other aid programmes.”

Take 9 minutes and watch this incredible short film from Diesel New Voices. (viaTim Nolan)

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LA: My Meeting With Lance Mountain
Adv: Skating A Full Pool
WTF: Skater Blown Up, Blow-Up Doll Unscathed
Shot on RED: Skate and Create “Laikairomania”
Art: New Mike Giant Prints, Classic Skate Art
Art: Shadow Skaters by TR853-1
Stop Motion: Sorry I’m Late and Chalkpipe Skate Vid
Skate: Nike SB “Today Was A Good Day” with Paul Rodriguez and Ice Cube (and Lance Mountain?)
Skate: Black Light Powell Classic Decks

TRON: The Final Official Tron Legacy Trailer is Here

For anyone new to or unfamiliar with the TRON story, this trailer lays it all out there for you. For nerdcore fans, it gives plenty more to chew on without shedding too much light on things. (See what I did there? Yup, italics.)

That said, I don’t want to see another frame until it’s on a big-ass IMAX. One more month …

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