Wisdom from Cartoons

Who said cartoons were just for kids? There are some wise take-outs from cartoons that can benefit some adults too. Here are just a few wise lessons from cartoons:

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Lion King

Lion King

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Pokemon

Pokemon

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Finding Nemo

Finding Nemo

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Walle

Walle

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The Incredibles

The Incredibles

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Shrek

Shrek

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Kung Fu Panda

Kung Fu Panda

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Ratatouille

Ratatouille

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Megamind

Megamind

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Mulan

Mulan

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Frozen

Frozen

What’s your favorite lesson learnt from a cartoon? Mine is from Scrooge McDuck: ‘work smarter; not harder.’

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Lego Matrix Lobby Fight Scene

Guys; stop what you’re doing… You have to see this if you haven’t already:

Neo Entering Lobby

Neo Entering Lobby

Snooperking took 160 hours to re-create a stop-motion video of the lobby shootout scene in The Matrix:

Outnumbered

Outnumbered

Yes; its all done in Lego…

Trinity Kicking Ass

Trinity Kicking Ass

I know Trinity looks way hotter in real life, but just focus on the craftsmanship of this awesome project ok :)

Neo Takes No Prisoners

Neo Takes No Prisoners

Watch the video here: Lego Matrix Lobby Fight Scene

Were you happy with the Lego ending?

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Merchandise Monday #31

Hello my 90’s kids! I have some Tale Spin action figures for you!

Tale Spin Action Figures

Tale Spin Action Figures

Ladies and gents; these toys were made in 1991; that was the year i was born! They are a quarter of a century old!

Don Karnage

Don Karnage

Each figure comes with a ‘passport’ description/write up of the character on the back of the box. I have Don Karnage and Kit Cloudkicker:

Kit Cloudkicker

Kit Cloudkicker

Also on the back of the box; you can see the other characters in the collection. There are also different comic strips that come with each character!

Tale Spin Comic Strips

Tale Spin Comic Strips

It’s difficult to find the same quality in cartoons these days. What is your favorite childhood cartoon?

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R2-D2 Artwork

Star Wars meets Marvel and DC head on with Steve Berrington’s delightful illustrations that depict Star Wars icon R2-D2 dressed up as superheroes from other realms:

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Captain America R2D2

Captain America R2D2

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Flash R2D2

Flash R2D2

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Batman R2D2

Batman R2D2

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Superman R2D2

Superman R2D2

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Green Lantern R2D2

Green Lantern R2D2

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Deadpool R2D2

Deadpool R2D2

Besides his authentic look, which look did R2D2 pull off best? Dark Knight R2D2 is badass 8-)

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Fandom Merchandise Craving

Do you ever just crave some fandom merchandise? Me too 8-) Here’s some fandom merch that i’ve been itching to get:

Nike Mag:

This is the Back to the Future Marty McFly sneaker. It’s really expensive (over $300) so i’m not able to get it at this point, but it really is beautiful:

Nike Mag

Nike Mag

Nintendo Cap:

You know i love my caps! This one is so cool (design and colour) but it’s currently sold out :(

Nintendo NES Controller Cap

Nintendo NES Controller Cap

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pokemon Hoodie:

A designer was selling this hoodie on teespring, but it did not meet the milestone sales to qualify it for production; so i cant get it :(

Pokemon Hoodie

Pokemon Hoodie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What merchandise have you been craving that you are unable to get a hold of?

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Writing Dynamo

If you are an aspiring author/poet, or even if you just write for fun; you should check out Writing Dynamo. It is a proof-reading service offered by dictionary.com:

Service Example

Service Example

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Writing Dynamo will check your grammar, give you detailed tips and feedback on voice, word choice, sentence structure and more:

Feedback

Feedback

You can start off with a free 1 week trial. After that you will have to pay $4.99 per month for the service. I think its worth it if you are a serious writer looking for some fast and proficient feedback:

Writing Dynamo Service

Writing Dynamo Service

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Writing Dynamo

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Shoot Moon

Shoot Moon is a creepy game to say the least. The Moon starts off happy; but as you gradually keep attacking it, it gets all sinister:

Shoot Moon

Shoot Moon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The objective is to launch rockets from behind a red line and to hit the moving moon:

Scoring Points

Scoring Points

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You score more points when you hit the moon if its further away:

Rocket Launch

Rocket Launch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you keep on hitting the moon successfully; it gets super angry; to the point where it gives ‘birth’ to a red asteroid minion:

Angry Moon

Angry Moon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These red minions start to accumulate. They protect the moon. If you end up hitting a minion; it will come at you and swallow you – Game Over!

Moon Minion

Moon Minion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shoot Moon is free in the app store.

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Merchandise Monday #30

This is a model diorama of the Apollo 11 landing! I love all things space/astronomy so i couldn’t ignore this:

Apollo 11 Landing

Apollo 11 Landing

My brother builds WWII dioramas; and a lot of work goes into making a scene look authentic (building, painting and proportions of other objects in scene etc.):

Aerial View

Aerial View

I really want to do a full space scene transition. Like a diorama of the Cape Canaveral launch site; then moving onto a shuttle in space with an astronaut doing a space walk; and lastly a proper version on the moon landing scene:

Apollo 11

Apollo 11

Does anyone else build model dioramas/landscapes? Share your projects with us :)

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Local Pop Art

I came across this cool pop art collection when i was seeing a client the other day:

Down Town

Down Town

It showcases the hand signals that we use when catching local transportation in South Africa:

Up Town

Up Town

I am only aware of the up-town and down-town signals as i dont use public transport locally.

Peace

Peace

What hand signals do you use in your country to summon public transport?

Pop Art

Pop Art

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