Batman logo evolution, art, brackets, narcissism

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Art and design
Ghost in the Machine: Jimi Hendrix by iri5
Check out this cool animation of how the iconic Batman logo has been refreshed or re-branded over time: Batman Logo Evolution.

I enjoyed the variety of cool illustrations (and Mario wallpaper) by smashmethod on deviantART.

Take a look at these awesome Ghost in the Machine cassette tape portraits from iri5 on Flickr. There are also some portraits created from old film and reels.

The Periodic Table of Controllers (console and handheld) is nice too. More nostalgia.


This year’s NCAA Tournament has been a disappointment for fans of underdogs (and those who try to be creative with their office-pool picks). In the Sweet 16, we have the following seeds remaining in the four regions: 1-2-3-4, 1-2-3-4, 1-2-3-5 and 1-2-3-12 (and the lone 12-seed is tournament perennial Arizona). Boring! Here’s an article that analyzes this trend: “Powerful programs take over Sweet 16.” I hope the Final Four isn’t all 1-seeds again like last year or I will completely lose interest.

Speaking of brackets, here’s some ESPN malarkey for you: Who is the king of meats? And will the cereal champion be a sugary or healthy brand?

Forms of narcissism

I found this to be a useless but amusing connection between two misunderstood web applications: “Giant Typewriter in Second Life That Outputs to Twitter.”

Perhaps you would like to take Dr. Drew’s Narcissistic Personality Inventory, which is a 40-question survey that reflects your level of narcissism (composed of vanity, entitlement, exhibitionism, exploitiveness, authority, self-sufficiency and superiority). The average score for the general population is 15.3. The average score for celebrities is 17.8. The quiz is apparently from Dr. Drew’s new book, The Mirror Effect: How Celebrity Narcissism is Seducing America. Good title. Hmm, who knew that celebrities are more in love with themselves than the average person?

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