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Rachel Lea Fox
K, this is old news, but I'm going through some Antarctica photos for entering a contest and ended up on the Polar Plunge post in our blog. More than a year later, WHAT WAS I THINKING!! Glad I did it though. *shiver* Antarctic Fox - Day 5: Polar Plunge -
K, this is old news, but I'm going through some Antarctica photos for entering a contest and ended up on the Polar Plunge post in our blog. More than a year later, WHAT WAS I THINKING!! Glad I did it though. *shiver* Antarctic Fox - Day 5: Polar Plunge
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GAH! *pours more coffee, nukes it* - Jim #teamFFrank
Rachel, is day 11 the last? - Stephen Mack
Ummm... No. There should be 4 - 6 more posts. Um... Someday!! :-D - Rachel Lea Fox from iPhone
No pressure! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Thanks, we do intend to finish it. We just haven't quite found time where both of us can. But we will!! - Rachel Lea Fox
Is the contest with JPG Magazine? Is there someplace we should be voting? - Anne Bouey
No, I'm still waiting to hear on JPG, they take a while apparently. This is a National Geographic/PDN magazines contest. I think there will be voting for the people's choice part, but then there is a juried part too. I have to get all of mine up and then I will post here for voting. I keep getting distracted this week or their site goes down and I still have 3 more photos to put up. More to come!! Thanks Anne!!!!! :) - Rachel Lea Fox
We'll be waiting, Rachel! - Anne Bouey
SO FREAKIN AMAZING! Taking a cruise through the antarctic is one of my dream vacations. I have some NatGeo travel magazines that I flip through occasionally and sigh a little sigh. I don't know if I can justify the $10k cost though. - veo
We're going through your old Antarctica photos. My kids are astounded that you jumped in with your swimsuit. They want to know how cold it was. - Anika
Anika, I have never ever felt something as cold as that water. It was 27degress F which is subfreezing water. It was exhilarating and very scary. I'm very glad I did it, I will NEVER do it again! There was a moment coming up the ladder where my one leg stopped working. I mean I literally had no control or ability to move that leg. It only happened for a split second and then it started... more... - Rachel Lea Fox
I want to try this one day! - AJ Batac
I don't even know if I could even explain to them 27F. I've tried, but they've never really experienced something so cold. If they have more questions, I'll let you know. - Anika
Anika, Kevin says that it is colder than an ice cube which freezes at 32F. Not sure if that helps explain it or not. And AJ, you should, the whole trip was amazing, but this jump really was incredible. Anyone of good health should try it once. I do think one of the reasons I had the problem with my leg is that I already have a compromised neurological system. But even so, it was only an instant and I'm really glad I did it. - Rachel Lea Fox
*shivers* 32F is 0C. I think I can do it. I read that it will shock your system and start to shut it down. - AJ Batac
In 5 minutes you'll succumb to hypothermia. - AJ Batac
Yup, the time period to get us out of the water if something went wrong was about 2 minutes because the shot would make our systems shut down and we wouldn't be able to help ourselves. My leg freezing up for a second was just one sign what would have been in store for me if I were in there much longer. - Rachel Lea Fox
I want to like this again. - Josh Haley from iPhone
Josh, your like is noted! :) Thank you! - Rachel Lea Fox
Kyle Prime
21 miles to Vantage. Princesses incoming, please have cocktails waiting! mkthx
Lucas Parker
Kinda funny. So tell me Lucas, is there really music that's called Dubstep or did these guys just make that up? - Gary O'Brien
Lucas Parker
Rob H.
Now I kinda wanna be Will.I.Am for Mardi Gras.
You want that thing on your head? hahaha - Shevonne
I'll be drunk, it doesn't matter. :) - Derrick
I imagine I would be too. - Derrick
Well, I'm fat for one. - Derrick
Bluesun 2600
Mobile Wind Turbine Could Provide Portable Power On-Call | Inhabitat - Green Design Will Save the World -
Mobile Wind Turbine Could Provide Portable Power On-Call | Inhabitat - Green Design Will Save the World
Mobile Wind Turbine Could Provide Portable Power On-Call | Inhabitat - Green Design Will Save the World
"The problem with wind farms is that they’re stuck wherever they’ve been stationed. Granted, they’ve been installed in areas that benefit from high wind activity, but what if you had a portable wind farm that could follow you wherever you needed power? Enter the Mobile Wind Turbine, designed by Pope Design! The Mobile Wind Turbine has the potential to solve energy issues wherever they might arise, as long as there is a strong wind blowing. Consider it – be it a rock concert, a disaster relief mission or even a military operation – power is going to be needed and rather than using finite resources, what better way to offset any unfriendly eco-impact than to use the wind around you to diversify or completely power your energy needs?" - Bluesun 2600 from Bookmarklet
Scoble, Alex Scoble
I don't want to be a threadjacker, so I'm just going to hi-jack all of friendfeed.
With love. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
somebody call Lo-Jack! - Morgan
as long as you do it with love, it's ok. - Morgan
*shoots Alex in the neck with a tranquilizer dart* - Ha3rvey (on hiatus)
Great. now I want to watch "FreeJack" with Emilio Estevez! - veo
Ow! "Good night, everybo..." *slumps to the ground* - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Hahaha, what do you mean? That film had Sir Anthony Hopkins, and Mick Jagger! It's fine cinema as far as 80's sci-fi B movies go! :P - veo
AJ Batac
What's the FF meme tonight?
NAKED AIR! - Micah from Android
cigars for FFundercats - Bruce Lewis
I could get behind that. - veo
Laura Norvig
Is, "what's the friendfeed meme tonight?" a MOW? Feels like old times ...
What the heck is a MOW? is that a FF meme? - veo
I hate to say, "you had to be there," but ... (wait, you were there, weren't you?) - Laura Norvig
Veo, it was a FFundercats, weekly meme blast, on Friday nights. - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
Oh, yeah, I was there. I just have a short memory. - veo
Michael Hocter
What's the FF meme tonight?
fp! - Bruce Lewis
biceps - Meg VMeg
What's the FF meme tonight?
I don't know. Ask Josh Haley. - Bruce Lewis
I predict: doing a jig on video. - veo
Kyle Wegner
RT @OPB: BREAKING NEWS: Facebook is down. Worker productivity rises. U.S. climbs out of recession.
cdogzilla | downgraded
Pixar Could Work on “Doctor Strange” Movie -
I like Dr. Strange. it was one of my favorite Marvel titles... I never really liked the X-men that much. - veo
Michael W. May
personal horizons | 5th page, 5th photo on Flickr (or your elsewhere) #fifthpicmeme #randomphotomeme -
personal horizons | 5th page, 5th photo on Flickr (or your elsewhere) #fifthpicmeme #randomphotomeme
fun. - veo
my arm hair thanks you - Michael W. May
Jason Griffey
RT @sparkymonster: Sir Ian McKellen at a rally against the pope wearing the best t-shirt EVER
RT @sparkymonster: Sir Ian McKellen at a rally against the pope wearing the best t-shirt EVER
Sir Ian is the coolest guy on the planet. - Jason P
Zaxxon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia -
Zaxxon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Zaxxon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Zaxxon is a 1982 arcade game developed and released by Sega. Some sources claim that Japanese electronics company Ikegami Tsushinki also worked on the development of Zaxxon. The game gives the player the experience of flying a fighter craft through a fortress while shooting at enemy entities (missiles, enemy gunfire, etc.) The object of the game is to hit as many targets as possible without being shot down or running out of fuel—which can be replenished, paradoxically, by blowing up fuel drums." - Derrick from Bookmarklet
I had a Zaxxon board game. - Akiva
I wanna play this RIGHT. NOW. - Derrick
One of my favorites. every time we went to the laundromat my mom would give me $2 to buy sodas or play video games and I'd usually wind up spending the last hour or so spanging on the corner or offering to help people fold their clothes for extra quarters to play zaxxon. - veo
i <3'd this game! - .LAG liked that
Inside 'Mad Men': On Set and Behind the Scenes of the Emmy- Winning Show | Rolling Stone -
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"Flying Low "I fly very low on the radar," says Hamm. "Mark Twain said it: 'I'd rather say nothing and be thought an idiot than open my mouth and remove all doubt.' Another Missouri boy, Mark Twain. The petulant, shitty movie-star mentality - that burns out pretty quick."" - RAPatton
"Man in the Mirror "I don't really have that much in comparison to the way Don holds himself. I'm not that guy. I don't really look like that," says Hamm." - RAPatton
"Office Bombshell "There are all sorts of challenges thrown at her," says Christina Hendricks of her character, sexy office manager Joan Holloway. "Horrific things. And she consistently pulls it together, cleans it up and moves forward. Sometimes she's walking through mud, but she does it."" - RAPatton
anna sauce
cute fast-paced video of burning man 2010:
cute fast-paced video of burning man 2010:
Mary Carmen
I may die from happy. Serious.
I can't tell you how good it feels to hear some good news :) Very happy for you. - Jen
Yay for happy, boo for death. You can't die! I forbid it. - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
Scoble, Alex Scoble
Robert Scoble is eating pie...your argument is invalid
By the way, Robert is arguing with me that only 30 people are left on friendfeed, so if you disagree with that notion, please like this post...sorry in advance if it seems like this is pure likebait, but this is a real Scoble argument - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Still using it, Robert! - Nathan Chase
Scoble is wrong! Scoble is right! Scoble. Scoble. Scoble. - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
BUZZ IS A FAILURE! - Big Joe Silenced
FriendFeed posts with at least 31 likes: - Bruce Lewis
Hah! Bruce++ - Rahsheen
total abandonment issues here - Eric - Final Countdown
"Your argument is invalid" sounds so much like Jessie Jackson's, "The Question is Moot" from SNL years ago: - Ciaoenrico
wait: are you sure that's pie? no one on twitter is saying it's pie. - Anthony Citrano from BuddyFeed
The more important question... what kind of pie?! - Eric - Final Countdown
Heh. - Robert Scoble from iPhone
Eric: Peach! - Robert Scoble from iPhone
He was macking on peach pie - Scoble, Alex Scoble from iPhone
Ooh! I love peach pie!! - Katy S
Katy: I ate it all, sorry. - Robert Scoble from iPhone
Alex only wins the bet if we get to 60 likes. - Robert Scoble from iPhone
This item hit 31 likes at 19 minutes. - Bruce Lewis
Bruce: because I liked it. :-) - Robert Scoble from iPhone
Robert, you haven't used Friendfeed in so long, I doubt you would pull that many people with a like. ;P - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
Robert - That's okay. I'm very good at baking pies and now I know which kind to make next. - Katy S
How's that now Mr. Man? - Eric - Final Countdown
Except, I don't use FF as anything other than a Social-network aggregator and I'm working on my own for the same purpose... :) - Prolific Programmer
I have 58,500 followers and Alex can only get 40 likes... :-) - Robert Scoble from iPhone
I will like any post relating however tangentially to peach pie ;) - WarLord
Damn Robert, you mean. - Eric - Final Countdown
Humble pie is not close to as tasty as Heidi's peach! - Robert Scoble from iPhone
Are you pitting the FF army against your Twitter army? Because I can beat spamming bot accounts. They are not REAL! - Eric - Final Countdown
Isn't FF a lot more fun now that isn't so noisy? - Bruce Lewis
Why is Robert commenting in a cemetery? - Melly
Eric if I called in my bots I would lose this argument! :-) - Robert Scoble from iPhone
* Paging Louis Gray * - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
It's a school night for lots of folks. Lots of early-to-bed tonight. Check again on a Friday. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Robert, you left before drunk naked Thursdays started up. Too bad. - Eric - Final Countdown
There's only 36 people left. - Outsanity
Friendfeed rulez. - tab from BuddyFeed
But that's 36 drunk naked people. - Eric - Final Countdown
Eric: you all are naked? I am getting in arguments with my brother more often! - Robert Scoble from iPhone
I'm not on Friend Feed any more and I have the scars to prove it. - Brent - Yes I am
I am neither drunk nor naked. At the moment. - Ha3rvey (on hiatus)
Hang On a moment, whaut just happened here? - Brent - Yes I am
Robert Scoble. Hmmmmmm.... - Brent - Yes I am
Pie. Mmmmmmm.... - Bruce Lewis
Either way, we win - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Imma let you finish, but Robert has the best free t-shirt collection ever! - Eric - Final Countdown
Free t-shirts plus $600 get you in to Gnomedex - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Eric: truth you speak! - Robert Scoble from iPhone
Robert, in all seriousness, you and Leo are why I even checked out FriendFeed. I believe you were one a TWiT episode during/after a Twitter fail. - Ha3rvey (on hiatus)
Only 14 people left to go to prove Robert wrong! - Scoble, Alex Scoble
30+ minutes and less than 50 likes. How lame! I get that many on Twitter for a crappy tweet! - Robert Scoble from iPhone
i see 42 likes. - Big Joe Silenced
Retweet it on Buzz and see what reaction you get, you goof...oh right, people don't like non-tech posts there - Scoble, Alex Scoble
It happened again. I'm certain of it. How weird. - Brent - Yes I am
Ohhhhh Burn! - Brent - Yes I am
Up to 48 likes, Joe - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Alex: Buzz is a bad copy of FriendFeed! :-) - Robert Scoble from iPhone
Gnomoedex - Brent - Yes I am
People use Buzz? - tab from BuddyFeed
Tab: nah. - Robert Scoble from iPhone
And yet you'd rather use Buzz...odd - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Google is smart to make it a bad copy. If you make it too good, it goes mainstream and the techies move on. - Bruce Lewis
So much for Buzz, and Wave. Ask Leo. We are still here sharing cool stuff. It still works, just like it did when you left. I know we don't have the old numbers, but it works all the same. - Eric - Final Countdown
Alex: I don't use Buzz much. Twitter is where the geeks hang out. - Robert Scoble from iPhone
If the geeks hang out on Twitter, the geeks are can't say anything in 140 characters. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Eric: yeah, the same people are here. - Robert Scoble from iPhone
Real geeks like to shut it all off and code, then check Best Of Day later. - Bruce Lewis
Hemingway killed it in six words: "For Sale Baby Shoes Never Worn" #sixwordnovel - WarLord
If you say so, JC - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Bruce: I read best of day and it is all babies and Derrick saying he is hot. - Robert Scoble from iPhone
See? That's why they have to keep Buzz from going mainstream. - Bruce Lewis
It's the geeks all broadcasting and interacting with other influencers. Regular people aren't getting much from Twitter besides spam. - Eric - Final Countdown
I like babies. - Robert Scoble from iPhone
And cats, don't forget cats. - Eric - Final Countdown
Eric: Flipboard. Crack for normal people. - Robert Scoble from iPhone
Derrick IS hot. - tab from BuddyFeed
Normal people smoke normal crack. Flipboard is for iPad users! - Eric - Final Countdown
tab: yes, but I knew that in 2009. New year people! :-) - Robert Scoble from iPhone
I think we're less than a year away from Facebook acquiring true FriendFeedy goodness. - Bruce Lewis
I feel bad. RS should be concentrating on pie, not another social media argument. Back to the pie Scoble! - Eric - Final Countdown
Alas Robert has no more peach he has to wallow in real life for a while. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
HAS FALOB LIKED THIS POST YET? If not that's a shame. :))))))) - Micah
60! - tab from BuddyFeed
Falob must be sleeping, like all the European FFers and the sensible east-coasters. - Bruce Lewis
60 likes in 63 minutes, on a Sunday night. FriendFeed lives. Goodnight, all. - Bruce Lewis
Since FF Best of Day isn't doing it for the pie consuming demo, let's see what pure tech news value is cooking over on : "Catnip is a hell of a drug. [funny] 97 points, submitted by vidasonora [] " - Micah
Catnip. In-ter-esting. - Micah
G'night, Bruce. - Micah
Woo! 60! - Scoble, Alex Scoble
I've blocked FALOB, Micah. :) No shame included - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Okay.... I'll admit it. I want actual pie now and in that sense both Scobles win. - Micah
Alex, so did I (one of my few blocks). But FALOB still cares. :) - Micah
Scoble is wrong, Scoble is right. - Spidra Webster
JCunwired, Twitter's amazing like that, bringing me the hottest LOLCat videos. :) - Micah
OK I lost. But only 69 likes? Geesh. I expected moRe. - Robert Scoble from iPhone
Robert: nice shirt! - MikeAmundsen
Actually, you can come here to complain when the geeks or anyone else are getting on your nerves and you'll get hugs. And chocolate. Think of FF as a place to destress - invaluable when my mother died last November. - Mary B: #TeamMonique
And I love Flipboard! Except that we of course need to be able to add our FF feeds to it. That seems not to be obvious. - Mary B: #TeamMonique
Scoble please - Josh Haley from iPhone
(taking off the gloves) MaryB is right on. The Friendfeed community is a cross between the public and the personal (a Facebook-Twitter nexus—bad analogy, but whatever). The sincere can come here and get support. The person behind the personality—that's the sweet spot to the FF community that I know and love. - Micah
I'm still here, although a little less than I used to be - Jesse Stay
We still (((you))) Jesse. - Micah
This reminds me of that old Mad Magazine strip "Scoble vs. Scoble" - Spidra Webster
I will never quit FriendFeed - Jesse Stay
Spidra, your memory serves, indeed. :) - Micah
Comment posted - Ashish
I received your page. - Louis Gray
I've been thinking about a complete return to Friendfeed and did a blog post this week (Sorry Leo?) about blogging less and enjoying (and learning) more ... so make it 31 Alex :) What most people don't realize (and I'm STILL hopeful) is that it still is the best discussion platform with the most amount of user options around .. - Charlie Anzman
Good to hear, Charlie. Of course, some of us never left - and way more than 30 :) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
"Scoble please" is the new "bitch please". Just like cobbler is the new pie. - kendrak from Android
83 likes and counting...guess I get to throw a pie in Robert's face - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Video, please :-) - Jesse Stay
I'd chime in, but Louis will say I am bored and need attention. - Liza + = ?
Fight the Power, Liza! - Spidra Webster
Pffft, Liza - he had a grump is all :) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
I like pie. - Steven Perez
You can't fence me in. Heck, I can't fence me in. I don't take it personally, though, it is kind of funny to see how hard it is for men to recognize they are wrong. - Liza + = ?
Spidra, don't count on me rolling over anytime soon:) - Liza + = ?
And I think Robert means that there's only 30 people left who haven't blocked him. :D - Steven Perez
@Bunneh: *golf clap* - Big Joe Silenced
Robert, if FriendFeed's dead, I dare you to send all updates to your work e-mail account - it shouldn't affect it much, should it? ;-) - Jesse Stay
Maybe we can all chip in and buy Friendfeed back? (Ugh ... I'm good for $10 +/- :) Anyone else? - Charlie Anzman
I'll chip in $10! :) - Spidra Webster
Who's Robert Scoble? Is that Alex's brother or something? - Kevin Fox
Still here Too! - Jeff P. Henderson
Yeah, who is this Robert Scoble character? Is this the one who's been causing rukus in the FriendFeed Feedback room? - imabonehead
Wait. Maybe we need to consider whether *he's* worthy. - Mary B: #TeamMonique from iPhone
Has he contributed to a rent party? Bought a crocheted hat? Is he a librarian? - Mary B: #TeamMonique from iPhone
When's the last time we saw pics of his kids? News, yes, but pics? - Mary B: #TeamMonique from iPhone
We've all agreed that you get out of social media what you put into it. - Mary B: #TeamMonique from iPhone
Well, lives do change. It wouldn't be inconceivable for him at this stage to find use for the softer side of FF. - Mary B: #TeamMonique from iPhone
it is link bait but alas... - JSLeFanu
I see no pie in that picture. I feel like I was duped. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
long live FF! - Bojan Babic
Still standin' - Bryan R. Adams
Just checked, and one library FF room has more than 500 members. I'd guess there are scientist rooms with at least that many. But, you know, the Scobleizer Room may be a tad underpopulated... - walt crawford
@Walt: are you sure it's underpopulated? No one on Twitter is saying it's underpopulated. - Anthony Citrano
The standard was first set at 30, then 60, yet nearly 70 was still considered unimpressive? Someone nail that goal post to the ground. - Mike Chelen
Anthony: I was being silly. Is there a Scobleizer Room on FF? It's FF usage that's being questioned, not Twitter. And I'm guessing most people no longer look for *that* Scoble on FF, since he publicly walked away. - walt crawford
Hey, wait a minute. We have to prove we exist, and your nincompoop brother gets the pie?!? HOW IS THAT FAIR??? - Steven Perez
131 people and going - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Did somebody say pie? - LoisMarketing
Robert Scoble was unimpressed with 69 likes. Now it's doubled to 138. - Bruce Lewis from fftogo
Mark, I for one have long been impressed with your inherit coolness. I think Robert is just Jealous.. - Brent - Yes I am
145 likes and still growing. Eet's alive. On a Sunday and Monday yet. - Brent - Yes I am
But he wouldn't be Robert Scoble if he didn't talk in extremes... - amygeek
Strongly disagree - 150+ likes now - Barbara R. S.
We haven't even gotten many likes from the peeps in Turkey and elsewhere yet - Scoble, Alex Scoble from Android
CW knows. :) - Micah from Android
FF is the only true source of best random information I use, everything else is too trendy to produce useful meaningful randomness of epic proportions. - Tsali - A dude man
I watched Robert eat pastry on Saturday. It may be time to cut down on the sweets.... - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Peach pie is my favorite. What were we talking about? - Martha
I like cake, too. - Steven Perez
As long as I can have it and eat it too, I'm good. - Martha
Scoble cage match, in 3..2..1... and go! - Mo Kargas
@walt: I was kidding. sorta an inside joke maybe? - Anthony Citrano from BuddyFeed
I agree. There are 30 people left in friendfeed. The Most Awesome 30! - xixixix
175 likes and not enough for Yueh - Scoble, Alex Scoble
But how accurate (and not misleading) are Compete and other metric sites (especially on non-USA traffic data points) , - Micah
It's difficult to interpret Compete numbers without Pro features such as visitor time on the site. - Mike Chelen
Pie.... where? *books plane tickets* - Roberto Bonini
180 likes? That'll do pig, that'll do. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
I may be late to the party but I'm still here :) - BRҰANSAҰS
Still here! - Herb Hernandez
This needs to be a form response. - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
Nathan Messer
I bless the rains down in Africa transcendental toto -
I bless the rains down in Africa transcendental toto
mesmerizing. - veo
cdogzilla | downgraded
Carl Sagan: A Universe Not Made For Us [Carl Sagan Tribute Series, Part 1] -
Carl Sagan: A Universe Not Made For Us [Carl Sagan Tribute Series, Part 1]
LOVE IT. - veo
Micheal Foley
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Michael Fidler
These are all done in Pencil.
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Lion in Pencil.jpg
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Impressive - M F
Great work! - Neya
I'm sorry but this is unbelievable:) I'll give credit to the artist upon more convincing proof! The photogenic look of the tiger and lion really helps the artist's case though:) - Roney Smith
I'm with Roney... I find this hard to believe... or maybe I'm just jealous that I can't even get stick people right! - Jasmin Smith
I don't believe it. Too amazing. - Rahsheen
I'm with Rah - Shey
Only the lion looks like its drawn - embee
The bear and rhino look drawn, too. - Chris Charabaruk
very very talented. Wow they look like B&W pics you know photography. - Gabriella Sannino
These are amazing, were they done by you? - Angelo Rodrigues
Nice photographs - Rafael Robayna
@michael, if they weren't drawn by you, at least tell us who the artist is and the link - Zulkarnain K.
Link please? - Jason Wehmhoener
wow - Carolyn Chan
being slightly skeptical, i'm going to say these were done with pencil by a printer of some sorts... #justsayin - No Name
they're beautiful, but skeptical as well - Jennifer Van Grove
Would need to see higher quality images to see if they are pencil or not - too many jpg artifacts to tell. - Luke Addison from twhirl
Stupefied. - Parth Awasthi
Wow!! Yeah it's pretty amazing what they can draw with a pencil nowadays, deviantART has lots of great pencil art. - Kol Tregaskes
Michael, who is the artist? - Kol Tregaskes
wow, cool! - Sarah Perez
I'm really happy everyone liked these. They're my most liked entry to date, Thanks! There also seems to be some question about whether these are actually Pencil Drawings.I can assure you that they are.When I get home, I should have the links. I have more drawings, too. - Michael Fidler from fftogo
Wow, these are stunning!! - Susan Beebe
Yes, especially the tiger. Reminds me of that "Tiger, tiger burning bright." - Melanie Reed
Alright, Mike - I believe you. These are awesome. Good job! - No Name
HOLY CRAP. - Chieze Okoye
no way! - Mister Groonk
Thanks Enrique, I'll post some more soon. They are a little more obvious than these ones. As Luke points out; without being able to look closely it's impossible to tell. He's right; but up close it's more obvious. I'll upload the originals to Picasa later, and then you'll be able to zoom in with any photo viewer and see for yourselves. I can't believe how many people liked these. A few people have reposted them already. Thanks! - Michael Fidler
Absolutely awesome, Michael. You are extremely talented. Everyone should repost these pix and help to make you famous. You should be doing this full time - you obviously have some passion for this. Bravo. - Chris Loft
These are really beautiful, Michael. Do you sell them? - Shannon Jiménez
Chris, I would love to say they're mine, but it's not true. I've had them for a while, but I'll find the artists names. It will just require a little backtracking. Besides, they deserve the credit; all I did was find them:-) - Michael Fidler
Cut the bullshit! :) Photos are very good. - Burçak Çubukçu
I draw alot in pencil, but they are amazing, the best for me is the girl, that is the most photo-like one. :o) - Rob Sellen :o)
I agree Rob, the girl is amazing. My favorite by far! Wait until you see it close up! It's really had to tell, even up close! - Michael Fidler
Burçak Çubukçu If these were photographs, they would be very good. As Pencil Drawings,(which they are), they're amazing. - Michael Fidler
Wow, amazingly realistic - Threepwood
@Michael Fidler did you draw them? How can you so sure? - Burçak Çubukçu
dont look like it - Prakash
@ Michael Fidler don't push so hard :) - Burçak Çubukçu
@Burçak Çubukçu I can't tell if your serious now or just kidding around. I hope your just having fun! If you are serious, I've never given you a reason to question my integrity, nor do I ever intend to. However, the second set is up now, so judge them for yourself, but don't judge me! BTW, I messed up and reposted the shot of the women again. Oh well. Hope you like them:-) - Michael Fidler
@Michael: try deviantART, not Picasa, to submit your artworks - Zulkarnain K.
WOW "I can't believe it's in pencil" - sofarsoShawn
LouCypher, I know it well, but I don't see why I would want to do that. I hope everyone knows by now that they're not mine? I'm sorry, but I can't say it any clearer than that. - Michael Fidler
nah, i don't believe it is done in pencil. i am sure it is photoshopped :) - hasin hayder
These would be great even for photos. - Ronald S
i'm not able to comprehend - Varun Shenoy
I'm finding this both interesting and humorous at the same time. There's a separate message board where this post is being discussed and it has another forty comments on it already. I think its great how this has created some lively discussion, considering that when I posted this I was doubtful if anyone would even like it. When I went to sleep last night there was only had 3 or 4 likes... more... - Michael Fidler
Very interesting. I would like to see them up close and in person...just to make sure. Bill said it's real and possible. Your 2nd set of picts look like pencil. Nice work in finding these! - LaFern Cusack
Kol, I can't thank you enough! Kol found another post which helps to prove that these are done in pencil. I had my doubts about a few of them because I collected them from several different sites over time, but the site Kol found has done a great job pulling together an impressive collection of these drawings and more. Take a look - - Michael Fidler
Actually there are more than what this site shows. There's an entire set with the cats(little cats), which I have, and there's a new portrait set. - Michael Fidler
Found your post here, Michael. :-) I tried my best to find the artists. - Kol Tregaskes
Amazing and very very very good.... Very impressive ... - Linda Zeek-Bobinski
fake. Even if your not claiming to be the artist, these are photographs, well except the woman, thats pencil - james foor
Yeah we know, thanks though, James. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Excellent pictures - how long did it take you to scan the photographs into Photoshop and then edit them? The only pencil that has come into contact with these "drawings" is the Photoshop pencil. A tip - stop trying to fool people into thinking you are a "real" artist, because all you are doing is cheapening proper artist's works whom have spent hours creating real pictures as opposed to a few minutes on a graphics editing package. - The Wimp
A bell does ring here. And I am remembering why I was so attracted to the tiger...and the lion for that matter. These are exact replicas of prints I had in our bedroom when I lived in Dallas. I had bought the prints (in color) at a department store, - Melanie Reed
Actually, I have learned quite a bit about these drawing since I made this post. Not only have I discovered all of the artists, but I've learned more about how they are created. They are always copied from a photograph or painting, but usually a photograph. It is extremely time consuming and detail orientated work. There are many other artists besides the ones featured here who practice... more... - Michael Fidler
Most of them have portfolio's on and their work is truly amazing even if they are copies of other artists work. I suppose with this level of detail, they have to start with something. Nevertheless, I'm still in awe of their talent. Melanie, the animal prints you refer to are from a very well renowned photographer. The originals are B&W I'll look it up later but I do have... more... - Michael Fidler
wow; they're unbelieavably beautiful. - liladreams
Has anyone ever corrected the record and pointed out, with the exception of the Charlize Theron drawing, that these are indeed photos by Alexander Von Reiswitz? - erik weisz
Erik, thank you for bringing this up again, but I think I already mentioned something about this in my prior comment. However, since it appears that you only signed up to friendfeed to leave a single comment, (ok, why?) I will try to summarize what I wrote previously. In brief, I learned after doing a little research that all photo-realistic drawings like the ones that I shared here,... more... - Michael Fidler
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I can assure you that what are claimed to be drawings of animals, in your post here, are photos. I used a website to that allows you to do an comparison of the Von Reiswitz photos and the images you have posted here. There are no differences. Every hair matches up. As a pencil artist myself I can tell you that it's pretty much impossible to get that kind of accuracy and have it look... more... - erik weisz
but... it has to be real, i saw it on the internet - Iphigenie
Eric, it doesn't matter to me if you just joined, and I apologize if I made you think otherwise. If you have any questions regarding friendfeed, please feel free to ask and I will do my best to answer them. At this point, I would be happy if we could find someone who is an image analysis expert, and finally point this thing to rest. Every time that I look into this, all I find is a... more... - Michael Fidler
the site spammed above must all be done in pencil too, right, thats why you posted it? - Iphigenie
I'm amazed that people are still posting these photographs of animals and calling them pencil drawings. This is at least the third case I can remember (and there are probably more) of this happening. The myth about them being drawings was debunked long ago. It's also funny that whenever they get posted the person posting them doesn't make it clear that they aren't the artist, exactly as you have done. - canadianmaple09
@canadianmaple09 I posted these back in March, 2009 when I was beginning to use FF regularly. I ran them through TinEye hoping to find their source, but it returned no results. When I ran through again yesterday, TinEye returned over four pages of results. If I had it to do over again, would I? Yes - Michael Fidler
The people you refer do don't join "just to slam" someone, they are concerned members of the online art community that want to see real art appreciated and fake art or photos being passed off as drawings revealed for what they really are. Artists such as Brian Duey, Armin Mersmann, Paul Lung, Zindy Nielsen,and many others do not receive the appreciation they deserve because of scams like this. - canadianmaple09
canadianmaple09, the worthiness of your motives notwithstanding (and they are worthy, definitely) you could definitely have approached Michael completely differently by say, giving him the benefit of the doubt rather than attacking in a highly accusatory tone. - Chieze Okoye
When you've seen these same pictures posted multiple times by people that just find them on the internet and claim they are pencil drawings, when it has already been established on multiple occasions that they are not, the "benefit of the doubt" approach seems a little too generous. People post these images and claim they're drawings to get views for their own site or blog or page or whatever it is they post it on. It's wrong and it needs to be stopped. - canadianmaple09
I can understand that, but you should also keep in mind that everyone is not as well-versed in the issue as you are. All I'm saying is that you would probably be more effective in this case if you weren't setting this up as a us-vs.-them, "must destroy with the validity my argument!" attitude when talking to a guy who's been actively having a discussion on the issue in what seems to me (having been around when he first posted the images and the follow up thread and what not) to be good faith. - Chieze Okoye
Look at his first comment here. People clearly thought he drew them. He doesn't set the record straight. He also claims that they "are actually pencil drawings" and that "I have more drawings too." Later he claims that you need to look at them closer to see they are drawings and that he will "post the originals". Once again, this makes it sound like they are his. This follows the same... more... - canadianmaple09
Greg and Chieze, thanks for your support. I really appreciate it. @canadianmaoles09, for what it’s worth, I share your concerns about giving proper attribution when sharing also. However, I admit that I'm more conscious of it now than I was at the time of this post. Nevertheless, I have never taken credit for anybody's work here other than my own! - Michael Fidler
BTW, I didn't realize it before, but I just noticed that you're new here too. I hope you like it so far and spend more time here. IMO, friendfeed is still the best thing around! - Michael Fidler
I would probably qualify as an image analysis expert, but there's no way to prove that online. One thing we can do is look at color. Even though the images are black and white,they're actually RGB images, meaning they contain cyan magenta and yellow. If you look at the image of the rhino you have posted then look at the photo of the rhino at the photographer's site you can see they both... more... - erik weisz
Scoble, Alex Scoble
I think we could do a reality show about nothing more than Akiva, Sparky, Veo and that group losing the game.
That would be full of loss. - Micah
It'd be kind of like a cross between Big Bang Theory, It's always sunny in Philadelphia and Big Brother, except there'd be more bloodshed. - veo
This post just made me lose the game. - Akiva
Well if Seinfeld was a show about nothing, why not a show about a game where you lose nothing? - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Louis Gray
One phone on any carrier? Sprint mulling 4G change with profound implications -
Interesting. If Sprint and T-mobile both migrate to LTE (and even merge) that would put a serious crimp in AT&T and Verizon's hold the masses. They'd either have to migrate to LTE too, or come up with some weird proprietary standard, or be left in the dust. However, how would a sprint/T-mobile merger work? would Deutsche Telekom buy out sprint or the other way around? - veo
Ok. Got my HTC Evo 4G. I've finished doing the happy dance. What now?
LOL Congrats! I think rule of thumb is to play with it for 2 days then complain about it. *shrug* - Anika
I know there is stuff I want to install/do with it but, now that I have it, I can't remember what those things are. LOL. You seem to be having lots of fun with yours :) - Rahsheen
Eisenberg hepped me to AppBrain, which is great because you can uninstall apps straight from their app on your phone or online. You can see my apps here: You can create your own list of apps you want to try and then sync with you phone. - Anika
Is there an Android getting started guide somewhere? I mean, I'm running into simple problems like how to cut/paste within the Gmail App (not possible?), how to switch between running applications, things like that. - Rahsheen
Oh boo, my comment is gone. LOL I knew it! Anyway, you can cut/paste by pressing down. You have 2 guides pre-loaded on the phone, one for HTC and one for Android. You also have the quick Get Started guide and the thicker one in the box. - Anika
Oh and there are multiple ways to access a lot of stuff, so just figure out how you like to do it. It may even turn out that, you won't need the icon on a screen. =) - Anika
When in doubt, long press. I have only used Android in the past for a bit, but that was something that I learned early on. - Chieze Okoye
1) Root it! 2) Download the Android SDK and start hacking away on apps like a mad code monkey :) - imabonehead
Can't you plug that into a TV? Watch movies from your phone. - Eric - Final Countdown
I would bet the HDMI cable I need costs a million dollars. LOL. - Rahsheen
Charge it back up? - Johnny from iPhone
LMAO! - Rahsheen
I AM JEALOUS. Is it plugged in? - Holden Page
I haven't actually charged it past half since I picked it up and I haven't stopped touching it since then either so I have no useful info as to how much the battery might suck cuz it's been at about the same place all day. - Rahsheen
Still not seeing an easy way to switch between apps or to even know what's running - Rahsheen from Android
Hold down the home button to switch between apps - Mo Kargas
That little arrow to the left of the 'phone' button brings up ALL of your apps. Press 'menu' to change them between list or grid mode. Last night, Adrian told me, "When in doubt, press 'menu'. It's usually all right there. - Anika
Settings > Applications to see what's running, or download one of many managers if two or three touches is too much. Any Cut is good for making shortcuts to anything - Mo Kargas
Holding Home is exactly what I was looking for, but I see I need an app to actually kill some of these apps - Rahsheen from Android
Love your reaction on that pic! Can't be happier. - Zu from AOD
No, necessarily, but Adrian uses Astro or something to manage his apps. Home> Menu > Settings> Applications. You can manage apps there. And? Manual. <--Read that. ROFL - Anika
Advanced Task Killer is good and free. I've kind of learned to just leave it alone and let Android manage it's own memory. It's gotten better at it over time, but you may want it just to kill the habitual memory hogs that keep playing stuff in the background, like LastFM. - Adrian
Astro is good for installing stuff from the SD card that you may be downloading from on-line repositories and alternate "Markets". It's just a file explorer and viewer. - Adrian
EStrongs File Manager and Task Manager are better than Astro IMHO, with the added bonuses of allowing Wi-Fi connections to shares on your computers and devices, as well as FTP - Mo Kargas
sweet I have to try those - Adrian from iPod
Need a task killer because many of these apps have no exit function and keep alerting me of stuff - Rahsheen from Android
When you press back button and go to home screen, Android automatically handles and closes the program after some time. - Ercu
Also, if you press the menu button while in the app (especially the home screen of the app) most them have an exit button. - Anika
May I quality, reception? are they good? - Robyn Hawk
calls sound great on the other end at least and the speaker is truly awesome even for music - Adrian from iPod
Call quality. Everyone has asked me, "Oh wow. You sound crystal clear. What/Where are you calling from?" - Anika
Seesmic won't go away. I still feel like it should be easier to switch between stuff - Rahsheen from Android
Did you turn off notifications in it. Settings>Notifications>Background Notifications <make sure the box is unchecked. - Anika
I found a cool app today called pre home which is the task switcher thing but better. check it out free from the market - Gunneh-MoTo Calls me that
I want it to not run at all, but it keeps popping back up. Same with this built in Twitter. And why don't I get Facebook notifications? Loving this phone overal, tho - Rahsheen from Android
Uninstall both?..Wth FB, you have to go to the app>settings> then check which notifications you want. I have mine all turned off except messages. That being said, the Facebook app is utter crap anyway. I had it on my old phone and it never gave me notifications either. - Anika
Facebook notifications are just broken in android, period. If you want them I suggest installing the app called bloo. It's a better app than the "official" one. There's a beta that hasn't made it to the market yet. This is a link to my public dropbox if you want to check it out - Gunneh-MoTo Calls me that
Bloo is freaking awesome, BTW. Only complaint I have is that I can't click any links. - Rahsheen
click links? where? I can't say I've noticed that issue. I really like Bloo too it's a pity the developer seems to have decided to abandon the project. - Gunneh-MoTo Calls me that
It's infinitely better than the standard Facebook crapps. You can't click links within status updates, but it hasn't been a huge deal, just seems like an oversight. I read the website and it looks like the author was planning a Bloo 2. - Rahsheen
Steven Perez
Fwd: Apparently the PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2 trailer was too scary to be shown in front of Twilight audiences. Because Twilight is for LITTLE GIRLS. (via
TRUTH. - Steven Perez
LMFAO! - The Catz Meow
absolutely, that thing was f*#@ing scary! - veo
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