What I read today March 27th

Behold the glory of the Poster Posse’s ‘Godzilla’ fanart project, an interview with Nathan Edmonson, writer of the Marvel comic Black Widow, NASA made a time-lapse video of the unending freak hell winter of 2013-2014, a new Austin-based magazine published my friend Michael Walker’s poetry, Zapier has some great advice about video and email marketing, the shocking revelation that at least one entire demographic doesn’t ‘get’ the most recent Aronofsky film (Noah), and Michael Bay has excavated yet another of my childhood memories from its cold grave in order to create a monster of dubious purpose and quality.

jenga cat

Blurrpy: EXCLUSIVE: Poster Posse Project #7 Releases The RAGE With Phase 2 Of Our Fan Art Project For “GODZILLA”

Green and black image of a giant reptile breathing fire

Comic Book Resources: Edmonson Drops the Hammer on Black Widow 

“Phil came up with Molot Boga; I took what he sketched and described and ran with it. You’re right on the money about the disparity between their apparently similar motives; Molot Boga, we will find, is someone whose motives have been exploited. He’s nothing if not loyal. He will keep killing until the end.”

NASA: Satellite Time-Lapse Movie Shows U.S. East Coast Snowy Winter

“A new time-lapse animation of data from NOAA’s GOES-East satellite provides a good picture of why the U.S. East Coast experienced a snowier than normal winter. The new animation shows the movement of storms from January 1 to March 24.”

Velvet Dust: Of The Ribboned Heart

Velvet Dust is an online, Austin-based quarterly magazine dedicated to the arts and the community. We explore art, fashion and culture through editorials, design, interviews, video art, and other forms of digital media. We are dedicated to emerging artists and to providing a platform for quality work from up-and-coming talent, both in Austin and throughout the world.

Zapier: One Easily Overlooked Way You Can Increase Email Click-Through Rates by 300%

“Customers and potential customers really liked seeing information conveyed through video. It’s a richer, more concise way for people to learn about you, your company, or your product. It gives your site visitors a taste of your personality or company culture, helping them develop a connection with your brand.”

Mother Jones: “Noah” Film Inspires Flood of Religious Freak-Outs

Aronofsky has dubbed his $160 million epic the “least biblical biblical film ever made.” “

YouTube: TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES – Official Trailer (2014) [HD]

Wow. I… I don’t know how I feel about this. I’m a child of the late 80’s/early 90’s, which means I was the target demographic of the original TMNT show. And now Michael Bay, who did what he did to Transformers, has taken hold of another of my very favorite childhood things.

What I Read Today March 24th

The convoluted not-logic of Hobby Lobby’s upcoming Supreme Court case, more creepy things about Chernobyl, Google’s latest plan towards world conquest, and pine tree DNA is pretty crazy stuff.

A cat is trapped in snow, with only its head and tail sticking out, swishing around.

MotherJones: Are You There God? It’s Me, Hobby Lobby

So basically, the Hobby Lobby case requires the court to decide whether a corporation has sincere religious beliefs that would be compromised by having its health plan cover the contraception that it once covered because it believes that contraception causes abortions, even when it doesn’t. Got that?

Live Science: Chernobyl Trees Barely Decomposed, Study Finds

Everything about Chernobyl is creepy horror movie fodder.

Wired: Google’s Bold Plan to Overthrow Amazon as King of the Cloud

Like other cloud giants, Google and Hölzle aim to make life easier for anyone who’s building a new website or new a mobile app, storing or processing large amounts of data, or just trying to see if some code will run. Rather than setting up their own infrastructure, businesses and developers can just open up a web browser and run their software on Google’s network. Many are already doing this.

Live Science: Pine Tree Yields Longest Genome Ever Sequenced

Conifers have been around since the age of the dinosaurs, and they have some of the biggest genomes of all living things.