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.

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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 26th

Chickens are amazing creatures, the Canadian Apocalypse is at hand, Facebook continues to ruin everything, Animal Planet sucks, Robert Frost was an incredible poet, facts never stop true believers even if they’re facts about what they used to believe, and incredibly successful Microsoft program manger Scott Hanselman advises just dropping that damn ball so you can get some real work done.

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Colossal: The Bizarre World of Chicken Beauty Pageants Photographed by Ernest Goh

Photographer and visual artist Ernest Goh is known for his work photographing wildlife and other animals. His latest book documents the strange world of chicken beauty pageants in Malaysia where he encountered a breed of bird called the Ayam Seramas, an ornate chicken raised not for its meat but purely for its appearance. These chickens not only have decorative plumage but possess the ability to strike ridiculous poses.

Read Write: Facebook Buys Oculus For $2B, Betting On Virtual Reality To Replace Smartphones

“Mobile is the platform of today, and now we’re also getting ready for the platforms of tomorrow,” Zuckerberg said. “Oculus has the chance to create the most social platform ever, and change the way we work, play and communicate.”

Slate: The Personhood Movement Is Tired of Republican Congressmen Betraying It

Slate: Canada to Suffer Brunt of “Double Bomb” Monster Storm

Such an intensification rate has rarely occurred outside of tropical cyclones and is almost unprecedented for a winter storm.”

The Writer’s Almanac NPR: A Prayer in Spring, by Robert Frost

Slate: “God Does Not Regard the Fetus as a Soul” Conservative evangelicals didn’t used to care much about abortion or contraception. The strange story of how they came to be obsessed with them.

Io9: More Reasons To Stop Watching Animal Planet

“…the city of Danville is rightfully concerned that a TV crew released poisonous snakes into their community pool.”

Zapier: How to Scale Yourself and Get More Done Than You Thought Possible

“If you find yourself saying, ‘I need to work late to catch up,’ then that’s a problem, that’s a big problem,” he says, admitting he’s guilty of using this phrase himself. The remedy isn’t as easy as “hoping” you’ll catch up with your to-do list.