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Money as Art: Won Park’s Dollar Bill Origami

Origami master Won Park is known as a money folder for bending, twisting, and folding American dollar bills into beautiful life-like structures. His one dollar koi is stunningly detailed, from its perfect shape, to the eyes, and even the scales.

See a few more images in the gallery below.

More of Park’s fantastic dollar bill origami can be found on DeviantArt.

[via The Cool List]

BONUS: If you want to try your hand at creating his origami koi, Park provides downloadable instructions (PDF) and a set of video tutorials.

Cautionary Tales Featured Movies Video Clips

Darth Vader and the Romantic Subplot

Just a few days ago we featured some cool illustrations of the fearsome Darth Vader. Whilst he may have been an imposing figure and found your lack of faith to be disturbing, Vader was lightweight when it came to flirting with the ladies.

This character flaw can be seen when he falls in love with a female co-worker at a staff briefing. He makes a total hash of it, excuses himself, and ends up in the ladies toilet. Check it out below.

How embarrassing was that?

[via Andy’s Blog]

Awesomeness Movies

I am Your Illustrator: Awesome Darth Vader Images

As iconic villains go, Darth Vader is surely one of the greatest. Falling to the dark side of the Force, the Sith Lord not only possessed a face for radio, but also became the scourge of the Jedi.

Given his supremely awesome powers (the Force Choke being my personal favourite), it’s no surprise to find Vader immortalized in some way or another. And here are some illustrations of the dude getting down with his bad self.

See more at Abduzeedo.

Awesomeness Featured TV Video Clips

Han Solo, P.I.

When I was growing up I wanted to be a private dick – by dick I mean a detective and not a rent boy or someone called Richard. Magnum, P.I. was a role model for me – he lived in a fancy house, drove a Ferrari 308 GTS, had unlimited supplies of beer, and always got the ladies. I dreamed of living a life like but minus the bushy moustache and overflowing chest hair that Magnum had – that was just nasty. But I digress (I seem to do a lot of that don’t I?)

Han Solo, P.I. is another fan-made Star Wars TV intro mashup of the Magnum, P.I. main title sequence but with Harrison Ford as Han Solo. Check it out.

This mashup is pretty remarkable in how closely it follows the original. Watch the side-by-side comparison below.

Check out more Star Wars TV intros after the jump.

Link Loving

Link Loving – April 16, 2009

There seems to be a shit-storm veering towards my cubicle, and I seem to have misplaced my I-Don’t-Give-a-Fuck helmet. Whilst I contemplate Hari-kiri, here are some links:

  • The best psychopaths in comics – part 1 & part 2.
  • Top 10 very unfortunate x-rays.
  • Two Texas men arrested for stealing 50 pornos from adult store. They are obviously unaware of the Internets.
  • Know your meme: Yo Dawg.
  • It’s Penguin Mayhem! Shoot, steal, and win at all costs in Penguinz.
  • Star Wars vs MacGyver in this opening sequence mashup.
  • A collection of amazing vertical gardens and sky farms.
  • Porn star Aria Giovanni teaches us how to boil an egg – you know how to do this already, but you’ll watch anyway.
  • Shitty ad for toilet paper.
  • Triumph, the cigar-smoking Rottweiler interviews Star Wars nerds. Hilarious and in two parts – part 1 & part 2.
Mindlessness Movies

Breaking the Bank: One Death Star for $15 Septillion

Admit it.You’ve always wanted a Death Star to go roaming around the universe crushing little civilizations with your mighty pew-pew laser. Did you ever think how much it would cost to build a Death Star? Ryszard Gold certainly did, and after some calculations, hits us with the price tag that’s clearly out of this world Coruscant:

$15,602,022,489,829,821,422,840,226 and 94 cents.

Click HERE to see how he got to that figure.

Entertainment Video Clips

Star Wars as Told by Amanda

Amanda is a chick. She’s only seen bits and pieces of the Star Wars trilogy but does an amazing job of telling the story in 3 minutes which took George Lucas 6 hours to do.

– via Totally Crap.


Papercraft Millenium Falcon – Build It Yourself

Paper engineer Shunichi Makino has made an incredible papercraft recreation of Han Solo’s Millenium Falcon.

If you have absolutely no desire in the opposite sex, this might be a worthwile project to fill your time. The patterns and instructions are available on Makino’s website.