Weekly Ramblings – Awesome Oxygen Meme Texts Micro Papercastle

RawwwrTime for some random Sunday ramblings.

First up, we have the Papercastle, a mighty fine example of what imagination can achieve. “A paper craft art installation by Wataru Itou (伊藤航), a young student of a major art university in Tokyo. The installation is hand made over four years of hard work, complete with electrical lights and a moving train, all made of paper!” A fantastic piece of work.

From giant paper castles to micro apartments. Over at Lense, they have a collection of photographs of micro-slums in Hong Kong. These cubicles are tiny, and yet people and families live there. Really rather scary and powerful photographs.

To escape that life, you might need the help of a superhero. So how about texting one? Texts From Superheroes is a brilliant site showing, well, texts from superheroes. Rather self explanatory.

Things like those texts (perhaps) could become memes. A massive example of a recent meme is the Harlem Shake. However, this may not have been as random and ad hoc as thought, as this interesting article from The Atlantic explains. It appears to have been cleverly orchestrated to make certain people lots of money, and those people aren’t the creators.

If that depressed you, here’s a little light entertainment. What would happen if oxygen were to disappear for 5 seconds (Slate)? A lot, actually, and none of it pleasant. Amusing to think about though.

Finally, have you ever found yourself using the word “awesome” too much? If you have, you’re in luck! Head on over to Instead of Awesome, and click away to discover a wealth of hidden gems. How fandabbydosey is that?

Have an impressionnant week. Onwards!

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