Shapeways is a growing repository of 3D models for purchase by 3D printing hobbyists, and like everywhere else on the web, they’ve attracted a fair few memes. But none are as inspired as this most recent entry: Success Kid!
Here’s how digital artist Ryan Kittleson sculpted a model (modelled a sculpture?) of this now seminal image using Sculptris.
The final output, once 3D printed in full colour sandstone, looks like this:
Buy the 3D model from Shapeways for just €12.05, and you’ll find yourself immediately more successful as a person.
If I’m to make good on my resolution to blog something every single day, then I currently owe a whopping eleven blog posts.
I ought to get on with it, hadn’t I?
In the spirit of getting on with it, the new Justice video features electro-rockstars Gasparde and Xavier doing exactly that, while preparing for the release of their track ‘Audio, Video, Disco’ from the eponymous album.
The video documents the pair living and breathing their work in the studio at all stages of the track’s life cycle, from conception to critical acclaim. You’ll like it, because it’s confident, it’s awesome, and it’s very very French:
One more post by midnight… time to get on with it!
If you’ve ever had the feeling “same shit, higher dimension”, I’m sure you’d fit right in on Fifth World Problems, a subreddit in the key of First World Problems, and a place for extradimensional beings to air their cosmic gripes.
Most of the submissions and their respective commentary are childish lunacy, but among the smarter entries lie some fascinating thought experiments. I find myself stretching for a scientifically reasoned solution, if only I weren’t so limited by my inferior human mind!
Equally silly and clever, here are some of my favourites for your delectation and amusement:
My membrane girlfriend and I didn’t use protection when we collided and now we’re going to have a universe. I’m not ready to be a deity but my family is pro-existence. What do I do?
Minutes have stopped accumulating as hours. It’s now 4:237 PM and my boss still won’t let me punch out 🙁
I forgot my admin password and now my memories are read-only.
I hired a möbius stripper for a party but she finished her act with her clothes still on and I can’t get a refund.
My neutrinos were caught speeding, now my insurance is going up √-17 %
I am the very thing I am typing and am terrified that submitting myself will result in a collapse of my consciousness.
I was unwittingly assigned to be controlled by a modulation wheel. Now I sound like dubstep.
I forced the alive and dead versions of Schrödinger’s cat to mate. The resultant offspring has enslaved my family.
I accidntally dstroyd a prtty important lttr.
I commissioned an artist to paint me a fractal and I think he is just trying to milk this project out for more payment. Will he ever be done?
Any favourites of your own? Or any solutions, even? Post them over at Fifth World Problems or let’s talk them out in the comments.