Spend any amount of time in Mexico, and you realize that Mexicans are enamored with paint, form, and color. Everywhere you look there is a detail, an adornment to even the most rudimentary of things. It is a true Mexican Mania that permeates the landscape: a pair of sneakers, a vase, a doorway. Thankfully, the Mexicans also recognize that Popular Art, as a whole, is an international form of expression, so they built a museum in the Southern Part of Mexico City that honors this universal form of human expression: The Museo Nacional de las Artes Populares (National Museum of the Popular Arts.)
You can visit the museum’s web-page here (Spanish Only) and enter a world where the street artist takes a rightful place along music, sculpture, and the ordinary. A truly extraordinary place, this is. Dope!
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and, for Dope Daddy most things Star Wars (except for a certain thing called Jar-Jar) fit the bill, so when the guys behind the best children parks in the world (Legoland, of course) released this video, I declared it to be, well completely Dope!
If you are a geek, and of a certain age, you must certainly remember the “Replicators” those wonderful little gadgets on-board Star Treck’s USS Enterprise which would print or every room of the ship, where any one of the crew could stop by, and order it for, well, anything. McCoy felt like drinking a beer? No problem! Step up to the mike, young lad!
In this article, you can read how scientist using biological matter and a US $1,000 off the shelf 3D printer, have created a “bionic designer ear” that actually functions. This impressive advance in, well printing, would have made Gutenberg, and Treckies alike proud, and that people, that is dope!
Recently, a friend’s tip on another post, reminded me of the importance of smiling… and to keep being child-like. So, with a tip’o the hat to Cesar, here are three of the best Elmo clips that I could find starring everyone’s favourite Muppet (except for Kermit… and you, Miss Peggy) Elmo, from Sesame Street.