I could spend all day, every day consuming the cool content I find all over the web. Here are a few of my favorites from July.
Lady MacGyverThe Paley Center for Media partnered with The National Academy of Engineering to find The Next MacGyver. 12 finalists pitched their ideas for a remake of the iconic series with a female twist. The winners included a steampunk series called "Ada and the Machine", a high school dramedy called "SECs (Science and Engineering Clubs)" and a WWII drama called "Riveting" (loosely based on the famed Rosie the Riveter character). You can see all of the winning concepts here: http://thenextmacgyver.com/finalists.html
If you were an ice cream, what flavor would you be?Flavorize Me from Talenti Gelato examines the keywords you use in social media to determine what flavor you would be if you were an Italian ice cream treat. I am Chocolate Cream Rambutan Cranberry, which is funny because chocolate and cranberry are two of my favorite flavors. Here's the science behind the mix: I'm 75% sweet because I use words such as "love" and "playing" on social but "hurt" and "never" led to the tart cranberry flavor. Try it out then come back here and tell me your personal flavor.
Making MonstersIf you grew up with Famous Monsters Magazine, you'll love this amazing new book from Lee Lambert.
The Illustrated History of Don Post Studios by Lee Lambert details the history of Don Post Studios from its inception in 1938 through to its closure in 2012. This was the company responsible for the creation of the rubber Halloween mask and it was at the forefront of the “Monster Kid” phenomenon of the 1960s and 70s. Don Post Studios was a leader in the Halloween Industry for over 7 decades and also dabbled in special effects work for the film industry from 1947 through 1988.The book will be released at this November's Don-Con in Burbank and it's available for pre-order now. What an amazing gift for the old school horror or Halloween Haunt fan.