io9 just drew our attention to not one, but two awesomelt amusing Tumblr sites: Slug Solos and Bass Dogs, both of which are curated by Michael M. As you can see from this selection of highlights, Slog Solos features guitarists playing their hearts out on gigantic slugs (and pairs well with a delicious Banana Slug Sucker). Over at Bass Dogs the bassists are keeping the groove going with unexpectedly musical canines held in place of their basses. Two more reasons we’re so very glad Teh Internets exist.
Follow them here on Tumblr at slugsolos and bassdogs. They both accept submissions too!
"I cleaned, sanded, primed then painted the design with acrylics. I also added a few coats of glow-in-the-dark paint to his hood and his socks. Then I sealed it about four times. For the seat, I used felt, and hand-embroidered the details of Jake’s face. For the dream bubble, I used a small piece of Adventure Time printed fabric which I bought online. After this photo was taken, I added a clear plastic layer to the seat to protect the design and allow it to actually be used as a chair (but I mostly made it as art)."
Here’s hoping that Adventure Time-themed furniture restoration becomes a trend.
Violence continues to erupt in Ferguson, Mo., more than a week after the fatal shooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown by policeman Darren Wilson. The 18-year-old’s family demands justice be brought to their son with the arrest of the six-year veteran officer. Protesters have clashed with authorities as control over security shifted from local police to St. Louis County officers to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Gov. Jay Nixon has since called in the Missouri National Guard. And the Brown family continues to prepare for the teenager’s funeral arrangements amid completion of three separate autopsies.