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Feeling a little bit out of place

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Skhizein is a story about a man feeling a little bit out of place. 91 centimeters out of place to be exact. After a tragic encounter with a meteorite, his life is just not the same anymore. He must learn to cope in a world that doesn’t understand his predicament, of simply doesn’t care. Sometimes he meets with success, and sometimes he doesn’t. But suffering from such a rare affliction does make for an original storyline.

This wonderful little short animation is in French, but it does have English subtitles.

The Year 2000 as Predicted in 1910

Illustration: French flying firemen trying to put out a building fire.

It must be quite a feat, trying to imagine what the world will look like in 90 years from now. A French illustrator did just that in 1910 when he drew up these illustrations. They depict the world as he believed it would look like in the year 2000. Keeping in mind that fashions have changed, he did get some things right. As for other predictions… well, we’re still waiting for our personal flying devices. But there are also other notable things to be seen in these illustrations. Or to be more precise, what is not seen. It’s a testiment to Apples tight secrecy prior to new product launches that even in 1910, no one could possibly predict the coming of the iPod.

T-shirts with the god Shiva print