Tag Archives: Scale

Model Car Photography

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Michael Paul Smith makes brilliant photographs of (fictional) Egin Park (top), circa 1950’s. His setups (bottom) seamlessly integrate model- and full-scale.

Born in Pennsylvania in 1950, Michael has been building scale models for over 25 years. His model making skills have been accumulated through his varied job and life experiences; he has been a text book illustrator, wallpaper hanger and house painter, designer of museum displays, architectural model maker, and art director for retail stores. His love of the 20th Century has been a constant inspiration for all of his work.

Michael Paul Smith   [Flickr]

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Baby Screech Owls Being Weighed

A group of orphaned baby screech owls being weighed on a scale at WildCare’s Hospital in San Rafael, CA.

These orphaned Screech Owls are being weighed in WildCare’s Wildlife Hospital. They will stay in care until they’re old enough to be released back into the wild. Orphaned birds like these are always raised with others of their own species and contact with humans is kept to an absolute minimum. These little owls are gaining weight and soon will be ready for release!

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Chart to Help Rate Pain

Allie Brosh wasn’t satisfied with the little charts they have in some emergency rooms to help describe to the doctor on a scale of 1-10 how much pain you’re in (like this one) so she made one which is much more…descriptive. The levels are as follows:

0: Hi.  I am not experiencing any pain at all.  I don’t know why I’m even here.

1: I am completely unsure whether I am experiencing pain or itching or maybe I just have a bad taste in my mouth.

2: I probably just need a Band Aid.

3: This is distressing.  I don’t want this to be happening to me at all.

4: My pain is not fucking around.

5: Why is this happening to me??

6: Ow.  Okay, my pain is super legit now.

7: I see Jesus coming for me and I’m scared.

8: I am experiencing a disturbing amount of pain.  I might actually be dying.  Please help.

9: I am almost definitely dying.

10: I am actively being mauled by a bear.

11: Blood is going to explode out of my face at any moment.

Too Serious For Numbers: You probably have ebola.  It appears that you may also be suffering from Stigmata and/or pinkeye.

Her entire explanation of the event is hilarious in the mildly whimsical/sarcastic way I love and really worth reading.