Phoenix and Daft Punk at Madison Square Garden

If you ask me 2010 was a great year for music. So many fantastic albums and amazing singles were released this year. One of the best musical moments this year happened in October in New York City. On October 20th, Phoenix was performing in concert at Madison Square Garden when they were joined during the encore by electronic legends Daft Punk. Together the combined band performed a medley of Daft Punk’s “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” and “Around the World” before segueing in to Phoenix’s hit “1901.”

Madam Fatal, the Cross Dressing Superhero

Let’s say you’re a great stage actor and your daughter gets kidnapped. Now, let’s say your daughter gets kidnapped and you want to find the people responsible. After doing some detective work, you decide you’ll try to infiltrate the gang of criminals you believe responsible for kidnapping your daughter. So, how would you try to¬† infiltrate the gang?

If you’re Richard Stanton and your exploits are being printed in May 1940’s debut issue of Crack Comics, the only logical thing to do is to dress as an old woman and try to infiltrate the gang that way. Somehow within the pages of the comic that plan worked. Unfortunately for Stanton, the criminals he was following didn’t have his daughter.

So, Stanton decided that he would keep looking for his missing daughter and fighting all crime he found along the way, while still dressed as an elderly woman…and thus Madam Fatal was born. Stanton would continue fighting crime in drag for the remainder of Crack Comics‘ twenty-two issue run. The character’s rights are currently owned by DC Comics. Unsurprisingly, they have done very little with the character since acquiring him in 1956.

Not In Kansas Anymore

Well Toto, after seeing this clip by Youtube user richfofo, I’d like all Hollywood screenwriters to make a New Year’s resolution to never use the line “We’re not in Kansas anymore.”

Nike Air Max Burger

You know, most of the stuff on the “This Is Why You’re Fat” website is just disgusting. However, this burger shaped like a Nike shoe is actually pretty cool looking. Not sure if I’d eat it, but I’ve got to respect the design.

DJ Earworm, “United States of Pop 2010”

DJ Earworm has released his annual mash-up of the top 25 Billboard hits. It’s not as brilliant as the 2009 edition, but it’s still pretty well done. This year’s mash-up makes great use of the Dr. Luke produced beat that was used in two of the top 25 hits and according to Earworm, this year’s list had a definitive party vibe.Check out Earworm’s website for a write up about the track, the list of songs used and a link where you can download the mp3.

Papercraft Coney Island

Papercraft artist Yumiko Matsui recently completed a series of sculptures inspired by New York City, including this model of Coney Island. Matsui recreated the famous Cyclone roller coaster, the beach and even food stands. In addition, she’s created a few smaller pieces paying tribute to individual Coney Island rides. Check out the full gallery of her Coney Island project here.

Mark Zuckerberg in Paraguayan School Ad

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook creator, billionaire, Time Magazine‘s Man of the Year, the subject of sure fire Oscar nominee The Social Network, a man whose Friendster we recently rediscovered. In short, a fairly recognizable individual. Now, let’s say you’re in charge of marketing for the uiversity in Villa Ellsa, Paraguay and you’ve decided to include Zuckerberg’s image amongst the stock photos of other “successful alumni,” wouldn’t you think this might be a bad idea because he’s so recognizable, and people know he never studied in Paraguay? If you answered “No” to that question, chances are you could have created this billboard.