Creative Community Bulletin 21 May 2011 Through 24 May 2011

These are the arti­cles, blogs, and resources I found inter­est­ing and wor­thy of shar­ing for 21 May 2011 through 24 May 2011:

  • Apple caus­es ‘reli­gious’ reac­tion in brains of fans, say neu­ro­sci­en­tists - In a recent­ly screened BBC doc­u­men­tary, UK neu­ro­sci­en­tists sug­gest­ed that the brains of Apple devo­tees are stim­u­lat­ed by Apple imagery in the same way that the brains of reli­gious peo­ple are stim­u­lat­ed by reli­gious imagery.
  • The Lust List: Goods to Get You Going | CreativePro​.com - Summer is a-coming. To keep your cre­ativ­i­ty hum­ming, check out this new crop of inspired items for graph­ic design­ers and pho­tog­ra­phers.
  • CleanHaven Text Cleaner and Fixer - CleanHaven is a pro­gram designed to make the clean­ing of text much eas­i­er. The cleaned text can be reset as the main text with addi­tion­al clean­ing per­formed. Once fin­ished the cleaned text is avail­able from the glob­al cleaned text win­dow. You may want CleanHaven to make changes to thou­sands of lines of con­tact details before import­ing into CRMHaven. For exam­ple you can turn all com­pa­ny names to Sentence Case, all UK post­codes to Uppercase or remove any trail­ing spaces, tabs or punc­tu­a­tion. Copy a col­umn of data from Excel, clean it, then paste it back into Excel.
  • Geek Art: Muppet X-Men - News - GeekTyrant - Today’s awe­some Geek Art comes from Deviant Art artist Rahzzah. The piece is called X-Muppets, and gives us a great mash-up of the Muppets and X-Men. I love how cool these Muppets look all X-Mened out. What do you think think?
  • Unused SUPERMAN Designs for Bryan Singer’s SUPERMAN RETURNS and J.J. Abrams’ SUPERMAN FLYBY - News - GeekTyrant - Costume design­er and spe­cial effects artist Steve Johnson has released some more unused cos­tume con­cept art cre­at­ed for Bryan Singer’s Superman Returns and J.J. Abrams rein­ven­tion of the man of steel Superman FlyBy, which was about a war between Kryptonians. At one point Singer was enter­tain­ing the idea of using Doomsday in his film. It nev­er hap­pened but there is some con­cept art of the vil­lain as well.
  • Comic Book Characters get a Simpsons style Makeover - News - GeekTyrant - Here’s an awe­some col­lec­tion of Simpsonized com­ic book super­heroes for you to check out! The char­ac­ters designs come from a pret­ty awe­some lit­tle web­site called Springfield Punx, and you should def­i­nite­ly check it out because it full of a ton of oth­er simp­sonized char­ac­ters.
  • CDC Advises How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse (Yes it’s REALLY from the CDC!) - There are all kinds of emer­gen­cies out there that we can pre­pare for. Take a zom­bie apoc­a­lypse for exam­ple. That’s right, I said z-o-m-b-i-e a-p-o-c-a-l-y-p-s-e. You may laugh now, but when it hap­pens you’ll be hap­py you read this, and hey, maybe you’ll even learn a thing or two about how to pre­pare for a real emer­gency.
  • Oh No They Didn’t! - Plans for Thor 2 - Our source tells us that while the Thor 2 project is still in very ear­ly stages and they don’t expect to start actu­al­ly writ­ing the script until the end of the year, inter­nal­ly pro­duc­ers are kick­ing around pos­si­ble vil­lains. In con­tention to face off against Thor are two char­ac­ters named The Enchantress and The Executioner.
  • Finggers - Finggers is a social net­work designed to help peo­ple to find the coolest apps avail­able on App Store and Android Market. We believe the best way to accom­plish that is the social way. So, jump on, share your favorite apps and get to know what your friends like.
  • Twitter Scheduling Service Offers After-You-Die Haunting Tweets (creepy) - From the dead:
    Got a ter­mi­nal ill­ness? Schedule month­ly or year­ly posts while you are still on this earth to bless (or haunt) the liv­ing after you are gone.

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