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Sunday: December 9, 2012

Modern Family's Ty Burrell to star in sequel to the recently relaunched Muppets franchise.Modern Family's Ty Burrell to star in sequel to the recently relaunched Muppets franchise.

Ty Burrell, one of the stars of ABC's Modern Family, is set to join the cast of Disney's sequel to The Muppets as one of the movie’s human stars. Christoph Waltz was in talks for the role, but the Austrian actor’s schedule prevented the studio from making a deal. The adventure moves from Hollywood to Europe, and while the film is expected to have a slew of cameos -- as is the Muppets' movie tradition -- one of the key roles is an Interpol inspector, whom Burrell will portray.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 10:55 PM | Tags (6) | tyburrell | star | disney | muppets | sequel | modernfamily |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 23, 2010

The @ symbol now officially a work of art thanks to NYC's Museum of Modern Art.The @ symbol now officially a work of art thanks to NYC's Museum of Modern Art.

In honor of the little squiggly's potency, the Museum of Modern Art in New York announced on Monday that it had added the @ symbol to its architecture and design collection, citing its 'design power.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Artsy @ 7:02 AM | Tags (11) | abcnews | artsy | at | collection | design | manhattan | modern | museum | newyorkcity | nyc | symbol |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: December 11, 2009

Video game sales drop in November despite release of Modern Warfare 2.Video game sales drop in November despite release of Modern Warfare 2.

Sales of video games and consoles fell 7.6% in November from the same month in 2008, despite the blockbuster release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, which sold a whopping 6 million copies in the U.S. alone

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:00 AM | Tags (7) | videogames | sales | drop | november | modern | warfare | release |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 30, 2009

New Call of Duty game has topped three billion in global retail sales.New Call of Duty game has topped three billion in global retail sales.

This is obviously very good news for the folks over at Activision who will hopefully now stop making more needless plastic peripherals and get back to making some decent video games (c'mon, DJ Hero, Band Hero, Ukulele Hero, etc).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 1:51 PM | Tags (6) | activision | callofduty | gaming | modern | videogames | warfare |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: November 11, 2009

Modern ruins through the non-ancient eye of Photoshop.Modern ruins through the non-ancient eye of Photoshop.

I've always thought that those monolith objects near the EPCOT entrance / Spaceship Earth looked quite morbid. The first entry in this Photoshop contest just confirms it all the more.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Photoshop @ 7:41 AM | Tags (10) | ancient | disney | epcot | manipulation | modern | monoliths | morbid | photoshop | ruins | worth1000 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 150 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: November 3, 2009

Fifteen awesome ultramodern fireplaces for you to gawk at.Fifteen awesome ultramodern fireplaces for you to gawk at.

Yes, it's quite possible to have a mini fire pit to go along with your coffee table.  And by go along with, I actually mean inside your coffee table. Who wants smores?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 7:43 AM | Tags (7) | design | fire | fireplaces | heat | modern | stoves | ultra |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 34 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 27, 2009

The essential characteristics of modern CSS layouts.The essential characteristics of modern CSS layouts.

Another quality post from the folks at Smashing Magazine that covers said characteristics ranging from progressive enhancements to rich typography.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 7:58 AM | Tags (9) | css | standards | modern | smashing | layouts | design | typography | enhancements | modular |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 7, 2009

Ten cool modern gaming tables for your viewing pleasure.Ten cool modern gaming tables for your viewing pleasure.

This futuristic pool table uses sensors and an overhead projector to create images that follow balls as they bang around the table.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 5:42 PM | Tags (6) | videogames | gaming | tables | technology | neat | modern |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 31 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 14, 2009

The top five reasons why modern games beat retro ones.The top five reasons why modern games beat retro ones.

Not in full agreement with this article as both types of games have certainly have their moments at any given time. Also, isn't this a little pointless to discuss since one genre wouldn't have existed without the other?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 3:37 PM | Tags (4) | gaming | modern | msnbc | retro |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 26 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: June 19, 2009

The seven greatest robots of the pre-modern world.The seven greatest robots of the pre-modern world.

Be sure to mentally prepare yourself to witness The Terrifying Talking Head of 1845 or The Digesting Duck of 1739.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 8:53 AM | Tags (3) | robots | technology | premodern |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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