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I love this kind of art, a Han Dynasty Jar overpainted with Coca-Cola Logo by contemporary Chinese artist Ai Weiwei

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This is especially relevant with the social protests in Turkey and Brazil. 

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Every few months, Marisco and N.H Flight of the Eagle – showered, dressed up and accompanied by Niki Kuklenski – are welcome guests as they take a tour of the nursing home, stopping at each bed to kiss the patients or have a hug. Marisco and N.H are trained therapists, and they are llamas.

“It’s a treat, watching the llamas walk down the hallway,” says Jack Houston, one of the residents. “It’s amazing that there’s another life out there.” For some, it’s the most cuddling they receive in their time at the center; for others, it’s a welcome novelty, relieving the boredom of life in an institution. The llamas leave a profound impression. “I had never met one before,” remembers Holly Barto. “It was heaven. Just emotionally – to be able to touch an animal and hold an animal close.


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Photos by Jen Osbourne.

You can watch a video of the visit:



Photographer Dana Allen took some insane photos of great white sharks off the coast of South Africa. Below is my favorite... 

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Check out the flying tooth. Sharks routinely lose some teeth in a kill, which are quickly replaced.  Some sharks use up over 30,000 teeth in their lifetime.

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History of Art by Marco Marilungo

I gaze at the sunset with the woman I love...

Journal Entry: Wed Apr 6, 2011, 2:08 PM


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Lucid Dreaming

Journal Entry: Wed May 26, 2010, 11:08 AM


Dreams are your brain processing memories and storing or trashing them. It's interesting how a small mention during the day of something can bring it up in a dream.

There are some "hacks" you can do with dreams.

Because they are so vivid, if you semi-wake up during a dream, you can still remain dreaming while controlling your dream. it's called Lucid Dreaming. (wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucid_dr…)

I think the funniest part is, How do you tell if you're dreaming or awake? I've wondered that in dreams before.

Apparently there are ways: looking in a mirror (dream mirrors end up blurry), looking at the ground below you (in dreams it's exaggerated) and flipping a light switch (in dreams, light levels dont change).

It's pretty interesting if not wacky stuff, but I think we can all vouch for having a dream that was very vivid in which you were aware it was a dream. Or vivid dreams that you were not aware and woke up pretty happy it wasn't real.

Once you're aware it's not real, it allows to do anything you want and it's pretty crazy flying around Avatar-style because it's so realistic.

Just remember next time to look in the mirror during the dream :)


The history of art, using smiley faces

Journal Entry: Fri May 7, 2010, 7:01 AM


I love the missing ear from Van Gogh.


Great Motivational Marathon Posters

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The Wooden Churches of Russia

Journal Entry: Mon Mar 15, 2010, 10:25 PM
100 years ago, Ivan Yakovlevich Bilibin, a well known artist and illustrator of Russian Folk tales, traveled to northern Russia to collect folk art. He came across the wooden churches of Russia and fell in love with them, photographing them and bringing back to Moscow the sad news of their lamentable condition. Through his efforts and the sales of postcards like the one below, money was raised to restore the 300-year old churches.



100 years later, Richard Davies retraced Bilibin's steps in northern  Russia and photographed the now 400-year old churches, in their stunning  condition considering their age. His photos will be exhibited  in Finland and UK.

http://www.richarddavies.co.uk/woodenchurches/pictures/18_Yandomozero_Aug03.jpg
Yandomozero, Karelia  region, Church of St Barbara the Martyr (1650)

http://www.richarddavies.co.uk/woodenchurches/pictures/3_Permogorye_Aug02.jpg
Permogorye, Arkhangel  region, Church of St George (1665)

http://www.richarddavies.co.uk/woodenchurches/pictures/12_Kokkoila_Aug03.jpg
Kokkoila, Karelia  region, Chapel of St Barbara (early 18th C)

http://www.richarddavies.co.uk/woodenchurches/pictures/1_Verkhniaya_Uftiuga_Aug02.jpg
Verkhniaya Uftiuga,  Arkhangel region, Church of St Demetrius of Thessalonica (1784)

http://www.richarddavies.co.uk/woodenchurches/pictures/48_Turchasovo_Mar06.jpg
Turchasovo, Arkhangel  region, Church of the Transfiguration (1781)

http://www.richarddavies.co.uk/woodenchurches/pictures/29_Kimzha_Feb05.jpg
Kimzha, Arkhangel  region, Church of the Virgin Hodigitria (1763)

http://www.richarddavies.co.uk/woodenchurches/pictures/43_Podporozhye_Mar05.jpg
Podporozhye, Arkhangel  region, Church of St Vladimir (1757)

http://www.richarddavies.co.uk/woodenchurches/pictures/45_Rakuly_Mar05.jpg
Rakuly, Arkhangel  region, Church of the Resurrection (1766)

View the rest at RichardDavies.co.uk


Name the best sporting event you've ever gone to:

Journal Entry: Wed Feb 17, 2010, 12:27 PM
I have too many to pick from:

African Nations Cup for soccer in 1992 in Africa
Brazil vs Venezuela for World Cup qualifiers in Amazon
Brazil vs USA soccer in Chicago
Brazil vs Italy World Cup volleyball game in Brazil.

What's yours?


Sorry for the empty journal guys! I was testing a new CSS fix for journals that resizes images when they are bigger than the journal area. That way images don't get cropped out.

You can test it by going to this journal of mine which has quite a few large images, and resizing the page till it's small enough to compress the images and cause them to resize... pretty neat and should help a lot of deviants. It is only available in the default skin as I didn't want to mess with CSS from custom skins.

And to make your time worth it to come all the way here to read this journal, below is my favorite YouTube clips of the month, as posted to my Twitter account micahgoulart If you're on Twitter, send me a message there! I would love to connect with people on dA.

* Worst political ad ever. Watch beginning and skip to end. Carly Fiorina was CEO of HP from 1999-2005. bit.ly/9KlR5j

* Fair play in soccer game in Iran. Player kicks ball out instead of scoring. Did he do the right thing? What do you think? j.mp/bdruTc

* The best soccer prank I've ever seen. Random fan wearing uniform celebrates with team after finals win. bit.ly/a8Bn9U

* Bud Light's hilarious "Clothing Drive" commercial. bit.ly/cGUgZi

* Amazing Morgan Freeman impression (plus three others) bit.ly/clsTE0

* What would it look like if different directors directed the Super Bowl? bit.ly/bC14Oc

* Best driver of all time, Ayrton Senna, shows some of his footwork while driving. Amazing brake-acceleration w/ one foot. j.mp/dDxR6y

* Remember the prank of a half-court blindfold basketball shot? A school tried it again... but it failed when the coach made the shot. j.mp/9bAPJV

* Video of how to clear off the snow from a roof by shouting. (wait for it) bit.ly/dx4rIz

More next week!

A hilarious music video of the Canon vs Nikon controversy for photography nerds: bit.ly/7sTiER

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  • Drinking: Espressos, lots of it.

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Take a look at the rest: Igor Siwanowicz.

Igor is also a member of deviantart: Blepharopsis (thanks MidnightExigent)
  • Drinking: Espressos, lots of it.

Many people are complaining that President Obama is becoming too scripted.

In fact, last night, he was having an intimate moment with Michelle, and she said, "Wait, are you reading the teleprompter?"

- Jimmy Fallon

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Today is the first day of spring...

Or as Al Gore calls it, "Global Warming."

- Jay Leno

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Eighty four countries will participate in "Earth Hour" on Saturday. Around the world lights will be dimmed or turned off from the pyramids to the Eiffel Tower.

I am going to watch all the coverage on my big screen plasma TV.

- Jay Leno

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President Obama announced a major faith-based program during his news conference last night...

His budget.

- Jay Leno

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President Obama went on prime time TV last night and urged the nation to be patient.

Some people were mad that the President preempted "American Idol." Halfway into the news conference, some fans called in and tried to vote him off.

- Jay Leno

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Michael Jackson is coming back. He is going to be performing ten concerts this summer.

In a related story, all the kids from "Slumdog Millionaire" have gone back into hiding.

- Jay Leno

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French media is reporting that President Nicolas Sarkozy received another death threat yesterday when he opened a letter that was filled with bullets.

It's almost as scary as last year, when he barely escaped after being faxed a picture of a knife.

- Jimmy Fallon


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Florida International University is now offering students "Valet Parking."

To give you an idea how bad the economy is ... it's not for their cars, it's a new major.

- Jay Leno

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This week eight tourists became the first Westerners to vacation in Iraq on an officially sanctioned tour. They're spending their spring break in Iraq...

Which is kind of like spring break in Florida. Half get bombed, the other half get stoned.

- Jay Leno

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The economy is bad.

Today I saw a woman in Beverly Hills cleaning a house she actually owned.

- Jay Leno

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Bruce Willis married former Victoria's Secret model Emma Heming this weekend; he's 54 and she's 32.

The nice thing is, at family gatherings now, Ashton Kutcher will have someone his age to sit with.

- Jay Leno

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The movie "Slumdog Millionaire" is about to open in China.

Actually in China it is called, "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous."

- Jay Leno

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Chris Brown and Rihanna are reportedly recording a duet together.

This could be Brown's first hit since ... Rihanna.

- Jim Barach


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It's now being reported that Chris Brown and Rihanna are taking a break.

Apparently Brown said he wanted to be free to hit other women.

- Jay Leno

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A study says that living with humans has taught dogs intelligence and morals.

The study made no attempt to explain the continued urge to drink out of toilets.

- Jim Barach

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Former President George W. Bush just signed a $7 million book deal...

Though, reportedly, he thought it was to read one.

- Jimmy Fallon

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  • Drinking: Espressos, lots of it.

The number of Americans who are obese now outnumber the number of Americans who are merely overweight. One-third of all Americans are obese.

You know what that means? One out of every three people is three people.

- Jay Leno

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Bristol Palin, Governor Sarah Palin's daughter, in a recent interview said, "A year ago, I never would have thought I would become a mom or that my mom was going to be chosen to be a vice presidential candidate."

Oddly enough, both things happened because some guy failed to take the proper precautions.

- Jay Leno

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Officials in Castle Hills, Texas, are going to start charging people who call 911 in an emergency situation, a fee of fifty five dollars.

Here's my question: if you are being robbed and you only have forty dollars ... what should you do?

- Jay Leno

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Senator Roland Burris, who was appointed by Governor Blagojevich, could be in trouble for perjury and for giving conflicting statements in his testimony about campaign contributions.

That's the trouble with politicians. They think the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth are three different things.

- Jay Leno

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One of the hardest hit businesses in this failing economy is plastic surgery. Fewer and fewer people are getting plastic surgery.

How ironic is that? The one time you really need a smile on your face, you can't even afford to get it.

- Jay Leno

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Happy Presidents' Day. Presidents' Day, of course, is the day we honor presidents Washington and Lincoln.

And Saturday was Valentine's Day, the day we celebrate President Clinton.

- Jay Leno

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President Obama urged all Americans to follow the example of Abraham Lincoln on his 200th birthday.

To which Walmart said, "What? You mean we have to set our employees free."

- Jay Leno

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The other day in Indiana, a woman burst into tears while she was robbing a Long John Silver's and told the cashier, "If I weren't down and out, I wouldn't be doing this."

Then the cashier told her, "That's what all our customers say."

- Conan O'Brien

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Did you hear about the "American Idol" contestant who was disqualified this week?

Producers kicked her out after she tested positive for dignity.

- David Letterman

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Happy birthday to Abraham Lincoln. He would have been 200 years old today.

I might be naive, but I like to think that somewhere up in heaven, he is proud that this country named a town car after him.

- Jimmy Kimmel

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The economy is in bad shape.

In fact, the economy is so bad, President Barack Obama's new slogan is "Spare Change You Can Believe In."

- Jay Leno

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  • Drinking: Espressos, lots of it.

According to a new survey, most people say the hardest thing to do is to "quit smoking" followed by "saving for retirement."

Easy solution: don't quit smoking, you won't have to save for retirement...

- Jay Leno

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Doctors say chocolate makes PMS symptoms worse. They say it's not a good idea to give chocolate to a woman with PMS.

However, it's an even worse idea to take chocolate away from a woman with PMS.

- Jay Leno

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The economy is hitting the fashion industry very hard. A lot of top models are making half of what they used to make.

In fact it's getting so bad, a lot of these girls are barely getting enough to eat to throw up.

- Jay Leno

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Valentine's Day is near and if you are thinking about a gift for your loved one, you can't go wrong with a Snuggie, the blanket with arms.

Because nothing says you care more than a gift that says: "I think you're too stupid to operate a regular blanket."

- Alex Kaseberg

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Valentine's Day is near and if you are thinking about a gift for your loved one, you can't go wrong with a Snuggie, the blanket with arms.

Because nothing says you care more than a gift that says: "I think you're too stupid to operate a regular blanket."

- Alex Kaseberg

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The Westminster Kennel Club dog show starts Monday at Madison Square Garden.

If you are planning on attending, you should know that they are being very strict this year. No flash photography; no imitating sounds of electric can openers...

- David Letterman

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Tabloids are reporting that Madonna is now dating a 22 year old Brazilian man.

We know very little about him: he is a male model; he is into antiques...

- Jay Leno

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Butterfingers is launching a new caffeinated candy bar called Butterfingers Buzz.

It's perfect for fat people who need the energy to eat more candy bars.

- Conan O'Brien

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According to the New York Times, President Obama has a more relaxed dress code in the White House than the Bush administration...

Although, not quite as relaxed as the dress code in the Clinton administration.

- Jay Leno

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From the great app for the iPhone: iPhunny.
  • Watching: Gran Torino
  • Drinking: Espressos, lots of it.

This is just a fantastic design by sharadhaksar.

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It's not specified if it's powered on its own so you don't need to rotate it every day but if it is, it would be really cool. Especially if it also did the time along with the dates.

Any idea how the days of the week could be done like that? Seems like they'd need to be spread out around the lens for gear rotation.

Either way, I thought this was worthy of a journal posting :)
  • Watching: Wall-E
  • Eating: Steaks
  • Drinking: Espressos