Thursday, July 28, 2016

Thursday Twister: Badges From The Birthday

In case you missed the crazy DT birthday celebration from last week, let me give you a quick recap.  We published 100 cars in 5 days, with a focus on iconic designs from each year/decade/era.  DT's logo guru Kaibeezy put together an awesome set of badges/graphics for this celebration and I didn't want to miss the chance to investigate those pixels a bit. In case you wanted to know more about the badges, we've put together this quiz -- and the person with the best answers gets a prize.





1. What is this?



2. Identify this building and tell us something interesting about it.



3. Name designer and post a pic (or link) to another of his designs.


4.  What make/model of plane is this?


5. What is the most impressive stat about this plane?


6. What is this and where did it go?


7. Whose roller skates are these?

 
8. What are the little pink/red dots in the lower left?


9. What is this device called?


10. Name a piece of technology that has had as much impact but was as boring as the iPhone.


11. What can I do to divert an 11 year old from playing minecraft 24/7?

Just stick your answers in the comments below.


37 comments:

  1. 1. What trolls did before there was an Internet. Somebody entered a urinal in an art exhibit and pretended it was a sculpture.

    2. The Chrysler building. They wanted to hide how tall it was from a rival builder who also wanted the tallest tower in town, so the construction team built the spire inside it, then suddenly made it pop up overnight and welded it in place.

    3. Raymond Lowery.

    [image src="http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/5/5068132/raymond-loewy-the-man-who-designed-everything#photo-4832123-4" width="400px"/]

    5. I'm not sure if it's the top speed or the maximum altitude.

    8. They're the "humanoids" that the Defender is supposed to be defending.

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    1. Good article there on Loewy - here's the link - Raymond Loewy: the man who designed everything

      one of my favorites:
      [image src="https://cdn0.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/8T75o16rub3sMcb0oKGizvKCSA0=/1020x0/cdn0.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/2795162/Raymond-Loewy-streamlined-pencil-sharpener.1383657066.jpg" width="500px"/]

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  2. 4. Miles M39B Libellula - or Dragonfly. Only one made :(

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    1. I was deciding between this or the Flying Pancake.
      [image src="http://www.hk-hobby.com/SWORD-PANCAKE.jpg"/]

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    2. You coulda had art with them dogfighting just to increase the confusion.

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    3. made me think of that OG SNL skit which i will attempt to track down

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    4. welp, couldn't find the vid but here's the transcript, almost as good as the real thing

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  3. OK, so let me raise the stakes here: the best response wins a high quality print of their favorite DT badge or other square Kaibeezy original artwork suitable for framing - signed and dedicated too! - and if there are a couple three good answers, we could do more than one prize - that and a buck three eighty will get you across town!

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    1. I'm still waiting for my prize from the first twister...

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    2. was that you? - i'll have to dig those emails out - got a couple of quiet weeks coming up - printouts are easy, designing things is hard

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    3. Oh man, I remember that twister and I remember promising a prize to the winners...yikes!

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    4. I thought that being involved was the reward!

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  4. 10. The telephone? Or do you mean from the 2000s? If so, I gotta go with Crocs!

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  5. #5 is the X-15. Set speed and altitude records, reaching the edge of outer space. According to wiki, as of September 2015, the X-15 holds the official world record for the highest speed ever recorded by a manned, powered aircraft. It could reach a top speed of 4,520 miles per hour (7,274 km/h), or Mach 6.72.

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  6. #6. Maybe Russian Venera space probe launched on a Molniya type booster. Went to Venus.

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    1. Right space program, different rocket. Yuri-lly close ;)

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    2. Vostok-1. First man into space - Yuri Gagarin.

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    1. It was the very first of its kind. Can you come up with the exact model name?

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    2. I can, but since I work here I won't.

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    3. Think I got it. RIM Inter@ctive Pager. From90's gadget website:

      The Inter@active became a must-own for messaging mongers, allowing them to send and receive messages over the Internet through a wireless service. It beat owning one of those Motorola Advisor pagers. In 2003, RIM would advance to new mobile heights with the release of the first smartphone BlackBerry.

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    4. beep bop boop yep! - and now, prizes... let me review the posts here and i'll come up with a plan

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  8. #5 The X-15 flew so high the pilots qualified as astronauts.
    #7 JON-A-THAN!

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    1. The game was created to demonstrate the futility of individual effort.

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  10. You said best, not most factually correct.

    #1 Marcel Duchamp's attempt to show French art critics what he thought of them
    #2 It's the Chrysler building, famous for being much better than the GM HQ building, but not as cool as the Henry Ford Museum. Also, it was never owned by the Chrysler corporation, Walt built it with his own money.
    #3 That was penned by the guy who made Studebakers look like P38s in 1950-1953.
    #4 Looks like a Dodge Stratus with a bodykit.
    #5 That's a Dodge Stratus without a bodykit.
    #6 That looks an awful lot like Vostok 1, the big pointy thing that carried Yuri Gagarin into space.
    #8 Small groups of pixels, they represent the meaninglessness of bringing art to a urinal competition
    #9 Pocket dictionary or translator?
    #10 The landline phone. It changed the world, but now it's mostly used to sell you membership to shit you don't want and for research groups to question you about which congressperson you think has the most crunchy hair.
    #10ALT A tunnel boring machine. They make a huge impact, and boring is literally in the name
    #11 Get said 11 year old into karting. Letting them play minecraft is a lot cheaper, though.

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    1. - correct re "best"

      - Vostok 1 was a mission - what's the rocket's обозначение?

      - re "bringing art to a urinal competition", i see you've played knifey spoony before

      - re 9 - very important device, not a PDA, dictionary or translator - you'd think it had been around longer but was only introduced in 1996, which is now 20 years ago, which seems like 5 years ago, which makes me an old

      - we had been to the big city indoor tracks several times, tried really hard, but just didn't enjoy them as much as we thought we would - then a couple of weeks ago we tried our small town, lower power, slapdashier, and not to mention half the price, local track, with longer straights, looser curves, rougher surface and way less rigid procedures and woo freaking hoo, it was waaaay more fun!

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  11. -Восток 3KA No.3

    -Is that the first digital label maker?

    -Go karts are more fun with fewer rules. If you've got access to space, yard karts and minibikes are great.

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    1. Sony Data DiscMan. Before Apple put i in front of everything Sony was putting man behind it.

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    2. The Data Discman was an electronic book player introduced in 1992 by Sony.

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    3. ah - not an electronic book player ;)

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  12. ~ #7, Linda Ronstadt's-?


    Fun quiz, K.man !

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