There are few things on earth more wonderful than the moment when a treasure map in unfurled. Treasure Island, The Goonies, and Bugs Bunny cartoons—following dotted lines to big X-marked spots serves a primal need for linearity. Now, illustrator Andrew DeGraff has turned the movies themselves into maps, which in turn become delightful puzzles and provide a whole new way to experience each movie—free of the conventions of plot. You can check out more of DrGraff’s amazing work here.
Today’s Morning Roundup doesn’t have any pirates, but it does have tntergalactic travel, Days of Future Past photos, and Terry Gilliam!
- An Intergalactic Travel Bureau opened over the weekend. Now we can finally plan out summer vacation.
- Did an exploding star influence Superman’s origin story?
- Check out Magneto floating in midair!
- Here’s the Star Wars/Madden NFL mnemonic you’ve always wanted.
- Hey, if someone tells you to buy a rideable Dalek you should probably do it, right?
- A beautiful animation of the physics of Beach Boys harmonies.
- A Pacific Rim height chart that unfortunately does not include a tower of Adam Sandler’s money.
- Because there’s so much left to say...
- It is now possible to watch all of Terry Gilliam’s Monty Python animations in a row, so you should go do that.
It is also possible to listen to Mr. Gilliam
trash Steven Spielbergthoughtfully compare Spielberg to Stanley Kubrick, so we suggest you do that, too.
- All things are better as charts! Or at least, some things—like these Pokemon.
- And just in case we decide against nuking the oceans, here’s a viable plan for defending humanity from giant monsters.