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July 29, 2011

Friday Five 7/29/11

2-D photography Rube Goldberg Machine

Amazing Police Motorcycle skills

Credit where credit is due!

The Barfing Cup!

With hilarious sound effects.

Carol Burnett and friends Bloopers and Bust ups

I grew up watching this show.

Flash Gordon Cartoon Intro

We’ve been watching the ’67 Spider-man cartoons on Netflix recently and it reminded me of watching the Flash Gordon cartoon with my dad as a kid. I think it came on super early and the weird creatures scared me (I can’t have been more than 5 or 6 when it originally aired), but I still remember being really into it.

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July 25, 2011

#Musicmonday – Foster the People: Pumped Up Kicks

Filed under: music monday — Tags: , — Tod @ 10:43 am

Foster the People – Pumped Up Kicks

Was exchanging song links with some co-workers the other day and this song stood out of the bunch. The catchy airiness hides some relatively dark lyrics but it’s been stuck in my head all weekend.

Lyrics:
Robert’s got a quick hand
He’ll look around the room
He won’t tell you his plan
He’s got a rolled cigarette hanging out of his mouth
He’s a cowboy kid
He found a six-shooter gun
In his dad’s closet hidden in a box of fun things, I don’t know what
But he’s coming for you, yeah he’s coming for you

“All the other kids with your pumped up kicks
You’d better run, better run, outrun my gun
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks
You’d better run, better run, faster than my bullet
All the other kids with the yoour pumped up kicks
You’d better run, better run, outrun my gun
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks
You’d better run, better run, faster than my bullet”

Daddy works a long day
He’ll be coming home late, Yeah he’s coming home late
And he’s bringing me a surprise,
Cause dinner’s in the kitchen and it’s packed in ice
I’ve waited for a long time
Yeah the slight of my hand is now the pull of a trigger
I reason with my cigarette
And say your hair’s on fire, you must of lost your wit, yeah

“All the other kids with the pumped up kicks,
You’d better run, better run, outrun my gun
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks
You’d better run, better run, faster than my bullet
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks
You’d better run, better run, outrun my gun
All the other kids with your pumped up kicks,
You’d better run, better run, faster than my bullet.”

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July 22, 2011

Friday Five 7/22/11

1970s NASA video about colonizing space

This is so real deal it’s awesome. That opening soundtrack and graphic is what irony-laden bands are striving for these days.

Kittens on DJ equipment

I want to believe this is real. Looks like this would be a lot harder to fake than actually letting some kittens go hog-wild on your equipment. They’re pretty good though.

Dubstep Mime – Dr P Big Boss

Weird lipsync with stock digital effect and the craziest teeth ever seen in a music video. This guy looks like he should be on Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends.

Speed pipe-smoking competition

Put this in your pipe and smoke it.

Creepy Scene from David Lynch’s Lost Highway

I’ve never seen this movie, nor have I seen much of David Lynch’s filmography, but this scene was indeed instantly chilling especially for what is essentially just a three minute conversation. Now I must track down and watch this movie before I hear anything else about it since the time-limit to not expect spoilers has long since expired.

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July 20, 2011

The Amazing Screw-on Head

Filed under: animation,Comics — Tags: , , , — Tod @ 9:31 am

This is old and has been floating around the internets for a while, but it is amazing and it is a shame that it never made it to an actual series. Any last words before I spark it?

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

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July 18, 2011

#musicmonday – Mos Def: Mathematics

Filed under: music monday,politics — Tags: , , , — Tod @ 8:06 pm

Mos Def – Mathematics

Only really knew Mos Def from that Michel Gondry movie, but he’s been bubbling up on my pandora recently and this song had me rocking out at work the other day. Enjoy!

LYRICS
Booka-booka-booka-booka-booka-booka
Ha hah
You know the deal
It’s just me yo
Beats by Su-Primo for all of my peoples, negroes and latinos
and even the gringos

Yo, check it one for Charlie Hustle, two for Steady Rock
Three for the fourth comin live, future shock
It’s five dimensions, six senses
Seven firmaments of heaven to hell, 8 Million Stories to tell
Nine planets faithfully keep in orbit
with the probable tenth, the universe expands length
The body of my text posess extra strength
Power-lift the powerless up, out of this, towerin inferno
My ink so hot it burn through the journal
I’m blacker than midnight on Broadway and Myrtle
Hip-Hop past all your tall social hurdles
like the nationwide projects, prison-industry complex
Working class poor better keep your alarm set
Streets too loud to ever hear freedom ring
Say it backwards in your sleep, “It’s dangerous to dream”
but you chain cats get they CHA-POW, who dead now
Killin fields need blood to graze the cash cow
It’s a number game, but shit don’t add up somehow
Like I got, sixteen to thirty-two bars to rock it
but only 15% of profits, ever see my pockets like
sixty-nine billion in the last twenty years
spent on national defense but folks still live in fear like
nearly half of America’s largest cities is one-quarter black
That’s why they gave Ricky Ross all the crack
Sixteen ounces to a pound, twenty more to a ki
A five minute sentence hearing and you’re no longer free
40% of Americans own a cell phone
so they can hear, everything that you say when you ain’t home
I guess, Michael Jackson was right, “You Are Not Alone”
Rock your hardhat black cause you in the Terrordome
full of hard niggaz, large niggaz, dice tumblers
Young teens on prison greens facin life numbers
Crack mothers, crack babies and AIDS patients
Young bloods can’t spell but they could rock you in PlayStation
This new math is whippin motherfuckers ass
You wanna know how to rhyme you better learn how to add
It’s mathematics

[Chorus: scratched by DJ Premier (repeat 2X)]

“The Mighty Mos Def..”
“It’s simple mathematics” -> [Fat Joe]
“Check it out!”
“I revolve around science..”
“What are we talking about here?”

.. “Do your math” -> [Erykah Badu (2X)]
.. “One.. t-t-two.. three, four” -> [James Brown]
.. “What are we talking about here?” ..

[Mos Def]
Yo, it’s one universal law but two sides to every story
Three strikes and you be in for life, mandatory
Four MC’s murdered in the last four years
I ain’t tryin to be the fifth one, the millenium is here
Yo it’s 6 Million Ways to Die, from the seven deadly thrills
Eight-year olds gettin found with 9 mill’s
It’s 10 P.M., where your seeds at? What’s the deal
They on the hill puffin krill to keep they belly filled
Light in the ass with heavy steel, sights on the pretty shit in life
Young soldiers tryin to earn they next stripe
When the average minimum wage is $5.15
You best believe you gotta find a new grind to get cream
The white unemployment rate, is nearly more than triple for black
so frontliners got they gun in your back
Bubblin crack, jewel theft and robbery to combat poverty
and end up in the global jail economy
Stiffer stipulations attached to each sentence
Budget cutbacks but increased police presence
And even if you get out of prison still livin
join the other five million under state supervision
This is business, no faces just lines and statistics
from your phone, your zip code, to S-S-I digits
The system break man child and women into figures
Two columns for who is, and who ain’t niggaz
Numbers is hardly real and they never have feelings
but you push too hard, even numbers got limits
Why did one straw break the camel’s back? Here’s the secret:
the million other straws underneath it – it’s all mathematics

[Chorus]

[closing scratch] “Mathematics..”

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July 15, 2011

Friday Five 7/15/11

Creepy distorted face Illusions

These unaltered photos combine in your peripherals to create some truly horrifying shapes and faces. This could be an interesting training tool for caricatures.

Holy Robin Compilation

Holy Editing Excellence Batman!

Abandoned Amusement Park in Kansas

No Joy from Mike Petty on Vimeo.

Love it.

Painting a bowl

Strap a spray can to the bottom of your board and skate the bowl. Nice patterns emerge. Well executed.

Christopher Walken reads The Three Little Pigs

Also dig that Cosby sweater.

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July 11, 2011

#MusicMonday: autoKratz – Always More

Filed under: music monday,music video — Tags: , , , — Tod @ 11:36 am

autoKratz – Always More

I’m a sucker for farty basslines and and a good keyboard hook. Lyrics/vocals are meh, but I will dance my ass off to shitty dance music given the chance!

Lyrics:

Faith I’m sure, there’s something wanting but I can’t place it
take what you lost if there’s a sliver of hope I’m on it
though these words alone seem empty
each one’s carved a place inside me
I won’t break again so easy
not now I have found there’s always more

Say what you want, but there’s a point where the concrete takes you
Down and below it ruminates and drags you under
Though these words alone seem empty
each one’s carved a place inside me
I won’t break again so easy
not now I have found there’s always more

Faith I’m sure, there’s something wanting but I can’t place it
take what you lost if there’s a sliver of hope I’m on it
though these words alone seem empty
each one’s carved a place inside me
I won’t break again so easy
not now I have found there’s always more

Take my hand, you can break my heart, come on
We’ll take it all tonight

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July 8, 2011

Friday Five: 7/8/11

Seagull steals video camera

Did this guy have his camera stuffed inside a churro?

Beautiful solstice lantern festival

just watch.

Fluttershy sings Pinkie Pie’s song: Reggie Watts’ “Fuck Shit Stack.”

Fuckshit is magic!

Two Ugly Dogs on Swings

Enough said.

Bite the Bag!

Forget planking, there’s a new game in town sweeping America! Bite the bag! Pick up the bag with your teeth while standing on one foot. You get three tries. If you fall; you’re out! Wheeeee!

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July 4, 2011

#MusicMonday – Julian Plenti – Only If You Run

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — Tod @ 10:00 am

This is another Pandora discovery. I was drawn in by this guys vocals and looked him up on Wikipedia only to find out that he’s the lead singer from Interpol. I like the mix and where the vocals sit on this better than I did Interpol’s last album (though there were some high points). Julian seems like an interesting guy with a lot of different projects in the works. I look forward to hearing more.

Only If You Run Lyrics – Julian Plenti

I’ve had my frustrations about the pains of daily life
I’ve tasted degradation and found the lace and candle light
But we have the weights, we have the measures of our days and nights
I’ve had my frustrations, but now, I’ve found my place

And you will make it
But only if you run

These lonely dedications I’ve found, they bring me peace and light
When three-fold applications of doubt surround my fate, you might say
We have the weights, we have to wage an assault on what it is
‘Cause harmless medications abound, and you’re not sick

You will make it
But only if you run

Surprise
Surprise
Surprise
Surprise

You will make it
But only if you run

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July 1, 2011

Friday Five: 7/1/11

High-speed robot hand

Oh for fuck’s sake. when these things take over we are in SO MUCH TROUBLE!

Cassini mission set to music

CASSINI MISSION from Chris Abbas on Vimeo.

I could watch this for forever. space is fun!

Abandoned Aerojet Rocket Factory in Florida

Space Miami – Aerojet-Dade Rocket Site Documentary from Coffee and Celluloid on Vimeo.

As an urban exploration nut, this is the fascination to me. I especially love the voice over historical narration to give some depth to the images.

Cat that gets busted barking like a dog

Here’s that damned cat that everyone has seen already barking like a dog until it gets caught by its owner and then… meow!

Freakoutman – Only you make my dreams come true

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