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March 22, 2013

Friday Five 3/22/13

Luke’s Change

A well done parody of the 9-11 conspiracy video Loose Change, claiming that the destruction of the original Death Star was an inside job. I’d believe it!

All the alternate endings to the Animaniacs theme

Jonah has discovered the Animaniacs. I never watched it regularly but Corey was a big fan. Here are the variant from the theme song.

Totaka’s Song

A video explaining a secret Easter Egg tune hidden in a bunch of Nintendo games. Have you ever heard it?

Soulja Boy’s got the Munchies

Soulja Boy has got the munchies and he’s not afraid to show you how he’s gonna deal with it. I like that he’s bought one of everything from the local 7-11, including some Snackwells!

Electric Fence Experiment ends as expected

The title says it all…

Photo of the Week:

TV in the wild…


January 25, 2013

Friday Five 1/25/13

James Taylor glitch-rock!

Here’s an accidental glitch-rock version of America the Beautiful by James Taylor at the inauguration.

Shugo Tokumaru – “Katachi”

That’s a lot of die-cut foam core. Holy Cow!

Amazing Sleight Of Hand Magician Yann Frisch

Corey has been reading a book about the science behind sleight of hand and this guy is amazing at it. Our brains are so easily fooled.

Losing My Religion in Major Scale

Major Scaled #2 : REM – “Recovering My Religion” from major scaled on Vimeo.

R.E.M.’s hit is normally in A minor. Not any more.

10 Ways to destroy a snowman

I like when he lands the snowboard on his head.

Photo of the week:

Wire Octopus


January 11, 2013

Friday Five 1/11/13

Filed under: animation,dance,meme,nerds,science,technology — Tod @ 5:53 pm


A compilation of kids winning boardgames in the 80s. #winning

75 Atari 2600 games

A nice selection of classic Atari games and all the obnoxious noises they make. I want to sample these.

The Charlie Brown School of Dance

Learn to do all your favorite Charlie Brown Character dances.

The Science of Lucid Dreaming

Some helpful tips for how to lucid dream.

The origin of Quantum Physics

In case you were curious.

Photo of the week:

Snowball on the go!


August 10, 2012

Friday Five: 8/10/12

The Art of Glitch

In the 80s I used to “fry” my Atari (switch it on and off until it freaked out) to get cool stripes and sounds. I even used them in a college project years later. Now it’s a full fledged art form and I love every bit of it (pun intended?) I’m planning to make some more of my own once I have a spare moment.


Ball from Everynone on Vimeo.

A rapid cut of round things.

Pac-Man the Movie

PAC-MAN The Movie (The Fan Film) from Steelehouse Productions on Vimeo.

A fan movie about the secret government Pac-Man project. A little cheezy, but well done.

How nerves work

An indepth TED talk about the exact functions of our nerve cells.

Cat plays Super Mario Brothers

Probably the dumbest video I’ve seen on the internet in a while.

Photo of the week:

Jonah + Tricycle + Skate ramp


July 20, 2012

Fan art Friday: Soos of Gravity Falls

Filed under: animation,fan art — Tags: , , — Tod @ 5:50 pm

#Soos #fanart #gravityfalls


Here’s a quick sketch I did of Soos one of the Mystery Shack’s faithful employees in Gravity Falls. I love this show and it’s one of the few I look forward to every week. New episode tonight! Yeah!

Here’s a clip of Soos getting bedazzled from the show.

You’re all fired!

Friday Five 7/20/12

John Cleese on Creativity

John Cleese of Monty Python and Fawlty Towers fame delivers a talk about how/where/why the creative process happens and how to harness or squash it depending on your position within a company. 36 minutes of real talk concerning inspiration.

Kinetic Rain

“Kinetic Rain” Changi Airport Singapore from ART+COM on Vimeo.

Located in the Changi Airport in Singapore. Simple concept and elegant execution.

The origins of Electric Vocabulary

Why are the words surrounding electricity the way they are. Who is responsible. I demand answers and here they are.

This Town Ain’t Big Enough for the Both of Us

A long-time-ago-esque animation set to a saloon piano version of the Sparks song. Nice fluid animation!

Nic Cage Losing his Shit

A super-cut of intense Nic Cage moments from his various filmography. If there’s one thing that guy does well it’s lose his shit. I especially like the part where he’s dressed in a bear suit and punches a lady from the Wicker Man.

Photo of the Week:

Scary bike seat face is scary


July 13, 2012

Friday Five 7/13/12

MC Frontalot raps about toilet paper

A catchy little ditty that required a couple listens to get all the clever rhymes. I guess Sesame Street is trying for the Gabba crowd?

Skippy the rock skipping robot

Look at it, resting so peacefully by the lake skipping stones. I suddenly don’t feel so worried about the robot uprising… until someone loads this thing up with throwing stars.

Slit-scan video effects

I love this effect. See also the “time dilation” in related videos. It’s one of my favorites.

A date with a virtual girl in augmented reality

Go for a walk in the park with a girl only you can see. It can’t look any weirder than people talking on their hands-free devices. I’m not sure why the first thing this guy does is bop Hatsune Miku on the head, but I think it’d be funny if he kept it up and her virtual ass walked right out the door and ended the program.

Are We Not Men: DEVO documentary trailer

Official DEVO Documentary: 5-minute Preview from DEVOfilm on Vimeo.

An authorized and official full-length DEVO documentary which has already made its Kickstarter goal, but there’s lots of goodies for donors, so get on board. I can’t wait for this!

Photo of the Week:

Lil’ Dude’s Meat Snack


June 29, 2012

Friday Five 6/29/12

World’s most extreme zip line

Vertical drop of 600 meters over a total distance of 1.8km makes this the world’s steepest, tallest and one of the longest ziplines. Its also one of the fastest with top speeds of upto 140 kmph. This zipline is located on Sarangkot, about 10 km from the beautiful town of Pokhara.

Robot dancing to Cake

I want to go to there.

Robber fly dancing to Dubstep

Speaking of dancing things… even robber flies are not immune to the wubwubwub drop!

Landing on Mars

7 minutes of terror before the signal reaches earth letting us know that the Mars rover has completed a very complicated procedure to land safely on the surface. The dramatic music doesn’t help either. Maybe the scientists should turn it off.

Dungeons and Dragons cartoon if it were an actual D&D adventure

A little long but worth the watch. Pretty good interpretation of the only Dungeons and Dragons episode I actually remember. I want to play again :(

Photo of the week:

LSP chillin with Jesus


June 22, 2012

Friday Five: 6/22/12

Picture of the Big Bang

Look back in time to the coagulating center of our universe, or CMB and find out how you can help name all the “mountains” and “oceans” therein.

Why McDonald’s burgers look better on the menus

I’m fascinated by the are of food photography, and only slightly deterred by the fact that this is a McDonald’s product. These burgers get less touching up than your average fashion model, so there’s that.

Lead Breakfast (Pulp Fiction Remix)

A catchy remix song from Pulp Fictions produced by POGO.

The programming of Space Invaders in timelapse

Youtube user irrationalistic recorded programming Space Invaders for his Game Tech class. Captivating!

GTA R2-D2 mod

Artoo goes apeshit on the people of Liberty City. I had no idea he was so well armed!

Photo of the week:

I got a blacklight at a yard sale and messed around with some highliters. Fun!


June 8, 2012

Friday Five 6/8/12

Wreck-it-Ralph Trailer

A new Disney (non-Pixar) flick about an arcade character tired of being the bad guy. Looks like they paid up (or own) a lot of high-profile cameos… and I for one… AM EXCITED.

Scientist getting close to the lava

Watch as one scientist nervously exclaims “He’s too close… He’s crazy!” as another scientist ventures towards the edge of the fastest most unpredictable lava floe on earth at Mount Nyiragongo.

A future with super-humans

From the guy who brought you “how to survive a robot apocalypse” tells you how it’s going to be once we start incorporating technology into our beings and amping ourselves up.

Super Slo-mo skateboard ground tricks

I wish these were labeled. I’d like to know this shit.

Yo-yo tricks from the point of view of the Yo-yo

Digital tracking software keeps the camera on the yo-yo and not on the hands. Fascinating!

Photo of the week:

This weird green thing.

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