The other night Corey and I were up late reliving old “New Wave Hits of the 80s” compilations we had when we were wee teens and how those specific mixes were instrumental in shaping our tastes today. We both agreed that Sweet Dreams by The Eurythmics was an all-around flawless 80s song.
Fast forward to this morning someone was blasting this song from their car at the intersection while we loaded more displays into the shop. I like it when the universe provides a soundtrack. Who am I to disagree?
Annie Lennox was the second caricature I did for my regular Column Quote puzzles back in 2010.
The Motion Project was a collaboration between a lot of clever creative people working together to create a machine that turns motion into music. Personally, I can’t wait for the guitar hero version of this.
Colin Mochrie plays with Star Wars action figures
Sure you may have a bunch of these packed away MIB in your closet, but crack them open! This is the sort of fun you’re missing out on!
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
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!
On Friday, Corey and I went to Mac’s in Lansing to see our friend Ben’s band, Frank and Earnest, play with The Queers. The Ataris were also supposed to play but their van broke down and they couldn’t make it. Frank and Earnest were great and it was good to see Ben rock out.
The Queers were really tight and really fun. I haven’t been to a good punk show with a mosh pit and stage diving in a long long time. It was a really positive energetic crowd and I even got into the pit for maybe 30 seconds before I got winded because I’m old and lame.
Here’s a shitty video of their “hit” Punk Rock Girls:
Here’s the actual song:
We hung out with Ben and some of his other bandmates for a bit at the merch table and then Corey and I drove home and ended up staying up until 3 in the morning. Maybe I’m not so old and lame after all.
Here’s a little anti-autotune rant playing out on masking tape at behind the sound booth.