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February 22, 2013

Friday Five 2/22/13

Behind the back table tennis shot!

the other guy is totally shocked (though I think the guy who made the point was equally as shocked!)

Troy leaves Abed a message

This is me starting every email exchange. Bleh!

3-D drawing pen!

Just draw your stuff right in the air with superfast cooling plastic ink. WANT!

Coin on a treadmill… for an HOUR!

Watch it!

Pizza in movies

Supercut! mmmmm pizzzzaaaaaa!

Two girls eat a strange Japanese Ice Cream
Embedding was disabled on this video but it’s funny:

Photo of the Week:

Jonah’s monster “Boo!”


February 8, 2013

Friday Five 2/8/13

Deadmau5 playing with a circuit bent Speak N Spell

It’s weird to see him without his helmet on. Also, I really want to learn how to circuit bend things. I’ve got a stock pile of potentially annoying electronics to tamper with. Now to learn to solder.

Joel McHale and Jimmy Fallon play Egg Russian Roulette

This looks like a lot of fun. Who wants to play?

Peter You Suck!

Jason Segel’s classic scene from Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Angry Bird Merch review

CollegeHumor’s Favorite Funny Videos

The Bleep Bloop guys at College humor review a few of the thousands of Angry Bird related merch available on Amazon

Ultra Ever Dry

Amazing hydrophobic spray works like magic!

Photo of the week:



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


June 1, 2012

Friday Five: 6/1/12

Douglas Adams explains the e-reader in a message to his publishers in 1993.

I’ve always thought that a snarkier, more-interactive version of Wikipedia is a pretty good incarnation of the Hitchhikers Guide.

From Love to Bingo

A short film made entirely of Getty stock photos. Well done.

The Sounds of Aronofsky

A supermix of quick cut sound effects from Aronofsky’s movies. I just finished watching Pi the other day. What a great movie.

Bottle cap blues

A part of for Adam Young’s solo Art Show at Common House Gallery entitled: Songs of the Early Riser. Some of these attempts end better than others.

Epic Slinky on a treadmill

I kept putting off watching this but when I finally got around to it I stayed on for the entire thing. The music is perfect and that intrepid, undaunted Slinky just keeps going and going… forever marching to its destiny. You go little Slinky!


May 11, 2012

Friday Five 5/11/12

Jooey Deschanel asks if it’s raining

Jooey Deschanel Siri Ad – watch more funny videos

Zooey’s “brother” is just as insipid and ridiculous as his sister. Look out the window and see if it’s raining. Make your own damned tomato soup!

How to survive a robot uprising

I’m not so concerned about zombies because those are fictitious, but a robot uprising seems like it COULD be a very real concern in the not-so-distant future. Some good tips here.

The Making of Tomorrow Never Knows

This was one of my first favorite Beatles songs. I used to listen to it in headphones while I cut the grass. Funny it was named after one of Ringo’s malapropisms.

The first accurate atomic clock

A film produced by the NPL Film Unit in the 1950s explaining the principles behind the first accurate atomic clock, designed by Louis Essen and built at the National Physical Laboratory in 1955.

I Know That Voice – Trailer

The men and women behind your favorite animated characters tell all in this documentary that had better come out on Netflix. I love seeing the behind the scenes for this sort of stuff. ” This is a must see documentary for anyone that wants to know what goes on behind the scenes in your favorite cartoons, animations, and anything to do with voice acting”


May 4, 2012

Friday Five 5/4/12

10 easy practical jokes

Mostly harmless… but try them at your own risk!

Shuffle – movie trailer

This looks pretty cool. Sort of like a reverse Ground Hog’s Day. This is the trailer for “Shuffle”, a new feature film starring TJ Thyne, written and directed by Kurt Kuenne (“Dear Zachary”, “Validation”).

Abandoned Adler Hotel

Oh total urban exploration boner!!! Learn more about this and other awesome sites here

The cast of Harry Potter tries to speak American

Twilight Blows!

Star Wars retold in 2 minutes…. WITH LEGO

A great and funny retelling of the original trilogy.

Bonus pic! Check out this awesome jacket!


March 30, 2012

Friday Five 3/30/12

Filed under: cool art,DIY/instructions,science,technology — Tags: , , , , — Tod @ 9:55 am

How simple ideas lead to scientific discoveries

Adam Savage gets a little choked up talking about how simple sparks of inspiration have lead to some of the major changed in the way the world looks at things.

Connect ALL THE TOYS!!!

The Free Universal Construction Kit from Adapterz on Vimeo.

I can’t wait until 3D printers are affordable. I want to make all of these things.

Grönlund-Nisunen – Wave of Matter

Grönlund-Nisunen – Wave of Matter 2012 from Tommi Grönlund&Petteri Nisunen on Vimeo.

Ball bearings on a tilting plane. Beautiful.

Aubrey de Grey: Why we age and what we can do about it

Cambridge researcher Aubrey de Grey argues that aging is merely a disease — and a curable one at that. Humans age in seven basic ways, he says, all of which can be averted

There is nothing more fun than this

enough said.


December 9, 2011

Friday Five: 12/9/11

Time-lapse traffic in Vietnam

Traffic in Frenetic HCMC, Vietnam from Rob Whitworth on Vimeo.

Compare this to the time-lapse traffic footage from New York in Koyaanisqatsi and look at how organic and chaotic this is. Beautiful.

Black Friday Prank

Two guys make blind lists for each other and take them to Target to ask the employees for help finding the made up items. Turtle Mix? Mormon Disco Ball?

10 quick science tricks for parties!

You know… if you go to nerd parties…. like I do!

Scratch-built Lego farm equipment

This kid scratch built all the equipment on his farm out of Lego. Not only are they to scale, but this kid now knows how all the machines on his farm work. There’s a lot of talky talking in this video, but skip around to see the models.

NES Controller for etch-a-sketch

Handy for making those pesky diagonals.


June 10, 2010

Ripped and reposted 1000 times.

This is amazing. This guy uploaded a video to Youtube, ripped it from Youtube and then reloaded it 1,000. Like photocopying a photocopy of a photocopy etc etc. The degradation is really cool

1,000 times

The halfway point 50;0

100 times

the original video


June 9, 2010

Diet Coke and Mentos Rocket Car

The guys at Eepybird are at it again. expect to see this on Mythbusters within the year.

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