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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:

Fingerboarding

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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

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

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July 20, 2012

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

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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!

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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”

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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!

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March 9, 2012

Friday Five: 3/9/12

Nidhogg

A cool looking indie adventure game with SWORDFIGHTING!

8-bit Adventure Time

Speaking of games I’d really like to play, Someone make this quick!

Facebook CIA tracking

The Onion’s satire comes a little too close to seeming true once again.

Mattress domino record broken

I can think of better things to do with this many people and that many mattresses.

Michio Kaku on Bose-Einstein Cndensates

Dr. Kiki asks Dr. Michio Kaku a question from Justin Gill about Bose-Einstein Condensates.

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February 24, 2012

Friday Five: 2/24/12

The Dark Room

You find yourself in a DARK ROOM! What will you do to try to find your way out? Click and be abused for your poor decision making skills.

Fort Steuben Bridge Demolition

They done blowed up that bridge!

Heather Nedohin, Canadian curler, says “shitballs” on national TV.

Soory!

The voice of Admiral Akbar and Bib Fortuna

A short interview with the uncredited voice actor who voiced “It’s a Trap!” and “Die Wunna Wunga”

Kids perform the Black Knight sketch from Monty Python’s Holy Grail

Pretty good show for kids. I like the flying limbs and floppy swords.

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January 20, 2012

Friday Five 1/20/11

Anti-Ninja Turtle propaganda

Some Canadian anti-fun group shows us all the dangers of today’s toys. Today being the 80s and the toys being TMNT action figures.

In the heart of Trantor – 3D fractal trip

A fractal trip into infinity. I’m not quite smart enough to know exactly what I’m looking at here, but for what I can gather, computing power has gotten good enough to allow you to fly through an infinite fractal. Pretty cool!

Glitches in the Sims

Here’s a collection of glitches in the Matrix… I mean the Sims. I have a lot to say about how the We play the Sims and the Sims can even play the Sims, but who is playing our Sims?

Boob Puppet Theater (sNSFW for side boob)

Someone found a loop-hole to be able to put boobs onto Youtube. Even though it’s a cheap gag, they did a good job with the facial expressions and puppeteering (such as it is).

Paranormal Sounds from the Earth

These certainly sound creepy and it would be neat if they were real, but my money is on viral video campaign for some new disaster movie.

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March 30, 2009

Chi-City man disputes a traffic ticket

Filed under: Budge,DIY/instructions,F-ed up!,interview — Tags: , , , , — Tod @ 5:44 am

The RC cop car cracked me up.

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