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February 15, 2013

Friday Five 2/15/13

Meteor over Russia

Looks like some pieces and parts from that “near miss” are getting a little close. Eeesh!

10 more bets you can’t lose

That is unless you count getting punched in the face losing. :(

Projecting video on a snow storm

Amazing and beautiful (despite the fact that it’s video from that new pile The Lorax)

A talking piano

Kind of… but it’s pretty close and the voice is sort of spooky. I would use this in a sound project for “alien translation” or “spooky demon voice”

Vending Machine FAIL

These guys thought they had it all figured out… nope!

Photo of the week:

Gasoline Rainbow


August 17, 2012

Friday Five 8/17/12

Horse Taking it to the Limit

A new GTA mod allows you to cause mayhem and destruction as a horse driving a car. The final wreck in the video is hilarious and the song will get stuck in your head.

The evolution of 8-bit art

Another PBS off the book short. These guys have really ramped up their relevance to their core audience. Well done!

More Mitt Band Lip Reading

Tappa Tap it in… it’s a zinger!

Soft Autonomous Indestructible Earthworm Robot!

It’s can’t be stopped!

100 Great Maniacal Movie Laughs


Photo of the week:

Orange Chair.

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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


July 6, 2012

Friday Five 7/6/12

Matchstick Rockets

Project: Match Rockets from Grathio Labs on Vimeo.

Good instructions on how to burn your fingertips repeatedly make rockets out of matchsticks. If i didn’t think that this would inspire my son to burn down our house, I’d make some with him.

Trololo kid

This kid does a hilarious job lip-syncing to the Trololo song.

Dubstep robots get into a dispute

Dubstep Dispute from Fluxel Media on Vimeo.

and why not, the one robot keeps fucking up their order. I’d be all wubwubwub too!

Two drums and a cymbal fall off a cliff

Mythbusters beware… these guys are busting some srs bizness

Cotton candy pro

this guy has got to be making some bank on the boardwalk. Props!

Photo of the week:

This clown costs a dollar more than the Jesus painting at the same thrift store.


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


May 18, 2012

Friday Five 5/18/12

Welcome to Life: the singularity is scarier than we thought

This seems like it will come true sooner than we thing.

Gilbert Gottfried reads 50 shades of Grey

What could be more erotic than listening to the audiobook of 50 Shades of Grey narrated by esteemed voice-actor Gilbert Gottfriend. Unnph.

Honest Movie Trailers: Transformers

Based on a cartoon designed to sell toys… comes a MOVIE designed to sell toys… starring Chevrolet.

The day Toy Story 2 was almost deleted

This is a true horror story with a happy ending. What a stressful day this must have been. RM*.


Marvel characters, including Spider-man, the Hulk, Daredevil, the Fantastic Four, Wolverine, the Silver Surfer and more suffer through a series of bad days.

I ran over this banana peel. I’m lucky to have survived.


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”


April 13, 2012

Friday Five 4/13/12

Breaking china in slow-motion

Slingshots vs. a tea set + slow-motion = yeah!

Awesome marble machines

I wish I had the skills and patience to build these sort of things, but I have big dumb clumsy hands. I’ll study these for when I make my homemade pinball machine though.

All the jumps from Dukes of Hazzard

The title says it all. It’s like every episode was just an excuse to throw this car off a ramp.

The Hubos perform Come Together

Jonah and I were listening to Kraftwerk the other day and he came up to me a day or so later and asked to hear the robots again. So I tried to play him some more Kraftwerk and he got agitated and kept pulling out our copy of Abbey Roads and talking about Come Together (one of his favorites). I couldn’t figure out what he wanted to listen because he kept talking about robots playing the Beatles song. After some extensive questioning, I finally remembered THIS video which we watched like a MONTH ago. That kid has a crazy memory.

4-year-old skateboarder

Speaking of Jonah, this kid is the same age as he is, but damn if he doesn’t kick some ass. He’s better than me anyway. Jonah could probably get this good if he had a ramp in his room, too.

and now… Jonah eating pop-rocks.


January 6, 2012

Friday Five: 1/6/12

Senseless Graffiti Robot

SENSELESS DRAWING BOT from yang02 on Vimeo.

I love machines that make art. We had to build some in college and one guy stuck paint in a disassembled tame measure and blew paint all over the class room.

Siri Argument

This has been making the rounds but it’s a pretty good win for College Humor.



A sweet animation about a paper cube. Well executed!

Mars Dentistry Holiday Commercial

Sure, this is a holiday message, but it’s lateness here at todorrobot sort of fits the bill. Brilliantly “bad” commercial.

araabMUZIK dubstep live

As a drummer, I’m not a big fan of the drum solo. This guy, however, is the sickest drum machine player I’ve ever seen. Shit gets real around the 1:15 mark. :O


December 23, 2011

Friday Five: 12/23/11


Apparently it’s a thing? Sort of the robot dance for your fingers. There’s full body tutting as well. They make it look easy.

Bill Hicks on marijuana’s effect on evolution

I pretty much agree with everything this guy’s saying. I don’t know much about Bill Hicks, but I eager to look up some more. I’ve heard he was a big influence on Louis CK.

TPiR Cliffhanger Theme

My favorite. You know you know it! Yo dee oh dee Oh dee oh dee OH dee oh dee doooh OH dee oh dee doooh OH dee oh dee doooooooh

Old man shufflin’

Some old-timer got over-dubbed. Hilarity ensues. Reminds me of the Six Flags promo of the old man on the bus.

Drunk History Christmas Edition

Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes, Jim Carrey act out Twas the Night Before Christmas read by a very drunk historian.

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