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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 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


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:



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


August 3, 2012

Friday Five 8/3/12

We are all related

Not only would we not be here without a little incest… ok a LOT of incest, but we all share atoms in our bodies at this very moment with Shakespeare and Buddha.

The V Motion Project

The V Motion Project from Assembly on Vimeo.

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!

Turntables that make art

Drawing Apparatus from Robert Howsare on Vimeo.

I want enough weird equipment laying around that I can make projects like this. Fun!

Flame Thrower Vs. Wasps

The action starts around the 1:00 mark. OMG!

Photo of the week:

Row of red chairs at a yard sale


July 27, 2012

Friday Five 7/27/12

The Secret City of London

Who knew? Not I! Thanks internet.

Dollar Store Magician showdown

Two teams of magicians have an hour to produce a series of tricks using props from the dollar store. It’s interesting to watch how they come up with their tricks.

Dukes of Hazzard Barnbuster playset

I had this as a kid and LOVED it. Maybe I’ll find one of these at a flea market or yard sale someday and reclaim my childhood.

Daisy Fuentes in slo-motion

The title says it all.

Happy Little Trees Bob Ross Super Cut Remix

This song has been making the rounds. It’s nice to see PBS doing some nice promotional work these days. Way to “get” the internet guys!

photo of the week:

Dig this dusty Farfisa


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


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

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