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March 22, 2013

Friday Five 3/22/13

Luke’s Change

A well done parody of the 9-11 conspiracy video Loose Change, claiming that the destruction of the original Death Star was an inside job. I’d believe it!

All the alternate endings to the Animaniacs theme

Jonah has discovered the Animaniacs. I never watched it regularly but Corey was a big fan. Here are the variant from the theme song.

Totaka’s Song

A video explaining a secret Easter Egg tune hidden in a bunch of Nintendo games. Have you ever heard it?

Soulja Boy’s got the Munchies

Soulja Boy has got the munchies and he’s not afraid to show you how he’s gonna deal with it. I like that he’s bought one of everything from the local 7-11, including some Snackwells!

Electric Fence Experiment ends as expected

The title says it all…

Photo of the Week:

TV in the wild…


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


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


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!


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.


March 9, 2012

Friday Five: 3/9/12


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.


September 23, 2011

Friday Five: 9/23/11

Hello and welcome back to the Friday Five! You’d think I’d have a bunch of stuff stock piled, but I only got reconnected to the internet last week and now that I’m working from home, I spend a lot less time dicking around on the internet. I’ll settle into a new groove though. In the mean time, here’s 4 videos to keep you entertained.

Tape Generations

Tape Generations from johan rijpma on Vimeo.

Lots of rolls of tape in this one. Nice in-camera trick and execution of concept.

Pink Floyd’s the Wall by Mariachi

Off-genre covers has become a running theme it seems.

What it’s like to fly over the earth

Put this on full screen and pretend you’re silver surfer.

Mad tea serving skills

Full respect for someone who is awesome at his job!

Animated alphabet

The Alphabet 2 from n9ve on Vimeo.

D is for demolition


July 29, 2011

Friday Five 7/29/11

2-D photography Rube Goldberg Machine

Amazing Police Motorcycle skills

Credit where credit is due!

The Barfing Cup!

With hilarious sound effects.

Carol Burnett and friends Bloopers and Bust ups

I grew up watching this show.

Flash Gordon Cartoon Intro

We’ve been watching the ’67 Spider-man cartoons on Netflix recently and it reminded me of watching the Flash Gordon cartoon with my dad as a kid. I think it came on super early and the weird creatures scared me (I can’t have been more than 5 or 6 when it originally aired), but I still remember being really into it.


July 8, 2011

Friday Five: 7/8/11

Seagull steals video camera

Did this guy have his camera stuffed inside a churro?

Beautiful solstice lantern festival

just watch.

Fluttershy sings Pinkie Pie’s song: Reggie Watts’ “Fuck Shit Stack.”

Fuckshit is magic!

Two Ugly Dogs on Swings

Enough said.

Bite the Bag!

Forget planking, there’s a new game in town sweeping America! Bite the bag! Pick up the bag with your teeth while standing on one foot. You get three tries. If you fall; you’re out! Wheeeee!


June 17, 2011

Friday Five: 6/17/11

Bio Station Alpha – Mars

700′ long structure? Natural formation? Computer glitch? All theories welcome!

Instant motion sickness… a skate video

Extremities from Eli Stonberg on Vimeo.

Strap a camera to your head, your board, both arms and both legs and get skating. I particularly like the under the board cam during the kick flips.
Music – Blackbird Blackbird “Pure” //
Skateboarding – Aryeh Kraus
Director: Eli Stonberg //

Insane free climbing
This gave me instant sweaty hands, but I draw inspiration from the fact that this guy can just turn off his brain and do what he wants without fear.

Sidewalk Illusion


Instant horror soundtrack. My friend Stevo brought one of these over one day and it was super cool!

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