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.
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.
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.
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.
Holy cow! The path is so narrow and then throw in steps and gaps and dogs and spectators, cripes! I want this to be a video game.
Journey for the PS3
This looks like the most intriguing game I’ve seen come up for the PS3. There are no monsters to fight, no (initially anyway) objectives to solve, just you and a desert and ancient ruins. So elegant and beautiful. I like seeing game designers put down the first person gun an explore something new.
Skeletor’s Greatest Insults
Skeletor lets loose on his minions and takes them down a peg or six. I’d forgotten how much the Monarch from Venture Brothers is based on Skeletor’s buzzsaw voice and ineptitude.
Awesome Rube Goldberg Machine
Audri is 7. He was inspired to make this video after seeing OK GO’s This Too Shall Pass. This kid is awesome!
Star Wars Uncut
And because I wanted to save it here for posterity, here’s the Star Wars film chopped up into 15 second slices and reshot by random people. So cool!
A detailed explanation of the minutia of our planets rotations and orbits and the limitations of our current calendar. Makes me wonder what time it is on the moon. EDIT: apparently
Story from North America
Awesomely weird animation from Garrett Davis and Kirsten Lepore. Fascinating song too.
As some of the commentors asked: how do you wash it off? and if you coated yourself in it, would you sink to the bottom of the ocean?
My favorite Looney Tune gag
They’s done this a number of times. The original was in one of the war films they don’t show anymore. See also, Coyote v. Roadrunner and Daffy v. Bugs. Each with slight variations of the same premise. It’s always
This song came on during the repeat of SNL playing on New Year’s Eve. I was hemming and hawing about starting the 366 project and got sucked into her singing. At the end she repeats the phrase “what the hell?!” over and over… and that became my clue to go for it. Not sure what the rest of the song is about, but it got me over this particular hump and I hope to adopt a “what the hell” attitude at trying new things for the rest of the year. Here’s to it.