July 10th, 2020

Hooray for Friday!

I for one am super glad it is Friday. This week was crazy busy. (And just: crazy.)

I hope you are well.

Ready for videos? Yeah you are!!

Uçan koltuk – Flying Couch Potato – Paragliding – Ölüdeniz/Turkey

“I am a professional tandem paraglider in Turkish Riviera; Ölüdeniz in Turkey. You can find me there in summer months to fly with me. In winter months, I fly in Pamukkale region in Turkey.”

This is Hasan Kaval who decided to rig up a sofa, a tv (playing Tom and Jerry cartoons,) and a small table lamp to a huge paraglider.

This is the most bonkers video I have seen in a while. Super entertaining.

Building the Perfect Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder

I am late to the party on this one. This is Mark Rober, who previously built a couple of versions of a Porch Pirate Glitter Bomb.

Here he basically tried to build something that would prevent squirrels from eating bird seed, but ultimately created a reward system for the squirrels.

Highly entertaining.

Choose Your Own Adventure | The World’s Largest Model Railway

And by “Largest” they really do mean “THE Largest”. It has a functioning airport. It has boats. It has a huge control room. Insane.

At the end of the video you can “choose your own adventure” to see more detailed videos about how the whole thing works.

Tocatta

“The film was conceived loosely as a live action musical animation, reminiscent of the system used in music animation software such as Stephen Malinowski’s Music Animation Machine.”

Beautifully shot destruction of tableware set to Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D Minor for Organ.

Therrrrre we go. Videos. Friday. Friday Videos!

Enjoy your weekend everybody. Stay super safe!

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July 3rd, 2020

Heppy Friday!

Welcome to July! It’s July!

And it’s video time! Here we go…

Making GIANT helicopter style FIREWORKS

It should go without saying but DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME! The very first shot the guy sets off a small rotator INDOORS! Yikes.

But I find this stuff fascinating though. Happy fireworks weekend!

See also: “How To Make Senko Hanabi Fireworks“.

Longboarding Meets FPV Drones – Norway (4K)

Beautifully shot. This must have taken a lot of rehearsal. So good.

The Swish Machine: 70 Step Basketball Trickshot (Rube Goldberg Machine)

“This outdoor Rube Goldberg Machine goes around my entire yard, and swishes a basketball shot after 70 steps. This video was filmed in one take, meaning there are absolutely no hidden cuts or edits. The machine took a month to build and another month to successfully work, so please share this with anyone who needs some entertainment during these strange times!”

I mean when you’ve got the time, yes please. 🙂

So good!

Walkman in the Park: Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the portable music player

“Sony Corp. marked the 40th anniversary of the Walkman on July 1, 2019, with an exhibition in Tokyo’s bustling Ginza district.”

An odd little exhibition, but cool. Also: look at the crazy design evolution that device went through!

Sent in by Miko T.

And there we go. Frrrrrriiiiday!

I hope you’re all well. We made it to July everybody!!! Go go go!!!

See you next week. Stay safe.

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June 26th, 2020

Friday yeeeeaaaaahhhhhh!

Friday!

And now it’s video time. Let’s go!

SAND DRAWING ROBOT (new version)

This is a full build video of what I consider to be an amazing little device that strategically “draws” on a beach.

What a great idea!

Sent along by Kevin B.

How does an Escalator work?

“Summary: I’ve animated the inside to give you a detailed look at the steps, step chain, gears, handrail, and the motor. My favorite part is how the steps always stay level when they’re on top.”

Carefully presented by YouTuber Jared Owen.

I know it’s basic but I liked it.

E.A.R.L.’s Journey to 900 – Episode 1

“Join us as we embark on E.A.R.L.’s Journey to 900, a new weekly series that follows E.A.R.L.’s attempt to become the first robot to roll a 900 series.”

THese guys trained a factory robot to bowl.

You may not need to watch the whole series, but the work here is fascinating.

KISS

This is all one guy. Kind of hilarious.

And there we go!

I hope your weekend is warm and happy!

Stay safe everybody. See you next Friday!

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June 19th, 2020

Happy Friday!

This week I unfortunately only grabbed three videos, and today is a vacation day for me.

Let’s go!

concatenation 2 OLYMPIC GAME

Linking together all of the different movements a human body goes through in numerous, numerous Olympic events.

This is infinitely re-watchable. So well done.

Making the rounds, and rightly so

2020 – Official Movie Trailer HD

“The year where it all ends. Watch now, on the nearest planet”

Gallows humor.

Well done though!

Do not use popcorn button.

Bizarre instructions from a package of Act II microwave popcorn.

Clearly influenced by David Lynch. No joke at all. Brilliant.

Sent in by many subscribers. Thank you.

Stay safe everybody. Hang in there.

See you next Friday!

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June 12th, 2020

Friday!

We did it! We made it! It’s heeeeere!

And it’s video time. Ready? Okay!

We’ll Meet Again

“This piece was devised, rehearsed, choreographed and filmed entirely by the residents of one small street.”

In the town of Chester, in the UK.

Ink Mapping: Video Mapping Projection on Tattoos, by Oskar & Gaspar

“No post production was used.”

This was a live event from Lisbon, Portugal in 2015.

I note that the models do need to remain motionless.

For comparison there’s this example from 2017 which allows for some motion, and is specific to faces.

Unboxing The World’s Cheapest New Car Reveals It’s So Much Better Than You Think

This is Jason Torchinsky from Jalopnik unboxing and showing the features of this real car you can buy and have shipped to you from Alibaba. It’s the $1,200 Changli Nemeca. It’s an electric car.

Sent along by Matt R.

Perfect One-Pot, Six-Pan, 10-Wok, 25-Baking Sheet Dinner

“Best part about this simple recipe: The potatoes, pasta, broccoli, dried chiles, beef, parsnips, beets, and all 12 sauces can cook at the same time. “

Relaaaax it’s from The Onion.

And that’s that.

I hope you’re all well. Already June. Can’t believe it.

See you in seven days. Stay safe!!

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June 5th, 2020

Welcome back Friday folks!

Sadly, I only have three videos for you. This week was a lot.

I hope you’re all safe and sound.

Here we go!

ARMCHAIR

Deceptive video title.

This unnamed Russian YouTuber shows you how to create, from scratch, your own version of a coveted Eames Armchair.

Kenya Believe It? African Art Collector’s $10 Million Secret Hoard

“Eric Edwards from Bedford-Stuyvesant – a neighbourhood made famous by rappers Jay Z and Biggie Smalls – has collected more than 1,600 artefacts over the last 44 years.”

The Eric Edwards Collection is (or rather: was) available for viewing at the The Cultural Museum of African Art in NYC.

Large ‘Pull String’ Spinner

Tom Stanton figures out how to supercharge an old 70’s spinner flying toy with stupendous results.

Thanks for playing along at home.

Have a great weekend, and chin up.

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May 29th, 2020

Well well well, if it isn’t Friday.

You got some nerve, buddy… [tense movie music]

[Ahem!]

Welcome to the Friday Videos!

Let’s go.

Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime Ref. 5175

“The Grandmaster Chime Ref. 5175 crowned Patek Philippe’s 175th anniversary in 2014.With 20 complications, a movement composed of 1366 parts, six patented innovations, and a double-face case…”

This video chronicles, briefly, the disassembly, cleaning, and reassembly of this $2.6 million USD timepiece.

This process is so intricate. It blows my mind that these were always built to go through this several times in the piece’s lifetime. Just a miracle.

Your Dad Teaches Loading the Dishwasher | Parody Trailer | MasterClass

“MasterClass’ newest offering. Written & directed by Kathleen Cameron”

Don’t get me wrong: Masterclass is pretty great. But this is also pretty great. He reminds me a little bit of James Lipton.

Lego Tapas Factory

“It is party time with Lego! Today Lego machine will serve you tapas.

“Just seat and relax, tapas will be prepared for you and delivered with The Brick Wall Beer. Enjoy it! “

Seat and relax indeed!

Just a fun little short. Nicely done.

Food History: Chocolate

“Chocolate’s history starts with human sacrifice, and ends with Hershey-themed roller coasters. So, needless to say, it’s an interesting one.”

From Mental Floss. I found this super interesting!

Soooo there we are. Videos. All done.

Happy Friday! And have a great weekend.

See you in a week.

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May 22nd, 2020

Wellllllcome!! [thunder / lightning]

I’m a little late posting. Got very busy this week. My apologies.

And it’s video time!!

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Public Media Art #1 “WAVE” Full ver.

“Our first case of IP licensing, ‘WAVE’ with anamorphic illusion has been successfully revealed on a magnificent DOOH of COEX K-POP SQUARE, the largest & high-definition outdoor advertising screen in S.Korea at 80.1m (w) x 20.1M (h).”

This is astonishing. So beautiful. If I passed by it I would cancel whatever I was on the way to do.

So good.

Suggested by Juan B.

Grandma Plays Call of Duty: Modern Warfare “Clean House”

This is 90-year-old Hamako Mori, and according to Guinness she’s the world’s oldest gaming YouTuber.

She has gained a huge, huge following and she’s badass.

The Seed of Juna

“Juna is born after being killed by a ruling sect on Earth. As she comes to accept her new disposition in an unknown and frightening place, she will try to find her executioner.”

Really well done. This is the pilot episode.

And that’s what we’ve got today!

I hope your Friday is good, and warm, and clear, and calm.

Stay safe. We’ll be back next week.

See you then.

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May 15th, 2020

Happy Friday!

It’s heeeere!

And where I live it’s something called a “long weekend”. I need to research that a bit more.

Prince and the Revolution: Live, March 30th, 1985

This is a promotional charity video release. Recorded at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York. You can buy custom Prince face masks, and the Prince estate will donate “to communities in need.”

This is Prince at the absolute peak of his abilities. Just an incredible live performance.

1000 Mentos | Cool DIY Cardboard Toys

To be far clearer: This video shows the construction and operation of a cardboard machine gun that shoots Mentos.

It’s bonkers.

OK Go – All Together Now

“With Los Angeles sheltering in place to battle the spread of COVID-19, OK Go wrote and recorded a song together alone in their homes.”

Yeah they did.

I love this group. Despite the purely novelty video library they have created, their songwriting is frikkin’ fantastic.

This is wonderful.

Suggested by Tina R.E.

David Lynch Weather Report

He posts one every day now.

He used to do this years ago but then stopped. Now – I guess due to covid-19 – he’s doing them again.

Notably missing a haunting / disturbing droning tone in the background.

And there we go! Allllll Friday Video’d up.

Keep staying safe everybody. Have a great (“long”?) weekend.

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May 8th, 2020

Fridayyyyyyy!!!!

At last. I mean if days of the week mean anything to you. I hope they do. This is weird.

And lookit! Some videos! Let’s goooooo…

“KISS FROM A ROSE” BY SEALS

[self explanatory]

Hooooly cow this made me laugh.

Suggested by Lana G.

BOSS BITCH FIGHT CHALLENGE – Zoe Bell

Quentin Tarantino’s go-to stuntwoman crowd-shot and edited a magnificent fight sequence during covid-19 lockdown.

A cast of dozens particpated.

Delightful.

Making the rounds and I am late to the party.

We Tried To Make A 350-Year-Old Ice Cream Recipe

Bottom line: suuuuper strong flavouring, but it works.

Year 536 Was the Worst Year to Be Alive – What Happened?

Months long fog, famine, a plague — 536 was rough!

Suggested by Tara P.

You have now been Friday Video’d! Use this power wisely.

I mean they didn’t have murder hornets, so…

See you next week. Stay safe!

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