October 15th, 2021

Hellooooo Friday People!

It is video time. And the weekend is almost here.

Let’s go!

Reimagining a British Icon in collaboration with Wes Anderson

“Step aboard the British Pullman, a Belmond train and an icon of the rails, and discover an exclusive design partnership with legendary film director Wes Anderson.”

Yes! Wes Anderson assisted in custom designing a pullman car for this vintage railway.

Because of COURSE he did!

In my opinion they should make a much longer version of this video. (All of their videos are 1:30 or shorter.)

Can this Cuttlefish Pass an Intelligence Test Designed for Children?

“Witness a hungry, color-changing cuttlefish take part in an oddly adorable, psychological test. Following days of training, the cuttlefish is faced with the decision to strike and devour one of two tempting prey: Will it wait for the live crayfish or immediately strike the shrimp?”

The “Stanford marshmallow experiment“, used against cuttlefish.

A sentence I never thought I would ever type.

history of the entire orchestra, I guess

“Why is orchestra the way it is? Why are some instruments in and some instruments out? Where are the electric guitars, synthesizers, saxophones, accordions?”

Created by UK YouTuber David Bruce Composer.

It’s a pretty good, not super long, dive into the topic.

Well there we go. Friday allll video’d up!

The crane that fell for her keeper

“Chris Crowe, an animal keeper at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, has discovered a new way to grow the population of endangered white-naped cranes”

Birds are so weird!!

Great story though.

I appreciate you guys so much and I hope you’re all doing well.

Next week: more videos!

See you then.

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October 8th, 2021

We made it!

And where I live, it’s a long weekend! Huzzah!

Isn’t it about time for the Friday Videos?

Yeah? Yeah! Let’s go!

James Bond Directed By Alfred Hitchcock

This short video basically discusses how the movie “North By Northwest” was a prototypical film for what eventually became the James Bond franchise.

It’s really well done!

Done by Kieron Rose . Based on 1940 bolland model . 3d print . Haunted house

“This has taken me nearly a year to build, all completely from scratch. Everything inside the room is 3d printed (apart from the ceiling light) and much of the mechanism is 3D printed too.”

More info on the original Facebook posting (it was down this week so I set it as the backup link).

niul58: Cat Vibes

The cat doesn’t seem to mind. Pretty well done! Cat choreography is a thing!

This AI Learned Some Crazy Fighting Moves!

Also known as “Neural Animation Layering for Synthesizing Martial Arts Movements”. (Gezundheit!)

The narration is super dry but the concept is definitely interesting. We already consume a huge percentage of CGI content in our film and TV every day, now it’s the next step in terms of fighting style innovation. It’s early days yet, but I do find this interesting.

And there we go – videos!! Done!!

Have a lovely Friday, and enjoy your (long?) weekend!

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October 1st, 2021

Welcome to Friday!

Welcome to October!

Welcome… to your Friday Videos!

Sadly, I only have three this week. I ran out of time. My apologies.

Let’s go!

Straight Outta Compton – Oktoberfest Edition

From odd mashup artist “There, I Ruined It“, who I’ve featured here previously.

What a series of extremely odd choices!

How the iPhone was invented (and shelved) in 1994

From the fascinating documentary “General Magic“.

Super interesting big brains were working on these concepts a lot longer ago than people may realize.

Super interesting.

Thousand Ball | Amazing DIY Cardboard Craft

A super complicated, seemingly powerful, cardboard ball-cannon. Yikes!

Well there we go! Friday all locked up!

I hope you have a fantastic weekend. Stay safe and stay warm.

And see you next Friday!

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September 24th, 2021

Hello Friday!

Well there goes September!

I hope you are all doing well. It’s Friday!

Video time!!

9/21/21

The return, in epic, epic form, of Demi Adejuyigbe

Making the rounds and absolutely goddamn right.

LEGO Mangle rack mechanisms

“I made a mangle rack mechanism and its applications using LEGO bricks.

“Please watch with subtitles.”

Also: what is a mangle rack?

LSD – Genius ft. Sia, Diplo & Labrinth / Beatbox cover by MB14 (Loopstation)

Created live by YouTuber MB14 100% using his voice, voice effects and a LoopStation box.

He is great!

HORROR Artist vs $2 DISNEY FROZEN Colouring Book

“What Happens When a HORROR Artist Draws in a $2 DISNEY Kids Colouring Book?

Watch this art challenge video to find out!”

YouTuber and artist Jordan Persegati transforms whimsical Disney coloring book images into horrific, dark, disturbing content.

He has a variety of other similar videos. He’s super talented!

Hooray! Friday Videos!!

Thanks for watching along at home.

See you in seven days!

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September 17th, 2021

Here we are at Friday once again!

We did it!

And there are videos to watch! (Sadly only three. This week was slammed. My apologies.)

Here we go!

William Shatner Reviews Impressions of Himself | Vanity Fair

“From Seth MacFarlane and Jason Alexander to John Belushi and Chris Pine on SNL, here are some of the best impressions of William Shatner.”

Pretty great

Discovered by Miss Cellenia.

Building the slinky escalator

I includes instructions and diagrams.

This version is hand-cranked but it would be pretty simple to add a small motor to it as well.

I Build Tiny Cars Out Of Old Fridges | RIDICULOUS RIDES

“Ernie Adams, of Maricopa, Arizona, has been creating his incredible scaled-down replicas of full-size cars since 1965, starting with his version of a 1928 Chevy two-door sedan.”

These are street-legal miniature cars and they’re delightful.

Ta daaaaa!

Friday Videos!

Have an excellent Friday and weekend everybody.

See you next week.

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September 10th, 2021

Aaaaaaah it’s Friday!!

I hope you are all doing as well as possible.

Video time!

Everything is a Remix Part 1 (2021)

An engrossing look at how widespread the act of remixing and repurposing of art and media has become in the world of YouTube and TikTok.

Really well done. Worth every second.

8 Levels of BACH

Shutian Cheng, “a 16-year-old aspiring concert pianist”.

In my years of training at piano I only made it to level 2. 🙂

Bach is incredible, and this pianist is fantastic.

Teletubby Tidal Wave IS COMPLETE – Machine Made From Toy Po’s And LaLa’s

Another bizarre musical creation from Look Mum No Computer.

Guerrilla Public Service 2011

YouTuber “Ankrom” was tired of unclear highway signs on the 100 in California, so he created customizations himself to fix the problem.

This was actually done in 2001 but this is the 10th anniversary release of this project.

The best part: there was a followup in 2018!

Sent in by my good friend Ana.

And there we go! Friday Videos alllll wrapped up!

Have an excellent weekend everybody. See you in a week!

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September 3rd, 2021

Happy Friday!

And where I live, it’s a Long Weekend™!

I hope your Friday is fantastic. It’s video time!

Making CUP NOODLE VENDING MACHINE with Cardboard

This is a complicated, detailed build.

It’s very elegantly constructed, and his soldering skills are absolutely pro.

Maiden Goes To Hollywood (Iron Maiden + Frankie Goes To Hollywood Mashup) by Wax Audio

“Both featured their own epic track based on the poetry of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. And both clocked in at almost exactly 13 minutes and 40 seconds.”

Whaaat?

A mashup whose core is Samuel Taylor Coleridge!

If mashups existed in 1984 this would have gone to number 1.

Well done!

When You’re Done Flying the Goodyear Blimp, You Don’t Just Tie It Down and Go Home

“Goodyear has three iconic airships in the U.S. and a fourth based in Europe. For AirVenture 2021, they had Wingfoot Three stationed at Oshkosh for the entire week, where AVweb’s Paul Bertorelli spent a glorious half day fooling around the airship and interviewing the crew.”

We Popped A Giant Internet Balloon!

This is a fun behind the scenes of Google’s “Project Loon” which provides internet from stratospheric balloons.

A pretty cool idea!

And there we go! Friday, all full of videos.

Happy Friday! And have a great (long?) weekend.

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August 27th, 2021

Well hellooooo Friday!

We made it! That’s another week down. That’s another month down! Well done.

And it’s video time!

Explaining the Pandemic to my Past Self Part 5

“What would happen if I tried to explain what’s happening now to the December 2020 version of myself?”

The newest episode of this from Julie Nolke.

Did you know that she also makes cooking videos for TasteMade? She does!

How To Cut Every Cheese | Method Mastery | Epicurious

“Join Anne Saxelby, founder and co-owner of Saxelby Cheesemongers, for a crash course on how to impress your entourage with any fromage.”

Super specific instructions!

Renault’s Backwards Car

“Renault’s Project 900 is certainly an odd-looking car, but it’s also a car designed to break new ground.”

What a… weird idea! Why would you do that?!?!

Created in 1959 as a concept car. Bizarro-world vehicle idea.

Much more information here.

The Accidental Invention of the Best Snack Food Ever

“In 1853, George Crum was a chef at the Moon’s Lake House in Saratoga Springs, Ny. One day, a customer ordered fried potatoes. “

Huh! I never thought to ever find out when these came about.

And there we go. Another Friday all wrapped up!

Have an excellent weekend everybody, and stay safe out there.

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August 20th, 2021

Friday at last!

Glad to be here. I mean, glad to be anywhere if you know what I mean.

And look! Videos! Let’s gooooo…

p e r m u t a t i o n . c i t y

“An experiment in AI assisted video composition.

“Original footage owned by STORROR® Parkour Team:,

“Algorithmically remixed by permutation.city. Created using custom software written in rust and python.”

Holy cow. It’s a bit jarring to watch (the soundtrack doesn’t help that 🙂 ) But wwwwwow this is definitely “new” video. I wonder what sparked the idea?

This Bee Builds Sandcastles at the Beach | Deep Look

“It might seem peculiar to see bees at the beach. But the bumblebee-mimic digger bee (Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana) makes its home at beaches in Northern California and Oregon. Once they’ve mated, the females spend the spring digging their nests into sandy cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean.”

Jumbo: Marvel, Myth & Mascot

“Jumbo the elephant was one of the most famous animals that ever walked the earth. Born on the African savannah, he went on to become a celebrity on both sides of the Atlantic, first at the London Zoo and then as the star attraction of P.T. Barnum’s circus.”

It’s a sad story but super interesting.

h/t Miss Cellenia.

Contra Returns In Real Life

The most 80s of action arcade games brought to life.

Well there we go. Videos done.

Have an excellent Friday and a fantastic weekend.

See you again next week.

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August 13th, 2021

Helloooooo Friday people!!

We’re here, and it’s Friday (the 13th,) and it’s time for videos!

Let’s go!!

Matches (2021.01.24-2021.08.09)

Study & Stop motion by Tomohiro Okazaki (designer)

Look at that date range. Seven months!

Holy cow these animations are so cleverly executed. I was expecting a fairly short video but he keeps adding more and more tricks to it.

Not a wasted frame in the whole thing. Well done!

Making the rounds, and worth every second.

Vank Walen – “Your Jumpin’ Heart”

Van Halen’s “Jump” overtop of Hank Williams Jr.’s “Your Cheatin’ Heart”.

A ridiculous yet somehow perfect mashup from Bill McClintock.

The Magic of Suits | Brunello Cucinelli

“In the tailor’s workshop, among mannequins, fabrics, threads and buttons, the magic of tailoring comes alive, creating a world poised between dream and reality that is recounted through the imagination of artist Virgilio Villoresi.”

Beautifully conceived.

Walt Disney Imagineering Innovation Showcase | Disney Parks

“Walt Disney Imagineering was selected as one of Fast Company’s 2021 Best Workplaces for Innovators. This honor recognizes companies that successfully foster cultures of innovation and encourage employees to discover, explore and invent.”

This appears to coincide with the launch of their new Disney+ show “Behind The Attraction“.

Well there we go! Friday is alllll video’d up.

Thanks for watching from home everybody. I hope you’re doing as well as you can be.

Stay safe. And I hope your weekend is fantastic.

See you in seven days.

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