March 16th, 2018

It’s already Friday again!

See? Daylight savings! It works!!


It is video time. Let’s go!

A New View of the Moon

“We took a telescope around the streets of Los Angeles to give passersby an up-close look at a familiar object: a new view of the moon.”

These reactions are everything.

2 .sorB oiraM repuS

“[Xkeeper] We found the music frequency table

[Xkeeper] Let’s see what happens when we reverse its order

[Raspberry] … oh dear.”

Extremely nerdy, and weird-sounding.

saudis changing tyres while driving

[self explanatory…?!]

DO NOT Try this at home. Or anywhere. Yikes.

Only Slightly Exaggerated | Travel Oregon

“Based on actual events. More or less.”

Oregon tourism video in the style of Miyazaki.

This is making the rounds but I liked it

Bonus Video!

Monty Python and the Holy Grail as a serious action drama

[self explanatory]

Well done, despite the choice of voice-over actor.

And that’s it. Friday: all video’d up.

Have a great final-winter weekend everybody!


March 9th, 2018

Welcome to Friday Videos!

We made it to another Friday you guys!

Here we go…

I Heard it Round and Round the Grapevine

1984 Ratt song + essential Marvin Gaye song = … a surprisingly good mashup!

Steve Smith: Facelift

His other short videos are similarly bizarre. []

81 Year Old Commodore Amiga Artist – Samia Halaby

“Samia Halaby is a world renowned painter who purchased a Commodore Amiga 1000 in 1985 at the tender age of 50 years old. She taught herself the BASIC and C programming languages to create “kinetic paintings” with the Amiga and has been using the Amiga ever since.”

I love this story. Her art feels very modern despite using such an old processor to create it. Just lovely.

PAL-V Flying Car – Maiden Flight

This video is from 2012. But it’s still under development.

See also: Hang-E manned flight tests.

Rube Goldberg Trick Shot Machine | Harlem Globetrotters

“We teamed up with students from Georgia Tech’s colleges of Industrial Design and Music to bring this trick shot machine to life.”

So that’s that! Friday Videos. Sorted.

See you next week everybody.


March 2nd, 2018

Happy Friday!

It’s already March. Crazy! And where I am, it snowed. So… yay?

Here we go!

How Criterion Collection Brings Movies Back From the Dead

[self explanatory]

Vintage film distributor “Kino” used to have a great 10 minute video of how they restored classics like Metroplis and Nosferatu but they aren’t freely available online.

The process is laborious and painstaking, but the results are so good.

ChickenWatch: Is Tokyo Fried Chicken The Best In The World?

This is an episode of Buzzfeed’s new food series “ChickenWatch” and it is… uh… a little weird.

It’s funny, and it reminds me of Tim and Eric a little bit. There are several episodes. Choose wisely. 🙂


“From an artistic point of view, the flowers are represented in the 4 seasons.”

Super Mario Bros. Ragtime Piano Medley – Scott Bradlee

Not purely ragtime, but super entertaining anyway. He covers a few levels. Really well played.

If HAL9000 was’s Alexa

[sort of self explanatory]

Suggested by James H.

Well that’s the end of that!

Thanks for following the Friday Videos. See you next week!


February 23rd, 2018

Happy Friday!

It’s the last one in February. That was fast!

Heeeeere we go.

Tyler Warren – Rush’s Permanent Waves (full album performance)

Now right off the bat I know I’ve lost some people here, but this performance – these performances – are just amazing.

Tyler Warren – One guy! – recreates the entire 1979 Rush album “Permanent Waves” during his “off days” from touring with The Queen Extravanganza and Adam Lambert.

To perform just the drum parts on their own would be impressive, and Warren tours as a drummer. However here he performs everything. It’s ridiculous. There are no credits concerning recording or mixing but the whole thing sounds virtually identical to the original.

This blew my mind. Great, great work.

How do birds learn to sing?

I never really thought about it but this is a pretty interesting video. It’s also making the rounds.

Sent along by Erin C.


YouTuber “Nukazooka” (using a crap-ton of CGI) recreates some of the effects we see in videogames like Goat Simulator.

It’s a little nuts. Funny!

a-ha – Take On Me (Dance Video) @Ghetto.Spider

Making the rounds and… wow I understand why. 🙂

Bonus Video!

Back to the Carpet

Created by YouTuber “swedemason“.


That’s all the Friday Videos merriment I have for you this week. Have a great Friday and a fantastic weekend.

See you next week.


February 16th, 2018

Happy Friday!

What a week. I only have four videos for you. Four is a lot though!

31 Tricks for a 31 Year Old

Shot by Thom Wall, who performs with Cirque du Soleil.

Pretty amazing.

How Overnight Shipping Works

The huge, unimaginable logistics of getting your package from A to B overnight.

I find this stuff fascinating.

Tractor Hacking: The Farmers Breaking Big Tech’s Repair Monopoly

“When it comes to repair, farmers have always been self reliant. But the modernization of tractors and other farm equipment over the past few decades has left most farmers in the dust thanks to diagnostic software that large manufacturers hold a monopoly over. ”

This is such a ridiculous, aggravating situation.

But good on the hacker farmers for figuring it out themselves.

PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games – Robot Skiing!

“Robots ski down hill in the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games showing off some of the latest in downhill skill robotic technology.”

Which… still needs some work. An oddly entertaining video.

These have been your Friday Videos.

Have a great Friday everybody. Stay safe.


February 9th, 2018

Happy Friday!

What a week… I am ready for the weekend. I hope you are too.

Video time!

Photographing the Real Life of Bees

“National Geographic asked photographer Anand Varma to work on a story about honey bees. What he came up with is a work of art.”

The Pinball Doctors: The Last Arcade Technicians in NYC

“Pinball was once an American obsession. Now, the arcade classic is making a comeback, but the repair technicians skilled enough to repair these complex machines are limited.”

This kind of work gives me a pain my stomach a little bit. It’s a dying industry but there are a tiny handful of people who still know this stuff. Interesting, and a bit obsessive.

Worlds Largest Lego Wooden Roller Coaster – Passenger view – 4 rounds

Which I guess begs the question: what was the largest Lego wooden roller coaster before this one? Crazy

More info here.

Human Fountains

[self explanatory]

With no further information.

Bonus Video!

Vandal caught on camera (with play-by-play)

“On Wednesday, January 31, 2018, KIRO Radio captured surveillance footage of a vandal trying to break in to one of our employee’s vehicles in our parking lot. While the suspect is still at large, we took the liberty to have John Curley give his play-by-play of the incident.”

This is great. Also: ouch. Making the rounds already. Fantastic.

And there we go! Friday! Videos!

Friday Videos!

See you all in a week.


February 2nd, 2018

Look at that: Friday! And a whole new month!

Same price!

Here are some videos.

George Clinton & The P-Funk All Stars: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

This may be the most joyous 13 minutes of your day.

DJ Cummerbund – Jereloose

Pearl Jam’s “Jeremy” crazily mashed up with Kenny Loggins’ “Footloose” = insane.

But I like it! Some great editing here too.

Giant Cotton Candy Flower

“It took 10 minutes to make this massive, massive, massive cotton candy flower….

“Price: 50 RMB – 8 USD

“Filmed in Chongqing, China”

Ccccrrazy! Also: ow, my teeth.

Timelapse of Death Star Construction

“This is a personal project that I worked on with my brother. I enjoyed watching a little bit of Death Star assembly in Rogue One, but I wanted to see more.”

I love this era. Someone, at home, in their spare time, can create something like this. Amazing.

Bonus Video!

World’s first talking killer whale

Technically: the first “English speaking” Killer whale. But still!

Making the rounds. Amazing.

Happy Friday everybody! See you in a week.


January 26th, 2018

Welcome to the final Friday in January 2018.

That was fast! Phew.

And now: Videos!

Cautionary Tales

“A bizarre incident as a young boy left Aaron with an unusual facial disfigurement that has plagued him all his life. Isolated and vulnerable, Aaron seeks comfort in the friendship and understanding of an unexpected group of outcasts”

A beautiful little short film from a production company called “Us“.

Quentin Tarantino’s Star Trek

“Set your phasers to “thrill” with this Nerdist Presents parody that explores classic Star Trek in the style of the pulpy B-movies that influence Quentin Tarantino.”

Fun fact: Tarantino apparently is actually working on a new Trek film!

Le Pas-de-Calais : Version Originale

“We were in charge of this video project that was ordered from the Pas-de-Calais department in the aim of promoting its territory. Waiting for an original and creative idea, we opted in favour of a dynamic video realised in timelapse and hyperlapse only. ”

A cleverly shot hyperlapse. Gorgeously produced.

Created by Hors Format whose other videos are also worth a look.

Theo Katzman – Plain Jane Heroin

Mr. Katzman is an artist I really enjoy, and this performance is excellent.

Bonus Video!

Animated Sheet Music: “Confirmation” by Charlie Parker

“Once again Youtube’s basic compression can’t handle Bird’s 16th notes.”

This is kinda neat!

Also I love Charlie Parker.

Sent in by James L.

There we go. Friday Videos!

I hope your Friday, and your weekend, is fantastic.

See you again next week.


January 19th, 2018

Happy Friday!

It’s time for some videos!

Bruce Lee Lightsabers Scene Recreation

“So I saw an image of Bruce Lee with Lightsabers and decided to create a scene recreation of Fist of Fury (1972) with Lightsabers.”

Expertly edited by youtuber Patrick Nan

Making the rounds, and deservedly so.

Elise Trouw: Foo Fighters Meets 70’s Bobby Caldwell

You may have already heard of this artist. I had not. She is pretty interesting. Live looping of parts that she plays on keys, guitar, bass, drums. She’s pretty talented. And her musical choices are interesting.

Really well done. She has numerous videos with a lot of views but this one struck me.


“In the not too distant future, food shortages during a pandemic force recently widowed George to stray far from home to survive. A simple purchase of rations derails when George stumbles upon a Shopkeeper’s secret, placing them both in mortal jeopardy.”

This is a shockingly believable currently fictional short film.

Sent in by Tessa H.

How to Figure Out the Day of the Week For Any Date Ever

“You might think that computers are the only things that run algorithms, but you’re wrong. Here’s a neat mental trick for calculating the day of the week for any day ever, developed by famous mathematician John H. Conway”

Math! For the win!

Bonus Video!

A tiny robot that prints notifications from phone

“This is one of my Arduino projects. A tiny telegraph that can write any text messages that look like a telegrammes. This project made of oak plywood.”

I love this stuff. 🙂

Have a lovely weekend everybody.


January 12th, 2018

Ahhhh Friday…

Who’s ready for some videos?

Yeah you are! Here we go.

A Band Of Thieves

“The story of a young, western-obsessed girl hell-bent on turning her quiet Texas suburb into the lawless playground of her imagination.”

And by “young” they mean… like… 8.

This is terrific.

PAINTBACK by Legacy BLN – Graffiti Culture & Art Tools

“Answering messages of hate with love & art.

“A couple of artists turned swastikas into beautiful streetart.”

This is in Berlin, and apparently swastika graffiti is so common that this is now a thing that citizens have taken upon themselves to counteract.

More info here

Marlon Brando Interview with Connie Chung, Sept. 1989, Complete

From “Saturday Night with Connie Chung” on October 7, 1989

Actually a pretty fascinating, coherent interview from this volatile iconic actor.

MPC Blade Runner 2049 VFX breakdown

“Replicating Rachael for Blade Runner 2049 was both a huge honour for our artists as well as an exciting technical and creative challenge.”

If you haven’t seen this movie yet, I do recommend it. This is some herculean VFX work.

Bonus Video!

Marbles, Magnets, and Music (Synchronized)

“I’ve taken the piece “Waltz of the Flowers” by Tchaikovsky, and synchronized it to a chain reaction marble run by hand.”

…which must have taken days, and days, and days…

And there we go. Videos! All done. See? We can do it!

I’ll catch you guys next week.