Nov. 28th, 2014

Friiiiiidayyyyyeeeee!!!

And also: time for some videos!! Bonus…

Here goes!

» Munchkin the Teddy Bear gets her exercise

Munchkin the Teddy Bear gets her exercise
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This is perhaps infinitely re-watchable…
Sent in by many, many subscribers. Thank you.

» Archery Trick Shots | Dude Perfect

Archery Trick Shots | Dude Perfect
“It’s Bow and Arrow Time!!!”
Yikes I’ll sure say it is. Some insane shots here.

» 90s Computer Hacking Supercut: A Whole New World

90s Computer Hacking Supercut: A Whole New World
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All those fake 3D user interfaces…

» Baby Got Back: Sir Mix-A-Lot with the Seattle Symphony

Baby Got Back: Sir Mix-A-Lot with the Seattle Symphony
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… and dope!
Look at their faces. This group is having so much fun playing this track. Fantastic.

Bonus Video:

» Lyrebird: The Best Songbird Ever!

Lyrebird: The Best Songbird Ever!
Among it’s extremely accurate calls: a laser gun! (No joke.)
I’ve shown this to friends of mine for weeks and they said it should be here, so here it is. 🙂

Have a great Friday and a fantastic (possibly long) weekend.

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Nov. 21st, 2014

Hooray for Friday!

Who’s with me?

Let’s check the videos…

» Buffalo Lake Effect

Buffalo Lake Effect
“A time-lapse view of Lake Erie during the lake-effect snow storm of November 18, 2014. This was taken from my office window in the Guaranty Building where I work as an intellectual property attorney at Hodgson Russ”
This made the rounds but it’s maybe the very best example of how “lake effect” snow is formed. Beautiful. Scary.

» Lenny Kravitz – Fly Away (lyrics)

Lenny Kravitz - Fly Away (lyrics)
This is a satirical “lyric video” that was actually edited together by the very talented (and funny) Neil Cicierega.
I lol’d.

» NY77 The Coolest Year In Hell

NY77 The Coolest Year In Hell
A documentary about the burgeouning punk rock scene in the late 70s in NYC. Some great stuff in here.

» (2/4) Synthesis: A machine that uses gears, springs and levers to add sines and cosines

(2/4) Synthesis: A machine that uses gears, springs and levers to add sines and cosines
“This series on Albert Michelson’s Harmonic Analyzer celebrates a nineteenth century mechanical computer that performed Fourier analysis by using gears, springs and levers to calculate with sines and cosines – an astonishing feat in an age before electronic computers.”
For those of you who want an extended look at this device, there is acomplete playlist of several videos that describe several mathematical functions this machine can do. I find it fascinating.

Bonus Video:

» A squirrel nabbed my GoPro and carried it up a tree (and then dropped it)

A squirrel nabbed my GoPro and carried it up a tree (and then dropped it)
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I love any indepth interaction between animals and GoPro cameras.
And just wait until those cameras get smaller (but retain resolution.)

Have a great weekend everybody.

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Nov. 14th, 2014

Friiiidayyyyyeeeee! [echo…]

Welcome!

And now: videos!

» Shake It Off – 1989 Aerobic Workout Edition

Shake It Off - 1989 Aerobic Workout Edition
“This Video Proves Cheesy ’80s Dancercise Goes Perfectly with Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake it Off'”
Hurry! The copyright lawyers keep shutting it down!!

» Math and Movies (Animation at Pixar) – Numberphile

Math and Movies (Animation at Pixar) - Numberphile
“How do 3D animated characters look so smooth? Pixar researcher Tony DeRose explains – with mathematics.”
I find Pixar endlessly fascinating, so forgive me if this is too technical.
Sent in by Traci T.

» Too Many Cooks | Adult Swim

Too Many Cooks | Adult Swim
A fairly long infomercial-length credit sequence from Adult Swim. This has been making some rounds, but I figured I should include it because it’s definitely unlike anything else you’ll see today.
Note: NSFW. But worth it.

» Moment Abroad

Moment Abroad
“These timelapse shots were taken while I was exploring the areas around Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic back in late September. Really enjoyed my time there and it was interesting visiting places that have been around for so long and seen so much history.”
Beautiful…

Bonus Video:

» R2D2 Budgie

R2D2 Budgie
“We taught Bluey the budgie how to do R2-D2 and now he drives us crazy! He has two other budgies in his cage, and I think he’s driving them crazy too!”
Vengeance… But kind of cool too!

Have a great Friday everybody. Enjoy your weekend!

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Nov. 7th, 2014

Well helloooooo Friday!

Video time!

» Tiga I Bugatti

Tiga I Bugatti
One of the odder music videos I’ve ever seen. The lipsynch is way off but it adds to it.
I like!
Suggested by Alison L.

» Interesting Ball

Interesting Ball
“A red ball bounces past a cafe and a couple folks’ houses and then goes to the beach.”
This is making the rounds, and it’s very well done.

» The Viola Maker

The Viola Maker
“My debut short film about a talented Viola maker based here in Manchester. Helen Michetschläger has been a maker of fine violins, violas and cellos for over 30 years and I was lucky enough to film Helen create this beautifully decorated instrument over a period of a couple of months.”
Wow! Very impressive work here.

» SIGNAL STRENGTH

SIGNAL STRENGTH
“We searched NYC for a variety of subway musicians to unite for a live experiment. We stationed them at 9 different subway stops with wifi and had them simultaneously connect to composer Ljova. He led them in a performance of “Signal Strength,” an original piece he wrote for them.”
I guess I question how many takes it took to get one synchronized performance, but it’s still pretty cool.
Technology!

Bonus Video:

» What is Literature for?

What is Literature for?
“A short film made for the School of Life, explaining why on earth we read books and what they could do for us. It was animated by myself [Marcus Armitage] and Ignatz Johnson Higham.”
Well said.

Have a great evening everybody.

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